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An Ultimate Red Selection

Ultimate Reds – Six outstanding red wines from around Australia. 

To see our full range of mixed cases go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/other/mixed-cases/

Please note that the wooden case is not included.

 

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£445.00 £420.00 per case

Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon

Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon

Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant & elegant wine, full of personality. Forthright flavours of raspberry, briar and dried herbs develop into soft layers of mocha and mint on the palate. The nose has cherry & rhubarb notes with a hint of vanilla, complimented by delicate oak elements of toasted coconut and spice. The balance and intensity of the 2016 Gigglepot allows the true personality of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon to shine.

The Gigglepot is Sarah and Sparky’s daughter, Holly, who couldn’t stop giggling with these crazy black glasses on.

The grapes were grown on the Rivers Lane in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 84% American and 16% French oak using 50% new and 50% one year old barrels.

Alc: 15.5% Residual sugar: 2.2g/L pH: 3.70

See our full range of Mollydooker wines at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mollydooker/

For more information on this winery go to https://www.mollydookerwines.com/MollydookerStory/AboutMollydooker/tabid/99/Default.aspx

The winery is in beautiful scenic McLaren Vale, 30 minutes easy drive from Adelaide. Bordered by the Adelaide Hills and five minutes away from glorious beaches, McLaren Vale is a great place to come visit. It is like a big village, we all know one another, and we all love having visitors. The food here is fabulous, fresh and local, and we have a thriving artistic community.

The vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, which with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. We have three separate vineyards – Long Gully Road, Coppermine Road and the Home Blocks, giving us a total of 114 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All of our grapes are grown sustainably.

The winemaker recommends that everybody should do the Mollydooker shake. You can watch this on YouTube. According to the winemaker  “Pre-shaken the wines are intense, concentrated and still magnificent. However, after the shake the wine becomes more approachable, the aromatics are lifted and the fruit is smoother on the palate. An overall more enjoyable and total Mollydooker experience!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCGFz3nnakE

 

 

6 in stock

Mollydooker Velvet Glove

Mollydooker Velvet Glove

Velvet Glove
Shiraz
Velvet Glove has phenomenal 95%+ Fruit Weight. When you experience it in your mouth it has an explosion of flavours, a rich, opulent, silky mouthfeel and an eternal finish. To honour its stunning beauty and power, we seal it in a gorgeous bottle with a real velvet label printed in a silver foil. We then place it in either a luxurious velvet bag or a beautifully designed gift box so that we can give you a joyful experience from beginning to end.

“Dark, rich and bold, with a velvety richness to the dense tannins, providing the backbone for thick flavours of black walnut liqueur, blueberry syrup, sandalwood and espresso. Gains intensity on the long finish. Not for the faint of heart. Drink now through 2030.”

Reviews

‘Deep purple-black and a little closed on the nose with very pure blackberry and plum preserves, some red fruit and floral highlights intermingled with menthol, espresso and a whiff of coconut and spices, the full-bodied 2012 Velvet Glove is a big, rich and concentrated wine with a great tannic backbone that is both firm and fine. It is complemented by refreshing acidity and a very long finish with the liquorice and chocolate coming through. Drink it now to 2025+.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.erobertparker.com
~ Wine Advocate ~

To see our full range of Mollydooker product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mollydooker/

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.mollydookerwines.com/

To see the wines on youtube go to https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mollydooker+wine&docid=608032287729060196&mid=37A8B2A585F2A90BDD2D37A8B2A585F2A90BDD2D&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Our winery is in beautiful scenic McLaren Vale, 30 minutes easy drive from Adelaide. Bordered by the Adelaide Hills and five minutes away from glorious beaches, McLaren Vale is a great place to come visit. It is like a big village, we all know one another, and we all love having visitors. The food here is fabulous, fresh and local, and we have a thriving artistic community.

‘The region is so effortless in the fun-loving lifestyle it exudes, that I always feel a little guilty visiting the area for ‘work’. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate.

