Seriously up there with the best of Champagne: yeasty and buttery, cracking value. Fruit grown on selected, cool climate vineyardsacross Tasmania To maximize blending options and complexity in the final wine, batches are kept separate during winemaking• Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle and is aged on yeast lees for as long as possible. The average age of the final blend is around two years Honeysuckle and citrus scents are immediately apparent Slight aromas of nougat, roasted nuts and a hint ofstrawberry from the Pinot Noir. Delicate fruits and creaminess fills the mouth with a lingering finish of citrus and nougat.
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.
A blend of Shiraz and Monastrell. 14.5% alcohol. Sweet, ripe and pure with lovely blackberry, blackcurrant and berry fruit, as well as some meaty notes. Ripe and rich yet still fresh and well defined, with some spiciness, Lovely balance." Jamie Goode 92
"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.
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.
Kate McIntyre is the queen of Mornington, consistently turning out the most critically acclaimed wines from this famous area near Melbourne. "A real treat of a wine, with rhubarb, beetroot, strawberry and spice flavours. A showboater, and while the stemmy character is a strong influence, I think it works brilliantly." 17.5 jancisrobinson.com
A 100% whole-bunch fermented wine, the pale to medium ruby-purple colored 2013 Garden Vineyard Pinot Noir has a lovely red cherry and black raspberry nose accented by tree bark, violets and lavender nuances. Restrained and elegant, the concentrated palate is framed by firm, grainy tannins and fresh acidity through the very earthy, long finish.93+ Wine Advocate
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
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.
Superbly fragrant – that red fruit is superbly pure, and really advertises the sheer pleasure of the variety. Redcurrant and raspberry with a touch of herbal character in backup. Exemplary varietal character. (RH)
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.
Pale gold with lime green hues. Fragrant clover blossom, lemon curd, Nashi pear and stone-fruit aromas are elevated by notes of freshly cut meadow, biscuit and lanolin. Rich citrus, lemon butter and stone-fruit flavours are balanced with elegant and pure acidity, carrying the complex mid-palate along a clean and fine finish with excellent length. (Liberty)
One of the top 4 wines in the Decanter Pinot Noir tasting November 2019 with 95 points. Moorooduc Estate is a family-run wine business, established in 1982 by Richard and Jill McIntyre. The McIntyre vineyard sits on a gentle north to north-westerly facing slope, around 80 metres above sea level, where the vines are planted on clay soils with sandy topsoils. With the oldest vines in the vineyard planted in 1983, the winery has used a grafting program to introduce Pinot Noir clones, some onto the original vines. The wine is produced from entirely destemmed grapes, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered after 17 months in 25% new French oak.
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.
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.