Jeanneret Clare Valley Riesling 2002
12.5% A/V. Stelvin closure.
Another great example of 2002 Clare Riesling.
Medium straw/green. An enticing, youthful bouquet of citrus pith, lime, a little toast and emerging notes of petrol. The palate just sings with crunchy green apple and limey fruit, a touch of residual sugar nicely counterbalanced by lively acidity. Finishes crisp, clean and long. Excellent+. Drink now to 2012.
Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
If this wasn't corked, I reckon from what is still intact this may be an excellent wine. NR.
St. Huberts Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Select 1991
12.5% A/V. Cork closure. Superb level and virtually no seepage up the cork.
A brilliant offering, equivalent to a top Second Growth from a very good year. A beautiful crimson/garnet colour holding right to the edge. Wonderfully pure, savoury nose of superripe currants, blackberries, a subtle leafiness, cedary oak and a hint of licorice and spice box. Top shelf. The palate delivers an identical level of excellence - silky mouthfeel, perfect weight and a fantastic equilibrium difficult to emulate. Copious quantities of succulent fruit (aka the bouquet) mesh, seamlessly, with terrific fresh, bright acids and a gorgeous, melting fine tannin regime to produce a complete package. Finishes with such aplomb, I had to pinch myself and check that this was, in fact, from the Yarra Valley! Outstanding verging on Exceptional. What a wine! Although at the zenith, I can't see similarly kept bottles falling over in a hurry. Wow!
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