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  1. 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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  2. Adelina Watervale Riesling 2016

    Adelina Watervale Riesling 2016

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price: $24.00

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    Here’s a juicier style of Watervale. Pretty, perfumed, green apples, white flowers, vanilla and the like. Has firm but clean acidity, offset by gentle sweetness of lime and apple. Finish is chalky – almost open weave in texture – and quite long. Suggestion of aniseed in the aftertaste. May carry a touch of residual sugar? but the overall effect is thoroughly charming." Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au

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  3. Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay  2016

    Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016

    Regular Price: $30.50

    Special Price: $28.99

     “Adelaide Hills chardonnay grown at 400 metres. Fermented wild. Matured in French oak, 20% new, for nine months prior to bottling. Some malo, some not. It’s light-ish in some ways but it’s ever-so-attractive. Lemon, nectarine and pear flavours float across the tongue, the texture just-so, the acidity neatly contained within the fruit and yet offering plenty of refreshment.
    It looks bright in the glass and feels bright in the mouth. It’s still building, still findings its way in the world, but for length, balance and mouthfeel it has it going on.”
    92 points, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au


     

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  1. Bondar Wines Junto GSM 2016

    Bondar Wines Junto GSM 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

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    “Grown mostly on the Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale. 43 year old grenache vines; 65 year old shiraz vines; mataro from nearby. Some whole bunches, mostly with the mataro. All old oak. Bottled unfined/unfiltered. Another fantastic release from Bondar. Just the right mix of structure, flavour and interest. This is a savoury, sinewy wine first and foremost though flavours of graphite, woodsmoke, black cherry and fennel mean that there’s plenty else going on. Those strains of spicy tannin though; those fistfuls of smoked twigs and spices; they really set the scene. It twirls and twists through the mouth like it’s mapping out genes. A light-but-exquisite red wine.” 93 points, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au

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  2. Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna Old Vine Grenache 2016

    Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna Old Vine Grenache 2016

    Regular Price: $26.99

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    PAX AETERNA* {Eternal Peace} Single vineyard old (survivor) vine GrenacheNouveau style with 25% whole bunch. This is bare Barossa beauty. The grower, Kevin Schild, is the custodian of these 82 year-old vines from Light Pass, Northern Barossa (GPS coords: 34° 29'07" S 139° 00'57"). Unfixed & unfiltered. 467 Doz. made


    Bang on. Both fresh and characterful. Not at all overdone – indeed it’s only light- to medium-weight – and yet there’s enough power to the fruit to make an impression. It’s made to be fresh and accessible and yet it pays homage to the age of the vines; it lets tension in through the front door. Sand, red and black cherry, graphite, cloves and rusty dry spices. A leathery, licoricey kick to the finish. Just enough tannin.
    Poise, presentation, the lot." &nb

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  3. 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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  1. Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2015

    Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2015

    Regular Price: $40.00

    Special Price: $38.99

    It takes time to open up but once it has it’s a pearl. It’s full of black pepper and five spice character and, indeed, it’s smoky and reductive and a touch stinky. Be warned. It’s that style of wine. But it combines elegance and power, juicy fruit and a taut run of tannin, and in the end it sings long and harmonious. Did I mention nuts? And peppers? And herbs? It’s beautiful now, and it’s going to mature deliciously."
    Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au


    A strikingly fragrant and perfumed effort from Clonakilla, this wine captures you instantaneously. It is superbly constructed, aromatically fragrant, perfumed and darkly fruited; on the palate spice, superfine tannins and then the finish that just lingers and expands.
    97 points James Halliday

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  2. Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2015

    Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2015

    Regular Price: $105.00

    Special Price: $99.99

    I’m taken. Gorgeous, silky texture, a symphony of character in fragrance, game meats, herbs, red berries, clove, sweet spice. The palate is incredible – supple, pliant, long, satiny yet etched with the finest tat-work of lacy tannin. It’s savoury, fruit driven, pure-feeling but lifted on fine spicy oak and glossy acidity. In essence, it drinks utterly superbly. It’s next level. It’s a new classic for Clonakilla. Glory be. Rated : 97 Points Winefront.com.au


    Wine Companion tasting note. 


    James Halliday - Published on 03 Nov 2016


    Tim Kirk's Socratean dissatisfaction has led to changes in the vineyard and winery alike. One particular change is the increase in the percentage of whole bunches, resulting in even greater perfume and more texture, yet leaving the mouth fresh. Spices are embroidered on the red fruits with unequalled attention to detail.
    98 points James Halliday


     
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  3. 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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  1. Coriole Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Coriole Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Regular Price: $31.50

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    "Liquorice, chocolate, gum leaf, tobacco and black fruit. Full bodied, big spread of ripe and fleshy tannin, red and black fruit, sage and lavender mouth-perfume, cool acidity, and a long tobacco laced finish. Lovely wine. All of the McLaren Vale and plenty of the Cabernet Sauvignon too. Touch and go for 94 points.
    94 points Winefront.com.au

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  2. Coriole McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014

    Coriole McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014

    Regular Price: $31.50

    Special Price: $30.99

    The aroma is lifted with plum, mocha and spice. The palate is rich and complex with juicy red and black fruits, spice and integrated oak.


    An elegant full bodied style with depth and balance, typical of our ‘Estate Grown’ range. Confidently cellar this wine for 10 years. 

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  3. 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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  1. 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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  • Coriole Vineyards Fiano 2016

    Coriole Vineyards Fiano 2016

    Regular Price: $28.00

    Special Price: $26.50

    Pie apple, alpine herbs and candle wax, chamomile tea and ripe lemon. Pulpy lemon laced apple flavours, almost chalky texure with some raw almond, crunch of acidity (though not too much) and dry and saline finish offering a pleasant amount of gustatory bitterness. Yep. Another good ‘un. Touch and go for 94 points. Serve it cool, not cold." 93 points Winefront.com.au

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  • Dark Matter Spiced Rum

    Dark Matter Spiced Rum

    Regular Price: $90.00

    Special Price: $85.00

    In the glass, the quality and freshness of the ingredients create a huge whack of intense ginger, fruitcake and brown spice aromatics and the class of the molasses creates a texture and a finesse across the palate that is unique in spiced rum in our experience. This is not the only element of Dark Matter that is atypical for its category - the purity and balance of the spirit, the intensity of flavour and the refreshing and savoury, wildly spicy kick on the finish makes Dark Matter an ideal sipping Spiced Rum. It also marries beautifully in a Dark & Stormy, with a dry Ginger Beer (such as the StrangeLove Organic Ginger Beer) or simply with Strangelove’s Organic Smoked Cola and some fresh lime. No matter how it is served, Dark Matter offers a terrific drinking experience and has clearly set a new benchmark for Spiced Rum category.


    Or as the Dark Matter boys put it, “The taste equivalent of warping into a liquid black hole but without every atom in your body being crushed to an infinitely small point.”

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    1. Delamere Estate Chardonnay 2015

      Delamere Estate Chardonnay 2015

      Regular Price: $43.00

      Special Price: $41.50

      Wild yeast, a touch of mlf, a powerful hit of fruit flavour and the length to consummate it. This is an excellent wine to spend time with. On a bright line of acidity are hung quality fruit and oak. 95 points Campbell Mattinson Wine Companion.
      One sip and I was hooked. This is dangerously good. It’s the kind of chardonnay so many of us are looking for. Rich with flavour, sizzling with acidity, purring with length – and yet, all the while, harmonious. It’s complex without making a big deal of it.
      The combination of fruit and oak here is simply beautiful."
      Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au

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    2. Dog Point  Pinot Noir 2014

      Dog Point Pinot Noir 2014

      Regular Price: $47.99

      Special Price: $46.00

      This is the most triumphant Dog Point Pinot yet. I had to try this three times, coming back time and time again just to confirm whether it was ‘that good’ and my nose/mouth wasn’t deceiving me. Seriously concentrated, even in its absolute youth this looks spot on, all bright red fruit and a little stemmy sap on the nose. The palate is deep and surprisingly firm, entirely mouthwatering despite the low acidity, the long, spicy, sappy finish a masterpiece.


