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From the Archives: A Perfectly Cellared Red Dozen
It is always a joy to slurp a red that has been properly cellared. The tannins have softened, the acid is in balance and the fruit is at its best, with primary fruit still kicking and secondary characters emerging. There is always a risk with cellaring though; that you might leave a wine too long and end up with something past its best, or completely stuffed - as palatable as a fermented shark and century egg sandwich… so we’ve taken one for the team, tried all of these recently and can confirm they are all drinking beautifully! We’ve collected this lot carefully over the last 6 months or so, trying each of them more than a few times, to make sure they are all cherry ripe and ready for you to enjoy.
Wines In This Pack
2 x Farmer's Leap The Brave Shiraz 2015 (RRP $42.00)
95pts Sam Kim, 94pts Kim Brebach, 93pts Real Review
This is a mighty big and seductive Shiraz, oozing black plums, cocoa, and charcuterie all served on a beautiful cedar platter. Excellent density of fruit. Robust yet silky fruits and plenty of tannin to finish. Not subtle, yet, nonetheless, smashing!
2 x Eight at the Gate Family Selection Shiraz 2016 (RRP $48.00)
Limestone Coast, SA
96pts Wine Showcase Magazine, 94pts Sam Kim, 92pts Kim Brebach
An old school, full tilt Shiraz which spent a couple of years in new and old French oak. Plenty of rich fruit here, with blackberries, plum, chocolate, and spice all on the go. The palate weight is significant, the tannins softening thanks to the wine's age. The bit in a Venn diagram where this wine, your face, and a prosciutto pizza overlap might be titled ‘happiness’.
2 x Finniss River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (RRP $25.00)
2 x Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz 2016 (RRP $30.00)
Clare Valley, SA
95pts Wine Pilot, 94pts Kim Brebach
A wonderfully old fashioned style of Shiraz this, aged in old oak and released at 5 years of age – ready to drink! This is balanced and fresh, offering dark fruits, savoury notes, cherries, liquorice, middle eastern spices, white pepper and eucalyptus. Drink any time over the next 10 years.
2 x Hare’s Chase Marananga Shiraz 2013 (RRP $40.00)
Barossa Valley, SA
96pts James Halliday, 93pts Real Review
An opulent wine grown and vinified on the ancient soils of Marananga, a sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Fruits are blue and black, the length and concentration exceptional, and furry tannins to finish. Just entering its prime, this wine has a good decade ahead of it.
2 x Zonte's Footstep 'Lake Doctor' Shiraz 2016 (RRP $30.00)