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  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, “Killerman’s Run”, Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, S.Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, “Killerman’s Run”, Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, S.Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS5

    Kilikanoon was founded in 1997 when winemaker and proprietor Kevin Mitchell purchased the property in the hamlet of Penwortham in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley. Hailing from a long line of wine grape growers, Kevin now had the opportunity to turn the vision of creating his own wine brand into a reality.

     

    The reclusive Alan Webster lived alone in the years after the second world war in the scrubland west of Penwortham. Trapping rabbits, growing his own fruits and vegetables and making his own wines in a galvanised lean to, he was given the nickname “Killerman” by Mort Mitchell, Kevin’s father, and his friends when they were growing up, after Alan’s bush survival skills of “kill em and eat em”, thus the legend of “Killerman” was born.

     

    Warm days and cool nights promote full fruit ripeness and flavour development whilst still retaining tremendous poise, natural acidity and tannin balance.  Wine making is traditional with sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.

     

    Brick red in colour with bright crimson hues, the nose is fresh berries, cassis, toasty French oak and hints of chocolate and mint. The palate is packed full of fresh berries, ripe blackcurrent notes and inviting dark chocolate flavours. The tannins are fine grained, the oak subtle and the wine supported by  firm acidity in a long finish.

     

     

    £16.74

  • Shiraz 2016, “Killerman’s Run”, Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, S.Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz 2016, “Killerman’s Run”, Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, S.Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS54

    Kilikanoon was founded in 1997 when winemaker and proprietor Kevin Mitchell purchased the property in the hamlet of Penwortham in South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley. Hailing from a long line of wine grape growers, Kevin now had the opportunity to turn the vision of creating his own wine brand into a reality.

     

    The reclusive Alan Webster lived alone in the years after the second world war in the scrubland west of Penwortham. Trapping rabbits, growing his own fruits and vegetables and making his own wines in a galvanised lean to, he was given the nickname “Killerman” by Mort Mitchell, Kevin’s father, and his friends when they were growing up, after Alan’s bush survival skills of “kill em and eat em”, thus the legend of “Killerman” was born.

     

    Warm days and cool nights promote full fruit ripeness and flavour development whilst still retaining tremendous poise, natural acidity and tannin balance.  Wine making is traditional with sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.

     

    Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues, the nose has lifted aromas of red fruits, dark cherries, exotic spices with notes of French oak. The palate is full and rich, texturally rewarding with excellent balance and linearity. Flavours of dark cherries, hints of smoked meats and red fruits combine with the fine boned tannins and subtle oak nuances in a long and persistent finish.

     

     

     

    £16.74

  • “Old Bush Vine” Grenache 2015, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “Old Bush Vine” Grenache 2015, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS102

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

    Often described as one of Australia’s unsung heroes, Grenache is naturally lighter in colour than Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon but provides wonderful big fruit flavours. Yalumba is extremely fortunate to have access to some of the oldest Grenache vineyards in the Barossa –indeed in the world – with fruit for this wine sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1973.

     

     

    Cool nights throughout summer helped to retain the acidity and pristine fruit flavours of this Old Bush Vine Grenache.

     

    The majority of the grapes are from low yielding old vines 35-80 years of age. Fermentation is initiated by wild yeasts naturally present on the grapes from the vineyard, cultured winery yeasts are then added to finish off the process. The wines was aged for 9 months in old (3-6 years) French, Hungarian and American hogsheads.

     

    Quite pale in appearance with a nose of pure red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and elegant. Violets and liquorice show through the ripe and juicy palate. Think Pinot Noir with a touch of attitude!

    £16.74

  • “The Scribbler” Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2014, Yalumba, Barossa/Eden Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “The Scribbler” Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2014, Yalumba, Barossa/Eden Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS104

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

    “The Scribbler” is a youthful interpretation of Yalumba’s renowned “The Signature”, showcasing the exceptional fruit found in the Barossa. An elegant, complex and bright wine that is designed to drink now but can also be cellared for medium term enjoyment.

     

    Select parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) and Shiraz (36%) were hand picked and crushed to 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. 80%-90% of the grapes are from the Barossa Valley with the balance from the higher, and slightly cooler, Eden Valley which adds freshness and lift to the wine. Wild yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate fermentation, with cultured winery yeasts added later to complete the fermentation. The wine was then matured for 13 months in French, Hungarian and American oak Hogsheads and barriques, (20% of which were new).

