1998 Lengs & Cooter Swinton McLaren Vale - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 01-24-2005

This blend of 85% Cab and 15% Shiraz Is just coming around. Nose of red and black fruits, spices, and leather with a tad of meat. All come across on the finish. Deep ruby. Solid entry, weighty center and close to a 4-lapper finish. Still some healthy tannins that kick in and should be resolved in 3-5. Well-made solid bottling that should improve. 88/89 28 by the box. 13.6% alc. WW

- winoweenie - 04-07-2005

Improving with every bottle. The nose was more assertive, and the fruit more up-front. This mite make the classic rating by case end. No change WW

- winoweenie - 08-28-2008

Well now that I've knocked off the box this last bottle finally has delivered what the early bottles promised. Dad-Burnit! This has developed into a killer bottle of juice. Not only has the nose flowered, but the finish has expanded along with the finish. Take this lil'-darlin up to a solid 91. In the words of the mity Inspecitoorr" Shoulda' buyed more" WW

[This message has been edited by winoweenie (edited 08-29-2008).]