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2015 A.Rodda Smiths Vineyard Beechworth Chardonnay  Australian chardonnay of the highest level here. Crafted by the 2015 'Young Gun of Wine' winner Adrian Rodda and sourced from the celebrated Smith's Vineyard (planted in 1978), this mesmerising chardonnay is tightly wound, multi-dimensional and powerful; with a wonderful minerally spine running through a palate of prodiguous length. Absolutely delicious and a steal at the price.   $39.95 per bottle

2015 A.Rodda Willow Lake Yarra Valley Chardonnay    "White peach, melon and grapefruit are backed by complex wild yeast and barrel fermentation providing the background of funk. Intense and superbly balanced, it drives on and on with grapefruit pith and the finest of acid lines" - James Halliday, 96 points $39.95 per bottle

2016 Cannibal Creek Chardonnay     A delicious follow up to the magnificent 2015 vintage; very much in the same mould; "Generous in the mouth, with sweet fruit galore, and clean acidity to finish. A lovely wine, bright and lively" - Huon Hooke, 92 points  $29.95 per bottle

2009 Chateau Doisy Daene Blanc Sec (Bordeaux)   A stunning wine that amply demonstrates how great white Bordeaux puts all Australian and New Zealand sauvignon blancs in the shade; "A superb nose of white peaches. On the pallet, it is mouth filling and complex, well balanced and elegant. A great success" - Le Figaro Club Vin, 92-94 points; "It has an extraordinarily fresh, jack-in-the-box nose with superb definition and minerality... The palate is extremely taut with racy acidity, fresh green apple, quite sharp, it really electrifies the mouth with white peach towards the delineated finish" - Robert Parker, 88-90 points; "Great length and finish" - Le Revue du Vin de France   $47.95 per bottle

2009 Chateau Gravas Sauternes (375ml)   Delicious Cru Bourgeois from the very good 2009 Sauternes vintage   $32.95 per bottle

2010 Chateau Magneau Blanc (Graves)   "Pure and racy, the pleasure is confirmed in the aromatic extension of the bouquet. Well balanced between roundness and vividness, it has a remarkable volume. This Graves reflects all the typicity of its terroir and it is perfectly vinified. Full, round and silky, with just enough nervousness" - Hachette, The French Wine Bibles; "Stylish and well made with plenty of fruit' - David Peppercorn MW; "A very successful, eco-friendly wine" - Le Revue du Vin de France, 90 points; "Very attractive with aromas of white peach, abundant fruit and good acidity" - Stepehen Brook, The Complete Bordeaux   $24.95 per bottle

2016 Crawford River Riesling   "A wine that stops you in your tracks for it has intensity of flavour yet feels effortless. The silk thread of acidity down the middle keeping the fine palate in place right through to a finish that is luxuriously long" - James Halliday, 96 points   $39.95 per bottle 

2016 Crawford River Young Vines Riesling  "Beautiful bouquet. Bitter lemon and tonic to taste. Zesty tug of acidity drags long through the juicy palate, finishes with a mouthwatering slightly herbal twist. Feels jolted alive with zinging mineral character, so thirst crushing and yet elegant and driven. It's superb riesling" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points; James Halliday - 95 points; "It's intense yet also subtle, with a tickle of sweetness resulting in impeccable balance" - Huon Hooke, 96 points;    $28.95 per bottle 

2016 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc   $24.95 per bottle  

2015 Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay    TOP BEECHWOTH CHARDONNAY at the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge - 95 points; A top class chardonnay by any standard, it is beautifully crafted and composed, with wonderful varietal expression of white stone fruits, the balance of fruit and oak impeccable  $36.50 per bottle

2014 Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay    Runner-up in the 2015 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge: Margaret River Regional Winner and 97 points (the second highest pointed wine in the Challenge); "Chardonnay to blind the weary drivers. Nothing else can set fire to this glass. Score is irrelevant. This wine is wonderful. Flavour and funk. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, white peach, pear. Struck match notes scorch over pristine, mouthwatering fruit. Length. Poise. Precision" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points; "The fruit density is very good, even though the alcohol is restrained, and layered complexity is achieved with ease, tangy grapefruit leading green apple, white peach and pear" - James Halliday, 95 points  $49.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay    "What a belter. Phwoar. Parisian almond, lemon rind, grapefruit juice, faint wet slate notes. Saline tang to acidity, some light creaminess of savoury nuttiness though the mainstay is a core of blisteringly fresh tart fruit flavour underlying. Incredible velocity and freshness, character, complexity, nerviness. Beautiful, super thing" - Mike Bennie, 95+ points   $49.50 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay    "Light creaminess, has a fuller figure yet that's all corseted together with chalky puffs of 'mineral' feel and the belt of green mango acidity. Generous flavours, you could say, certainly stains the palate well, perhaps needing some time to all come together completely. Still, has mojo. Good chardonnay here" - Mike Bennie, 93+ points   $49.50 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay    "Palate is ample, juicy, almost fleshy but for the licks of minerally tartness of acidity. Has some white chocolate notes, almost the texture of just melted chocolate bar, soft and long, stains the palate gently, the finish perky and fresh. It's one of those lip-licking, moreish chardonnays, and will be hard to put down. Yep" - Mike Bennie, 94 points   $49.50 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay    "Stellar new release. Chardonnay looks tops from 2017... Clatters through the palate, lively and refreshing, shows some leesy nuttiness, cool acidity staying perky and alert through the wine. Finishes with incredible velocity of acidity, tart and citrus rind feeling, with a faint stain of malty-nougat stuff. Live wire, interesting, good" - Mike Bennie, 94 points   $49.50 per bottle

2015 Henty Estate Chardonnay    "Given the cost of growing the grapes and the French oak, and the quality of the wine, the price borders on the unbelievable. It is classic ultra-cool-grown style, pink grapefruit the key" - James Halliday, 95 points  $26.50 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay   "It has obvious complexity, and the extra length that the best Yarra Valley chardonnays have compared to that of other regions. Grapefruit juice, zest and pith are the anchor of the flavour, and also build the trajectory of the wine through to the finish" - James Halliday, 96 points & Special Value Wine; "It's subdued, nutty and savoury, yet pure of fruit too - like a flower waiting to open - tight grapefruity acidity, flinty texture and a cool almond and aniseed finish of impeccable length. Beautiful wine. Finesse, charm and fine tailoring all the way. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and you'll be rewarded handsomely" - The Wine Front, 95+ points;  $44.95 per bottle

2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "It has length and flavour, and feels open for play straight away, though showed even better the next day. Like this a lot. Touch and go for 94 points" - Gary Walsh, 93+ points  $21.95 per bottle

