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Ultimate Reds

Ultimate Reds

Ultimate Reds – Six outstanding red wines from around Australia. 

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£479.00 £450.00 per case

Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – A Cabernet that is simply oozing class. Richly layered and densely packed fruit fills the palate with an opulent and powerful intensity. Flavours of blackcurrant and mulberry with a light lift of leafy black olive. This is classic Margaret River Cabernet with power, poise and stylish expression.

Gourmet Traveller 96 points!
“This outstanding cabernet has great colour and a multiplicity of black fruits in the bouqet with a faint tinge of dried herb and perfectly dovetailed oak. Rich, full-bodied, lush blackberry fruit takes centre stage”
Gourmet Traveller, 2014

“The full bodied palate is generous and crammed full of ripe forest fruits, cassis, and dark chocolate characters. Powerful, yet refined in structure, the fleshy fruits are complimented with an ample amount of supple tannins; all culminating together to provide a dense, persistent berry fruit finish.”
Xanadu

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1 in stock

Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon 

This wine carries the name of Stephen’s father, Cyril Henschke (1924-1979), as a tribute to one of Australia’s outstanding winemaking pioneers, renowned for old-vine single-vineyard and quality varietal table wines. Cyril planted cabernet sauvignon at Henschke’s Eden Valley vineyard in the 1960s.

Description

Deep crimson with red hues. Concentrated and complex aromas of cassis, black and red currants, blackberry leaf and violets with underlying savoury nuances of crushed dried herbs, cigar box, beefstock and anise spice, all supported by dark cedary French oak. A flood of rich blackberry and bright red currants greet the palate, which is precisely defined by purity of acidity, an elegant structure and layers of long, silky fine-grained tannins that provide great persistence.

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This is one of Australia’s greatest cabernets, staring down Coonawarra and Margaret River (just for starters)…It has a purity and elegance that puts it in a class of its own.

James Halliday

2 in stock

St Henri Shiraz

Penfold St Henri Shiraz

St Henri Shiraz by Penfolds is a classic Australian red wine.

“Another vintage that classically reaffirms St Henri DNA – it is not a Bin, nor RWT nor Grange-like. A unique shiraz proposition that harks back to the late-1800’s. Quality that doesn’t date.” “Recommend to decant this vintage – no ifs or buts! It will maketh the wine and reward your effort. 

OVERVIEW St Henri Shiraz is a time-honoured and alternative expression of shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. Released for the first time by Penfolds in the early 1950s (first commercial vintage 1957), it gained a new lease of life in the 1990s as its quality and distinctive style became better understood. Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. It is matured in old, 1,460 litre vats that allow the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any oak character. Although a small proportion of cabernet is sometimes used to improve structure, the focal point for St Henri remains shiraz.
GRAPE VARIETY 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.3 g/L, pH: 3.66
MATURATION 12 months in 50+ y.o. large oak vats
VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Above-average winter and early spring rainfall offered the vines in South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Late spring and summer were dry and warm with significant heat records being set. Warm weather prevailed during summer and throughout veraison, allowing grapes to develop evenly and with good intensity. The warm conditions came to an abrupt halt in mid-February with significant rainfall that allowed for a long and slow ripening of the fruit in very good conditions. This ensured balanced flavour development, fruit exhibiting a brightness endowed with crisp acid retention and impressive fruit quality.
COLOUR Deep garnet
NOSE Lifted, racy. Rhône-ish at first, South Australian upon sitting. Bountiful aromatics ascend – initially redcurrant, cranberry, Christmas cake mix, and then the liberation of citrus (lime peel), fennel and olive. Middle Eastern spices also present – sweet, not savoury (incl. cinnamon, nutmeg). And, not unexpected, something not present – oak!
PALATE Svelte. Nevertheless, propels assertive tannins that build – sheeted/layered in configuration. To please all tastes – the sweet – zabaglione, custard, raw chocolate (cocoa); and the savoury – (bone) marrow, star anise. Lingers, and certainly leaves a most appealing ‘residual’ impression for quite some time after ingestion. For more information go to 

https://www.penfolds.com/-/media/Files/Penfolds2/Tasting-Notes/The-Penfolds-Collection/St-Henri/Penfolds-The-Penfolds-Collection-St-Henri-Shiraz-2014.ashx?la=en-AU&hash=8C7CA759405156ACA629D614DF8452B181DB6D2E

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3 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/

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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

3 in stock

Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz 2009

Katnook Prodigy 2003

Katnook Prodigy 2003

5 in stock

Ten Minutes Coolart Road Pinot Noir

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/

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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.

5 in stock

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