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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Wine Entry : Wynham Estate Bin 888 Cabernet Merlot 1996 (Australia)


Purchased this bottle from Jason at S$35 many years ago. It is a nice wine with a very auspicious number in front as well.
But I’m still impressed with the quality of the wine, though it took a lot of effort to again get the wine as the cork had disintegrated, I have to sieve the wine and in addition to that used a kitchen towel to filter the really tiny pieces of cork. The wine retained a very deep dark reddish-brown colour, almost opaque to the light.

Smell :Mildy cherry aromas, plumy with a hint of sandlewood.

Taste : Smooth though a little flat lacking the fruit. Soft tannins easy to drink.

After-taste : Finish tasting of spice and a little bitterness, but full of warmth.

Description at the back of the label : Wynham Estate was established in 1828 when vines were planted on the banks of the Hunter River in the now famous Hunter Valley. Wynham Estate is recognized as Australia’s oldest operating winery.

Blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine exhibits a complex bouquet of rich cherry and plum fruit with a violet floral background. The full flavours of Cabernet marry with the softer current characters of Merlot with hints of spice and chocolate brought together by fine oak tannins. This fisnish is soft and persistent. The 1996 Bin 888 has excellent cellaring potential with bottle age adding to the wine’s complexity. Cellaring potential 5 to 10 years.



  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    Hey we drank this at Teng Hai's house in 2002 at Mei Yin's farewell!

  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Issit? I thought it was from Wei Hung, he brought a Xanadu...I think that was when ade was being persuaded to be DIL...

  • At 8:14 AM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    You couldnt announce this louder right? Adel will kill u. Period.

  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    The big bad wolf says ur wine looks like a bottle of piss.

  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    My god?! when did piss start looking like wine? One is yellow the other is red..colour blindness?

  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    Big Bad wolf says it happens cos u have urinary tract infection and thats why ur piss is bloody.


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