Yarra Yering 2008 Dry Red No. 1

$120.00
Sarah Crowe
Yarra Valley, NSW
Australia
Bordeaux Blend

Hahndorf Hill 'Compatriots' 2015 Shiraz Cab Sauv Merlot

$60.00

Tasting notes: Compatriots means 'mates' and this plush blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot is in a proud Australian tradition. It has a generous and enticing nose, and the palate is an delicious mix of ripe red fruits, liquorice and cedar, with rich, smooth tannins offset by gentle, juicy acidity. Think roaring fireplaces, lamb shanks and winter comradery. This wine will age well for 15 years.

Adelaide Hills
South Australia
Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Hewitson 2016 Baby Bush Mourvedre

$11.00
$44.00
Barossa Valley, SA
Australia
Mourvedre

Murdoch Hill 2018 Pinot Meunier

$12.00
$48.00
Michael Downer
Adelaide Hills, SA
Australia
Pinot Meunier

Famille Perrin 2016 Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge

$46.00
Rhone
France
Grenache Mourvedre Syrah

Ochota Barrals 2014 '186' Bush Vine Grenache

$120.00
Taras & Amber Ochota
Barossa Valley
Australia
Grenache

Dalwhinnie 'Southwest Rocks' 2008 Shiraz

$85.00

 "Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2010 Southwest Rocks Shiraz has an intense, complex nose of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and roses with underlying hints of toast, nuts, baking spices and smoked meat.  Light to medium-bodied with amazing intensity and tension in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of grainy tannins, very crisp acid and a long finish. Made for the long haul, consider holding onto it for a year or two and drink 2014 to 2024+."

David Jones
Moonambel, VIC
Australia
Shiraz 100%

Te Mata 'Awatea' 2010

$75.00

 

Awatea Cabernet/Merlots '17

A wine that exhibits the best qualities of great Hawke’s Bay cabernets/merlot - intense aromatic berry fruit characters, a rich mid-palate and a supple tannin structure. Awatea is a full flavoured wine that can be enjoyed over 8-10 years.

$39.90/ bottle
 
 

TASTING NOTES 2010

Awatea ’10 is a dark magenta colour with aromas of fresh blackberry and raspberry infused with rosemary and sandalwood. The palate is pure, powerful, and well balanced, with mineral freshness and fine powdery tannin warmth contributing to its length.

Awatea ’10 is a blend of 42% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 12% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot. It will continue to evolve in bottle, providing great enjoyment up to 10 years from harvest. It is a natural partner for savoury red meat dishes and hard cheeses.

WINEMAKING

The separate parcels of grapes were destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to new and seasoned French oak barrels for 18 months’ ageing. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January 2011, then returned to barrel for their second winter. The finished wine was then egg white fined and bottled in November 2011.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH: 3.52
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.2/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Hawke's Bay
New Zealand
Cab Sauv Merlot Cabernet Franc

Pindarie 'Schoff's Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon

$9.50
$38.00
Tony Brooks
Barossa Valley, SA
Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon

Minnow Creek The Reserve 2013 Cabernet Malbec

$65.00
Tony Walker
McLaren Vale, SA
Australia
Cabernet Malbec

Wheaty Red

$8.50
$34.00
Wheaty Red
Adelina
Some Young Punks
McLaren Vale, SA
Australia
Cabernet Shiraz

Torbreck 'The Struie' 2011 Shiraz

$80.00

It is a high-altitude area of between 400 and 500 metres, compared with the Barossa Valley’s elevation of 200 to 300 metres. This higher altitude and 1 to 2 weeks later ripening pattern results in more distinctive varietal flavour characteristics, lower pH and higher acidities.

While the Eden Valley region is most associated with the white wine variety, Riesling, it also produces elegant, tautly structured Shiraz which is highly prized by winemakers.

This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée is a skilful blend of fruit from a 40 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vineyard and an 80 year old Barossa Shiraz vineyard – a marriage of elegance and intensity.

Eden Valley, SA
Australia
Shiraz

La Ragnaie 2015 Montalcino di Rosso

$70.00
Tuscany
Italy
Sangiovese

Karrawatta 'Joseph' Shiraz

$70.00
Langhorne Creek
Australia
Shiraz

KT 5452 Watervale Grenache Mataro

$10.00
$40.00
Kerry Thompson
Watervale, SA
Australia
Grenache Mataro

Dandelion 'Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale' 2017 Shiraz

$10.00
$40.00
Elena Brooks
McLaren Vale, SA
Australia
Shiraz 95% Riesling 5%

KT Churinga Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

$55.00
Kerri Thomson
Watervale, SA
Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon