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  1. Graci Etna Rosso 2014

    Graci Etna Rosso 2014

    Regular Price: $43.00

    Special Price: $40.00

    This fragrant red offers alluring scents of rose, red berry and cake spice. The radiant, structured palate is endowed with finesse, offering ripe black cherry, raspberry, licorice and flinty mineral. Firm, refined tannins and bright acidity provide the framework.
    Drink 2020 through 2025. 93 points Wine Enthusiast


    High toned with purple flower and almost Syrah-like Leather and spices on the back palate which donate richness and structure to the wine.
    Really stunning! 93 points Decanter Magazine

     

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  2. Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

    Zerella Wines LaGita Nero d’Avola 2014

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price: $28.50

    As low as: $27.99

    "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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  3. Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino Rosso Dei Dardi 2015

    Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino Rosso Dei Dardi 2015

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $31.99

    As low as: $30.00

    This is a primal, untamed expression of pure Nebbiolo fruit


    Dark cherry, liquorice, violet and dried rose perfume. Medium bodied, fleshy and ripe, with layers of meaty and silky tannin, clean acidity, and an almost bubblegum perfume in the aftertaste. It's good fun now, though I reckon it will be much better with a couple of years in the cellar to let it settle down. What a bargain! 


    Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au

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  1. Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2014

    Kalleske The Buckboard Durif 2014

    Regular Price: $26.99

    Special Price: $25.50

    As low as: $25.00

    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.

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  2. Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘Almuvedre’ Monastrell, DO Alicante

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price: $17.50

    As low as: $17.00

    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!

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  3. Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Rey del Mundo Rioja Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $21.50

    Special Price: $19.99

    As low as: $19.00

    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

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  1. Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price: $27.99

    As low as: $26.99

    It’s a very young and slightly raw wine, and while it’s probably meant to be enjoyed young, I’d either throw it into a decanter for a couple of hours, or pop it in the cellar for another couple of years: it makes a big difference. Anyway, as at now, it’s red fruited and perfumed, showing some sweet aniseed and spice, along with a whiff of new leather. Medium bodied, brightly lit and vibrant, with red cherry and red berry flavours, light chalky tannin, and a long gently sweet finish that’s perfumed and very fine. Remarkable wine for the money. 93+ points Winefront.com.au

    Learning about Barolo, the PERFECT place to start! Let me know if you'd like some, but be quick. Won't Last!

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  2. Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso 2014

    Regular Price: $69.00

    Special Price: $65.00

    As low as: $63.00
    In stock, May 20th

     

    "2014 Passopisciaro  Passorosso (Formerly Passopisciaro) Bright red-ruby. The captivating nose combines strawberry, raspberry, minerals, violet and flint aromas. Creamy-sweet but amazingly light on its feet, offering palate-staining, perfumed flavors of soft red berries, ripe red cherry, vanilla, aromatic herbs and crushed rock. Rich, ripe and suave, but displays a penetrating, saline and energetic quality that gives this beauty a three-dimensional mouthfeel and a light-on-its-feet quality.

    Finishes with great length and wonderfully polished tannins.

    Absolute knockout wine: from a memorable vintage on Etna,

    this is most likely the best Passorosso ever (in earlier vintages, it used to be called simply Passopisciaro). Mainly Nerello Mascalese."

     

    97 points Ian D'Agata Vinous
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  3. Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2014

    Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $22.99

    Special Price: $21.50

    As low as: $21.00

    The Wine Front - Gary Walsh - 92pts - ... A more spicy, savoury expression of Grenache, and while it does have some pretty florals, it's more earthen and red fruited rather than confected. Medium bodied, almost delicate, with a gentle rasp of tannin, even acidity, and a long spicy finish. It's right in the zone for drinking now. Heaps of charm and drinking appeal.


    Jancis Robinson MW - 17pts - Pale cherry red. Light, sweet, delicate nose - really quite perfumed - and also very delicate on the palate. This certainly doesn't taste anything like a 15 per cent-er. Very beautiful texture and freshness. Entertaining fruit and very succulent. No jamminess. Bravo! Really super charming with raspberry fruit and just a hint of something medicinal to give it interest. Maybe Barossa has something to teach Chateauneuf?




    Jamie Goode - 92 pts -  "From the southern edge of the valley, this is highly aromatic with floral red cherry fruit and a lush, liqueur-like raspberry fruit quality. Supple and smooth in the mouth with bright frsh red cherry fruit. This is a bit Pinot-like, but has a grippy, spicy edge. Such a pretty expression of Grenache."


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  1. Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2014

    Regular Price: $36.99

    Special Price: $35.00

    As low as: $33.00

    …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 beautiful Grenache awarded Gold by all panel members.


     

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  2. Guilty By Association Preservative Free Nero d'Avola 2015

    Guilty By Association Preservative Free Nero d'Avola 2015

    Regular Price: $21.00

    Special Price: $20.00

    As low as: $19.00

    Preservative-free and vegan-friendly are just two extra-ordinary features of this delicious wine.


    Probably our favourite current release from this producer. Smells like Nero, all the blood plums, cherry and liquorice, but with a saline edge, and maybe a little mint. Medium bodied, fleshy, cherries, fine grained tannin, some brine, spice and a pretty convincing finish. Not guilty of being ordinary, is the verdict. Gary Walsh, Winefront 91 points

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  3. Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo 2015

    Adelina Eternal Return Nebbiolo 2015

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.99

    As low as: $25.00

    "In the scheme of Australian nebbiolo, currently, this is sensational value. More kudos to the whip smart winemaking nous of braniacs Colin McBryde and Jennie Gardner, and of course, the wonderful grapes grown on the Gardner estate (though this isn’t grown there).


    This has charisma. Old rose petals, sweet pot pourri, pepper, Chinese five spice, dark cherries. Great bouquet, evocative and enticing. Palate is juicy, deep in flavour, richer than expected but tied down on peeling waves of building, puckering, suede tannins. Has a sexy brushed velvet feel to it across it’s huge length. Antipasto watch out. Sensational drinking." Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au

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  1. Three Dark Horses Grenache 2016

    Three Dark Horses Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price: $23.50

    As low as: $22.00

    "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.com.au

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  2. La Vendetta Toscana Sangiovese (full case buy)

    La Vendetta Toscana Sangiovese (full case buy)

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    As low as: $17.00

    A steal at the price. Importer: Fourth Wave Wine It works best as a quaffer but quality-wise it’s better than that. Beautiful fruit. Clean savouriness. Tastes of black cherries, spice, and peanut oil. Ferrous aromatics. Builds in the glass. I wouldn’t age it but I’d buy a case of this for drinking over the next year in a heartbeat. Rated : 91 Points

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  3. Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz

    Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz

    Regular Price: $15.99

    Special Price: $15.50

    As low as: $14.99

    Youthful, bright and perfumed, this highly enjoyable Spanish red is packed with dark plum, blueberry, spice, raspberry coulis and floral notes. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity, beautifully supported by silky texture and smooth mouthfeel. A fabulous medium-full-bodied red offering loads of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2018. Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz

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  1. SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2015

    SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2015

    Regular Price: $28.99

    Special Price: $27.50

    As low as: $25.50
    Out of stock

     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 styled red of spice and gentle sweetness, in broad brushstrokes, makes it ideal for our proclivities to dishes with chilli or south east Asian spice, or equally relevant to Australia’s love of Mediterranean foods and dishes. Good vibes.

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  2. Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2015

    Woods Crampton Third Wheel Rose 2015

    Regular Price: $22.50

    Special Price: $20.50

    As low as: $20.00

    Made mostly with mataro, but with dashes of both grenache and shiraz. Fermented dry. No time on skins but plenty of blush to the colour. “Rose is no longer a third wheel, it’s a legitimate style. You don’t make them by accident. They’re light reds. You make them with purpose.”The appeal is clear, and obvious. Gorgeous perfume. Gorgeous fruit. Jubey for the most part but as it rushes through the palate it begins to crackle with a herbal dryness.


    Perfect style of rose. Execution to match. Has a bit of body, a bit of spunk, and yet it just wants you to drink it. 94 points Winefront.com.au

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    La Vendetta Barbera Sangiovese

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    As low as: $17.00

    A steal at the price. Importer: Fourth Wave Wine It works best as a quaffer but quality-wise it’s better than that. Beautiful fruit. Clean savouriness. Tastes of black cherries, spice, and peanut oil. Ferrous aromatics. Builds in the glass. I wouldn’t age it but I’d buy a case of this for drinking over the next year in a heartbeat. Rated : 91 Points

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  1. Le Chat Noir Cinsault Rose

    Le Chat Noir Cinsault Rose

    Regular Price: $16.50

    Special Price: $15.50

    As low as: $15.00

    Crushed sticks kind of wine. Pale Turkish delight colour. Excellent carry through the finish. If it fleshes out the way I’d expect it will be high value drinking for the second half of next summer. 90 points Winefront

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  2. Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2011

    Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2011

    Regular Price: $28.50

    Special Price: $27.99

    As low as: $26.00

    has a strong and savory bouquet of mixed red and black fruit, lots of dried herbs and a dash of leather. Tasting the wine reveals jammy mixed berries, dried herbs, and some good prominent tannins. (Prominent, but not overdone by any means.) This is a very good, rich wine with some savory smoky notes. The finish is long, dry and spicy with a bit of mocha, some earthiness and a little dark berry. Viva la Monastrell!

