The Fever McLaren Vale Grower Blend

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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.

Cadao Tinto

Closed ruby in colour with violet streaks, red and black fruit aromas deepened by slight notes of vanilla and toast, highly elegant, smooth and persistent. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz. Manually harvested, very selectively to ensure full ripeness criteria. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel cubes, pelicular maceration followed by malolactic fermentation. Minimum two-year period of ageing before bottling. Cadao is a name you may not be familiar with as we haven't seen much of it over here in Australia. A relative newcomer in some regards, dripping in history in others. But whichever way you look at it, this is a winery worth getting to know. The Cadao Winery sits in the Douro S. João da Pesqueira at the heart of the first-ever demarcated region and UNESCO recognised world heritage. It is one of a few labels run by the company Mateus and Sequera Vinhos. This company is the little brother winery to the pioneering Vale Do Sao Marthino, Soc. Agrícola S.A, a winery that helped establish the Douro and legalise its winemaking appellations. As we know, Douro is best known for crafting some of the world's most highly acclaimed fortified wines. But with the trailblazing work of Vale do Sao Marthino, Portugal was able to establish the Douro DOC. A new appellation dedicated solely to the production of lush, vibrant reds that we now know and love. While the big brother company focuses on the traditional fortified, Cadao's sole focus is dry wines. Cadao is a young and entrepreneurial company. It represents the coming together of traditional winemaking and vineyard practices with modernity innovation and research, not to mention this magical, world-heritage listed place.

Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1

One of Victoria's true heritage wines, Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 is primarily a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Malbec and a touch of Petit Verdot. Planted on a historic Yarra Valley site by the late Dr Bailey Carrodus, this wine is full of complex aromas of plum and berry which is followed by rich fruits with an oak and cedar slant. A wine drinking well now and value for the true wine lover.

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.

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.

Paxton Vale Organics Red Blend

A modern Vale red that blends Shiraz, Tempranillo, Grenache and Mataro, to give a harmonious, medium bodied, soft and juicy mouth feel with hints of cinnamon, plum and cherries finished with silky elegant tannins. Vegan friendly.McLaren Vale, “The Vale” is home to sustainable winegrowing in Australia with the highest number of certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in the country. David Paxton’s history of grape-growing in the Vale started in 1979 and today Paxton is a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine company who embrace sustainable practises in their vineyards and winery. Vale Organics honours McLaren Vale and the organic pioneers of this wonderfully innovative and sustainable wine growing region.

Secret Selections McLaren Vale GSM

Plum, lifted cherry, spice, fine tannin, silky & plush mouth feel; easy drinking, mid weight wine. Made from friends' of [...] vineyards in the sub region of Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale that show bright, primary, lifted fruit flavours.

Château Carlmagnus

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Chateau Pavie

Another terrific success for the flagship estate (a 92-acre vineyard situated on the famed limestone and clay-rich slopes of Cote Pavie) of Chantal and Gerard Perse, the 2011 Pavie is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 2011 may be the biggest, richest, most massive wine of the vintage. With thrilling levels of concentration, tremendous purity, high but sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, and terrific intensity, depth and palate presence, this larger-than-life effort will require 5-8 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly over the following 25-30 years.