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
Big and bold and black-strappy Shiraz fashioned to enjoy now or over the next few years. It’s black with plenty of sweet fruit and fluffy furry tannins to finish. Pair it up with some braised lamb or roast... 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
You could call this the Back to the Future Shiraz. It is relatively low alcohol and features American oak yet has stunning intensity of blue and black fruits with absolutely no overripe characters. It is neither the heaving, jammy and over oaked behemoth of old, nor the modern, perfumed pretty which is in favour at the mo. On paper it could be a trainwreck but somehow it pulls together a bit like... Learn More