2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Gris   "I'm putting it out there: this could be the best Pinot Gris in Australia... almost savoury to taste, with the cool acidity and pear, along with a peach tea-like refreshment. Perfect from front to back, complex and packed with personality. Hats off. Flat out delicious. This is how you make Pinot Gris" - The Wine Front, 96 points    $22.95 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay  "This is flat out sensational chardonnay. So cool. So pure. So seamless... Fresh and precise on an energetic finish of superb length. All just so. Straight to the pool room" - Gary Walsh, 96 points  $59.95 per bottle

2013 Jones Road Nepean Reserve Chardonnay  "A selection of the best estate-grown chardonnay, with only 400 dozen made" - James Halliday, 97 points  $39.95 per bottle

2013 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "This has to be one of the most delightfully restrained and elegant of any Leeuwin chardonnay I can recall. It is also one of the very best. Everything has come together so perfectly with a mix of creamy stone fruit, roasted cashew and that distinctive grapefruit. The power and lingering intensity are something else. A super wine" - Ray Jordan, 97 points; "Elegant and graceful... Everything is precise and supple, with a juicy touch on the epic finish" - Wine Spectator, 96 points  $84.95 per bottle

2016 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Chardonnay  "Attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery has paid dividends: this combines elegance and intensity, balance and length. White peach and citrussy acidity soar on the finish, imprinting themselves permanently on the very long palate and aftertaste. All class" - James Halliday, 95 points; "$30 is rarely 'value' territory but this is excellent buying, even at that price. It just gets the pitch right. Lemon curd, marzipan, white peach and smoky oak characters sit hand-in-glove in the best of ways. The finish is slightly chalky; entirely positive. Lovely chardonnay" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points  $24.95 per bottle

2013 Lightfoot & Sons Single Block Chardonnay  "This wine comes from a block within a single vineyard planted to the Dijon clone 96; wild yeast-fermented and matured in French oak, only 100 dozen made. It is a beautiful wine, full of the delicious white peach fruit, tempered by citrussy acidity, that this clone gives; the oak handling has been perfectly judged" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Excellent concentration of flavour. No lack of style. Green melon, white peach, a wealth of seductive/creamy oak, and a bit of dazzle dazzle to the finish. Gorgeous" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points  $42.95 per bottle

2014 Maxwell Four Roads Old Vine Grenache    "More substance and darker fruit characters than you might normally expect of the variety. Shots of aniseed and blackberry. Brighter raspberried notes break like sunshine out through the edges, casting a glow. This is grenache in a nice place"- James Halliday, 93 points; "Red-coloured but the heart is dark with liquorice and black cherried/berried flavour. Bright, sweet raspberry of course pipes up too. Firm-ish tannin. Feels complete. Tastes very good" - The Wine Front, 92 points   $22.95 per bottle

2016 Mount Horrocks Riesling  "This is a stunning riesling. So dry, so slatey, so well fruited, so charming and so long. It's Clare to its back teeth. Lemon-lime, florals, spice and that characteristic bath salts character. The purity and the sheer deliciousness of the citrus flavours on offer here deserve a mention in the dictionary beside the word: gorgeous" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points  $29.95 per bottle

2015 Narkoojee Lily Grace Chardonnay     "It uncoils sinuously in the mouth, the fruit profile changes through white peach, nectarine and grapefruit in a seamless stream, the natural acidity giving it a major X-factor. This is a truly lovely chardonnay" - James Halliday, 96 points  $26.95 per bottle

2015 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay     "Intense grapefruit/white peach/melon aromas and flavours drive through the palate in a chariot of natural acidity, making French oak an incidental extra. When Tumbarumba has a good (ie dry) vintage, everything falls into place" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Tumbarumba Chardonnay in all its glory... This is a power-packed release. Grapefruit and toasty characters surge through the palate. Elements of funk, but in check. White peach: ripe, fleshy, controlled. Roasted, toasty, nutty aftertaste. Beautiful length. Beautiful balance. Beautiful chardonnay" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points   $38.95 per bottle

2015 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay     "A whirlwind of a wine... . This is really elemental, pared back and restrained - an infant of a wine with much to come in time. The palate has a core of very pure, deep-set, citrus-focused fruit that's really focused around grapefruit... It's also gently grippy, nicely layered and very long. There's measure and restraint for all the richness; it's a cleverly composed iteration of an outstanding Adelaide Hills vintage. Give this until 2019 to build in bottle. It's an outstanding wine" - James Suckling, 98 points; Over the past 10 years this wine has (I suspect) won more gold medals than any other Australian chardonnay... the magic lies in the fruit and ultimately barrel selection, and I can see no reason why this thrilling wine won't add to its medal collection. It has a diamond-like intensity and purity to the fruit flavours, natural acidity and new French oak observers from the wings" - James Halliday, 97 points; "The palate is tight and refined, reserved and delicate, subtle and barely ready to approach. It's a baby. Taut and nervy; amazing youth" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $84.50 per bottle

2015 Portsea Estate Chardonnay     A powerhouse of a chardonnay; intense, ripe stone fruits flavours are at the core of a complex palate that is underpinned by firm, natural acidity. The wine has exceptional mouthfeel, drive and length   $32.50 per bottle

2016 Seppelt Drumborg Riesling    "A ravishing wine... This has it all, bringing finesse and luxuriant varietal character onto the table at the first moment of the bouquet and of the palate. It is literally loaded with power in the fashion of a fine, dry Rheingau riesling. It is utterly irresistible now, and will become even more so with extended cellaring - James Halliday, 97 points; "Scintillating wine. Crystalline in texture, delicate, threaded through the eye of a needle style, but intense, frisky in its course across the palate, so limey-zesty and fresh, mineral charged and breathtaking" - Mike Bennie, 94 points  $34.95 per bottle

2015 Seville Estate Chardonnay  BEST WINE IN SHOW - 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show; TOP YARRA VALLEY CHARDONNAY at the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge- 97 points; BEST YOUNG WHITE WINE - 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards; "The fruit profile is much tighter, the length greater, the flavours more intense and longer. Clearly barrelfermented, not so much from the point of view of flavour as mouthfeel. It really sings" - James Halliday, 96 points; "This wine is very similar to the Reserve, which makes it brilliant value for money. There's a complex hint of struck match to the white peach nose, and the intense, long palate is beautifully textured, finishing with great fruit drive. Be quick. It will sell out in a short time" - Winewise, Outstanding *****   $32.50 per bottle

2015 Singlefile Porongurup Riesling     "Minerally acidity forms the backdrop for a wine of great fruit intensity and persistence, citrus in the vanguard, a wisp of fresh-cut apple in the rear. Top stuff" - James Halliday, 95 points    $22.95 per bottle

