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    2021 Journeys End Naturist Chardonnay
    South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Even though the majority of this wine was matured in neutral oak, with only a small proportion in new 'Vicard' French oak barriques, the end result is a rich, full bodied style of Chardonnay that will only fill out further with time. Winemaker Ben Riggs has added back an additional 10% of tank fermented juice to provide freshness and vibrancy to the final wine.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green to the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of ripe peaches, crème brulee and light butterscotch fill the nostrils with some bacon fat and spicy nougat also evident. Mid weighted, rich peach and crème brulee flavours have a creamy textural feel. Also chiming in are subtle butterscotch, toasty oak and spicy nougat elements. Excellent intensity finishing with a nicely balanced freshness and long aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2021 3 Drops Riesling
    Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Pronounced lime juice and granny smith apple scents are followed by lemon, wet steel and slatey mineral notes. Concentrated but tightly focused lime and green apple flavours line the palate underscored by some lemon, wet steel and flinty mineral characters. Finishes dry and very crisp with a long laser sharp aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews....
    A pale quartz-green hue foretells a wine of unbridled intensity; aromas of white flowers, passionfruit and Granny Smith apple open proceedings on a palate of vibrant drive and intensity. Rose's lime juice and soaring acidity drive the seemingly endless flavours demanding an extra glass (or 2). Drink by 2031.
    96 points
    James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

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    2019 AB Eden Barossa Chardonnay
    Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13.8%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Bright yellow straw colour with flecks of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromas of peach and ripe apricot are intertwined with honeyed notes, almond and spice. Rich and very creamy in its mouthfeel, the palate is engulfed with well worked flavours of peach, apricot and honeycomb which overlay roasted almond, lemon butter and spice. Finishes dry with a lick of nicely balanced acidity which flows onto a buttery aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.8%
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    2021 Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling
    Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2027-2028)
    ABV: 12.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Top notes of lime juice and Granny Smith apple are followed by some wet steel and chalky mineral scents. Crunchy, taut and bursting with energy, lime juice and Granny Smith apple flavours are backed by a core of steely acidity. Lemon and flinty mineral characters flow onto a tightly wound yet zesty aftertaste.
    Cellar 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.3%

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    2021 Ad Hoc Nitty Gritty Pinot Grigio
    Pemberton, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Pale apricot tinged colour with a watery hue. Aromas of pear, musk and red apple skin are trailed by some spicy quince notes. Texturally well rounded yet brimming with freshness, the flavoursome  palate is decorated with lively pear, apple and citrus fruits. Subtle notions of quince and spice lie underneath. Dry crisp finish with the spicy aftertaste picking up delicate accents of musk.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2020 Ad Hoc Hen & Chicken Chardonnay
    Pemberton, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Hen & Chicken' is a disorder that's been linked to mineral deficiency. In wine-growing parlance, a chicken is a small, stunted berry, while a hen is a normal berry, one that will grow to luscious maturity and provide a burst of full-flavoured juice when it's squeezed. Evidently, winemaker Larry Cherubino, has spent some time on the sorting table for this wine! Aged in a combination of new and two year old French oak for a period of 6 month.
    Bright straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green running around the outskirts and a watery hue. Lifted white peach and nectarine scents are intermeshed with dried honey and hints of cinnamon which are trailed by lightly roasted almond and spice notes. Mouthfilling flavours of ripe nectarine and pear shaded by a touch of grapefruit overlay cinnamon, subtlety honeyed almond like characters and spice. Excellent concentration and drive. Rich, creamy like textural feel finishing fresh with a long highly delectable aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2021 Aloft Sauvignon Blanc
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts. Intense passionfruit scents are followed by green apple, lime and herbaceous grassy end notes. Snappy passionfruit and green apple flavours dominate the palate underscored by some lime. Dry crisp finish, the lengthy aftertaste picking up some herbaceous grassy accents.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%
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    2019 An Approach to Relaxation Nichon Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
    Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2023)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Bright straw colour with a watery hue. Lifted pear and red apple scents mix with bees wax, lemon butter and faint spice. Rich pear and ripe lime fruits are texturally full and rounded but the finish is one of lemony freshness. Notions of bees wax, citrus and spice also chime in. Brisk acidity with a refreshing conclusion.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2021 Angove Family Crest Angels Rise Pinot Gris
    Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 6 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Aromas of pear, red apple and musk mix with hints of honeysuckle. Fleshy pear and red apple fruits drive the palate with infusions of musk and delicate citrus also evident. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a vibrant medium length aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

