• Catena Zapata Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2014 750ml
  • Catena Zapata Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2014 750ml
  • Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2015 1500ml The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Pairs well with lamb chops, beef tenderloin, and goat cheese.
  • Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2014 750ml Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best, historic rows of the Catena family’s estate vineyards. These Zapata vines are carefully hand tended and produce extremely low yields. The grapes are micro-fermented in new French oak barriques and the wine is then aged for 18 months in new French oak. This wine is made in very limited quantities. Tasting Notes Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec is a dark violet Malbec. Ripe black-and-red currant, raspberries and an elegant touch of french oak are some of the aromas that we can appreciate from this special malbec from one of the Catena´s highest family vineyards. Very complex and expressive palate, with a creamy violet flavor witih ripe blueberries, cassis, vanilla and spicecake. Food Pairing Pairs well with roasted veal, shiitake mushrooms, and beef tenderloin.
  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2014 750ml
  • Catena Zapata Alta Malbec 2014 750ml T A S T I N G N O T E S Catena Alta Malbec 2014 shows a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex with ripe red and blackberry fruits, notes of violets and lavender and a touch of leather, spice and vanilla flavors. The palate is full and rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky, smooth structure. Mulitple layers of rich cassis, black currant and blackberries are interwoven with hints of licorice and black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity. F O O D P A I R I N G Pair with braised duck with apples, or Grilled beef filet.
  • Catena Zapata Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec 2013 750ml Nicolás Catena Zapata has an intense, deep purple color with bluish-black tones. On the nose, aromas of black fruits – blackberries, black cherries, black plums – predominate with subtle notes of vanilla and dark chocolate intermingled with savory hints of green olive and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine is tremendously complex, unfolding layer upon layer of red currant, eucalyptus, and black pepper flavors . Black cherries and blackberries give way to cassis followed by a hint of saline minerality. The wine is remarkably concentrated with a firm tannic structure providing the backbone for the lush fruit. The finish is long, a foretoken of the long aging potential of this Argentine masterpiece. Let the Nicolás Catena Zapata open in a decanter while you grill a Bone-in Ribeye Steak to perfection. Pour yourself a glass. Bliss. Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec
  • Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2015 750ml The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Pairs well with lamb chops, beef tenderloin, and goat cheese.
  • Catena Zapata Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2013 750ml A generous and fruity wine with phenomenal depth and character. Full body, layered and beautiful with such gorgeous fruit character of berry, floral and hints of cream. Tangy and vivid. Hints of tangerine and stone in the aftertaste. Drink now but a wine to last for years. Made from organically grown grapes. - James Suckling
  • Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino Malbec 2013 750ml The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Pairs well with lamb chops, beef tenderloin, and goat cheese. They blend two plots from two of their flagship vineyards, Adrianna in Gualtallary and Nicasia in Altamira to create the 2013 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino. It is a classical Malbec with some creamy, smoky notes, juicy, polished and fresh but with enough power to stand up to food.
  • Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2013 750ml Winemaker Notes Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec is a dark violet Malbec. Ripe black-and-red currant, raspberries and an elegant touch of french oak are some of the aromas that we can appreciate from this special malbec from one of the Catena´s highest family vineyards. Very complex and expressive palate, with a creamy violet flavor witih ripe blueberries, cassis, vanilla and spicecake. Pairs well with roasted veal, shiitake mushrooms, and beef tenderloin. The 2013 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard is produced with grapes from the vineyard that names it--a vineyard planted in 1997 in the Altamira zone of Valle de Uco. It's mostly Malbec with some 4% Cabernet Franc, but the two grapes fermented together. It has less Cabernet Franc than other years because 2013 was fresh enough that just that pinch provided enough of the character they are looking for. They call this "the most Malbec of our Malbecs" and it has the textbook aromas of violets and red berries with perfectly integrated oak. The palate is also elegant and fresh and showcases the telltale round tannins of Malbec. This is truly outstanding.
  • Faiveley Chambertain Clos De Breze Grand Cru 2015 750ml "Bright, full red. Ineffable aromas of raspberry, rose petal and minerals display wonderful perfumed lift for the year. Silky, concentrated and fine-grained on entry, then sharply delineated and perfumed in the middle palate, boasting superb floral lift and an impression of menthol reserve to its black raspberry, crushed stone and botanical herb flavors. A wonderfully savory, silky midweight with terrific energy and restrained sweetness for the year, not to mention noble, perfectly buffered tannins. The savory, slowly building finish is hard to scrape off your palate. This outstanding 2015 really stands out for its light touch"
  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Riverstones Malbec 2013 750ml This cuvee takes its name from a small parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard that is completely covered with oval white stones and was the site of an ancient riverbed. The abundant stones provide optimal drainage and extreme temperatures. They absorb heat and moderate the nights, but also function like ice cubes after a very cold night. Stony soil Malbecs tend to be extremely aromatic, rich and luxurious, just like the River Stones Malbec from Adrianna. This wine can be enjoyed young or aged for decades. Can be purchased here
  • Catena Zapata Fontuna Terrae Malbec 2013 750ml Fortuna Terrae means luck of the land in Latin, and indeed, these vines from this parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard are lucky. The deep loamy soils are home to many varieties of native grasses which prevent erosion and attract benefic insects, singing birds and mountain foxes. Because of the freshness imparted by the deep soils and high altitude, the wines of Fortuna Terrae have optimal acidity and delicate flower aromas. It is best to enjoy this wine a few years or decades after harvest. "Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of spice and bark. Perfumed. Full body, layered, chewy and polished. Deep and beautiful with so much dark fruit and intensity. Stone and chalk at the finish. Powerful. Drink in 2020 and onwards. Made from organically grown grapes."
  • Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 750ml " Notes of green apple, citrus zest, mineral reduction and soft floral nuances introduce powerful and punchy broad-shouldered flavors that possess a textured mouth feel before culminating in an almost painfully intense finish that goes on and on. This is really quite good and it's a wine that should be approachable after only a few years of bottle age yet reward up to a decade of cellaring."
  • Faiveley Nuits St Georges Les St Georges 2015 750ml "Dark tones of black currant, blackberry and violet mark this broad, muscular red, which is burly on the compact finish, with an earthy aftertaste, yet there is energy and resonance too. Best from 2022 through 2037"
  • Conterno Barolo Cicala Nebbiolo 2013 750ml "The aromas of flowers, blackberries, and white truffles are superb. Full to medium body and ultra-fine tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. An amazing Cicala. Don't miss this. Drink in 2022.”
  • Conterno Barolo Cicala Nebbiolo 2013 1500ml "The aromas of flowers, blackberries, and white truffles are superb. Full to medium body and ultra-fine tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. An amazing Cicala. Don't miss this. Drink in 2022.”
  • Conterno Barolo Colonnello Nebbiolo 2013 750ml "Terrific aromas of blackberries, walnuts, spices, bark and mushrooms. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and bright acidity. So beautiful now but be patient. This needs four or five years to come completely together. Wow. What class and precision define this wine. The aromas show such subtle complexity and beauty. Full and tight with a solid core of fruit. Polished tannins to the maximum" James Suckling
  • Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2014

    A really focused nose with deep black cherry and blackberry fruits in abundance, super pure, the oak adds bright spicy appeal. The palate has a sense of depth and focused concentration in a mid-weight frame that cuts to the core of Hunter Shiraz, tannins are juicy and ripe, really sweeping, gathers pace and builds smoothly as it goes. Great wine. Best from 2020.
  • Rockford Sparkling Black Sparkling Shiraz 750ml
  • Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2011 750ml
  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2012 750ml "Full depth purple red in colour, it opens with aromas of fresh, ripe raspberry and blueberry, then powdery exotic spices, violets, wildflowers and black cherries. It has a plump and harmonious palate - a brooding, dense, dark mouthful of delicious Barossa Shiraz. A supple beauty that isn’t about aggressive power. The flavour is tremendously long, with a rush of energy that will carry this wine for many years. Try with lamb shoulder and all the trimmings."
  • Hentley Farm Beauty Shiraz 2015 750ml "Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name. Primary reds fruits, white florals and tropical stone fruits leap out of the glass. Red and blue fruits also lead the palate with a strong spice element providing the complexity, a unique blend of blueberry and green peppercorn evidence of the cooler creek level breezes. Soft subtle tannin provide focus through the middle before opening up to broad savoury finish. Elegant and complex."
  • Hentley Farm H Block Shiraz 2015 750ml
  • Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2009 750ml This wine is deep plum red with a purple tint. It demonstrates enhanced notes of mulberry, blackberry and boysenberry. It is bright, fresh and balanced with rosemary, sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper characters. The defining features of this wine are shown on the palate with fine grained, integrated tannins. Intense flavors of red currants, black cherries and liquorice are in abundance. Subtle hints of freshly turned earth and truffles linger in the background. The length of flavoor and power in this wine, whilst still showing finesse and restraint, is what sets it at the pinnacle of red winemaking at Jim Barry Wines
  • Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2013 750ML "Deep colour. Intense elderberry, blackberry aromas with very attractive toasty, grilled nut, roasted chestnut comeplety. Concentrated and elemental with intense elderberry, mulberry, espresso, liquorice fruits; all balanced with fine plentiful graphite tannins and superb toasty, mocha notes. Finishes al dente firm but long and minerally, A very expressive and expansive wine. Destined to be a classic. Leave for a decade at least."
