2019 Wild Ferments Sauvignon Blanc, Yalumba, Limestone Coast, Australia
A lively, enticing Sauvignon Blanc showing all the hallmarks of this variety - passion fruit, fresh herbs, lychee and cut grass. The palate is fresh and full flavoured, a wine that is best consumed in its youth.
Yalumba’s Wild Ferments are the essence of the vineyard and the truest depiction of their variety. They are wines of individual character, made with minimal intervention.
2017 Tempranillo, Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen, Australia
The nose is fresh and perfumed, with aromas of red berries, chocolate and spice. The palate is vibrant and juicy, with red fruits on the mid-palate and a lingering, savoury finish. Tempranillo is a versatile food wine and pairs well with any grilled meat; or spicy, vegetarian dishes. To be enjoyed now and until 2026.
2015 Durif, Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen, Australia
Durif, a variety synonymous with Rutherglen, has a gloriously vibrant, incredibly dark colour with magnificent depth of flavour and delicious richness on the palate.
2012 Evans Vineyard Cabernet Merlot, Petaluma, Coonawarra, Australia
Displaying black currant with a hint of plum. An elegant style with spice and cedar and wonderful soft sandy tannins. Mocha and a lovely hint of Cabernet mint and leaf herald the 2012 Coonawarra as a wine to enjoy with a few years in bottle, but one that will age gracefully for many years,
50cl bottle - 2018 Tabula Rasa Red, Wild & Wilder, South Australia
Living up to their name, Wild and Wilder are delighted to present the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa. Each year, the slate is wiped clean and, with no preconceptions, every vintage is original. #V18R draws on fruit from historic vineyards across South Australia, Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Carignan, this delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful format that just demands to be drunk. The 2018 edition is lip-smackingly crunchy with vibrant black cherry fruit and exotic spice on the finish.
2017 Carlyle Cabernet Sauvignon, Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen, Australia
Attractive red-purple colour, with a lifted nose of red berries, warming spices and cloves. The palate is rich and fleshy, with lovely ripe plum and berry fruit, persisting to a long, satisfying finish.
2019 Shiraz, The Accomplice, Riverina, Australia
Bright red in appearance with ripe raspberries and spice on the nose. The palate is juicy and plump with cherries and a gentle tannin finish.
2015 Ron Thorn Shiraz, Thorn Clarke, Barossa Valley
Ron Thorn Shiraz is made from Thorn-Clarke's best fruit and is produced only in exceptional years; named in honour of owner Cheryl Clarke's father.
Inky, deep red-purple. A rich, dark fruit nose with lifted liquorice and lashings of chocolate-y oak. The palate is dense and powerful with mouth filling presence. Intense dark fruits and cocoa with hints of smoke and spice. The tannins are firm and powerful but integrate well with the ripe fruit and give the palate impressive presence.
2018 Tumbarumba Chardonnay, Trentham Estate, Murray Darling, Australia
Tumbarumba Chardonnay comes from a high altitude, eastern-sloping vineyard at the base of the Snowy Mountains National Park, a cool climate region highly regarded for producing premium Chardonnay.
Light straw green colour with lifted white peach fruit supported by toasted oak nuances. Persistent clean flavours show an ideal balance of fruit weight and cool climate crispness. A refined, elegant Chardonnay
2019 Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet, Paxton, McLaren Vale, Australia
The extremely limited Cracker Barrels is the result of winemaker Richard Freebairn selecting up to 4 barrels which he considers to be of the highest quality or ‘Crackers’ each vintage.
The 2019 vintage Cracker Barrels has been selected from a single parcel of Shiraz and Cabernet from Jones Block, the barrels are 100% French with no new oak. The wine has terrific intensity and depth of flavour, supported by subtle oak which makes this powerful Shiraz with small blend of Cabernet a pleasure to drink now and well into the future.
2019 Chardonnay, Silent Noise, Adelaide Hills, Australia
This is a modern, fresh and zesty Chardonnay from Australia. Only part aged in oak barrels, so the emphasis is on freshness and ripe fruit.
It's made by Charlie O’Brien, one of the youngest winemakers in Australia, but surely one who is going places given the quality of wines he is producing.
2017 Miss Molly Sparkling Shiraz, Mollydooker, McLaren Vale, Australia
A sparkling Shiraz from Mollydooker's vineyards in Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale.
Miss Molly is brimming with vivid maraschino cherry and plum jam that progress into layers of milk chocolate and mocha. Toffee and cinnamon notes meld as the bubbles add vibrancy to the mouthfeel.
2018 Mt Crawford Riesling, Thorn-Clarke, Eden Valley, Australia
Eden Valley, though officially considered part of Barossa, is a million miles away climatically. Here cool climate conditions prevail, with the ability to capture vibrant, zingy freshness and purity; delicate, elegant fruit flavours and realistic alcohol levels. Mount Crawford Riesling is such a wine. The aroma is fresh lifted lemon with bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominating the palate whilst crisp mineral acidity forms the backbone of the wine. The palate has rich citrus flavours, balanced by natural acidity and intense flavour. The wine has a refreshingly clean finish with long acid persistence. Everything one looks for in world-class dry Riesling.
2019 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, The Accomplice, Riverina, Australia
Fresh, fruity, easy drinking dry white wine. Citrus and tropical flavours on the nose. The palate is balanced, ending with lively acidity.
2017 Deen Vat Shiraz, De Bortoli, Heathcote, Australia
The Heathcote region is known for its rich red Cambrian soils which confers this area's unique ability to produce extraordinary wines of richness, flavour and charm.
Deep maroon with bright red hues. Aromas of ripe blue fruits and dark chocolate. The concentrated yet supple palate shows more blue fruits, rich chocolate, hints of salt bush and elegantly structured tannins to finish.
2016 Wilderness Organic Shiraz, De Bortoli, New South Wales, Australia
The Wilderness Organic Shiraz is a really good wine for little over £10. There is plenty of dark fruit, perhaps a little less punchy than some Australian Shiraz we have tasted, but this is no bad thing. It is a little more elegant than many, and it has a very attractive hint of eucalyptus alongside the fruit.
2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz, Thorn-Clarke, Barossa Valley. Australia
This range pays tribute to the ideal grape growing terroir of the Barossa; the free draining soil structure combined with the region's continental climate.
Deep purple red with aromas of ripe plums, cherries and earth and subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. The aromas follow through onto the palate with a fruit focus, subtle oak notes and soft, rounded tannins. The wine walks the line between medium and full bodied with a plush mouthfeel.
2016 Rapide Pinot Noir, Pike & Joyce, Adelaide Hills, Australia
Pike & Joyce's Rapide Pinot Noir from their Adelaide Hills site aims to deliver bright, fresh fruit and early drinkability.
Attractive fresh strawberry and dark cherry fruits with just a hint of oak. Also displays a little damp earth and some “foresty” notes derived from the whole bunch fermentation components that were included in the mix. Although typically elegant, the palate has nice depth of the bright fruits mentioned above, soft tannins and balanced acidity.
2014 Heinrich Shiraz/Mataro/Grenache, Rolf Binder Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia
Named after Rolf Heinrich Binder, founder of the family winery, who dearly loved the blend of Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache.
Brilliant crimson colour, very bright, almost glowing and paling a little at the rim; pure, fragrant aroma at times floral but also showing warm climate richness and ripeness; the palate is much more delicate than that of Shiraz and builds gradually in the mouth and finishes with satisfying, delicious fruit and fine tannins. A blend of 50% Shiraz, 20% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre.