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    • 91
    2021 Harvest Moon Sauvignon Blanc
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 11.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a very faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Zesty citrus, light passionfruit and green apple scents flow out of the glass followed by some flinty mineral notes. The zippy palate features racy passionfruit, citrus and green apple flavours which are underpinned by crisp mineral infused acidity. Finishes light and zingy.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc 11.2%

    • 92
    2019 Hastwell & Lightfoot Fiano
    McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a light tinge of green running around the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromas of lime and green apple mix with wet slate and lemon notes. Racy lemon, lime and green apple fruits have a crunchy feel with subtle flinty mineral characters lying underneath. Finishes dry with snappy acidity and a zesty aftertaste laced with fresh herbs.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 93
    2021 Heidenreich Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a distinct tinge of green to the edges. Zesty lemon and lime scents mix with orange rind, wet steel and chalky mineral notes. Snappy lemon and lime fruits are underpinned by crunchy acidity with elements of wet steel and flinty mineral characters lying in the background. Dry, slightly austere finish with a racy mineral infused lemon and lime aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 92
    2020 Heirloom Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 11.2%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like core with a greenish tinge running around the outskirts. Lifted tropical fruit and lime aromas mix with green apple and subtle fresh herb notes. Crunchy tropical fruits overlay a lime, fresh herb and delicate mineral infused backdrop. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and an aftertaste that’s long, refined and refreshing.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 11.2%
    • 92
    2020 Henry & Lucas Small Batch Pinot Grigio
    AUSTRALIA
    $16. 99 Bottle
    $203.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a watery hue. Aromas of pear and red apple mix with a hint of dried honey and citrus. Light yet well rounded texturally the palate serves up pear, apple and citrus fruits which show good intensity over a subtle dried honey back drop. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a delectable aftertaste.
    Drink now to 1 year.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 92
    2021 Henty Farm Pinot Gris
    Henty, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 12.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Translucent apricot tinged colour with a watery hue. Delicate pear and red apple skin aromas intermingle with faint Turkish delight and spice notes. Fresh and vibrant yet nicely textured on the palate with tangy pear and red apple flavours melding into blood orange and quince characters. Finishes dry and crisp with a subtlety spiced and brisk aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.3%

    • 91
    2021 Hentley Farm Villain & Vixen Chardonnay
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Unwooded Chardonnay. Brilliant very pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Nosing reveals scents of nectarine and melon followed by some white peach and spice notes. Expressive nectarine, peach and melon fruits are underpinned by crisp acidity. Finishes dry with a dash of spice and vibrantly fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 92
    2021 HF Sullivan’s Rockridge Estate Pinot Grigio
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $15. 99 Bottle
    $191.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.8%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Bright pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of apricot around the edges and a watery hue. Lifted ripe pear, musk and red apple scents are followed by a faint whiff of honeysuckle. Juicy pear and red apple fruits show good intensity and are well rounded texturally. Finishes dry with light musk and spice accents picked up on the crisp aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.8%

    • 92
    2021 Hill-Smith Estate Eden Valley Chardonnay
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Matured for 6 months in fine grained French oak barriques. Brilliant pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green around the edges and a watery hue. Lifted white peach and nectarine scents are intermeshed with subtle biscuity oak, citrusy nougat and light gun flint notes. Light to medium weight with a fresh yet nicely rounded feel across the palate, nectarine and delicate white peach flavours overlay faint dried honey, citrus, nougat and traces of gun flint. Finishes dry with brisk yet well integrated acidity and a relatively elegant mid length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 91
    2020 Hirsch Hill Estate Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
    ABV: 13.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Peach and tropical fruit aromas mix with hints of melon and cinnamon spice. Ripe and fleshy the palate is filled with peach and tropical fruit flavours which overlay a vanillin spice and cinnamon back drop. Nicely rounded finish with vibrant acidity and a mid length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13.2%