    Other Reviews….
    From Clarendon. This is fine gris. With more textural mettle, it would be stellar. Whiffs of baking spice, tarte tatin, pear slushy and shaved almonds skittle along a beam of freshness. Succulence, to balance. A pithy, attractively bitter finish marked with quinine. A superlative vintage of measured wines. This is no exception. Drink by 2024.
    93 points
    Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2019 Armstead Estate Marsanne
    Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2020-2024)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a slight tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Fleshy peach and apricot aromas have a subtle honeysuckle overlay with hints of quince and spice also evident. Ripe peach, apricot and honeysuckle flavours are very rounded in their feel with traces of cinnamon and light spice in the background. Finishes dry and fresh with a medium to long conclusion that has a slippery feel to it.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%
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    2021 Artiste Chardonnay
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Lifted peach and tropical fruit aromas are followed by some toasty oak and spice. Fleshy peach and tropical fruit flavours adorn the well rounded palate with subtle toasty oak and spice nuances ensuing. Finishes with a lick of fresh acidity and a mid length fruit driven aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2020 Ashbrook Estate Chardonnay
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw to straw colour with a glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Nectarine and subtle grapefruit scents combine with hints of bees wax, citrus and gun flint. Ripe peach, nectarine and citrus fruits are well concentrated across the vibrant mid weighted palate. Traces of dried honey, toast and flinty mineral characters sit underneath. Nicely fleshed mid palate yet finishes very fresh with crisp acidity and a long mineral etched aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2021 ATR Wines Chockstone Grampians Riesling
    Grampians, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Intense lime juice, lemon and orange rind scents flow from the glass with some wet steel and minerally notes also evident. Mouth tingling lime, lemon and orange rind flavours flood the mouth underpinned by a vein of racy acidity. Superb concentration and power with notions of faint honeysuckle, chalky talc and steely mineral characters lingering on the back half. Dry crunchy finish with a long scrumptious aftertaste that’s delivered with great precision.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews....
    Wild-yeast fermentation, leaving a touch of residual sugar. Riesling is the winemaker's great strength and passion and it shows clearly each vintage. You could drown in the aromatic beauty of the scent: white flowers, lime, green apple, lemon zest, spice and musk. Dry and stylish acidity (it's the only word to describe the combination of bright and soft acidity) caress the palate, mouth-wateringly so. A touch of barely there sugar helps amplify the depth of fruit. A delight. Drink by 2033.
    96 points
    Jeni Port - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

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    2017 Atticus The Finch Collection Chardonnay
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2024-2025)
    ABV: 12.8%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a glimmer of green to the outskirts and a watery hue. Elevated white peach and nectarine aromas meld into subtle dried honey, biscuity oak, light grapefruit and citrusy nougat notes. Very elegant, refined and classy the palate features delicate white peach and nectarine flavours subtlety infused with notions of gun flint over biscuity oak, citrusy nougat, light dried honey and spice. There’s a delicate creaminess to the mid palate, however, the finish is loaded with freshness. Excellent length with a long discreet aftertaste.
    Cellar 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.8%
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    2019 Bass River 1835 Chardonnay
    Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Barrel fermented in oak puncheons (20% new) and matured on fine lees for 10 months. Brilliant very pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of nectarine, bees wax and bacon fat are followed by citrus and roasted almond notes. Rich nectarine, pear and dried honey flavours sit over a prominent bacon fat back drop with some roasted almond and spice also evident. Textured but laced with freshness it finishes with a lingering toastiness.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2021 Beechworth Wine Estates Pinot Gris
    Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
    ABV: 12.8%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Beechworth Wine Estates was established in 2003 by John & Jo Iwanuch. The property comprises 53 acres located adjacent to the Everton to Beechworth Rail Trail.
    Forty percent of the wine was fermented in old oak, the balance in tank, and matured on lees for 6 months to add texture. Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. The nose sees elevated pear and red apple scents meld into subtle dried honey and spice notes. Delicious ripe pear, red apple and dried honey flavours slide across the palate showing a texturally supple quality. Superb richness, intensity and drive finishing fresh with a dash of spice on the long luscious and captivating aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.8%

