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.
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
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.
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
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.
IWC 2017 Australian Sparkling Trophy - Superbly inviting nose with subtle toasted notes of brioche and fine citrus fruits. Great linear acidity and depth harmonious complexity with flavours of buttered toast, acacia and an elegant finish.
Stephen Pannell is one of the best and brightest of the new generation of Australian winemakers, having spent a decade working as chief red wine maker at Hardys before striking out on his own in 2004. Steve has worked all over the world, including with Aldo Vajra in Barolo and for Domaine Dujac and Pousse d'Or. His broad experience has helped shape his approach to winemaking and his wines are true expressions of the grapes and vineyards of McLaren Vale. In October 2015, Steve was named Winemaker of the Year by the consumer wine magazine, Gourmet Traveller Wine.
This Grenache has fresh aromas of ripe red cherries and raspberries, with notes of rhubarb, rose petals and musk leading on to a plush and juicy palate. This wine is youthful, medium-bodied and lively, with a long, succulent finish bolstered by fine, grainy tannins.
"Medium deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, dark plum, raspberry, dark chocolate espresso aromas with savoury roasted walnut/cedar notes. Concentrated blackberry, dark plum, mulberry fruits, attractive chinotto, negroni notes, sinuous velvety fine tannins and integrated roasted walnut oak. Finishes chocolaty firm with plentiful ripe dark fruits and savoury notes. Richly flavoured wine with lovely volume, texture, freshness and balance. Drink early or keep for a while."
95 Points. Andrew Caillard MW
Keyneton Euphonium is a beautiful composition of shiraz from up to 50-year-old vines growing in the Eden and Barossa Valleys, blended with cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc from selected vineyards in both regions. The Barossa hills village of Keyneton, pioneered by pastoralist Joseph Keynes in 1842, was a musical and cultural focus for the early settlers, and home to the Henschke Family Brass Band and Henschke winery. The Henschke Family Band was founded in 1888 by Paul Gotthard Henschke and later led by third-generation Paul Alfred Henschke, featuring wonderful wind instruments such as a B flat euphonium, cornet and E flat clarinet. The B flat euphonium, a large brass wind instrument, was produced by the famous Zimmermann factory in Leipzig, Germany, in the late 19th century. The instruments were imported by musical entrepreneur, Carl Engel of Adelaide in the late 1800s and have been lovingly restored to remain in the care of the Henschke family.
Directors’ Cut is Heartland’s most powerful expression of Langhorne Creek’s classic varietals. Only the best fruit makes the “cut”.
This is the most subtle and nuanced incarnation of this standout wine to date.
A poised wine that still manages to express all the intensity we have come to expect from Directors’ Cut.
Look for fresh fruit character to lead the charge and the targeted use of oak to offer perfectly balanced structure.
This winery makes Noble One - the top Oz sweetie for many yeas - so it’s no surprise that this cheeky half massively over-delivers on quality, winning many trophies for best value dessert wine. Loads of juicy tropical fruit.
Crazy good-value new Pinot from Plantagenet Wines, a long-established and famed Western Oz family winery. Delicate though richly complex, silky-smooth, nutmeg and clove spiced, subtle in all respects, a real charmer. Very, very good value at half the price of their signature wines - rarely in the wine world is one so surprised at a Pinot Noir being so underpriced. Plantagenet, founded 1974, have been awarded 5-Star Winery status ten years running by Australia's leading wine critic James Halliday. All fruit hand-picked and estate-grown, just a little oak, a fine, proud example of cool-climate Oz Pinot.
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.
The Exhibitionist is full of rich plum and damson fruit on the nose. Oak used is unobtrusive on the palate which is dominated by rich red berry flavours while also presenting subtle earthy nuances. The wine is elegant and silky with a long finish
Heartland is made and part owned by Ben Glaetzer who is one of the most talented winemakers in Australia. Fruit is sourced by Ben's father John, and comes from some excellent vineyards. Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s most ideal climates for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and has the oldest recorded Cabernet vines in the world. The Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, with gorgeous length of flavour matched by mouthfeel and layers of black cherry, black currant and sweet spice.
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.
James Halliday Top 100 96 Points
A full-bodied shiraz that reflects cunning winemaking. Whole berry fermentation has put a rich gloss on the palate without overloading the tannin structure. The predominantly black berry fruit is shot through with licorice, spice and an airbrush of dark chocolate. JH, 96 Points, Nov 2020
Cape Mentelle's vineyards lie in the far south west corner of Western Australia, where the Margaret River meets the Indian Ocean. This quintessential blend has become a Margaret River Benchmark. Selection of the finest fruit from predominantly Estate vineyards, combined with meticulous vinification and a portion of barrel fermentation are hallmarks of this complex style. The wine displays aromatic fresh fruit characters and beautifully balanced palate weight.
94 points Wine Spectator
" Powerful, vibrant and fragrant, with dried lavender, Earl Grey, dried oregano, five-spice power and dark chocolate aromatics to mingle with the core of velvety smooth plum, black cherry and wild blackberry flavors. The tannins firm up appealingly on the finish, which goes on and on. Drink now through 2042."
The wine is deep red with youthful violet hues, with a nose that offers an intriguing mix of cherries, raspberry sweets and pink pepper. The palate offers wild cherry, blackberry and a hint of balsamic balanced by spicy oak. This wine has a high level of natural acidity, well-balanced by the fine, rounded tannins.
Parker's Wine Advocate 97/100
"The nose is smoky, slightly herbal and marked by sweet cedar- and vanilla-tinged oak, but it also offers great cassis and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the flavors are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture"
Parker's Wine Advocate 92/100
"All Shiraz, all from the Ebenezer section of the northern Barossa... super value in the context of Barossa, and Australian Shiraz in general. Matured in only 5% new oak hogsheads, it delivers bountiful cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by hints of mocha and cola. It's medium to full-bodied, plump and juicy, fruity and lush, but reined in by firm, savory tannins on the long, mouth watering finish"
An array of characters such as violets, oregano & thyme, along with glacé cherry Sweet ripe cherry fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters.
Living up to their name, Wild and Wilder are delighted to present the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa. Each year, the slate is wiped clean and, with no preconceptions, every vintage is original. #V18R draws on fruit from historic vineyards across South Australia, Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Carignan, this delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful format that just demands to be drunk. The 2018 edition is lip-smackingly crunchy with vibrant black cherry fruit and exotic spice on the finish.
Pale straw with lime-green hues. Fragrant aromas of lime, grapefruit pith, lime juice, citrus zest, bergamot oil and white florals with undertones of green peppercorn. The palate is pure and bright with flavours of citrus, stone fruit and guava, beautifully balanced by steely minerality and fresh acidity providing power, concentration and a long, precise finish.
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.