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We are an independent, Australian owned online wine retailer that specialises in small, family owned fine wine producers who strive to produce great wines with the prime focus of quality not quantity. We seek out the best and most interesting wines Australia, New Zealand and Europe have to offer. Let us bring you the extraordinary, not the ordinary!
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Featuring this month - Turners Crossing from Bendigo
What is the secret to the extraordinary success of the Bendigo vineyard, Turners Crossing? Accolades galore - in fact every release of their Shiraz Viognier since 2004 has scored 94 points or above by our most influential wine critic, James Halliday in his Wine Companion with the coveted 5 Star winery rating.
We were thrilled with all the back vintage wines we tasted - the 2007 Shiraz Viognier and the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon were so impressive for the sheer depth of fruit, complexity, structure, balance and winning price that we selected them both as Our Quality and Value Wines Of The Year! Do not miss out on a case of each of these … Seriously, be quick, stock will not last!!
2007 was a drought year (yields were down 40%) producing concentrated, muscular/structured wine that needed time. After 6 years bottle age in the wineries cellar … Eureka! This fine wine has come into its own! Gorgeous synergy of rich black fruits, spice, complexity, finesse with great power/length, firm, silky tannins balanced by raspberry freshness on the finish. This back vintage beauty is drinking magnificently now with another 3 or 5 years cellaring potential. Yum and joy to bottle age! This bargain is our Quality and Value Shiraz of the Year! Do not miss out here!
Cabernet sauvignon consistently excels in the Turners Crossing vineyard and similarly this 2003 on release was tight and structured and needed bottle age to soften so the fruit could rise and shine … prime drinking now after 8 years bottle age. This wine is so full of life and will go easily another 2 years. Do not miss out on our Quality and Value Cabernet of the Year! Stock is limited
Other Favourites this month...
Balestri Valda’s 20 hectares of vineyards are located to the north of Soave, from Mount Carniga to below Castelcerino near Verona (best sites in the region) and Soave is Italy’s most famous white wine. Bursts with zesty citrus, green apples, spring flowers and some more-ish nuttiness and texture on the palate (thanks to 6 months in slovanian oak). Love the quality, balance and price here ! Bring on the antipasto and seafood.
Newly released 2010 vintage from highly respected Burgundy producer has the goods! 2009 release was very popular last year - 2010 was another great season in Burgundy-this 2010 is more refined, precise and structured. Purity, freshness, energy, and depth in this fine pinot. Recommend decanting and a couple of years in the cellar. Stock is limited.
Agnes de Cervera is a family-owned property in the centre of Priorat, famed Spanish wine region just outside Barcelona. This fine medium bodied vino tinto comprises 85% Garnacha and 15% Samsó (spanish name for carignan) followed by a brief stint in French barriques: Juicy wine brimming with purity of fruit…plush black cherries, plums, framed by classic refreshing raspberry crunch and characteristic terroir mineral tariness. This is delicious (typical Priorat) and terrific value!
Upcoming Events …
Wine Gratification Course!
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We specialise in corporate sales, offering an extensive range of fine and rare wines for your boardroom. Our gifts and hampers are also popular. We are happy to tailor a selection of wines for your upcoming functions. Personalised and efficient service is guaranteed.
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