Tasting Panel's Pack of Top Picks
Kirrihill Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Kirrihill’s trophy winning Cab is magnificent. A wine of both power and restraint, its glorious blue fruits are stretched finely over a great acid and tannin structure.
Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz 2018 - Medium bodied and expressive with chocolate, quality oak and fine tannins. Joyous current drinking.
Through the Tasting Glass 'Cheshire Cat' Barossa Shiraz 2018 - Polished and black with exceptional intensity of fruits, this is stunning now and will just keep getting better over the next 10 years.
Lone Palm Vineyards Crossings Shiraz 2017 - Old school Barossa Shiraz from the prized Marananga sub-region. Fruit is hand picked, hand plunged and basket pressed before spending 14 months in mostly old French oak. This is rich and intense with layers of blueberries, cherries and dark chocolate ceding to plentiful tannins.
Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2017 - Hints of vanilla oak and dark jam berries woven together in delicate milk chocolate and peppermint. The palate shows silky fruit from the start with developing sour cherry and mulberry.
Lone Palm Vineyards Hillside Shiraz 2017 - A superbly intense blend from the famed Barossa sub-regions of Greenock, Stonewell and Marananga. Fantastic density of black and blue fruits, spice, chocolate, cedar and firm tannins.
StoneHouse Quartz Block Icon Barossa Shiraz 2016 - Big, silken, dense, intense and mouthwatering! This is an exceptional Barossa Shiraz, replete with a fruit profile which is at once powerful and approachable. There are blue and black fruits here, cinnamon, chocolate, fine oak and fine tannins. A stunner!
Kirrihill Regional Series Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Violets, blue fruits, great length and perfect balance... everyone on the tasting panel was insistent we get this one in.
Kilikanoon Meymans Shiraz Cabernet 2017 - The fruit here is stunning, with black and blue berries, chocolate and nuts all wrapped up in a gloriously silken texture.
Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2016 - So decadent. Blackberry compote and creaminess brought to life with enough acidity to make this a magical drink right now.
Kaesler Stonehorse GSM 2015 - Medium bodied and an excellent mixture of sweet fruit and savoury complexities. The first glass disappears dangerously easily.
Murray Street Vineyards Red Label Shiraz 2015 - Plush, with decadent black fruits melting into spindles of cedar. Complex and engaging in equal measure.