Wine Code Breaker #389

2008 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia Cellaring a single bottle of wine has its risks and rewards. Tasting it in its optimum drinking window is the spiritual experience that you are aiming for. Keeping it too long and you will be disappointed. Conversely, drinking it too young and you are regretful. And so,Continue reading “Wine Code Breaker #389”

Wine Code Breaker #351

2018 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia The greatest wines are out of the reach of most of us.  They are wines that fill your dreams.  Their costs far exceed your bank balances, or the consequences of an extravagant spend far exceed the perceived benefit to the palate experience.  Then there are wines thatContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #351”

Wine Code Breaker #147

1997 Penfolds RWT Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia One from the archives of 2015…Once the euphoria of your child’s birth passes, there is a dawning realisation that you have absolutely no idea what it is going to take to raise this mini you. Some days you get it right, others can be a complete disaster.Continue reading “Wine Code Breaker #147”