    • 92
    2021 Hither & Yon Petit Blanc
    McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a subtle tinge of green to the edges. Aromas of lime juice, lemon and Granny Smith apple are followed by steely mineral notes. Zippy lime and green apple flavours are intermeshed with lemon, cucumber, infusions of fresh herbs and minerals. Crisp, sour like acidity with a tense, racy finish.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 91
    2021 Holm Oak Pinot Gris
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Lifted pear and red apple aromas have a subtle musk overlay with some light ginger notes also evident. Delicious pear and red apple fruits have a fleshy feel underpinned by crisp natural acidity. Delicate notions of musk and spicy citrus lie on the back half. Finishes dry with a vibrantly fruited aftertaste.
    Drink now to 1 year.
    Alc. 13.5%
    • 95
    2019 Howard Park Porongurup Riesling
    Porongurup, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2020-2028)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lime and green apple aromas show good elevation out of the glass with lemon sherbet, talc and mineral notes ensuing. Intense lemon and lime flavours dominate the palate underpinned by granny smith apple, sherbet and flinty mineral characters. Dry zesty finish with crisp acidity and a long scrumptious aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%
    • 93
    2018 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling
    Mount Barker, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2025-2027)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a slight tinge of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromas of lime, red and green apple, citrus and slatey mineral note rise from the glass. Racy lime and citrus flavours infused with slate merge into green apple, wet steel and flinty mineral characters. Dry crunchy acid finish with a medium to long aftertaste.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 95
    2021 Ian Leamon Riesling
    Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 11.7%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with the faintest tinge of green around the outskirts. Intense lime and lemon aromas jump out of the glass followed by hints of granny smith apple, wet steel and flinty mineral notes. The zippy palate features an abundance of lime and lemon fruits over granny smith apple, sherbet and steely mineral characters. Finishes dry with crunchy acidity and a long piercing aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11.7%
    • 90
    2020 In Dreams Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with highlights of green around the edges and a watery hue. Nectarine and lemon butter aromas are followed by notions of bees wax and spice. Light in body the palate is both vibrant and elegant in its feel, delicately flavoured with nectarine and citrus fruits over a subtle buttery back drop with hints of bees wax and spice also evident. Ample freshness with a mid length finish.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2021 Indigo Pinot Grigio
    Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 12.9%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Located between Beechworth and Wangaratta, the Indigo Vineyard has 46 hectares planted to 12 different varieties of grapes. The vineyard soils range from granitic sands to clay loams. Most of the vineyard is undulating North-South and East facing which ensures maximum light interception, but minimises the harsh afternoon summer sun.
    The fruit for this wine was tipped directly into an air bag press, gently squeezed and racked to tank for fermentation with the pressings kept separate to avoid adding pink colours to the wine. After ferment the pressings were added back to the blend. The wine then spent 3 months on yeast lees for added texture.
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a watery hue. Delightful pear, red apple and subtle lime scents fill the nostrils with a faint whiff of dried honey and spice also evident. Gorgeously textured, intensely flavoured and very moreish the palate is flooded with ripe pear, juicy red apple and traces of lime which overlay a subtle dried honey back drop. Spicy finish with brisk acidity and a long delicious aftertaste.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc. 12.9%

    2020 Inkerman Rd by Sorrenberg Semillon et al
    Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $36. 99 Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13.2%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Let’s get past the big question… there’s not much smoke issue here for me. A touch of bitterness in the finish, a little smoky acrid tang in the mid palate, nothing up front or in perfume. We get a delicious white wine around all that, zingy with acidity, lemon squeezed on fresh stone fruit feel, some light, creamy nougat notes softening around that fruit character. Length is a little shorter than the usual whites of Sorrenberg, but freshness is here in spades. Yes, drink younger, but this is a real delight in the glass as it stands. Drink 2021 - 2023.
    92 Points
    Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (February 2021)

    • 90
    2021 Irvine Spring Hill Pinot Gris
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a faint greenish tinge to the edges. Pear, lime and green apple aromas are followed by some flinty mineral notes. Vibrant lime, green pear and granny smith apple fruits are underpinned by crisp acidity. Subtle flinty mineral characters linger on the medium length finish.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 91
    2021 Irvine Spring Hill Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a distinct tinge of green around the edges. Lime zest, lemon and green apple aromas jump out of the glass followed by steely mineral notes. Zesty lime and lemon flavours are underpinned by searing, steely mineral infused acidity. Finishes dry with a taut crunchy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 93
    2019 Juniper Small Batch Fiano
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2020)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Aromas of pear, lime and melon have a subtle fresh herb overlay with spicy end notes. Texturally quite full yet simultaneously very fresh, juicy pear flavours show excellent intensity with lime and infusions of fresh herbs also present. Dry spicy finish with vibrant crisp acidity and a mouth watering medium to long aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13.5%
    • 92
    • 93
    2019 Karrawatta Anna's Sauvignon Blanc
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 11.8%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Herbaceous gooseberry scents mix with light passionfruit, grassy asparagus, citrus and capsicum notes. Grassy and herbaceous the palate serves up flavours of ripe gooseberry, asparagus, citrus and light capsicum. Nicely textured it finishes dry with crisp acidity and a herbaceous citrus lead medium length aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 11.8%

    Other Reviews….
    Pronounced snow pea characters cover passionfruit, apple, lime and gravel. It's textural and intense on the palate and then satisfying through the finish. Drink by 2022.
    93 points
    Campbell Mattinson – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
    • 95
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    2021 Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $16. 99 Bottle
    $203.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A powerful, intensely flavoured Riesling that delivers outstanding value.

