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Vertical Rose (12 x 750ml), Tasting Notes: 2014, 2015 and 2016 Rose, Denmark by Silverstream Wines, 12.0 -12.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: A vertical 12 pack consisting of four bottles each of the three vintages of Silverstream Rose. All three are produced from a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The fruit is 100% estate fruit sourced from the Silverstream Denmark vineyard - Great Southern. Aromas of red cherry and strawberry with an underlying savoury nuance. They are dry styles with a savoury mid-palate that is well supported by red cherry and strawberry fruits of Summer. A perfect style to drink during the warmer months of the year. Drink with a cheese board, salmon and white meats. Excellent with an Thai prawn salad. Winemaking: The handpicked grapes were gently crushed together and then gently pressed off into tank. Fermented with aromatic yeasts at a cool temperature in stainlesss steel to retain the estery aromatics and fresh flavours.
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2017 1840 Shiraz (6 x 750ml), Swan Valley by Sandalford Estate, 14.8% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Colour: Cherry Red Nose: Concentrated black and blue berries with underlying savoury spices, particularly pepper and nutmeg. Palate: Lush berry fruits meld with layers of savoury spices. There’s notes of Szechuan pepper, mocha and cedar. The palate has lovely weight and complexity. The silky tannins and acid work together to produce a wine with wonderful length. This wine definitely has that drinkability factor. RRP $300.00
2016 Four Jacks Chardonnay (12 x 750ml), Manjimup by Peos Estate, 13.5% Alc/Vol, BLEND 100% Chardonnay. COLOUR Pale straw with green tints. AROMATICS Lifted nose of white stone fruit, citrus blossom, raw cashew with subtle toasty notes. PALATE Full and fleshy mouthfeel, showing intense white nectarine and citrus leaf on the palate with underlying raw cashew and subtle toasty oak, supported by a well integrated acid backbone, great length with a crisp, lingering finish. OAK MATURATION 9 months maturation in French oak. AGEING POTENTIAL 4-5 years. WINEMAKING The chardonnay grapes were picked at optimum ripeness during the coolest period of the night to help retain the vibrant primary fruit flavours. It was transported directly to the winery post-harvest, crushed and pressed to tank and allowed to cold settle. The juice was racked to barrel for fermentation. The ferment temperature was controlled, helping to retain the fresh primary fruit aromas while also developing a complex fermentation bouquet and increased palate weight and texture. Post ferment the wine was fined with traditional additives, cold stabilised and bottled.
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2016 Sunset Chardonnay (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 13.5% Alc/Vol. James Halliday Wine Companion 2020, 5 STAR, Winemaking: A cultured yeast used for fermentation, pressed via tank then to oak barrel (27% new French Oak) for 6 months. Tasting Notes: Lifted aromas of nectarines and white peach with an underlay of toasty spice. A minimal amount of barrel ferment adds complexity to the mid-palate. Flavours of citrus and stonefruit with underlying cashew nut abound on the palate with a lingering finish. Best with chicken, pork and soft cheeses. Drink now and over next 2-3 years.
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2017 Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 14.3% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Colour: Dark ruby red. Nose: A complex meld of flavours that really benefits when given time to open up and evolve in the glass. This wine starts with savoury spices of bay leaf, juniper and star anise. It further opens to reveal rich dark berries, particularly blackberries and sweet blueberries, a hint of violets. Palate: Like the nose, this wine will keep evolving in the glass as you’re enjoying it. Blackberries and sweet blueberries are in abundance with the same savoury spices evolving to cinnamon and nutmeg flavours. The French oak adds layers of cedar and mocha with the tannins smooth and silky soft, yet full of power. They, in combination with the acid balance, build a beautifully textured palate, meaning the wine and all of it’s complex flavours will linger on long after you’ve enjoyed it. This wine whilst drinking beautifully now, is just a baby and with careful cellar maturation for 10 years or more, this limited release of the Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz will certainly reward the patient. RRP $720.00
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2014 Cherished Merlot (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 14.5% Alc/Vol. James Halliday Wine Companion 5 STAR 2020 Winemaking: A cultured yeast used for fermentation, pressed via tank then to oak barrel (10% new French Oak) for 11 months. Tasting Notes: The 2014 Cherished Merlot has a lifted aroma of berries and plums with a touch of violets layered over the top of French oak. The palate is soft and round with plums and a savoury earthiness. A medium to full bodied style with tannins that are fine and a long finish. Best served with game, lamb or at a BBQ!
2018 Sunset Sauvignon Blanc (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 13.6% Alc/Vol. James Halliday Wine Companion 2020, 5 STAR, Winemaking: The fruit is pressed into tank and fermented at very low temperature to retain freshness and acidity. Tasting Notes: Aromas of kiwi fruit and guava with underlying herbaceous notes. The palate displays well integrated fresh, natural acidity and lifted varietal flavours of pea pod and passionfruit. The tight acid structure coupled with the intense fruit flavours give the wine a lingering finish. Best with fresh seafood and light chicken dishes. Drink now!
2012 Gnornburp Pinot Noir (12 x 750ml), Great Southern by Gnornbup Estate, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This beautiful Pinot Noir is soft and elegant, a palate laced with licorice and dark cherries. The tannins carry a sweet earthiness that lingers..
