Santa's Plentiful Parcel - 13 Bottles of Bling Laden Beauties


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This month’s Tasting Panel collection is loaded with so much bling, a two-person lift will be required when it arrives at your door. All up 9 trophies, 27 gold medals and multiple scores in the 92-97 point range. Drink your way through excellence with Shiraz from Heirloom, Martins (there's two of these $150/btl beauties included), Richard Hamilton and Monterra, Cabernet from Heirloom and Oliver’s Taranga, Grenache from St John’s Road, blends from Sister's Run and Kilikanoon, Cabernet Franc from Leconfield, a new Pinot Noir from Zonte’s and a Methode Champenoise sparkling. If there was a dictionary definition for ‘A spine-rattling collection of wines for less than $20 per bottle’ – this would be it.

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Apart from an almost unbelievable number of accolades, this collection has all the right bits in all the right places. Start the journey with Blue Pyrenees' trophy-winning Midnight Cuvée sparkling. True to Methode Champenoise style, it shows apples, baked pastry and some lemon curd brioche. Follow with Zonte’s five gold and trophy winning Pinot Noir - dark blue and purple fruits with a hint of tobacco oak spice. Then, Leconfield’s Royal Adelaide Wine Show gold medal winning Cabernet Franc (it also won the Karl Seppelt trophy for Best Other Varietal) showing some aromatics, deep mulberry fruits and dark chocolates. Another Royal Adelaide Wine Show winner, St. John’s Road Grenache won Best Red and Best Grenache at the Barossa Wine Show and is complex with raspberry, rhubarb and some floral notes. On the slightly savoury side of Shiraz is Kilkanoon’s Shiraz Cabernet with 96 points. A complex blue and black fruit basket with nuts and chocolate too - will cellar for a decade. Sister's Run GSM blend (yes, this too is a Royal Adelaide Wine Show winner) shows dark berry fruits with some dried herb elements and smoked meats, perfect for a fillet steak. Heirloom’s Coonawarra Cabernet has six gold medals and a trophy and we know why; red and black fruits with a dried herb undertone having spent time on quality French oak. Oliver’s Taranga DJ Reserve Cabernet needs a few runs through the decanter before blooming into something mighty. It’s black, beautiful and earthy and Halliday gave it 95. Four tidy Shiraz to close... Heirloom Barossa Shiraz has five golds already and it’s the seventh vintage we’ve stocked indicating the consistent quality we've seen over the years. Black and blue fruits, velvet tannins and some oak make for excellent drinking now but it will also cellar for a decade. Martins and Richard Hamilton Centurion both speak of something divine and ethereal with primo fruit selection and craftsmanship, both with scores of 95 points. Monterra McLaren Vale Shiraz made by an ex-Grange producer is an absolute ripper with four golds and a 96 score… plenty of bright red and blue fruits in this one with exceptional length. There you have it: 9 trophies, 27 golds and plenty of points for just $250, saving you a whopping $493.


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