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  • Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS60

    Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    Fermentation took place at warmer temperatures of 20-22°C for five to seven days to optimised the extraction of desirable flavour and colour, whilst retaining a soft tannin structure.

     

    Dark cherry red in the glass, the nose is of ripe red fruits, dark plums with a fusion of vanillin oak. The palate is full and rounded with silky tannins and lingering cherry flavour. Layers of  juicy red fruits and dark plums combine with spicy notes, balanced acidity and a touch of vanillin oak.

    £9.00

  • “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2018, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2018, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS62

    Established in 1858 and based in Pokolbin, New South Wales, Tyrrell’s are a medium sized family business with vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Limestone Coast and Heathcote, and export to more than 50 countries around the world.


    Tyrrell’s Old Winery range is named after its historic winery in the Hunter Valley, built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864.  A classic range of wines produced using fruit from premium Australian wine regions, Old Winery delivers distinctive varietal character and outstanding quality synonymous with the Tyrrell’s name.


    A multi regional blend of Pinot Noir fruit from some of the best red growing regions in the country. The majority of the fruit was machine harvested, after which the fruit was fermented in a combination of traditional hand plunged open vats and larger potter tanks. Maturation was then carried out in predominantly French oak for 12 months prior to bottling.


    Lots of varietal cherry and strawberry aromas with complex forest floor undertones. A soft but generously flavoured style with sweet aromas of berries and mushroom. The palate is long and concentrated with rich sweet fruit, subtle savoury oak support and smooth tannins.

    £12.94

  • Grenache 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Grenache 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS42

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics while darker soils including `Terra Rossa` types contribute rich, bold tannins.

     

    The wine is matured in older French oak, to add complexity and mid palate richness, but not to dominate the varietal characters. The wine is bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.

     

    This lively wine displays intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, spice and hints of dried herbs. The palate demonstrates all the characters expected from a medium bodied Grenache: sandy, gritty tannin structure; lovely dryness on the finish; coupled with balanced sweet plum and strawberry fruit, a fantastic food wine!

     

    £13.44

  • Shiraz-Viognier 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Viognier 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS36

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Parcels of Shiraz were harvested in late February and March, with each one fermented separately, using open fermenters. 5% Viognier was added to be co-fermented with the Shiraz, bringing added complexity, freshness and aromatic lift, while also helping with colour. Warm fermentation temperatures combined with regular pumpovers and plunging ensured optimum extraction. Only the best parcels were selected to produce the wine, which was matured in older French and American oak for structure and a small portion in new French oak to add complexity to the blend.

     

    Deep purple red in colour, the wine is a heady mix of dark berry fruit, with earthy nuances and lifted florals from the addition of Viognier. Excellent structure, it has great depth and richness of plums and blackberries with supportive, balanced oak and a lingering finish.

    £13.44

  • “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% 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 “SC” Shiraz are sourced from several different Barossa vineyard sites that show important variations in vine age, micro-climates and soil types. 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.

    £16.86

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that span the Yarra. The vineyards were chosen in particular for their high diurnal temperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. Yields are low.

    All grapes were hand picked. Due to exceptional fruit quality, 40% was fermented as whole bunch. This was a perfect opportunity to harness the whole bunch perfumes of the Yarra. The must was cold soaked for four days, with a mix of drain and returns and light plunging for 10-12 days. Indigenous fermentation took place in large open fermenters and large oak vats. The wine was matured in a mix of old barriques and stainless steel tanks, with four months in French oak.

    This Pinot Noir has aromas of raspberry, cherry and cranberry. Baked earth, dried spice, juniper and fresh bay tree notes also come through on the nose. On the palate, dark fruits, a velvety mouthfeel and soft savoury tannins make a lovely finish.

    £18.12

  • Giant Steps Pinot Noir 2019, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Giant Steps Pinot Noir 2019, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS15

    Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker that has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent varietal wines. The new Yarra Valley range of wines is made from hand-picked fruit from the estate vineyards which are expressive of the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

     

    The grapes for this wine are sourced from the estate vineyards of Tarraford, Sexton and Applejack.

     

    The fruit is 100% hand-picked and then fermented in 4000 litre open oak vats. Rack and return takes place by gravity and some light hand plunges are carried out. The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation and is then aged for 11 months in new and used French puncheons, of which 25% are new and 75% older oak. The wine is then bottled without filtration.

     

    Perfumed cherry characters come from the Sexton Vineyard, Campari notes from Applejack and Tarraford’s mocha and cocoa earthiness shines through. It has vibrant red and blue fruits but a lovely underlying earthiness, with mushrooms, truffles, savoury spice, and forest floor aromas. A beautifully elegant wine with breadth, structure and viscosity on the palate.

     

    ***Due to a small harvest in 2019, the winemaking team at Giant Steps added 8.5% Pinot Noir from their organic vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, to the blend. As such, Giant Steps Pinot Noir 2019 is labelled “Wine from Australia & New Zealand”. ***

    £24.84

  • “The Menzies” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Yalumba, Coonawarra, 14% vol, 75cl

    “The Menzies” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Yalumba, Coonawarra, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS106

    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 Menzies” is a single vineyard wine from the heart of Coonawarra terra rossa country. Most of the vines date from 1985 and produce small bunches giving wine of great concentration and flavour.

     

     

     The grapes were crushed to small static fermenters where the liberation of colour and tannin is controlled either by plunging the skins, pumping the wine over the cap or draining all the wine from the skins then flooding it back. Selected parcels are given extended skin contact before pressing. Ageing is for 18 months in 34% new French hogsheads & barriques, with the balance in 1 year and older American, French & Hungarian hogsheads & barriques.

     

     

    Deep plum/red in colour with a bouquet that leads with violet and lilac elements and follows on to spicy/pepper notes. The palate is rich and powerful; red fruits and dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long and complex.

    £39.84

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    “Hill of Grace” Shiraz 2005, Henschke, Eden Valley, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Hill of Grace” Shiraz 2005, Henschke, Eden Valley, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, who is at the forefront of re-introducing native plants into their vineyards to improve biodiversity, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is recognised by savvy wine drinkers throughout the world.

     

    The eight-hectare Hill of Grace vineyard is situated four kilometres northwest of Henschke Cellars beside the beautiful Gnadenberg Lutheran Church. ‘Gnadenberg’ means ‘Hill of Grace’ in German. First planted in 1860, it was purchased by second-generation Paul Gotthard Henschke in 1891, but it was not until 1958 that winemaker Cyril Henschke made the first single-vineyard Shiraz from the grapes grown here. The red-brown earth over a deep silty loam has excellent moisture-holding capacity for these old, ungrafted, dry-grown vines, which sit at an altitude of 400 metres. Organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard are supported with undervine mulching and permanent cover crops.

     

    Henschke’s Hill of Grace is made from 100% hand-picked, old-vine Shiraz. It was vinified in traditional open-top fermenters and matured in 86% French and 14% American (one-third new, two-thirds seasoned) oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling on-site.

     

    Deep rich red in appearance with a touch of purple on the rim, the 2005 Hill of Grace has a nose full of red fruits (cherry, raspberry and red currant), spice (cloves and a hint of cinnamon) and orange zest. It combines elegance with great intensity. The full richness of the fruit and spice elements are underpinned with firm, but not obtrusive, tannins and lively acidity. The finish is very long.

     

    Presented in an individual branded wooden box

    ** Only 1 bottle available  **

    £535.00