2015 Sons of Eden Freya Riesling   "Intensely focused and equally long on the palate and aftertaste; lime zest and juice has the electrifying acidity marking the quality of the wine now and into the future" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Big Corey Ryan reckons it's one of the best they've made. Beautiful pure and pretty thing this is... Delivers juicy fruit flavour with a superb clean core of acidity, the lightest of fine chalky texture and a very long finish tweaked with ruby red grapefruit freshness. Great to drink now, but no hurry of course"- The Wine Front, 95 points  $19.95 per bottle

2014 Starborough Marlborough Pinot Gris   "The palate is elegant in proportion with bright and intense flavours of white florals and white stonefruits. The mouthfeel is fine-featured and enlivened by refreshing, lacy acidity. This has good linearity and a driven core that leads to a long, sustained finish with rich fruit and exotic floral, and refreshing herbal nuances. This is an elegant, focussed and pure dry Pinot Gris with subtle florals and stonefruit flavours" - Raymond Chan, 18.0 points out of 20 ****   $24.95 per bottle

2015 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay    "A fragrant and pure bouquet leads into a supremely elegant, understated palate that departs from Mornington Peninsula orthodoxy by preventing mlf and relying on natural acidity, steps that will underwrite the longevity of the wine" - James Halliday, 96 points   $39.95 per bottle

 

RED WINES

2015 Abel's Tempest Pinot Noir    "An aromatic bouquet with cherry and plum fruits coupled with spicy nuances, the medium-bodied palate flavours following on directly from the bouquet; excellent persistence of the fruit, line, length and balance tick all the boxes. Tasmania is as Tasmania does" - James Halliday, 95 points      $27.95 per bottle

2015 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir    "Everything a young vine Pinot Noir should be - fresher, lighter, more accessible... The fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruits are fresh, vibrant, ripe and bright, with nuances of fresh herbs. This has wonderful primary fruit lift and fragrance. On palate just so juicy and succulent, with plush and vibrant dark red cherry and berry fruits... The wine has linearity and seriousness at the core. But it is just delicious" - Raymond Chan, 18.5+ points out of 20; "New Zealand's best-value pinot noir, hands down... The really pure red cherry and boysenberry pinot fruits come complete with a subtle twist of spice and are evenly ripened and nicely caught. The palate has a gently rainy tannin texture and some bright and tart cherry fruits. Nice and juicy, super bright, upbeat and fresh" - Nick Stock, 93 points      $29.95 per bottle

2015 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir  "Medium-full bodied, the palate features rich and succulently sweet flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruits along with black fruits lifted by dark-red and violet florals and subtle notes of dark herbs. Suggestions of spice and oak emerge. The flavours are beautifully precise, detailed and harmoniously balanced, and the mouthfeel very supple and fine-textured with flowery tannin extraction. The acidity is integrated and provides vitality for the refined core and line. The wine flows seamlessly to a long and sustained, complete finish. This is a beautifully rich and multi layered and detailed Pinot Noir of precision and harmony, with succulently sweet fruit and refined structure, enabling accessibility, and showing completeness" - Raymond Chan, 19.5+ points out of 20   $76.95 per bottle

2013 Balnarring Vineyard Pinot Noir    Kathleen Quealy's single vineyard pinot from the wonderful 2013 Mornington Peninsula vintage is a captivating example of the variety. A truly delicious pinot, with wonderful red fruit aromas that lead into a silky, feminine palate of great finesse. Gorgeous with duck; "A complex bouquet ranges through plum, cherry, spice and briar aromas; these characters likewise drive the long, gently savoury palate, the balance very good" - James Halliday, 94 points    $29.95 per bottle  

2012 Bannock Brae Goldfields Central Otago Pinot Noir    "This favoured site on Cairnmuir Road in Bannockburn has delivered yet another pinot of distinction. Smelling it is a pleasure - forest floor, dried herb and dark plum all come through. In the mouth it is juicy with lovely fresh acidity and tapers to a long fine finish" - Cuisine Wine ****(*) ; "Medium-full bodied, soft and restrained flavours of red fruits and aromatic florals unfold spices, earth and cedary oak. The palate is supported by a fine-grained tannin line with good drive and energy" - Raymond Chan, 17.5 points out of 20    $32.95 per bottle  

2016 Bannockburn 1314 A.D. Pinot Noir    This the most interesting and complex pinot I've tasted for under $30. Dark cherry fruit, spice and sap combine to make-up a lip smacking pinot that is moreish and easy to drink; "You would be hard pressed to find a better value for money Pinot, the 1314 release is made in similar style to the Estate wine with definitive whole bunch character (20%), lip smakingly expressive fruit and oak treatment that you rarely find on a wine sub $30... The 1314 is still a well kept secret, it's worth hunting some down" - Winereviewer.com.au, 94 points; "Stylistically, this taps into the very best of the Bannockburn styles, with still the same sappy, ripe and very Pinoty nose. This is Geelong Pinot mate, and it smells unlike Burgundy (terroir at work). Importantly, this has a length of sappy, almost stewed (but not in an overripe sense) fruit, and some late bitterness for backbone. The stems are there, but so is that fruit too, in a not-delicate-but-delicious style. I've tasted a bit of Burgundy recently, and know that if you slipped this into a blind lineup of village level wines, it would smash many... Substantial wine for the dollars. Would I buy it? Yes" - Australian Wine Review, 93 points    $27.95 per bottle  

2015 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir     "Long, gentle and fine-grained, this deeply floral young pinot has a brightly perfume of red cherries, blood plums, redcurrants, musky spices and fiery, earthy undertones. It's pristine and evenly paced, with a fleshy, sweet fruited and almost fatty palate" - Jeremy Oliver, 95 points; "Medium bodied at most, sappy and animated, redcurrant and pomegranate, fine burr of kitten's tongue tannin, pleasing sense of delicacy, and pretty fine length. Delicious" - Gary Walsh, 94+ points  $74.95 per bottle

2015 Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir    "It's full-bodied and dense, high-extract, loaded with tannin and lush in spicy flavour. The fruit is lavish as are the tannins. A wholly impressive pinot, which will surely soar in a high trajectory over the next few years. The density, concentration and fleshy extract are mightily impressive, as is the prodigious length" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "A true Australian grand cru pinot, seamlessly weaving red berry and cherry fruit through floral, spicy, foresty complexities and perfectly applied oak. Soft, finely structured, silky, poised and lingering in the mouth. Superb" - Ralph Kyte-Powell, 97 points; "So sure-footed and confident, it almost has a swagger. Cherry, sweet cinnamon and cedar oak, dried flowers, a little earthy bass. Medium bodied, silky and precise, with delectable savoury and fruit sweet switching, layered and complex already, laced up tight with ultra-fine pixel tannin, and long smashed strawberry and spice finish. A delight. Really needs a few years" - Gary Walsh, 96 points; "Long and stylish, with a spicy, gamey fragrance of red cherries, redcurrants, minerals and cola backed by nuances of dried herbs and cedary oak, this medium to full-bodied pinot is laced with scents of red flowers and stony, earthy undertones. It's supple and sappy but piercingly intense, with penetrative flavours of small red berries and cherries supported by a firmish spine of fine, powdery tannins, finishing with lively acids and a hint of mineral" - Jeremy Oliver, 95 points    $210.00 per bottle

