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    2020 Cantina San Salvatore 1988 del Porconero Fiano
    Campania, ITALY
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Founded in 1988, San Salvatore is certified organic and has 23.5 hectares under vine.
    Bright pale straw to straw colour with a touch of green around the edges and a watery hue. Jumping out of the glass are pear, lime and green apple scents followed by some wet slate and mineral notes. Mouth wateringly fresh and possessing an electric feel, the palate is layered with pear, lime and green apple fruits that are underpinned by crunchy acidity. Citrus and stony mineral characters linger underneath. Finishes dry and crisp with a long zippy aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2017 Castagna La Chiave
    Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    A world class Sangiovese that’s rich, deep and savoury.

    Biodynamic certified estate grown Sangiovese. Deep black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Emanating from the glass are spicy red currant and dark cherry scents which are complimented by earth, dried herb and leathery tobacco like notes. Rich and intensely concentrated with plenty of volume in the mouth, red to black currant, subtle liquorice and dark cherry fruits engulf the palate. Earthy tobacco, dried herb and spicy cedar characters ensue. Excellent drive with fresh acidity and a sturdy yet well integrated tannin structure lending a subtle chewy feel to the long expressive aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2020 Caves d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose
    Provence, FRANCE
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Made from a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren, Whispering Angel is one of Provence’s leading producers of Rose. Translucent pale salmon pink in colour. Delightful white peach, strawberry, raspberry and musk scents stream out of the glass with notions of pomegranate also shining through. Light and supple across the palate delicious peach and spicy strawberry fruits intermix with infusions of musk over a stony back drop. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long elegant aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13%

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    Very pale apricot-pink color. Delicate aromas of sliced apple, pink grapefruit, peach, cream and stones follow through to a medium body and crisp acidity. Deliciously creamy and smooth. Drink and enjoy.
    92 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2021 Chalmers Falanghina
    Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    This is the second vintage of Chalmers exotic and racy Falanghina, the first commercial release of this varietal in Australia. In Italy Falanghina refers to two distinct grape varieties, both primarily grown in Campania region. Falanghina Flegrea is a highly aromatic and fruity grape grown closer to the coast, and Falanghina Beneventana, a more savoury and mineral version grown further into the mountains behind Naples. This wine is made from the Chalmers imported clone of Falanghina Beneventana and spent 6 months on lees.
    Bright pale straw colour with a glimmer of green to the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of ripe pear, green apple and lime are followed by some fresh herb and stony mineral notes. Delicious pear, lime and green apple fruits flood the mouth with terrific intensity. Subtle infusions of fresh herbs and a distinct flinty mineral character linger on the back half. Finishes dry with a burst of zingy acidity and a long racy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc. 13%

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    2020 Chalmers Pecorino
    Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    An excellent first up release of Chalmers Pecorino which spent 6 months on lees to enhance the wines textural attributes.
    Bright pale straw to straw colour with a faint glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Scents of pear, nectarine and red apple are trailed by spicy lime notes. Delicious juicy pear, lime and green apple fruits fill the mouth underscored by spicy fresh herb infusions and flinty characters. Texturally full yet fresh with a burst of vibrant acidity on the mouth watering conclusion.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 14%

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    Ample body and mouthfeel. Lots of florals too, almost into candied territory, plenty of citrus too. So aromatic. So lively. And yet a fair amount of presence too, helped a little by alcohol weight. Interesting. Smoky aftertaste, as a positive. Drink 2021 - 2023.
    90 Points
    Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front (April 2021)

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    Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $94. 99 Bottle
    $1139.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2019-2020)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    This blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay is sourced from up to 60 different Crus in order to maximise complexity and is made up of 40% reserve wines, many of them more than 10 years old to provide additional richness. Pours well with a creamy white mousse and pale gold base wine colour. Very fine delicate bead showing excellent persistence. Refined aromas of yeast lees and brioche are overlaid by some toastiness with following notes of baked bread and cashew. Showing both richness and finesse the palate has seamlessly integrated flavours of baked bread, yeast lees and toastiness over some almond and brioche. Clean dry finish with a moderately creamy mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of baked bread, yeast lees, cashew and toasty brioche.
    Drink this outstanding Champagne over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    Charles Heidsieck might be nicknamed Poor Man’s Krug given the astonishing number of vintages in the reserve wines, their age (10 years in tank), and the seven years the wine spends on lees once blended and bottled. It is an exceptional wine in the mouth, supple, layered, complex and long.
    96 points
    James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

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    Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $130. 00 Bottle
    $1560.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2018-2022)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    This excellent Rose Champagne is typically composed of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes from a single vintage which makes up 80% of the blend. The remaining 20% is made up of reserve wines with an average age of 5 years.

    A salmon pink base, interspersed by an exceptionally fine and persistent bead, carries a buoyant lacy mousse well. On the nose delicate peach and winter strawberry aromas meld into elements of toast, yeasty baked bread and citrus notes. Very refined and long there’s a subtle creaminess to the winter strawberry, peach, toast, baked bread, yeast lees and citrus flavours. Crisp acidity lends itself to a dry refreshing finish. Long winter strawberry, peach, citrus, baked bread, light toast and yeast lees aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2018 Chateau Juvenal La Terre du Petit Homme
    Ventoux, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 15.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Dense inky black colour with a very deep dark red black hue. Pronounced black raspberry and liquorice aromas are trailed by ripe black cherry, scorched earth, dried herb and peppered meat notes. Exuberant black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice fruits impress with both their level of richness and size across the full bodied palate. Notions of herbs du Provence, scorched earth, dried meats and blackpepper lie underneath. Ripe chewy tannins with a long opulent and muscular finish.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 15.5%

