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  1.  Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Regular Price: $24.00

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    As low as: $21.00
    Mike Bennie - The Wine Front - 91 points Intense kind of wine but geez it feels good to drink. It’s heady in dark fruit, prune, cinnamon, cola and anise scents. The palate is a punchy wash of dark fruits, kirsch, faint herbs. It’s juicy but has pops of bright acidity through it, making it feel a touch wild, but also, supremely refreshing as a red. Do you like medium weight, spicy-feeling reds with some oomph? Here ya go. C Learn More

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  2. 2015 ‘SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA  Cru Rivaggi

    2015 ‘SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA Cru Rivaggi

    Regular Price: $80.00

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    As low as: $75.00
    "One of the best, young Etna wines I’ve seen. It’s guttural and savoury, earthy and yet sweet fruited, powered by clamping tannins and a swish of blood orange acidity. Impressive in its sweep across the palate it’s wildly, wonderfully perfumed with a mix of dark berries, briar, dark chocolate, warm stones, ash and alpine herbs. There’s depth in flavour too, no wallflower, but the freshness is all there. Velocity across the tongue, assertive, lip-smacking, then stains the palate with that gently f Learn More

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  3. Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo 2015

    Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

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    "In the scheme of Australian nebbiolo, currently, this is sensational value. More kudos to the whip smart winemaking nous of braniacs Colin McBryde and Jennie Gardner, and of course, the wonderful grapes grown on the Gardner estate (though this isn’t grown there). This has charisma. Old rose petals, sweet pot pourri, pepper, Chinese five spice, dark cherries. Great bouquet, evocative and enticing. Palate is juicy, deep in flavour, richer than expected but tied down on peeling waves of building, puckering, suede tannins. Has a s Learn More

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  1. Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino Rosso Dei Dardi 2015

    Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino Rosso Dei Dardi 2015

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $31.99

    As low as: $30.00
    This is a primal, untamed expression of pure Nebbiolo fruit Dark cherry, liquorice, violet and dried rose perfume. Medium bodied, fleshy and ripe, with layers of meaty and silky tannin, clean acidity, and an almost bubblegum perfume in the aftertaste. It's good fun now, though I reckon it will be much better with a couple of years in the cellar to let it settle down. What a bargain!  Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  2. Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Regular Price: $24.50

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    Sicily can be such a happy hunting ground for wines that combine drinkability, interest and good value. There’s three ticks here. This is savoury and minerally, but lush with dark cherries, spice, floral top notes, and maybe a few of the old cheeky black jellybeans. Love the smooth silty tannin, pitch perfect acidity, and the light spiciness to finish. It’s only just medium bodied, almost delicate for a Nero, but gee this is good drinking. So sophisticated at the price.  Learn More

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  3. Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $27.99

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    It’s a very young and slightly raw wine, and while it’s probably meant to be enjoyed young, I’d either throw it into a decanter for a couple of hours, or pop it in the cellar for another couple of years: it makes a big difference. Anyway, as at now, it’s red fruited and perfumed, showing some sweet aniseed and spice, along with a whiff of new leather. Medium bodied, brightly lit and vibrant, with red cherry and red berry flavours, light chalky tannin, and a long gently sweet finish that’s perfum Learn More

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  1. Bleasdale Generations Malbec 2013

    Bleasdale Generations Malbec 2013

    Regular Price: $29.99

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    93 points - "Small parcels from estate blocks vinified separately from start to finish in new and used French oak. Convincing colour, and at the heavyweight/top end of the malbec scale, with loads of earthy plum and black fruits; the fruit has swallowed the oak, and the tannins are in balance. Deserves time. 13.5% alc. To 2035." James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2016, 27 July 2015 Learn More

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  2. Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2014

    Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2014

    Regular Price: $20.00

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    This wine shows vibrant primary fruit flavours of plums, red berries and spices. Finishing soft and round with velvety smooth tannins. Malbec is rarely seen as a varietal wine but here at Bleasdale and in Langhorne Creek it stands on its own two feet and performs well enough to earn its stripes. Learn More

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  3. Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Malbec

    Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Malbec

    Regular Price: $19.50

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    The Catena Zapata Malbec shows a saturated dark violet color; the nose offers cassis, mocha and clove, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping flavors of tobacco, dark berries, spices and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Learn More

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  1. Bodega Zapata Catena Malbec

    Bodega Zapata Catena Malbec

    Regular Price: $26.00

    Special Price: $24.50

    A blend of four vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times. Ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture. Dark fruit character, dense mid-palate and pepper notes. Black cherry aromas and excellent structure. Explosive floral aromatics and full, concentrated mouthfeel.International Wine Cellar -  91 points - Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, licorice and fig aromas lifted by sexy oak tones. Vinous and refined on the palate, with dark raspberry, currant and fig flavors complicated by a saline nuance. Nicely balanced and Learn More

