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An Ultimate Red Selection

Ultimate Reds – Six outstanding red wines from around Australia. 

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Please note that the wooden case is not included.

NOMINAL VALUE £500.00

 

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£475.00 per case

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/

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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

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Sands of Time Grenache

Sands of Time Grenache by Thistledown

Sands of Time Grenache by Thistledown

Sands of Time, Old Vine, Single Vineyard Grenache 2017
Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Early on in our Grenache journey, we were introduced to Sue Trott’s Home Block in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. It’s beautiful aspect, raised elevation and free-draining deep sandy soils are the perfect spot for drygrown bush-vine Grenache and we were so lucky to be offered the opportunity to purchase a little fruit. 5 years on and we have learned a little about the site and refined our picking decisions and vinification to the extent that from 2017 we were content that we could do the site justice by bottling separately.
Vintage Conditions
2017 was defined by the very wet winter conditions that preceded it and by the cool, unpredictable and sporadically wet vintage conditions. Careful viticulture with restricted yields and open canopies were essential to healthy development. A late season, up to 6 weeks later than 2015, resulted in wines of purity and tension

Viticulture
From grower Sue Trott’s Home Block in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. It’s beautiful aspect, raised elevation and free-draining deep sandy soils are the perfect spot for old dry-grown bush-vine Grenache.
Winemaking
Hand-picked, on the way up, we vinify naturally in concrete and place whole bunches alternately with de-stemmed fruit to create a layer cake. A very gentle, slow fermentation is followed by maturation in oak and concrete before a careful selection is done, which is then bottled unfined and unfiltered 10 months later. A faithful expression of the site.
Tasting
Sourced from our favourite vineyard in the world renowned Blewitt Springs subregion of McLaren Vale, this is a delightfully mid-weight wine whose subtle layers of fruit lend it a persistence that belies its appearance. Hand-picking and a very gentle winemaker process produce a wine that is a faithful expression of the site – beautiful, haunting aromatics, fine sandy tannins and wonderful, memorable length on the palate.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
SO2: 67 mg/l
Fining: None
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes

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

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Sands of Time Grenache by Thistledown – great Grenache from an afficianado producer

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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

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Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz – great wine from Barossa

2 in stock

Henschke Mount Eddlestone Shiraz

Henschke Mount Eddlestone Shiraz

Henschke Mount Eddlestone Shiraz – a truly great wine from the phenomenal Henschke winery.

This wine comes in a beautiful presentation case.

The ancient 500 million year old soils on this vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay resulting in low yields from the 100 year old vines. This has become known as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines. Decanting is recommended before serving.

Deep crimson with deep purple hues. Pure and complex, with lifted aromatics of violets, dark plums, fresh blackberries and blueberries, and the unmistakable Mount Edelstone signature aromas of crushed sage and cracked black pepper. The palate shows incredible purity and balance, with rich plum and blackberry fruit flavours, rosehip florals and savoury spice notes, finishing long with lingering plum skin and sage, and layers of fine, silky tannins.

The Mount Edelstone vineyard, situated in the Eden Valley, was planted in 1912 by Ronald Angas, a descendant of George Fife Angas, who founded South Australia. Unusual for its time, it was planted solely to shiraz. The ancient 500 million-year-old soils on the vineyard are deep red-brown clay-loam to clay, resulting in low yields from over 100 year-old dry-grown, ungrafted centenarian vines. First bottled as a single-vineyard wine in 1952, it became recognised as one of Australia’s greatest shiraz wines.

100% 102 year-old single-vineyard shiraz grapes grown organically and biodynamically in the Eden Valley wine region.

Matured in 92% French and 8% American (28% new, 72% seasoned) hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling

Pair with Braised Duck with Red Molé

Henschke Mount Eddlestone Shiraz, a fantastic aussie wine, worth every word of praise written about it, from a classic Aussie family vineyard.

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Great wine from a truly great family vineyard

…it’s sublime: rich, saturated blood plum fruit sprinkled with exotic, fragrant woody spices and swaddled in firm but supple tannin.

Max Allen, The Financial Review

6 in stock

Noon Reserve Shiraz

Grapes for the Noon Reserve Shiraz have been sourced from the same vineyard (the 1.6 hectare ‘20 Rows’ block in Langhorne Creek owned by the Borrett family) since the first Reserve Shiraz in 1997. Earlier bottlings of this wine; 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989 and 1987 (when Drew’s father David was the winemaker) were labelled simply as Noon’s Traditional Red.

The Noon Reserve Shiraz is a full bodied, generously flavoured wine. If you usually prefer white wines or more elegant, light-medium bodied reds then this may not be the wine for you. It may be drunk young but will certainly reward cellaring.

Earlier back labels generally suggested a 10 year drinking window, however recent tastings of 1998 and 1999 Reserve Shiraz demonstrate many years of good drinking still ahead.

Noon Reserve Shiraz a truly great Aussie red.

1 in stock

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cab/Sauv

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cab/Sauv

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cab/Sauv

TASTING NOTES
APPEARANCE A lovely, translucent ruby.
NOSE The tightly intermingled perfume carries Tom’s Block characters of savoury tobacco, earthy forest and nori-like ocean breeze. Delicate red berry
notes move into savoury tones of cherry pip, mushroom, white clay, brie rind and tamari. A floral fragrance of violets frames this elegant vintage.
PALATE A restrained and ethereal rendition of Margaret River Cabernet, the body is plush and shapely, with lovely red berry fruit characters and super
fine, talc-like tannins of unbelievable length. Graceful and sophisticated with a savoury core, the delicate complexity of perfumes linger on the long,
drying finish.
WINEMAKER COMMENTS
2017 was an elegant, late season harvest resulting in beautifully ripe fruit, well preserved bright fruit fragrance and a long, delicate tannin profile. The
unique small sections of Tom’s old blocks were hand-harvested from 7 to 24 April, destemmed only without crushing and then wild fermented as whole
berries. The Cabernet Sauvignon was static fermented, gently pumped over through a splash tub, then left on skins for up to 33 days to stabilise
and become structurally sound. The Petit Verdot and Malbec were open fermented, hand-plunged and pressed dry. Each small batch fermentation
was basket-pressed and gently transferred to fine French oak for 19 months of maturation. With minimal rack and return, this wine was aged on its fine
lees, bringing beautiful savoury elements and soft tannins to this delicate vintage.
VINTAGE DESCRIPTION
2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of elegant, structural, slightly lighter bodied wines; though ripe in flavour,
vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and good
retention of acidity. Some timely warmth and sunshine occurred throughout January, although February temperatures remained moderate with some
rainfall. With the cooler weather, canopy management and fruit thinning was imperative to mitigate disease pressures and allow for even, persistent
ripening. There was a warm start to March to finish the white harvest, followed by the driest April since 1982, allowing the reds to ripen beautifully

Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate, was established by Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity in 1967. Among his first plantings were
Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec vines, from which he produced the estate’s first red wine. The Tom Cullity descends from these original vines
and represents the purest expression of our history, place and vintage; the pinnacle of Vasse Felix.

To see more about the winery please go to http://www.vassefelix.com.au

To see our full range of Vasse Felix product go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/vasse-felix/

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cab/Sauv

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