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The Australian wine industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million litres a year to the international export market with only about 40% of production consumed domestically. Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totaling approximately 160,000 hectares; however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. With the major varieties being predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines are often labeled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.

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  • ALL SAINTS ESTATE 2013 DURIF

    Item #: 302000
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Rutherglen, Australia
    100 % Durif (Petit Sirah)
    All Saints, although one of the oldest wineries in Australia, due to a new generat...

    Rutherglen, Australia
    100 % Durif (Petit Sirah)
    All Saints, although one of the oldest wineries in Australia, due to a new generation of winemakers is now one of the most renowned “New Wave” Aussie wineries. This Durif – or Petite Sirah – is a prime example of their crisp, pure and clean style. A delicious and unique wine that show a tremendous character and sense of place, it has savory aromas and bright, lip-smacking up-front red fruit, just-right tannins and a nicely juicy finish. It has an interesting savory quality and good minerality. A bold, yet bright and clean red quaffer – a wonderful combination and hard to find – much less at this price.
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  • ANDREW THOMAS 2010 SWEETWATER SHIRAZ

    Item #: 381079
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JAMES HALLIDAYS 93 POINTS - "Another individual vineyard Hunter Valley shiraz in our range, this one hailing from a ...
    JAMES HALLIDAYS 93 POINTS - "Another individual vineyard Hunter Valley shiraz in our range, this one hailing from a vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern part of the Lower Hunter. Planted in 1998, the red brown loam soils over limestone are what give this wine its unique floral lift and character. The relatively vigourous vines are usually crop thinned to around 4 tonnes per Hectare each year which ensures even ripening and produces wonderfully concentrated fruit. 50 cases for US Market."

    Hunter Valley, Australia
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  • BLEASDALE 2013 FRANK POTTS LANGHORNE CREEK

    Item #: 378621
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 92
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 92 POINTS - "(raised for a year in large French oak barrels, 27% of them new): Bright vio...
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 92 POINTS - "(raised for a year in large French oak barrels, 27% of them new): Bright violet color. Powerful smoke- and spice-accented aromas of fresh blueberry, cherry-vanilla and cured tobacco, with a floral nuance building with air. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering sappy dark berry preserve flavors with suggestions of candied flowers, licorice and mocha. Supple, slowbuilding tannins provide grip to the impressively long finish, which leaves boysenberry and smoky mineral notes behind.

    Winemakers Notes: Lovely red berry and darker fruit aromas, notably blackcurrant, plum and lifted violets with a touch of black olives. These characters continue onto the palate supported by layers of nutmeg, cinnamon and spice oak flavours, with a hint of vanilla. Balanced, finely structured and perfumed, this wine shows considerable length and structure & will benefit from cellaring for 10 to 20 years. Bottled without filtration, decanting 2 hour’s prior to consumption is recommended.
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  • BLEASDALE 2014 THE BROAD SIDE

    Item #: 378466
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 90
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 90 POINTS - "(aged in French and American oak barrels of various size, 10% of them new): ...
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 90 POINTS - "(aged in French and American oak barrels of various size, 10% of them new): Glassstaining ruby. Ripe cherry and blackberry aromas show very good energy and an enlivening jolt of peppery spices. Plush and seamless on the palate, conveying real power to its black and blue fruit, lavender pastille and white pepper flavors. Finishes broad and fleshy, with repeating spiciness, velvety tannins and strong persistence. This wine has the balance to reward patience but is also pretty appealing right now."

    Wine Makers Notes: The great Australian blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon with a little touch of Malbec. The wine shows the harmony of the varieties with plum and blackcurrant fruits, typical chocolate character from the Shiraz and boysenberry spice from the Malbec. A juicy palate with persistent flavor and smooth velvety tannins. Enjoy with a hearty winter stew or summer BBQ.
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  • CHARTOGNE-TAILLET 2011 EXTRA BRUT LES ORIZEAUX

    Item #: 377634
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    PETER LEIM 2 STARS-"As usual, this feels concentrated and rich in flavor, showing both the grandeur of the site and ...
    PETER LEIM 2 STARS-"As usual, this feels concentrated and rich in flavor, showing both the grandeur of the site and the depth and complexity characteristic of these 50-year-old Pinot Noir vines. Its fruit is notably ripe, almost coulis-like in tone, staining the palate in its intensity, and its aromas persist with excellent length, supported by a tense, vibrant structure. While this might not be as complete as the magnificent 2009 or 2008 were, this is hardly a fault, as it’s a highly compelling and soil-expressive wine in its own right. You will want to buy this, if you are fortunate enough to be allocated a bottle or two. Last tasted: 3/15."