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  2. Calo Rioja Tempranillo

    Calo Rioja Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $18.50

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    Third vintage release of the affordable Calo tempranillo and it’s another goodun’. Value plus. It probably needs another 6-12 months in bottle but it’s bonza drinking once again. Glossy vanilla and bueberry. Soft. Has a bit of tannin to it. A bit of chew. Smoky, bacony, chicory length. Bloody good drinking. Gorgeously medium-weight and food friendly. 90 points Winefront Learn More

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  3. Cascina Fontana Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

    Cascina Fontana Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

    Regular Price: $26.00

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    Like all wines born in the Barolo region, with age Dolcetto begins to take on some of the characteristics of Nebbiolo, particularly in the evolution of its bouquet. Dolcetto d’Alba can be drunk cool in summer months. This everyday wine is the ideal accompaniment to salumi and antipasti as well as to simple pasta and meat dishes." - Winery Ruby red with violet reflections. Fresh, intense with notes of cherry and plum. Soft, not tannic, full in the mouth, easy to drink. Learn More

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  1. Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna Old Vine Grenache 2016

    Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna Old Vine Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $26.99

    Special Price: $25.00

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    PAX AETERNA* {Eternal Peace} Single vineyard old (survivor) vine GrenacheNouveau style with 25% whole bunch. This is bare Barossa beauty. The grower, Kevin Schild, is the custodian of these 82 year-old vines from Light Pass, Northern Barossa (GPS coords: 34° 29'07" S 139° 00'57"). Unfixed & unfiltered. 467 Doz. made Learn More

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  2. Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price: $47.00

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    There’s talk that 2015 is one of the best vintages in Piedmont for quite some time, and that 2016 is even better. Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Black cherry, liquorice root, baking spices and potpourri. Medium bodied, supple and fleshy, almost juicy, then the Nebbiolo tannin extends its friendly and reassuring grip, slips in some savoury stuff like new leather, and closes with perfume and strong black tea flavour and texture. It needs some time in the decanter as Learn More

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  3. Cirillo Estate the Vincent Grenache 2016

    Cirillo Estate the Vincent Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $22.99

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    96 Points. A concentrated and deeply flavoursome Grenache from the sandy Vine Vale soils, this has attractive spicy red and purple berry fruits with some gently stony, almost flinty edges and hints of wild roasting herbs. The palate's beautifully fresh and lithe, really nicely honed in terms of tannin, and vibrant and succulent. Red-plum and dark-cherry flavours snap fresh through the finish. Superb wine. Drink now and for 10+ years."- Nick Stock, jamesuckling.com. 96 points Learn More

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  1. Coriole Barbera 2015

    Coriole Barbera 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    "It's easy to see why barbera is Italy's most prominent red variety: this stuff makes you crave pasta. This is tight, unforgiving, very dry red, with powerful, persistent, fine-grained tannin that sets the whole mouth puckering for tucker. It is not, what you say, fruit driven, or juicy. But feed it pure spaghetti bolognaise, or paste with lots of black olive and fresh herbs, and you're away. It will cellar for a decade." Philip White - Adelaide Advertiser Learn More

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  2. Coriole Nero d'Avola 2016

    Coriole Nero d'Avola 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    2016  Gold Medal- McLaren Vale Wine Show, Gold Medal- AAVWS, Trophy Best Nero d'Avola- AAVWS, Trophy Best Italain Red - AAVWS, Trophy Best Red Wine- AAVWS, Trophy Dr Rod Bonfiglioni Best Wine Of Show - AAVWS,  " ... Hazelnuts dipped in chocolate, spice, boysenberries, sage and black jelly beans. Or something like that; I’d hate to be too specific. It’s medium bodied, has fine grained tannin, and combines a sav Learn More

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  3. Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    McLaren Vale winery Coriole was the first to plant sangiovese in Australia, and have a strong Italian connection to this day, with Barbera and Nebbiolo also in their range. This is my pick from the current releases, just ahead of the Barbera. There's leathery dark fruit, with some sour cherry and chocolate flavours. Good on its own but even better with food. Top value. Rick Allen - Parramatta Advertiser   Learn More

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  1. Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz

    Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz

    Regular Price: $15.99

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    Youthful, bright and perfumed, this highly enjoyable Spanish red is packed with dark plum, blueberry, spice, raspberry coulis and floral notes. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity, beautifully supported by silky texture and smooth mouthfeel. A fabulous medium-full-bodied red offering loads of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2018. Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz Learn More

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  2. Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2011

    Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2011

    Regular Price: $28.50

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    As low as: $26.00
    has a strong and savory bouquet of mixed red and black fruit, lots of dried herbs and a dash of leather. Tasting the wine reveals jammy mixed berries, dried herbs, and some good prominent tannins. (Prominent, but not overdone by any means.) This is a very good, rich wine with some savory smoky notes. The finish is long, dry and spicy with a bit of mocha, some earthiness and a little dark berry. Viva la Monastrell! Learn More

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  3. Express Winemakers Tempranillo 2015

