Wine Review: Pokolbin Estate Hunter Valley Reds - Episode 67 Posted by Spitbucket | 20th June 2011 | 3,262 views


In this episode we invite Pokolbin Estate owner, Richard Friend over for a chat with Rob. On offer were two great wines -

1 - Pokolbin Estate Belebula Tempranillo 2007
2- Reserve Shriaz 2007

Have you tried either of these wines before? If you have do let us...

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Rob Ayala | 83 Months ago

I not only enjoyeed Richards wines but have put some hard earned coin towards them! I love the depth of flavour and the passion behind them. Brilliant!

Guy | 83 Months ago

Great review as always Rob & Richard, the wines sound wonderful.
Waiting 3 to 5 years for a wine is still ok, but waiting 10 to 15
is not, for me, being reasonable . LOL LOL

@Guy Understand what you're saying Guy, however we both know that a great Burg wine needs minimum 10 to 15 years to reach their potential, same with Cote Rotie (I am mentioning these two only because I know you love them :).


Elie | 83 Months ago

Elie | 83 Months ago

I trie their Reserve Shirz 2007 a year ago and purchase half a dozen. I still have 5 in the cellar.

This is a wine, as Rob said that you should let it rest in your cellar for at least 10 to 15 years before you even think of drinking it.

The wine is still very tight, and the tannins high, however I reckon with age it will soften up to become a great to an excellent wine. The only issue is having the will power not to touch it for that long.


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