2014 Bests Family Thomson Shiraz    JAMES HALLIDAY WINE OF THE YEAR 2017: "This is a ravishing wine with a velvet and satin mouthfeel, and a rainbow of black, purple and blue fruits. Supple tannins are somewhere in the mix, likewise French oak, but don't bother dissecting what is an exquisite wine. As a point of principle, I'm not going to give 100 points for a table wine, but if I were, this would get the nod. Drink by 2054" - James Halliday, 99 points  $345.00 per bottle

2015 Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Geelong Shiraz      "A shiraz with great flavour, texture, intensity and complexity. Its length and balance are also of a high order. Red and black cherry, spice, licorice and espresso coffee join with the tannins and oak of a great win" - James Halliday, 96 points    $29.95 per bottle

2014 Buckshot Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz  A brilliant follow-up to the all conquering 2013 vintage. An extremely compelling wine for the moderate price, the medium-bodied palate with exceptional balance and length. Blackberry, licorice, chocolate and earthy flavours meld beautifully together with the oak and tannins; lovely mouthfeel and texture complete a very harmonious package  $27.95 per bottle

2015 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir    "The palate is fruit-sweet and succulent, deliciously flavoured and lush, with softness and charm to burn. An utterly gorgeous wine. Long finish - real concentration. Balance and texture are its highlights" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "Finesse to the max. Svelte, elegance, understated. Delicious, moreish fruit, spice and mineral flavours. Wonderful lingering flavours and aromas. Idiosyncratic in the best possible sense. This is an outstanding wine" - Mike Bennie, 95 points     $74.95 per bottle

2015 By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir    "The palate is profound, powerful and concentrated, with a fleshy softness that is delicious. A lovely wine with a big future. Great structure and power. Magnificent now but cellar a year or two for best results" - Huon Hooke, 98 points; "Deeply coloured, depth and savoury complexity the cornerstones of great pinots. Spices from an Arabian bazaar intermingle sinuously with vibrant berry fruits, a skein of refreshing acidity adding another dimension to a wine that continuously draws saliva from the mouth. It is already a complete wine, its future measured in decades, not years" - James Halliday, 97 points; "Brilliant release from the Geelong stalwart... Evocative scents from the glass, takes you to butcher's shops and florists. Soft in the palate, spreads on sheets of fine tannin, mouthwatering acidity, spritely to finish. A quilt caught on the line in a southerly wind. Beautiful sweet-sour-savoury fruit flavours, pitch perfect spice and herbal nuance. Unreal feel here, so unique in its way. Savour it" - Mike Bennie, 95 points     $74.95 per bottle

2014 By Farr Shiraz     "A very elegant shiraz reflecting its modest alcohol, the moderating effect of viognier, and gentle winemaking extraction. Spicy red fruits are already supple, and the balance of oak and tannins can't be faulted. Shortly put, it could be drunk tomorrow. Drink by 2039" - James Halliday, 96 points     $58.95 per bottle

2009 Cahoots Barossa Valley Shiraz       Produced by the formidable team of Corey Ryan and Simon Cowhan (the winemaker and viticulturist behind the Sons of Eden venture); A ripper of a Barosssa shiraz with elegance and power seamlessly combined. Ripe, lush and intensely focussed black fruits on the full-bodied palate have great depth and complexity for such a modestly priced shiraz. Wonderful value. Back-up the truck     $18.95 per bottle

2012 Cantina del Brichetto Franco Rocca 'Albesani', Barbaresco DOCG       $84.95 per bottle

2013 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah    "The aromatics have real intensity and penetrating depth... the palate exudes sheer elegance and proportion, with finely concentrated, tightly bound, ripe blackberry fruit flavours. Waves of spices, black pepper and violet florals unfold, adding detail. The mouthfeel is lively, vibrant and poised with fine, lacy acidity, and the wine flows with energy and tension. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained, satin-like tannins, balancing the fruit sweetness, and carrying through to a very long, concentrated, elegant finish of spices, florals and pepper. This is a beautifully elegant, concentrated, black-fruited Syrah with finesse, vitality and refined structure" - Raymond Chan, 19.5+ points out of 20; "Craggy Range's flagship wine from a vintage that has been hailed as 'once in a lifetime'. Dense but not a heavy wine, lithe rather than blockbuster... A truly classic Le Sol" - Bob Campbell MW, 98 points; "Brooding sweet black cherry and blackberry fruit nose... The palate shows sweet fruit, a taut presence and stylish spicy notes, together with a bit of pepper and well handled oak. A superb effort that on day 2 picks up some intensity and fleshiness. An exciting wine" - Jamie Goode, 94 points    $99.95 per bottle

2013 Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc    "Rich and concentrated, this is nearly massive in its density and body, the fruit flavours filling the palate, showing succulent dark plums, liquorice as well as pepper, soy sauce and Oriental spices. The extraction is serious, and provides a powerful structure, yet the tannins are fine and powdery. The wine features incredible tension and freshness from the acidity, and the palate has great length" - Raymond Chan, 20.0 points out of 20 (PERFECT SCORE!); "A complex array of flavours on the palate including plum, dark berry, chocolate, spice and a hint of violet. Gorgeous wine with plenty of weight, a silken texture and real energy. Will be very long-lived" - Bob Campbell MW, 98 points; " A fine-grained wine. It's as if it's been deep-etched with a fine tip. It's powerfully built, minerally, chocolatey, sluiced with gravel and blackcurrant, and lifted by a variety of florals... Sophia always smells of money; this release does too, but the cash hangs out the top of the wallet, rather than being flashed around... A long termer, without question" - Campbell Mattinson, 95+ points; "The palate has superbly balanced sweet cherries and black fruits. It has presence and concentration but it's also quite understated, with fine-grained tannins and a fresh, dynamic personality. So fine, this has massive potential" - Jamie Goode, 95 points     $79.95 per bottle

2014 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir      "An alluring wine, with a plush and delicious mid-palate and a friendly, open nature. Fine tannins provide a gentle, supporting framework and oak and acidity are perfectly integrated. It is a wine of intense aromatic appeal and finesse, with excellent pinosity and presence" - Toni Paterson MW, 95 points & Wine of the Week   $47.50 per bottle

