There are things happening in Australia. After years being dominated by big corporations that were the product of the takeover or merging of old companies, making wine that was often mediocre, Australia is now firmly focused on producing great wine, crafted by family firms. Instead of growing what is commercially desired, winemakers are growing grapes that work in the land they are in, resulting in wonderful diversity.
Old family names are reappearing as craft producers rather than large volume manufacturers, new winemakers are taking the plunge and doing their own thing and grapes with Spanish and Portuguese origin are being put in the ground. It really is exciting!
Sexy, silky fruit - loads of grapefruit, melon and honeysuckle coming out. Exotic lemongrass and jasmine comes on the finish. Contains Sulphites
Spiced plum pudding with delicious mouth coating tannin and a lovely dark spicy hit. A brilliant Aussie take on Cote Rotie. Contains Sulphites
Bright and grassy with lovely light citrus fruit and a long, herbal and grapefruit finish. Contains Sulphites
Named the best New World Cabernet Sauvignon under £40 by Decanter magazine. Due to huge demand for this wine, we are now taking orders for stock that will be arriving...
Generous, up front and fruity with more crispness and minerality than is all too often lacking in Australian Sauvignons. None of the sweatiness but plenty of grip and liveliness on...
Fruit from separate vineyard patches picked at night and fermented between 24-26C for 12 days with extended post-fermentation maceration to optimise flavour, colour and tannin profiles. Individual batches aged in...
Only 5800 cases produced... ok, so that is sixty nine thousand bottles, so it isn't that small. Having said that, it is a delicious spicy red with some brambles and...
Montepulciano, ungrafted and fruit forward with delicious powerful fruit, spice, plums... just a bit mouthful and so much better than yet another flippin Shiraz! Contains Sulphites
From a cooler microclimate within Margaret River, this single vineyard wine has a beautiful purity and flavours of white peach, lemon and then a vanilla note coming though on the...
In the world of wine you have to be quirky to succeed and they don't come any quirkier than farmer Neil Prentice who farms Wagyu Beef by day and makes...
Full red with youthful vibrancy Round flavoursome palate with attractive fruit sweetness and persistent length. Tannins are round and silky. 94pts- Jams Halliday People: Richard Hamilton (Owner), Paul Gordon (Winemaker)...
This is a tight, bright, focused wine with a finer nucleus of fruit than usual, and this texture, balance and fine oak will therefore take longer in the bottle to...
"This translucent elixir possesses incredible drive and amplitude on the palate. Seemingly innocent in the glass the explosion of citrus fruit and bracing acidity is a joy to behold." Matthew...
Nice and fresh aroma, chillies and green apple and grassy aromas. A lovely bright and clean wine with Tropical fruit, lime and green banana flavours. A lovely bright Sauv Sem –...
Made in an off dry style which retains the natural fruit sugars in tandem with a zesty mineral acidity. “It’s a riot of semi-sweet freshness and citrussy zing. Serious at...
A delicious burnt steak fat aroma mixed with lots of dark chocolate, juicy fruit and an oriental soy sauce and menthol aroma. A dangerously delightful barbecue flavour, some lovely light...
A lovely Chardonnay from this cool climate area of Australia. Bright tropical fruit mingle with very subtle vanilla oak. Contains Sulphites & Egg
Fine stone fruit flavours with elegant yet persistent peachy flavours that finish cleanly with a tight, but soft, acidity. People: Richard Hamilton (Owner), Paul Gordon (Winemaker) Contains Sulphites
Citrussy with lychee and passion fruit aroma and a zingy fresh palate with grassy notes from a Yarra Valley legend. 92pts- James Halliday Contains Sulphites & Egg
A lovely crisp raspberry aroma with oriental spice leading to a superb palate of crisp red apples and a nudge of strawberry. 91pts- James Halliday Contains Sulphites & Egg
Tim Knappstein is an Aussie legend, and after a big corporate take over of the company that bears his name (and their refusal to let him use his name as...
A barrel fermented aromatic Riesling that is dry with citrussy notes leading onto a yeasty note coming from the 8 months spent sur lie. Contains Sulphites
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When your vineyard gives you Glera, you make Prosecco. Thing is, if those Glera vines are in Australia you can't make Prosecco so...