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  1. Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

    Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

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    "Spicy, savoury, cedary lift, red currants, cranberry, pomegranate, pepper. Got it going on. Bright and juicy in the palate, spot on. Has a crispy crunch to tannin and acidity, sits high and bright and just darn yummy to drink. Touch sweet through the finish, but hey, that’s drinkability too. " Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  2. Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2016

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2016
    94/100 - Steve Leszcynski - Qwine Michael Papps was pretty happy with the way this came together when we had a chat about his new release Second Take wines. Give it a chance to breathe and you'll see what he means. Unfiltered and unfined, there's 65% whole bunch Shiraz here which saw 11 days on skins and nine months in French oak (29% new). 2900 produced. Lean forward and embrace the funk. Red berries, pan juices, purple flower aromas. Dark berry fruit assume control in the mouth. And then Mulberry compote comes to mind - similar to the one my grandmother used to mak Learn More

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  3. Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro 2016

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro 2016
    Wine Companion tasting note. By: 2029 Price: $40.00 Date Tasted: 31 Mar 2017 Alcohol: 13.8% Hand-picked, 73% whole bunches, 17 days on skins, matured for 9 months in French oak (23% new), like all the Yelland and Papps red wines, not filtered or fined. Light, faintly turbid red; the savoury/earthy nature of mataro is resistant to change, but it gains a narrow margin here.94 points James Halliday Learn More

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  1. Yangarra McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Yangarra McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2015

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    95 points Halliday Wine Companion: 'From bush vines planted in ‘46, 50% whole-berries, wild yeast and kept on lees in used French oak for 10 months. So fragrant it's breathtaking. To start, a whirl of perfectly ripe raspberries and red currants, patchouli and subtle Middle Eastern spices. The palate is tightly wound, with raspberry-like acidity, more pronounced tannins in the background. They'll meet up in time. Drink by 2029' (Halliday Wine Companion 2018) 93 points James Suckling: 'A savory and tangy red with hints of blueberries, meat and cloves. Medium to fu Learn More

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  2. Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2015

    Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2015

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    The Yangarra GSM is a careful blending of grenache, shiraz and mourvèdre. Bright and perfumed with chewy earth and spice characters, this is a fine example of what an evenly spread palate tastes like. A wine with a backbone of old bush vine Grenache planted in the 1940’s. This wine will continue to evolve with cellaring, but can also be enjoyed in its youth alongside barbequed meats. Learn More

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  3. Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2017

    Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2017

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    .....Rosehip and redcurrant, a little bit savoury and nutty, some flint to the texture, balanced and unobtrusive acidity, and a nutty and earthy finish of fine length. Delightful." Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  1. West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Rose 2017

    West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Rose 2017

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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. 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 Learn More

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  3. Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

    Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

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    The TURKEY FLAT “BUTCHERS BLOCK” 2015 SHIRAZ GRENACHE MATARO (Barossa Valley) is ready to drink and rearing to go. No, it is not a thin, watery wine. It has a beautiful depth of purple colour, a lovely brambly, rich Barossan-nose, and a smooth, elegant, mid-weight body that makes the palate go YUM! YUM! It is a gloriously well-balanced and structured wine that you can drink right now either on its own or with food – BUT wait, there’s more!! If like me you have a degree of patience, you can park it away in the cupb Learn More

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  1. Tim Smith Wines Mataro 2015

    Tim Smith Wines Mataro 2015

    Regular Price: $36.00

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    The great undervalued variety of Mataro, a Spanish synonym widely used in the Barossa for the French variety Mourvedre, has long held a fascination for Tim Smith. In the great years, viz 2009/2010, TSW Mataro has the classic varietal aromas of Chinese-5-spice, liquorice and dark berry fruits. The palate is at once spicy, with lively defining tannins due to being picked at exactly the right time and being under the deft hand of Tim Smith once in the winery…vineyard age is typically 50+ years and usually up to four vineyard selections make the final blend.   Learn More

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  2. Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2015

    Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2015

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    Toni Paterson MW 94 Points There is something very satisfying about Barossa red, with all its generosity and lusciousness, and Tim Smith makes an excellent modern example. It is soft and opulent, chocolatey and plummy, but there’s also great lift and vibrancy, with hints of rose, redcurrants and spice. The tannins are plentiful, yet ripe and integrated, and there is excellent flavour progression through the length of the palate. Very well-made and delicious. The Real Review, 05 April 2017 Learn More

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  3. Tim Smith Wines Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2015

    Tim Smith Wines Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2015

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    Deep red. Heady aromas of strawberry and kirsch. The strawberry component is a result of whole bunch fermentation with the Grenache component. Spicy and layered, the medium bodied palate has earthy Mataro richness and length. Fruit flavours are in the dried fig spectrum. Soft, mature and savoury skin tannins define the finish.   Learn More

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  1. Three Dark Horses Grenache 2016

