Alpha Box & Dice

Alpha Omega

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and cigar box. Gorgeous dark fruit, toasted oak, tobacco and black tea finish. Superb. — 8 months ago

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Wild Duck Creek Estate

Duck Muck Shiraz 2002

Quite a history to this wine. Back in 1997 Robert Parker gave the 1997 Duck Muck 99/100. A rare event at the time for an Australian wine and rapidly turned it into a Cult Wine par excellence. Almost overnight a bottle of Duck Muck was bringing $1500USD and higher. Unfortunately this led to many Australian winemakers wanting to duplicate this success and began creating these ultra ripe, high alcohol, very oaky Behemoths trying to attract Mega Scores from Parker. This was a trend that set back the Australian Wine exports by 10 to 15 years. We are only recovering now from the image of only producing Massive Shiraz and anyone who knows the Aussie wine industry knows we do much more than that. This wine at 16.5% ABV is not for the faint hearted. Rich Plum Prune and cinnamon notes. On the palate concentration and intensity is off the charts. You would never guess the age of this wine if tasted blind. It tastes much younger than a 2002. On a cold Winters night it’s great to reacquaint with a big Australian Shiraz. This is the whole Box and Dice - Shiraz on Steroids - but from this Burgundy Lover I can tell you it works. Time and a place for everything. — 2 years ago

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Simon Gilligan

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Hear hear
David T

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@Bob McDonald Great back story. Thanks for posting.

Apple Box & Dice

Enigma Barbera 2015

Joyous intense fruit alongside that Barbera tannic backbone hits all the right notes, up there with my wine of the year to date — 2 years ago

Alpha Box & Dice

Blood of Jupiter Sangiovese Blend 2016

Terrific Sangiovese/ Cab blend that goes down a treat. Smooth , oaky and filled with bounce. — 8 months ago

Alpha Box & Dice

Golden Mullet of Fury Sémillon Arneis Viognier 2015

Sweet cream, camomile tea, oranges on the nose. Full bodied, lightly tannic, caramel flavors. — a year ago


Ripazzo Red Blend

Ripazzo - or ‘re-pressed’ - giving a some nice tannic structure to what I’m guessing is a Grenache-led blend. Heady nose, lovely drinker. From Alpha Box Dice in McLaren Vale, and also gets my vote for label design of 2018. — 2 years ago

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