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    This Ventoux based estate continues to produce a bevy of charming, fruit forward, impeccably made reds and whites. Some of the reds just about max out the value scale.
    Stepping up in price as well as quality, the 2018 Ventoux La Terre Du Petit Homme is 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, with the Grenache brought up in tank and the rest in barrel. It offers a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of black raspberries, ground pepper, crushed violets, and classic Southern Rhône garrigue and herbal notes. Medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced, with ripe yet present tannins, it’s a brilliant wine in the making.
    91-94 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2018 Chateau Juvenal Les Ribes du Vallat
    Ventoux, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A certified organic blend of Grenache and Cinsault. Midnight black in colour with a deep dark red black shaded hue. Lifted black raspberry and liquorice scents mix with scorched earth, dried herbs and pepper. Almost liqueur like in their level of concentration are black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice fruits. Opulent feel with ripe chewy tannins lending support. Also evident are notions of scorched earth and blackpepper infused dried herbs. Concludes warm, spicy and quite deep.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Not yet bottled, the 2018 Ventoux Les Ribes Du Vallat (70/30 Grenache and Syrah brought up in stainless steel) is similar to the 2017 and offers perfumed raspberry fruits, spice and floral notes as well as a rounded, textured, pure style on the palate. It’s going to be a smoking value geared for near-term drinking.
    90-92 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2021 Chrismont La Zona Pinot Grigio
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Chrismont has some of the most established vineyards in the King Valley with this Pinot Grigio sourced from vines with an average age of 23 years.
    Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour with a light tinge of green around the edges. Pear and red apple scents intermix with faint honeysuckle and spice notes. Delicious pear and red apple fruits have a slippery feel across the palate with traces of honeysuckle and spicy citrus on the back half. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a supplely textured aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2020 Clarence House Estate Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Clarence House Estate’s small vineyard is located just north of Hobart on a perfectly positioned north-east facing slope. The talented Anna Pooley from Pooley wines the contracted winemaker. 2020 was a classic Tasmanian vintage, a long, dry, cool growing season saw fruit picked at optimal physiological ripeness.  The Estate blend comprises fruit from all three pinot blocks, utilizing five different clones with harvest occurring over two weeks. Wild fermented with a small portion of whole bunch (5%), the wine was aged in a combination of new (10%) and old French oak barriques and puncheons for a period of 10 months.

    A delicious Tassie Pinot that’s light, lithe, energetic and powerful.

    Semi translucent red to dark red colour with a bright purple red hue. Captivating the olfactory senses are enchanting aromatics of violet, cherry, strawberry and wild herbs that show a perfumed like intensity. Hints of incense, forest floor and spice also chime in to add further nuance. Charming the palate is a cascading wave of delicious ripe red cherry and strawberry fruits. Light in body but not lacking in power, it has a slippery feel with infusions of wild herbs, forest floor and subtle spicy cedar presenting themselves on the back half. Polished tannins with fresh acidity lending energy to a long-finessed conclusion.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.3%

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    2006 Clarendon Hills Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon
    Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    Reduced from $59.99
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    For his Cabernet Sauvignon’s winemaker Roman Bratasiuk draws his inspiration from the Classed Growths of Bordeaux. The sub-district of Clarendon lies 10 km north east of the McLaren Vale township and is 250 metres higher above sea level. Consequently, the region picks 2-3 weeks later than McLaren Vale and generally enjoys longer, milder ripening conditions, ideal for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.
    The 2006 vintage in Clarendon experienced a 'Mediterranean finish' to what was otherwise a typical Australian summer. The earlier onset of Autumnal coolness slowed ripening towards the end of the harvest season and enhanced colour development and skin thickness. Hand picking occurs over several passes to ensure optimal ripeness of the fruit. Fermentation takes place using wild yeasts, followed by extended maceration. This wine was matured for 18 months in 75% brand new, tight-grained French Oak and 20% 1-3 year old oak.

    A fully matured Cabernet Sauvignon that at 50% off delivers superb drinking.

    Impenetrable black as night heart with a deep very dark red black hue. Nosing reveals a delightful aromatic profile of ripe blackcurrant and mulberry fruits which meld effortlessly into vanillin cedar, tobacco, earth and spicy bay leaf like notes. Rich and concentrated the palate has evolved beautifully with time. Ripe blackcurrant and mulberry fruits are delivered with terrific depth and power. Tertiary characters of vanillin cedar, tobacco, earth and spicy dried herbs adding complexity on the back half. The ripe but still present tannins have integrated well with bottle age now showing much more polish. Concludes long, ripe and savoury with more than ample sophistication for the price.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2021 Clonakilla Riesling
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A near perfect vintage along with Murrumbateman’s well suited terroir has produced a stunning Clonakilla Riesling.
    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Aromas of lime, orange zest and lemon mix with chalky talc like notes and a subtle steeliness. Showing great precision the palate is bursting with intense lime and lemon flavours which are underpinned by searing acidity. Green apple, delicate orange rind, wet steel and flinty mineral characters present themselves on the back half. Outstanding power finishing dry with a long sharply focused aftertaste. Superb.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews….
    One of Australia’s finest rieslings; a benchmark riesling for me.
    Loads of floral perfume, preserved lemon, pretty talc scents, a bit of warm river pebble, lime juice. Delicate in the palate, more lime juice here, tart and with great energy, crispness, cool herbal notes, some chalky pucker and endless mouth-watering length. Tightly wound but slightly juicy, if you get the drift. Beautiful expression, high toned saline mineral acidity, refreshing now to the max, will last a generation. Drink 2021-2040+
    96 points
    Mike Bennie – The Wine Front