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    2019 Beechworth Wine Estates Chardonnay
    Beechworth, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13.4%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Fermented in 500 litre oak barrels, 30% of which was new, with maturation in the same oak on lees for 10 months. Brilliant pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Blossoming out of the glass are scents of white peach, dried honey, biscuity nougat characters, faint cashew and gun flint. Possessing excellent intensity and a creamy mouthfeel, the palate is blessed with rich white peach, ripe nectarine and dried honey flavours which meld into biscuity nougat characters and infusions of gun flint. Nicely balanced it finishes long and textured.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.4%
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    2020 Bella Luna Fiano
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like core with a distinct glimmer of green around the outskirts. Aromas of freshly sliced pear, lime and green apple are trailed by some wet stone and fresh herb scents. Textural and highly flavoursome the palate is filled with pear, lime and green apple fruits which are supported by a wet stone back drop. Infusions of delicately spiced fresh herbs make an appearance on the crisp dry finish. Long well rounded aftertaste.
    Delicious drinking now.
    Alc. 12%
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    2021 Best’s Great Western Riesling
    Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 11%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Riesling vines were first planted as part of Henry Best’s ‘Nursery Block’ vineyard in the 1860s. Subsequent plantings followed in 1944 (since removed), 1978 and 1998. Always very flavoursome and very age worthy, the Best’s Great Western Rieslings are renown for their beautiful balance, texture and aromatics.
    Brilliant water like core with a distinct glimmer of green around the outskirts. Intense lime zest, red apple and orange blossom scents fill the nostrils. Notions of mandarin, talc and minerals also chime in. Zippy lime, lemon and orange rind flavours race across the palate underpinned by zesty acidity. Tangy mandarin and flinty mineral elements lend further interest. Finishes dry with a long racy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11%

    Other Reviews….
    A super-fresh riesling with lightly spicy edges to the lemon and sliced-pear fruit. There’s green apple on the palate and a dry, crisp run to the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink this young.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

    As ever, a very distinguished riesling, its fluid power and the insistence of the palate results in exceptional length, crackling minerally acidity, married with lemon and lime fruit. Bargain. Drink by 2036.
    96 points
    James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a greenish tinged outskirts. Pungent passionfruit, green apple and lime scents jump out of the glass pursued by some subtle herbaceous grassy notes and hints of minerals. Scrumptious passionfruit and green apple flavours fill the mouth underscored by notions of lime and light herbaceous grassy characters. Finishes dry and crunchy with the long mouth watering aftertaste picking up ascents of mineral.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12%
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    2017 Bird on a Wire Marsanne
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green running around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of ripe pear and honeysuckle mix with light toast, citrus and a hint of cinnamon. Rich pear, honeysuckle and roasted almond flavours have a full, textured feel with some spicy cinnamon characters the finishing touch. Nicely balanced fresh acidity counterpoints the creamy mouthfeel. Concludes medium to long with plenty of spice.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14%

    2021 Bloody Hill Villages Coldstream Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $31. 99 Bottle
    $383.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Rivar Ferguson-Mayer at the helm with fruit coming from the Yarra floor. Curious harvest season with a niggling rain period making things stop start a bit. Anyways, this is pleasing gear.
    Perfume kicks off with oatmeal and marzipan scents, some green apple, ripe lime and green pear too. Sloshy, pear and apple juice to taste, licks of nougat, cinnamon spice, some brioche and a fresh, limey finish. Lots of good energy here, plus interest and general sense of quality, whatever that might mean. It’s a very good wine. Drink 2021 - 2030.
    93 Points
    Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (August 2021)

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    2019 Brave Souls The Lighthouse Keeper Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Intense lime and citrus scents stream out of the glass followed by orange rind and talc. Racy lime juice and lemon fruits are to the fore with hints of green apple and subtle oily toast like characters lying underneath. Dry steely finish with punchy acidity and a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 11.5%
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    2021 Bream Creek Sauvignon Blanc
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Superb power with a mouthfilling texture and scrumptious flavour profile.

