Regular Price $1,005.00 $250.00
12 pack - $20.83/bottle
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$1,000 Worth of Stocking Stuffers for just $250 v2.0
We’re heading towards Chrissie, so it doesn’t hurt to have some of the seriously good stuff close to hand, to enjoy yourself or gift to someone important. It’s even better when said superb wines are worth on average 83 bucks a bottle but set you back just under 21 apiece in this bundle! You’ll receive 3 bottles of each of the following fancies. Martins Limited Shiraz – this new release already has 97 points in the Christmas stocking from Sam Kim and a gold medal. We have absolutely no doubt that other glowing assessments will follow. Fruits are blacks and blues, depth and length are superb, cedar and vanilla are a perfumed accompaniment to the fruit-rich nose, and the tannins are polished, waxy and plentiful. Lienert Sieben Klon – The Lienert Brothers used to supply Penfolds fruit for their St Henri Shiraz but are now making their own booze. Their Sieben Klon (7 clone) Shiraz is fragrant, grunty and complex. One of our faves here at winedirect.com.au. Finniss River’s powerfully fruit dense, single block, $65 a bottle reserve Shiraz, replete with deep dark and brooding black fruits and 95 points from Halliday. Finally, Curtis Vineyards stunning small batch Grenache, which is an intense yet well balanced, red and dark fruited beast sourced from a single vineyard planted to 120 year old bush vines!
Wines In This Pack
3 x Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (RRP $150.00)
McLaren Vale, SA
Gold Medal, 97pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday, 95pts The Real Review, 95pts Bob Campbell
This is unequivocally an even better edition of the Martin’s than we have seen previously, which is perhaps no surprise given it is a product of the 2018 vintage. Again, we see relatively low alcohol for a big Aussie red which, perhaps counterintuitively, allows the wine to appear as more fruit dense and concentrated than it might if it were half a degree or a full degree more ‘potent’. Fruits are blacks and blues, depth and length are superb, cedar and vanilla are a perfumed accompaniment to the fruit rich nose, and the tannins, polished, waxy and plentiful. The overall package, outstanding!
3 x Lienert Vineyards 'Sieben Klon' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019 (RRP $50.00)
Barossa Valley, SA
94pts Kim Brebach, 94pts Sam Kim, 92pts James Halliday
The Lienert’s have been farming in the Barossa for 150 years and decided to add some vines to their property about 20 years ago. The first fruit from 2004 and 2005 vintages went straight to the pool room, aka into Penfold’s St Henri. Funnily enough they then planted a lot more vines and introduced many more clonal variations of Shiraz. When they decided to start making booze, we conspired with them to come up with a wine from the best parcels of their best seven clonal selections of Shiraz. The intention – to make a wine which is floral and beguiling on the nose, densely fruited on the palate, long, complex and bloody awesome. For this very special wine, each clone was harvested and fermented separately (you can see details on the clones below!) with the harvest date chosen to allow each grape to express its best characters. The case of EVOS12 (Eden Valley clone) was harvest earlier than the others to allow for a beautiful perfume and liveliness in the final wine. Fermentation is done in tiny open top fermenters which are hand plunged up to four times a day. Certain clones are fermented cooler to better express delicate aromatics whilst some are plunged and pumped over to achieve a more structural element. The trick is finding the right balance. Anyways, we love this wine and encourage you to give it a rip.
3 x Curtis Small Batch Early Release Grenache 2021 (RRP $70.00)
McLaren Vale, SA
95pts Sam Kim, 94pts Kim Brebach, 92pts The Real Review
Produced from 120-year-old bush vines, this is an exceptionally concentrated wine. Dark fruits are bolstered with red as the wine straddles the line between confection and good black stuff and the wine finishes with super fine tannins. Superb.
3 x Finniss River Reserve Series Block 5 Shiraz 2016 (RRP $65.00)
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
95pts James Halliday
Whole berries open fermented and then matured in French oak, 20% of which was new. This is a big and opulent wine, packed with flavour. This opens with a dusting of cocoa powder, is packed to the gunnels with deep, dark, brooding black fruits, and finishes with plenty of cedary goodness.