    Brilliant water like colour with a light tinge of green around the outskirts. Jumping out of the glass are pronounced lime and lemon scents with some orange rind, chalky talc and subtle flinty mineral notes also evident. Possessing terrific intensity for its price point, mouth watering lime, citrus and orange rind fruits are the drivers with elements of chalky talc and minerals taking a back seat. Shows good volume in the mouth, finishing dry and crisp with a long crunchy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 92
    2020 Kirrihill Regional Series Dry Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a light tinge of green to the outskirts and a watery hue. Lime, citrus and red apple aromas rise from the glass followed by subtle honeysuckle and orange blossom notes. Zesty lime and citrus fruits race across the palate underpinned by very crisp acidity. Orange rind, wet steel and flinty mineral characters lingering in the dry, crunchy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 93
    2020 Kirrihill Partner Series Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with distinctive highlights of green around the outskirts. Aromas of lime and citrus are joined by green apple and steely mineral notes. Crunchy lime juice and green apple flavours reign over a back drop of citrus, subtle orange zest and steely mineral characters. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a flinty mineral laced aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 95
    2019 Kirrihill E.B.'s The Settler Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2020-2028)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a distinct tinge of green around the outskirts. Elevated lemon and lime top notes intermingle with some emerging oily toast like characters, wet steel and mineral. Intense and focused, piercing acidity carries crunchy lemon, lime and orange rind fruits which have a steely mineral infused back drop. Dry racy finish with a long zingy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%
    • 95
    2020 Knappstein Ackland Vineyard Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a light shade of green running around the outskirts and a watery hue. Lemon and lime top notes mix with hints of granny smith apple, wet steel and flinty mineral notes. Intense lemon, lime and green apple flavours have a steely underbelly with razor sharp acidity underscoring the fruit. Dry, zingy finish with flinty mineral infusions making an appearance on the long austere aftertaste.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%
    • 94
    2020 Knee Deep Birdhouse Chardonnay
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle glimmer of green to the edges and a watery hue. Elevated white peach, nectarine and dried honey scents are married to nougat and subtle cashew notes. Generous yet vibrant nectarine and white peach flavours infused with gun flint overlay citrusy nougat and biscuity oak characters. Finishes dry and fresh with a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 94
    2020 Koonowla Reverence Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Minimum 6 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2020-2024)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a light tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Lime and citrus aromas mix with hints of granny smith apple, orange rind and traces of minerals. Intense lime and citrus fruits fill the mouth underscored by mouth watering acidity. Notions of green apple, orange rind and flinty minerals sit underneath. Dry crunchy finish with a long generously textured aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12%
    • 91
    2021 Kooyonga Creek Sauvignon Blanc
    North East Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a light shade of green around the outskirts. Passionfruit, green apple and lime aromas are followed by delicate grassy mineral like notes. Vibrant passionfruit and lime flavours drive the mouth watering palate with subtle herbaceous grassy and flinty mineral characters lying underneath. Dry crisp finish with a lively fruit driven aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13.5%