    A seriously good, young dry riesling with a striking mineral edge to the nose of fresh lime juice, wet stones and gentle herbal notes. The palate has real intensity and depth with a vivid citrus and white-peach fruit drive. Snaps dry and the flavors hold pure and long. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    96 points
    JamesSuckling.com

    As pure as a spring day and smelling of a citrus orchard in bloom. A heady mix of lime and lemon sprinkled with ginger powder are just teasers, as this is complex and beguiling. The palate is long and defined by acidity as much as the power of the fruit. It has texture, succulence and a slickness rendering it assured and impressive. Drink by 2035.
    96 points
    Jane Faulkner - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

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    Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvee Brut
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2013-2017)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Clover Hill is a Tasmanian success story, established in 1986, on the site of an old dairy farm in north-east Tasmania. It continues to be run by the Goelet family using traditional French methodology. Their now 66-hectare property overlooking Bass Strait was principally selected for its climate, which is similar to that of Champagne. It affords long ripening periods, which allows the fruit to accumulate flavour intensity balanced with fine acidity.

    Their latest entry level cuvee immediately impresses with its white creamy mousse followed by a pale straw colour with pale gold edges and exceptionally fine bead showing great persistence. Good lift on the nose with aromas of pear and a touch of baked apple followed by some toast and yeast lees. The palate displays bready baked apple flavours followed by some subtle toast and yeast lees characters. Clean dry finish with an almost creamy like mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of baked apple, toasty bread and yeast lees.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years
    Alc 12.5%

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    2020 Conde Valdemar Blanco
    Rioja, SPAIN
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    For 124 years, five generations of the Bujanda family have produced wines in the Rioja region. This delicious white is a blend of 60% Viura, 25% Tempranillo Blanco and 15% Malvasia grapes with fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks followed by fine lees aging. Brilliant pale straw colour with a faint glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of pear and lime are followed by some green apple and stony mineral notes. Crunchy pear, lime and melon and green apple fruits have a stony back drop. Finishes dry with racy acidity and a mineral infused aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2018 Condie The Gwen Heathcote Shiraz
    Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Condie Estate, owned by Richie & Rosanne Condie have two vineyards in the Heathcote region, one on Lewis Road north of Heathcote, the other situated on Kyneton Road at Wild Duck Creek 5kms south west of Heathcote. The fruit for the Gwen is predominately sourced from the 4 acres of Shiraz planted in 1990 at Kyneton Road vineyard with maturation taking place in a combination of new and used French and American oak for 18 months.

    A beautifully balanced Heathcote Shiraz, rich and plush yet polished and refined.

    Midnight black core with a deep dark red black hue. Pronounced dark plum, blackberry and liquorice aromas fill the nostrils with dark chocolate, vanillin oak, earth and spicy mocha also chiming in. Rich and opulent in its texture, the full bodied palate is awash with lush dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fruits. Spicy vanillin oak, subtle dark chocolate and earthy mocha characters linger in the background. Polished and refined with velvet smooth tannins it possesses excellent depth and concentration finishing long and sumptuous. Gold medal at the 2021 Australian Small Winemakers Wine show and 2021 Heathcote Wine Show.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

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    2021 Coriole Sangiovese
    McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 14.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole with the first vineyards planted in 1985. It provided a contrasting style to shiraz - the great tradition of McLaren Vale - and has proven to be ideally suited to the warm maritime climate of the region.
    Deep dark red black colour with a bright dark red hue. Lively red currant and red cherry scents greet the nostrils with infusions of fresh herbs, subtle earthy tobacco and spice ensuing. Delicious spicy red cherry and red currant fruits meld into a back drop of earth, subtle dried herbs and light tobacco. Bright acidity in combination with slightly chalky tannins creatin a rustic feel. Concludes long and savoury with an abundance of red fruit and spice.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 14.3%

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    2019 Craigie Knowe Estate Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Located on the Freycinet coast of Tasmania, Craigie Knowe Vineyard was first planted in 1979 by then Hobart dentist John Austwick. Matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, 25% of which were new. Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Stirring aromas of ripe dark cherries, strawberries and anise fill the nostrils followed by dried herb, earthy forest floor and spicy cedar notes. The rich, mid weighted palate is flooded with generous dark cherry, ripe strawberry and subtle anise flavours which are expansive and supple in their feel. Silky smooth tannins with dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar elements adding complexity to the back half. Concludes long and ripe yet also retains a sense of freshness.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2021 Crittenden Estate Pinocchio Sangiovese
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Garry Crittenden was one of the pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula wine industry planting a modest 5 acres way back in 1982. He was also the first winemaker in Australia to commercialise many Italian grape varieties introducing Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Sangiovese.
    Aged in old oak barriques for a period of 9 months. Dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a crimson red hue. Spicy red currant and red cherry aromas mix with tobacco, earth and dried herb notes. Delicious ripe red currant and red cherry fruits interact with some rhubarb, tobacco, dried herb and spicy earth characters.
    Lively acidity and polished tannins with a long savoury aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2021 Cullen Wines Dancing in the Moonlight Rose
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Certified organic and biodynamic. Translucent salmon pink in colour. Spicy peach and strawberry scents mix with hints of pomegranate and wet stone. Sleek and beautifully rounded in its feel, the intensely flavoured palate is layered with peach, strawberry and pomegranate fruits. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a dash of spice on the long moreish aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    Cullen does fancy rose and we’re all better for it!
    Glossy textured, rose hip tea and rose water scents and flavours, strawberry, vanilla cream, some Parisian almond characters too. Mellow, even, balanced and flowing with a nice, gently puckering and dry finish. Really nice to drink.
    92 points
    Mike Bennie – The Wine Front

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    2021 Dalrymple Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    One of Tassie’s most loved and best value Pinot Noirs continues to deliver the goods vintage after vintage, this superb 2021 release no exception. Fruit was sourced from Dalrymple’s own vineyards at Pipers River and Coal River Valley along with a grower in Swansea.  Utilising a variety of blocks, different clones and slightly different aspects each of these sites made its own unique contribution to the final blend. The cooler northern maritime location at Pipers River produces Pinot Noir that is focused and structured, while the Coal River Valley in the south adds texture and softness to the mid-palate. Five to twenty five percent whole bunches were included depending on the site and maturation took place in French oak barriques (21% new) for a period of 12 months.

