AMA Cellar Reds
Here’s a magical member-only offer for your consideration... you’ll get two bottles of each of these six beauties. Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz is arguably one of Australia’s most reliable Shiraz drinking at its very best. There’s Curtis Limited Series Shiraz from the Vale, with a slew of 96 point reviews. Karl’s Scepter (made by ex-Penfolds winemaker Oliver Crawford) is packed with intense fruits, coffee, graphite, chocolate, minerals, licorice, and spice. Yaldara’s glorious super premium Cab Shiraz is worth $200 a bottle and offers exceptional long-term cellaring. Domaine Masse is another wonderful entry level Burgundy from a multi generational producer dating back to the 1600s. Next up, old vine glory from Metala, a very special bottling made primarily from the original 1891 plantings.
There are so many exciting talking points in this pack, but let’s start with the Italian wines. We have already featured Conte di Campiano in the past, but the Nero di Troia is a new wine to us. It has plums, black pepper and tobacco and is super silky. Relatively high in acidity backed by plenty of fine tannins. Very slurpable indeed. The other is the Vini Giribaldi Rie Organic Barbera di Alba Riserva 2015. Packed to the brim with red berries and assertive acidity. Definitely decant this one to see the best of it. The other exciting aspect of the pack is new wines from Lone Palm Vineyard and Stonehouse. The Lone Palm Hillside Shiraz and Crossings Shiraz are both sourced from the prized Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Each vineyard shows different use of French and American oak, but they both have something in common; they are amazing. The Stonehouse Reserve Quartz Block Icon Shiraz is the big one, a massive $150RRP and just as big and powerful as the price tag. Black and blue fruit packaged with some chocolate and cinnamon and fine oak tannin. Delicious. Through the Tasting Glass Cheshire Cat Shiraz is another stunning Barossa Valley Shiraz made by Andrew Hardy. It has violets along with black and blue fruits galore and it is definitely a prospect for the cellar. Some familiar faces you should find in the pack include the delicious Manser Dad’s Block Shiraz, from our own Phil Manser, Heirloom’s stunning new vintage of their Barossa Shiraz and a pair of premiums from Martins Vineyard and Richard Hamilton Centurion. There is also a lovely new Shiraz from Wits End Atlas that needs no cellaring, it is best enjoyed fresh and juicy. The last wine in the bunch is the Kilikanoon Meymans Shiraz Cabernet. Clare Valley is best known for Riesling, but Shiraz and Cabernet, especially under the watchful eye of Kevin Mitchell this Shiraz Cab is a belter. There you have it, all that premium red with a massive $600 off the RRP. Merry Christmas indeed!
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