    • 93
    2017 Kooyonga Creek Chardonnay
    North East Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Aged in new and older oak. Bright straw colour with flashes of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Nectarine and lemon butter scents meld into dried honey, subtle bacon fat and spice notes. Ripe peach and nectarine fruits overlay light honeycomb, citrusy nougat characters and traces of crème brulee. Creamy mid palate feel finishing fresh with a rich citrusy honeyed aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%
    • 94
    2016 Kooyonga Creek Castle Hill Road Chardonnay
    North East Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright straw colour with shades of green around the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced ripe peach, apricot and honeycomb aromas mix with some toasty oak and hints of crème brulee. Rich, full and creamy, the heavily textured palate is filled with ripe peach, honeycomb and toasty oak flavours followed by some light butterscotch and spice. Balanced acidity rounds out the finish nicely with a long, rich, mouthfilling aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14%
    • 93
    2017 La Cosette by Yarraloch Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2019-2023)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Fresh nectarine and white peach aromas mesh with light dried honey and citrusy nougat characters. Medium bodied with good freshness to the fleshy white peach and nectarine fruit, subtle dried honey, biscuity oak and light spice elements also chime in. Lively refreshing finish with an aftertaste of white peaches, nectarine, subtle dried honey, biscuity nougat and spice.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
    • 91
    2019 La Desiree Chardonnay
    Loire Valley, FRANCE
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Pear and nectarine aromas mix with hints of lemon butter and light spice. Rounded and gently creamy in its feel, flavours of ripe pear, dried honey and citrus overlay a wet stone back drop. Finishes dry with good fresh acidity and a medium length cream tinged aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
    • 94
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    2020 La Maschera Pinot Grigio
    Limestone Coast, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Veneto, Italy’s north-eastern region with Venice its capital, is home to the Pinot Grigio grape variety. Each year, since the 10th century, The Carnival of Venice is celebrated in the San Marco Square, with people dancing and feasting behind elaborate and exotic masks which is where this wine takes it’s name - La Maschera (the mask). Protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, these cooler climes are somewhat similar to the coastal maritime regions of the Limestone Coast where the grapes for this wine were harvested.
    A consistently excellent Pinot Grigio, the juice for this wine was wild fermented on full solids in old French oak where it remained on lees for 7 months to enhance the texture.

    Boasting superb intensity of flavour and a beautiful texture, this is a fantastic example of Pinot Grigio.

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a faint greenish tinge to the edges and a watery hue. Elevated spiced pear and red apple scents meld into subtle honeysuckle and quince notes. Rich, concentrated and luscious in texture, the palate is engulfed with ripe pear, red apple and honeysuckle flavours. Finishes spicy with some quince and cinnamon characters also present. Nicely balanced acidity lends freshness to the long, generously textured aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2019 Lake Breeze Reserve Chardonnay
    Langhorne Creek, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with gleaming tinges of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Intense aromatics of peach, ripe nectarine and honeycomb fill the nostrils followed by hints of lemon butter, crème brulee and bees wax. Fleshy in its textural feel, rich peach and honeycomb flavours overlay a back drop of light butterscotch, crème brulee and spice. Finishes dry with a balanced freshness and a lengthy cream tinged aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%
    • 91
    2020 Landhaus Arneis
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Nosing offers up scents of grapefruit, guava, unripe pineapple and melon with a hint of spice also evident. Grapefruit, citrus and melon flavours drive the light crunchy palate. Crisp acidity with a flinty mineral back drop and racy aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13.3%

    • 93
    2020 Landhaus Gruner Veltliner
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green to the outskirts and a watery hue. Expressive aromas of pear, lime and red apple are followed by hints of honeysuckle, quince and minerals. Vibrant pear, lime and red apple fruits possess both vitality and a nicely rounded feel. Finishes dry with zingy mineral infused acidity, traces of quince and a brisk but lengthy aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13.5%

    • 91
    2019 Le Bon Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 12.4%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Pronounced white peach and apricot scents jump out of the glass with dried honey, citrusy nougat and spice scents also evident. Ripe peach, nectarine and apricot fruits drive the well formed palate with some light citrusy nougat and spice characters lying underneath. Finishes with a lick of crisp acidity and a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.4%

