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Lloyd Brothers Shiraz Western Block 2 2021

This is the prestige release from the team with the fruit, from this wonderful vintage, coming from Block 2 on the Western Block of their McLaren Vale estate. The vineyard was planted in 1998 and fermentation is in open fermenters...
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Lloyd Brothers Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale 2022

Quality fruit from a top region and a great vintage. As they say in the classics, what is not to...
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Lloyd Brothers Hills & Coast Shiraz McLaren Vale 2022

A very dark maroon/purple colour here. The nose gives us concentrated notes of dried herbs, chocolate, plums, spices, coffee grinds,...
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Lloyd Brothers Pinot Noir Syrah Adelaide Hills 2022

An intriguing blend here, one which was quite popular many decades ago. 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Syrah, wines like...
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Lloyd Brothers Syrah Adelaide Hills 2022

An opaque magenta here, the nose reveals notes of warm earth, dark berries, cloves, leather, spices, chocolate and aniseed, there...
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Cerbaiona Santinovo 2020

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Dowie Doole The Banker Shiraz 2019

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Dowie Doole The Architect Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Xanadu Steven’s Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

This was quite a challenging season in many ways, being cooler and quite wet, yet when the fruit has been...
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Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2022

Product of the excellent, albeit quite small, ’22 vintage. Heady stuff on the nose with distinct pear and edgy lime...
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Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay 2022

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Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2021 This 2021 Cabernet Shiraz blend is beautifully pure and pristine with aromas of coca, mahogany, blackberry, fruit pastilles and toasted cloves with a veneer of vanillin oak. Young, and tightly crafted with a seamless mid weight palate radiating with dark cherry flavours laced with ironstone. Powdery tannins support a...
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Lloyd Brothers Western Block Reserve Shiraz Web

Lloyd Brothers Shiraz Western Block 2 2021

This is the prestige release from the team with the fruit, from this wonderful vintage, coming from Block 2 on the Western Block of their McLaren Vale estate. The vineyard was planted in 1998 and fermentation is in open fermenters...
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Lloyd Brothers Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale 2022

Quality fruit from a top region and a great vintage. As they say in the classics, what is not to...
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Lloyd Brothers Hills & Coast Shiraz McLaren Vale 2022

A very dark maroon/purple colour here. The nose gives us concentrated notes of dried herbs, chocolate, plums, spices, coffee grinds,...
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Lloyd Brothers Pinot Noir Syrah Adelaide Hills 2022

An intriguing blend here, one which was quite popular many decades ago. 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Syrah, wines like...
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Lloyd Brothers Syrah Adelaide Hills 2022

An opaque magenta here, the nose reveals notes of warm earth, dark berries, cloves, leather, spices, chocolate and aniseed, there...
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Lloyd Brothers Picpoul Prosecco 2023

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Lloyd Brothers Picpoul 2023

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The grapes for this wine come from the cool climate region of Orange in New South Wales, with the added...
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Kirrihill Regional Series Clare Cabernet 2022

The team selected fruit from several Cabernet sites in the Clare Valley which then underwent small batch fermentation for eight...
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Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

A different iteration of Central Otago Pinot Noir to the usual. The colour is less Otago bold and concentrated, coming in lighter hues of red. Offers confection-flecked aromas in musk joined by red berries, earth, black pepper and cassia bark....
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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

There’s an intriguing wildness here among the ripe, sweet fruit. Don’t you love it when there’s a hint of something...
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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago The Canyon Pinot Noir 2019

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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago Pinot Gris 2023

Gris in name but close your eyes and that scent, gee, it’s so Gewürz spicy it’s uncanny. High florals –...
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Forrest Marlborough Botrytised Riesling 2018

Opulent and sumptuous, there is something special about a top Botrytised Riesling. It’s all here in a feast for the...
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Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

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Forrest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Tempers old school Marlborough herbaceous-ness with some modern-style, ripe tropical fruit. The result is both nicely pungent and herbal with...
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Forrest Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

Picked ripe and it shows, with an immediate burst in sunny tropical fruit aromas in passionfruit, peach, mango, melon and...
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