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1 95 Points
Lot: 1
2015 Girt By Sea Cabernet Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Voyager Estate, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Variety: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Shiraz Colour: Bright medium red Nose: Lifted berry fruit aromas combine with hints of spice and bay leaf, flowing through to some dusty cedar notes. Palate: A smooth juicy palate driven by complex layers of red and dark berry fruits. Bright and fresh with hints of vanilla, spice and bay leaf, supported by fine grained tannins and perfectly integrated French oak. Style: A medium bodied, ripe and vibrant fruit driven style of Cabernet which reflects the purity of fruit from our coastal vineyard in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. JAMES HALLIDAY Australia Wine Companion 2018 - 92 Points/4.5 glasses, Royal melbourne Wine Show 2017 - GOLD / 95 points, James Suckling Australia Wine Report 2018 - 91 points.
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Lot: 2
2017 Single Vineyard Southern Chardonnay (6x750 ml), Margaret River by Black Brewing C0, 12.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: 100 % Chardonnay - 100% Margaret River Fruit was hand harvested from this vineyard at the southern end of the Wallcliffe appellation. The fruit was refrigerated overnight and gently pressed in the morning with the free run juice going straight to a fine selection of French oak barriques, 25% of which new. Wild fermented and matured in barrel for 9 months the wine received regular batonnage for extra texture and complexity. With careful cellaring this wine will develop complexity over the next 5-8 years. RRP: $ 40.00 per bottle. GOLD MEDAL, 95 Points.
Lot: 3
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
Lot: 4
2018, 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..
Lot: 5
2017 Loose Leaf Chardonnay (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Forester Estate, 12.7% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: COLOUR Pale straw. AROMA Clean and bright with toasty oak and a mealy-leesy character adding richness. There is also peaches and cream with an underlying citrus note. PALATE Soft and rich with a creamy texture. Nutty oak, peach, citrus and cream lead to a firm toasty finish. FOOD PAIRING Chicken, peach, mango and macadamia salad. WINEMAKING NOTES Fruit is sourced from the northern Margaret River sub-region of Yallingup. A balanced crop was ripened in the low yielding and mild vintage of 2017. Adequate spring rainfall and a long, relatively dry summer provided perfect ripening conditions. Modern white winemaking techniques are employed in the production of this Chardonnay, with temperature control considered critical from the moment the fruit reaches the winery. The fruit is destemmed and crushed, then must chilled and pressed off skins in a very short space of time. It is allowed to cold settle for 48 hours before being racked in a clarified state ready for fermentation in tank and barrel. Regular lees stirring was employed to help add texture and richness to the wine.
Lot: 6
2011 Four Vines White Classic White (12 x 750ml), Great Southern by Silverstream Estate, 12 5 Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Sauvignon Blanc (45%), Semillon (25%), Chardonnay (25%) and Riesling (5%). The nose displays intense and lifted tropical fruits – rockmelon, fresh pineapple and ripe citrus. There is a hint of development with ‘toast n honey’ peeping through. A ripe and fruit driven style with flavours of stonefruit and pineapple. This wine is in the same ilk as the famous Houghton’s White Burgundy which aged for well over 10-15 years. Enjoy over the sunny Autumn and Winter with a fruit and cheese board or Asian salad. James Halliday wrote in the 2012 Wine Companion …. “A blend of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon and riesling. While the aromas and primary flavours are still to fully express themselves, there is enough overall flavour and mouthfeel to suggest cellaring may be rewarding.”
Lot: 7
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.
Lot: 8
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.
Lot: 9
2016 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (6x750 ml), Margaret River by Black Brewing Co, 14.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon - 100% Margaret River With aromas of blackcurrant, bayleaf and mocha pair with a structured palate of dark plum, black olive, hints of chocolate and mint. The wine has fine tannins and good length. Fruit for this wine is from a coastal vineyard in Southern Margaret River. The fruit was handpicked ad destemmed int stone fermenters and left on skins for 21 days for structure and length. Once gently pressed off skins this Cabernet Sauvignon was matured for 16 months in French oak barriques, 20% of which was new. The wine received no fining and only a coarse filtra¬tion prior to bottling. Can be cellard for 7-12 years. RRP: $40.00 per bottle . GOLD MEDAL , 94 Points.
Lot: 10
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!
Lot: 11
2018 Estate Reserve Chardonnay (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 13.0% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Colour: Pale lemon. Nose: Vanilla spiced peaches and nectarines, with layers of grapefruit and lemons. There’s also an underlying note of toasted cashews nuts. Palate: This is a complex wine, full of stone fruits, citrus and cashew nut flavours. The French oak is beautifully integrated, adding layers to both the flavour (vanilla and toasty notes) and the mouthfeel of the wine. This texture is balanced with a cleansing acidity which leads to 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
Lot: 12
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.
Lot: 13
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
Lot: 14
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.
Lot: 15
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.
Lot: 16
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
Lot: 17
2013 Gnornburp Pinot Noir (12 x 750ml), Great Southern by Gnornbup Estate, 13.1% 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..
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