Glen Eldon – a Barossa operation I know very little about. nice simple packaging though
Tried the 05 Dry Bore Shiraz which was enjoyable, if a tad simple & oaky, good value at $25, the 04 Cabernet on the other hand was green, disjointed & average. How is it possible to make green Cabernet in the Barossa?!
Cullen 04 Merlot A nice leafy nose, the palate though seemed propped up with fruit sweetness. Needs some Cabernet stat! By day two it was falling apart, with the acid angrily rising up. 16.5
Jim Barry Coverdrive Cabernet 2006 Really needs some time – big fruit with some serious tannins, but some hollowness that I have seen in a few 06 red. Good value @ $20 but needs some quiet time – the 05 is much more balanced, generous and approachable. 17
Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey 1999 I had the 05 of this recently in a lineup and wasn’t a fan – overly rustic and forward. But at an instore with a brace of 99 Louis Latour’s this stuck out like a sore thumb – power, style the lot. There is a real mid palate richness to this that I liked.