The Virgilius Viognier 2018

Honeysuckle, unctuous and textural. A medium to full bodied white. Handpicked and wild fermented in old French Oak. Yalumba have now been working with this varietal for 40 years in the Eden Valley which has proven to be an ideal terroir for Viognier. The best example of a straight Viognier available in Australia and Yalumba’s flagship white. — 2 months ago

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Château Gros Moulin

Je Suis Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. This is only the 3rd time Rémy Eymas made this handpicked selection of the best grapes of his estate. The 2010 and 2014 were both excellent, but this 2018 is in a different league. The two previous vintages were blends of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, whereas the 2018 is 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Malbec (I tasted the components from barrel last year and I was certain that he would add Malbec to the blend, as they were showing exceptionally well). Moreover, he moved to " vinification intégrale" with this wine, and this costly procedure is a real game changer. Easily the best wine Rémy has ever made, Je Suis 2018 is a spectacular wine that must be tasted to be believed. Beautifully complex nose with a panoply of red and black fruits (raspberries, blueberries , blackberries), roses, violets and delicate vanilla. In the mouth it features excellent balance with layers of fruit, juicy acidity, haute couture tannins and an incredibly long finish. The 15% abv. is well-integrated. If there was a classification in Bourg this would be definitely a First Growth. — a year ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

Maurice O'Shea Hunter Valley Shiraz 2000

Spice, Plum and Earthy aromas with a little mint - typical Hunter Valley aromatics with a bit of sweaty saddle. On the palate more full bodied than the old school Hunter Valley Shirazes. Handpicked from 100+ year old vines where Maurice O’Shea created his famous red wines in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s in primitive conditions until his death in 1956. Most O’Sheas only hitting their stride after 20 years and this is no exception. I still have some from the late 90’s. — 6 months ago

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Maison Pierre Naigeon

Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

2009. Tanned and healthy grand cru. Spicy holiday nose of clove and allspice with cinnamon sprinkles. Crumbly oak with mushrooms sprouting. Touch of mint and dried, red cherry. Tart cherry in a dervish with moist, dark tobacco. Incredible depth suggesting peppercorn dusted dried black raspberries, black cherry and truffle, baker chocolate and savory. This is a beefy slice of exquisiteness! Stunning!

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— a year ago

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Handpicked Wines

Collection Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

Smooth baby smooth! Very soft tannins, mint, and deep dark berries. — 2 years ago



NV Koremans Sanguincello | from handpicked bio lemons | Dutch limoncello — a year ago

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Château Clos L'Eglise

Pomerol Merlot - Cabernet Franc Blend 2008

Rich blackberry reduction with small tart blueberries, chamomile, dark toast with cinnamon dusting, baked plum and dried cherry. poppy, violet and truffle.
Red cherry near ripe, bing cherry, grainy tannins, sarsaparilla, unsweetened licorice, cracked oak, and clove. Festive and generous!

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— 2 years ago

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Spy Valley

Handpicked Single Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Another really good non-sb from NZ. Trampled lillies. Honeysuckle. Orange blossom. Its very floral nature is integrated well. Pollen. Lychee. Background of slate. Another to try aged. Lots of character- — 2 years ago

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