Our Best Picks

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: 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 BLOCK 3 EBENEZER SHIRAZ 2015

Tasting Notes: Dark, inky purple with red rim. A complex array of aromas fly forward off this wine – woodsmoke, leather, Christmas pudding, graphite. The palate is rich with dark chocolate, blackberry and raisins. A savoury earthiness swims around the back of the malty oak notes which appear more prominently. Well-weighted with fruit and tannin, this Shiraz is power and charm all wrapped up as one.

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MISHA’S VINEYARD DRESS CIRCLE PINOT GRIS 2016

Tasting Notes: With expressive aromas of white florals, musk, red apples and walnuts, this dry style Pinot Gris has an elegant palate of baked quince with a hint of citrus freshness and a long gentle finish.

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WITHER HILLS TAYLOR RIVER PINOT NOIR 2014

Tasting Notes: Dark red/crimson in colour with a richness that instantly reveals complexity and depth as the wine hits the glass. The aromatics are typical of their Taylor River vineyard – bold and generous with layers of wild dark berry fruits, subtle white pepper, spices and dried herbs interlaced with harmonious French oak nuances.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

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

 

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SANTA DUC GIGONDAS AUX LIEUX DITS 2014

Tasting Notes: The 2014 Gigondas Aux Lieux Dits (75% Grenache, 13% Mourvèdre and the balance Syrah and Cinsault) is a terrific wine in the vintage. It reveals a healthy ruby/purple color as well as medium-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth, ripe tannin, classic notes of spiced red and black fruits and Provencal garrigue. It should drink beautifully through 2024. -WA89-91

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TASCA D’ALMERITA ROSSO DEL CONTE 2012

Tasting Notes: Warm and dry vintage. Light and bright purple red. Clear notes of cassis, mulberry, raspberry, blackberry, eucalyptus and light smoky hints complete the elegant and varied nose. Clean flavor, savory, full-bodied with a little roughness due to the young tannins. Exceptional persistent finish.

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BASTIANICH VESPA BIANCO 2015

Tasting Notes: The flagship wine of the Bastianich estate, Vespa Bianco was created to showcase the power and evolution that a great Friulian white can have. Consisting of equal parts Sauvignon and Chardonnay with a measure of Picolit, Vespa becomes more than a sum of its parts, a wine of uncommon complexity and longevity. Layers of fruit supported by a lovely vein of minerality which gives the wine notable continuity on the palate as well as a long, clean finish… Clearly has the stuffing to develop further complexity in bottle.

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CH FONTENIL 2011

Tasting Notes: Firm and dense with dark, dry fruits, this is a powerful wine for the year, while keeping an elegant, delicious style.