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Kir-Yianni Paranga Red Macedonia 2016
Kir-Yianni Paranga is a blend of Merlot, Xinomavro and Syrah. It is not “good for a Greek wine” but simply a lovely wine. Therefore it is the entry point to a producer that you need to know.
Fattoria La Rivolta I Vigneti Di Bruma Aglianico IGP Campania 2015
Vigneti Di Bruma Aglianico is a wine winter red you need to know. Crafted into a softer, fleshier style of Aglianico with bags of flavour that does not require aging or decanting.
Merricks Estate Mornington Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Hand harvested Mornington Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon from Merrick’s oldest vines. An addition of 10% Merlot and maturation in 60% new French oak barriques completes the magic. It takes a special site on the to make a great Mornington Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon. Clearly Merricks has managed to find such a site.
Merricks Estate Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2013
The 2013 Mornington Peninsula Pinot was handpicked, destemmed and fermentation with a portion of whole berries. Aromas of sweet cherry and plum entwined with earthy notes, rich clove and cinnamon spices. Fine tannins and fresh acidity balance and linger, with a hint of white pepper on the finish.
Delatite Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016
This Delatite Yarra Valley Pinot is classic old-school Aussie Pinot. From Coombe Farm you get a mix of famous Pinot clones which have been picked very early. Small batches of wild ferments are transfered to barrique for aging. As a result you get a aromatic, dark and savoury Pinot which is quite elegant.
Yelland & Papps Vin de Soif Barossa Valley 2016
Vin de Soif is a great name. Vin is Wine, de is of/for (in this context). But Soif can mean thirst, desire, longing, eagerness, and craving. So what I take is that this Grenache based wine is a wine for all occasions. Lighter in style, fresh, flavoursome but uncomplicated and certainly unpretentious.
Domaine Rimbert Cousin Oscar Vin de France 2015
Rimbert Cousin Oscar is a simple, fresh, regional wine of France. Just made to drink and enjoy without too much thought. Made from organically grown Cinsault from schist based soils. It is light, red fruited, spicy and floral. It is almost like heavy rose and can be served as such.
Clos Du Mont Olivet La Sabonite Vin de France NV
With Clos Du Mont Olivet La Sabonite you get the flavours and texture of mature Chateauneuf du Pape without the price-tag or waiting time. The amazingly well priced entry point to Chateauneuf du Pape and the great wines of the Sabon family.
Gathering Fields By Thousand Candles Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2017
The Gathering fields range is quite impressive. But I feel like the Pinot is a stand out. Still quite young, but that perfume is unforgettable. A little on the lean side at first, it certainly opens up and will build weight with time. It is for anyone who loves Australian Pinot
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Gran Reserva 2001
One of the greatest vintages in modern history. You’ll want a lot of this vintage in your cellar and there are not many better than Conde de Valdemar Rioja Gran Reserva.
Haut-Boutisse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012
I can’t tell you much about the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru estate that Haut-Boutisse originates from. But what I can tell you is it is a great wine. And a wine that I feel has a long life ahead of it. One of the great appeals if this wine is it tastes like Bordeaux but is priced like new world Cabernet.
La Crema Sonoma Coast California Pinot Noir 2014
La Crema offers a bold Pinot that captures the big flavoured Californian/American style. It is a wholly unfamiliar style for most Australian drinkers. But the combination of ripe fruit and new oak would bridge the gap between lovers of Pinot Noir and Cabernet and Shiraz drinkers.