    Chartogne-Taillet is headquartered in Merfy, in the Massif de St-Thierry five miles northwest of Reims. Proprietor Alexandre Chartogne worked a stage with Anselme Selosse, who has heavily influenced his ideas on viticulture. Today, all of Chartogne's parcels are plowed where possible, and numerous cover crops are grown between the rows of vines. Above all, the viticulture is focused on preserving and expressing the distinct characters of Merfy's various terroirs. "What is unusual about Merfy is that we have clay and sand over chalk," says Alexandre, "so the vines are living in two different environments. It's important that the roots go deep into the ground in order to extract real minerality, and sometimes our roots go down more than 20 meters."
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  • CIRILLO 2015 GRENACHE SURVIVOR VINE THE VINCENT

    Item #: 381616
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Cirillo family are custodians of what it is believed to be the oldest continuously producing Grenache and Semillon vineyards in the world. Plan...
    The Cirillo family are custodians of what it is believed to be the oldest continuously producing Grenache and Semillon vineyards in the world. Planted in 1848, these vines are not only a part of the Barossa history, but Australia’s winemaking heritage. That is a long time ago! To put it into perspective, the California Gold Rush began the same year when the precious metal was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. The Cirillo’s winemaking heritage spans back over 9 generations to the Southern Italian province of Calabria.

    The vineyard sits on what was an old inland lake over 100 Million years ago. The soil is deep silt sand over limestone and clay. This combination of free-draining topsoil and water-holding subsoil has sustained the 7 acres of grenache. The gnarled and wizened basket pruned bush Grenache vines stand up to 6 feet high and nearly 6 feet wide. For these vines to survive at this age, they need constant attention through-out the year. Owner and Winemaker Marco Cirillo spends every spare moment training, pruning and nurturing each vine through its fragile life. The result is fruit with incredible intensity and old vine richness not often seen.

    During primary fermentation the wine is hand tended 2 to 4 times per day. Once the ferment is complete it is carefully transferred into an 800kg basket press which will then allow intimate control of the tannin, fruit and overall structure of the wine. It is then stored in seasoned 60% French and 40% American oak hogsheads for up to 24 months.

    Most of the grapes from these ancient vines are sold to the great Australian producer, Torbreck, leaving only a small portion for Cirillo to use in these wines. These wines produced from gnarled and wizened trunks are something to be treasured and enjoyed.
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  • D'ARENBERG 2011 MAGPIE

    Item #: 378984
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 94 POINTS - "Has an unusually high percentage (10%) of co-fermented viognier, justif...
    AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 94 POINTS - "Has an unusually high percentage (10%) of co-fermented viognier, justified by the depth and complexity of the shiraz, and also by the unifying effect of completing the final third of the initial open fermentation in used French and American oak. It's a remarkable outcome for the vintage, shrugging off the impact of the rain - but then McLaren Vale wasn't hit as hard as the Barossa Valley.
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  • D'ARENBERG 2012 SHIRAZ "DEAD ARM"

    Item #: 378190
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Vinous Media: 93
    James Suckling: 94
    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "Shiraz in a very attractive guise here, this has a little peppery edge with red fr...
    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "Shiraz in a very attractive guise here, this has a little peppery edge with red fruits, raspberry leaf and red liquorice too, plus a little boysenberry and a meaty edge. The palate has a core of dark plum flavor, cedary oak and a fine, savory tannin web; I like the freshness and concentration here. Best from 2022."

    ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS - "Youthful purple. Primary black and blue fruits, floral pastilles, Indian spices and vanilla on the deeply perfumed nose, with a smoky mineral quality adding urgency and lift. Sweet, deeply pitched boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors spread out impressively on the palate, picking up spiciness and a touch of mocha on the back half. This lush, broad, seamless Shiraz finishes with excellent clarity and smooth tannins that contribute structure and gentle grip."
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  • D'ARENBERG 2013 SHIRAZ "FOOTBOLT"

    Item #: 302554
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    AUSTRALIAN WINE CONMPANION 90 POINTS - "Hand-picked and machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, culture...
    AUSTRALIAN WINE CONMPANION 90 POINTS - "Hand-picked and machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, cultured yeast, open-fermented with heading down boards, one-third fermented in barrel, followed by 22 months in 50/50% French and American oak. Medium to full-bodied, initially supple before its tannins swing into action, but, having done so, don't throttle the blackberry, plum and licorice fruit. You can't help liking the wine, and loving its value for money."


