We are very excited to have squeezed a bottle of Hickinbotham’s 98 point Brooks Road Shiraz into this pack. This is a wine of unusual polish, concentration and class. Plus, you’ll get three bottles apiece of 95 pointers from Pertaringa, Heirloom, Purple Hands and Martins Vineyard.
This is the highest we’ve ever gotten off a Halliday High points pack, which for the first time features a 98 pointer. Also, it’s the first time we’ve finagled a 99 point wine. There are also two 97 pointers and one apiece at 96 and 95 ain’t too shabby either. Check out the notes below for details on what got us fired up about each of these wines.
A couple of our competitors are selling this wine for $24 and $25 a bottle respectively, one giving it a score of 93/100... and indeed the cheapest we could find it on the interwebs was at $20 a bottle. At $20 it is very good value, at $13.34, exceptional... with plum, blackberry, cherry, cedar, spice and good length... a perfect food wine.
Three brilliant whites all offering something completely different. First up, a perfectly balanced 10 year old SBS from The Lane, with a creamy texture cushioning grassiness and ginger. All the cellaring has been done for you. Santa & d’Sas’ Yarra Chardy is similarly textural but sports jasmine aromas, peach, grilled nuts, minerality and hints of spice. Finally, Jeanneret’s Riesling is consistently one of the Clare’s most approachable. It has a more generous mouthfeel than you’d normally expect. We found limes, lychee, lemongrass and all manner of other righteous goodness. So three very different yet texturally generous wines at just $15 a bottle, just in time for Spring!