    Rich, fleshy and expansive this displays all the hallmarks of great Pinot Noir.

    Dark red in colour showing good depth with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. The very fragrant nose is lead by perfumed violet like scents which are trailed by dark cherries, strawberries and anise. Notions of forest floor, subtle fresh herbs and spicy cedar also chime in. Making a supple palate entry is a delicious mix of ripe red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits with anise, forest floor, delicate infusions of fresh herbs and spicy cedar forming a delicate underlay. Expansive and powerful with silky smooth tannins. The long moreish conclusion making this dangerously drinkable.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

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    2019 Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Established in 1987, Dalrymple is situated in the heart of the highly acclaimed Pipers River region. Their Cave Block vineyard is a well sheltered site that has a slightly warmer microclimate producing low yields and intensely concentrated fruit, ideal for the production of refined cool climate Chardonnay. Winemaking techniques for the 2019 Cave Block Chardonnay included a parcel of wild fermentation, light lees contact and partial malolactic fermentation to naturally adjust acidity for balance and structure. Maturation took place in a mix of new and old French oak barriques and puncheons for a period of 11 months.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green skirting the edges and a watery hue. The nose opens with an intense and complex aromatic profile of peach, subtle apricot, lightly honeyed biscuit, cashew, citrusy nougat and spice. The mid weighted palate is all class combining richness with superb refinement, white peach and nectarine fruits melding into dried honey, cashew, citrusy nougat characters, light ginger and spice. Finishes clean and fresh with a gentle creaminess to the mouthfeel and a very long, elegant conclusion.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2021 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro
    Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A highly appealing Grenache based blend sourced from three adjoining blocks in the Gomersal district of the Barossa. Maturation takes place in old French oak barriques for a period of 12 months.
    Deep dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Pronounced spicy dark raspberry, red liquorice and plum aromas fill the nostrils with some fragrant fresh herb, light scorched earth and pepper notes also evident. Rich juicy dark raspberry, plum and red liquorice fruits cast a plush textural feel across the medium to full bodied palate. Spicy dried herb, vanillin cedar and pepper characters linger in the background. Finishes fresh with velvety tannins and a long sumptuous aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14%

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    2020 Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz
    Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Dandelion Vineyards is a venture between marketing guru Zar Brooks and his winemaking wife, Elena. ‘When I see a weed I see the Devil' is an old viticulturist's mantra, which makes the labelling of this wine rather quizzical. However, at Dandelion Vineyards, we're told they actually encourage the dandelion to grow amongst the vines as it suppresses winter weeds and provides mulch in summer.
    Their Lionheart Shiraz is so named after Barossa ‘s lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner. This wine is sourced from a selection of his ancient, gnarled vines, some approaching and many over a hundred years of age that not only survive but thrive on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.

    Deservedly plastered with bling, this is a great value Shiraz that puts all of Barossa’s glorious rich, plush fruit on full show.

    Matured for 18 months in predominately older French oak barriques. Magnificent depth of colour featuring a super saturated inky black core and an equally deep black dark purple hue. Soaring out of the glass are lavish aromas of dark plum, liquorice and ripe blackberry which are trailed by vanillin oak, mocha, hints of earth and spice. Bold, rich and concentrated the palate is awash with opulently textured blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits which meld into a back drop of toasty vanillin oak, earthy dark chocolate and spice. Excellent depth and power with velvet smooth tannins and a long plush finish that’s trademark Barossa.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2018 De Bortoli Deen Master's Blend 184
    AUSTRALIA
    $12. 99 Bottle
    $155.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    De Bortoli have long had a reputation for producing bargain priced reds under their Deen label that massively over deliver. The Deen Master’s Blend 184 is a multi regional wine that sources Shiraz from Heathcote and Gundagi, Durif from Rutherglen and Riverina as well some cool climate Cabernet from the Hilltops region. A small portion of the wine was matured in stainless steel with remainder in new and older French and American hogshead barrels for 12 months.

    ‘Flooded with an abundance of lush black fruits this bargain priced beauty delivers great body weight and fruit concentration for the price.’

    Deep inky black core with a bright dark red black hue. Lifted aromas of liquorice blend with ripe black cherries and an overlay of smoky vanillin oak followed by some blackpepper notes. Rich juicy liquorice, blackberry and luscious black cherry fruits show exemplary concentration over a toasty vanillin oak and spice back drop. Plush mouthfeel with sturdy yet velvet like tannins. Drenched in black fruits it concludes with a medium to long aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14.5%
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    De Bortoli Show Liqueur Muscat (500ml)
    Riverina, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    ABV: 18%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Aged for 8 years in oak this excellent liqueur Muscat opens with a deep sienna brown colour with a green olive hue. Exhibiting aromas of honeyed raisins, Christmas cake, toffee, light marmalade and rancio characters, the nose displays great intensity. Rich and mouthfilling the palate possesses luscious flavours of honey raisins, toffee, caramel and marmalade that coat the palate with an oil like viscosity followed by some Christmas cake and rancio characters. Well integrated spirit with a very long honeyed raisin, toffee, marmalade, Christmas cake and rancio aftertaste. Trophy winner at the 2015 International Wine Challenge.
    Alc 18%

