Our Best Picks, August 2017

GOLD PACKAGE

Featuring our selections from the New World (Australia, New Zealand, the United States and South America) and Europe that are rated 90 points and above.

 

JS91
Flechas de Los Andes Punta de Flechas Malbec 2014

Tasting Notes: Fairly deep crimson. Vanilla, licorice and red fruits. Soft and smooth, easy to drink.

JH94
Evan & Tate Redbrook Shiraz 2012

Tasting Notes: Deep purple/black with a bright red rim. Lifted fruit aromas of fresh mulberry and maraschino cherry intertwined with aromas of green peppercorn and floral notes. Whole bunches and stalk inclusion during fermentation has added lovely peppery and savoury aromatics and textural complexity. Redbrook Shiraz is a style rare to Margaret River. Medium bodied with the palate showing remarkable drive and length of flavour with layers of texture and flavours and the capacity for longevity in the cellar – this is a wine that will continue to develop and evolve in the bottle over time. Vibrancy and the purity of fruit is at the forefront of the style.

JH95
Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2015

Tasting Notes: Bright green hues. Classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity. An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length.

WA91
St Johns Road Special Selections Block 8 Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes: Vibrant and inviting purple-red. Primary fruit aromas of mulberry, some musk and lavender plus Provençal herbs. A thoroughly modern expression of Barossa Shiraz. Vibrant dark plums. Tannins are gentle but inviting. Lithe fruit flavours, venturing between fruit pastilles and savoury herbs, with subtle undertones of liquorice adding depth.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

Featuring our fine selections from France, Italy and Spain that are rated 90 points and above.

 

JS95
TALENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012

Tasting Notes: Ruby red and intense colour with orange shimmers. A wide bouquet slightly spicy. His taste is full, soft, velvety and intense. The tannins are elegant and sweet.

WS91
MARQUES DE CACERES GRAN RESERVA RED 2009

Tasting Notes: Dense, deep ruby red colour. On the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits of the forest and Morello cherries blend with slightly toasted vanillin notes. Fresh, full and fleshy in the mouth, this wine delivers superb tannins that highlight its structure and complexity. A Gran Reserva with an impressive personality that comes through on tasting: richness, body, elegance and intense, long-lasting, balanced flavours to delight the palate.

BH90
JEAN & SEBASTIEN DAUVISSAT CHABLIS MONTMAINS 2012

Tasting Notes: The 2012 Chablis Montmains is wonderfully nuanced in the glass. Almond, hazelnut, dried pear, flowers and herbs all take shape in the glass as the Montmains opens up. This is a distinctly rich, textured Chablis for Montmains. (AG90-93)

WA94
Bodegas Numanthia 2011

Tasting Notes: The wine is bright red with intense ruby glints. This intensely aromatic wine displays black fruit, blueberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by notes of fig. Hints of black pepper and clove add spice to the toasted hazelnut aromas. A long and persistent finish of tobacco leaves and balsamic notes highlight the complexity of this wine.