This white Pinot Noir is a new release wine from the Akitu stable. On the nose there is a medley of mostly white fleshed fruit with whispers of some red. There’s also a list of non fruit aromas from flowers to river stones and a leesy spice, overall quite seductive.
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.
Bright, succulent and ripe red fruits create an inviting first impression of this classic Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. As the wine unfolds, delicate floral aromas emerge - think of dark, velvety roses - a fitting image for a wine with such luxuriously silky textural qualities.
The Aviator has a wonderful complexity. It has ripe rounded berry flavours of blackberry mocha, spice, savoury olive notes and even a hint of bramble. The tannins are fine and silky, the structure is firm but really well balanced. Brilliant with sirloin of beef and other big, full-flavoured dishes. Definitely worth trying.
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.
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.
Top Kiwi Pinot "beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restrained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development Classy wine with a great future. Score 97 ?????
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.
This Riesling is just medium-dry with the residual sugar balanced by a mineral and acid backbone. Cool-fermented in stainless steel to deliver a clean and mineral finish, the bouquet is elegant and very tightly bound with aromas of mineral-infused white florals, a little flintiness and delicate lime and lemon.
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, 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.
Crafted using a clever combination of traditional `hands-off` vinification and modern winemaking techniques, Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is an intriguing and textural wine. Packed full of citrus and stone-fruit flavours, the fruit is enhanced by an attractive nuttiness and subtle oak influence.