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.
Claymore’s Bittersweet Symphony Cabernet offers a perfume of olives and blue fruits along with some violet. Blackcurrant, plums, a twist of dark chocolate and black olive are at play on the palate. Delicious now but will probably improve for 15 or more years. Decant it a couple of hours before drinking and pair it up with protein like a really good steak or gourmet snaggers if you are planning... Learn More
We have long been fans of Claymore. The Dark Side of the Moon is their best and most underpriced wine. It offers sublime dark fruits, bursts with spice and concentration and finishes with plenty of fine tannins. The 17 vintage continues a stunning run of vintages for this wine. With the alcohol dialled down below 15%, the fruit is just that bit more refined and expressive without sacrificing the... Learn More
The most powerful Erin Eyes Cab to date. Blue fruits perfume the nose with blackcurrant, black olive, plum, a twist of dark chocolate, spice and assertively angular greenery on the palate. Delicious now but will cellar well for 10-15 years,... Learn More
Rich velvety fruits here as cherry morphs with chocolate, loose leaf black tea and spices. Tannins are firm on the finish, giving this excellent length and persistence. Delicious and textural, great on its own or with a big plate of... Learn More
This is a mighty big Shiraz Cab blend – Kilikanoon seem to have a knack of producing reds that are bigger than the average Clare bear. The fruit here is stunning, with black and blue berries, chocolate and nuts all wrapped up in a gloriously silken texture. Big, polished, silky and great drinking now, this should also cellar for up to 10... Learn More
Tim Adams Bayes Block Shiraz, back in black from the exceptional 2012 vintage. Absolutely loaded with quality fruit and oak, liquorice, chocolate, blackberries and plenty of other goodies. This is undeniably the best Bayes Shiraz to... Learn More
Tim Adams 2012 Shiraz offers up dark and minty milk chocolate, plums, liquorice and spice. There’s lovely play between the sweetness of fruit, savoury spices, toasty oak and plentiful silky tannins. Drink now or cellar for another 5-8 years.... Learn More