Our vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, which with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. We have three separate vineyards – Long Gully Road, Coppermine Road and the Home Blocks, giving us a total of 114 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All of our grapes are grown sustainably

Mollydooker Velvet Glove – The ultimate gem in a brilliant collection of wines. To get the best from your wine use the Mollydooker Shake https://www.mollydookerwines.com.au/MollydookerShake/tabid/94/Default.aspx

7 in stock

Noon Eclipse

Noon Eclipse

The vines which produce this wine surround the house and the furthest are 500m from it, so they are very familiar in all their seasonal guises. 

The wine we produce from them reflects this vineyard and our region. Noon Eclipse is produced predominately from Grenache (80%+), with smaller components of Shiraz and Graciano.

It can be enjoyed as a young wine or cellared and consumed as a more complex and gentle older wine at 10 years plus. We find most vintages show the first signs of maturity at about 4-5 years and then go through a period during which they show aspects of both youth and maturity before developing from about 10 years of age into a gentle, fully mature wine.

Experience suggests that it is best to decant this wine prior to serving to release the flavours.

Note that there was no 2009 Noon Eclipse produced due to the drought and heat wave leading up to this harvest.

Food matching suggestions
Noon Eclipse is best served with richly flavoured foods. It is not a wine for sipping over a light summer salad lunch. It is more suited to an Autumn or Winter’s evening with some richly flavoured fare based around chorizo sausage, anchovies, olives etc.; think along the lines of hearty Mediterranean food.

The stage of maturity of the wine also has an influence on the best food pairing. As a young wine (say from 1 to 4 years) choose quite strongly flavoured more complex dishes such as wild hare or duck in richly sauced casseroles. As an older wine choose robust dishes but served simply, with minimal adornment such as char grilled steak with chips or roast chicken. For tasting notes on individual vintages of this wine click on ‘tasting notes’ above.

Varietal composition
Grenache (80-90%), Shiraz (10-15%) and Graciano (5-10%); all estate grown.

Winemaking
Noon Eclipse is usually quite high in alcohol because it is produced from Grenache grapes from low yielding vines. We do not set out with the aim of making a wine of high (or low) alcohol. Our desire rather is to harvest fully ripe fruit which best express the flavour of the grapes and the site.

Noon Eclipse is matured in seasoned 300 litre French and American oak barrels and large (Foudre and demi-muid sized) oak casks for 18 months.

The grapes are picked by hand and fermentation takes place in small open vats with manual pigeage, to help extract colour and tannins. Pressing is also done by hand, using manual basket presses which are gentle and do not extract too much bitterness or astringency.

Very little is added or taken away by modern winemaking technology. We prefer to take a minimalist approach, believing that this will deliver a wine which genuinely reflects the grapes and the site.

Noon Eclipse is grown, made and bottled on the estate.

For more information on the winery go to http://noonwinery.com.au/home.html

To see our other Noon wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/noon/

8 in stock

Cullen Wines Diana Madeline

Cullen Wines Diana Madeline

Cullen Wines Diana Madeline – Perhaps Cullen’s best-known wine, this blend was recently included in the prestigious Langton Classification of Australian Wines. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The result is a deeply coloured wine with great depth of flavour, fine grain tannins and outstanding cellaring potential.

Colour: Deep crimson hues with magenta edges.
Bouquet: Fantastic complexity and vitality with layers of well ripened dark fruits enhanced by gorgeous leafy notes.
Palate: Structured and fruit driven, the palate presents blackcurrant fruit and lovely spicy nuances finishing with fine grained tannins. Subtle layers of complexity arise from fruit harvested at the pinnacle of ripeness.
Cellar: 30 plus years

to find out more about the Cullen winery go to https://www.cullenwines.com.au/

To see our full range of Cullen wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/cullen-wines/

Diana Madeline Cullen always liked the cooler seasons for Cabernet Sauvignon, especially the 1982. The cooler vintages make wines of great elegance and longevity.
The 1982 Cabernet Merlot (as it was known then) last day of harvest was the 22nd of April, versus the 12th of April for the 2017 vintage.
A great tribute to the biodynamic farming, shining even in the unusual vintages.

All Cullen Wines are grown on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Grapes are harvested by hand on fruit and flower days according to the astrological calendar. The wines have no additions of yeast, acid or malolactic culture, and are in this sense natural wines which express the place and land on which they are grown, the vintage and the people.

