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2018 Bellvale Pinot Grigio     "Bellvale is a whiz with pinot grigio. A small portion spends time in old oak and the wine benefits significantly. It has that extra punch to the texture, a lifted honeysuckle note, a dense of generosity even as it cuts mouthwateringly through. This release is another goodun'" Campbell Mattinson, 93 points; "Bellvale fits the old Pinot G Scale, perfectly. It literally screams archetypal pinot grigio - higher acidity; fresh citrus; touch of fruit & pear. They're all there by degree in the Bellvale pinot grigio and I'd add preserved lemon and ginger to the mix... There's a charming light spice, too, and a mineral thread. In fact, it is quite complex for a grigio (which is not meant as an insult) with more intensity than some. Big thumbs up" - Jeni Port, 92 points  $21.95 per bottle  

2019 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay  "Safe to say, it's one of the best Bindi Quartz I've seen, and I am lucky to have seen a heap. Intense scents of talc, flint, mixed minerals, wet fern, lime, ginger and green apple. Incredibly fine, finesse is a great word, the persistence is incredible, the feel just so damn outrageously good. One sip, you know you are drinking top flight wine. Distinct and so delicious. Wow" - Mike Bennie, 97 points; "The palate likewise refined and delicate yet intense, with a long carry and lovely harmony. Savoury, dry balance. A restrained, precise chardonnay that will unfold more in time. A fine wine indeed"- Huon Hooke, 96 points  $104.95 per bottle

2019 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling    ""Excellent flow, weight, flavour and length. Purity is arguably the key but aromatics and texture are also of real note here. Flavour, it just sings on" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points; "The palate has a litheness if acidity and chalky texture with a build of ginger and lime infused with citrus blossom. The mineral edge has an almost saline note before the expansive finish focuses on citrus. A stellar release of what is one of the best value and consistent in Australia" - The Wine Reviewer, 96 points; "A wine of tremendous drive, lime essence carries the palate, pure and pristine. Will live for quite some time" - The Real Review, 95 points; "Oof, brilliant. Tight and lean, but enough pluck of flavour and trim of minerally things to ensure you're locked in. Juicy, yep, just, mostly mineral, chalk and talc, lots of green juice, limey freshness, appley stuff, races away and feels steely and refreshing, So good to drink, so good to keep" - Mike Bennie, 94 points; "Super classy stuff. Get on board! Superb Riesling here from the Great Southern region... Delicate scents and a mouth full of green apples, lime juice and sizzling chalky finish. Brilliant drinking for the money" - Qwine, 95 points; "Pale, but intense, this still quite tightly wound in its youth with lime and grapefruit juice notes to the fore. It has terrific structure and fresh zingy acid on the finish and is lip-smackingly good right now" - Winsor Dobbin; "The palate has delicate yet intense flavours of the 'Riesling regulars' such as lemons (but more so) limes with lovely acidity riding alongside... To top it all off, it has a terrific, moreishly dry, lively, inviting and long finish. A gorgeous Riesling. This will be a sell out!" - Tony Peter   $24.95 per bottle

2018 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay     "A tense, highly precise chardonnay... Flint, pebbles and white peach to nectarine allusions are wound about a spool of mineral tension and nicely nestled oak... Good in 3 years, best around 5. Thrust of flavour and length guaranteed" - Ned Goodwin, James Halliday Wine Companion - 95 points   $42.95 per bottle

2019 Crawford River Riesling   "The palate is rich and juicy at the same time as it's refined and delicate. There is power here, concentration and persistence: it's a stunning balancing act of rich, ripe fruit with refinement. Variations on the theme of lemon! This is a magnificent riesling" - Huon Hooke, 98 points; "Pound for pound one of the greatest wines in Australia, by my reckoning, value and quality. Again, great wine here. It's an inky, dense release with impressive flavour spectrum and sense of complexity... So much going on. A wine to really sit back and contemplate, while washing over the senses with a general freshness. Yeah" - Mike Bennie, 95 points; Jane Faulkner - 95 points    $44.95 per bottle 

2019 Crawford River Young Vines Riesling  "Surprisingly reticent yet still a delicious rendition this vintage. If anything, it's more subtle, savoury even. Sure it has the hint of lemon blossom, but also wet slate and texture, more phenolic grip, it's riper and all done well" - Jane Faulkner - 95 points; "This wine responds to breathing: intense lemon, pithy, lime-leaf aromas; remarkable concentration and palate length. Excellent wine. Young vines, perhaps, but nothing inferior about it" - Huon Hooke, 94 points; "It was the summery thirst quencher I couldn't stop thinking about on the way back from the beach, today. All lemon-lime, sweet green apple, tart acidity, clip of chalky pucker, refreshment factor through the roof, barely there stickiness of riesling fruit and a faint lick of kero or wet hay or something slightly savoury-waxy. Such a treat. Such a good riesling" - Mike Bennie, 94 points   $31.95 per bottle 

2018 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay   "Complex wine, celebrating Margaret River as its place of birth. Fruit (white peach, nectarine and grapefruit), oak (barrel ferment, with toasted cashews and soft toast) and acidity (providing overall balance and length) all joining the party. Yet more celebrations anon. Bargain" - James Halliday, 94 points   $21.95 per bottle

