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The Wines

late 1960s-mid-1990s, some 1920s Grenache from McLaren Vale, aged 50% steel vat, 50%new-11 year plus 225-litre oak casks 10-12 months, 180,00-216,000 b

2007 ()

VERY GOOD VALUE: steady red robe; enclosed, wrapped up nose, a simmer of red fruit, licorice, a tang of plum and raspberry, also some cut grass. The palate is upright and clear –itsr ed fruit is lying low, avoids excess fat, though. It is interesting in its late stages – a red fruit, cranberry fruit here is infused with tannin and then offers a rose flourish at the end. Pure wine. Decant. “I want to emphasize the minerals and soils in this wine, not the fat, glycerol aspect,” Chester Osborn. Very good value at A$19. 14.5°. 2017-18 Oct 2009

2006 ()

herbal, soft garrigue airs, tender aroma of red jam. Cool, loose palate – leaves a nice footprint; shows fine spice, ends freshly, the tannins are fine. Agreeable drinking, demands not made on the drinker. A$18. Oct 2009