Very fashionable dry white wine that has secured an international demand (having `been seen` in Madrid`s Tapas Bars in the 90`s.) Not unlike a chablis in style it has a lively freshness and dry minerality with a creamy finish.
2012 was a dry year which resulted in lower yields, meaning an extra-concentrated and complex wine. The nose is aromatic with herbal notes of thyme and dried rose petal being most prominent, alongside a deep core of raspberry and plum. The palate is just as concentrated with a savoury twist. The tannins are velvet smooth and the finish is long.
The 2014 Antiquarian Shiraz was selected from the finest Barossa grapes and matured in French oak barriques for 24 months.The wine is glorious upon release and will develop even greater complexity with cellaring for up to 10 years. The wine is a deep crimson red, showing brick edges.
A unique blend of Pinot Noir and Shiraz from the Clare Valley. The wine is a deep inky crimson red showing brick edges. On the nose, it has a complex herbal aroma of marjoram and fennel seed with ethereal fine silky tannins, a bright vein of acidity and mulberry, raspberry and dark cherry fruits on the palate.
A charming blend of Semillon and Riesling from the Clare Valley, allowing the strengths of each variety to shine. Pale gold in colour with brilliant clarity. The nose displays ripe tropical notes and citrus blossom, with a hint of toast and fresh herbs.
This excellent Gran Reserva Rioja is selected from the best vineyards from an exceptional year. The blend includes 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 10% Graciano, which has been softened by three years in oak and three more in bottle before release.
Tempranillo blanco is a white Spanish wine grape variety that is grown in the Rioja region. It is a relatively `new` grape variety as it is a natural mutation of the red Tempranillo variety that is grown throughout Spain. The wine has fruity aromas with green apple, citrus and floral characters.
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.
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 shows notes ripe, red fruits, hints of black olives along with menthol. Finishes with a lovely soft mouthfeel.
The Balnaves’ family vineyard is situated at the southern end of the famous Coonawarra ‘Terra Rossa‘ strip. Deep rich red in colour, the nose is intense with aromas of ripe cassis, liquorice, and some spicy leather notes, combined with fine smoky French oak. The palate is solid and structured with a fine tannin finish.
William Downie has made 100% Petite Verdot wine, which is certified biodynamic and vegan. The resulting wine has a deep colour, dark berry fruit aromas on the nose that are ripe and intense with ink and violets. Ripe, fleshy fruit on the palate is nicely supported by rustic tannins. Unusual and delicious.
Alion from the iconic winery of Vega Sicilia, produce a modern style of Rioja. The 2 plots from where the grapes are sourced , which complement each other are united by the same viticulture as Vega Sicilia and have given rise to firm structured wines.
Rebecca and Lucy`s maternal grandmother’s maiden name, Coulthard remembers their ancestors who arrived in South Australia from England aboard The HMS Buffalo in 1836. This wine shows the pure varietal expression of Langhorne Creek Cabernet, one of the original red varietals that established the region.
The Sangreal Pinot Noir is the flagship wine for By Farr, perfectly expressing its unique site and Pinot Noir clones. The nose is full of delicate notes of cherries and raspberries, which continue onto the palate. These fruit characteristics are balanced by bright acidity.
Winemakers Gary Farr and son Nick are behind By Farr, they make small quantities of single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rank with Australia`s best. Bright gold in colour, with a trademark mineral note on the nose and hints of integrated French oak. A fine but firm palate with great acidity, texture and length.
The Grenache in the blend shows in the musky, strawberry perfumes on the nose and combines with the smoky, earthy spice from
the Mourvedre and Shiraz. Aniseed, sweet liquorice and cinnamon flavours on the palate give way to a long, spicy finish.
Charming rosé from the Barossa Valley. The wine is vibrant, bright cerise in colour with good depth. Rose petal and delicate musk perfumes lift out of the glass with a little hint of allspice aromatics. The palate is an intriguing combination of delicacy and richness.
Deep purple, with youthful violet on the edges. Blueberries, damson plums and cherries on the nose along with intriguing notes of fresh tea, lavender and Turkish delight. Flavours are intense, fresh and powerful with pure blueberry character, followed by an array of juicy blackberries and strawberries.
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.
Very deep ruby/purple in colour with dark, intense and very pure aromas of violets and ripe summer berries with touches of roast meats and complex spice notes. On the palate there is lots of black fruit, classic savoury spice and persistent, mouth-coating tannins.
This wine is full bodied for a white wine with potent honeysuckle, pear, ginger and apricot aromas. It shows the classic mouth coating Viognier texture balanced by a refreshing acidity. Not overly aromatic and peachy this is a very serious weighty alternative to top White burgundy.
Deep coloured rose from one of Spain’s most important wineries, single vineyard serious rose, blend of Tempranillo. Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano powerful notes of redcurrant and raspberry on the palate. A sturdy Rose for food pairing, behaves like a light red. Great Autumnal/Winter option !