This Month's Featured Wines
The Zdar label is the premium range of wines from Josef Chromy. The name Zdar is the Czech township that Josef Chromy originated from.
Ripe honeydew and hints of lemon barley combined with subtle toast and creamy vanilla from barrel stirring. A richly textured wine with flavours of ripe white peach, vanilla and toasted chestnut with seamlessly integrated French oak. A creamy, rounded palate with depth and complexity balanced with fresh crisp natural acid and a lingering finish. This Chardonnay is ready to enjoy now but the structure and natural cool climate acidity should enable confident cellaring until at least 2022. LIMITED STOCK.
Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia, Tasmania
- $72.00 per bottle
- A lovely fragrant nose of spice and oak. The palate is lightly structured, dark fruits and oak tannins meld together seemlessly. A lighter style of red with the Pinot Meunier giving an interesting twist to the palate profile. An alternative to those warm climate, big reds. (bottle image not available)
Iron Pot Bay, West Tamar, Tasmania.
- $35.20 per bottle
- Arneis is a variety that is enjoying rising popularity in both Australia and its home in Piedmont in Northern Italy, but this is the only one I know of in Tasmania. A light, bright wine with delicate floral, fresh pear and nutty marzipan aromas and flavours beautifully balanced around a fresh , minerally acid core, the finish mouthwateringly crisp, dry and deliciously more-ish. 5 bottles (Fabulous)
Graeme Phillips 'Sunday Tasmanian'Holm Oak Vineyard, West Tamar, Tasmania
- $23.00 per bottle
- Fully ripened Cabernet Sauvignon ( 55 %) and Merlot (4 5%) has produced a full bodied style with plenty of cool climate charm and elegance. The enticing aroma reveals a mixture of black currant and berry fruits with herbs, olives and cedar perfume. The vibrant palate is firm but elegant featuring liqueur cherries and plum fruits with some sweet oak/cedar characters derived from 18 months maturation in French oak casks. The finish is long and savoury , driven by trademark Cabernet tannins. Decanting and allowing the wine to breathe is recommended to bring out extra nuances of flavour and complexity. Beautiful cigar box perfume and smoothness will develop with cellaring over 10 to 20 years in a good cellar.
Freycinet Vineyard, East Coast, Tasmania
- $38.40 per bottle
- Bright colour; lemon curd, hazelnut and a suggestion of brioche; the palate is fine and fresh, with a refreshing backbone of chalky acidity; detail, freshness and length, working seamlessly together. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion.
Stefano Lubiana, Granton, Tasmania.
- $36.50 per bottle