To end up as a bestselling wine a few things have to happen. We have to love them enough to recommend them to you initially and you have to ‘agree’ by way of coming back for more once you’ve had a crack at them. So here’s 6 apiece of our bestselling whites and reds at a saving of over 60% for your consideration....
Santa & d’Sas Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017
94pts James Halliday, 93pts Kim Brebach
A very beautiful Chardy offering up succulent jasmine aromas, peach, nuttiness, minerality and flecks of spice. This is long and intense with great natural acidity and whilst it drinks beautifully now, it has got at least a decade ahead of it.
Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay 2018
96pts Kim Brebach, 96pts Ray Jordan, 95pts Nick Butler, 94pts Huon Hooke
a wine with balance, precision and purity, with intense fruit carried forward by grapefruit acidity, softened by creaminess and complexed by super high-quality French oak. Salted stone fruit, grilled cashew, apple skins, lemon pith, green mango, Greek yoghurt. Magical.
Claymore Joshua Tree Watervale Riesling 2020
Gold Medal, 94pts Kim Brebach
Zesty floral and citrus aromas lead to fine boned acid and minerality. Little wonder Winsor Dobbin rates this edition as one of the best Rieslings from all of the Clare Valley.
Dandelion Fairytale of the Barossa Grenache Rosé 2018
2 x Gold Medals, 92pts James Halliday
Bright red fruits in a lovely textural setting, with strawberry and persian fairly floss all in play. There is a lick of sweetness and the finish is dry.
Jeanneret 'Big Fine Girl' Riesling 2019
92pts James Halliday, 93pts Kim Brebach
Bright and floral on the nose and the palate shows citrus flavours of lemon and lime joined by lychee and apple. It is powerfully packed with fruit, finishing with refreshing acid and a hint of Bickford’s Brown Lime.
First Creek 'Botanica' Pinot Grigio 2020
This is textbook Pinot Grigio, dry with a mineral edge, pear aromas and flavours and even a suggestion of the graininess you find when biting into a perfectly ripe, juicy pear. There is also green apple, lime and honeysuckle in the mix.
Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache 2019
Trophy, Gold Medal, 96pts McLaren Vale Wine Show, 96pts Halliday Grenache Challenge
We saw musk, cherries, earthiness, black pepper, blackberries and more. A delicious, complete, complex yet playful Grenache and clearly one of Australia’s best.
Heirloom Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2017
6 x Gold Medals, 95pts James Halliday
Smooth, polished and rich, offering black and blue fruits, velvety tannins and beautifully subtle oak. Delicious already yet has the legs to cellar for a decade or more.
Through the Tasting Glass 'Mad Hatter' GMS 2017
95pts Kim Brebach
A truly beautiful and fruit driven blend displaying spice, confected notes, raspberries, rhubarb, sour cherry, chocolate, brooding brambles, blue and black fruits and fine, fine tannins. It’s a mad mélange this, one we’ll tip our hat to, whilst asking for it to be filled.
Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
97pts Sam Kim, 95pts James Halliday, 94pts Patrick Eckel, 94pts Tony Love
Stunning intensity of blue and black fruits with absolutely no overripe characters. It is neither the heaving, jammy and over oaked behemoth of old, nor the modern, perfumed pretty which is in favour at the mo.
Curtis Limited Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
96pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday
Rippingly good, fine boned yet full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. Lots of black and blue fruits here, along with aristocratic spindles of cedary oak.
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Cabernet Shiraz 2017
Gold Medal, 92pts Kim Brebach
A complex wine offering dark fruits, dark chocolate, tomato leaf, plums, white pepper and violets. This really is a beautiful wine, delicious now and with a minimum of 5 years cellaring potential.