Take your pick of any of these fine reds – you’re guaranteed of pouring pure quality into your glass. There’s lavish Barossa and McLaren Vale Shiraz, a melt-in-the-mouth Merlot from Irvine, a truly gorgeous Grenache from Thistledown, the superior RedHeads Catbird Seat Coonawarra Cabernet, and a star Margaret River Cabernet from the great Howard Park. A truly impressive selection!
“Howard Park, run by Burch Family Wines, is one of Western Australia’s premier, family-owned wineries” (Halliday). Throughout its 30-year history, the estate has been “prolific” encompassing two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards. This expressive Cabernet comes from Miamup in the southern part of WA’s famous Margaret River. It’s a lavish example of the style.
"A faithful portrait of Margaret River cabernet, calm and persuasive, the cassis/blackcurrant fruit enhanced by 18 months in French barriques and (relatively) soft tannins...93pts" (Halliday).
Sourced from a number of old vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale, some of which are dry grown bush vines. Aromatic and lifted on the nose with a beautifully layered, textural palate with wild strawberry and spice. Vinified in small batches, separately. Wild ferments, whole bunch inclusion, larger oak and no filtration or fining define the natural character of the wine.
The Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz comes from Dandelion Vineyards' stunning old-vine Barossa vineyard, where ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet. This is the big, bold Trophy-winning Barossa equivalent of their aptly named Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
This is a cracking new release from RedHeads, a leading eco-friendly boutique winery in Oz. The winery was started in 2002 in the McLaren Vale - a cellar where young winemakers could come in their spare time and make just the sort of small scale wine they dreamed of. Since then, the winery has put down real roots in the Barossa, very nearly 100% off-grid, thanks to its solar panels, and nearly self sufficient on recycled water. There, surrounded by all of the Aussie big players, they rescue small parcels of terrific grapes and make showstopping wines. Catbird Seat is a standout – all the grapes from Jack Burston's cracking Coonawarra vineyard. RedHeads bagged them and has done him proud. Aged a year in French oak, it's a big, bold red.
Spring Hill is a terrific introduction to the magic of an Irvine Merlot. Made with premium fruit from prime vineyards in South Australia's elevated rocky Eden Valley region it shows a richness vibrancy and velvety plushness that shows you're most definitely in the hands of a master. The nose is lifted and fresh with delicious summer berry characters and elegant spice. The medium-bodied to full-bodied palate has red and black plums earth spice and black olives. Soft and juicy the mouthwatering brightness and long smooth finish will have you reaching for another glass. Enjoy!
This special edition, ‘secret’ red was produced by one of McLaren Vale's most talented winemakers. Sadly, the winery that crafted this classic Aussie Shiraz must remain nameless. While we can’t tell you who made it, what we can say is that the wine offers oodles of alluring black berry richness and spice bundled up with vibrant flavours of plum and fresh cherry, framed by toasty vanilla tones. It's BIG - taste it today!
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