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Penfolds 'Bin 389' Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -309625
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WineScores' Review

Woodsy, complex, brooding.
Made from 54% Cabernet and 46% Shiraz grown in McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Barossa and Wrattonbully and aged in (partially new) larger American oak barrels.
The nose here is woodsy; cedar chips and tealeaf, savoury spices, and dark chocolate, cracked black pepper and dark flowers. It has a serious nearly brooding demeanor; dark fruits, peppery spices, dark chocolate and espresso flavours lead to a fresh finish.
It has complexity, depth and posture but decant if drinking now, or cellar for a few more years.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-01-29 17:21:40.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -646364

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -283580

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -166181

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera Reserve' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

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Quails' Gate Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC, 2010
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639633

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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

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Play Estate Winery Viognier, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Bodega Juan Munoz Lopez 'Que Guapo' Red Blend, Argentina
87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -785154

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Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

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Mt. Boucherie Estate Family Reserve Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Blasted Church 'Nectar of the Gods'. Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -141361

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Tinhorn Creek 'Innovation Series' Whole Cluster Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

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Lakeside Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Calliope Figure 8 Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
88 Points

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Tender Hope Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -22580

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El Cipres by Luis Segundo Correas Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -263236

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Stag's Hollow 'Renaissance' Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -540757

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Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Uco Valley ,Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

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Penfolds 'Bin 28' Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -422782

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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 22.001719
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 22.001711
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Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -119586

Ranking: 22.001682
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -687566

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vina Chela Reserve Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -124040

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Norton 'Barrel Select Malbec', Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -205351

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Decero Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -119578

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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch, Okangan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639625

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The Grinder Pinotage, Western Cape South Africa
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -883991

Ranking: 22.001553
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Bench 1775 Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -483529

Ranking: 22.001515
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Robin Ridge Merlot, Similkameen Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -276014

Ranking: 22.001513
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 22.001511
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Andean Vineyards 'Condor Peak' Sauvigon Blanc, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -874834

Ranking: 22.001494
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Quails' Gate 'The Allison', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158130

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Circus Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -775072

Ranking: 22.001461
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 22.001449
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 22.001445
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Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 22.001429
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Quails' Gate Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639633

Ranking: 22.001406
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Indigenous World 'Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin', Okanagan Valley, BC
87 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -083215

Ranking: 22.001399
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Vina Chela Reserve Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -124404

Ranking: 22.001395
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Circus Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -775072

Ranking: 22.00139
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Nederburg 'The Winemasters' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
89 Points

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Region: South Africa Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -111526

Ranking: 22.00134
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 22.001336
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Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

Ranking: 22.00133
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Circus Rose, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -263903

Ranking: 22.001301
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 22.001291
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Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -593095

Ranking: 22.001279
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Saxenburg Guinea Fowl, Stellenbosch South Africa
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -316992

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -455980

Ranking: 22.001249
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Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 22.001248
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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Ranking: 22.00123
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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch, Okangan Valley BC
87 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639625

Ranking: 22.001228
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Painted Rock Cabernet Franc, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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Ranking: 22.001197
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Escorihuela '1884' Malbec Reservado, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Painted Rock Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Circus Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -775072

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