Red wine – we like it, you like it. Sometimes it’s really red, sometimes it’s less red. Sometimes it’s Barossa Valley Shiraz, sometimes Coonawarra Cabernet or McLaren Vale Grenache. New world, old world, weird and wonderful, traditional and cutting edge – if it’s red and it passed the Tasting Panel’s approval, it’s here.
A superb first release Cabernet under the Curtis Cavaliere label and as good as you’d expect if you’ve had the Shiraz previously. Lots going on here, with chocolate, spice, cedary oak and lots of fine tannins. Decant for an hour or so if you want to try it now or stick it in the broom closet for up to 10 years.... Learn More
Big and bold McLaren Shiraz fashioned from 60 year old vines, with extraordinarily vivid fruit which is in part bright and in part deep, dark and mysterious. Finishes with plenty of fine tannins and while it is a joy to drink now should improve for more than a... Learn More
Superbly fine boned and taut yet generously fruited McLaren Vale Grenache. Definitely give it a rip in a decanter before you get into it. There’s a lot of blue fruit here, along with spice and a hint of confection and exceptional length. This is properly classy kit which we reckon will improve with cellaring for 10-15 years, such is its structure and power of fruit.... Learn More
Rippingly good, fine boned yet full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. We reckon this one will improve with cellaring for 20 years, such is its structure and power of fruit. Lots of black and blue fruits here, along with aristocratic spindles of cedary oak.... Learn More
Plenty of cherry, raspberry, blueberry and spice here in this wonderfully light exceptionally persistent Grenache. In spite of its light - medium bodied nature, the fruit here is both intense and yet beautifully elegant, almost ethereal. Drink it now or cellar for donkeys. Buy a couple of doz and drink one a year... Learn More
This is a brilliantly concentrated wine full of layers of flavour, texture and richness. Halliday’s ratings for the previous 10 vintages read thus... 97, 97, 95, 96, 97, 95, 96, 95, 96, 95... and this is as good as the very best vintage produced to date, perhaps a smidge better. Produced from a heritage plot of 120+ year old McLaren Vale vines, it will cellar 30 years plus.... Learn More
This is from the Windmill vineyard and produced using wholebunch fruit only. Production is miniscule. Awesome sinuous fruit and structure, a hint of charcoal from the oak and exceptionally intense fruit and length. Decant before... Learn More