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  1. Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2017

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2017
     94 points - Steve Leszcynski - Qwine"...... An absolute belter! Veneers of interest and personality continually peel back to reveal the next. There's more whole bunch than the previous release too - 73% this time in fact. Fourteen days on skins, wild yeast fermentation with no fining or filtration the standard procedure for these Second Take wines. Wild and bunchy without surprise, it's elegantly smooth. Lace and knickers - sexy appeal kind of stuff. Mulberry Learn More

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  2. Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro 2017

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro 2017
    Perfectly pitched, damn this is a super expressive Mataro. I doubt you'll find any Mataro as perfumed and energetic as this. Straight to the top of the dais for this sexy number.  Fruit expression all the way here. 67% whole bunch fermented, 14 days on skins, in barrel for 7 months (17% new French), unfined and unfiltered. Sumptuously medium bodied, it's a delectable slurp. Think dark cherries and dark chocolate, Asian spices and pan juices. More time reveals hoisin and aniseed with some blue fruit and cedar tucked in neatly behind. I keep going Learn More

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  3. Yangarra McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Yangarra McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2015

    Regular Price: $30.99

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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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  1. Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2015

    Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2015

    Regular Price: $30.00

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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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  2. Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2017

    Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2017

    Regular Price: $22.50

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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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  3. Woods Crampton Barossa Mataro 2016

    Woods Crampton Barossa Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $28.50

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    Spicy perfume, blue fruits and almost into blackcurrant, fennel and dried herbs, honey and oranges. Probably popped a few too many items into the shopping basket there, but there’s a bit going on all right. Medium bodied, juicy and spicy, nuts and oranges, purple fruit, saline flavour, some grip and grain to the tannin, though by and large a gentle touch, and a tangy dried herb laced finish of good length. Full Mataro show on offer here." 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. Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2016

    Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2016

    Regular Price: $22.50

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    James Halliday on the 2016 Butchers Block Red "A shiraz/grenache/mourvedre blend, part sourced from some of the oldest (1865) vines on the Turkey Flat vineyard. Excellent colour; a warm and spicy bouquet introduces a medium-bodied palate with red and black berries, plus good mouthfeel and length. Oak plays little or no part in framing the palate, fine tannins doing the trick. 94 points" Learn More

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  3. 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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  1. Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2015

    Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2015

    Regular Price: $36.00

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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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  2. Tim Smith Wines Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2015

    Tim Smith Wines Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2015

    Regular Price: $26.50

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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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  3. Three Dark Horses Mataro 2016

    Three Dark Horses Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $24.50

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    Aromas of fragrant dried herbs, earth, spice and licorice.Medium to full bodied in weight. A supple, creamy texture with fruit sweetness balanced by a savoury edge. Complex and long with a chalky finish. Rating 96 points James HallidayA whole berry wild ferment, matured in used French oak for 15 months. Its deep, dense colour translates into a deep, dense, velvety palate of exceptional quality. How Mark Broomhead manages to secure grapes of sufficient quality to make his wines is an Australian Story. Learn More

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  1. Three Dark Horses Grenache 2017

    Three Dark Horses Grenache 2017

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    7 day wild ferment with regular pump over. 20% whole bunch inclusion. 16 months in seasoned French oak. Bottled without fining or filtration in September 2014.Varietal aromas of raspberry, musk and sage. Hints of pepper and spices.Flavours of raspberry, cherry and spice. A touch of earth and alpine herbs. Soft and plush, with a fine tannin backbone. Classic McLaren Vale Grenache.Cellar Potential:10+ years Learn More

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

    Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge 2015

    Regular Price: $30.00

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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

    Regular Price: $26.99

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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 2016

    Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro 2016

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    Expressive dark fruits on the nose with dark plum, cherry, blackberry and a splash of mulberry. There are hints of Barossa earth, exotic spice, white pepper, roast meats, soy sauce and licorice along with lighter shades of spiced, seasoned oak. Medium-bodied in the mouth with plenty of texture and savoury verve to please the most fickle wine-lover. Dark plum, blackberry and black cherry provide the fruit flavours supported by a swathe of exotic spice, licorice, beef consomme, dried flowers, white pepper, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and rich Barossa earth. The wine displays plenty of 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 ‘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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  3. SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA  Rosso 2016

    SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA Rosso 2016

    Regular Price: $62.00

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    Mostly sourced from the Rivaggi caldera. Mostly nerello mascalese with a portion of grenache. Younger generation winemakers here, working on the remarkable northern slopes of Mount Etna. Hallowed turf; gentle winemaking. Oak presence negligible compared to many on the Mountain – concrete tanks, natural ferment, no fining or filtering here.   "One of the best, young Etna wines I’ve seen. Learn More

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  1. 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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  2. Schwarz Meta Mataro 2017

    Schwarz Meta Mataro 2017

    Regular Price: $31.99

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    Wine worth crowing about. Mountain herbs, graphite, peppercorn and spice notes come at least in lock-step, if not ahead of, blackberry and plum, leather and earth flavours. It’s different, in a good way. It’s fresh and complex, more-ish and highly engaging. Weight doesn’t really come into it but there’s more than enough here. Refreshing feel to it just puts another tick on the positive side of the ledger." Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  3. Schwarz Meta Grenache 2017

    Schwarz Meta Grenache 2017

    Regular Price: $31.99

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    Ultimately this a triumph of a wine. Exactly what you’d want for young Grenache, with this impossible red fruit plumpness, the alcohol not excessive, the tannins welcome. It’s not meant to be a wine for the long term, but it’s got the guts to be convincing. Win. Best drinking: Now to ten years. 18/20, 93/100. 13.8%, $35. Would I buy it? Yes, sure would."Australian Wine Review 93 points   Learn More

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  1. Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2016

    Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2016

    Regular Price: $41.99

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    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! Learn More

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  2. 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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  3. Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

    Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

    Regular Price: $41.99

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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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  1. S.C. Pannell Tanino 2016

    S.C. Pannell Tanino 2016

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    Restrained and savoury upon opening but with air and a moment of composure black cherry, blood plum, mulberry and violet aromas escape leading a palate of dark fruit with a sanguine edge. Plush, svelte, tight and long with ample earthy and peresitent tannins that despite the name do not overpower but support a dense core of dark fruit. CELLARING The tannins, as the name suggests, will help help this wine in cellar for as long as you can keep it or up to 15 years whichever comes first. Learn More

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  2. S.C. Pannell GST 2016

    S.C. 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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  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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