      Central Otago be damned! Masterful and grown up Marlborough Pinot with a vitality that is unmatched. Interesting that this had me thinking about the brilliant Fromm Pinots when tasting this (which are some of the best Pinots in the region). Maybe it is the low acid and bright fruit? What a wine. Ready to go already as well. Yes. Best drinking 2016-2026. 18.7/20, 95/100. 14%, $35. Would I buy it? Oh yes. Would be nice to have a case of this hanging around the house.



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    3. Gaelic Cemetery Gaelic Cemetery Riesling 2016

      Gaelic Cemetery Gaelic Cemetery Riesling 2016

      Regular Price: $39.50

      Special Price: $38.00

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      "I'm really liking the 2016 Rieslings from South Australia. This wine had been opened two days earlier (I’ve been away) and my wife reliably informs me that it’s much better now. I trust her judgement entirely. Girls are most often better at tasting wine than men, though they seem to lack the ‘Train Spotter’ gene which is responsible for the sometimes obsessive collector mentality found in many males. Offered as a broad generalisation/observation, of course.


      Beautiful perfume here – blossoms, lime and green apple – leading into a lean yet curiously flavoursome palate featuring a fine acidity, and very appealing slate and brick dust texture. Super length, finishing with a real lemonade tang (the intensity of flavour meant here, rather than sweetness). Smashing."
      Rated : 95+ Points Winefront.com.au

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    1. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah 2015

      Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah 2015

      Regular Price: $34.99

      Special Price: $33.99

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      ...... From a fabulous vintage and at the hand of Steve Flamstead, one of Australia’s best winemakers. It has all the right credentials and yet it tastes even better than it sounds. It is just the ticket. Cherry plum, crushed dry leaves, the most blessed slow-crash of tannin, herbage and black pepper, all carried along on a river of silk. Eucalypt and clove characters play side roles. 
      The sleeves of this wine are folded immaculately. It’s neat, tidy, contained. But it’s pure and beautiful; it sits in the glass with its heart wide open."

      Rated : 95 Points Campbell Mattinson Winefront.com.au

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    2. 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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    3. Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot 2014

      Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot 2014

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      Deep crimson red of good intensity and vibrant hue. Intense berry fruits, cassis and chocolate mint character notes with background cedar like oak. Medium bodied, this wine shows a vibrant and lively fruit driven palate with a fleshy middle and soft mature ripe tannin.
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    1. Head Wines the Blonde 2015

      Head Wines the Blonde 2015

      Regular Price: $43.99

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      This, for me at least, is textbook Barossa Shiraz. It’s perfumed and rosy, smooth with milk chocolate, raspberry and plum, light spicy oak framing the fruit beautifully. Medium bodied, silky and fine, melts on the palate and lays the charm on thick throughout. Turkish delight and gossamer fine tannin trails on a long fresh finish. Delightful."
      Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au

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    2. Hither & Yon Nero d'Avola 2016

      Hither & Yon Nero d'Avola 2016

      Regular Price: $25.99

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      Dark cherry red, light purple rim. Black cherry, toasted pinenut and thyme. Dark cherries, blackberry, raspberry licorice. Light fruit weight, quite tart, with woody herbs, a hint of aniseed, fine tannins and red earth. This is a young style, which is clean, juicy and simple. There is just enough sweetness, making it very food friendly.

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    3. Kalleske Wines the Zeitgeist Shiraz 2016

      Kalleske Wines the Zeitgeist Shiraz 2016

      Regular Price: $27.99

      Special Price: $24.99

      Zeitgeist Shiraz is vivid dark indigo-purple in colour. Stunning perfume is the immediate greeting as the powerful aromas emanate from the glass. It's alive, bursting with uplifting fresh violets, blueberry, blackberry and aniseed. There is bright, pure expressive fruit. Well structured, with natural tannins providing a muscular framework the wine is full in body, flavour and mouthfeel. Notably complex for the age, Zeitgeist is enjoyable now with its primal characters but is powered to cellar well for many years to come.
      "Sloshy, soupy-textured wine of dark berry fruitiness, gentle sweetness, whiff of herbs and earths. Potent perfume of berry compote, slick ripe berry fruit to taste, clean, juicy finish lingers with sour-sweet feel. It’s gluggable, slurpy stuff that beckons the drinker back in with urgency. Yum." Rated : 90 Points Winefront.com.au