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    2019 Delas Ventoux
    Ventoux, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $16. 99 Bottle
    $203.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 15%
    Closure: Cork

    Stretching out along the left bank of the Rhône river, around the limestone outcrop of the Mount Ventoux, the appellation of Ventoux covers an area of 15,808 acres. It shares the same pedological, climatic features and grape varieties as its neighbouring Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards. Made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah the wine is matured in stainless steel tanks for a period of 6-8 months.
    Opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Lifted dark raspberry and cherry aromas mingle with liquorice, scorched earth, herbs du provence and pepper. Medium bodied with ample flesh and richness, the palate is filled with ripe spicy dark raspberry, dark cherry and liquorice fruits which overlay scorched earth and peppered dried herbs. Slightly chewy tannins with a long spicy finish. Generous and quite moreish, this is real winner in the value for money stakes.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 15%

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    2021 Dexter Pinot Noir
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $54. 99 Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Todd Dexter is probably best known for his work alongside Brian Stonier at Stonier wines where during his 10 year stint as chief winemaker the brand was propelled into Mornington Peninsula’s most famous label. Todd and his wife Debbie purchased a vineyard site in 1987 where they planted their first 1.6 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but it wasn’t until the mid 2000’s that the first wine was released under the Dexter label.

    A superb Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, powerful and expansive yet also delightfully fresh.

    From an excellent vintage, the 2021 Pinot was matured in French oak puncheons (25% new, 15% second use and 60% older) for a period of 9 months. Vibrant red to dark red colour with black shaded edges and a crimson red hue. Perfumed scents of violets, red cherries and strawberries are intermeshed with hints of anise, fresh herbs and light forest floor. Uber delicious and super long, the palate is beautifully detailed with succulent red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits which are both expansive and supple in their feel. Notions of anise, forest floor, subtle game, infusions of fresh herbs and delicate spicy cedar characters elegantly float through the back half. Terrific fruit purity and power combine with polished tannins and a delightful freshness to form a very long and moreish finish.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews....
    A lovely pinot that sits comfortably in its light- to mid-weighted palate, filled with juicy cherries, a squeeze of blood orange plus a pleasing savoury overlay. Lots of heady spices and a hint of eucalyptus/native mint. The oak is tucked in nicely, with supple tannins. There's nothing else to do but to pour it. Now.
    Drink by 2031.
    95 points
    Jane Faulkner - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

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    • Organic
    2021 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
    Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    From certified organic vineyards a portion of the wine was fermented using indigenous yeasts with aging taking place in stainless steel tanks for 4 months.
    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Pungent passionfruit, ripe gooseberry and citrus scents leap from the glass trailed by hints of grapefruit, herbaceous grassy notes and minerals. The zippy palate carries an intense flavour profile of gooseberries, passionfruit and grapefruit with elements of green apple, a subtle herbaceousness and flinty minerals lying underneath. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long mouth watering aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2019 Domaine Andre Brunel Est-Ouest Cotes du Rhone
    Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    André Brunel's family first settled in Châteauneuf du Pape in the 18th century, today they own 22 hectares in Châteauneuf du Pape and 11 hectares in the Côtes du Rhône. Wines are produced from estate grown grapes as well as grapes from neighbouring growers where André manages the vineyards.

    Refined yet juicy, this is a delightful Cotes du Rhone for drinking over the short term.

    A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah from vines with an average age of 35 years. Very deep black dark red colour with a dark red black tinged hue. Elevated spicy black raspberry and liquorice aromas are interwoven with black cherry, distinct herbs du Provence, scorched earth and peppered dried meat notes. Mid weighted the palate shows a surprisingly refined yet juicy feel with black cherry and dark raspberry fruits melding into liquorice, earthy herbs du Provence like characters, smoked meat and spicy pepper. Solid concentration and depth with a velvet like texture, slightly chewy tannins adding some character. The peppered meat infused aftertaste showing ample freshness.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2020 Domaine Cauhape Geyser Jurancon Sec
    Jurancon, FRANCE
    $44. 99 Bottle
    $539.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Synthetic Cork

