This wine took its time to reveal its full potential. Vibrant juicy red and black fruit, with finely balanced acidity and subtle oak. Mineral. Silky but powerful tannins. Bright acidity suggests this wine will accompany fatty tuna, turkey and pork dishes exceptionlly well. With time took on a complex savoury character.
The 2009 Fancrest Estate Pinot Noir was listed by Rebecca Gibb MW as one of her top NZ reds of 2014. 92/100
This wine shows a brilliant pale straw colour in the glass. The nose lifts with aromas of kaffir lime, pear and ginger spice. Delicately poised with mouth-watering acidity, this Riesling is balanced with a burst of lime juiciness and lifted orange blossom florals. The palate has great presence with fine chalkiness leading into a persistent finish.
Released 2017. Made naturally with only a tiny amount of sulphite added at bottling. Unfined and unfiltered. This elegant and refined Pinot Noir rests on its bright natural acidity to enhance the red fruit and floral notes. Impresssive shape and length will ensure that with time it should only improve, developing more smokey, earthy and savoury characters typical of the Estate. After 2 years in barrel has been cellared for a further 1 year in bottle.
This wine is a deep red colour with a ruby hue. Intense dark fruit aromatics of blackberry and blackcurrant are complimented with richer notes of dark mint chocolate and roasting herbs. The palate is vibrant, with blackberry flavours and a layering of sage and rosemary. Firm, fine tannin frames a long, persistent finish of bright berry fruits and a touch of savoury oak toast.
A refreshingly dry style of sparkling wine that shows all the generosity and elegance that Chardonnay is known for, whilst giving you a clean and cut finish, driving shear drinkability!
A wine that's endemic to the Adelaide Hills. The classic fruit quality of Sauvignon Blanc is here, brimming with lemon peel and passionfruit, alongside more aromatic elements of lemongrass and jasmine tea. The alluvial soils of Birdwood provide a wonderful minerality that makes this wine oh-so moreish. Perfectly paired with a bright green salad or simply just grilled white fish.
Perched on an elevated and exposed site in the protected Northern Adelaide Hills, this Pinot Gris offers a luscious palate weight with generous guava, lemongrass and white tea aromatics that appeal for immediate and easy drinking. A very drinkable white wine.
Throughout the past few vintages - The winemakers have had the opportunity to play around with various clones, viticulture and whole-bunch use for Pinot Noir. Bringing things back-to-basics - yummy, delicious and uplifting Pinot Noir.
The highly entrepreneurial Madame Louise Pommery took over the running of the business in 1858 when her husband died, and it was her that made the Pommery name internationally recognised. Pommery Brut Royal is the signature Champagne of the House and is produced from grapes sourced from 40 selected crus in the Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims and is a classic blend of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. A vivacious palate showing citrus and white flowers with a perfectly long, rounded finish.
Prosecco is the traditional sparkling wine of Veneto in northern Italy. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco is made using the Martinotti /Charmat method, which is tank-fermented as opposed to bottle-fermented which gives its aperitif (before food) the origin of lively freshness.
Beautifully frothy and bright with a greenish streak with an excellent persistent bead.
Aromatically appley with stone fruits, lime, and orchard blossom flowers. Wonderfully dry, fresh, soft, and rounded, with excellent acidity, texture, weight & persistence.
Bright and intense gold color. A fresh, rich, and powerful nose reveals aromas of ripe fruits. The palate is juiciness and has a perfect harmony between the expressive notes of white and red fruits, with a refined and fresh finish. A sensation of meaty, fullness, and depth reminds the rooting of vines in the terroir of the Côte des Bar. A fruity Champagne with finesse and structure. Keyaromas: pear, brioche
The bouquet offers delightful, lifted aromas of strawberry, lemon citrus and underlying notes of biscotti. The palate is elegant and well integrated, displaying intense strawberry, nectarine and cashew characters enhanced by partial malolactic fermentation and extended time on yeast lees. The natural acidity provides excellent structure and finesse, with an excellent mouth-watering citrus and nougat finish
Grange is both Penfolds and Australia's most famous wine and is officially listed as a heritage icon of South Australia.
Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climate of South Australia.
Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds' multivineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
Perfectly balanced with dark berry fruits framed by spicy French Oak. Impressive layers of flavour make up the generous mid palate.
Texturally enticing, with beguiling, silky fine-grained tannins that appear talc-like, and powdery, even alongside St Henri. Stylistically pleasing, with more pervasive French Oak and superior balance and texture, relative to earlier RWT releases.
Grange is a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness, these wines, regardless of vintage, require medium to long-term cellaring. They develop into immensely complex, beguiling wines that seduce the senses.
Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.
98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Magill Estate.
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.53. MATURATION 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads
Near-optimum rainfall over winter, followed by dry, mild conditions over spring provided a good environment for budburst and an ideal start to the growing season with canopies developing well. Climatic conditions favoured flowering and set with mild and calm weather, however there was some shatter in Shiraz across parts of the state resulting in small crops for many regions. Some early to mid-December summer rainfall was followed by conditions drying up very quickly and continuing until the end of February. Summer was hot with some extreme heat but cool conditions returned in February and March, allowing the fruit to ripen across a long harvest with balanced acidities and excellent tannin ripeness. An elegant, yet still powerful follow up to the conditions brought about in the preceding 2008 vintage.