    D'Arenberg's 'Footbolt' is really one of the best Shiraz values going and the 2009 is delicious. The Osborne Family and staff continue to produce wines of exceptional quality across the price spectrum and those looking for serious value will definitely want to look here.
    The nose is full of the fresh berries and spice synonymous with McLaren Vale, with a slight eucalypt lift. Secondary characters of sarsaparilla, cinnamon and clove which are expressed more completely as the wine opens up. The palate is mouth coating and plush with red and purple fruits mingling with orange peel and earth. There is a welcomed kick of five spice on the back palate. The lifted and fine fruit tannins provide structure and pull the wine together nicely. The Footbolt Shiraz has proven to cellar well for at least a decade.
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  • D'ARENBERG 2015 THE NOBLE BOTRYOTINIA FUCKELIANA 375ML

    Item #: 378598
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    375ml - 77% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc - Botryotinia fuckeliana is the scientific name for a certain type of mould that affects fruit. Botrytis ...
    375ml - 77% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc - Botryotinia fuckeliana is the scientific name for a certain type of mould that affects fruit. Botrytis cinerea is a form that affects vineyards and is more affectionately known as ‘noble rot’. Noble rot weakens the skin of the grape which causes the water in the berry to evaporate and leaves behind the sugar and nutrients. Paradoxically to the lewd sounding name, Botrytiana fuckeliana is an asexual spore, named after German botanist, Karl Wilhelm Gottlieb Fuckel. There is a beautiful lemon butter character on the nose with a range of fruits including gooseberry, cumquat, green apple and mixed peel in the background. The palate is thick and luscious with a wonderful silky texture. The lemon butter character is even more dominant on the palate with a deeper layer of green mango, limecello and hints of frangipani. It’s wonderfully complex and indulgent with a subtle edge.This will be a very fun wine to match with a range of desserts, especially something with a citrus component such as a lemon and lime tart.
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  • DE BORTOLI 2014 REGION PINOT NOIR RESERVE YARRA VALLEY

    Item #: 377997
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A delightful medium bodied Pinot Noir with bright fruit, perfumed nose of lovely strawberry and cherry savoury spice. Gentle tannins, good acidy st...
    A delightful medium bodied Pinot Noir with bright fruit, perfumed nose of lovely strawberry and cherry savoury spice. Gentle tannins, good acidy still being plump, richly textured,with a long and fine finish. Quite the treat for the price.?
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  • DE IULIIS 2014 SHIRAZ

    Item #: 381078
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    AUSTRALIAN WINE REVIEW - "Purple edged maroon red; the nose laden with squishy, soft and quite delicious purpl...
    AUSTRALIAN WINE REVIEW - "Purple edged maroon red; the nose laden with squishy, soft and quite delicious purple berries in an unforced, ripe but blackberry fruited round and gentle style, a slick of vanilla bean oak and just a little warmth – but no heaviness on the finish. This is just a lovely bowl full of red and black berries without going into sweetness excesses, just long and silky smooth and satisfying. Delicious, long and delightfully affable, if not quite the concentration of the single vineyard wines. Still delicious though. Great value for money too. Best drinking: 2015-2030. 18/20, 93/100."
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  • ELDERTON 2010 "ASHMEAD" CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    Item #: 382760
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93+
    WINE ADVOCATE 93+ POINTS - "Very deep garnet-black colored, the 2010 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon gives notes of cr...
    WINE ADVOCATE 93+ POINTS - "Very deep garnet-black colored, the 2010 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon gives notes of creme de cassis, meat, dark chocolate, yeast, tea and toast. Full-bodied, rich and packed with black berry and savory flavors in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and crisp acidity, finishing long. Drink it 2014 to 2022+."
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  • ELDERTON 2012 SHIRAZ "COMMAND"

    Item #: 379971
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95-97+
    Elderton's Command Shiraz is an iconic wine made from grapes sourced from 120 year old vines. Named because of the special treatment the qu...
    Elderton's Command Shiraz is an iconic wine made from grapes sourced from 120 year old vines. Named because of the special treatment the quality fruit 'commanded', this is a Shiraz of excellent concentration. The fruit for this wine comes from the Elderton vineyard located on the banks of the Para River and is matured in a mixture of French and American oak. This allows the wine to retain its driven power while also giving the wine a level of complexity and balance. Elderton's Command can be enjoyed by lovers of ripe and rich fruit early, yet will reward the truly patient with a wine of true beauty when left alone to mature for a decade.

