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  1. Woods Crampton The Big Show Dry Red 2014

    Woods Crampton The Big Show Dry Red 2014

    Regular Price: $22.50

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    The nose displays a core of deep, brooding dark berried fruit overlaid with lifted notes of wild forest and exotic spice. The palate shows a core of blue fruits and blood plums matched by the licorice, olive and wild spice of Mataro. The whole bunch character provides tension and detail to the long finish. A very complex and rewarding wines that is still approachable and fun to drink.Peak drinking from mid 2014 to 2024. 

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  2. S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2015

    S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $27.99

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     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. Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

    Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2013

    Regular Price: $27.99

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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 2016

    Schwarz Meta Mataro 2016

    Regular Price: $31.99

    Special Price: $31.00

    As low as: $29.99

    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 same year as its birth! Saucy spices, cinch of stalk and smoke, blackberry and boysenberry. Medium bodied, grainy and stalky, but with nutty and plump bramble fruit, cool acidity and a pleasant spray of amaro herbs in the aftertaste. Lovely wine. Good now, likely better later." Rated : 92+ Points Winefront.com.au

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  2. Schwarz Meta Grenache 2016

    Schwarz Meta Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $31.99

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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

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  3. Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Coriole Sangiovese 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    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

    "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 2016

    Coriole Nero d'Avola 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    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 savoury dimension with supreme slurpability. Tannin rolls on the finish and cleans everything up. Oh, has some dried flower perfume too. 
    They’ve turned out a beauty in 2016. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this. " Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au


     

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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

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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.

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  2. Turkey Flat Grenache 2015

    Turkey Flat Grenache 2015

    Regular Price: $29.50

    Special Price: $28.00

    Barossa grenache to a tee. Sweet and ripe and yet earthen and spicy. Firm-ish with tannin. Raspberried, tarry, a touch of campfire, plenty of juice, some warmth. The way tannin surrounds the fruit and keeps it all controlled and neat adds a touch of class; it elevates it. It’s clearly very good.
    Rated : 92 Points Winefront.com.au

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  3. Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

    Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

    Regular Price: $21.50

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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 cupboard or cellar for a while (12-24 months and 3-5 years respectively) and it will reward your patience by improving and rounding out to be a sublime wine.

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  1. Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

    Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

    Regular Price: $30.00

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    An affordable, authentic Langhe Neb under screwcap. Importer: Fourth Wave Wine Licorice root, perfumed and red fruited with almond in the background. Medium bodied, fresh, very pure and clear, shape and length is very good. Light tannin.
    Approachable and very enjoyable, and while it comes up in the glass beautifully, I don't think it's a cellaring style. 92 points Winefront.com.au

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  2. Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2013

    Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM 2013

    Regular Price: $28.00

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    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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  3. Woods Crampton Graciano 2014

    Woods Crampton Graciano 2014

    Regular Price: $25.50

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    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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  1. Cirillo Estate the Vincent Grenache 2016

    Cirillo Estate the Vincent Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $19.99

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    96 Points. A concentrated and deeply flavoursome Grenache from the sandy Vine Vale soils, this has attractive spicy red and purple berry fruits with some gently stony, almost flinty edges and hints of wild roasting herbs. The palate's beautifully fresh and lithe, really nicely honed in terms of tannin, and vibrant and succulent. Red-plum and dark-cherry flavours snap fresh through the finish.
    Superb wine. Drink now and for 10+ years."- Nick Stock, jamesuckling.com. 96 points

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. Massena Mataro 2013

    Massena Mataro 2013

    Regular Price: $27.99

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    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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  2. Longline Wines Albright Grenache 2014

    Longline Wines Albright Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $26.50

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    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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  3. 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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  1. West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Tempranillo Rose 2016

    West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Tempranillo Rose 2016

    Regular Price: $18.50

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    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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  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.

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  3. Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

    Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

    Regular Price: $29.99

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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


    Grown on coastal sandy soils, hand-picked, destemmed, 5 days cold soak, wild ferment, 20 days on skins, matured for 15 months in French oak (18% new). Splendidly juicy, with a complex web of red fruits, dark chocolate and multi-spice overtones. 
    The winemaking has brought out the best in it. 95 points James Halliday

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  1. 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

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  2. Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2015

    Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2015

    Regular Price: $25.50

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    It’s good Barossa Shiraz with a little something extra for the weekend. Dark fruit, lavender, liquorice, spice and rosemary. Medium bodied, supple and almost juicy, but a bit brooding too, layered with spice and perfumed with sweet herbs. Tannin is well tuned and sits neatly inside the wine with a graphite feel, and the finish is long and shapely with something of a chicory aftertaste.
    It’s complex, interesting, and insanely good value.

    Rated : 94 Points Winefront.com.au

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  3. Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

    Samuels Gorge Graciano 2015

    Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price: $41.00

    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 shallots.

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  1. Pipoli Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero D’Avola 2015

    Pipoli Il Passo Nerello Mascalese Nero D’Avola 2015

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price: $23.00

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    A rich, dark and mellow Sicilian red with cherry and blueberry fruit, framed by cedar and gently spicy oak. Vibrant and juicy with good length.


    No review available yet, below is the review of the previous vintage, the 2014! I think the 2015is better, but not yet reviewed.


    "I picked up a bottle of this in a supermarket while on holiday. I’d not seen it before. It was one of those Japanese supermarkets where everything looked either exciting or frightening or both. Once spotted, I didn’t hesitate. Had no idea what an appropriate price is, or indeed what it’s quality would be like.


    If you see this in a shop anywhere; clear them out. It’s a beautiful, intriguing, tangy, sweet-but-serious wine at a snip of a price. Buy a dozen. Buy two. It’s rusty and redcurrranty, redolent of ripe raspberries, fractionally herbal and chalky but lively, scented, structured, the kit and the caboodle. It’s light and it’s lovely. $20-ish? I’m in." Rated : 92 Points Winefront.com.au

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  2. 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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  3. Express Winemakers Tempranillo 2015

    Express Winemakers Tempranillo 2015

    Regular Price: $26.99

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    Sourced from one of Plantagenet’s vineyards. There’s rumour that it is one of the original new wave tempranillo plantings of the variety in Australia, potentially. Planted 1999 or so.


    Has some flesh, has lots of charm. Indeed, this is one of the great tempranillos of Australia. It’s packed with sinewy tannin, shrewd in dark fruit, coal and spice character through and through. Hugely aromatic, funk and wildness, a sip and it’s almost aggressive with you, yet it is deeply satisfying. No faking it’s worth or intent.

    Rated : 94 Points Winefront.com.au

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