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Featuring this month - By Farr from Geelong
Gary Farr is one of Australia’s Pinot pioneers and along with his son Nick, they know more about Pinot than anyone in Australia- they have each been doing a vintage at star Burgundy winery Domaine Dujac for more than 20 years. Every year By Farr wines from Bannockburn near Geelong are rated in the Best of the Best in the Pinot Noir section of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. We think their 2012s are probably their finest releases yet… A dream growing season that Nick Farr describes as a ‘perfect vintage’ has produced stunning wines.
By Farr’s most masculine pinot, a wine of robust structure and savouriness. This pinot is top shelf from a perfect vintage in Geelong. 98 points and the second highest rated Pinot in “Best of the Best” in James Halliday’s 2015 Australian Wine Companion “…its length is prodigious, its balance impeccable, its purity shining like a beacon.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (17/6/14) “…This is one of the best Australian pinot noirs I have tasted in my career.
Sangreal is now 15 years old and is one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs as befits its name, Sangreal which means Holy Blood or the Holy Grail. This is the most seamless and perfumed of the By Farr single vineyard Pinots. 97 points and included in “Best of the Best” in James Halliday’s 2015 Australian Wine Companion …94 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front .. “This is an excellent release, bordering on exceptional.”
By Farr Chardonnay 2012 RRP $82 Our Price $64.99 VERY LIMITED
A wine of profound length and sophistication here! Seamless integration of fruit, minerality, and balanced French oak. Has had all the best vineyard and winemaking practices used. Reminds me of very fine white burgundy… 96 points James Halliday “..extremely complex, but attractive bouquet, with fruit, oak and a touch of struck flint; the palate is already so perfectly balanced that there is every reason to drink it sooner than later,..”
Other Favourites this month...
Serious pedigree here in this fine and elegant medium bodied shiraz. Comprised of declassified Graveyard Vineyard shiraz (the most revered shiraz vineyard in the Hunter and the only Hunter red featured in Langton’s “Exceptional” Classification of Australian Wine along with other greats such as Henschke Hill of Grace, Grange!) plus Beechworth (North Eastern Victorian) Shiraz. No Graveyard was produced in 2010 or 2012 … their loss is our gain as all this premium fruit went into producing this extraordinary shiraz. Reminds me of a fine rouge from Northern Rhone in terms of weight (13%alc) , texture and minerality.
Made only for Brokenwood Shareholders and friends, we are thrilled to have secured very limited stock of this wine which we can offer to you at an exclusive price! This really is the true definition of a bargain and you won’t find it anywhere else! Be quick to snare yourself a box. Stock is limited.
This newly released 2014 is testament to Murrumbateman producing some of the best dry riesling in the land!
Fruit for this riesling is sourced from a vineyard at 600 metres altitude on ancient de-composed granite soils. Classic riesling with tantalising aromas/flavours bursting with lemons, ripe apples, fennel and freshly cut kaffir limes. The palate is pure, long and delicious. Do not miss out here!
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