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  1. SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA  Rosso 2016

    SRC’ AZIENDA AGRICOLA CRASA Rosso 2016

    Regular Price: $62.00

    Special Price: $60.00

    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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  2. LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    LA PURISIMA ‘Estio’ Monastrell Tinto 2014

    Regular Price: $15.00

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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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  3. 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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  1. Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $21.50

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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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  2. Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

    Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $29.99

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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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  3. Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Regular Price: $69.00

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    ..... 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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  1. 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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  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. 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. Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2016

    Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2016

    Regular Price: $22.00

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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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  3. 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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  1. S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2016

    S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2016

    Regular Price: $27.99

    Special Price: $26.50

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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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  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. Coriole Sangiovese 2016

    Coriole Sangiovese 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    "They do wonderful work with Sangiovese at Coriole. I’m tasting this alongside a few other Sangiovese, including a Brunello. An excellent release. It’s fresh but dense, cherry and hazelnut with a spray of dried herb, lovely bright flavour, a bit of chewy tannin, clean acidity, and a long fresh and savoury finish, that tannin cleaning up nicely. It’s classic Sangiovese, with a McLaren Vale twist. " Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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  2. Coriole Barbera 2016

    Coriole Barbera 2016

    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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  3. Coriole Nero d'Avola 2016

    Coriole Nero d'Avola 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

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    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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  1. Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Babo Nero d' Avola 2013

    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price: $22.99

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    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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  2. Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2017

    Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2017

    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. Ravensworth Estate Sangiovese 2016

    Ravensworth Estate Sangiovese 2016

    Regular Price: $36.00

    Special Price: $34.50

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    Great colour, was the first comment out of my mouth. Pale garnet with bronze edge. Lovely. Very savoury perfume hit with cherry juice and pomegranate. Shows clove and white pepper. Palate has this transparent wash of sour cherry fruit and a sheath of very fine, firm, chewy tannins. Ethereal but tightly wound. Very lovely feel here, a very good wine indeed." Rated : 94+ Points Winefront.com.au     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

    As low as: $69.99
    ....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. 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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  3.  Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Special Price: $22.99

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    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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  1. Dune Pyla 2017

    Dune Pyla 2017

    Regular Price: $28.50

    Special Price: $26.99

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    This wine is comprised of  Nero d’Avola,  Mourvedre, Carignan and Shiraz. These are all grown on sandy soils at our vineyard in Blewitt Springs in the North East of McLaren Vale. These late ripening varieties were hand picked, destemmed and co-fermented in open fermenters and then spent 12 months in seasoned oak barrels. The lightest in our range but by no means a simple wine.  Nero d'Avola and Carignan provide bright floral pe Learn More

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  2. 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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  3. Fattorie Parri Chianti Montespertoli Riserva 2015

    Fattorie Parri Chianti Montespertoli Riserva 2015

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $29.99

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    Tasted this with a few people last night, from novice to seasoned taster, and they all just loved it. Importer: Mondo Imports Rich, almost liquorice scented, sweetness of cherry fruit, mint, suede, and a touch of balsamic. Medium-bodied, but rich and plump,  sweet tannin, succulence and flavour, bright and so yum. A little ‘mineral’ feel too. Length is excellent. Flat out delicious. This is cracking value, and a wonderful drink. Rated : 94 Points W Learn More

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  1. Luke Lambert Reds Pack 2016

    Luke Lambert Reds Pack 2016

    Regular Price: $285.00

    Special Price: $270.00

    Superb Releases from Luke Lambert, this pack contains 3 bottles Luke Lambert Nebbiolo 2016 - Australia’s premier nebbiolo, one could reason ably. When GW and I visited Luke Lambert last he put on some of the best snacks too – farmhouse cheese, rustic sausage, outstanding bread, though he didn’t offer us a beer which is usually minus two points for any winery visit. I rate Luke Lambert’s winery 96 points Rated 94+ Points Winef Learn More

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  2. 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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  3. Rudderless Wines Malbec 2016

    Rudderless Wines Malbec 2016

    Regular Price: $33.00

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    Blood plum and dried roses, a little spice, aniseed and cedar, something like a freshly opened deck of durries too. Medium bodied, has this lovely ripe and chewy tannin, boysenberry freshness, and a fine perfume wafting about in the mouth. Finish is firm, sure, and appropriately long. Energetic and, well, very good. Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au Learn More

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