    Planted in the early 1970's Bream Creek is amongst the earliest commercial vineyards planted in Tasmania. Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts. Intense gooseberry and passionfruit scents mix with green apple, distinct herbaceous grassy and capsicum notes. Crunchy and exceptionally concentrated the palate is engulfed with mouth watering passionfruit, gooseberry and lime fruits which overlay a herbaceous grassy back drop. Finishes dry and crisp with mineral infused acidity lingering right through to the long scrumptious conclusion.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc. 13%

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    Bress Bressecco
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Crown Seal

    Made from a blend of 78% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Pinot Gris, 5% Chardonnay and 3% Gewurztraminer. A fine satiny mousse holds well over a pale straw coloured base that has pale gold edges. Fine and very persistent bead. Lifted pear and red apple scents intermingle with baked bread, citrus and spice notes. Possessing good weight and a creamy like texture the palate features pear and baked bread flavours over yeast lees, citrusy sherbet and apple like characters. Finishes dry and crisp with a moreish aftertaste.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2019 Bress Chardonnay
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The name Bress originates from the well regarded ’Poulet de Bresse’ of Eastern France. These chickens are highly prized for their succulent flesh and impressive size. Fruit for this wine was sourced from three different vineyards in the Yarra Valley all at different altitudes. Low yields of between 1.5 to 2 tonnes per acre have produced a Chardonnay of excellent concentration. Fermented and matured in a mix of stainless steel and French oak hogsheads (40% new) with the tank component spending 6 months on lees.
    Bright straw colour with a touch of green to the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced ripe peach, honeycomb and apricot aromas jump out of the glass complexed by notions of bacon fat, butterscotch and crème brulee. Rich, full and very concentrated the palate is engulfed with luscious peach and apricot fruits which are accompanied by notions of honeycomb, bacon fat and crème brulee. Spicy finish with nicely balanced acidity complimenting the rich creamy texture. Medium to long spicy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2021 Briar Ridge Albarino
    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 13.1%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green to the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced spicy pear and Jonathan apple aromas are trailed by hints of honeysuckle, lemon butter and cinnamon. Generous, fleshy pear and red apple fruits carry an appealing creamy like texture over a back drop of honeysuckle, lemon butter and delicate spice. Nicely rounded finish with balanced acidity and a long richly textured aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13.1%

    Other Reviews….
    Maker Alex Beckett has a good handle on this, as he does with fiano, a wine whose evolution I am following with great anticipation. Everything done right: hand picked, fermented spontaneously, with a small portion (15%) in older barriques and a brief period on skins in the press and on lees, post-fermentation. All texture-building exercises. Yet albariño’s pithy stone, frangipani, saline oyster shell to white pepper riffs are not subsumed, but accentuated. Fine textural detail, energetic trajectory and succulent length, the whirl of acidity whetting the palate for the next glass. This is exceptional. Kudos!
    95 points
    Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2019 Briar Ridge Briar Hill Chardonnay
    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinctive glimmer of green to the edges and a watery hue. Elevated white peach and nectarine scents are intermeshed with subtle dried honey notes, cashew, nougat and spice. Rich and creamy in texture, the palate has intense flavours of peach and nectarine which meld into a complex back drop of dried honey, cashew, crème brulee and spicy nougat. Superb balance and depth finishing with a long seductive yet refined aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.3%

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    2021 Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Single Vineyard Semillon
    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 11.8%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Briar Ridge’s Dairy Hill vineyard consistently produces their best Semillon every year. A brilliant water like core is surrounded by a greenish tinged outskirts. Pronounced lime and green apple scents mix with wet slate, fresh herb and flinty mineral notes. Intense lime and green apple fruits dance across the lively palate with notions of wet slate, herbs and smoky minerals lying underneath. Outstanding power finishing dry with crisp acidity and a long crunchy aftertaste that has a snappy feel to it.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11.8%