2018 Dexter Chardonnay   A most impressive chardonnay from Tod Dexter in the 2018 vintage. Powerful and complex, elegant and balanced with a long, driving finish; "It's laid down a mighty track record over the years at TWF. Ample flavour delivered on a fine and lean frame. Ripe lime and white nectarine, cashew and light ginger spice. Tight and intense. Line and length. Super Chardonnay satisfaction. It's just right" - The Wine Front, 95 points   $38.95 per bottle

2018 Duke's Magpie Hill Reserve New Block Riesling  "This is every bit as elegant and fine as Magpie Hill Reserve, the flavour intensity and the citrus/apple flavours in a slightly different idiom. It will richly reward extended cellaring" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Overtly floral, white flowers and lime blossom. Minerals and talcum powder. It's deceptive, delicate and pristine at first, a serious line of acidity and intensity emerges. Needs time to settle. A real sleeper" - Nick Butler, 94 points   $36.95 per bottle 

2019 Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay    From the celebrated Smith's Vineyard in Beechworth, the 40 year old vines always produce something special. 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   $36.95 per bottle

2017 Handpicked Collection Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay    "Delicate, refined, light-bodied but also quite intense and long, it's a very subtle but charming wine. Fine balance. A touch of grapefruit at the core. Great flavour and at three years of age, it's eminently drinkable. Harmony personified. A fabulous chardonnay" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "Bristling with the kind of brio that comes with a home ground advantage for the Mornington Peninsula winery, Handpicked knows its subject very well and delivers a chardonnay masterclass. Oak is perfectly in tune with superb white peach fruit and quince. A whiff of matchstick, smoke and toast and a general harmony and all round balance" - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion), 95 points   $49.50 per bottle

2018 Hardy's HRB D679 Clare Valley & Tasmania Riesling      "As delicious as it is delicate, as intense as it is long. Citrus, spice, bath salt and red apple notes burst onto the palate and shoot their way through to a soaring finish. Entirely gorgeous" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points; "Fragrant lavender, lime juice and lemon, apple and pear with chalky undertones; long and translucently clear, stylish and shapely, brisk and racy" - Jeremy Oliver, 94 points; "A precise, exact palate with intense focus and concentration. Displaying delicate power and an incredibly long bright and juicy finish. Outstanding" - Vino Notebook, 19 points out of 20  $31.95 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  $26.95 per bottle

2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible... The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavours, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its future development will be delivered" - James Halliday, 99 points & Special Value Star & Best Chardonnay 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards; "The palate is very intense and vibrant, with nervy acidity and richness to match, the aftertaste lingering on and on. A power-packed wine that is compact and tightly-packaged, latent like an unexploded bomb! Intense and sustained grapefruit and lemon aftertaste. An impressive, high-impact chardonnay of great potential. The sheer power of the fruit is awesome" - Huon Hooke, 98 Points & No.1 2017 Margaret River Chardonnay; "A wine of pristine qualities showing a minerally, talcy acid purity that cuts deep into the hallmark power and intensity... It's very much a product of the cooler 2017 vintage and is a wine that really needs a lot more time to reveal its best. I love the slightly graphite edge which contributes to its shape and lancing length" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "Sometimes you just have to lean back and marvel. The art of Margaret River chardonnay. This is it. You don't just drink a wine like this, you set it in your mind as a benchmark. It's a wine built on power, texture and length... That seduction up front, that pure fresh peach, that huge energetic push through the back half. Blimey Charlie the crushed fennel characters here are full on. It's the frisky side of luxury. It's damn good" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points; "Is absolutely one of the best ever released under the Art Series label... It would be easy to mistake this as serious white burgundy. It has real power and impact on entry, which flows to serious mid-palate intensity with those pear notes continuing across the wines perfect proportions. A wine of great power and vitality, the finale is oh-so lingering with echoes of almond, lime and lemon. A grand cru white burgundy quality at a fraction of the price, which could be cellared for 15-20+ years" Frank Wilden, Business Insider Australia  $114.95 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

2017 Mountadam Eden Valley Chardonnay  "A very well executed Eden Valley chardonnay with bell-clear varietal character, its cornerstones white peach and nectarine fruit, the mid-palate with gentle grapefruit and oak. It's in Brideshead Revisited style, elegant and refined, under- rather than overstated" - James Halliday, 94 points  $25.95 per bottle

2018 Mountadam Eden Valley Riesling  "Exceptional riesling! Bravo! A seam of transparent, juicy acidity transports yuzu spice, grapefruit pulp, nashi gelato and lemon drop flavours long. Mellifluous. Graceful. A sophisticated spellbinding wine. Fresh, but nothing tangy, nor hard" - Ned Goodwin (James Halliday Wine Companion), 96 points   $24.50 per bottle

