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.
This Portugese wine from the Carvalhais team in the Dao region has lively, compelling aromas of strawberries, blackberries and plums combined with balsamic nuances. It is medium-bodied, with round tannins and a balanced, lively acidity, which make this an extremely appealing wine that can be served as an aperitif or with main courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cooler climate Shiraz from Victoria, the grapes for The Story Grampians Shiraz is from three different vineyards. The warm vintage in 2013 provided a classic dark fruit spectrum, but the grapes were picked early enough to keep the wines from being too broad. In fact, they are mineral and floral and tightly structured.
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.