14 Beguiling Beauties


Price as configured: $265.00

We sample dozens of wines every week... we love our job ! That said, only a small percentage of wines sampled end up being good enough for us to offer to you... to coin an old ad line, it's the wines that winedirect.com.au rejects that makes winedirect.com.au the best... in any case, these wines are the latest slew of our faves that have crossed the bench; a 14 bottle selection, that, at less than $20 a bottle and with a saving in excess of $450, is both super high quality and exceptional value.

Price as configured: $265.00


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A sublime selection of wine that covers both exceptional savoury food matching options and big, ballsy bruisers. First up, Grenache from St John’s Road in the Barossa, which won 2 trophies including Best Red Wine of Show at the 2018 Barossa Wine Show (as well as a swag of other awards) and two of Curtis' 96 point, $100/btl McLaren Vale offerings. Both full of sweet fruit and confection with some delicious savoury tannins - great choices for roast pork or pork belly. Hamilton 'Farm Twelve' Mourvedre’s showcasing of herb, pepper and juicy blue fruits makes it a great match for spaghetti alla carbonara. Shiraz from the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Mount Benson deliver enchanting examples of wines of their region. The Barossa offerings include full bodied, powerful Shiraz from Hesketh, and Purple Hands' Shiraz with its silky tannins, bold black and blue fruit, liquorice and spice. McLaren Vale’s Shiraz includes two of the rippingly good fine boned and full bodied Curtis Limited 2016 and, made by two time winner of the Jimmy Watson trophy Mike Farmilo, is the staggeringly intense Monterra Reserve Shiraz with its blue and black fruits, cedary tannins and amazing depth of flavour. From the region of Mount Benson is Berrigan’s Gold and Trophy winning medium bodied Shiraz which is drinking well now and shows cellaring potential for 10 plus years. All of these Shiraz would be in good company with your favourite comfort food. The elegant examples of Cabernet from McLaren Vale include Deano and Mitch’s succulent, textured and fine tannined wine with an excellent length and persistence of flavour, along with another wine from Mike Farmilo, the Monterra Reserve Cabernet with its black and blue fruits, pepper, cedar and fine French oak tannins displaying great drink now and cellaring potential. Erin Eyes Ballycapple Cabernet’s black olive, plum, twist of dark chocolate and spice would be great company with a Sunday roast. Finishing off this pack of charming wines is the organic, biodynamic and vegan-friendly Shiraz Grenache from Paxton. Balanced and beautiful, we found cinnamon and pepper on the nose along with an explosive mix of blueberries, plum, blackberries, sour cherry, pepper and liquorice on the palate.


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