    Three Dark Horses Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $24.50

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    "This is from 70 year old dry-grown bush vines on Seaview Road, some whole bunch, and old French oak. Super.Lovely dried rose and herb perfume and spice, ripe raspberry, rhubarb crumble. Medium bodied, juicy but with some earth and dried herb, lovely fine emery board tannin, balanced acidity, and that fine brush of tannin cleaning up the finish. This is very good Grenache, and beautifully made too.Rated : 93 Points Winefront Learn More

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  2. Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2015

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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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  3. Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

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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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  1. Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

    Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

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    100% Cabernet Franc, hand harvested from organically tended vines planted on the gravelly shale soil of western Anjou-just across the river from Savennières. The idea here is for a fun, lively, no-nonsense 'vin de soif', made to be enjoyed young while vibrant and fresh. To this end the fruit is fully destemmed and then simply fermented/raised in stainless steel for just six months. This leaps out the glass with freshly picked berries, dried herbs and smoky graphite notes. The palate is crunchy- Learn More

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  2. The Other Wine Co Grenache 2016

    The Other Wine Co Grenache 2016

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    "Some wines just hit the nail square on. This is one such wine. It’s both fresh and textural, lively and substantial enough. You taste it and think: yes. It flows where it needs to, gathers where it must, persists when it’s all on the line. There’s quite a deal of fine-grained tannin and yet its dryness never interrupts the argument in favour of the wine’s quality, or its drinkability. It gives light- to medium-bodied red wine a good name." Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  3. Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2015

    Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2015

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    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. Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2016

    Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2016

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    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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  2. Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Tempranillo

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Tempranillo

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    A jam-packed cranberry+field herb nose (red lavender anyone?) is perfectly struck - fresh fruit and earth, lift and depth ... The palate is perfumed, ovoid, lissom, and really harmonious - built beautifully on Telmo's trademark natural fruit tannin-acid twin-track. Juicy and deft, it's not just good and typical, nor merely delicious … this is spectacular wine for the $$ Learn More

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  3. Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

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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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  1. Telmo Rodriguez 'Dehesa Gago' Tempranillo

    Telmo Rodriguez 'Dehesa Gago' Tempranillo

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    Cranberry, damask rose, pomegranate, cherry juice and cracked dark husky spices (not quite clove, or black pepper) mingle in a beautifully pure Toro red earthiness. A full and velvet-soft fruit palate, sheeted on quality fruit tannin. Medium volume, with spread and reach, never sweet, not heavy nor lumpy. Effortless and lovely. 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

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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. Schwarz Meta Mataro 2016

    Schwarz Meta Mataro 2016

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    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

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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. SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2016

    SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2016

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     Winemaker Steve Pannell talks a very interesting and relevant line about making wines that suit Australia’s ‘food culture’. His gist is that wine in Australia often forgets to be relevant to what we eat, and that wines produced from wine regions often miss cues from climate and resources in the growing areas. I tend to agree. This isn’t just about that weird, miscued term ‘food wine’, it’s about understanding what our broad brushstrokes of food totems are, and thinking about wines that match. That this is a lighter style Learn More

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  3. SC Pannell GST 2016

    SC Pannell GST 2016

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    The nose shows concentrated red fruit characters, strawberry, red liquorice, cherry primary fruit aromas mixed with fennel seed and black liquorice notes from Shiraz, completed by spicy, cinnamon, allspice notes, creates vibrant concentrated primary fruit aromatics with subtle spice and savoury notes adding to complexity. The wine is full and broad on the palate with juicy red fruit character up front, and the finish is firm due to fine-grained, dusty tannins which add length and complexity from the spicy/savoury notes of Shiraz and Touriga. Learn More

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  1. Samuels Gorge Mourvedre 2015

    Samuels Gorge Mourvedre 2015

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    ...will settle into the wine with time, which is just what this dense beast needs! Its closed, its tight, but its also full of absolute class, with real structure, some firm but ripe tannins, on a very long and firm finish. Great wine in the making, but very expressive already! Learn More

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  2. Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

    Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

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    An ‘old world’ Spanish variety, Graciano is prized for its spiciness, acidity and tannin, and our 2015 delivers on all fronts. Lifted aromas of maple wood, baked rhubarb and sun dried tomato allure the senses. The surprisingly delicate palate is awash with bush pepper and vibrant acidity, finishing with fine, chalky tannins. A joven style, this vintage will cellar for around 5 years and will pair beautifully with cured meat and cheese boards, and for a treat, try it with toasted crostini topped with baked fig, Manchego cheese and caramelised sh Learn More

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  3. S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2016

    S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2016

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    Aromatics: 3.5 / 5Profile: Black cherry, sarsaparilla, coffee beans, blackberry and roasted exotic spiceBody: Medium to fullTannin: PersistentTexture: Low acid with a wall of tannin Learn More

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