    The appellation Jurançon is well-loved by sommeliers and found in all the best restaurants of France and around the world, yet sadly it remains off the radar for many wine lovers. Nearly 500 years ago the future King of France Henry IV, was baptised in Pau with the traditional garlic and a spoonful of Jurançon wine. That year was 1553 and just five years later in 1558 a small rural property was entered into the register of lands under the name Caussapé. And it was on this property in 1980, then his parents’ farm, that Henri Ramonteau established Domaine Cauhapé. Since those beginnings on just one hectare, Henri has built up the estate to today’s area of 47ha and become the most renowned producer of Jurançon wines, both dry and sweet.
    A blend of 30% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, 30% Camaralet, 5% Lauzet and 5% Courbu Blanc fermented in stainless steel and matured on lees for 5 months.
    Bright straw colour with a faint glimmer of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Exotic aromas of pineapple and guava mix with ripe yellow peach, citrus and distinct honeysuckle notes. Bursting with energy the palate features an exceptionally concentrated flavour profile of pineapple and guava fruits that show plenty of textural volume. Some ripe yellow peach, honeysuckle and wet slate characters lie underneath. Finishes dry with mouth watering acidity and a long rich aftertaste that carries a zesty freshness.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2019 Domaine Chalmeau Bourgogne Aligote
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Chalmeau is owned and operated by Patrick Chalmeau, wife Christine and daughter Elodie, the family has been making wine on the property, since Patrick’s grandfather established the estate after the second world war. Located between Auxerre and Chablis, in the charming village of Chitry, the domaine produces Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Chitry Rouge, Bourgogne Chitry Blanc, Chablis and Chablis Montmains 1er Cru.
    Bright pale straw to straw colour with a watery hue. Lifted scents of ripe pear, lime and bees wax mesh with honeyed almond and slate notes. Generous ripe pear, lime and dried honey flavours have a rounded feel with elements of spicy almond and slate echoing through on the back half. Finishes very dry with crisp like acidity and a long finely tuned aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2020 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Hautes Granges Roaix
    FRANCE
    $44. 99 Bottle
    $539.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Magnificent depth of colour featuring a pitch black heart and a very deep black dark red hue. Enticing blackpepper, black cherry and subtle liquorice aromas morph into graphite, smoked meats and spicy dried herb notes. Rich, refined and powerful, the palate is flooded with black cherry, liquorice, black raspberry and blackberry fruits. Notions of dried meats, provincial herbs, subtle scorched earth and blackpepper also chime in on the back half. Ample freshness with polished yet muscular tannins. The long, deeply fruited aftertaste carrying a sense of elegance.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Also terrific, the 2020 Côtes Du Rhône Villages Roaix Les Hautes Granges checks in as 100% Syrah from the limestone soils of the Les Hautes Granges lieu-dit. It was destemmed and aged in 15% new barrels. Blackberries, ground pepper, violets, and a kiss of Northern Rhône gaminess all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, layered mouthfeel, some background oak, and a great finish. It has another 7-8 years, probably a decade, of life ahead of it. Drink 2022-2032.
    93 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2019 Domaine des Escaravailles Heritage 1924 Rasteau
    Rasteau, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $44. 99 Bottle
    $539.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 15%
    Closure: Cork

    Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. The nose is charged with black raspberry and liquorice aromas which are laced with fresh herb and white pepper. Hints of graphite and spicy black olive also chime in. The rich, concentrated palate is full in body but far from over the top. Delivered with prodigious power are black raspberry and liquorice fruits which are underpinned by a vibrant freshness and muscular tannin structure. Infusions of wild herbs, spice and white pepper flow onto the back half. Concludes with a long peppery aftertaste that combines juicy fruit with a sturdy feel.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 15%

    Other Reviews….
    Lots of kirsch, blackberry, leather, and garrigue notes emerge from the 2019 Rasteau Heritage 1924, a 100% Grenache release that was all destemmed and brought up in concrete, seeing no wood whatsoever. This medium to full-bodied, silky, elegant, lightly textured beauty has terrific purity, light tannins, and outstanding length. It’s more elegant and seamless than some of the previous vintages, which brought a touch more power and opulence, but I suspect it will gain richness with another year in bottle and drink nicely for 5-7 years. Drink 2023-2030.
    92 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2019 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres Cotes du Rhone
    Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine des Escaravailles has been owned by the Férran family since the 1950’s. It consists of 65 hectares of vineyards, 40 of which are on the rocky, clay-limestone hillsides of Rasteau. Les Sablieres is a Grenache Syrah blend sourced from vines between 30-50 years old.
    Deep dark red black colour with a bright dark red hue. Dark cherry, plum and liquorice aromas intermingle with dried herbs and spicy earth. Rich dark cherry, dark raspberry and liquorice fruits show good flesh with notions of scorched earth, provincial herbs and pepper lying underneath. Ripe, slightly chewy tannins bring some structure to the juicy finish.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14%

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    2019 Domaine des Hates L’Homme Mort Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru
    Chablis, FRANCE
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Located in the north-west sector of Chablis in the village of Maligny, Pierrick Laroche runs this family estate which was established by his father in the 1970s. After getting a degree in oenology from Beaune and after graduating Patrick travelled the world, doing various internships to gain experience before returning home to start making wine and take over the family vineyards for himself. In 2010 he ceased selling grapes to the local co-operative and produced his first vintage to great acclaim.
    Located towards the northern part of Fourchaume, this top Premier Cru vineyard is noted for growing on similar contours as the Grand Crus above the right bank of the Serein. The vines on average are 25 years old with some up to 35 years old. Vinified with indigenous yeast with a very long slow alcoholic fermentation of 2-3 months, 80% of the wine is aged in stainless steel and the remaining 20% in aged barrels.
    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Intense pear and lime aromas meld into light honeyed notes with some wet stone, oyster shell and chalky mineral nuances also evident. The beautifully detailed palate combines freshness with a concentrated flavour profile of pear, lime and green apple fruits over slatey mineral elements and traces of oyster shell. Nicely rounded pebble stone like mouthfeel finishing dry with brisk well integrated acidity and a long moreish aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2019 Domaine des Hates Petit Chablis
    Chablis, FRANCE
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Located in the north-west sector of Chablis in the village of Maligny, Pierrick Laroche runs this family estate which was established by his father in the 1970s. After getting a degree in oenology from Beaune and after graduating Patrick travelled the world, doing various internships to gain experience before returning home to start making wine and take over the family vineyards for himself. In 2010 he ceased selling grapes to the local co-operative and produced his first vintage to great acclaim.
    The domain has nearly 12ha of Petit Chablis, classified as such because the limestone tends to be the younger Portlandian rather than the older Kimmeridgian, and as such typically occupies higher sites (Portlandian overlies Kimmeridgian) and has less clay. Pierrick is convinced that his largest parcel of Petit really ought to be classed as Chablis; it makes wine like Chablis and indeed is surrounded by AOC Chablis vines.

    A delicious Petit Chablis that combines intensity and tension with a stony mineral laced finish.

