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Lot: 1
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: 2
2018 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Estate by Dickonson Estate, 13.9% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Dickinson Estate Classic 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays complex aromas of black currant, plum and cassis, with savoury earthiness and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a juicy dark fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. James Halliday 90 points and cellar 2025. Dickinson Estate is a four times Halliday 5 Star Winery in the Blackwood Valley.
Lot: 3
2019 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: 4
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: 5
2018, 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: 6
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: 7
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: 8
2018, 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: 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
2019, 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: 11
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: 12
2014 Tomasi Chardonnay (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Oceans Estate, 14% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: A lifted nose showing lots of typical Chardonnay aromas - nectarine, blossoms and marmalade. The complexity derived from long term aging on lees adds malt, roast nut, toast and cinnamon notes. This wine has generous ripe fruits and a creamy texture.
Lot: 13
2018 Sweet Red (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 12.8% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Vintage The 2018 vintage was a return to the fantastic conditions that WA is known for. The preceding winter and early spring rainfall provided a good base of ground water for the vines to thrive. November was warm and dry, setting up the vines perfectly through flowering and fruit set. An extended, dry and warm summer through to the end of picking in mid-April, produced outstanding fruit to make wine from. All grapes harvested this season are of exceptional quality and showing great varietal characteristics. Winemakers Comments Sweet red is a style for those wine drinkers who often find red wines somewhat dry and tannic. There is often a cultural aspect to this and out of respect of this we have made this wine to suit those who really enjoy this style of wine. Definitely a wine to serve chilled for best enjoyment. Tasting Notes Colour: Dark garnet red. Nose: This wine is full of sweet berry flavours. Blackberries, blueberries, mulberries and hints of raspberries. Palate: As for the nose, there are abundant berry flavours on the palate. Underlying the berries are savoury spices and mocha flavours. This wine is unmistakably a sweet red.
Lot: 14
2020 Margaret River Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 12.3% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Vintage 2020 was a vintage like no other. Whilst a global pandemic changed the way people lived their lives, Margaret River experienced a near perfect vintage. The preceding Spring growing season was warmer than average resulting in earlier bud burst and grape development. Grape yields were lower than average which led to one of the earliest harvests on record. The near perfect growing season allowed the winemakers to harvest fruit at optimal flavour and sugar ripeness. The resulting wines display wonderful fresh varietal characters. Winemakers Comments Fruit for this wine has been sourced from our Wilyabrup Estate Vineyard in Margaret River. All grapes were machine harvested in the cool of night before transport to the winery to be destemmed before pressing. Only the free-run juice fractions are utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures in stainless steel ensure the fruit characters are preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. Tasting Notes Colour: Pale straw. Nose: Up front blackcurrant bud and lemon citrus. Classical tropical fruit salad notes with aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry, lychee and lemon grass notes as the wine opens up in the glass. Palate: Abundant tropical fruits and citrus flavours as per the nose which continues to evolve as this wine opens up. The palate has a minerality to it, but is textural and lively. This wine has a degree of elegance, well balanced and wonderful length on the finish. A drink now style.
Lot: 15
2019 Margaret River Range Cabernet Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 14.4% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Vintage Whilst the majority of Australia experienced a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA experienced a relatively mild summer. Temperatures during the harvest period were below average. These milder conditions allowed for a slow ripening pattern for most varieties, resulting in excellent flavour accumulation at time of harvest. All grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar, tannin and flavours. The resulting wines are displaying bright varietal characters with fresh, balanced acidity. Winemakers Comments The grapes were machine harvested during the cool of night in the second week of April. After destemming to static fermenters, the must was inoculated with a selected yeast isolate. The ferments were managed by twice daily pump overs to ensure optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. After suitable extraction, based on taste, the wine was then drained and pressed to tank. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured with 25% new French oak and a portion in older French oak barriques, before blending and bottling. Tasting Notes Colour: Deep garnet red Nose: A deep and brooding nose of blackberry and redcurrant fruits, plum, wild mint, mulberry and chocolate box characteristics. The wine evolves and opens up in the glass revealing a real juiciness, along with oak spice, camphor and nutmeg to complement the ripe fruit notes. Palate: Generous, up front sweet fruit flavours of dark berries and plums that are balanced with savoury spice notes of bay leaf, fresh nutmeg and mocha. Medium weight with tight, fine grained tannin, supported by balanced acidity. This provides a lovely balance and a sustained finish to the wine. A wine that drinks well now, but will benefit from medium term cellaring.
