Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red

Excellent colour and mid-density. Being 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Shiraz it is more of the classic Aussie blend Cabernet/Shiraz. Lifted dark fruit and cedar notes on the nose. A rich mouthfeel from the McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Fine tannins with the oak very much in the background ensuring great drinkability.

Tenuta Lamiata Rosso Toscana

Marco Bacci and son Jacopo make some of the best wines in Tuscany at their four flagship estates. Every vintage their wines score very highly, many 95 points plus, in top wine publications around the world. Indeed, their Brunello Riserva 2010 was placed third in the World’s Top 100 Wines and scored 100/100! They produce sublime Chianti Classico, Brunello and Morellino, but also rule-breaking Toscana IGTs using ‘forbidden’ Bordeaux varieties. Tenuta Lamiata combines luscious Merlot with Cabernet and Petit Verdot, all from the estate’s fine terra rossa soils. Fifteen months in oak barrels have helped round out the wine and lend gorgeous complexity. For drinking now – open two hours early and decant. It deserves your finest red meat dishes.

Château Tanunda Newcastle Syrah Grenache Mourvedre Carignan Cinsault

Château Tanunda's Newcastle combines Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault for this Rhône styled Barossa Valley red blend. The wine is deep and dark in colour with big, juicy aromas with a hint of vanilla and French oak. This juiciness is continued onto the palate with raspberries, dark stone fruit and some light tannins. The structure is super smooth leading to a long, elegant finish.

Mount Mary Quintet

Australia's premier cool climate Cabernet. It was John Middleton's dream to create such a wine and purchased the Mount Mary property in the Yarra Valley in 1971 to persue this dream. Quintet is his dream realised and is a blend of the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

One of Australia's true great wine treasures, Henschke produce a range of wines that are the envy of most. Keyneton Estate is often the first premium wine from this most famous of producers that people try. As such, the attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship of this wine is a testament to the vision and passion of Stephen and Prue Henschke.

Jasper Hill Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc

Jasper Hills Emilys Paddock is mostly shiraz - with a defining splash of cabernet franc. A lot has been made over the years of the terroir difference between Jasper Hill Emilys and Georgias, but its the cabernet franc that really differentiates them. Wonderfully fragrant and lifted on the nose, Emily's Paddock is not only wonderful upon release, the wine will age gracefully over many years in the good cellar.

De Bortoli Villages Tempranillo Touriga

19 Crimes Red Blend

Always uncompromising, 19 Crimes Red Blend is vibrant and bold. It's dark berry fruits mixed with spice oak flavours are apparent on the palate. With subtle tannins and a silky smooth finish, it is almost a crime not to share it with your family and friends at the dinning table.

Château Margaux

A 1st Growth of the highest order, Château Margaux is one of the original 1st growths classified in the Médoc and is arguably the most important of the region. Producing only some 33,000 cases of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaux consistently produces wines that are among the finest examples of the vintage. 2009 is regarded as one of the finest in recent memory in the region and 'normal' wines form the Margaux appellation are being heralded as truly exceptional. One can only speculate how magnificent the Château Margaux will be in 15-20 years time, if one can be patient enough!

Château Léoville-Las-Cases Saint-Julien

Château Léoville-Las-Cases is classified as a 2nd Growth, but can rightfully claim to produce wines equal and superior to some 1st growths. Léoville's label (Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases) doesn't mention the