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  3. La Purisima 'Estio' Monastrell Blend 2009

    La Purisima 'Estio' Monastrell Blend 2009

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price: $18.50

    As low as: $17.50

    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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  1. Mandoleto Pinot Grigio (Case Buy)

    Mandoleto Pinot Grigio (Case Buy)

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price: $13.00

    a classic vintage throughout much of Europe and Veneto was no exception. The vineyards began with excellent soil moisture levels and the vines responded well to ideal spring conditions before a very warm, dry summer slowed growth and limited yields. A warm , clear Autumn provided excellent ripening but crucially cool nights ensured the retention of naturally acidity. The wines are surprisingly fresh and aromatic with excellent depth of flavour.


    Pale and delicate in colour with subtle citrus and floral aromas. The palate is elegant and delightfully fresh with delicate citrus and tropical flavours building to notes of ripe pear matched by soft mineral acidity before a dry finish.

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  2. Maretti Barbera Nebbiolo (Full case buy)

    Maretti Barbera Nebbiolo (Full case buy)

    Regular Price: $23.00

    Special Price: $20.00

    Dark brick red in colour  with crimson highlights. The nose is already expressive and inviting with a complex array of fresh red fruits, dried herbs, forest undergrowth and aniseed. The palate is medium to full bodied, driven by core of supple raspberry and dark plum flavours courtesy of the Barbera. Nebbiolo adds structure and length alongside fine tannins. Enjoy in its youth with a wide range of rich Italian dishes.
    A 'mini' Barolo, for this price? Unbelievable ... yet true. Stock up, I have! Gavin Trott

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  3. Head Wines the Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    Head Wines the Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price: $33.50

    As low as: $32.00

    "Krondorf. 100 % Shiraz (BVRC30 clone). 50% new French oak foudre (2250L) woo hoo! 20% whole bunches.


    Has perfume and spice laid on thick, and also this kind of ferrous thing going on that’s quite intriguing. Bramble fruit, grilled meat, very subtle cinnamon oak, medium bodied, lively and slightly sappy, fine emery tannin, with plenty of spice on a long cool finish. Savoury and lithe expression of Barossa Shiraz, and very nicely done too."
    Rated : 94 Points Winefront.com.au

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  1. Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Tempranillo

    Telmo Rodriguez ‘LZ’ Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $30.99

    Special Price: $29.50

    As low as: $26.50

    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 $$

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  2. Telmo Rodriguez 'Dehesa Gago' Tempranillo

    Telmo Rodriguez 'Dehesa Gago' Tempranillo

    Regular Price: $32.00

    Special Price: $29.99

    As low as: $29.50

    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.

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  3. Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera

    Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera

    Regular Price: $22.00

    Special Price: $21.50

    As low as: $21.00

    A super versatile grape, juicy and friendly, the Pico Maccario family specializes in the Barbera variety, native to Piedmont in Northern Italy. Their years of experience makes them the perfect winery to produce such a tasty, easy-going red at such an outstanding price. Vibrant purple-red wine, light-bodied and fresh with aromas of cherry and raspberry, it finishes with the same array of fresh berries, sweet plum, delicate tannins and soft earthy notes on the palate.

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  1. Samuels Gorge Mourvedre 2015

    Samuels Gorge Mourvedre 2015

    Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price: $41.00

    As low as: $38.00

    ...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!

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  2.   Elefante La Mancha Garnacha

    Elefante La Mancha Garnacha

    Regular Price: $13.99

    Special Price: $12.99

    As low as: $12.50
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    .... it jumped out as irresistible. Not difficult to see why.  If you like the mainstay of Australian grenache, you will like this Spanish version. Sweet fruit, minerally tannin, dry finish. Gunsmoke. Obviously accessible but the fruit has character and class. Black and red licorice. Beautiful freshness. Energetic wine from go to whoa. You just want to drink it. Under $15? Excellent buying.  89 Points Screwcap Drink : 2013 – 2015 . Campbell Mattinson.  www.winefront.com.au
    ..... The big news is that it's even better than Spain's top-selling red wine in this country. It's an authentic and structured grenache which sets a dynamic contrast between blackberry, plum and liquorice fruit, subtle herbal complexity and firm, fine rustic tannins. This is declassified Campo de Borja from north-eastern Spain, not classified, because that would only make it more expensive.  90 points. Tyson Stelzer. Wine Taste Special Edition 108
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  3. Mandoleto Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane  (Case Buy)

    Mandoleto Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane (Case Buy)

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price: $13.50

    Black jellybeans stuffed in leather pants, dark cherry, iron filings, damp earth, sweet dried herbs. Medium bodied, clean acidity, cherry and blackcurrant, light but grainy chalky tannin and pretty decent length. A little gamey, perhaps, but such a good drinking wine.
    Recommended unconditionally. Drink now.
    90 points Winefront.com.au
    ....  the palate is a lively mix of berries and savoury tannins with lively acidity. Not surprisingly it’s easy to drink with a spicy imprint on the finish. Another impressive import with bags of bright personality that begs for food. WiningPom

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