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle glimmer of green to the edges and a watery hue. Distinct pear and lime scents show good lift out of the glass with faint dried honey, wet slate and delicate oyster shell notes enhancing the aromatic profile. Beautifully proportioned, there’s plenty of moreish appeal to the palate with pear and lime fruits layered across a slatey back drop. Infusions of oyster shells and fresh herbs also chime in. Finishes with brisk acidity, a delightful pebble stone like mouthfeel and long scrumptious aftertaste. Petit Chablis doesn’t get much better than this.
    Fantastic drinking over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    • Biodynamic
    • Organic
    • Nick's Import
    2019 Domaine Les Aphillanthes Les Galets Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu
    Cotes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvède aged in concrete vats for 18 months. Black as night at its heart with a bright dark red black tinged hue. Soaring through the olfactory senses with a great sense of vibrancy are spicy dark raspberry and red liquorice scents which meld into Provincial herb, scorched earth and peppered meat notes. Delicious and bright, the mid weighted palate has juicy red to dark raspberry and red liquorice fruits flowing across it with infusions of Provincial herbs, subtle scorched earth and peppered meat nuances lying underneath. Gently chewy but otherwise polished tannins finishing with great freshness and a long pepper laced red to dark fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2020 Domaine Pichot Clos Cartaud Vouvray Sec
    Vouvray, Loire Valley, FRANCE
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Domaine Pichot is a 24Ha family estate in Vouvray on the right bank of the Loire, where vignerons dedicate their time to the cultivation of Chenin Blanc, locally coined ‘Pineau de la Loire’, to produce dry, sweet and sparkling whites.
    The Clos Cartaud is made from 45-75 year old vines located above the village adjoining Clos Saint Mathurin not far from the Vallee de Nouys where the Pichot family and winery are located.
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with flashes of green around the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced spicy baked apple and pear aromas mix with light honeysuckle, ginger and quinine. Rich and fleshy the palate is awash with ripe pear and baked apple flavours which overlay quince, musk, honeysuckle and ginger spice. Finishes dry with vivid yet perfectly integrated acidity and a long aftertaste that’s both textured and refreshingly scrumptious.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2018 Domaine Pichot Clos Berger Vouvray Demi Sec
    Vouvray, Loire Valley, FRANCE
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Domaine Pichot is a 24Ha family estate in Vouvray on the right bank of the Loire, where vignerons dedicate their time to the cultivation of Chenin Blanc, locally coined ‘Pineau de la Loire’, to produce dry, sweet and sparkling whites.
    Demi-sec Vouvray is, after sparkling Vouvray, the most popular wine of the appellation and perhaps the most typical showing Chenin Blanc at it most perfumed and expressive with just a delicate sweetness balancing the lively acidity.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with subtle flecks of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Spicy pear, baked apple and quince scents have a subtle honeysuckle overlay with some light wet stone notes also evident. The palate beautifully counterpoints a delicious fruit sweetness against fresh acidity, pear and quince flavours laced with honeysuckle overlaying a red apple and delicate spice back drop. Fresh, off dry finish with a long juicy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2019 Domaine Roche Marcel Roche Cairanne
    Cairanne, FRANCE
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 15%
    Closure: Cork

    Made predominately from 70 year old Grenache vines. Impenetrable inky black heart with a deep dark red black hue. Lavish ripe black cherry, liquorice and blackberry scents engulf the olfactory senses with scorched earth, herbs du Provence and pepper ensuing. Large scaled, dense and super rich, the palate is awash with decadent black cherry, black raspberry and liquorice fruits which are underscored by blackpepper infused dried meats, scorched earth and herbs du Provence. A firm, robust tannin structure lends a chewy feel to the long ripe conclusion that’s a super saturate of black fruit.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 15%

    Other Reviews….
    Coming from 100% old vine Grenache, the 2019 Cairanne Marcel Roche is another brilliant wine from this estate. Loads of black raspberries, candied orange, wildflowers, camphor, and peppery garrigue define the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a rich yet also fresh, lively mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's a hedonistic beauty that does everything right.
    92-94 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2019 Domaine Roche La Bousquette Cairanne
    Cairanne, FRANCE
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 15.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan sourced from the oldest vines on the estate and matured for 18 months. Dense inky black in colour with a deep dark red black hue. Potent black cherry, liquorice and black raspberry scents engulf the olfactory senses and are complimented by scorched earth, dried herb and peppered meat notes. Exceptionally rich, large scaled and lavish, the palate is drenched with cascading waves of black fruit lead by black cherry, black raspberry and liquorice. Ripe chewy tannins provide muscle and structure with scorched earth, herbs du Provence and peppered meat nuances tailing off onto the back half. Despite its sheer size and off the charts level of intensity the long finish still manages to show a sense of freshness.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 15.5%

    Other Reviews….
    A step up, with more elegance and finesse, the 2019 Cairanne La Bousquette (80/20 Grenache and Carignan) offers up a vivid purple hue as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of red and blue fruits, lavender, and garrigue. I love its balance, and it has ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Don’t miss it!
    93 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2019 Domaine Roche Cairanne
    Cairanne, FRANCE
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 15%
    Closure: Cork

