Do Yourself a Flavour


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A staggering baker's dozen of top scoring bottles that have rolled across our tasting table recently featuring Shiraz from Oliver’s Taranga, Zonte’s, Curtis Limited, Richard Hamilton, Martins Vineyard and a new addition from Battle of Bosworth. Cabernet from Monterra, Erin Eyes and Dandelion with Grenache from Spinifex and Lost Buoy and a Malbec blend from Rusden. While these are all cellar worthy, they are drinking exceptionally well at the moment. Do yourself a flavour…

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Let’s face it, we all love to brag about our wine collection. Spare the small talk and serve up some stunning Reds from these excellent producers. Battle of Bosworth have been kicking serious organic goals for over 20 years now, resulting in pure expressive wine – and The Puritan has no preservatives to boot. Bright fruits here with great texture and plush tannins – it’ll benefit from a bit of a rest in the cellar so give it a go in the gurgler if you’re keen to crack it in the short term. From Zonte’s Footstep, a couple of Shiraz with a collective 18 gold medals. Expect dark plummy fruits with their signature chocolate characters. Oliver’s Taranga 2016 vintage is full-bodied with a spectrum of jammy fruits, chocolate and a hint of menthol (from the nearby Eucalypts). Its lengthy acid profile means safe cellaring also. Fans of richness and purity, the Centurion from Richard Hamilton is our pick, along with Martins Vineyard. Ethereal dark fruits live here after time on quality oak. Curtis Limited Shiraz is yet another great full-bodied McLaren Vale edition with 94 points from Halliday. Dark plum fruits with a hint of sticky bramble on the palate together with spice. A couple of Grenache to compare in this tasting dozen too... Spinifex Garcon from the Barossa and Lost Buoy Forgotten Ida from the Vale. Both of these wines are intensely fruited, medium bodied with good confection from fragrant yet powerful fruit and are excellent food companions. Cabernet from Monterra is black and smooth, with some spice and fine tannins. The 2013 from Dandelion is rich in chocolate and violets with some greenery below the surface – it’s well worth a decant if drinking now. Erin Eyes Ballycapple Cabernet is of a cooler climate and shows deep blueberries, black olive, plum and chocolate. In closing, a ripper of a Malbec blend from Rusden showing some anise spice across juicy blue Malbec fruits. It’s complex and delicious. See? So many wines, so little time. Do yourself a flavour and get tasting.


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