Lot: 16
2008 Frazer Wood Sparkling Shiraz, Margaret River, 6 x 750ml, Alc/Vol 14.3%, Tasting Notes: The quality of this fruit shines through every aspect of this wine, showing an exquisite crimson, to the rich cherry and plum aromas, through the refined mid palate. Rich liqueur chocolate and dark plum, with soft generous fruit flavours complemented by notes of pepper and spice. Refined structure built around unobtrusive fine tannins yields a long, clean finish with fruit flavours lingering to the end. WINEMAKING NOTES The Frazer Woods Shiraz is created exclusively from our small block of vines on the family estate in the esteemed Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. Harvested in the early morning to preserve fresh and vibrant fruit characters, traditional winemaking with minimal interference and judicious selection of low impact oak barrels yields characterful wines expressing strongly the qualities that are renowned in the region.
Lot: 17
'Ray Jordan, BEST OF THE WEST ' 92 POINTS, 2008 LaCache Shiraz (6 x 750ml), Margaret River by Frazer Woods Wines, 12.8% Alc/Vol, The quality of this fruit shines through every aspect of this wine, showing an exquisite crimson, to the rich cherry and plum aromas, through the refined mid palate. Rich liqueur chocolate and dark plum, with soft generous fruit flavours complemented by notes of pepper and spice. Refined structure built around unobtrusive fine tannins yields a long, clean finish with fruit flavours lingering to the end. WINEMAKING NOTES The Frazer Woods Shiraz is created exclusively from our small block of vines on the family estate in the esteemed Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. Harvested in the early morning to preserve fresh and vibrant fruit characters, traditional winemaking with minimal interference and judicious selection of low impact oak barrels yields characterful wines expressing strongly the qualities that are renowned in the region.
Lot: 18
2012 Frazer Wood Fortified Shiraz (12 x 375ml), Margaret River by Frazer Woods Estate, 17.3% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: The deep vibrant red colour is matched by lifted fruit aromas of blackberry and plum, enhanced by notes of sweet vanilla and spice. The palate is smooth and luscious, expressing stunning dark berry, cassis and plum flavours, complemented by hints of vanilla, cinnamon and clove, with just a wisp of toasty oak. Vibrant fruit flavours persist for ever on the opulent palate, giving a lingering, smooth, round and satisfying finish, lifted with a touch of soft cleansing acid. WINEMAKING NOTES The Frazer Woods Shiraz is created exclusively from fruit of a small block of vines on the family estate in the esteemed Willyabrup Sub-region of Margaret River. Made in the traditional “vintage” style, by adding alcohol to the actively fermenting ripe Shiraz must. The active ferment is thereby halted, yielding a rich and full fruity wine with residual, unfermented grape sugar giving the characteristic sweetness of the style. Subsequent aging for three years in small oak barrels adds texture and further mellow flavour complexity.
Lot: 19
This fantastic JAMES HALLIDAY points mixed carton has 6, Dickinson Estate 2018 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon and 6, 2016 Sunrise Cabernet Dickinson Estate (12 x 750ml), Blackwood Valley by Dickinson Estate, 13.9% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Dickinson Estate’s 2018 Classic Cabernet has an elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice. The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plums and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing A velvety texture on the palate. James Halliday 95 points and cellar to 2026. Dickinson Estate is a four times Halliday 5 Star Winery in the Blackwood Valley. Dickinson Estate Classic 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays complex aromas of black currant, plum and cassis, with savoury earthiness and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a juicy dark fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. James Halliday 90 points and cellar 2025. Dickinson Estate is a four times Halliday 5 Star Winery in the Blackwood Valley.
Lot: 21
2019 Margaret River Range Cabernet Merlot (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by Sandalford Estate, 14.4% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Vintage Whilst the majority of Australia experienced a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA experienced a relatively mild summer. Temperatures during the harvest period were below average. These milder conditions allowed for a slow ripening pattern for most varieties, resulting in excellent flavour accumulation at time of harvest. All grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar, tannin and flavours. The resulting wines are displaying bright varietal characters with fresh, balanced acidity. Winemakers Comments The grapes were machine harvested during the cool of night in the second week of April. After destemming to static fermenters, the must was inoculated with a selected yeast isolate. The ferments were managed by twice daily pump overs to ensure optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. After suitable extraction, based on taste, the wine was then drained and pressed to tank. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured with 25% new French oak and a portion in older French oak barriques, before blending and bottling. Tasting Notes Colour: Deep garnet red Nose: A deep and brooding nose of blackberry and redcurrant fruits, plum, wild mint, mulberry and chocolate box characteristics. The wine evolves and opens up in the glass revealing a real juiciness, along with oak spice, camphor and nutmeg to complement the ripe fruit notes. Palate: Generous, up front sweet fruit flavours of dark berries and plums that are balanced with savoury spice notes of bay leaf, fresh nutmeg and mocha. Medium weight with tight, fine grained tannin, supported by balanced acidity. This provides a lovely balance and a sustained finish to the wine. A wine that drinks well now, but will benefit from medium term cellaring.
Lot: 22
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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