Our Best Picks, October 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.

 

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MOUNT PLEASANT HUNTER VALLEY PHILIP SHIRAZ 2015

Tasting Notes: Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz is the personification of a distinguished family history dating back more than 130 years. Made in an authentic Hunter Shiraz style, this complex wine is crafted from small parcels cultivated in Australia’s most premium wine regions. It is medium bodied and generous with an attractive palate of fresh fruits and exhibiting the hallmarks of Hunter Valley regionality.

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ST JOHN'S ROAD MOTLEY BUNCH GSM 2014

Tasting Notes: Deep cherry red. Rich and enticing – red roses, wild berries, fresh earth, supple chocolate and just a whisk of ginger. Medium bodied, open and juicy palate with well-balanced fruit purity. The brightness of fruit is integrated nicely with more savoury notes of cedar and musk. Firm tannins add backbone and structure to this motley blend.

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VICKERY EDEN VALLEY RIESLING 2016

Tasting Notes: Pale green-gold straw. Fragrant – green limes and grapefruit, mineral and ethereal, fresh spring water cleanliness. Lovely bright flavours; fresh lime juice, sherbet but with terrific focus and bright minerality to the flavours. A long, fresh palate.

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MITOLO ANGELA SHIRAZ 2015

Tasting Notes: Bright flavours of raspberry and cedar wood, our Angela has a real energy thanks to lively acidity and freshness.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

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

 

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DOMAINE DE BARON ARQUES 2012

Tasting Notes: A lovely, deep and glittering ruby red, the wine has a subtle and pleasant nose with a seductive aromatic complexity. On airing, scents of rose and peony mingle with notes of blackberry, raspberry and jammy fruit, enhanced by attractive toasted aromas. The attack is clearly defined and full and the well-balanced palate reveals black fruit flavors together with notes of roasted coffee and cocoa. The mid-palate is dense and pleasantly fresh, with a fine tannic structure, while the long and succulent finish displays pleasant coffee and spice notes.

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SANTA DUC CDP HABEMUS PAPAM 2014

Tasting Notes: Crushed red and dark berries, garrigue (olive, thyme, earth), slight dried wood, mix of spices (pepper, juniper, clove), discreet chocolate aromas. Juicy and spicy dark fruit palate, slightly meaty. Notes of vanilla. Long red fruit finish.

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TASCA D'ALMERITA GRILLO CAVALLO DELLE FATE 2015

Tasting Notes: Pale straw yellow in color, Tasca d’Almerita Grillo offers a broad range of bright fruit aromas from crisp citrus to white peach, tangy apricots, and exotic tropical fruit like pineapple.  An elegant backbone of minerality carries the wine across the palate and leads into a balanced finish.

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CLARENDELLE MEDOC ROUGE 2014

Tasting Notes: The colour is quite deep and the wine has a concentrated bouquet with hints of blackcurrant and blackberry. This fruity freshness is also found on the palate, along with oaky nuances. The wine has fine tannic structure, as well as plenty of body and good ageing potential. It is both balanced and powerful. A great first vintage for Clarendelle Medoc!