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  1. SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2013

    SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2013

    Regular Price: $26.99

    Special Price: $25.50

    As low as: $24.99

    The palate is long and tasty with a tannic finish that is vitally important to balance the wine richness and make it best suited to drinking with food. A plate of chorizo, jamon or salumi immediately springs to mind.
    A bouquet of lavender and violets with raspberry, dusty black spice, sarsaparilla root and baked clay. Some plummy depth on the palate which is kissed lightly by mocha oak. The acidity is fine and segues wonderfully into sandy tannin. A wine of true balance and poise. Exotic yet it should have wide appeal…and the value is sky-high. 94 points Wine Will Eat Itself

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  2. Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Malbec

    Bodega Catena Zapata Alamos Malbec

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price: $16.50

    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.

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  3. 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 not at all overly sweet. ... Finishes with firm, fine, building tannins and excellent length.

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  1. Jed Wines Argentina Malbec

    Jed Wines Argentina Malbec

    Regular Price: $21.99

    Special Price: $19.50

    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.

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  2. Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2012

    Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2012
    $38.00

    93 points - Philip White - ... . manufacture, then charging an extra fiver for making available the privilege of drinking her raw and unwritten. Get some mates and lovers round for dinner. Dob in and buy one each of these. Then bring three conventional favourites, pour ’em blind, and argue all night.
    Deep, bright crimson-purple; the deeply-fruited bouquet leads into an immaculately balanced and structured medium- to full-bodied palate, with plum, black cherry and blackberry to the fore, quality oak and fine-grained tannins bringing up the finish. 95 points James Halliday

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  3. Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Rousanne 2011

    Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Rousanne 2011
    $33.00

    $35; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 94+ points Phillip White - THIS wine just stole my tattered heart.
    My first taste of a Shiraz Roussanne blend came in the form of d’Arenberg’s The Wild Pixie 2008. This has an even larger Roussanne component of 15% and it’s actually the better wine  ...  Flagrantly floral and outrageously perfumed. Purple fruits, anise, pepper, raspberry and a whole cornucopia of other fragrances. The white grape influence is not only apparent on the nose but also the palate which is silky and slippery with fine, drying tannin. It’s a crazy ride but an enjoyable one just the same. If John Waters made a wine this would be it. 93 Very Good Wine Will Eat Itself

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  1.  Torzi Matthews Old Vines Shiraz 1903 single vineyard of Domenico Martino 2012

    Torzi Matthews Old Vines Shiraz 1903 single vineyard of Domenico Martino 2012

    Regular Price: $35.00

    Special Price: $32.50

    As low as: $30.00

    ($35; 14.2% alcohol; screw cap; 93++ points). Phillip White So what makes this better?  Start with its alarming purity of message.  It's a letter of love from one tiny patch of priceless heirloom Shiraz in the northern Barossa. It's disgusting in its brazen determination to seduce. Take all the fruits and aspects of the Longhop above, and dilute them about 5:1 in a deep simmer of mulberry and baby beetroot.  Smack your favourite schoolteacher's blackboard duster against the side of the glass to add some country.  Then think of black satin and silk, patent leather court shoes and Jean Deprez Bal à Versailles perfume.  Take a schlück, and you get the sense of iron as much as sinuous acid and flesh.  Sexy beast's packin' a heavy short, so you get those whiffs of gunblue and cordite just to warn you that you're in the dark alone with this one.  Good for duck or softer, creamy cheddar.  And still inexpensive.

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  2. Head Wines the Blonde 2013

    Head Wines the Blonde 2013

    Regular Price: $43.99

    Special Price: $41.50

    As low as: $40.00

    From Stone Well. Note well. Two words Floral, silky, red and black fruits, light spice. Medium to full bodied, sweet vanilla cream and boysenberry, light fine grained tannin–lovely feel and texture–smooth and subtle with bright perky fruit and plenty of length. Love the super fine tannin that draws out the finish.
    Regular Blonde fanciers will not be disappointed. 93+ points Gary Walsh Winefront

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  3. Lamura Nero d'Avola DOC (full case buy only)

    Lamura Nero d'Avola DOC (full case buy only)

    Regular Price: $16.00

    Special Price: $14.99

    How much flavour can you expect from a red wine at this near rock bottom price? When it comes to nero d’Avola (the black grape of Avola, a town in eastern Sicily, and the island’s most widely planted variety), the answer is far more than you might expect. Sealed with a screwcap and from a good vintage, the Lamura may be made in big volumes, but it is exactly the type of spicy, soft-tannined Mediterranean red that shows the promise of modern Sicilian vino. The palate is fresh, clean, fruit driven and dry

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