2017 Penfolds Max's Chardonnay     "Bright, lively and focused with a piercing lime-laced acidity underpinning attractive yellow plum and lemon fruit. Has some subtle spicy framing with a suggestion of toast and fresh-baked bread, but the real driver here is the lovely zippy fruit, and the grapefruit tension on the finish. Lovely wine" - Jamie Goode, 93 points; "Chardonnay sourced from the cool Adelaide Hills... This is a terrific example at its affordable price, of the precision and freshness the terroir here can give. Aged in French oak, but only 20% of it new, there's oatmeal and nougat on the nose, stone fruit aromas and a flinty whiff of Chablis-like reduction. Only 12.5% alcohol tells of early picking, which helps with that, and on the palate brings a huge surge of lemon zestiness to the ripe fruit and barrel-derived richness and toasty fullness. I found this to a very classy Chardonnay in a thoroughly modern New World style" - Tom Cannavan, 92 points   $27.95 per bottle

2017 Pressing Matters R0 Riesling      "It's spine-tingling fresh with a burst of lemon zest and lime juice across the palate. Crisp and dry, linear and long with sprightly acidity and an almost nervous energy. Yet there's a succulence too. Super now, better in a few years" - James Halliday, 95 points; "And dry it is. Wow. Pure citrus fruit and citrus blossom scents. Delicate, evocative, pretty. The palate is chiseled and edgy, tightly wound dry citrus flavours, brisk as all get out with tart-lemony acidity and piercing through its needle-thrust to its long, pin prick of mouthwatering acidity to close. Acid hounds will rush to this, and in its style it is pristine and so very precise. Nice one" - Mike Bennie, 93 points; "The wine is lean and taut and almost a little austere... A very fine, reserved riesling" - Huon Hooke, 92 points   $29.95 per bottle

2019 Rieslingfreak No.5 Clare Valley Off Dry Riesling   A pitch perfect off dry style, a wine of exquisite purity and a thrilling example of a Germanic expression of Clare Valley riesling. A palate of impressive fruit purity, finesse, delicacy, balance and great power that is sustained by an incredible acid backbone. It races along with crystalline feel, precise and thrilling with its delicious, moreish, fresh nature. Brilliant. Very highly recommended; "Bright, fresh and crisp, everything one should enjoy with this off-dry Clare riesling. As enjoyable tonight as it will be in the years to come. John Hughes continues to polish his skills" - James Halliday, 95 points  $25.95 per bottle

2015 Rieslingfreak No.6 Clare Valley Aged Relese Riesling   "I recently tasted a range of Rieslingfreak wines and the standard was very high-just as I've found in the past. The absolute zenith to my palate was the 2015 Rieslingfreak No. 6 Aged Release(an absolute gift at AUD $42). This is a bewitchingly beautiful wine. Now six years old, it's in its prime-still youthful and fresh and with many years ahead of it, but showing the benefit of a few years of patient cellaring in its extra layer of complexity. A great Australian riesling indeed. From an outstanding vintage, this beautiful wine is ageing gracefully... The flavours are delicious, layered and reserved but also very giving at the same time. The glorious array of citrus flavours linger long on the palate and the finish is clean, crisp and refreshing. Concentration and charm in spadefuls. A great Australian riesling" - Huon Hooke, 98 points (Ranked 1 of 60 2015 rieslings from Clare Valley)  $39.95 per bottle

2019 Savaterre Chardonnay     $79.95 per bottle

2019 Seppelt Drumborg Riesling   "The perfumed fragrance is wonderful, at once light and intense. Citrus and apple blossom notes are quite special, and illuminate the very long palate and aftertaste" - James Halliday, 98 points & Top 100 Wines of 2019 & Best Riesling 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards  $36.95 per bottle

2019 Shaw & Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay  "Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay is in quite exceptional form. Brilliant release. Great intensity both to the palate and the finish and with plenty going on besides. Flint, smoke, grapefruit and stone fruit characters but it's the emphatic energy of the finish that really sets it apart. One sip and I was hooked, convinced, and in its thralls" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points  $44.95 per bottle

2019 Tolpuddle Chardonnay    "A very impressive and seamless Chardonnay that is all class from start to finish... The palate is equally explosive - bright and vibrant fruit that is embryonic with crystal clear fruit purity and lifted by savoury smoky, flinty leesy complexity. There is classic creamy chardonnay texture would up tight by a bolt of Tasmanian acidity to provide the most complete Tolpuddle Chardonnay yet. Immense length tops it off beautifully - a clear candidate for this year's top Chardonnay" - Angus Hughson, 98 points; "The palate has mouthwatering white-peach and lemon flavors with a deep draw of acidity that drives the finish in really deep, precise and fresh. Lip-smacking resolve here. Elegance, poise and whip-cracking freshness" - James Suckling, 98 points; "In just a few years this wonderful wine has emerged as one of Australia's finest chardonnays... This is another belter... Then the palate delivers with its deep concentration and highly sustained length. It is textured and strikes a great balance of fruit and oak... This is a classy exceptional chardonnay" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "It's a great chardonnay... It's tremendously intense on the tongue, refined and bright, penetrating and tensioned, with crisp, cleansing acidity ensuring a refreshing dry finish. The aftertaste is long and insistent with delicious grapefruit and lemon flavours" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "Lean and bony, its fruit is bound in a taut frame of citrus-tinged acidity, yet the finely drawn flavours show unusual intensity and persistence. Keep looking beyond the pastel sketch of white peach and lemon, and deep down there's struck flint, a hint of seasoned oak, a lick of wet granite - nothing overt, nothing that doesn't add to the sum of the parts" - Decanter, 97 points; "It presents as both powerful and fine. It's a slashing chardonnay with flint, white peach, meal, caramel and lemon curd flavours charming through. It's carrying quite a bit of oak but it's up to it and then some. It's another ripping release" - Campbell Mattinson, 95+ points  $84.50 per bottle

