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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

  • Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS45

    De Bortoli’s “Regional Reserve” series is composed of regional wines from premium vineyards across Victoria, Australia. The Regional Reserve Pinot Noir is from several vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley that are vinified separately before being blended and aged in old French oak.

     

    A vibrant, perfumed Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry fruit notes, soft, gentle spicy flavours with plumpness and juicy acidity.”

    Steve Webber, Winemaker

    £10.62

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

    Grenache 2015, “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!

     

    £12.78

  • 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.

    £12.78

  • “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS26

    The Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in “La Bohème”. This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880’s Paris.

     

    Act 4 combines the spicy quality of Syrah (Shiraz) with the juicy fruit of the Beaujolais grape, Gamay.

     

    A mixture of whole bunches and whole berries with some early foot stomping to create some juice to start the ‘wild’ ferment. Some additional working of the skins toward the end of fermentation. The grapes were then pressed and the wine racked in to 500 litre casks for 10 months ageing.

     

    Deep red with a purple edge, the nose is gently aromatic with aromas of red fruits & dried herbs together with some earthy, mineral complexity. The palate is supple and textural with juicy, cherry like fruits and forest notes, lots of spice and good zesty acidity.

     

    An unusual blend, but a successful one!

    £14.88

  • Jester Shiraz 2016, Mitolo Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Jester Shiraz 2016, Mitolo Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS12

    Mitolo is a family owned winery established in 1999 by Frank Mitolo.

     

    Mitolo’s vision is to create individual, handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Frank’s intimate knowledge of the land and business acumen with Ben’s winemaking talent has led to the creation of one of Australia’s most exciting wineries.

     

    Shiraz fruit for the Jester was crushed immediately after delivery to the winery. The skin and juice mix was allowed to warm naturally over several days after which it began fermentation. Fermentation was at cool temperatures, helping to retain bright primary fruit characters in the wine. Following this, the wines were carefully pressed, separating them from the skins. The wine was then run down to oak barrels (10% new, 90% second or third use) for 18 months for maturation, before being blended and bottled.

     

    Deep, dark red. Pure and unobstructed by new oak, the nose is lifted with dark fruit flavours of blackberry, mint chocolate and anise. Notes of white pepper spice, vanilla, and black olive tapenade provide an intriguing savoury counterpoint to the more primary fruit characters. The palate is concentrated with a luscious texture and packed with fresh blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice flavours. The wine is juicy and plush with silky tannins that linger, providing a drying, savoury finish.

     

     

    £15.84

  • 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

  • “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.

    £16.86