Lindemans Pyrus 1996

89 points

Coonawarra, South Australia. 13%

Fresh colour. Has a mixture of young and old characters. Some oddly vanillian French oak. It’s not going to age well further I suspect, it will get further disjointed. But, for now, with food, it is a pleasant drop. Interesting, for a fairly simple Bordeaux blend.

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Greenstone Shiraz 2008

91+ points

Heathcote, Victoria. 13.5%

Very impressive wine. Not over blown like some Heathcote wines, restrained alcohol and extraction.

For me this is quintessential flavour of shiraz. Not baked warm climate and no flowery cool climate distractions. Just pure essence of shiraz.

Moderate concentration. I’m not entirely sure how long to age it. Should drink well for 10 more years.

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