Well-balanced. Whirling black fruits and an oscillating shiraz disposition – Bin 28 by any other name, personality intact. Flavours akin to a consommé of dried porcini mushrooms; structurally embedded with grainy/sandy tannins. Additionally, tobacco, tobasco and tamarind noted ... okay to mention taut, tenacious?! Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish. Very much looking forward to monitoring this 2017 Bin 28’s journey in bottle.
Bin 311 Chardonnay truly reflects the winemakers’ mantra ‘we always go where the fruit grows best and where it best suits style’. On the nose, full-flavoured, endowed with a concentrated fruit spectrum of citrus, grapefruit and white peach. Hints of sherbet, camomile and goats cheese complex the aromatic offer – a chardonnay cast assembled from three States of Australia. On the palate, first and foremost, this wine extolls freshness, yet not at the expense of an endearing richness and generosity of flavour. Rockmelon and white peach fruits are pronounced. Underlying sherbet and fresh lemon tart impressions coupled with a lovely creaminess add to the structural and flavour pool. Peak drinking Now - 2025.
Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds in known for.
This release in 2020 commemorates the 60th anniversary since Bin 389 was first made.
Created in the 1990’s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 captures many attributes of
the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool-climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a
capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class
riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral
edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour.
Appealing at once, the nose of our Pinot Noir 2012 is ripe with plum, aromatic spice and red florals. The palate is focussed with a savoury architecture; bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice play with leather and hints of earthiness. Chalky tannins linger on a persistent finish. We particularly enjoy our 2012 pinot noir with soy glazed bbq pork ribs and confit of duck leg.
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is a definitive expression of the region and its season. Appealing concentration and poise suggests a wine with the ability to age. The nose is bright with aromas of kaffir lime and grapefruit. A generous palate reveals ripe citrus, stone fruit and lemongrass flavours balanced by crunchy acidity. Perhaps the hallmark of this vintage is its persistent finish rich with minerality
The 2018 growing season began in fine style, with settled conditions and no frost, leading to an early budburst and successful flowering. . Work was undertaken in the vineyard to manage both canopies and yield to guarantee that the fruit was of optimum quality and this attention to detail ensured that, while there were several rain events during the latter part of the season, fruit was brought into the winery in excellent condition.
Visually this wine appears deep mulberry in colour with purple hues showing youthful exuberance. On the nose there is a delicious aroma presentation of mulberry, cherry, rose , violets, dark chocolate and ironstone with a completely intoxicating nectar. Classic old vine Cullen Wilyabrup, Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful wine with fruit spreading across the palate. An abundance of fine tannins enhances the detail of Cabernet Sauvignon, balanced with rose, violets and a compote of fruit, mulberry, plum, and cassis deliciously dense with fruit. Smooth and long in flavour. Quintessential Diana Madeline in a great year.
These old vine Cabernet Sauvignon Houghton clones (8 different clones) were planted in 1971 on their own roots and are destined for the flagship wine Diana Madeline. 2018 produced small yields, being 5.88 tonnes per hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon from certified biodynamic, carbon negative fruit. This has created a natural wine with elegance, balance and power.
A Red Moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the light filtering through the Earth’s atmosphere dapples the moon in red light.
Medium red with purple tinges in colour, the bouquet has ripe plum, rose and violet aromas backed by a touch of vanillin oak. The palate has an attractive blend of rich plum, cherry and spice flavours. Marvellously balanced wine that is backed by soft tannis. A delicious and pure fruit-driven wine.
Certified organic with maturation taking place in French oak, 25% new for an average of 6 months, this wine is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Midnight black dark red core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Fragrant scents of dark to black currant, liquorice and a touch of mulberry blossom out of the glass trailed by dusty vanillin cedar, tobacco, dried herbs and spice notes. Medium bodied with plenty of richness right through to the back end, the elegant palate is blessed with dark to black currant and mulberry fruits. Cedar, tobacco, earth and spicy herb elements then chime in. Dry, slightly chalky tannins with youthfully fresh acidity and a medium length conclusion.
Life is a dance!!!
A dance between the sun and the moon.
They give to, and circle the earth.
The moon is the most important planet in our biodynamic practice and the sun gives us life … we honour the moon in the naming of this wine.
The grapes for this wine were hand harvested and fermented with natural yeast and no further additions. Created using the saignèe method from all of the red varieties grown at Cullen: this wine shows fresh aromatics combined with great texture to create a beautiful refreshing Rosè. Enjoy this vibrant wine chilled.
A bright Champagne with exceptional freshness, clean on the palate. Mineral, light fruit with pleasant acidity and with notes of fresh tobacco, straw and citrus flavors. Easy to drink and ideal as aperi-tif or with sea food.2010 harvest.
An extremely refined Champagne with a dry firm structure, elegant bubbles and a fragrant nose. Notes of lime tree, verbena and citrus flavors; subtle balance bet-ween mineral notes and complex aromas. Powerful in the mouth, creamy with a long finish. As aperitif or all along a meal; good match also with soft cheeses like Camembert.
Orange-pink color with coppery shades; fine nose with delicate fruity and floral notes and mild spices. The palate is full and vinous, jammy, with notes of mature red fruits. Long finish. A pleasant Champagne to accompany a meal; ideal also with cheese and dessert.
A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more.
Kay's are specialist traditional red wine makers utilising grapes from their own 22-hectare Amery Vineyard.
A rich, round, soft, voluptuous, fruit driven Shiraz with a hint of confectionery sweetness in the background. A very approachable full bodied combination of blueberries, plum, Ribena, mocha chocolate, spice box, vanilla and pepper fill the palate with pleasurable flavours and the balanced soft tannin finish has both length and persistence.
The nose shows intense blackcurrant and cranberry fruit, and the subtle cedary cinnamon spice, barrel-ferment and oak derived aromas, violet and mint scents, as well as liquorice and chocolate smells. Interwined is this wounderful green edge that lifts the wine into a cool climate sepctrum which typifies the cold year. These aromas combine with some cassis, blueberry, and cranberry, with lingering mocha and plumy fruit and are just showing through amongst a long, intense vibrant, gritty fruit tannin finish.
Dense purple red almost black. A powerful nose of ripe plums and succulent blackberries laced with a hint of cedar spice. Wow! Bella's as always shows amazing depth and power whilst maintaining an elegant fruit purity. Matured in all French oak, the majority being seasoned barrels, allowing the fruit to do the talking with only the merest hint of cedar oak to support the ripe plum and mulberry flavours. Finely woven tannins produce a long linear wine forming a race track like structure along the palate. Great length and persistency of flavour.
Typical of our McLaren Vale style, the 2005 shows delicious distinctive mocha, chocolate and sweet plum characters. Backed by a lush, plush mouthfeel and oodles of juicy ripe fruit laced with an underlying black pepper spice and a silky tight tannin structure. But don’t be deceived this is a serious wine with serious aspirations!