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  1. Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2015

    Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price: $41.00

    As low as: $39.00

    This wine is incredibly exciting with a huge range of exotic florals and spices in the bouquet. I see hints of cinnamon or the richer cousin Cassia bark. Initially it has a broody dark berry tone and then lifts with some delicate floral notes like the roses grandpa used to obsessively tend; dark ruby rose. The palate explodes like the fruit of a pomegranate with a nice tang linking in with the gravelly tannins.
    It's like a locomotive on the palate, it keeps building steam. Great vitality and perfume!

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  2. Some Young Punks Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz/Mataro 2014

    Some Young Punks Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz/Mataro 2014

    Regular Price: $21.99

    Special Price: $21.50

    As low as: $20.50

    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

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  3. Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2013

    Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2013

    Regular Price: $32.50

    Special Price: $30.00

    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 persistent finish.                         

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  1. Kalleske The Dodger Tempranillo 2015

    Kalleske The Dodger Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $26.99

    Special Price: $25.50

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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.

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  2. Calo Rioja Tempranillo

    Calo Rioja Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $18.50

    Special Price: $18.00

    As low as: $17.99

    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

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  3. Vigne del Vulture Aglianico Pipoli DOC (Case Buy)

    Vigne del Vulture Aglianico Pipoli DOC (Case Buy)

    ..Intriguing. Blood and blood plum, rose oil, hazelnut, bitter herb and chocolate. It's dry and chewy with a fair whack of chalky tannin but has the fruit and density to pull it off with style. Good to drink, interesting to taste, and ripping value to boot. Love it. Drink : 2010 - 2014 90 points Winefront.com.au

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  1. Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2014

    Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2014

    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price: $22.50

    As low as: $22.00

    Now comes in the Teusner proprietary bottle mould with a logo above the main label. Different to the bottle image shown. Can’t find one of those. Not on the website. I love that Kym Teusner confesses to Barossa Shiraz being a bit boring on its own. Mataro is the great grape of the Barossa, Riesling aside. What ho!


    Invariably a good wine, and invariably better than the ever-popular Riebke Shiraz.

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  2. 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

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  3. Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

    Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

    Regular Price: $27.99

    Special Price: $26.00

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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

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  1. Schwarz Meta Mataro 2013

    Schwarz Meta Mataro 2013

    Regular Price: $33.99

    Special Price: $32.00

    As low as: $31.00

    .....It tastes like the future of Barossa Mataro. Just 1290 bottles produced.
    Dark maroon-purple, it's genuinely fragrant - which is revelatory for dour old Barossa Mataro - with the spicy whole bunch fruit giving a whole new sexy edge. There's a lightness and freshness of black fruit, tilled earth and fine tannins, if not quite the depth and length of a superstar. Gee this is much more approachable and lively than nearly any other Barossan Mataro though! Love the licoricey fruit and refreshing style.
    Yes. Yes yes yes.
    Best drinking: 2015-2025
    Score: 18/20, 93/100
    Would I buy it? If I saw this on a list I'd buy it for sure. - Andrew Graham OzWineReview"

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  2. Schwarz Meta Grenache 2014

    Schwarz Meta Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $33.99

    Special Price: $32.00

    As low as: $31.00

    "Wild yeast, 70& whole bunches. 1450 bottles only. Unfixed and unfiltered.


    Tremendously delicious wine. Fresh and fruit-driven but complex. Nutty first and foremost with raspberry, choc and dried herb notes keeping the momentum going. Lively, refreshing acidity. Yum with a capital Y.
    93 points Winefront.com.au"

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  3. Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    As low as: $25.00

    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


     


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  1. Coriole Barbera 2015

    Coriole Barbera 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    As low as: $25.00

    "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

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  2. Coriole Nero d'Avola 2015

    Coriole Nero d'Avola 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    As low as: $25.00

    ..... the fragrant fruit totally delicious, tannin and oak ghosts behind that fruit. Full of promise. - 93 points James Halliday Wine Companion
    .....It's fresh, abounds with acidity and will have have you emptying your glass quicker than you can say: "by Jove, that's a tasty wine". Such great drinking. 93 points The Vinsomniac
    Winemaker Alex Shirrah fermented these whole berries in “small beeswax-lined vats”. Whatever he did worked magic. If these are typical of what Mark Lloyd is calling Coriole’s “New Australian Collection”, bring in those new Australians quick-smart. Nero d’Avola speaks no English; writes no latin. But it rocks. Give ’em a go." Phillip White


     


     

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  3. 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. 
    Rated : 93 Points   Winefront.com.au    

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  1. Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2014

    Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2014

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price: $18.99

    As low as: $18.00

    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.

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  2. S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2015

    S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $27.99

    Special Price: $26.50

    As low as: $25.50

     100 % Tempranillo from the Koomilya & Sellicks Hill vineyards in McLaren Vale. The must was traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters for 10 days. Aged for seven months in large format French and Hungarian oak vats and puncheons, 20% of which were new. This is highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with sweet black cherries, sarsaparilla, and good hints of exotic spice. A plush, light- to medium-bodied, juicy wine with leafy, dusty tannins on the finish.

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  3. Turkey Flat Grenache 2013

    Turkey Flat Grenache 2013

    Regular Price: $26.50

    Special Price: $25.00


    Reviews and Awards



    Grown mostly on 100 year old vines though some younger vines give it a hand.