2017 Wanted Man Marsanne Roussane      A classic blend of Rhône valley whites; voluptuous, richly layered, floral and exotically spicy. Superbly balanced, displaying a lovely mix of honey, citrus, honeysuckle and acidity. Will develop beautifully with age. Highly recommended; "A bright, fresh, zippy Rhône blend that combines the prettiness of marsanne with the palate weight and strength of roussanne. Delicious aromas of honeysuckle, citrus, tarte tatin and buttered toast. Gaining bottle complexity as it ages with stone fruits, almond meal, nougat and wet stone. Brisk acidity ties it together beautifully. Gently savoury, too" - Jeni Port, 94 points     $25.95 per bottle   

2017 Wanted Man Viognier      Winner of a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the 2018 Six Nations Wine Show; lovely varietal notes of honeysuckle and white peach, beautifully fresh and clean, with an abundance of fresh citrus-tinged acidity; "The palate is medium-bodied and clean, with lightness of touch and no excesses of alcohol, tannin, sweetness or heaviness. It does however retain some richness and very good character, excellent typicity and length. A very smart viognier" - Huon Hooke, 93 points     $22.95 per bottle   

2018 Wise Vineyard Leaf Series Reserve Chardonnay    "A bright, fresh, bell-clear aroma of grapefruit and lemon, lifted by a suggestion of peppermint, and the palate is likewise bright, crisp and intense, with a line of precision acidity streaking through it. Terrific line and length. A very fine wine and very impressive value for money" - Huon Hooke, 95 pointsd  $27.95 per bottle

 

RED WINES

2017 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir  "Offering graceful power and immense complexity... It's elegant and sophisticated on the palate with exceptional depth and concentration, seamlessly structured by silky tannins, finishing impressively long and engaging" - Sam Kim, 98 points; "Really pristine fruit aromas here with such pure, ripe red cherries and roses, as well as gently earthy and spicy nuances. Very fresh, precisely ripe and a pinot you can sit and just breathe in for days. The palate has a velvety layer that few others manage to find; silky at the core, succulent in the center and delivering such vibrant, red-cherry flavors in a long, pristine and fresh, red-cherry finish" - Nick Stock, 98 points; "On day two: a glorious wine had blossomed, with a wonderful complexity of deep-set dark cherries, spices and dried herbs, adding up to a beguiling fragrance. The same flavours saturate the palate which is concentrated and profound, the tannins soft and ample, the persistence long. It all adds up to a prognosis of a long and rewarding life ahead" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "A Kiwi classic that lives up to it s lofty reputation... Complex with a fine, tannic backbone balanced against restrained fruit sweetness" - Bob Campbell MW, 96 points; "Straight off, I like this vintage... Tight, gently sappy, savoury and autumnal, with a distinct earthy/mineral feel, a persistent fine rasp of kitten's tongue tannin, and a long sweet tangy orange and spice laced finish, firm stroke of tannin carrying it on. Well sophisticated. Yes" - Gary Walsh, 95 points   $95.00 per bottle

2015 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon    "It's fresh and poised on the palate, with a tease of sweetness (raspberry) tempered by crunchy, red cherry acidity and a soft oak frame. Limitless potential" - Nick Butler, 96 points; "There's no doubting the charm of Balgownie Cabernet in a good vintage. You get boldness, weight and impact, but it never feels overwhelming, and they live forever. This is a classic Balgownie Cab, showing that trademark Bendigo generosity of flavour, delivered at 13.6% alcohol. Cedar, lead pencil character is classically, welcomingly varietal and backed by a core of rich and dense blackberry. It's all tipped off with surprisingly fine, not burly, tannins. Bold flavours - we're still in full-bodied red territory, but with an ageless balance to it, and not overripe in the slightest... Would I buy it? Yes, quality. I don't need more Cabernet in my cellar but I'd have a bottle of this" - Andrew Graham, 94 points; "Average vine age is 47 years. When Balgownie cabernet is good, it's good. Here it is. Certainly varietal, pumped up with flavour, regional, lengthy, sturdy and commanding. All these descriptors are true, and what more could you ask. Gum leaves infused through blackcurrant, dust splashed across dark chocolate. Big folds of tannnin.It's good now but it has a decade or two up its sleeve" - Campbell Mattinson - 94 points; "Immensely and immediately approachable with of the varietal flavours at play from cassis and blackcurrants, warm earth, saltbush and attractive slippery oak too. Medium-bodied, tooth-coating tannins and enough oomph to last another decade or so but don't overlook it now" - Jane Faulkner, 93 points     $36.50 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  

