Don’t worry, there’s not really a cage fight in progress and we promise these wines will play nicely together should you choose to take them in. Two exuberant siblings from Greenock Creek, the old stager from Turkey Flat, Two Sisters' new kid on the block (apologies for the earworm), Cooper Burns’ old school, gravitas laden poet, and the happy, fruity Cheshire Cat. Six different expressions of Barossa Valley Shiraz bundled up and ready for you to invite home now.
Here’s a bill for a carton of quaffers. We’ll be supplying just the one quaffer though – from Wits End, fresh off a 91 point score from Kim Brebach. It’s a good wine, smooth and with good fruit - a great match with pizza or a simple pasta dish. The rest of the wines are better than the bill suggests - with a stunning Margaret River Cab Shiraz, Murray Street’s Black Label Barossa Shiraz and Mount Avoca’s 95 point, cool climate Shiraz forming the bulk of the pack. Cheers!
Who doesn’t like a Baker's dozen? Especially loaded with top shelf Shiraz. The 13th bottle here is Lone Palm’s Hillside Barossa Shiraz which brings a fantastic density of black and blue fruits. It’s rich and generous and slides down a treat. The rest of the pack is excellent too, featuring Martin’s super premium, Murray Street’s excellent black label and Nillahcootie’s, lip smacking, cool climate number.
A Margaret River Cabernet dominant blend from a superb vintage for $12.50 a bottle is nuts. This winery is in the Wilyabrup sub district which is home to legends like Moss Wood, Cullen, Woodlands, Pierro, Fraser Gallop, Gralyn and Vasse Felix. It is complex and offers a depth of flavour we can imagine having to pay $40-50 a bottle for. Dark chocolate, pepper, violet, greenery, fine tannins and some kind of ‘X’ factor. We suspect this will be top of the staff buy list this month!