    Since the 17th century, the Roche family history has been bound to Cairanne, one of the most notorious villages in the Southern Rhone. Romain Roche is now in charge of perpetuating the family philosophy and their "all in the vineyards" approach to their profession. The grapes for the Cairanne come from a selection of naturally low yielding Grenache and Syrah vines between 40 and 105 years of age, within two distinct terroirs. The Grenache grows on the red clays and "Galets" of the Guarrigues plateau, while the Syrah comes from the Marly slopes of "La Montagne" with a northern exposure. Also included is a portion of Carignan. Each block is fermented separately with only the Syrah component matured in barrels and demi-muids (600 litres) for a period of 10 months.
    Impenetrable inky black heart with a very deep black dark red hue. Heady black cherry, morello cherry, blackberry and liquorice aromas sail through the nostrils followed by herbs du Provence, scorched earth and spicy leather notes. Rich dense black fruits saturate the thick, heavy palate. Flavours of black and morello cherries, black raspberry and liquorice are backed by a ripe muscular tannin structure which provides some grip to what is otherwise a very opulent mouth feel. Scorched earth, dried herb, leather and peppered meat elements also chime in. Superb power and concentration with a long hedonist finish.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 15%

    Other Reviews….
    Leading off the 2019s from bottle, the 2019 Cairanne is rich and textured, with lots of black fruits as well as pepper garrigue, leather, and spice aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and loaded with fruit, it will keep for a decade. The blend is 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Carignan, with the Grenache brought up in tank and the Syrah in demi-muids. It’s unquestionably an outstanding wine. Drink 2022-2032.
    90 points
    JebDunnuck.com

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    2019 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay
    Oregon, UNITED STATES
    $115. 00 Bottle
    $1380.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Intense peach, nectarine and honeycomb scents fill the nostrils with lemon butter, crème brulee, citrusy nougat, bees wax and subtle bacon fat notes ensuing. The mid weighted palate combines rich nectarine, pear and dried honey flavours with a refined feel. Citrusy nougat, crème brulee, bacon fat and delicate hazelnut characters linger in the background. Finishes dry and fresh with a long elegant yet restrained aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Enticing aromas of ripe apricots, peaches, golden apples, honeysuckle, nutmeg and caramel. It’s full-bodied, creamy, ripe and deliciously buttery, yet elegant, with a mineral and spicy edge. Hints of limes and apples. Why wait? Drink now.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2018 Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir
    Oregon, UNITED STATES
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Serene’s Yamhill Cuvee is sourced from the Oregon sub districts Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, and Yamhill-Carlton and is matured for 15 months in French oak, 45% new.
    Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Intoxicating the olfactory senses is a perfumed aromatic profile of violets, dark cherries, ripe strawberries and anise. Notions of vanillin cedar, subtlety scorched earth and spice ensue. Rich and powerful the palate is saturated with dark to black cherry, plum and anise flavours. Ripe strawberry, toasty oak, earth and spice elements linger on the back half. Ripe and supple with silky smooth tannins and a long expansive finish.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    • Nick's Import
    2017 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
    Oregon, UNITED STATES
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 14.4%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A direct import from the States, Domaine Serene are a highly regarded producer of world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley appellation. Long time fans of Burgundy, owners Grace and Ken Evenstad purchased a 42 acre hilltop estate in 1989 and completed construction of a state of the art winery in 2001. Since the first vintage in 1990 the estate has picked up many accolades including the Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir being recognized as the World’s #3 Wine of 2013 by Wine Spectator Magazine.

    Deep dark red heart with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Blossoming from the glass are perfumed aromatics of violets, ripe red cherries, red to dark plum and strawberries followed by some anise, spicy vanillin cedar and gentle forest floor. Rich and silky with close to medium body weight, the palate has an expansive fruit profile of spicy red to dark cherries, plum and ripe strawberries. Also evident are notions of anise, lightly toasted vanillin cedar, delicate earth and infusions of fresh herbs. Concludes with a nicely balanced freshness, velvety tannins and a long gently earthed aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 14.4%

    Other Reviews....
    So much spice is the first impression here, this blended expression is well established as a powerful and complex style of pinot. Fresh red-cherry, potpourri, orange-peel, dried-flower, pomegranate and red and dark-cherry aromas, to name a few. The palate has such concentrated and layered style with dense red-cherry, blueberry and black-cherry flavors, delivered in a seamless build that holds so long. Impressive quality here. Drink or hold.
    96 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2021 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose
    Bandol, FRANCE
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Translucent pink tinged colour. Nosing offers up elevated aromatics of peach, strawberry and blood orange with back notes of wet stone and a saline like minerality. Intense, elegant, racy and supplely textured all at once, the beautifully detailed palate features spicy peach, strawberry and mouth watering blood orange fruits over a back drop of river stones and an oyster shell like minerality. Finishes dry with zesty acidity and a long, round, deliciously fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    Not included in the blind tasting at the local syndicat, Tempier's 2021 Bandol Rose nevertheless looked good when I tasted it at the estate. It's a very fine, elegant example of Bandol rosé, with notes of passion fruit and pink grapefruit leading the way in a tightly knit, medium-bodied package that adds promising hints of white peach and anise on the lingering finish. Drink 2022-2024.
    93 points
    Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

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    • 93
    2021 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose Magnum (1500ml)
    Bandol, FRANCE
    $150. 00 Bottle
    $1800.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Translucent pink tinged colour. Nosing offers up elevated aromatics of peach, strawberry and blood orange with back notes of wet stone and a saline like minerality. Intense, elegant, racy and supplely textured all at once, the beautifully detailed palate features spicy peach, strawberry and mouth watering blood orange fruits over a back drop of river stones and an oyster shell like minerality. Finishes dry with zesty acidity and a long, round, deliciously fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    Not included in the blind tasting at the local syndicat, Tempier's 2021 Bandol Rose nevertheless looked good when I tasted it at the estate. It's a very fine, elegant example of Bandol rosé, with notes of passion fruit and pink grapefruit leading the way in a tightly knit, medium-bodied package that adds promising hints of white peach and anise on the lingering finish. Drink 2022-2024.
    93 points
    Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

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