2018 Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir    "A sultry style of pinot that has plenty of suave red-cherry and fresh-violet aromas. The palate has a very fleshy feel with supple flavors of red and dark cherries. A nice kick of juicy acidity livens up the finish" - Nick Stock, 92 points    $63.95 per bottle

2018 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir     "This has a strikingly complex, intense nose with a rich array of cherries and berries... The palate has a very rich, intense delivery of beautifully ripe red cherries, framed in fine yet sturdy tannins. Long, fresh and energetic finish" - Nick Stock, 94 points  $87.95 per bottle

2018 Bass Phillip Old Cellar Pinot Noir    A gem from the Maestro Phillip Jones at an affordable price. Evocative, complex and ethereal. Extraordinary value    $39.50 per bottle

2018 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir   "An ethereal nose here. This is a very complex and fragrant expression with a layered and detailed style that has abundant flowers, sappy forest wood, bacon fat, wild red cherries, pomegranate and already well-integrated oak. The palate has a very plush, long and lacy feel with very intense red-cherry flavor, bright acidity crunch and a sleek, long run to the finish. Energetic, yet measured, this is terrific pinot" - Nick Stock, 96 points   $950.00 per bottle

2019 Bellvale Pinot Noir  "This Bellvale Pinot Noir 2019 is one of the best $25 Pinot Noir you'll find in Australia. Period. Crucially, this packs an intensity that isn't normally found in $25 Pinot. Maybe Shiraz, but not expensive-to-produce, fickle, cool climate Pinot... this Pinot is sappy, mulchy and deadly serious. Pinosity plus. It's mushroomy, spicy, the fruit clear and present, but the savoury form and tannins so unlike your typical light and fruity wine... You can pay double the price and get less wine" - Australian Wine Review, 92 points; "This is $25 well spent. I mean, really. It's not a profound wine but it's so inherently complex and just so good to drink. It's not a hearty Pinot Noir but it's a Pinot Noir with heart. Undergrowth, characteristically so. Fresh cherries. Sweet spices... It will obviously develop further from here but drink this now and you're winning" - Campbell Mattinson, 92 points; "Pinot noir is a speciality at Bellvale, and this latest example has delicious varietal purity. Red cherry, almond, and lightly twiggy herbal notes meet the nose, unfussed and appetising. It's middling in body with juicy balance, silky mouth-feel, persistent flavour, and just enough gentle tannin to enhance textural interest" - Ralph Kyte-Powell, 91 points   $24.95 per bottle

2017 Bellvale The Quercus Pinot Noir  "Yes. We're in winning form here. It's pushed with fruit flavour but it's lively with cool climate tang/spice/savouriness. Roots, leaves, twigs and soil but flush with fresh fruit, ripe and summery. Both complex and straight-out enjoyable. Price is beyond reasonable" - Campbell Mattinson, 93+ points   $39.95 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

2019 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir  "It's concentrated, deep and dense, with dark-fruit flavours and lashings of tannin. It's not as pinoty in a fragrant, perfumed way as usual for Aussie pinot, but more like a young Burgundy. Strong, solid tannins. An unusually muscular style of pinot for Bindi. It demands food and/or time" - Huon Hooke, 95 points; "I tried all four (new) pinot noir releases blind, initially, and Dixon was very, very impressive. Indeed, when I showed the wines to others, this was the one drunk the most, even with Block 5 in the mix. It invites you into a sense of gusto. It's a forward and obvious wine but inviting and delicious. Chock full of dark cherry, kirsch, bay leaf and anise, layered with light clove and cedar character and feeling proud, full and generous. It sits on the palate with generosity but freshness, slick texture, a fresh, minerally, cool finish with a roll of chompy tannin. It feels prouder and bolder than most Bindi wines, but it finds easy communion with pleasure" - Mike Bennie, 94 points; "There are layers of red and dark berries intermixed with spices, earth and flint. There are delicious floral and undergrowth nuances that rise with breathing. The palate is powerful and full with ripe, smooth tannins and gentle acidity keeping the fruit bright and the palate clean and balanced" - Michael Dhillon   $62.95 per bottle

2019 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir    "The bouquet is similarly profound, complex, mysterious, hard to describe it's so detailed... The palate is full and round, ample and fascinating in its detail and depth. It's very concentrated but also relaxed and effortless. More up-front than Block 5. A masterful pinot and a high-point for this wine" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "The wine is very fruit-sweet in the mouth, rich and succulent, with volume and persistence. A generous, mouth-filling pinot of great charm. The tannins are very fine and silky-soft, neatly countering the almost luscious fruit. Everything is in its place. A masterpiece of harmony" - Huon Hooke, 97 points  $89.95 per bottle

2017 Blackjack Chortles Edge Shiraz    "Blackjack keeps it real. In a good way. Seems fresher and (slightly) lighter than previous editions but it's none the lesser for it. It's still creamy and plum-shot and it boasts excellent texture and flow. It just tips into licorice territory, pretty much always a good thing. Value once again is very good" - Campbell Mattinson, 91 points    $22.95 per bottle

2018 By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir    "The palate is elegantly structured and yet firm, tremendously intense, taut as a bow-string, and magnificently balanced. This is a stunning pinot of a complex, bunchy style, already drinking well, with more held in reserve" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "This wine oozes both quality and class. You're in the most skilled of hands here. Woodsmoke, assorted cherries, twiggy spice notes, flavour-infused acidity and fine-grained tannin. It's a truly beautiful wine" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 Wines of 2021; "It's a stand-out wine... It's an autumnal wine, both twiggy and smoky, with undergrowth and red/black cherry flavours rushed along by lively acidity. The fine-but-firm strings of tannin, the complex flavour profile, the length and indeed the x-factor; all serve to elevate this wine's status" - Campbell Mattinson, 95+points     $85.00 per bottle

2018 By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir    "The wine is full-bodied and firmly structured, a serious pinot that will take many years in its stride and needs time to show its best. Power with finesse. A superb pinot" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "What a truly, seriously good wine this is... Power. Personality. And presence... Undergrowth, tang, woodsmoke, sweet-meaty-spices, more length, more dry flavour-infused tannin, more dazzle, more substance, more than you could expect or beg to ask. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours and but the end my head was spinning. I love wine. I loved this wine. This frankly is what it's all about" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points     $90.00 per bottle

2018 By Farr Shiraz     "Superfine, silky-soft tannins, seamless texture, tidy berries and spices to close. Refreshing acidity in balance. An exceptional, northern Rhône-style shiraz that is already drinking beautifully" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "A special wine. It's all tang and undergrowth, cherries and peppery spices but putting names to the individual flavours doesn't do the overall effect justice. This is a wine of fresh-faced beauty; it's a glance and a wink and a nod all rolled into one. How. It doesn't take you long into the first glass to start wondering how they did it. It tastes like a kind of magic" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points    $69.95 per bottle

2017 Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir       Fine and supple with wonderful balance and sructure. Deceptively powerful, with ripe cherry fruit flooding the elegant palate that finishes with clean fresh acidity    $32.50 per bottle

2017 Chartley Estate Pinot Noir       Elegance, finesse and oodles of tangy red fruit and spice make this a wonderful pinot noir to serve with food. Will develop magnificently in the cellar; "A very pretty, aromatic, whole-bunchy bouquet... Light-bodied, easygoing texture. Complex, delicious pinot" - Huon Hooke, 95 points    $36.95 per bottle

2019 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir   "It's a firm, confident release, briary in part, undergrowthy in others, with sweet acidity and smoky length. Complex it most certainly is. Will mature well" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points; "The palate is intense and firm, bright and tautly tensioned, the tannins on the firm side but it's just a babe and will soften given time. Good length and a juicy core. A smart pinot with potential" - Huon Hooke, 94 points    $49.95 per bottle

2018 Coombe Farm Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir   A lovely succulent, medium bodied pinot noir full of sweet, spicy strawberry and cherry fruits. The finish is long and clean, inexorably drawing the taster back for another sip    $29.95 per bottle

2017 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir      "The 2017 is a dream, I gave this a mark of 98 in a recent tasting of New World Single Vineyard Pinots for Decanter Magazine. The balance between savoury and luscious fruit with perfect acidity, gives a near perfect silky Pinot" - Decanter Magazine(UK), 98 points   $44.95 per bottle

2019 Cullen Cabernet Merlot  "So dense and brooding, concentrated, and yet has a lightness and vigour that makes it so appealing. Black fruit, ripe raspberry, cedar and biscuit spice, dark chocolate and violets, bay leaf, with a sort of wet clay/mineral character in the mix. Tannin is firm and silty/slatey, fresh feel despite all that dark chocolate flavour, and the finish is long, with a black tea perfume trailing. Wonderful" - Gary Walsh, 95 points; "Very attractive, lifted aromatics of violets, blue and red fruits, the palate full-bodied and firm in abundant tannins... An impressive wine in its station and very much like a junior Diana Madeline, albeit a little more straightforward. Great value!" - Huon Hooke, 93 points   $34.95 per bottle

2019 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot       "Incredible power and concentration here, and yet, still lithe and so finely wrought. It's ultra-mineral in feel with iron and dense graphite tannin, but perfumed and spice-laden too. The quality and feel of tannin here is something quite extraordinary. Plum and dark cherry, dark tobacco, whiff of empty chocolate box, superb length of flavour. Essence of Cabernet. Essential Cabernet. We've never had it so good" - Gary Walsh, 98 points; "It's full-bodied and firm, the tannins perhaps a little more grippy and assertive than usual in this wine, the structure formidable and undoubtedly will endow it with long ageing prospects. Great intensity, power and drive through the palate, the finish long and super-satisfying. A very concentrated DM" - Huon Hooke, 98 points   $135.00 per bottle