2015 Curly Flat Pinot Noir    "It's the sternest, crunchiest, most brooding Curly Flat Pinot Noir I can recall. It's routinely a wine of heft, and cellarworthinecs, but this release is a rock. Tannin, acid, fruit and oak all combine to powerful effect. It's simultaneously slippery smooth, creamy in fact, and surly; it's like an approaching cold front: beautiful, intense, intimidating" - The Wine Front, 95 points"    $49.95 per bottle

2010 Dog Ridge 'The Pup' Cabernet Merlot      Sensational value for the price... dense, dark berry fruits flood the palate... long, dusty smoke finish, lovely texture and juicy mouthfeel contribute to a fleshy and mouthfilling wine that has universal appeal. Silky smooth and moreish.    $16.50 per bottle

2014 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir  "This has a bold, voluminous, aromatic nose with red fruits, subtle herbal and whole bunch aromas, all quite in context and balance, lovely floral detail and emerging undergrowth complexities. Rich and lush on palate, the red fruit flavours are sweet and juicy. Bright acidity lifts the fruitiness and enlivens the mouthfeel. This is supple and elegant with its richness. Quite exuberant for its relatively stylish and elegant size" - Raymond Chan, 19.5- points out of 20; "A little reticent and broody at this youthful stage, with faint notes of pomegranate, red cherries and raspberry leaves plus a touch of forest floor. Light to medium-bodied, it offers restrained red berry, floral and earth laced flavors with very finely grainy, silky tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with great length" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 93+ points  $115.00 per bottle

2015 Felton Road Pinot Noir   $64.95 per bottle

2009 Georges Block 1 Clare Valley Shiraz     ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING VALUE. Single Vineyard shiraz from the five acre Block 1 planting ; the full flavoured palate is an exercise in controlled generosity; long, intense, lingering black fruit flavours... the French oak perfectly judged   $18.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir    "Acid driven, light and fragrant style, has that sense of sleekness from fine pinot tannins yet is tightly wound, coiled and precise as it rolls through the palate... Balanced, lithe, very finely wrought. Such elegance, and, importantly, incredible sense of energy in the wine. Now we can use the word outstanding" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 96+ points     $57.95 per bottle   

2017 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir    "Sets itself off on a darker, fuller path for pinot. Plush in the palate, dark chocolate and amaro, red berries, fine bitterness to finish with a smudge more bitter-dark chocolate. Mouthwatering, hunger-setting stuff. Fuller figured here. Breathy even. Nice though. Real nice. The 'generous one'" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 93 points     $57.95 per bottle   

2017 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir    "Sets itself off on a darker, fuller path for pinot. Plush in the palate, dark chocolate and amaro, red berries, fine bitterness to finish with a smudge more bitter-dark chocolate. Mouthwatering, hunger-setting stuff. Fuller figured here. Breathy even. Nice though. Real nice. The 'generous one'" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 93 points     $57.95 per bottle   

2012 Glenwillow Vineyard Bendigo Shiraz  Trophy for Best Shiraz 2012 at the prestigious 2014 Concours des Vins de Victoria. Incredibly smooth and supple for such a young wine, the medium bodied palate offers all the richness one expects from a high quality Bendigo shiraz, yet with great elegance; "A full-bodied and rich wine with blackberry/plum engaged in a battle with French oak, tannins applauding from the sideline; thevery good colour and depth to the fruit bode very well for the future" - James Halliday, 95 points    $27.95 per bottle

2012 Greystone Waipara Pinot Noir    BEST NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR; "Opulent and powerful" - Judges at 2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards; 2013 - Air New Zealand Wine Awards; "Silken-textured pinot noir with dark cherry, black-fleshed plum, subtle spice and nutty oak flavours. Elegant, ethereal wine showing surprising power and length. Distinctive and appealing" - Gourmet Traveller Wine, 96 points; "Medium-full bodied, well-concentrated flavours of red and black fruits unfold layers of complex savoury dark herb and earthy nuances entwined with sweet aromatic floral notes. The mouthfeel shows a dense core that unfolds smoothly with a seamless flow, and the palate is supported by fine-grained, supple tannin extraction. The richness and fruit sweetness is enlivened by fine acidity, and the flavours lead to a very long, sustained finish of savoury dark berry fruits. This is a richly concentrated, complex-nuanced, seamless Pinot Noir" - Raymond Chan, 19.0 points out of 20; "This is the wine that was awarded the Trophy for best pinot noir in last year's Air NZ judging - a correctly awarded Trophy if ever there was one... Bouquet epitomises what the grape variety pinot noir is all about, sweet haunting even caressing florals touching on violets, roses and boronia, then clear cherry fruit and gentle near-invisible oak. Palate emphasises the caressing thought, soft, velvety, seductive even... The fruit ripeness is pinpoint, red grading to black cherry with attractive acid balance. Total style is unarguably Cote de Nuits, and this wine is a real charmer. It is so rich that the fruit sweetness continues right through to the tail, and the wine thus seems sweet to the finish... in both practical terms and classical European analysis terms this Greystone is for the moment the definitive New Zealand pinot noir" - Geoff Kelly, 18.5+ points out of 20; "Wonderfully attractive aromatics - fruity yet funky in an exciting and evocative way. Full bodied and creamy with black cherries and rose petals underpinned by a deep earthy savouriness and tannins that are remarkably silky and fine. Such a gorgeous texture to this wine" - Sue Courtney, www.wineoftheweek.com    $36.95 per bottle   

2014 Grove Estate Cellar Block Shiraz Viognier    Awarded the Peter Robertson Trophy for the HILLTOPS WINE OF THE YEAR at the 2015 Hilltops Wine Awards; The judges comments were: "This is a delightfully perfumed wine showing an aromatic combination of red fruits, spices and black pepper. The palate is long and opulent, balanced with fine tannins. A gorgeous wine"     $29.95 per bottle

2012 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz   "This is a blue-blood aristocratic shiraz, certain in its supreme power, length and balance, and not going out to prove anything. If anyone doubts its quality now, the scales will fall from their eyes over the decades ahead, as it will be recognised by all and sundry as one of the greatest Mount Edelstones" - James Halliday, 98 points; "It’s a veritable smörgåsbord of flavours... Medium to full bodied, lashings of fine grained powdery tannin and ripe but fresh mixed berry fruit with a briny savoury edge. It’s a quiet storm of a wine, rolling through the mouth without too much noise and flashing, just confidently doing its thing without much of a care. Rumbles long into the distance after you swallow. As far as Mount Edelstones go, it’s a pretty bloody good one" - The Wine Front, 96 points    $185.00 per bottle

