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  1. Greywacke Wild Sauvignon

    Greywacke Wild Sauvignon

    Regular Price: $37.00

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    Some old French oak, wild yeast, time on lees, funk. Not your usual NZ sauvignon blanc. Excellent intensity. A tonne of wild character. Gravel, tropical fruit, sweat, earth, thistles, orange peels, sulphur. Has a slippery smooth coating to it, but pulpy passionfruity acidity refuses to be calmed. So intense it almost hurts. Excellent lingering finish. Armed and dangerous style of sauvignon blanc. In-your-face but remarkable quality. Rated : 94 Points WInefront.com.au

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  2. Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Rousanne 2011

    Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Rousanne 2011
    $33.00

    $35; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 94+ points Phillip White - THIS wine just stole my tattered heart.
    My first taste of a Shiraz Roussanne blend came in the form of d’Arenberg’s The Wild Pixie 2008. This has an even larger Roussanne component of 15% and it’s actually the better wine  ...  Flagrantly floral and outrageously perfumed. Purple fruits, anise, pepper, raspberry and a whole cornucopia of other fragrances. The white grape influence is not only apparent on the nose but also the palate which is silky and slippery with fine, drying tannin. It’s a crazy ride but an enjoyable one just the same. If John Waters made a wine this would be it. 93 Very Good Wine Will Eat Itself

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  3. Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2013

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2013

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    30% whole bunches were incorporated in the 10-day ferment, then taken to French oak (36% new) for 10 months; neither filtered nor fined; 14% Barossa Valley grenache; whole bunch fermentation. Yelland & Papps are certainly challenging the status quo, and doing so with great elan. This is awash with juicy red fruits, the finish bright and lively, rather than squashy; fruit, oak and acidity in absolute harmony.
    95 points James Halliday

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  1. Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2012

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2012
    $38.00

    93 points - Philip White - ... . manufacture, then charging an extra fiver for making available the privilege of drinking her raw and unwritten. Get some mates and lovers round for dinner. Dob in and buy one each of these. Then bring three conventional favourites, pour ’em blind, and argue all night.
    Deep, bright crimson-purple; the deeply-fruited bouquet leads into an immaculately balanced and structured medium- to full-bodied palate, with plum, black cherry and blackberry to the fore, quality oak and fine-grained tannins bringing up the finish. 95 points James Halliday

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  2. Yelland & Papps Devote Old Vine Grenache 2012

    Yelland & Papps Devote Old Vine Grenache 2012

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    Gently spicy red cherry and blood plum fruit flavours drive the bouquet and palate; the supple mouthfeel encompasses soft tannins and French oak that provide support and texture,
    making the wine as attractive to drink tonight as it will be in a decade hence. 94 points James Halliday

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  3. Tim Smith Wines Shiraz 2012

    Tim Smith Wines Shiraz 2012

    Regular Price: $36.00

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    Blackberry, plum, a little nougat and coconut, chocolate. Classic modern Barossa with a nod to tradition. Medium to full bodied, round and supple with ultra-fine grained tannin fleshing out the palate and just-right acidity through its core. Long through the finish with a kiss of oak and perfectly ripe dark berry fruit. Textbook. Here’s the style of Barossa Shiraz that hits a chord with me.
    Open string E, perhaps. Could rate it one higher, but won’t. It’s not one louder, it’s one better. 94 points. Winefront.com.au

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  1. Ministry of Clouds Grenache 2013

    Ministry of Clouds Grenache 2013

    Regular Price: $38.00

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    What an advertisement for Grenache! Jumps right out of the glass at you - all ripe red fruit with some carbonic tutti fruit. Light colours and an utterly juicy, red fruited Grenache style but punctuated by light sandy tannins and a little alcohol warmth. 
    Mighty persistent red fruits to finish - that finish goes on and on, delivering real prettiness. 
    Delicious style. 18.1/20, 93/100 Andrew Graham Ozwinereview

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  2. John Duval Wines the Plexus 2012

    John Duval Wines the Plexus 2012

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    95 points - "Armed with flavour and dangerously drinkable. Red and black berries, ground Asian spice, earth, aniseed and a quick kiss of cedary French oak. Puts on an impeccable performance. 95 points Drink to 2024." Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, 1 August 2014

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  3. Bleasdale Frank Potts Cabernet Blend 2012

    Bleasdale Frank Potts Cabernet Blend 2012

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    .....Bright crimson-purple; has absorbed the oak while preserving the cassis fruits and softening the tannins; good length and balance. Drink to 2027." 94 points James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, 1 August 2014
    ..... Langhorne fruit exuberance, all blackberried and blueberried, but with grainy, smoky, gum leafy tannin keeping it firm and strict and proper. Full-bodied but not overdone. Sound, fruit-filled length. Oak as a complement but not in an overt and dominant manner. Will keep developing in the cellar over a good number of years. 93+ points Winefront

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