2018 Curly Flat Pinot Noir    "Fine, elegant and fragrant cherry and pomegranate fruit. Overall balance and length are very good. QED" - James Halliday, 96 points; "A complete and complex example of what can be produced from the coldest region in mainland Australia... Medium bodied with a tannin structure that delivers waves of texture and combines fruit with earthen spice. The finish has impressive concentration and length to burn. A classic curly flat that will live for decades" - Patrick Eckel, 96 points; "It's from an excellent vintage, one according to Harrop that delivered a 'near perfect expression' of site. There's whole bunch and skin contact at play here as well as wild yeasts but, really, it all adds up to a delightfully complex wine which is important to remember because this is a bare youngster... The wine glides across the tongue leaving an impression that is both sweet-fruited, studded with lively red cherries, and don't you just love that touch of pepper to close. Cool climate pinot to the very end" - Jeni Port, 95 points; "Another superb Curly Flat Pinot Noir... To taste, dark fruits are flanked by five spice plus char and vanilla. There's good volume here to engage with as levels of pleasure keep whispering to you. Soft through the mouth yet there's a firm thrust of power late, super fine tannins seal up a neat parcel of goodness - a wine hard to fault" - Q Wine, 95 points; "It's generous in style, but keeps itself trim. I'm particularly tickled by the quality of tannin here. Excellent" - Gary Walsh, 95 points; "It's a generous Curly Flat Pinot, with quintessential red fruit through nose and palate. Tannic too. It's a step up wine, a 'let's get serious about Pinot Noir' release, of compelling grip and power plus prettiness. Good. Better than good, it's excellent Pinot" - Australian Wine Review, 94 points; "The wine is medium to full-bodied and well-concentrated, with an excellent tannin backbone that would enable it to partner hearty foods. A gutsy, structured wine" - Huon Hooke, 94 points    $52.95 per bottle

2018 Curly Flat Pinot Noir (375ml)     $29.95 per bottle

2019 De Bortoli Yarra Valley Villages Pinot Noir     $18.50 per bottle

2017 Dalrymple Pinot Noir    "The fruit is pure and strong. This is a muscular pinot noir with plum and anise notes bursting through dry spice and wood smoke. The tannin here has the crackle of quality to it, as indeed does the fruit. It has every muscle flexed right now but it'll be better once it's had time to ease off and settle into itself" - James Halliday, 94 points; "It's firm, powerful and insistent. It's imposing, and impressive" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points; "Juicy, slippery textured pinot of cherry fruit... and a general sense of precision across the palate. It's a fine example, very fresh, touched by slender tannin and drawn long to a point. Very lovely drinking" - Mike Bennie, 92 points    $34.95 per bottle

2018 Dexter Pinot Noir     An absolutely outstanding pinot noir from the pinot maestro in 2018 - perhaps even as good as the superlative 2017 vintage. Powerful and flavoursome, but gentle and elegant to boot; exceptionally long on the palate; destined to be one of the best pinot noirs to come out of Mornington Peninsula; "The perfumed blossom scents of the bouquet are signals not to be missed... The wine builds progressively as it journeys through the mouth to the lifted finish" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Vintage conditions add tone and contrast, but Dexter Pinot always tastes like Dexter Pinot. The site is strong with this one... Delicate and pretty as ever, with a fine dusting of emery tannin, mouth-perfume and red fruits, fresh plum, a slight warmth this vintage, but it's not intrusive, and the finish is clean and long. Lovely lovely" - The Wine Front, 94 points   $49.95 per bottle

2019 Duke's Magpie Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon      "As with previous years, this is super-concentrated: amazing that so much flavour can be packed into a glass. Astoundingly powerful fruit, matched by the seamless integration of oak and structure. The tannins are fine, almost subliminal, and hold the fruit in check from start to finish. The natural acidity from both the cooler growing area and vintage is impressively juicy, wrapping up a sensational package. Supple, generous, layered and lingering. What a wine" - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion), 97 points      $44.95 per bottle

2019 Duke's Magpie Hill Reserve Shiraz    $39.95 per bottle

2017 Eldorado Road Perseverance Old Vine Shiraz   "This deserves some respect, so don't rush it. Let it breathe and come to life, for the fruit comes off vines planted in the 1890s... This unfurls to reveal a delicacy and yet it's full of flavour of zesty red fruits, a hint of licorice and more besides. It's the contentment across the palate and the astonishingly fine and pure tannins that really set this apart" - Jane Faulkner, 96 points; "It's perfumed. It's tense. It's just above medium bodied. Boysenberry, crunch of cranberry acidity, spiced biscuit, earth and apple skin. Tannin is sure and well-knit, it has bite and energy, and don't mind me, something of an Italianate quality about it. Fresh finish, long too, but with some tar and ferrous character. I think it will live for a very long time" - Gary Walsh, 95+ points; "The palate is full-bodied and deep, plush and ample in texture, with masses of tannins but they're fine tannins and not coarse or oaky or bitter. A big wine and a very successful balancing act. The palate has a lot of fresh acidity, which keeps it all fresh and lively. Long-term potential" - Huon Hooke, 95 points    $62.95 per bottle