2012 Hennings Heathcote Shiraz      A high quality package with multi-layered palate, long finish and fine-grained tannins - Outstanding value for an archetypal Heathcote Shiraz    $26.95 per bottle

2012 Henty Estate Shiraz    "Glorious crimson-purple colour, the bouquet and medium-bodied palate filled with spicy black fruits; the silky mouthfeel and length of the flavours are exceptional. Great bargain" - James Halliday, 96 points  $29.95 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Pinot Noir    "The bouquet is gloriously fragrant and flowery, the red and blue fruits immediately picked up by the palate which then moves on with its vibrant spicy whole bunch notes adding more layers to its seemingly endless finish" - James Halliday, 97 points & Special Value Wine; "This has clarity, precision and fairly glides through the palate. Red cherry, raspberry, dried roses, fine spicy biscuitty oak, clean earthiness, and almost a liquorice root succulence too, but throughout its signature is restraint and subdued power. Ultra-fine tannin shapes the wine surely like the firm stroke of an emery board, the acidity so pure and clean, and the finish long, crisply ironed and perfumed" - The Wine Front, 96+ points; "The wine is rich and fruit-sweet, ripe and concentrated with generous black cherry flavours, which are not that detailed as yet. It needs time to show its best, and has great potential" - Huon Hooke, 96 points   $55.00 per bottle

2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir    "Hoddles Creek probably about the best $20 you can spend on Australian Pinot Noir. It's almost ludicrous... Light to medium bodied, fine sweep of emery board tannin, fine acidity, delicate flavour, bright and fine boned, with no annoying sweet and sour flavours, and a firm insistently tannic finish. Serious Pinot satisfaction here" - Gary Walsh, 93 points; "The bouquet is meaty, charcuterie and dark cherry-like, the palate similar with intense, refined, penetrative flavour and good length. Lovely pinot and great value" - Huon Hooke, 92 points   $21.95 per bottle

2012 Kiritea Martinborough Pinot Noir  An absolute steal for the price, stands up tall against much more expensive pinot noirs from Martinborough; "From fruit grown out on Te Muna Road, this has a wealth of dark fruits and saffron, mocha and chocolate. Quite an exotic-smelling pinot here and quite lifted" - Nick Stock  $24.95 per bottle   

2016 Koltz Dog Day Shiraz    "Medium bodied, rich blueberry with some dried herb, tanin sits in the wine nicely, fresh and spicy finish of clean length and lip smacking satisfaction. Vibrant and almost fresh-faced expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz" - The Wine Front, 93 points  $19.95 per bottle

2014 Koltz The Pagan Shiraz    "Suspense be damned, I rated it Excellent+++. I'm always a little hesitant to rate a wine that highly, it leaves no room if I think a future vintage/wine is better. What I can say, with less hesitation, is that the 2014 Pagan leaves me unable to imagine how a wine could actually be any better... Ironstone, cedar, star anise and a hint of cloves by day 3. A wonderful earthy savoury character around a balanced complex fruit core, the morello acid is still there but blending in so well you really only find it bobbing up occasionally in those big flavour waves... It's actually a hard wine to describe well, yes it's big, and yes it's a sipping wine, but it just gently rocks you, and reminds you life is very, very good" - Gavin Scarman, Excellent+++  $49.95 per bottle

2016 Koltz The Wizard Shiraz    $37.95 per bottle

2014 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon     MULTI GOLD MEDAL WINNER, including the 2016 National Wine Show; "The bouquet fresh and clean, bright and perfectly ripe with outstanding cabernet aromas. The wine is full-bodied and rich, concentrated and deep, with bright, superbly turned-out flavour and structure. Long, long carry. It has the makings of a superb bottle of wine when mature" - Huon Hooke, 95 points; "Magnificent producer from Langhorne Creek... This comes from 45-year-old cabernet sauvignon vines... Deep, brooding, choc-raspberry, dark chocolate oak, gum leaf and pepper scented wine. Such a smooth ride to taste, inky in its concentration but never overwhelming the palate. Very fine tannins conspire with herb-kissed dark fruits, lifted on fresh acidity and finishing soft and slightly smudged (in the best possible way). Hedonistic, without staining the palate beyond repeat drinking. Very well done" - Mike Bennie, 92 points     $19.95 per bottle

2016 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir    "This complex vinification has resulted in a very complex pinot, with red and purple fruits, abundant spices and savoury/earthy fine-grained tannins. This in turn leads to good length and texture" - James Halliday, 94 points; "This Gippsland vineyard clearly grows good pinot noir. The complexity is there. It just needs time to build and grow and mature... If you cast a wide net you'll reel in a wide variety of flavours and scents. Plenty of tang. Assorted goings on. It's like flicking through a pinot diary" - Campbell Mattinson, 91+ points   $24.95 per bottle

2015 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Shiraz     The bouquet is positively fragrant with red fruits and spices, the elegant light to medium-bodied palate a silk tapestry of red and purple fruits, superfine but persistent tannins and perfectly balanced and integrated French oak. A lovely shiraz for pinot noir devotees looking to the occasional alternative" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Here's one for the ultra savvy 'cool climate shiraz brigade'. All power to them. This has plenty of get-up-and-go. It's aflame with white pepper and leafy spice, both the nose and the palate bursting to show their savoury wares. The fruit comes ripe, well polished and svelte; it tastes of assorted berries and plums, garden herbs and woodsmoke, the perfect complement to the pops of spice. Tannin is then supple and well-formed. It's not a big wine, naturally, but it refuses to be easily dismissed. It's pretty with personality. This is a goodun" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points    $24.95 per bottle

2014 Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir    RANKED NUMBER OUT OF MORE THAN 170 PINOT NOIRS FROM ACROSS NEW ZEALAND - Decanter Magazine, 96 points (Outstanding); TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT NOIR - Sydney International Wine Competition 2016; "A mightily impressive and complex Pinot in an admirably understated, fresh and vivid cool-climate style. Gloriously bright with wonderful farmyard nuances and a distinct mushroom edge. Complex, savoury layers. Truly beautiful. Generous without being rich, and stylish without being showy - Phillip Tuck MW, 96 points; "An intensely perfumed, succulent wine... Very supple texture. The distinctly silky texture is a hallmark of this sub-region" - Christine Parkinson, 96 points; "Lovely cool-climate fruit - fresh and vivid. Very pure with unforced concentration. Fantastic complexity with great length" - Melanie Brown, 96 points; "How good is this. Seductive, powerful, refined and opulent at the same time. Gorgeous aromas of dark cherry, truffle, cedar, dried herb and roasted beet lead to a concentrated palate that delivers layers of delicious flavours. It is richly textured and generously flavoured, while remaining elegant and poised, and finishes superbly long and velvety. Wonderfully expressive and hugely appealing" - Wine Orbit, 96 points; "It is fragrant, sweet-fruited and concentrated, with deep, ripe plum, cherry and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and fine-grained tannins. Still youthful, it's an age-worthy, very harmonious wine" - Michael Cooper*****; "The fruit is softly rich and luscious, and flows effortlessly, supported by fine-grained, supple tannin extraction and a refined structure. The acidity is integrated and the balance of the wine is impeccable as it leads to an elegant, sweet and aromatic finish. This is an elegant and seamless Pinot Noir with harmonious dark red fruit, an array of floral and complex herbal layers and a supple mouthfeel" - Raymond Chan, 19.0 points out of 20  $47.95 per bottle