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    1. Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

      Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

      Regular Price: $24.50

      Special Price: $22.99

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      "Deep, brooding, choc-raspberry, dark chocolate oak, gum leaf and pepper scented wine. Such a smooth ride to taste, inky in its concentration but never overwhelming the palate. Very fine tannins conspire with herb-kissed dark fruits, lifted on fresh acidity and finishing soft and slightly smudged (in the best possible way). Hedonistic, without staining the palate beyond repeat drinking. Very well done." Rated : 92 Points Winefront.com.au
       "Amazing value for money! Superb, featuring clean, pure, ripe Cabernet aromas and a palate which is deep and concentrated with a long, long carry and the ability to mature and reward cellaring ideal ripeness and no obvious eucalyptus/mint." 95 points Gourmet Traveller Wine


       
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    2. Massena The Eleventh Hour 2015

      Massena The Eleventh Hour 2015

      Regular Price: $37.99

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      The dense and primary 2012 reveals dark red cherry and black plum fruits supported by licorice, black pepper and hints of roasted Indian spices. The opulent palate is full of dark cherries and plums and rich chocolate, with typical Barossa plummy fruit sweetness. Its supple tannins and engaging acidity ensure the wines ease in its youth without sacrificing the all important skeleton of structure required to reward drinkers for many years to come.

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    3. Mt Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2016

      Mt Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2016

      Regular Price: $34.00

      Special Price: $32.99

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      "This is a stunning riesling. So dry, so slatey, so well fruited, so charming and so long. It’s Clare to its back teeth. Lemon-lime, florals, spice and that characteristic bath salts character.
      The purity and the sheer deliciousness of the citrus flavours on offer here deserve a mention in the dictionary beside the word: gorgeous."
      Rated : 96 Points Campbell Mattinson Winefront.com.au

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    1. Out of Step Lusatia Park Vineyard Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      Out of Step Lusatia Park Vineyard Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      Regular Price: $26.99

      Special Price: $24.50

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      94 points. “Out of Step never seems to put a foot wrong. Boom boom. You could even say that Out of Step is a name to watch. This wine alone gives credit to that theory: it’s intense in a smooth, elegant way, its heart of barley and tropical fruit is kept tucked behind notes of gravel and woodsmoke. The thing is: picking individual flavours here is difficult. It just presents “as one”. The walls of oak and fruit are down; it’s a unified wine. The mouthfeel here has to be felt to be believed; this is super silken. In all it’s an outstanding wine.” 94 points- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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    2. Out of Step Willow Lake Vineyard Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      Out of Step Willow Lake Vineyard Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      Regular Price: $26.99

      Special Price: $24.50

      Out of Step never seems to put a foot wrong. Boom boom. You could even say that Out of Step is a name to watch. This wine alone gives credit to that theory: it’s intense in a smooth, elegant way, its heart of barley and tropical fruit is kept tucked behind notes of gravel and woodsmoke. The thing is: picking individual flavours here is difficult. It just presents “as one”. The walls of oak and fruit are down; it’s a unified wine. The mouthfeel here has to be felt to be believed; this is super silken. In all it’s an outstanding wine. "
      Rated : 94 Points Winefront.com.au

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    3. Paxton AAA McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 2015

      Paxton AAA McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 2015

      Regular Price: $20.50

      Special Price: $19.50

      2015 AAA - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front It’s a throaty expression of Shiraz Grenache, ....it delivers 100% flavour. Blackberry and raspberry, some liquorice and chocolate, leather and gamey aromas. It’s full bodied, saturated with flavour and fine grained tannins, feels aglow with alcohol, but holds it together and finishes long and savoury. Hearty wine. 

      A 65/35% blend, matured in French barriques. Complex, rich and layered, black and red fruits provide the mosaic of flavours. The tannin and oak management can’t be faulted.
      A lovely wine at a bargain basement price.14% alc, screwcap 96 points, drink to 2030, $25 96 points James Halliday

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