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A Pleasure of Plush Reds

Some massive bling in this pack, as you’d expect given it is populated exclusively by heavy hitters like Yarra Yering, Pertaringa’s Yeoman, Heirloom and Dandelion’s Firehawk Farm. These are the wines you tuck away somewhere very discrete and pull out when the occasion is just right!
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    A Pleasure of Plush Reds
    Wines In This Pack
    Yarra Valley, Vic
    98pts Tyson Stelzer, 98pts Huon Hooke, 96pts Campbell Mattinson, 96pts James Halliday
    An incredibly youthful wine that ideally needs 5 years before you open your first bottle. It will comfortably improve for 20 years, potentially more. Most of the fruit for this wine comes from the original 1969 plantings. Incredible fruit power, wood shavings, straw, red fruits, rhubarb, sage, Christmas cake spices and black olive brine. A stunning wine which needs time.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    97pts James Halliday
    Pertaringa‘s The Yeoman Shiraz is only made from the best fruit in exceptional years. This is a very full-bodied wine, squid ink black in colour, its massive size held in check via supreme balance between the fruit, acidity and tannins. An amazingly profound drinking experience. If you are going to rip the lid off now, consider decanting for a few hours before drinking. Otherwise, cellar through to 2030, or 40 or 50.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    97pts Sam Kim, Gold Medal, 94pts James Halliday
    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!
    McLaren Vale, SA
    95pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Decanter World Wine Awards
    Selected from Heirloom’s best McLaren Vale vineyard. We saw musk, plum skin, spice, cherries, earthiness, Earl Grey tea, blackberry and black pepper. A sense enveloping and incredibly beguiling wine finished with a dusting of fine powdery tannins. Magical.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    2 x Gold Medals, 97pts Kim Brebach, 91pts James Halliday, 93pts The Real Review
    This is just the second release of Firehawk Farm which is produced from Dandelion’s finest vineyard. There is mammoth concentration of fruit here and perfect integration of fruit, oak and acid. Closed on opening, this morphs into an absolute stunner as is breathes and opens over several days. Sweet fruit, searing acid, savoury complexities, chocolate, graphite and blue fruits are all on show along with earthiness, cedar and plenty of tannin. This might just be the McLaren Vale’s best Shiraz.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    96pts James Halliday, 94pts Wine Showcase Magazine, 95pts Campbell Mattinson, Gold Medal
    A brilliant single vineyard Barossa Shiraz brought to you by the Purple Hands team, made by Grant Burge Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough from fruit off his own vines. Great colour and depth fruit here with dark chocolate coating raspberries, plum and liquorice. Great intensity and depth.

    We love these reds which deserve a paragraph apiece in their praise…

    Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 2018
    98pts Tyson Stelzer, 98pts Huon Hooke, 96pts Campbell Mattinson, 96pts James Halliday
    An incredibly youthful wine that ideally needs 5 years before you open your first bottle. It will comfortably improve for 20 years, potentially more. Most of the fruit for this wine comes from the original 1969 plantings. Incredible fruit power, wood shavings, straw, red fruits, rhubarb, sage, Christmas cake spices and black olive brine. A stunning wine which needs time.

    Cooper Burns Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2010
    95pts Kim Brebach
    Cooper Burns is the coming together of Mark Cooper who was a senior winemaker for Treasury and Russell Burns who used to make wines for Torbreck. These two mates now produce tiny quantities of excellent vino from the best fruit they can get their hands on. The 2010 Reserve is old vine, barrel select Barossa Shiraz aged to perfection. Just 100 dozen bottles were made. It is explosively rich, thick and unctuous, oozing chocolate and liquorice, blackberries and plums, moving into leathery notes and finishing with fine tannins. A massive wine softened to perfection over the passage of years.

    Heirloom Anevo Fortress McLaren Vale Grenache, Touriga, Tempranillo 2018
    95pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Decanter
    Selected from Heirloom’s best McLaren Vale vineyard. We saw musk, plum skin, spice, cherries, earthiness, Earl Grey tea, blackberry and black pepper. A sense enveloping and incredibly beguiling wine finished with a dusting of fine powdery tannins. Magical.

    After Five Wine Co. Barossa Shiraz 2017
    96pts James Halliday, 95pts Campbell Mattinson, 94pts Wine Showcase, Gold Medal
    A brilliant single vineyard Barossa Shiraz brought to you by the Purple Hands team, made by Grant Burge Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough from fruit off his own vines. Great colour and depth of fruit here with dark chocolate coating raspberries, plum and liquorice. Great intensity.

    Pertaringa ‘The Yeoman’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017
    97pts James Halliday
    This is a very full-bodied wine, squid ink black in colour, its massive size held in check via supreme balance between the fruit, acidity and tannins. An amazingly profound drinking experience. If you are going to rip the lid off now, consider decanting for a few hours before drinking. Otherwise, cellar for a long as you like.

    Dandelion Firehawk Farm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018
    97 pts Kim Brebach, 2 Gold Medals, 91pts James Halliday
    This is just the second release of Firehawk Farm which is produced from Dandelion’s finest vineyard. There is mammoth concentration of fruit here and perfect integration of fruit, oak and acid. Closed on opening, this morphs into an absolute stunner as is breathes and opens over several days. Sweet fruit, searing acidity, savoury complexities, chocolate, graphite and blue fruits are all on show along with earthiness, cedar and plenty of tannin. This might just be the McLaren Vale’s best Shiraz.

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