    Express Winemakers Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $26.99

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    Sourced from one of Plantagenet’s vineyards. There’s rumour that it is one of the original new wave tempranillo plantings of the variety in Australia, potentially. Planted 1999 or so. Has some flesh, has lots of charm. Indeed, this is one of the great tempranillos of Australia. It’s packed with sinewy tannin, shrewd in dark fruit, coal and spice character through and through. Hugely aromatic, funk and wildness, a sip and it’s almost a Learn More

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  1. First Drop Under the Gun Barbera 2012

    First Drop Under the Gun Barbera 2012
    $25.00
    Vibrant, spicy and ruthless!Barbera is back in action! Mixing puncheons, hills, danger and spills. Vibrant, spicy and ruthless! Vinified on location. Stirred, not shaken. Bottled unfiltered. Licensed to thrill.Deep ruby, Lifted cherry and raspberry fruit, with a hint of orange peel. A soft round palate of berry fruit with refreshing acidity and a spicy finish Learn More

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  2. Graci Etna Rosso 2014

    Graci Etna Rosso 2014

    Regular Price: $43.00

    Special Price: $40.00

    This fragrant red offers alluring scents of rose, red berry and cake spice. The radiant, structured palate is endowed with finesse, offering ripe black cherry, raspberry, licorice and flinty mineral. Firm, refined tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. Drink 2020 through 2025. 93 points Wine Enthusiast High toned with purple flower and almost Syrah-like Learn More

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  3. Gran Sasso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC (full case buy only)

    Gran Sasso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC (full case buy only)

    Regular Price: $13.99

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    Interesting wine, in a good way. Smells of honeycomb, spice, sweat, dried herbs and rich dark berries. Medium bodied, rich fleshy texture with plump tannin, plum, dried cherry and sarsaparilla flavours, clean acidity and a savoury and fruit sweet finish of good length. Delicious. Load up. 90 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  1. Head Wines the Blonde 2015

    Head Wines the Blonde 2015

    Regular Price: $43.99

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    This, for me at least, is textbook Barossa Shiraz. It’s perfumed and rosy, smooth with milk chocolate, raspberry and plum, light spicy oak framing the fruit beautifully. Medium bodied, silky and fine, melts on the palate and lays the charm on thick throughout. Turkish delight and gossamer fine tannin trails on a long fresh finish. Delightful." Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  2. Head Wines the Brunette 2015

    Head Wines the Brunette 2015

    Regular Price: $53.99

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    Fresh blackberry and boysenberry, spice, liquorice, tar and dried herbs. Medium bodied, juicy bramble fruits, crisp boysenberry acidity, salted beef, firm but fine grained drying tannin, and a long fresh meaty herb infused finish. Has a bit of X-Factor, but needs time to settle into its stride. Rated : 93+ Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  3. Head Wines the Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    Head Wines the Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price: $33.50

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    "Krondorf. 100 % Shiraz (BVRC30 clone). 50% new French oak foudre (2250L) woo hoo! 20% whole bunches. Has perfume and spice laid on thick, and also this kind of ferrous thing going on that’s quite intriguing. Bramble fruit, grilled meat, very subtle cinnamon oak, medium bodied, lively and slightly sappy, fine emery tannin, with plenty of spice on a long cool finish. Savoury and lithe expression of Barossa Shiraz, and very nicely don Learn More

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  1. Head Wines ‘NOUVEAU’ Pinot Noir Touriga Montepulciano  2016

    Head Wines ‘NOUVEAU’ Pinot Noir Touriga Montepulciano 2016

    Regular Price: $21.00

    Special Price: $19.50

    As low as: $19.00
    The 2016 ‘Nouveau’ represents new ideas about approachability & drinkability of wine styles in the Barossa Valley. Essentially an un-oaked blend of Pinot Noir's savory charm, Montepulciano's fresh cherry vibrancy and Touriga Nacional's violet tinged aromatics. All things combined it has produced a delicious, easy drinking red wine for all year round. Light weight bottle, recycled cement label and low in sulphur. Chill & Enjoy!   Learn More

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  2. Hither & Yon Nero d'Avola 2016

    Hither & Yon Nero d'Avola 2016

    Regular Price: $25.99

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    Dark cherry red, light purple rim. Black cherry, toasted pinenut and thyme. Dark cherries, blackberry, raspberry licorice. Light fruit weight, quite tart, with woody herbs, a hint of aniseed, fine tannins and red earth. This is a young style, which is clean, juicy and simple. There is just enough sweetness, making it very food friendly. Learn More

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  3. Jed Wines Argentina Malbec

    Jed Wines Argentina Malbec

    Regular Price: $23.99

    Special Price: $22.50

    Bright ruby red with a hint of violet. Rose water and violet characters are underpinned by red berry aromas of sweet cherry and fresh blue berries. Bright cherry and blueberry flavours carry onto the palate and combine with well integrated oak. The mouth feel is fine and delicate, supported by fine ripe tannins. Medium bodied in style with an elegant finish. Learn More

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