    WINE ADVOCATE 95-97+ POINTS - "Soon to be bottled! Sourced from 120-year-old vines, the medium garnet-colored 2012 Command Shiraz sports a very expressive nose replete with dried mulberries, potpourri, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and Szechuan pepper. Big and bold but not at all heavy, this soon-to-be-bottled Shiraz is drinking beautifully, offering tons of fruit with a very spicy and earthy character and firm, velvety tannins. It finishes long."
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  • ELDERTON 2013 GREENOCK ONE SHIRAZ

    Item #: 382263
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 92
    LISA PERROTTI-BROWN, WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - " Medium-deep garnet in color, the 2013 Greenock Two Grenach...
    LISA PERROTTI-BROWN, WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - " Medium-deep garnet in color, the 2013 Greenock Two Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre is a blend of 49% Shiraz, 41% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache. The nose offers aromas of baked cherries, blackberries and fragrant red currants with hints of pepper, earth and dried herbs. Full-bodied, it possesses a nice freshness and chewy, chunky tannins that hold through the quite earthy and long finish."
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  • ELDRIDGE 2013 PINOT NOIR

    Item #: 382069
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A decade ago, if someone had suggested Australia could make top-quality Pinot Noir, they'd have been ignored. Ten years down the track, Mornington...
    A decade ago, if someone had suggested Australia could make top-quality Pinot Noir, they'd have been ignored. Ten years down the track, Mornington Peninsula with its cool climate, is consistently making Pinot to rival others on the world stage. Eldridge Estate is on a ridge in the southern part, about two hours south of Melbourne. After initially thinking the warmer locale of the "downs" immediately to the north would offer a better site for Pinot, Owner & Winemaker, David Lloyd has become a firm "hillist". The extra couple of hundred meters of altitude might delay ripening by a few weeks, creating added climatic and avian risks in the vineyard, but it also allows David to retain sweet, elegant, lingering perfumed floral aromas in the wine.

    Only 120 cases produced, 40 allocated to the U.S
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  • FORMBY & ADAMS 2010 LEADING HORSE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, BROTHERS IN ARMS

    Item #: 382708
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Dense but bright red colour. Aromas of ripe mulberries with spices and cedar and hints of freshly grated nutmeg. A typical Langhorne Creek earthi...
    Dense but bright red colour. Aromas of ripe mulberries with spices and cedar and hints of freshly grated nutmeg. A typical Langhorne Creek earthiness lead to generous and mouth filling wild blackberry bush flavours. Fine, powdery tannins provide a nice structure. Enjoy over the next 3-5 years.
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  • GLAETZER 2014 "AMON RA" SHIRAZ

    Item #: 377858
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Vinous Media: 94
    ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS - "Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blueberry, cherry-cola, ...
    ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS - "Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blueberry, cherry-cola, incense and vanilla, with a suave floral overtone building in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet, deeply concentrated black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors, with juicy acidity providing shape and lift. Vanilla, mocha and dark fruit liqueur notes cling on a strikingly long, expansive finish framed by supple tannins. This big boy is wearing its 15.5% alcohol gracefully and while it won't win any prizes for delicacy, fans of the type--which includes this writer when the wine is done right--will adore it."
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  • GLAETZER 2014 WALLACE 69% SHIRAZ, 31% GRENACHE

    Item #: 379194
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    Vinous Media: 91
    ANTONIO GALLONI 91 POINTS - "(aged for 16 months in 80% used French and 20% American oak hogsheads): Bright pu...
    ANTONIO GALLONI 91 POINTS - "(aged for 16 months in 80% used French and 20% American oak hogsheads): Bright purple. Heady, smoke- and spice-tinged aromas of dark berry liqueur, candied licorice and mocha, with a peppery quality adding urgency. Supple, broad and seamless, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and a hint of vanilla. In a lush, decadent style but not at all outsized. Finishes smooth, smoky and long, with repeating spiciness and velvety tannins. These vines range from 60 to more than 110 years of age."

