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!
Intense grapefruit, lime and hints of spice on the nose. Citrus flavours and white peach combine with a zesty fresh acidity and a clean finish.
Intense ripe blackcurrant aromas with aromatic spices, tarragon, then clove and vanilla. Black current and black berry fruit flavours are backed by fine, well structured tannins . The ripe fruit...
Cool, structured and fresh, this Chardonnay has ripe citrus notes with hints of fresh pineapple and a wonderful core of acidity running through its spine. There is no oak on...
Incredibly elegant with superbly ripe dark fruit and beautifully subtle hints of rosemary and mint, typical of Margaret River Cabernet. The tannins are ripe and the seductive smoky edge of...
Bright and grassy with lovely light citrus fruit and a long, herbal and grapefruit finish. Contains Sulphites
A super Cab Sauv from Berton - just loads of big, powerful, rich jammy fruit flavours and a little bit of forest floor.
There is plenty of ripeness in the cherry spiciness. The depth of flavour is further enhanced with a lick of port that just gives that extra roundness. A lovely velvety...
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...
An inky aroma with floral elements and then some Christmas cake. There is a lot of dark fruit and then a dark peppery note that is cleansed by beautiful acidity....
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...
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...
Nice and fresh aroma, chillies and green apple and grassy aromas. A lovely bright and clean wine with
"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...
Almost like a warm year Bordeaux - nice, big and bold aromas with some sweet fruit, blackcurrant, dark earthy notes and chocolate. This comes through on the palate, hints of...
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
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 Chardonnay from this cool climate area of Australia. Bright tropical fruit mingle with very subtle vanilla oak. Contains Sulphites & Egg
An intense and rich bouquet led by the ripest cassis and berry fruits, rich and opulent but brooding in its youth. Behind the primary fruits are distinctive vineyard characteristics of...
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)...
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...
Made in an off dry style which retains the natural fruit sugars in tandem with a zesty mineral acidity.
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
A delicious Pinot from Australia - with just a touch of oak, this wine has a lovely balance of fresh fruit and delicate vanilla notes. 97pts- James Halliday Contains Sulphites...