Red wine quality is defined to a large extent by the ripeness of tannin. The wine style is framed around these fine grained tannins coaxed from grapes grown on low yielding vines. This is the theme for all Cullen red wines and gives finesse, flavour and longevity.

Cullen Wines Diana Madeline – a flagship wine from a premier winery

7 in stock

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Signifying Yalumba’s commitment to Barossa Shiraz, this is a truly individual wine, handcrafted, handmade and matured in
fine French oak and Yalumba coopered American octave barrels. These unique barrels, which offered inspiration for the wine’s
name, are just one of the many harmonious components in the symphony that is Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz.

Terroir & Site
With an average vine age of 100 years, 61% of this Shiraz is sourced from Eden Valley and 39% from Barossa
Valley. Eden Valley Shiraz provides the exotic aromatics and seamless palate structure, whilst Barossa Valley Shiraz
provides richness, density and concentration.
Vintage Conditions
The growing season began with consistent rainfall throughout winter. Spring remained warmer and drier
than average and although bunch and berry size was reduced the vines were off to a healthy start. The reduced
berry and crop size has produced grapes of great aromatics and flavour. A long and relatively mild summer with quite
cool nights helped to retain acidity and pristine fruit flavours in the Shiraz.
Tasting Comments
A very deep red in colour. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries, aniseed and licorice, distinctive and seductive with exotic
spices and espresso coffee. The dark berry fruit palate is rich and powerful, yet gently evolving, with a classy restrained
elegance, displaying silky raspberry, damson plum and sweet blackberry fruits. A wonderfully balanced wine
with beautiful tannins. Double decant and enjoy alongside classic steak and kidney pie or lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew.
WINEMAKER: Kevin Glastonbury
HARVESTED: 13th February to 18th March
TREATMENT: Matured for 22 months in 21% new French and American oak octaves, balance in older French barriques, hogsheads and
American octaves.
ALC/VOL: 14%
pH: 3.48
TOTAL ACID: 6.5 g/l
SO2: 116 mg/l
CELLARING: Will continue to improve in the cellar for 15+ years.

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.yalumba.com/about-us

To see our full range of Yalumba product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/yalumba/
Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz – great wine from Barossa

5 in stock

Coolart Road Pinot Noir by Ten Minutes by Tractor

Coolart Road Pinot Noir from Ten Minutes by Tractor

The Coolart Road vineyard is the earliest picked of the Ten Minutes by Tractor vineyards and typically produces a more fleshy wine. Yet in 2016 it is a different beast, with darker, savoury, meaty plum fruit and an earthen edge. The grapes for this wine were picked over several days at a range of different ripeness levels, a move which ultimately delivers surprising complexity. A brooding Pinot Noir, from a vineyard otherwise known for easygoing flavours.

Grapes hand-harvested in mid February and, on arrival at the winery, 100% destemmed. A 3-7 day pre-ferment maceration preceded a 100% indigenous yeast fermentation with manual plunging throughout, followed by a short post-ferment maceration (a total of 15-25 days on skins). Following pressing and a short settling period the wine was transferred to 20% new French oak barriques. After a natural 100% MLF with warmer temperatures in spring, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 12 months of oak maturation

The almost smoky edge would make this perfect with a smoky bresaola charcuterie platter. Serve at 14–17°C.

Best Drinking 2018-2028

To find out more about the Ten Minutes by Tractor Vineyard go to https://www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au/estate/

To see our full range of Ten Minutes by Tractor products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/ten-minutes-by-tractor/

Ten Minutes Coolart Road Pinot Noir – More than 95% of this vineyard was planted with Pinot Noir in 2000 and 2001, the first vintage was 2005. In 2008 Ten Minutes by Tractor purchased half of the vineyard and used fruit for the first time under our label in 2009.
In 2012 small plantings (1.82ha) of white varieties (Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) were removed from two blocks and replaced with Abel and Pommard clone Pinot Noir.
With the vines now at maturity we have released Single Vineyard Coolart Rd wines which represent a warmer style Pinot Noir from the north of the Mornington Peninsula. Single vineyard Pinot Noirs from Coolart Road have been made in 2016, 2015 and 2013.

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