Winter Warming Shiraz with a Dash of Cabernet

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Price as configured: $160.00

Clocking in at just over $13/btl, this cracker of a pack includes a stack of big, fat reds all ready to warm the cockles of your soul over the winter months. The Shiraz game in this line-up is strong, featuring Curtis Limited, Tim Adams Protégé, Zonte’s Lake Doctor, Thorn Clarke and Leconfield's stunning McLaren Vale Shiraz which recently picked up 94pts from James Halliday. Top this off with a Thorn Clarke's Cool Woods 2014 Cab and we have a very good thing going on. Lots of reds, lots of blues, lots of fun.

Price as configured: $160.00


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This pack is all about those delicious winter reds that you’ll find being shared between friends around the fireplace, or smack bang in the center of the dinner table. Either way, there’s quite the assembly for $160 – just saying. To kick off, the 2015 Curtis Family Vineyards Limited Series Shiraz - a full-bodied McLazza Shiraz with supreme ageing potential but with enough bright black and blue fruits to give it a rip now after a decent decant. Travelling north of Adelaide to the Clare Valley we find the Tim Adams Protégé Shiraz, produced in slightly cooler conditions, delivering a medium-bodied style, this 2012 vintage is drinking well now, showing lots of plum along with blue fruits and a gentle oak backbone. Heading back slightly south-east towards Adelaide sees us in the Barossa Valley and more particularly, Angaston, where Thorn Clarke make the Cool Woods Cabernet, a good, honest South Aussie Cab showing a deep red colour, with pleasant wafts of raspberry on the nose, softened by tannin and oak on the palate. The Thorn Clarke Shiraz is cast from the same family stone as the Cool Woods, offering up an elegant Shiraz that over-delivers for the price point. To Langohorne Creek, with Zonte’s Lake Doctor offering up chocolate and coffee grounds, and back to McLaren Vale with Leconfield's full-bodied 94pt Shiraz showing off generous flavours of rich fruit, peppers and plums. We're feeling warmer already.


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