2015 Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir    "Concentrated and powerful in the palate, has ripe herbal-stalkiness, juicy ripple across the palate, firm slaty tannins. Tannins a big part of the wine, the architecture is pretty epic. Depth, interest, structure. Seriously good" - Mike Bennie, 95 points; "Bright cherry fruit, not obviously stemmy, with lovely clean, ripe cherry, raspberry flavour, finely textured and nicely balanced by supple, drying tannins. Superb wine" - Huon Hooke, 95 points    $59.95 per bottle

2010 Merum Estate Premium Reserve Shiraz       Seductive wine, with a wonderful array of aromas and flavours; spice, licorice, black pepper, black cherry, plum and blackberry all flow backwards and forwards across the ever-enticing palate, the finish impeccable thanks to high quality tannins" - James Halliday, 95 points    $32.95 per bottle

2015 Monchiero Langhe Nebbiolo     "Lovely perfume here... Medium to full bodied, fresh and red fruited, plenty of open-weave grainy tannin with a fine sandy grip on the long finish. Good now, though I suspect it has a little bit more to offer" - The Wine Front, 92+ points   $42.95 per bottle

2013 Monchiero Rocche di Castiglione Falletto, Barolo DOCG     "Medium bodied, but dense and powerful, with packed down stony tannin, fresh acidity, layers of spice and amaro herbs, cherry and red fruits, and this soaring precise finish dusted with smashed rock tannin. Great wine. Transparent. Will age for decades" - The Wine Front, 96 points   $104.95 per bottle

2012 Monchiero Rocche di Castiglione Falletto, Barolo DOCG     "Rocche di Castiglione one of the more famous and storied crus in Barolo...Medium bodied, supple and smooth glide of fine dusty tannin, orange peel aromatics, new leather savouries and scrub herb, with plump red fruits and a gentle dusting of tannin on a pretty sound spicy and herb-laced finish. Very nice" - The Wine Front, 94 points   $99.95 per bottle

2010 Mount Terrible Pinot Noir  Very occassionally one comes across a wine from a hitherto unknown winery that blows one off one's feet... Fresh, tangy, savoury cherry and plum fruit, spice and briar aromas are mirrored in a vibrant and intense palate that is beautifully structured, long and lingering. The oak handling is impeccable. Oozes class, but with the best years in front of it. Only 280 dozen produced; "This is a serious pinot noir, the whole bunches contributing to but not dominating the texture and structure of the wine; bright red fruits merge into a gently savoury/foresty backdrop, tannins perfectly pitched" - James Halliday, 94 points; "The perfume flows through the mouth, along with a darker set of berry flavours and stewed plum, with prune-like intensity. Intensity builds and builds and there's a nice grip and fresh berry and plums on the finish" - Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review   $39.95 per bottle

2013 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz     "This 2013 Shiraz St Henri follows in the blockbuster footsteps of the 2010 and 2012... The medium to full-bodied palate reveals lovely, understated elegance and depth with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and many fruit and spice layers emerging on the finish. This is one for the long-long haul and, at a fraction of the price of Grange, should be where the smart money goes for stocking the cellar" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate), 97 points; "This is a very tidy and neatly framed edition of St. Henri, offering a sense of elegance married with deep-set concentration and rich fruit flavors... The palate has super-deep, rich and balanced style to it, making this one of the most complete wines in the collection. A plethora of dark berries, dark plums and ginger biscuits come to the fore as this closes off. What a delicious long, deep and slate-like finish. Balanced enough to broach now, but this will hit a magic drinking window from 2025 through to 2035" - James Suckling, 96 points; "One of my favourite Penfolds styles... boasts a seductively sweet fragrance of herbs and spices followed by a full-bodied blueberry-like opulence" - Decanter.com, 94 points $77.95 per bottle

2012 Podere Ruggeri Corsini Barolo ‘Bricco San Pietro’ DOCG     "Medium to full bodied, plump and tannic, yet with succulence of cherry fruit and almost a chocolate almond thing going on, freshness and a touch of orange peel, slick of sticky tannin on a long finish. Power with restraint. This is a very good bottle of Barolo" - The Wine Front, 93+ points   $84.95 per bottle

2013 Podere Ruggeri Corsini Langhe Nebbiolo DOC     "It's a bit of a brute, for sure, but gee you're getting a lot of Nebbiolo for your money here. Dark cherry, liquorice, dusting of pepper and sweet spices, new leather, dried mint and flowers. It's full bodied, packed with spiced red and black fruit and inky black tea tannin, keeps fresh and tight, even more so with clean minerally acidity, and finishes long with strawberry, cherry and that potpourri perfume. And of course a mudslide of delicious grainy tannin. Throw it into a decanter now, or leave it for up to a decade. It's rugged, but very good" - The Wine Front, 93 points   $39.95 per bottle

2011 Purple Hen Shiraz    A superb cool climate shiraz that is vibrant, juicy and fresh with a striking array of spicy, peppery red and blacked fruits that pervade the beautifully balanced, long and stylish palate. A must buy for aficionados who seek out black pepper in their shiraz/syrah. Outstanding value for a wine of this quality and interest; "Intense, fresh, vibrant pepper spice aromas. Gently meaty too. Smooth, medium-bodied and elegant in the mouth with excellent flavour that's already quite complex and stylish. Elegant wine. Fine tannins add authority without heaviness. Quite long aftertaste, fine, harmonious and loaded with energy. A lovely drink" - Huon Hooke, 92 points    $29.95 per bottle

2014 Rosemount Estate Little Berry McLaren Vale Shiraz       "Has a particularly complex bouquet, the full-bodied palate a mirror image of the bouquet, adding emphatic, savoury tannins to a wine bristling with attitude and energy. Will live for decades" - James Halliday, 95 points  $22.95 per bottle