  • Yalumba Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2013 750ml A thoroughbred in every sense of the word, it's not a 'melted liquorice', heavy style, but thrives on purity of fruit, discreet power, insane complexity and a finish that makes you contemplate everything good in the world. Compelling, clean and seriously structured, The Caley, is a collector's item that will drink well for 30 to 40 years at least
  • Te Mata Colraine Colraine 2016 750ml "Brilliant magenta, Coleraine ’16 entices with concentrated rose syrup, fresh, fragrant raspberry, wild strawberry, ripe plum, thyme and cedar. Offering superb depth and complexity, Coleraine ’16 is defined by a precise, lazer-edge of pure, bright, red fruit. Framed by tight acid and silky tannins, all this extends elegantly into an exquisite and super-fine crescendo, giving exceptional length and finesse to the wine". The final blend is 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc"
  • Te Mata Colraine Colraine 2016 1500ml "Brilliant magenta, Coleraine ’16 entices with concentrated rose syrup, fresh, fragrant raspberry, wild strawberry, ripe plum, thyme and cedar. Offering superb depth and complexity, Coleraine ’16 is defined by a precise, lazer-edge of pure, bright, red fruit. Framed by tight acid and silky tannins, all this extends elegantly into an exquisite and super-fine crescendo, giving exceptional length and finesse to the wine". The final blend is 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc"
  • Yalumba Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2013 1500ml A thoroughbred in every sense of the word, it's not a 'melted liquorice', heavy style, but thrives on purity of fruit, discreet power, insane complexity and a finish that makes you contemplate everything good in the world. Compelling, clean and seriously structured, The Caley, is a collector's item that will drink well for 30 to 40 years at least
  • Yalumba Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2012 750ml 'The Caley' by South Australia winemakers Yalumba brings together the linear elegance, firm tannins and persistent acid structure of Coonawarra Cabernet with the voluptuous, textural richness of Barossa Shiraz. The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon- Shiraz blend is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence. Pair with with roasted red meats, grilled root vegetables and mushroom dishes."
  • Yalumba Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2012 1500ml 'The Caley' by South Australia winemakers Yalumba brings together the linear elegance, firm tannins and persistent acid structure of Coonawarra Cabernet with the voluptuous, textural richness of Barossa Shiraz. The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon- Shiraz blend is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence. Pair with with roasted red meats, grilled root vegetables and mushroom dishes."
  • Yalumba Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2012 3000ml 'The Caley' by South Australia winemakers Yalumba brings together the linear elegance, firm tannins and persistent acid structure of Coonawarra Cabernet with the voluptuous, textural richness of Barossa Shiraz. The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon- Shiraz blend is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence. Pair with with roasted red meats, grilled root vegetables and mushroom dishes."
  • Penfolds Grange 2013
    PALATE DESCRIPTION
    Colour Opaque black core, dark red rim. Nose An aromatic assault / surge / eruption of soy, hoisin, balsamic reduction… coiled around a core of kirsch and fresh raspberry. This propulsion is crammed with tell-tale barrel ferment, V.A. and formic Grange markers – all in balance, all respectful of fruit and oak. And yet, so ‘classy’ – a brightness, a sheen, a gloss, a raciness – belying both age and upbringing (élevage). Palate Formidable No gaps, a densely-packed structural continuum. Not huge, not massive, yet taut, muscular, feisty. A black palimpsest - black fruits, black liquorice,  black pudding, black fig, black cardamom.... Granitic chewy tannins linger and coat; oak all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami.
    WINEMAKER QUOTES
    “Six decades after the release of OUR favourite Grange, the 60 year-old 1953 Grange, this 2013 flexes, prances, twitches… Pressure is on! What’s the measure of this four and a half year old?” “2013 – Undoubtedly will soon be universally proclaimed to be a classic ‘Penfolds vintage’ … and indeed over time certified a classic ‘Grange vintage’!” “Not unlike the 2008 Grange – á la style / weight / disposition / cellarability.” - Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
  • Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2014 750ml Nose An indulged aromatic meander: • First in the kitchen – umami expressed primarily via wafts of shiitake mushroom stock, hoisin and XO sauce … enhancing scents of dry-aged beef and game meats. • Then outside – olive-leaf, cardamom, sage and thyme … “a stroll through a South Australian olive grove” … saltbush, acacia, dried and dusty bracken. • To the cellar – fresh and familial lifted formic and barrel-ferment nuances. Followed by a return to reality: • Quite simply, an unmistakable youthful ‘Grange’ nose. Awakened primary fruits and stylish oak interlocked and indistinguishable. As expected. Palate Savoury, not fruity. Tastes/flavours remind of slow cooked beef ragout, chicken liver game terrine. Red liquorice also apparent. Integrated oak – spicy, almost ‘non-American’ oak … but it is. As it always is. A core of 100% new Quercus alba. Poised yet powerful. A balanced, tightly-knit and woven structural ‘tapestry’. Not to be constrained by dimension or frame. Tannins with attitude! Nonetheless respectful. Type? Slatey tannins … alluvial, silty (certainly not muddy!). Long and lingering – tactile impressions indistinguishably and slowly fuse/merge into an aftertaste memory. Until the next sip! A Grange to create new friends – this 2014 offering a subtly different structural mosaic; different tone and timbre.

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