This Month's Featured Wines
A new world gin inspired by the bounty of our antipodean flora. This unique gin combines botanicals from every Australian state and territory. Kakadu Plum (NT), Lemon Myrtle (Qld), Strawberry Gum (NSW), Mountain Pepper (ACT) Cinnamon Myrtle (VIC) Celery Top Pine (TAS), Wattle seed (SA) and Quandong (WA) – in a perfect blend. An extraordinary marriage of botanicals gathered by indigenous Australians and crafted at Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery. This Gin is batch distilled, hand made and rare! 700ml
McHenry's Distillery, Port Arthur, Tasmania
- $95.00 per bottle
Perfumed nose of rose petals, strawberry and stone fruits with notes of freshly baked pastries. Delicate strawberry flavours from the Pinot Noir and richer cherry from the Shiraz fill the mouth and bright crystalline acidity and a soft creamy finish leave it clean. Drink now or up to 2019. This rose is a blend of 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Shiraz.
James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion Rating: 91 points
Best's Wines, Victoria, Australia.
NOW $24.00 per bottle or 2 for $23.00
- $24.00 per bottle or $23.00 per bottle 2+
This wine has lifted aromas of honeydew melon and stone fruit with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has fresh fruit flavours of white peach and honeydew melon and a long line of fresh citrus acidity to balance. Time in oak and lees contact give this wine complexity and a creamy mouth feel.
The grapes for this wine were taken from Cockfighter’s Ghost vineyard in Broke, Hunter Valley. The fruit was harvested and immediately whole bunch pressed followed by cold settling. A portion was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to retain freshness and varietal character. The other portion was fermented in new, one and two year old French oak barriques and remained in oak for 8 months before being blended with the unoaked parcel
Cockfighter's Ghost, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
NOW $16.50 per bottle or buy a 6 pack for $95
- $16.50 per bottle or $95.00 per bottle 6+
This Gold Medal winning sparkler at the Royal Hobart Wine Show will have you celebrating in style! It's a superb drop with finesse and lovely green apple, citrus and honey toasty biscuit like characters.
Whole bunches of hand picked chardonnay and pinot noir are gently pressed to ensure delicate flavours. After primary fermentation the wine is tiraged with no malolactic fermentation and disgorged after 12 to 18 months on yeast lees to retain crisp, fresh flavours.
Relbia NV will further develop with bottle age to exhibit more savoury and complex characters, whilst retaining the crisp citrus driven fruit characters.
Serving suggestions: “Balmain Bugs” or Natural oysters.
GOLDS: 2012 Cowra Wine Show, 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show, 2012 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2012 National Cool Climate Wine Show, 2012 Rutherglen Wine Show
Relbia Estate, Relbia, Tasmania.
NOW $26.00 or $25.00 for 2 bottles or more
- $26.00 per bottle or $25.00 per bottle 2+
"Exuberant, refreshing, lively, delicious gooseberry/passionfruit aromas and flavours!
This wine was produced from 15 year old vines on our recently acquired neighbouring property, and it is a wonderful addition to our family of wines.
Our aim was to showcase the fruit purity of Wineglass Bay Sauvignon Blanc which is often described as reminiscent of Gooseberries, passionfruit and Lychees. We achieved this by harvesting very ripe fruit and slowly fermenting the settled juice in a temperature controlled tank.
Another aim was to provide some extra interest, by way of barrel fermenting 25% of the juice in 5 to 6 year old French Oak barriques. This does not make the wine obviously oaky, but does impart some barrel ferment texture and subtle complexity.
The result is quite a exuberant and lively wine with vibrant gooseberries, passionfruit and various other tropical fruits abounding. Similar flavours run through an elegant, harmonious, refreshing and subtly complex, crisp palate. It’s thoroughly enjoyable as a young wine for any occasion, but is also suitable for short term cellaring." - Freycinet VineyardFreycinet Vineyard, East Coast, Tasmania.
- $27.85 per bottle