This lineup of wine is very rare and the chance to drink them with Prof will be a bit of a bucket list experience:
The Wines: One Bottle Each:
One Bottle each
Majella Cabernet 2006
Majella cabernet 2013
Majella Cabernet 2014
Majella Shiraz 2006
Majella Shiraz 2013
Majella Shiraz 2014
Majella Coonawarra Shiraz
2013 (JH 94) : "Good colour; a fresh and vibrant bouquet and palate both send the same pure message of delicious red berry fruits, spice and a faint hint of licorice, the savoury tannins providing both context and the necessary structure."
2014 (JH 95) : "Fermentation completed (after pressing) in hogsheads, matured for 18 months in French and American oak. Just when you think the oak may have been overplayed, the fruit comes charging through on the back-palate, finish and aftertaste. It lifts the whole feel of the wine, and is the consequence of sophisticated winemaking from vines planted as far back as '69."
Majella Coonawarra Cabernet
2006 (JH 93) " "Bright deep colour; classic medium-bodied cabernet, at once juicy yet firm, with tannins guiding the long finish; earth yet to appear, but it will." (July 2009)
2013 (JH 95) : "Bright, deep crimson; there is nothing half-hearted about this wine, rather it is a pure evocation of cool grown cabernet, its texture and structure allowing cassis and mulberry fruit, and contrasting touches of black olive, free play, tannin and oak in the backdrop. Seriously attractive."
2014 (JH 95) : "The hue is good, although not particularly deep; conclusion of fermentation in barrel integrates the oak better than can be achieved any other way - viz Grange. This is a lovely fruit-sweet (not sugar-sweet) and juicy cassis-laden cabernet ready for immediate drinking - or cellaring for up to 20 years."