    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS "A blend of 78% Shiraz and 22% Grenache, the 2014 Wallace has is medium garnet in color with a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, kirsch and lavender plus black pepper, cloves and anise hints. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft, pepper-laced and seductive with impressive persistence and a lively acid and herb lift to the finish."
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  • GOSS 2016 CHARDONNAY

    Item #: 383977
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • HANDPICKED WINES COLLECTION 2013 TASMANIA PINOT NOIR

    Item #: 383618
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    With fruit from vineyards in the Tamar Valley and Pipers River, this wine has pretty floral perfume and bright fruit with hints of herbs and oak co...
    With fruit from vineyards in the Tamar Valley and Pipers River, this wine has pretty floral perfume and bright fruit with hints of herbs and oak complexity.

    Harvest took place in late-March and the fruit was destemmed and cold soaked before wild fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for 11 months. The barrels were a mix of old and one third new from a select variety of coopers and forests.
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  • HARDYS WHISKERS BLAKE PORT 750ML

    Item #: 373812
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The Australians are known for making great stickies (dessert wines) and the Hardys Tawny certain ranks among our best value dessert wines. Consider...
    The Australians are known for making great stickies (dessert wines) and the Hardys Tawny certain ranks among our best value dessert wines. Considering the modest price, this outstanding tawny most certainly over delivers. A best seller!
    International Wine Cellar - "Pinkish amber. Spicy redcurrant and toffee aromas are complicated by orange peel, molasses and fresh rose. A delicate and nicely focused tawny with toffeed apple and pear flavors and an exotic blood orange quality emerging on the back. This rather understated port shows good finishing lift and a lingering salted caramel character."
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  • HENSCHKE 2015 JOHANN'S GARDEN GRENACHE

    Item #: 381979
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vibrant crimson with garnet hues. Intense and alluring aromas of fresh raspberries, dark plums and cumquat are complemented beautifully by savoury ...
    Vibrant crimson with garnet hues. Intense and alluring aromas of fresh raspberries, dark plums and cumquat are complemented beautifully by savoury nuances of mace, nutmeg, cracked black pepper, anise and Dutch licorice. The palate is pure and concentrated with ripe raspberry and dark plum flavours balanced by hints of chicory, candied orange and black pepper; complex layers of texture, minerality and fine-grained velvety tannins with an exceptionally long finish.

    “I’ve long had a soft spot for Johann’s Garden, a blend of mostly grenache with some mataro and a smidgen of shiraz. The latest vintage, 2015, is an absolute cracker: gorgeous shimmering spice, layers of translucent purple fruit, fine, endless powdery tannin.” — Max Allen, The Australian, 12 July 2016
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  • JIM BARRY 2013 MCRAE WOOD SHIRAZ

    Item #: 382445
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 94 POINTS - "Firm with tannin and alive with promise. It's not the brightest spark b...
    AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 94 POINTS - "Firm with tannin and alive with promise. It's not the brightest spark but deep pools of blackberried fruit and swirls of firm coffeed tannin make it a monty for sound future development."

    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Deep garnet purple in color, the 2013 The McRae Wood Shiraz has a profound nose with black plums, berries and cherries, alongside spice box, violets, cedar and toast. Full, rich and chewy, though with slightly astringent tannins, the oak is poking out a bit and this wine needs some time. Rating: 91+"
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  • JIM BARRY 2014 SHIRAZ "LODGE HILL"

    Item #: 377552
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINERY NOTES - It displays lifted notes of pepper spice, nutmeg and caraway seed with lashings of boysenberry mixed with spearmint. Taste:...
    WINERY NOTES - It displays lifted notes of pepper spice, nutmeg and caraway seed with lashings of boysenberry mixed with spearmint. Taste: The palate is medium bodied and seamless with an abundance of choc-mint, raspberries and black cherries.

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS - "This juicy, medium-bodied Shiraz is filled with mouthwatering cherry-berry fruit. Some silky tannins provide structure, but this is much more about the here and now than any sort of cellaring. The fruit persists through the finish, joined by hints of herbs and bacon."
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