Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (RRP $150/bottle)
97pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday, Gold Medal
This is unequivocally an even better edition of the Martin’s than we have seen previously, which is perhaps no surprise given it is a product of the 2018 vintage. Again, we see relatively low alcohol for a big Aussie red which, perhaps counterintuitively, allows the wine to appear as more fruit dense and concentrated than it might if it were half a degree or a full degree more ‘potent’. Fruits are blacks and blues, depth and length are superb, cedar and vanilla are a perfumed accompaniment to the fruit rich nose, and the tannins, polished, waxy and plentiful. The overall package, outstanding!
Manser Dad’s Block Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017 (RRP $30/bottle)
94pts Sam Kim, 92pts Kim Brebach, 91pts James Halliday, 91pts Wine Showcase Magazine
A brilliantly structured wine light enough on its feet to drink now. Alternately hide it for up to a decade. Plenty of spice, hints of cocoa and chocolate here along with blue and black fruits. Modern and delicious.
Stylistically these Shiraz are as ying and yang as shiraz gets, but both are equally worthy of the cellar for 10+ years or a good hour or so in the decanter. This pack is a great cellar starter or a wonderful way to cross off some “Google Proof” gifts for later in the year.
RRP is $1080, your VIP price is $295.
Please note, we’ve used the claimable benefit of the donation to increase the quality of the wines in the pack so unfortunately, no portion of the purchase is claimable by the purchaser.