Sourced from selected premium vineyards this classic Australian Chardonnay combines sumptuous aromas of peach and pineapple with complementing ripe tropical fruit flavours on the palate, all perfectly balanced with a subtle citrus zing.
Intense dark red with a hint of violet. The bouquet gives an impression of sweet earthiness and lifted florals, blueberries, fresh tobacco, white pepper and spice. Pure florals, red berries and a silky texture.
Pale lemon in colour, Dry River Pinot Grigio displays a powerful bouquet of citrus blossom, lime and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, classic Pinot Grigio flavours of green apple, pear and tropical fruits helping to give balance to the wine’s crisp, crunchy acidity prior to a surprisingly long finish untypical of this grape variety.
"Its too easy to use the term 'Reserve', but occasionally a blend or parcel within the portfolio of Shiraz wines I make demands special bottling. Increasingly, these parcels are coming from Eden Valley as I find more nice little parcels of very Old Vine Shiraz." Tim Smith, 2014.
The great undervalued variety of Mataro, a Spanish synonym widely used in the Barossa for the French variety Mourvedre, has long held a fascination for Tim Smith. In the great years, TSW Mataro has the classic varietal aromas of Chinese-5-spice, liquorice and dark berry fruits. The palate is at once spicy, with lively defining tannins due to being picked at exactly the right time and being under the deft hand of Tim Smith once in the winery…vineyard age is up to 130 years and usually up to four vineyard selections make the final blend.
This pink Moscato is highly aromatic with aromas of blackcurrant, Turkish delight, pink grapefruit and mandarin with a hint of candy floss. The wine effortlessly blends the natural sweetness, crisp acidity and fizz to create an easy drinking wine that is still refreshing while being delightfully fruity.
“Aussie Moscato doesn’t come better than this. Bright fuchsia colour with a fine froth of foam; pristine muscat aromatics and intense fruit flavour, which persists and satisfies, and doesn’t rely on sugar. Ageing: Don’t wait.” - Huan Hooke
Stephen George is an expert on Pinot Noir clones. He's been working with 25 different clones for the last 40 years, but it's just fruit from four favoured ones for the Estate wine: 57% from D5V12, 23% from Martini, 13% from 777, and 7% from MV6. This makes for a powerful Pinot Noir, with enticingly aromatic fruit perfectly supported by high quality French oak. A very fine wine indeed.
A blend of both estate fruit and some fruit purchased from their good friends and neighbours, this is designed as a medium bodied, juicy, earlier drinking style, but still with the silky texture and fine tannins typcial of the Ashton Hills estate.
Matthew Jukes: "There is a magical detail to its scent to make for a wine of uncommon grandeur. It is not heavy or muscular, but agile, thrilling and devastatingly delicious. I urge you to track down every bottle you can.".
Opaque and ruby red in colour, Woolloomooloo Shiraz displays a nose of smoky, ripe berry fruits with a touch of mint. Smooth and rich on the palate with spicy flavours of luscious dark berry fruits.
Semillon isn't usually found in the Clare Valley, but this is a classic example nevertheless. Creamy baked lemon, with slight vegetal undertones. 10 months in old barrels on lees give added complexity.
A savoury, stone-scented nose with notes of flint and chalk over a lemon and grapefruit core with some almond and spicy nuances. There's a touch of cedar on the tightly knit palate along with crisp and fresh acidity that carries through on the long, mineral finish.
A single-vineyard wine made from oldest vines, Medium to full-bodied, taut and restrained on the palate, there is nicely balanced acidity and a lovely silky texture to lend elegance to the long, mineral finish.
Owned by the Raynaud family who also own la Fleur de gay and Ch Faizeau in Montagne-St Emilon. Made by Chantal Lebreton and her brother Dr Alain Raynaud of Lascombes and Quinault l’Enclos fame. Opaque purple/garnet. Black cherry, pencil lead aromas. Elega
Rosabrook Wines was one of the first wine producing pioneers of the Margaret River wine region. Full and juicy on the palate, flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry are underpinned by ripe tannins and a touch of smokey oak. Very silky smooth on the finish with notes of minty eucalyptus.
Attractive, fruit-driven Shiraz. Cherry red with hints of dark plum and chocolate on the nose. The wine is seamlessly balanced with sweet lifted fruit, subtle oak and soft tannins, a delicious wine made to enjoy now.
Something of a summer farmyard on the nose. Multi-layered, honest, 100% drinkable. Jancisrobinson.com "Big and bold. Pretty sweet and tarry. Nice dry finish. Arguably a good halfway house between new and old styles of Oz Shiraz"
Jancisrobinson.com 17 "Very deep crimson. Lovely mellifluous nose but with great structure. Fresh and yet luscious. Good Value". Surprising these 2 varieties aren't seen more in Oz. Properly structured classy dinner wine, great value -as Jancis says.
Bremerton's long-term sustainable vision has seen them experimenting with making wine without preservatives for a number of years. This has resulted in this special release Shiraz; a wine that is rich and ripe with a concentrated plum-fruit core and a silky texture.
The combination of the Shiraz grape blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal gives this wine blackcurrant and plum fruit flavours together with a tantalising hint of spice and soft yet integrated tannins.
One of the stars of Coonawarra so famed for Cab, this beaut exemplifies the joy of the classic Merlot blend. Smells like evolved claret, leaf tea and earthy, then opens out with spice and hearty raisiny fruits all meat-friendly tannins. A real treat.
Jancisrobinson.com 17.5 "Judderingly rich and intense and dense. The very essence of Shiraz. Glowing dark fruit, velvet blueberries, black-pepper oil, concentrated ripeness with such a polish to the tannins that they're lustrous. As if he's distilled the soul of Barossa Shiraz and bottled it"
What happens when you make an 'orange wine' with Pinot Gris. Watermelon pink in colour with pink rose petals, violets, fennel and hints of pickled ginger, rhubarb and red plums. Tangy red berries and Moroccan spice on the palate. Fresh and crunchy with just the right amount of tannin to clean the palate.
100+ year old vines, multi-award winner, total bargain. Tom Cannavan "Rich with black fruit, mint... tannins ultra silky, acidity juicy... well balanced as some creamy older French oak fills out the finish... delicious example of the style."