    Other Reviews….
    From the southeast-facing Dairy Hill site. Thinned, green harvested, hand picked and rigorously sorted, the result 37% down on usual volumes. Wild-yeast fermented warmer than the regional standard, all radical in these parts. Left on lees for 4 months post-ferment. I adore the sentiment behind this, but the textural build has been pushed radically. Watch the neighbours! But, I love this. A sign of the future rather than the past. A bright one! Scents of tatami, porcini, lanolin, citrus peel, glazed quince and gin and tonic. White pepper, again. Delicious. Rich for the idiom. Palate-staining finish. Thoroughly impressive. Drink by 2033.
    97 points
    Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Brokenwood Semillon
    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Established in 1970 by Tony Albert, John Beeston and wine critic James Halliday, Brokenwod has evolved from a weekend venture for hobby winemakers into one of the Hunter’s leading estates renown for producing some of Australia’s most long lived Semillons.
    Brilliant water like colour with a faint greenish tinge to the edges. The nose displays punchy aromas of lime zest, lemon and Granny Smith apple followed by some flinty mineral notes. Crunchy lime and green apple fruits are underpinned by crisp, lemony acidity with wet steel and mineral characters flowing onto the zesty aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

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    2020 Brokenwood Pinot Gris
    Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with the faintest tinged of green around the edges. Aromas of pear and apple mix with hints of honeysuckle, subtle quince and spice. Vibrant pear and crunchy red apple fruits show good intensity as they mesh well with quince, faint notions of honeysuckle and spice. Finishes dry and fresh with lively acidity and a medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13%
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    2020 Buller Wines Calliope Chardonnay
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 13.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lifted ripe peach and honeycomb like scents mix with some bacon fat, crème brulee and spice. Rich and texturally creamy, lush peach and honeycomb flavours overlay crème brulee, bacon fat and spicy butterscotch characters. Soft acidity with a generous, well rounded and toasty finish.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.2%

    • 91
    2021 Buller Wines The Nook Chardonnay
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a watery hue. Pear, melon and light honeysuckle aromas are trailed by some vanilla spice notes. Texturally rounded the mid weighted palate features fleshy pear and melon fruits over a spicy cinnamon back drop. Balanced acidity with a spicy, fruit driven aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12%

    • 92
    2021 Buller Wines The Nook Pinot Grigio
    King Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a very faint tinge of green around the edges. Aromas of pear, green apple and melon mix with light spice notes. Vibrant pear and apple fruits are nicely textured with notions of honeysuckle and spice lying underneath. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a flavoursome aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 93
    2021 By:Geoff Hardy Pinot Grigio
    Limestone Coast, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour. Aromas of pear and red apple are tied to light musk and spice notes. Delicious pear and red apple flavours have a supple feel with light infusions of musk on the back half. Finishes dry with a dash of spice, brisk acidity and a lengthy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 91
    2021 By: Geoff Hardy Arneis
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like colour with a subtle tinge of green to the edges. Lime and green apple scents bounce out of the glass followed by fresh herb and stony mineral notes. Light and crunchy the palate has a delicate flavour profile of lime and granny smith apple fruits over a stony mineral back drop. Finishes dry and crisp with subtle infusions of fresh herbs flowing onto the taut racy aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13%

    • 93
    • Organic
    2019 Byrne Farm Chardonnay
    Orange, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Certified organic with maturation in French oak puncheons for a period of 9 months. Brilliant water like colour with distinct highlights of green around the edges. Aromas of citrus, nectarine and light grapefruit mix with a faint whiff of dried honey and biscuity oak. Vibrant white peach and nectarine fruits show good intensity with notions of dried honey, biscuity oak and infusions of gun flint lying underneath. Finishes fresh with bracing acidity providing good focus. Lively fruit driven aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.3%

    • 94
    2018 Caledonia Australis Chardonnay
    Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 13.8%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Certified organic. Bright pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Aromas of ripe peach, bees wax and crème brulee mix with roasted almond and spice notes. Round and full the palate is richly flavoured with peach, honeycomb and creme brulee over light butterscotch and spicy nougat characters. Creamy finish with a spicy mid length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.8%
    • 94
    2021 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 12.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A blend of 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon. Brilliant water like core with a greenish tinge running around the edges. Leaping from the glass are intense passionfruit, ripe gooseberry and lime scents which have a subtle herbaceous grassy overlay. Finishes with a whiff of capsicum. Scrumptious passionfruit, lime and green apple flavours overlay a back drop of herbaceous gooseberries and grassy asparagus like characters. Dry finish with crisp, mineral infused acidity and a zingy aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.3%