    • 94
    2020 Leconfield Coonawarra Old Vines Riesling
    Coonawarra, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with distinct highlights of green around the outskirts. Ripe lime and citrus aromas mix with mandarin, faint honeysuckle and flinty minerals. Mouthfilling flavours of lime and red apple mix with mandarin, infusions of orange blossom and zingy minerals. Finishes dry and crisp with a touch of zest to the long aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13%
    • 94
    2019 Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay
    Coonawarra, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Barrel fermented and matured on lees for 10 months. Bright pale straw to straw colour with a watery hue. Aromas of peach, ripe nectarine and dried honey show good elevation with hints of crème brulee, nougat and spice also present. Combining a textural fullness with freshness are rich peach and honeycomb flavours. Notions of crème brulee, subtlety roasted almonds and spicy nougat ensue. Finishes long, amply weighted and generous.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years
    Alc. 13.5%
    • 93
    2021 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a distinct tinge of green to the edges. Scents of lime, lemon and granny smith apple are married to wet steel and chalky mineral notes. Lean and tense, flavours of lime juice and granny smith apple drive the palate with lemon, wet steel and chalky mineral characters on the back half. Finishes tightly wound with crisp, piercing acidity and an elegantly coiled aftertaste.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 95
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    2020 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Leeuwin Estate are arguably Australia’s greatest Chardonnay producer and whilst it’s their Art Series Chardonnay that takes centre stage, their Prelude Chardonnay is often a close reflection of its quality at a quarter of the price.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a touch of green to the edges and a watery hue. Leaping out of the glass are intense white peach, nectarine and dried honey aromas which are trailed by subtle waxy citrus notes, light biscuity oak and gun flint. Composed and long, the palate is briefed with a delicious flavour profile of white peach, nectarine and citrus fruits which are underscored by dried honey, nougat and subtle bees wax characters. Nicely rounded in its shape it finishes with plenty of vibrancy. The delightfully elegant aftertaste showing great persistence and picking up hints of cinnamon spice.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    • 91
    2020 Lenton Brae Southside Chardonnay
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    From vines planted in 1982, wild fermented and matured in new and used French oak barriques.

    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Aromas of pear and apple mix with dried honey, light roasted almond notes and spice. Fleshy pear and nectarine fruits overlay citrus, light nougat, roasted almond and spice characters. Finishes dry and fresh with a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    • 94
    2020 Lerida Estate Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Aromas of nectarine and white peach have a gun flint like overlay with subtle notions of dried honey, lemon butter and biscuity nougat also present. Ripe nectarine fruits show good flesh over a subtle dried honey, lemon butter, biscuity oak and gun flint back drop. Faint creamed tinged yet fresh finish with a medium to long aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%
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    • 95
    2021 Lethbridge Pinot Gris
    Henty, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Fruit was left on skins for between 6-8 hours, then whole bunch pressed with careful oxidative juice handling. The juice was then transferred to a mixture of stainless steel tanks and 1200lt & 2500lt French foudre without prior clarification, where fermentation by indigenous yeast took place on full solids. The wine was settled and matured in our foudre on gross lees prior to blending.
    Translucent apricot pink shaded colour with a watery hue. Fragrant rosewater like scents mix with spiced pear, baked apple, musk and ginger spice. Energetic and tangy, vibrant fresh pear, crunchy red apple and mandarin fruits tangle with blood orange, quince and a pinch of ginger spice. Finishes dry and sprightly with crisp acidity and a long aftertaste that show plenty of zest.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews....
    When I see some colour in a Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, I’m heartened by it. I know, at least, it’s not going to be a boring wine.
    Brown pear and skin, strawberry, musk and spice. This is fresh, with dribble-down-the-chin juicy pear, a dusting of pepper and spice, frisky acid cut, lovely fine chalky texture, succulence with energy, a little tangerine peel bitterness and tang, and a long and dusty finish of freshness and excellent length. Mushroom earthy complexity. Took me about 35 seconds to write the review, and form an opinion. It’s excellent. Bang on. Bravo.
    94 Points
    Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (December 2021)

    Has the salmon-pink colour of a rosé – and as much flavour as many. Views on the desirability (or not) of the pink colour are split, with no likelihood of being resolved any time soon. The bouquet is redolent of spice, white pepper and wild strawberries. The palate a mirror image. It's not classic, but as a left-field wine, it is pretty good. From this crusty old barnacle, that's high praise. Drink by 2026.
    95 points
    James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Levant by Levantine Hill Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $36. 99 Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with tints of green to the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromas of nectarine, white peach and dried honey have a light toast overlay. Delicate citrus and cashew notes are also evident. Fleshy nectarine and white peach flavours line the elegant mid weighted palate with notions of dried honey and faint cashew lying underneath. Finishes with good freshness and a refined aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 93
    2016 Levrier Sorter Pinot Gris
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2018-2021)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Matured for 12 months on yeast lees and stored in French oak barrels (20% new) for 14 months. Bright straw colour with a watery hue. Nosing reveals a bouquet of fresh pears and ripe Jonathan apples overlaid by honeysuckle with quince and spice notes ensuing. The palate displays a fullish textural feel yet finishes with good freshness. Generous pear and ripe red apple flavours are to the fore overlaying notions of honeycomb, quince, lees characters and spice. Clean dry conclusion with bright acidity and an aftertaste of pears, red apples, subtle honeycomb, lees and spicy quince.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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