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The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Bin 60A Kalimna is a blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) and Barossa Shiraz (44%). Its blackberry, blueberry, tar, lead pencil shavings, licorice, and spice box-scented bouquet is followed by a wine boasting an unctuous texture buttressed by decent acidity as well as fabulous extract and richness. This stunning blend should have a minimum of three decades of aging potential and be a true collector’s item for many years to come. Drink 2006 - 2036; Wine Advocate # 167; Oct 2006 Robert Parker 98 points. 

The Bin 60A is already taking on the colours and texture of a sumptuous tapestry: to try and describe the myriad individual parts is to miss the point. Perfectly structured and balanced, this is a very great wine. James Halliday; Weekend Australian, Saturday 14 May 2005

A superbly balanced and assembled wine of massive power, structure and texture. Its dense aromas of brilliant cassis, violets, sweet vanilla/chocolate oak and dark olives are still closed but tightly focused, backed by undertones of white and black pepper, walnuts and prunes. Dense and deeply packed, its long and assertive palate of deep blackcurrant and plum-like flavour is framed by a firm, drying, powdery astringency, finishing with just a hint of prune and currant. A worthy and perhaps unexpected addition to this historic bloodline.” (Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, 19.4 (97/100) drink 2024-2034+) Jeremy Oliver, OnWine

I have tasted the 2004 and it is - even at such a young age - already exquisitely balanced, with a luscious concentration of black fruits but also a disarming elegance. Max Allen; Australian Magazine, Saturday 28 May 2005

Bin 60A is a combination of silky texture, powerful concentrated fruit and rare power delivered with finesse and balance..."  Ray Jordan; West Australian, Thursday 21 April 2005

This is the long distance runner with no shortage of obvious tannins at the moment, made from vines up to 60 years old in both Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley. Very dark, glossy purple. It's still very dry and chewy with massive palate impact (13.5 per cent alcohol). Very sinewy and muscular. Shades of dry port, but one that definitely does aerobics. A kick boxer of a wine. Jancis Robinson; Monday 18 May 2005

For reasons of extreme youth I never got to taste the original 1962 Bin 60A at such an early stage in its life, but I have had the opportunity of tasting mature bottles of this wine on several occasions. A bottle that I tasted in 1997 I'd rate as one of the best reds I've ever put in my mouth. Given the provenance of the fruit and the winery, I have no doubt that the '04 will be capable of ageing well in bottle for 30 years or more, especially as it has been sealed entirely under screwcap. Tim White the Australian Financial Review, June 24 - 26 2005

Perhaps the most perfectly structured dry red wine I’ve ever tasted from the barrel. This will knock the wine world to its knees. Philip White Wine Journalist, Adelaide Advertiser

The release of the 2004 Bin 60A following the epic 1962 Bin 60A is old news now, but the wine was looking very fine indeed when I tasted it so I thought I’d add a note. Blended of 56% Coonawarra Cabernet from Block 20 and 44% Barossa Shiraz from Koonunga Hill Block 56G and Kalimna Blocks 4 and 14, the wine was matured in 100% new American oak hogsheads for 13 months. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers restrained notes of game, smoked meat, earth, blackberry and black currant liqueurs, yeast, marmite-toast plus whiffs of dried lavender, cedar and bark. Very crisp, very tight and very firm, this taut medium-bodied wine is still all structure at this stage, going very long and earthy in the finish. Give it time and consider broaching it from 2014. It should drink well into the 2030s if not beyond. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate # 192 Dec 2010 Lisa Perrotti-Brown 99+ Drink: 2014 - 2030

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