Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice.
Vega eminates from the steep terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley (home to the great Port houses) and is a sturdy table wine blended from three of the region`s best varieties, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. It is rich with plum, cherry and mineral elements and complex with a firm grip of tannins, typical of the region.
Touriga Nacional remains the most revered Portuguese grape and has been cultivated in the cape since the mid 1990`s. This deeply coloured wine, full of concentrated dark fruits is also distinguished by its fragrance and perfume. It`s full bodied with ripe, smooth tannins.
Great value blend of Syrah Grenache Tempranillo and Mourvedre from the Barossa. Deep red, with aromas of cherry and spice. Fruity, earthy and a little spicey. Perfect with red meats, barbeque and cheese. All that for pocket change !
A strong, spicy Shiraz from South Australia which is well balanced with complex rich,
expressive leathery palate and a hint of smoky American oak. Soft tannins and
intense red berry fruit continue on the long finish with intense flavours of dark
chocolate and spice.
A great pairing for red meat dishes.
This is a serious wine with aromatics of dark plum, cherry, spice and earthy undertones. The palate is generous and rich and does not disappoint with these characters shining through, coupled with dark berries. A long tannin structure integrated with new and older French oak make this wine one that will age very well.
Bin No 1 Shiraz is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food - particularly dishes like spring lamb.
An intriguing nose of rose petals and summer pudding of lifted red fruits, berries and a little lime marmalade from the co-fermentation with the aromatic Eden Valley Riesling. Wild cherries, blueberries, and mulberries and an impressive stucture balanced by spicy, supple oak and soft velvety tannins.
Aromas of blackberry, plum and chocolate are given an element of spice from 18 months maturation in American oak barrel. It is a powerful Shiraz, richly flavoured with candied fruits, game and mineral nuances, long and satisfying.
Mitolo’s vision is to create individual, handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Deep purple in colour, this wine shows bright, vibrant, rich fruit. On the nose an abundance of blue and black berries, with mocha and a hint of spice.
Blend of Shiraz with a tiny bit of Viognier, the white aromatic variety. Aromas of violets and peppercorns, nutmeg and blue fruits. Rich and smooth on the palate with soft velvety tannins and flavours of fruit compote with savoury charcuterie notes. Juicy, with medium weight and good balance. Very drinkable, doesn`t knock you over the head.
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro & Aragonez, this is a beautifully made, full bodied wine with intense flavours and lots of red fruit and complex layers.The finish is long and fresh. Really good value for this high quality Portuguese red.
Shiraz fanatic and flamboyant winemaker, Geoff Merrill has made as stunning McLaren Vale red wine. Dark and youthful in colour, the nose shows subtle toasty oak, moving to fruit aromas of spice and fresh berries.
An exciting new vineyard between the tiny hamlet of Malagas and Cape Infanta, at the mouth of the Breede River. Owned by De Trafford estate Medium deep, purple tinged red colour. Lots of juicy dark red berry fruits on the nose with some chocolate and nut aspects and an underlying slate, liquorice component. Big, rich, mouthfilling palate.
A wonderfully aromatic Touriga Nacional from the Dao region. Ruby-red in colour with intense aromas of ripe red and black fruits, with floral and herbal notes that give the wine freshness, and subtle oaky flavours from time spent ageing in barrel.
Quinta do Fojo primarily grow grapes for Taylor`s Port, but in exceptional years they will produce a still wine. This is a rich, powerful Douro red, showing wonderful dark fruit, a beautiful perfume and complex, earthy aromas.
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine is full bodied showing notes of blackberry, leather and anise. It ends with a lovely dry finish.
Boutique Coonawarra estate with classic eucalypt notes. The Wild Goat Shiraz has it all going on. Fruity with hints of chocolate, mint and vanilla bean influence from the oak. Great stuff. Great value Oz classic for not much money.
Quality sparkling red from The Barossa. Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead. The bouquet shows hints of satsuma, plum and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark exotic fruits on the palate. A very special sparkling red for times of celebration.
Old School Shiraz with deep flavours a pure fruit character and a more approachable price point from Mitolo. Deep bright crimson, with bright perfumes of raspberry, cherry cola and nicely integrated vanilla and cedar oak. Intense flavours of raspberry and cedarwood, the Angela has a real energy thanks to lively acidity and freshness.
Deep, black-red in colour, with perfumes of dark cherry, aniseed and blackcurrant on the nose, giving way to good structure on the palate, ripe, silky tannins and a broad, spiced, savoury fruit character. it is spicy and rich to the finish.
Fragrant aromatic and spicy nose, showing an array of red fruits and subtle oak. The palate is dominated by a flavoursome compote of red fruits, black fruits and a variety of spices. Ripe, fine tannins and good concentration provide structure, length and a seamless balance. This is one of the best value wines that we stock.