     

    Deep red in colour, the 2014 Scribbler displays concentrated red to black fruits and the richness of oak maturation. There is a vibrancy in the dark fruits and a well rounded savouriness to the palate. The structure feels youthfully charming with the tannins holding the palate in tension. Drink now or cellar for the next 5-7 years.

    £16.74

  • “Patchwork” Shiraz 2014, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Patchwork” Shiraz 2014, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS107

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

     

    The grapes for Yalumba “Patchwork” Shiraz are sourced from several different Barossa vineyard sites that show important variations in vine age, micro-climates and soil types – hence the name “Patchwork”. All of these variations contribute to the diversity of flavours that Barossa Shiraz can exhibit. The wine was aged for 14 months in French, Hungarian and American oak.

     

     

    A classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced. This is generous and flavoursome wine with ripe tannins and a concentrated finish.

    £16.74

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    AUS41

    Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith, Shaw and Smith’s aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand amongst the best of their type in Australia.

     

    Grapes were sourced from the estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers.
    All the grapes were hand picked to ensure they were in pristine condition upon arrival at the winery. This ensured no oxidation or skin contact, resulting in less need for the use of SO2. Whole bunches were de-stemmed, crushed, chilled, gently pressed and then underwent cool fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine was matured on the lees for a short period and was bottled early under screwcap to retain crispness.

     

    The 2018 vintage is the 29th vintage of this wine, and is true to style with accentuated florals and very bright natural acidity. The pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness.

     

    £17.10

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    AUS29

    Founded in 1997 by Phil Sexton and today owned by Brown Brothers, , Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Innocent Bystander’s head winemaker, Steve Flamsteed, has worked for many years in the Australian wine industry.

     

    Fruit for this wine was sourced from three of the the Innocent Bystander estate vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack. This selective approach results in highly expressive wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

    Fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed, with the free run juice kept separate from the pressings. No racking or clarification of the juice occurred, so the free run was fermented on juice solids. Fermentation was done using indigenous yeast in new and seasoned French barriques and puncheons, with the lees stirred monthly until winter. No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was lightly fined prior to bottling.

     

    Pale gold in the glass, the nose has aromas of white peach, orange and grapefruit zest with hints of fresh ginger. On the palate, stone fruit, grapefruit and star anise come together in a wine that is tight and crisp initially, but opens into a long, fine texture with lingering touches of spice.

    £18.00

  • “The Hundred” Grenache, Blewitt Springs 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “The Hundred” Grenache, Blewitt Springs 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS23

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

    The Grenache for “The Hundred” comes from Sue Trott’s vineyard located at an altitude of 180 metres in the Blewitt Springs sub-region. These vines are dry grown and some of the oldest in the district, planted some 80 years ago. The mediterranean climate of the McLaren Vale has warm sunny days with sea breeze influences from the nearby Gulf of St Vincent – perfect for ripening the grapes whilst maintaining a crisp, clean acid structure.

     

    Hand-picked fruit was open fermented at high temperatures with regular pump-overs and plunging to ensure optimum early extraction, reduced towards the end of the ferment to maintain the delicate aromatics of the Grenache. Timely pressing ensured good quality of flavour and a fine tannin structure. No oak was used in the ageing process but the wine was left on its lees to emphasise the intense aromatic profile of the Grenache, producing a perfumed, fruit forward, juicy style wine.

     

    Red berry and floral aromatics of rose on the nose, with a roundness and richness from the lees ageing that works in harmony with the finer tannins and cherry spice notes on the palate.

    £19.02

  • “Over the Shoulder” Chardonnay 2017, Oakridge, Coldstream, Yarra Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “Over the Shoulder” Chardonnay 2017, Oakridge, Coldstream, Yarra Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS

    Oakridge Wines was founded in 1978 in the Yarra Valley and since 1998 has been based in Coldstream. It has its own vineyards but also buys in fruit from other Yarra growers on a long standing contract basis.

     

    The “Over the Shoulder” wines are all about the lifted, pure fruit that the Yarra can deliver so well. Sourced from fruit from vineyards in Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Coldstream and Gladysdale. The fruit was hand picked and pressed direct to a combination of stainless steel vats and older oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. The wine was then blended and bottled.

     

    Pale straw in appearance, the nose is fresh with lifted citrus (grapefruit) aromas and pronounced mineral notes. The palate is dry and racy with soft fruit, a hint of oak and excellent supporting flinty minerality. The finish is long with a mouthwatering natural acidity. A very elegant Chardonnay.

    £19.56