Sepp No 5 Eden Valley Riesling
Peter Seppelt is a fifth-generation Barossa winemaker whose family started making wine back in 1851. Based at Grand Cru Estate, an 1889 homestead in the south-east corner of the Barossa that is a mixture of farm, cellar door and luxury accommodation, Peter makes a variety of wines from Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit. He has been making Eden Valley Riesling since 1982 and it shows in this classic example. Plenty of green apples, some lime peel and refreshing natural acidity.
Stoney River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
As is typical with young Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is almost water white in the glass. It shows its Awatere Valley roots with whiffs of boxwood and tomato leaf, but these are backed by delightful ripe nectarine notes. On the palate it has all of the juiciness one would expect from a youthful Sauvignon Blanc and this is backed up by a finish that lasts and lasts. Phenolics are well managed and overall this is a vigorous and appealing young wine.
Epic Negociants Upper Yarra Chardonnay
A beautifully composed chardonnay, the elegantly expressed bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, oatmeal and vanilla characters with a touch of hazelnut complexity. The palate is concentrated and focused, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion, wonderfully structured by perfectly pitched acidity.
McWilliams Stuart McWilliam Cabernet Sauvignon
McWilliams Stuart McWilliam is classically structured, with lifted aromas of vibrant blackberry and redcurrant fruits. Hints of vanillin French oak bring both length and intensity to this Cabernet Sauvignon.
McWilliam's Stuart McWilliam Chardonnay
The Stuart McWilliam Chardonnay has mixed aromas of white peach, fig and toasty vanillin oak on the nose. A smooth and linear and refreshing palate with fresh honeydew melon and flinty acidity. Creamy cashew nut lees complexity with a long textural finish. A well-balanced summer Chardonnay.
Mystery 95 Point Magnificent Old Vine Grenache
St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon
Named after the famed Johann Gramp's grandson, Hugo, this is the very best Cabernet Sauvignon in the stable. From the very best sites in the region of Coonawarra, this wine shows classic regional mint and blackcurrant on the nose with a silky supple palate, elegant fruit characters, toasty oak and long, fine tannins.
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M Chapoutier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Michel Chapoutier produces a wonderful version of a traditional French dessert wine here with his Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Using the Muscat Petit Grains grape, the wine is delightfully sweet with notes of candied fruits and flowers. A golden colour in the glass, the fruit is picked at its optimum ripeness to create a wine wonderfully suited to sorbets and fruit salads.
Cat Amongst The Pigeons Shiraz
Cat Amongst The Pigeons Shiraz certainly does it's name justice with a Shiraz that serves it up to the all the favourite heavy hitting Shiraz on the shelves. With an alluring nose of pepper, blueberry, and blackberry, this Barossa Valley beauty has layers of flavour, ripe fruit, excellent balance, and enough structure to evolve for a few years.
Marquis De Goulaine Chardonnay
This French white is a blend of Chardonnay harvests from several regions in the Loire Valley. It's fresh and round, yet soft on the palate, and has a good overall balance with a fruity finish. Enjoy with appetisers, salads and fresh seafood.