At once Grange – formic, assertive, powerful… with overt barrel-ferment markers. Bright, and noticeably fragrant/perfumed at this time of tasting, in its fifth year immediately prior to release. Racy red fruits clasp onto red liquorice, aniseed aromatics. Red meats (corned beef ?) with pepper and spice, rumtopf. Patiently, panforte/mascarpone/malt/dried fig aromatics appear in a second wave. No hurry – the curtain is up, the stage reserved for decades!
Captivating/tempting/alluring – yet another subtle variation on the theme/expression of this thing called Grange. Voluptuous and generous, yet poised and harmonious. Assured, and not attempting to overstate its weight/extract/presence. Immediately apparent flavours of chocolate, mocha, cola and juicy plum entwine and converge toward the panforte impression aromatically sensed earlier. Tight and defined, with excellent grip – savoury/tannic. These tannins are both integrated and balanced, colluding with 100% new oak that is all but completely absorbed.
Straw yellow in color, the aromas, intense and ample, recall yellow fruit, white flowers, and orange blossoms. Full in flavor and soft and savory, the finish and aftertaste recall the fruit first felt on the nose.
The grapes, hand-picked, were destemmed and then pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 8 deg C in order to assist in a natural settling of impurities. The must then went into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where it fermented at a maximum temperature of 15 deg C and, after the fermentattion, was held in stainless steel tanks at 10 deg C. The wine was then filtered and bottled.
The goal with this wine is to show off the virtues of classic EDEN VALLEY RIESLING to fanatical Riesling lovers and the Riesling uninitiated. It demonstrates our preferred DRY AND ZESTY style of Riesling with fruit and acidity in perfect balance.
A single Springton vineyard picked on two separate dates to capture both natural acidity/freshness and intensity of flavour. The two parcels were then cold fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve purtity of fruit then bottled with only a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide.
Floral, lemon/lime and lychee aromas are followed by intense apple, lime and orange blossom on the palate. The wine has great length of palate with the soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable medium to long term cellaring if so desired.
Pale straw. Fresh aromas of lemon and a hint of strawberry precede slightly toasty/yeasty characters. The palate is distinctively creamy and opulent with lemon sherbet-like crispiness that fills the mouth with refreshing life.
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Eyes: Pale straw
Nose: Subtle lemon/lime citrus
Mouth: Familiar citrus notes and a clean minerality ensuring a balanced end.
In true Provence fashion, its pale copper with scents of cherry blossom, and ripe red berries. The berry spectrum continues on the palate, but think ripe, plum, juicy berries; add to that some stone fruit and its almost like a Peach Melba in a glass - plenty of freshness and poise but with weight, body and creaminess. As bright as the light over the Mediterranean, with a long dry, crisp finish.
Utterly aggressive and only tamed with a tonne of smooth and slickly textural Pinot Gris. Hand picked, whole bunch pressed, settled overnight before going unto seasoned French Oak for 4 months on fine lees. Wild yeast, minimal sulphur added at bottling.
Pinot Noir for red fruits, Pinot Gris for weight and texture and Chardonnay for purity and freshness.
Nose: Lifted red fruits and perfume. Nuances of rose petals.
Palate: Is driven with lime juice, rose petals, nashi pears and grapefruit.
This wine displays aromatics of strawberry and cherry best served chilled and enjoyed during the long summer months.
Nose: the very ample nose expresses intense berry and pink grapefruit
Palate: this refreshing promise is affirmed in the mouth by dominant notes of raspberry and redcurrant underscored by the freshness of citrus. This rosé wine’s harmony and perfect balance prolongs the pleasure of tasting in a long, sweet finale.
Vinification: Clinging to the schist hillsides of Provence, the parcels of Château La Gordonne Terroir Remarquable vineyard are carefully selected for this Vérité du Terroir vintage. The grapes are exclusively harvested at night to benefit from the low temperatures and to increase the quality. They are directly pressed to extract the preliminary aromas. Under the press, the first juices selection allows only the tête de cuvee to be kept. Fermentation occurs at a cool temperature to express the fruits and the aromas.
Food Pairing: To be enjoyed with Mediterranean cuisine, a bourride, a rockfish bouillabaisse, meat and cheese. This rosé also goes well with spicy food.
The Barossa Valley is world-famous for concentrated styles of Shiraz. Bogan Shiraz is well known to be a quintessential, full-bodied style of Shiraz. The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – The Marananga block provides intense, old vine produce with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits.” Winner of Australia’s Best Shiraz, Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
Eyes: Deep dark red to black with an amazing purple hue
Nose: Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice, as you would expect from good use of oak
Mouth: From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb, with its sweet black fruit in the front through to the seductive French oak on the very back of the palate. This, along with its silky tannins, should leave one very satisfied indeed.
Crimson cherry red in colour with a delicate nose of strawberry, ripe cherry, chocolate and hint of rhubarb. The wine has lifted fresh floral and spicy notes. The juicy palate shows cherry and spice characters, fresh medium acidity with fine french oak integration. The finish of our pinot noir is elegant and long.
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!