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2012 Artadi Rioja Tempranillo Rioja

If you like Pinot Noir then we would describe this as Pinot Noir on steroids- full of flavour, soft and silky. Artadi is a new project of Artadis Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle. He is at the forefront of Rioja's great producers and this is a sensational modern, sensuous wine. Produced from 100% Tempranillo from high elevations, 50% of the wine was aged for 6 months in French oak. It should age for up to 10 years and to find rioja at this quality is just not easy. If youve never experienced the tempranillo grape from the Rioja region then this is the perfect wine to try.


2014 Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

Normally $21. "Blackenbrook is small ( 4 hectares ) and new ( first wine from 2004 ), so its hardly surprising it's little known outside Nelson. Swiss owners Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach have the meticulous approach to winemaking for which their countrymen are famous, while Daniel has some serious winemaking experience under his belt. He has worked for top producers in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and France, and has judged wine at competitions in Switzerland, France, Germany and China. Its greatest strengths are pinot gris, gewurztraminer, riesling, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Quality has crept up in recent years and if it continues, Blackenbrook has a very bright future." Bob Campbell


2012 Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault 'Les Clous'

"Good pale yellow. Aromas of apple, underripe pineapple and flowers. Deeper and more intense than the basic village cuvee, showing a saline quality and good natural acidity to the flavors of yellow fruits, spices and flowers. Good firm minerality on the finish. The yield here was a modest 36 hectoliters per hectare, according to Philippe Prost." 87-89 Stephen Tanzer "The 2012 Meursault Les Clous comes from a cooler microclimate that is translated into the crisp, flinty bouquet with race and tension. The palate is well-balanced with a smooth, slightly honeyed entry with a saltiness coming through on the back-palate. Moderate length and delineation, this deserves two or three years in bottle. Very fine." 89 eRobertparker.com


2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Barossa Shiraz

Gold IWSC London 2014, 93/100 Tyson Stelzer, 92/100 from The Wine Front and 92/100 from James Halliday, 93/100 from Andrew Caillard writing "“Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry, brambly aromas with dark chocolate notes. Richly concentrated, generous in composure and sinuous with deep set blackberry, dark cherry, chinotto flavours, dark chocolate nuances, fine gritty, slightly muscular tannins. Finishes chewy firm and flavourful. Elemental, young and juicy, but impressively built for the long term. The essence of the Penfolds tradition. Now-2026”.


2013 Blackenbrook Reserve Chardonnay

Normally $33. This is one of those big,creamy smooth classic old styled chardonnays we are so often asked for. This winery knows how to make this style as the winemaker used to be chief winemaker at Seifreids who won countless awards for this style. A single vineyard growen on the Moutere clays. Hand picked, hand sorted, gravity feed, 12 mths barrel aging with 50% new oak malolactic fermentation. "The bouquet is creamy and nutty; the palate is mouthfilling, with ripe, citrusy, mealy flavours, and toasty, buttery notes adding complexity. A strongly wood-influenced style, it shows good concentration and potential." M.Cooper


2013 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot

Normal RRP $32. Benchmark merlot from the gravels at great money. Craggy say on their tasting notes that it will cellar up to 15 years so that shows you how confident they are of the quality of this wine. Stock up!. "91% Merlot and 9% Cab Franc. Dark garnet with vibrant purple hues. Seductive aromas of ripe plum, cassis, nutmeg, tobacco and sandalwood reflects beautifully ripe Merlot. The palate is at first rich and full bodied and then finishes with wonderful graphite-like tannins, fine acidity and a long tapering dry finish." Bring it on.


2012 Mr Riggs Watervale Riesling


Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne

Normally $270. A sophisticated wine drinkers champagne presented in a lovely gift box. It is like drinking a fine wine because of the complexity of the blending from aged cuvees from top cru vineyards. Krug Grande Cuvee is the timelessly stylish signature of Krug, a breathtaking champagne that effortlessly balances richness and freshness, power and finesse. A gleaming gold colour, an extravagantly expansive bouquet, an almost creamy texture. Then, an explosion of flavours, at once mellow and mature, crisp and clean. Its a dream drop.


2013 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Bishop Shiraz

Ben Glaetzer has long been celebrated among the cult, young 'rockstar' set of the Barossa wine fraternity. Glaetzer sources Bishop from 35 and 125-year-old vines. 92/100 from S.Tanzer writing "Dark purple. Powerful, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, blueberry, roasted coffee, licorice and smoky minerals. Densely packed yet lively, with a supple, seamless texture to the seet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors. The blue fruit and licorice qualities carry through the finish, which is framed by smooth, even tannins." The essence of Barossa


2012 Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz

This is the top wine from the directors own vineyards in Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast. Ben Glaetzer is a director and the winemaker. "Dense, rich and spicy, this offers a plush mouthful of blackberry, currant and cocoa flavors, with a long, creamy and open-textured finish. Drink now through 2020." 92/100 Wine Spectator "Bright purple. Heady spice- and smoke-accented aromas of blueberry liqueur, cassis and licorice, with a powerful vanilla overtone. Creamy and seamless, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors that pick up a floral quality with aeration. Quite forward for this bottling, finishing with excellent clarity and thrust and supple, even, slowly building tannins." 92/100 Tanzer


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