    • 92
    2019 Capel Vale Regional Series Riesling
    Mount Barker, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2026-2028)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Delicate lime and lemon aromas have a light kerosene overlay with subtle toast and wet steel notes also evident. More pristine than the nose the palate has an austere feel to it with lime and lemon juice flavours overlaying subtle oily toast like elements and wet steel. Finishes very dry with crunchy acidity and a linear aftertaste that sees traces of lemon butter emerge.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11.5%
    • 94
    2019 Capel Vale Regional Series Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99 Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a faint glimmer of green around the outskirts. Leaping out of the glass are pungent herbaceous grassy characters, green capsicum and asparagus with some citrus and spicy pencil shaving notes also evident. Continuing the green theme, the palate sports flavours of herbaceous unripe gooseberry, capsicum, grassy asparagus and light pencil shavings. Finishes bone dry with crisp acidity and a light spicy herbaceous aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12%
    • 92
    2021 Catlin The Nitschke Riesling
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Aromas of lime and red apple mix with hints of citrus blossom, faint honeysuckle and flinty mineral notes. Crunchy lime and red apple fruits mix with infusions of orange blossom and steely mineral characters. Finishes dry with a crisp and tightly focused aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 91
    • 94
    2018 Catlin The Molly Mae Riesling
    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
    ABV: 10.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Aromas of lime, lemon and orange rind have a talc overlay with light oily steel like notes following on. Light and quite steely in its feel, the palate is subtlety flavoured with lemon, lime juice and granny smith apples. Wet steel and mineral characters sit in the background. Finishes very dry with crunchy acidity and a lime juice driven aftertaste.
    Cellar 5-6 years.
    Alc. 10.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Machine-harvested, pressed, no SO2, wild-fermented, 6 months on lees. Fermented to very low residual sugar (1.2g/l) its acidity is obvious and mouthwatering, and adds a bold swagger to the palate. Extreme length. Will richly repay patience. Drink by 2032.
    94 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion
    • 93
    2021 Chain of Ponds Unchained Gruner Veltliner
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2021-2022)
    ABV: 11.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour with a distinct glimmer of green around the outskirts. Elevated pear, melon and lime scents are gently infused with fresh herbs and subtle stony notes. Vibrant lime and green apple fruits drive the refreshing palate with infusions of fresh herbs and stony mineral characters lying underneath. Dry crisp finish with a lingering crunchy fresh aftertaste.
    Drink now to 1 year.
    Alc. 11.5%

    • 91
    2020 Chain of Ponds Millers Creek Chardonnay
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. White peach and nectarine aromas meld into hints of dried honey, biscuity oak and gun flint. Light and elegant the palate mixes nectarine fruit with subtle lemon butter, citrus and infusions of gun flint. Finishes dry and fresh with a vibrant aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 91
    2021 Chalk Hill Europa Chardonnay
    Padthaway, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2022-2024)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Brilliant water like core with greenish tinged edges. Citrus, melon and lime aromas escape from the glass with some faint flinty mineral notes also evident. Fresh and showing good intensity, the palate is driven by ripe nectarine and melon fruit with traces of gun flint and mineral lying underneath. Dry crisp finish with an energy packed, fruit driven aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13%

    • 89
    2021 Chalk Hill Moscato
    South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now (2022)
    ABV: 6.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Pours with a gentle spritz flowing through a watery core that has very pale straw edges. Intense sultana grape, musk and orange blossom scents spiral out of the glass. Zingy grape juice flavours are delivered with a natural fruit sweetness over infusions of orange blossom and tropical fruits. Crisp acidity with a light fizzy sensation to the aftertaste.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 6.5%

    • 93
    2021 Chalk Hill Vermentino
    McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99 Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2021)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant water like colour with a faint glimmer of green around the outskirts. Fragrant pear, lime and green apple scents infused with fresh herbs are followed by a subtle minerality. Light, dry and vibrant the palate features expressive pear and lime fruits which back into infusions of fresh herbs and stony mineral characters. Crisp acidity with a long brisk, fresh herb infused finish.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%
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