2017 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 14.6% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Colour: Dark cherry red. Nose: Sweet blue and black berries up front open up to savoury spices and a hint of violet floral notes. Palate: This is classic Margaret River Cabernet. It’s an elegant wine, with sweet berries up front mixed with savoury spice flavours of cinnamon, mocha and cedar. There’s also hints of juniper. The tannins are silky soft and lush, they combine with the acid to give this wine a wonderful structure and length. This wine is complex and will reward your patience over the next ten + years with proper cellaring, if you can wait for that long. RRP $ 300.00
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2017 , 9 to 5 Premium White (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by After Hours Estate, 12.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This medium bodied wine is a blend of two Margaret River's regional heroes, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Sweet aromas of stone fruit lead to a juicy palate of fresh citrus and dry pear, neatly tied together by the long crisp finish.. Deep purple - crimsom in colour, the bouquet is an expression of perfumed violets and mocha. This medium to full bodied wine has a concentrated palate of rich spices, chocolate and red flavours, supported by savoury notes and smooth fine tannins.. Awards:Silver Medal / 91 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017
2016 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by After Hours Estate, 13.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Pale straw in colour, the After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend.Light herbaceous aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and lychees are complimented by the generous rich fruit, followed by the fresh, crisp citrus finish.. Awards:GOLD MEDAL / 93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016
2017 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by After Hours Estate, 13% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The After Hours Sauvignon Blanc shows an abundance of lime aromas, followed by passion fruit , citrus and a hint of gooseberry. The palate is beautifully balanced and rounds out with a fresh, crisp and clean finish.. Awards:Silver Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016
Mystery 2016 White Label Riesling (12 x 750ml), Frankland River Alc/Vol 12%, Tasting Notes: A classic cold climate growing season with ample rainfall and cold temperatures was followed by a dry and sunny Autumn. The result being a slow, even ripening with tremendous flavour development at a low sugar levels. Brilliant pale straw with green flecks in colour. The palate has intense flavours of lemon, grapefruit with a sherbety acidity giving freshness and length to the palate.
2016 Sunset Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 13.8% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The nose displays an array of red and dark fruits – strawberry and blackcurrant with some underlying stewed rhubarb. The palate has ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice with a well-integrated tannin structure that leads to a long finish. There is a hint of seasoned, toasty oak on the finish. Will age for 10 + years. Matched well with roast beef and cloth bound aged Cheeses. 92 Pts James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
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2014 Cherished Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 13.0 % Alc/Vol. James Halliday Wine Companion 5 STAR 2020 Winemaking: The fruit is pressed into tank and fermented at very low temperature to retain freshness and acidity. 98% Sauvignon and 2% Muscat. Tasting Notes: The 2014 Cherished Late Harvest is a Sauvignon Blanc based wine which has an aroma of abundant floral notes with citrus and passionfruit tones. The palate zips along with a clean and fresh structure. The sweet fruit characters and roundness fills the mouth and the wine has a fresh and dry finish. Drink with Asian food and Summer salads. Drink now but will age for another 3-5 years under correct cellaring conditions. Awards: GOLD Medal and TROPHY (Best wine with Hainan Chicken) 2015 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition,
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2017 9 to 5 Cabernet Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by After Hours , 14 % Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This award winning Cabernet Merlot is vibrant crimson in colour, this medium bodied wine is the traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bouquets of cassis and blackcurrant highlight an attractive palate of red fruits and mocha. The wine has rich lingering flavours with a smooth well balanced finish.. Awards:GOLD MEDAL - Australian wine showcase magazine 2017, 93 points Australian wine showcase magazine 2017.
2016 Lefthander Suavignon Blanc Semillon (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Bunkers, 13.1% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: A classic blend from Margaret River - pale green in colour, with aromas of succulent Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The palate is flint dry, with an explosive first impact of sweet racy fruit, creamy middle palate with fine and lengthy finish. Wine Maker Brian Fletcher. .
2014 Cherished Shiraz (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 14.5% Alc/Vol: James Halliday Wine Companion 5 STAR 2020 Winemaking: Fermentation was in stainless steel tank. A cultured yeast used for fermentation, pressed via tank then to Barrel (12% new French Oak) for 14 months. Ageing: Up to ten years. Tasting Notes: The 2014 Cherished Shiraz is a rich fruit driven wine with aromas of red berry and spice. A generous mouthfeel with soft and juicy tannins - plum and blackberry fruit with vanillin undertones from the seasoned French oak and a long finish. Well suited to all red meats and mature, hard cheeses.
2017 Estate Reserve Chardonnay (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 12.9% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Colour: Pale lemon Nose: Up front peaches, nectarines and cashews. As it opens, it evolves into grapefruits & candied lemons. Palate: This is an austere wine, stonefruits and citrus in abundance with cashews and honey in support. The French oak adds a layer of vanilla and toasty notes. The oak is beautifully balanced with the fruit and adds a lovely texture to the palate. The cleansing acidity gives this wine structure and a wonderful length on the finish. Cellaring in proper conditions will give more complexity for those who like a bigger richer style. RRP $ 210.00
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2017 Killerby Semillon (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Killerby Estate, 14 % Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes:Vineyard Notes: Semillon grapes were sourced from a vineyard north of the Killerby Cellar Store on Caves Road, Wilyabrup. This vineyard is low yielding and is exposed to the prevailing sea breezes keeping the vigour low to moderate. Harvesting Notes: The grapes are harvested in the early morning to retain the fresh, crisp fruit flavours and natural acidity. Winemaking Notes: Grapes were crushed ever so gently to the press. Juice was drained and settled prior to fermentation in a mix of mature French oak. WINE CHARACTERISTICS Colour: Pale green. Nose: Characteristically uplifting aromas of nettles, lemongrass and citrus with mild grassy tones. Palate: Fresh citrus flavours of lemon with spice and weighty texture balanced by mineral acid backbone and a long refreshing chalky palate.
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2017 9 to 5 Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by After Hours Wines, 13.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: This beautiful 2017 Margaret River Merlot is bright crimson - purple in colour, this medium bodied wine shows bouquets of violets and plum. A soft palate of plum and red berries is supported by a smooth, well balanced finish..
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