Dr Vandermast

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 5 years, 12 months ago

    Nice review. That’s always the way with the taste of home – it’s all to do with anticipation, reality is often a let down.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Bin 389. 2004. Cab Shiraz.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Jamiesons’s Run. 1988. A very old bastard.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Cab Shiraz from Coonwarra. 2002.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Cullen Mangan 2004. Malbech Petit Verdot.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    1998 Penfolds Bin 389. Cab Shiraz. The locus classicus indeed…

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Voyager – Cab Merlot 2005. Bang on.

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    d’Arenberg – 2006 – Sticks & Stones – Tempranilllo, Grenache, Tintacow, Souzo – Weird !!!

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Rosemount traditional 99 cab merlot petit verdot

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Wine of the night. Lindemans Pyrus 98. Cab merlot cab franc

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    D’arenberg Shiraz Grenache it is. 14.5. The boys are fast out of the gate!

  • Dr Vandermast posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    ok, so now we worked out that this wine is corked

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine 10 – Another black bastard. A bit sweet and overcooked. a bit of age. Hot young. too early to tell. Raspberry jam coonawarra stink. Attractive. Young 389 (John). North of 14.5%. Needs to be drunk later. Shiraz cabernet.

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine No.9 – a dirty old bastard. Old cork. Age. It smells. Soft Silky, It’s the smell of memory without the fact of memory. A bit of rubber band and leather, Caramel. Hasn’t got long. Palette’s got 3 minutes left. Just on its last legs. Sticking your nose in an ugg boot of a vestal virgin.If one closed one closed one’s eyes, it could be an old…[Read more]

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine No.8 – Reb capsicum, herbaceous, cabernet shiraz blend, High quality Margaret. Jonno doesn’t like the finish. Lots of Oak. He’s on his own. Stewart likes the tannins. Jonno and Stewart are taking it out the back. Jonno thinks it’s over oaked. Jonno thinks it’s a cab merlot. Bill thinks it’s Margaret River. THis is the most controversial wine…[Read more]

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine 7 – black as night. Shiraz voignier. A V8 commodore. A younger man’s wine. Changing in the glass, quite quickly. Fruits have come up.

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine 6 “that bastard -it’s almost black – the black hole of red wine. pencil shavings. Coonawarra. Locus classicus of aussie red blends. A beautiful but not as complex. 4-6 years. lovely but not spectacular.

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Attractive nose. Bordeaux style blend. Cabernet-driven blend elegant. A bit soapy. Pommegranate green fig, mint, god, smoky, great tannins – like those mint leaf lollies. About 6-8 years. Great structure. Chewy, very sophisticated. moreish. a cracker more margarets than cooners!(Hoppy)

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Number 4 – Bill just had an olive. Black pepper, olive bread, savoury, dense colour and flavours, shiraz blend, which suggests the blend is viognier, but its tight, young ahem etc. Warm area, barossa? Hunter? unlikely… The difference, going back to 3, is stark. 4 is not B, H and S’s bag. Sour, unbalanced – its hard work. It got tipped into the…[Read more]

    • d’Arenberg – 2006 – Sticks & Stones – Tempranilllo, Grenache, Tintacow, Souzo – Weird !!!

  • Dr Vandermast posted an update 6 years ago

    Wine number 3 – a very nice wine, started very similar to No.2, but perhaps less savoury, more fruit released. 2 was more restrained and sophisticated, but the similarities are doubtless. Good structure, suspect cab shiraz, and indications of age. 8-10 years on it. Perhaps a warmer area than 2.

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