    Both sturdy and pretty at once. Aniseed, raspberry, sand and loam flavours with a rusty, clovey edge. Feels structural and firm as it machines its way through the mouth. An earth wine with a flush of berried/floral fruit. Quality style, and wine. Rated : 93+ Points Tasted : Apr15 Alcohol : 14.5% Price : $29 Campbell Mattinson the Wine Front April 2015




    2013 Grenache - 'delicious delight'


    Tapping into one of the Barossa's great resources, vines that have been producing for a century, here dominating the fruit that goes into this simply juicy and delicious delight, smelling of fragrant fruit orchards, leaf, trunk and earth, with a soft, medium-weight, squelchy and generous cherry box set of flavours, subtle woods, gentle and generous red fruits. A sum of many regional elements. 4 stars Value: Tempting Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser Taste March 25 2015



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  1. Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2013

    Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2013

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $27.50

    As low as: $25.99

    James Halliday 95 Points
    A 49/29/22% blend of grenache, shiraz and mourvedre. Hand-picked, mechanically sorted, 50% whole berries, cold soak, open fermenters, plunged, wild yeast-fermented, kept on lees in 100% used French oak for 9 months. Brilliant hue; the wine effortlessly communicates its distinguished breeding, the medium-bodied palate with a silken line of fruit, then a thin coat of fine, savoury tannins. Drink By: 2028

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  2. Woods Crampton Graciano 2014

    Woods Crampton Graciano 2014

    Regular Price: $25.50

    Special Price: $23.50

    As low as: $22.00

    The nose is dark, dark brooding and somewhat wild. The palate likewise opens with a wall of fruit-driven flavour – a complex swirl of blackcurrant, plums, meat and exotic spice all balancing within a framework of whole bunch twang and graphite tannins. Bright acidity keeps the wine light on its feet. An exciting indication of what is possible in the Barossa Valley.

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  3. LaMoresca Vino Rosso 2012

    LaMoresca Vino Rosso 2012

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price: $39.99

    The perfume gives you a hint, in a way, with cinnamon and earth-dusted ripe red fruit character and a hint of dried herbs. Ripe and generous as the fruit is, it's a compelling drink, layered in flavour and generous without being overbearing. It finishes with a dusty lick of pucker and a tickle of briny acidity. It's lovely to drink, but structurally is quite loose-knit.
    Enjoyable. 92 points Winefront.com.au

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  1. Alternatus Tempranillo 2014

    Alternatus Tempranillo 2014

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price: $22.50

    As low as: $20.99

    An emerging variety that matches so well with food. Bright, although relatively light, crimson-purple. A lifted nose of dark cherries, raspberries and sandalwood. The palate has luscious cherry flavours, delicate spice and delicious soft tannins.


    Have it with...Spanish styled food or rich meat dishes.


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  2. Massena Mataro 2013

    Massena Mataro 2013

    Regular Price: $27.99

    Special Price: $26.50

    As low as: $25.00

    Mataro is not an easy variety to handle on its own, tending to be bolshie. Here a top site and experienced winemaking has harnessed its power, providing a full-bodied palate that is still well balanced, and sultry black fruits side-step the tannins with a little bit of help from the oak maturation.
    95 points James Halliday

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  3. Longline Wines Albright Grenache 2014

    Longline Wines Albright Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $26.50

    Special Price: $24.99

    As low as: $24.00

    Really lovely rose and dried herb perfume, spice, raspberry and cherry. It’s just medium bodied, with firm fine grained tannin, gently earthy savoury flavours playing with those high toned florals and red fruits. Pulls dry and grainy on the finish, but
    never loses its charm and high drinking appeal. 94 points Winefront.com.au"

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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

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  2. Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2014

    Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2014

    Regular Price: $21.50

    Special Price: $19.99

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    2013 Butchers Block Red - 'Excellent value'


    48% Shiraz, 28% Grenache, 24% Mataro. Nice packaging. New I suspect, but I’m long out of touch with the goings on at Turkey Flat.


    Black fruits, sweet spices, new leather and earthy complexity, perhaps a mint and dried flower perfume. Medium bodied, but fleshy and smooth in the mouth, with very fine dense tannin, a mix of red and black fruit, all nicely spiced, then savoury finish of good length.
    Right in the slot. Excellent value. Gary Walsh The Wine Front March 2015

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  3. West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Tempranillo Rose 2016

    West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Tempranillo Rose 2016

    Regular Price: $18.50

    Special Price: $17.99

    As low as: $17.00

    Very bright in colour with an attractive and pretty pale pink colour. Quite perfumed with strawberry fruit characters and delicious sweet cherry fruit aromatics. This is very much a dry Rose with the attractive, savoury fruit characters on the palate that are typical of the Tempranillo variety.
    It has great texture, good mouthfeel and a long finish. Being drier and less 'fruity' than many other Roses, it is a great food wine and would be well matched to a wide variety of foods.

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  1. LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price: $14.50

    As low as: $14.00

    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.

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  2. Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price: $17.50

    As low as: $17.00

    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!

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  3. Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price: $47.00

    As low as: $46.50

    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 a youngster, but still delivers
    a gorgeous hit of affordable Barbaresco should you fancy going in early. Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au

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