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

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

    Regular Price: $13.99

    Special Price: $13.50

    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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  2. Some Young Punks Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz/Mataro 2016

    Some Young Punks Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz/Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $21.99

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    Bright red berry fruits on the nose with lots of spice and pepper and a hint of oak. Young and vibrant, it's bigger and more savoury than the nose suggests, with black fruits, liquorice, mint, meat, pepper, spice and a touch of oak. It needs some time to soften but has lovely black and red berry fruits, savoury and spicy Learn More

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  3. Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2016

    Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $30.50

    Special Price: $29.00

    As low as: $28.00
    Attractive rich red hue with a dark core. Earthy and deeply spiced the Dog Strangler is saturated with deep, ripe dark plum and mulberry fruits with a hint of red cherry lift. Plenty of lavender, dried rosemary, hung game-meats, musk and white pepper. The palate is well weighted with plenty of texture and fruit flavour’s of ripe, plum, blackfruit’s, mulberry and cherry. As to be expected there are the rich savoury and spicy aspects that we love from this variety in abundance. Nutmeg, Dutch licorice and a great earthy weight. Ripe, chalky tannins wrap in to a long pe Learn More

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  1. Kalleske The Dodger Tempranillo 2015

    Kalleske The Dodger Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $26.99

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    The Dodger Tempranillo is medium red purple in colour. The aroma displays interesting complexity with rich fruits of blackcurrant and cherry combined with herbs, clove and nutmeg spice, tobacco, violets and a hint of earth. The palate is extremely alluring with a combination of sweet and savoury characters. 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. Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2015

    Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2015

    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price: $22.50

    As low as: $22.00
    Invariably a good wine, and invariably better than the ever-popular Riebke Shiraz. "You can count on it. It’s reliably good. Blackberry, plum, anise and leather flavours run amiably through the palate. It’s warm and rich-enough with a minerally, smoky, spicy finish. It won’t bowl anyone over with its quality but it will please most red wine lovers. Lots of flavour, and some character too. Rated : 91 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  1. Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Regular Price: $18.99

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    Fine and polished nose - floral, figgy and gently meaty, it's a delicate and perfectly varietal expression of Monastrell. Soft, wide tannins start the mouth off and a long rip of ripe acid in the back half really straightens things out. Almuvedre has long been one of the bargain wines of the world and the style-quality-value amalgam continues to boggle the mind. Now in screwcap! Learn More

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  2. Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $21.50

    Special Price: $19.99

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    Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 93 points - A classic Rioja showing fabulous modern fruit intensity, the complex bouquet shows dark berry, game, mixed spice and nutmeg characters, which lead to a ripe and smooth palate that delivers plenty of appealing flavours and excellent mid palate weight. The wine is supple and generous while remaining elegant and stylish. At its best now until 2018 Learn More

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  3. Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

    Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $29.99

    As low as: $27.99
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    .....Every itch is scratched, every promise fulfilled. It’s tense, perfumed, earthen, licorice-like, scribbled with fine-point tannin and persistent enough to made each swig feel like a journey. It’s a wine of finer details, no broad strokes allowed, no generalisations. It’s devilishly good. Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  1. Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Regular Price: $69.00

    Special Price: $54.50

    ..... It has an exciting nose where strawberry and raspberry fruit are lifted by violet aromatics, and there are herbs, spices and the stony, rocky element that is hard to identify but undeniably present. ...... A definite wine of the year contender. Weekend Australian Learn More

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  2. Adelina Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2015

    Adelina Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $41.00

    Special Price: $39.99

    As low as: $35.00
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    There's a sense of extra generosity and ripeness in this release. Beautiful perfume, draws you into the glass, one to sniff on long and with pleasure. Rose hip tea, raspberry, pot pourri, sandalwood. More roses than tar. It's a succulent wine, mouthwatering in acidity, floods the palate with sweet-ripe berry fruit flavours, exits with a lingering build of bergamot tea-like tannin. Just over medium weight. Luxurious nebbiolo. Delicious." 95 points, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au Learn More

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  3. Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Regular Price: $22.99

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    I can’t recall where the old vine single vineyard is, but let’s just assume it’s somewhere nice. Spice with a distinct top note of shrubbery and stalk, some floral notes, juicy cherry and raspberry flavour. Medium bodied, attractive grainy tannin and balanced acidity keeps it all trim, and the finish is firm, long and punctuated with a pleasant twist of stalkiness. Certainly has some of that Pinot Noir of the Barossa about it, which is nice. Winefront.com.au Rated : 93 Points Learn More

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  1. Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $36.99

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    …triumph!! ...clean cut of acidity, and a long silky finish strapped up with a little new leather. Succulent and lively at once. Tasty stuff." 93 points Winefront.com.au Wine Selectors Magazine, Australia..... The palate has juicy layers of plum and black cherry fruit with supple candied confectionary varietals. The tannins are super soft and velvety with mouth-watering acidity driving a long finish. An absolutely Learn More

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  2. Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2014

    Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2014

    Regular Price: $26.99

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    Buckboard Durif is inky purple-black in colour. There are captivating aromas of blackberry jam, dark plum, sweet spice, fruit cake and chocolate. The palate is rich and full-bodied. Black fruits dominate. Toasty oak is evident adding complexity. Tannins are solid adding a muscular backbone and dry finish to this generous wine. Buckboard Durif can be enjoyed now, but best over the next decade. Learn More

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  3. LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price: $14.50

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    Really good. Varietal warm bitumen/dried fig/honey/black fruit Monastrell, with a juicy-jubey touch up from Syrah. Very silky with decent length and a nice tapered palate to a finish where the fruit tannins live. Learn More

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  1. West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Rose 2017

    West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Rose 2017

    Regular Price: $18.50

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    A very attractive pale dark pink. Has gorgeous cherry fruit aromas with light floral notes. Has delicate, fresh cherry fruit flavours on the palate with a hint of spice and savoury characters. This wine has a beautiful palate weight and great mouth feel; it has a lovely textural quality while still having a dry finish with the tiniest hint of tannin astringency. Like the Roses from Provence in the south of France, this is a superb wine that can be enjoyed on its own but is definitely good to serve with food. Learn More

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  2. Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

    Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

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    Dusty scents of earth, red berry on briar, cedar and game meats. Reserved, kind of serious perfume. Red currants, sweet-sour flavours, plush in texture but contained in architecture of dusty tannins and drawn long and tight across the palate to a cinched, puckering point. Like the medium bodied feel and tension here. Excellent.  93 points Mike Bennie Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  3. Schwarz Meta Mataro 2016

    Schwarz Meta Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $31.99

    Special Price: $31.00

    As low as: $29.99
    Hand Picked | Wild Yeast | 15% Whole Bunch | Unfined Unfiltered Fruit source: Vine Vale, Bethany and Light Pass A wine that offers a great intensity in colour and a nose of black cherries and dark plum. Meta Mataro is a great expression of juicy tannin and solid stage presence on the back of your pallet. Plenty of up front fruit is a welcome balancing act. This is a wine to be enjoyed now! "Love the packaging on these wines, and in particular this META range. It’s an interesting turn of events to be releasing a Mataro in the Learn More

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  1. Schwarz Meta Grenache 2016

    Schwarz Meta Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $31.99

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    "Grenache from Bethany and Marananga in the Barossa Valley. Wild fermented. 86% whole bunches. There’s a line of redcurrant and sweet raspberry, on both the nose and palate, but it quickly turns dry, smoky, almost sandy. This is an uncompromising style. Herb and spice notes, for sure, and a touch of dry licorice, but the prey, bunchy, simply dryness is the wine’s defining characteristic. It needs food as a result. But, in its style, it’s quite a lovely wine." Rated : 92+ Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. 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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  2. Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price: $22.99

    As low as: $21.00
    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. Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2016

    Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2016

    Regular Price: $22.00

    Special Price: $19.99

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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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  1. Benevelli Piero Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2013

    Benevelli Piero Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2013

    Regular Price: $77.00

    Special Price: $75.00

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    ....bright cherry fruit, aromatic and spicy, with mint, liquorice, orange peel and dried flowers. .... red cherry, blackcurrant, new leather and dried spices, with fresh acidity, firm black tea tannin, and a bright red fruit and sage-brushed finish of fine length. structure here, with fresh fruit, as is typical of this wonderful vintage. I’m thinking this will be a pearler with appropriate bottle age. Learn More

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  2. 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

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    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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  3. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Light Dry Red 2017

    Giant Steps Yarra Valley Light Dry Red 2017

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price: $33.99

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    This exciting new wine – LDR stands for Light Dry Red – is a 51/49 blend of pinot noir from the high altitude Primavera vineyard with shiraz/syrah from the Sexton vineyard. The inspiration is Beaujolais, with a nod to the Hunter. You could guzzle this. It’d be pretty sophisticated guzzling, admittedly, but the freshness and flow of it almost begs you to dive in for more. It’s all fruit, spice and nuts, a sweetness to the fruit and a smoky/clovey character to the spice, some red Learn More

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  1. Dune Pyla 2016

    Dune Pyla 2016

    Regular Price: $24.50

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    WINEFRONT 93 points "Here’s something new. From Duncan and Peter Lloyd, sons of Mark Lloyd of Coriole, comes an indie project. The source is Coriole’s Blewitt Springs vineyard, not but the wine label is entirely separate. Nice to hear Duncan is back in the Coriole bosom after several years experience outside of the family winemaking fold. This is a wine that says ‘run, don’t walk’ to me. It’s a killer release. It’s also a blend of nero d’avola, mourvedre, carignan and shiraz. Spice Learn More

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  2.  Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Special Price: $22.99

    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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  3. Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014

    Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price: $47.00

    As low as: $46.50
    "This is from younger vines in Serralunga (barolo). Different from other recently reviewed nebbs that were briefly 'aged' in stainless steel, this was matured in big oak for 18 months before bottling and is way more tertiary in its colour, aromas and flavours. As a result it presents more like a scaled-back barolo, with characters of earth, mineral and tar, with ever-present fragrant notes reinforcing the elegance. The resolved level of the fruit and tannins make this just as gluggable as its more primary contemporaries. And it went down a treat with pan-f Learn More

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