2013 Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz   Trophy for Best Overall Shiraz - 2014 Victorian Wine Show; "We have declared for years that the Sanguine Estate Progeny is the best-value shiraz in Australia, and we obviously have no reason to change our mind. Substance and freshness are nicely bundled together here. The ripe varietal fruit carries a hint of spice, and the tannins are well managed, providing just-right structure. Enjoy this Heathcote shiraz now and for the next five or more years" - Lester Jesberg, Winewise ***** [Outstanding 97-100 points]    $21.50 per bottle

2015 Seville Estate Pinot Noir   "The bouquet and palate both throw down the gauntlet with a riveting display of black cherry, spice and a (pleasantly) stalky/vegetal background. Makes a convincing claim for more time in bottle" - James Halliday, 95 points     $32.95 per bottle

2015 Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz   "The bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith's most consistently outstanding wine, the '15 vintage making it seem so easy" - James Halliday, 97 points; "Once again this time-proven shiraz rises to the top of a Winewise tasting. It has to be the best example yet - red, rather than black, berry aromas greatly enhanced by whiffs of whole bunch inputs and new oak. The palate is long and supremely fine - seamless really. Don't miss out" - Winewise *****(Outstanding); "The best shiraz yet under this label: deliciously intense with blood plum, raspberry, black cherry aromas laced with subtle pepper and spice nuances. Marvellous richness and a seamless, soft-textured palate which is fruit-driven, with barely perceptible oak" - The Real Review, 95 points; "Excellent intensity of flavour, soft texture, seamless, with smooth gentle tannins and early accessibility. Oak is barely perceptible. A delicious wine in a modern, fresh, fruit-driven style. I'd love to see this again in a few years" - Huon Hooke, 95 points     $39.95 per bottle

2015 Six Acres Yarra Valley Syrah      "A soft, gentle, Rhône-ish spice bouquet, which is really delightful. It's quite peppery, floral and very elegant. The wine is medium-bodied at best, with soft, light, gentle but present tannins, and a charming harmony. It doesn't have great power or concentration, but is a beautiful light to medium-bodied shiraz. Very gorgeous and very immediately drinkable" - Huon Hooke, 95 points $24.95 per bottle

2015 Sons of Eden 'Kennedy' Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre   "Avoids confection/sweet fruit flavours, and does so with panache, ringing red, purple and black fruits into the very complex medium to full-bodied palate, cherry/plum and blackberry flavours welded together with a savoury, spicy subtext" - James Halliday, 95 points & special value wine; "Kennedy pretty much delivers year on year... Medium bodied, soft and silky, plump fruit with a savoury olive tapanade thing at its core, clean acidity, and fine powdery tannin on a supple creamy berry finish. Fine style. Not a hair out of place" - The Wine Front, 93 points    $19.95 per bottle

2012 Sons of Eden 'Remus' Old Vine Eden Valley Shiraz      "A fresh, rich shiraz reflecting perfect use of stems... Quite simply, it's a brilliant Barossa red of which we can be proud. This is a long way from over-ripe fruit, tannin from a bag and obvious American oak. Don't miss it... The top three wines are brilliant (Sons of Eden Remus was top) and are magnificent examples of shiraz" - Winewise, Outstanding; "The cedary, savoury complexity of the wine is evident from the first whiff, the thumbprint of extended maturation in predominantly new French oak very obvious... and the fruit density on the palate, combined with the fine, persistent tannins, validates the maturation programme. Quite simply, a great wine from a great vintage"- James Halliday, 96 points; "Super smooth - vanilla crème deluxe, exotic spice, dark cherry and black fruit, subtle peppermint chocolate. Medium to full bodied, plushly fruited, silky smooth and rounded, ultra fine dense tannin, just-right acidity and a long spiced and lightly savoury finish. Immaculate. Top shelf" - The Wine Front, 95 points; "Pepper, cloves, and nutmeg. Obscenely good shape through the mouth with supple and tight tannin pulling everything together. Masterful work" - Jeremy Pringle, 94+ points  $55.95 per bottle

2012 Sons of Eden 'Romulus' Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz      "Here extended maturation in American oak serves to increase the difference between the wines, but also completes the cycle of totally delicious flavours on the medium to full-bodied palate. How do you choose between the two? The finesse and complexity of Remus, or the supple generosity of Romulus?" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Fleshy with a dam of fine tannin over which irrepressible flavour spills. Satsuma plums, toasted brown spice, redcurrant peaks and desiccated coconut. Vanilla malt oak. Loaded with regional hospitality... Has vitality and avoids jammy-ness while retaining power and opulence" - Jeremy Pringle, 94 points; "Very fragrant and strong in all respects. The layers of fruit are balanced by fine, firm tannins and the oak is a little obvious at the moment. At least five years' cellaring required" - Winewise, Highly Recommended  $55.95 per bottle

2014 Sons of Eden Zephyrus Shiraz      An absolutely delicious wine wine bursting with vibrant, opulent fruits and supported by silky tannins on the long finish; "A beautifully wrought and detailed palate, so supple it literally glides through to the finish and aftertaste without even a momentary pause for thought. Will live for decades, but can also be consumed tonight" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Juicy forest berries with a jasmine perfume, spice, dried herbs, choc-mint fondant. Medium to full bodied, bitter chocolate and juicy dark berries, silky glossy feel with fine grained tannin that provides traction on the finish, to tighten it up. Feels fresh, but not forced, and the oak is beautifully taken up. Effortless Shiraz of polish and high drinking appeal" - The Wine Front, 93 points  $29.95 per bottle

2013 Tatiarra Cambrian Shiraz      The best Tatiarra Cambrian Shiraz to date. A perfect expression of Heathcote shiraz, with the potential to evolve into something very special. Layers of pure blackberry and dark plum fruit, a wonderful expression of conrolled power; "Wow and ouch. Wow because 2013 blends are crazy good and ouch cause geeze that's a hard tasting, so concentrated and awesome" - Ben Riggs, Winemaker    $32.95 per bottle

2013 Tatiarra Culled Barrel Shiraz     A stunning wine for the price and a veritable bargain in the Heathcote landscape. The palate fairly ripples with juicy, blackberry and plum fruit, spice and peper. Powerful and seductive; "Wow and ouch. Wow because 2013 blends are crazy good and ouch cause geeze that's a hard tasting, so concentrated and awesome" - Ben Riggs, Winemaker    $21.95 per bottle

2016 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Syrah      "5% whole bunches wild-fermented in oak cuves, matured in French oak (15% new) for 11 months. The vintage was challenging for pinot, but not for shiraz. Both the bouquet and medium to full-bodied palate have a smoky/savoury/spicy undertow easily dealt with by the black fruits and generous tannins" - James Halliday, 96 points & Halliday's Top 100 Wines 2017    $29.95 per bottle