|Classic Rhone & European Varietals New World
|1001. 2010 Entity Barossa Shiraz, JOHN DUVAL - BAROSSA VALLEY AUSTRALIA
Dense ruby purple in colour with blackberry and blueberry fruit with subtle savoury French oak. A fine example of full on Oz Shiraz
|1002. 2002 McNichol Shiraz, MITCHELL - CLARE VALLEY AUSTRALIA
Wonderfully fragrant nose with dark fruits, dark chocolate and spice, and an almost smoky finish.
|1004. 2007 Sangiovese, GREENSTONE VINEYARD, HEATHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Spiced cherry nose typical of Sangiovese, and a lovely depth of fruit on the palate
|1008. 2008 Isolation Ridge Shiraz, Frankland Estate - AUSTRALIA
2008 proved to be an outstanding vintage. Sweet berry fruit with notes of black pepper on the nose, while on the palate there is a dense core of blackberry fruit with fine-grained, ripe tannins in support.
|1003. 2008 Pangea Syrah, Viña Ventisquero - APALTA VINEYARD, CHILE
This wine brings together the vision, experience and philosophy of two prominent winemakers with two very different visions - John Duval, one of Australia’s most acclaimed winemakers, and Felipe Tosso, chief winemaker at Viña Ventisquero. Both have crafted an exceptional Syrah, in which flavours and aromas are blended to perfection.
|1005. 2007 Le Cigare Volant - BONNY DOON VINEYARD, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
The composition of this cracker is based on traditional use of grapes in Sothern France - 60% grenache, 32% syrah, 4% mourvedre & 4% cinsault.. Should be gently decanted to allow the wine to breathe prior to consumption.
|1018. 2006 Bylines Shiraz, JOHN DUVAL – MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRAILIA
Deep red colour and a rich bouquet of blackcurrant, mint and spice. The palate displays dark berry fruits and intergrated oak flavours. Another cracker from Duval!
|1006. 2008 Eligo Shiraz, JOHN DUVAL – BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRAILIA
A layered complexity of vibrant dark fruit and savoury French oak. Impressive texture of mouth coating tannins that provides the framework for the richness and intensity of fruit.
|1019. 2006 Alexander Laing Old Vine Grenache, Colonial Estate BAROSSA VALLEY AUSTRALIA
Really elegant and classy from 100% Grenache old bush vines- has a sumptuous, silky quality. Alluring, well textured and long.
|1020. 1991 Mount Edelstone, Henschke, EDEN VALLEY AUSTRALIA
Aged new world Shiraz – from one of the great red wine producers not just in Oz but in the world – sit back and enjoy the ride.
|Rhone Varietals Old World
|1009. 2010 Lirac, Chapelle de Maillac, ROGER SABON
Bursting red and black fruit, complex undercurrent of spice, tobacco, earth, pepper which will develop and come more prominent in the glass. Harmonious & elegant.
|1007. 2010 Coudoulet de Beaucastel, CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL
Beaucastel again punches well above its humble Cotes du Rhone classification. With lots of ripe fruit and warm spice and a lovely balance and length, this is a real crowd pleaser.
|1010. 2010 Rasteau, DOMAINE LA SOUMADE
A deep, rich colour, intense aromas and flavours of blackcurrants, raspberries and black cherries
|1011. 2010 Gigondas, DOMAINE DU PESQUIER
Traditional black fruit flavours with spicy aromas
|1012. 2006 St Joseph ‘Les Cambaud’, DOMAINE DE FAUTERIE
A very fine St Joseph. The steep vineyards planted some 30 years ago. This Cuvée has a lively, peppery palate and seductive cherry overtone.
|1015. 2010 Crozes Hermitage, ‘Les Amandiers’, DOMAINE DU MURINAIS
Fragrant, stylish red fruit nose with a fresh palate of red and black fruits with
soft tanins and balanced acidity.
|1013. 2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition, DOMAINE BOSQUETS DES PAPES
This Chateauneuf is made traditionally -using large wooden vats rather than small barrels- and is crammed with ripe herby, spicy fruit. This does not disappoint!
|1014. 2008 Cote Rotie, DOMAINE BONNEFOND
Concentrated classic Rhone flavours with strong oak flavours.
|1021. 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO
Dusty tannins, soft berry fruit, roasted herbs and plenty of kirsch, lavender and liquorice as well. It is a classic Provencal!
|1016 2008 Côte-Rôtie RENE ROSTAING
I have long been a great admirer of the Rostaing’s wines – seriously elegant, handcrafted wines produced by a master craftsman
|1017. 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, PIGNAN
A unique wine – extraordinarily elegant with fantastic complexity