2016 Fallen Giants Shiraz      MAXIMUM ORDER OF 2 DOZEN PER PERSON; "This has classic Grampians shiraz flavours; all black fruits and a strongly structured palate with a rocky edge to the fruit on the mid-palate; spices, cracked pepper and licorice all at maximum levels. Indeed, you would never have believed it possible that an even bigger wine would exist a few metres up the hill. Let me say, however that although this is super-full-bodied, it doesn't rely on tannins. Drink by 2045" - James Halliday, 98 points; "A study in elegance. Such sweet control, such savoury charm. It doesn't scream the words Grampians shiraz; it purrs them into a microphone. Plums, cherries, nuts, and low-but-important-levels of peppers and associated spices. Oak has been pinned immaculately to the fruit. It all sings through the finish. Modern and traditional at once. It feels completely unforced. Bless it. Drink: 2022 - 2040" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points       $37.95 per bottle

2019 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir  "Attractive aroma with floral and berry notes that repeat on the palate and are joined by ripe stems, dried herb and spicy oak flavours. Quite a firmly-structured pinot with peppery tannins and obvious cellaring potential. Good intensity and a lingering finish. A distinctive wine with a character all of its own" - Bob Campbell MW, 96 points; "This is at a level way above its Bannockburn 'village'designation, being a blend of our four primely situated vineyards. A serious wine with considerable definition and poise" - Winery Notes   $80.00 per bottle

2017 Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz       A lovely wine, the essence of McLaren Vale, capturing all that is good from a great vintage. Full-bodied black fruits, dark chocolate and licorice caress the palate in a controlled and balanced fashion. The finish is superb - juicy, fresh and supported by supple tannins - and demands the next mouthful be tasted; "The savoury, spicy palate has the indelible stamp of the '17 vintage from the opening sniff to the last taste" - James Halliday, 95 points   $32.95 per bottle

2019 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir    WINNER OF THE TROPHY FOR THE BEST PINOT NOIR OF SHOW - 2020 YARRA VALLEY WINE SHOW; "This wine shouts Applejack from the rooftops: it's perfumed, elegant and relatively light-bodied, but with a fireworks display of red fruits and complex, savoury tannins" - James Halliday, 98 points & Special Value Wine; "This is a stunning Pinot Noir, it is pretty, structural and has a purity of fruit that is met in equal measure by subtle savoury texture from whole bunches and the delicate spice that comes from new French oak. The palate builds beautifully with a meld of red and black cherry; undergrowth, rhubarb and finely tuned acidity define the mid palate with the complex and long finish a layered expression of fruit and gentle spice. A benchmark example of Australian Pinot Noir" - Patrick Eckel, 97 points; "The palate has impressive density with focus. The spiced blueberry flavors are intense, fresh and long and there's such vibrant acidity sustaining the long finish" Nick Stock, 96 points; "Very rich and ripe, almost opulent flavour with charming fruit sweetness and a succulent core. A delicious wine" - Huon Hooke, 95 points  $57.95 per bottle   

2018 Handpicked Collection Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir   A worthy winner of the Trophy for the BEST MORNINGTON PENINSULA PINOT NOIR at the 2019 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge, which attracted more than 200 entries from around Australia. It scored 95 points and was awarded a Gold medal, the same score as the ultimate winner of the Challenge; "Fecund strawberry notes careen along gently fibrous tannins, expansive and spindly. Acidity, palpably natural. Lovely structure and density to this. Light years ahead of the Yarra Collection. A richly tapestried pinot" - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion), 95 points; "Palate-weight and drive is certainly on the fuller end of the spectrum, dark cherries abound with some wood spices adding layers. Quite richly-textured" - The Real Review, 95 points   $49.95 per bottle

2018 Handpicked Collection Tasmanian Pinot Noir   Winner of three Trophies at the 2019 Royal Hobert Wine Show, including the TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT NOIR - the holy grail of trophies for a pinot producer; "It has a lovely glide on the palate - a tease of fruit sweetness tapers into a bright red berry acidity. Its ageing potential far greater than its softness implies. Simply delicious" - Nick Butler, 96 points; "Fantastic pinot noir. Straight through the centre. Take a look at this. Quality fruit, quality tannin, complex and sustained. A pinot noir with presence. Twiggy and smoky with beet, earth and red berries putting their shoulder to it. This is something" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points   $49.95 per bottle

2018 Handpicked Regional Selections Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir   Outstanding value here from this really attractive, juicy, powerfully fruited pinot noir. Has blossomed in the bottle over the last year, as a lot of pinots do. The intensity and freshness of the fruit are exceptional for a pinot noir of this price, the finish long and convincing; "Bit of spark here... it's made or intended to be an easy/early drinker but this throws woodsy spice and tart acidity into the fray, and successfully so. Strawberries, cranberries and all those twiggy, smoky spice notes. It's slight but it works well. Highly varietal" - Campbell Mattinson, 91 points   $24.95 per bottle

2019 Head Wines Head Red GSM     "Beautifully and harmoniously structured and textured, clarity and purity its watchwords" - James Halliday, 96 points & Special Value Star; "Medium-bodied, fresh, light tannin but enough to shape it, even feel, balance and high drinking appeal, slightly sticky texture on a finish that's clean and pretty long, a sprinkling of dried herb in the aftertaste. Vibrant, even a little bit 'minerally'. A bit of a delight, as it were" - Gary Walsh, 93 points    $22.95 per bottle

2018 Head Wines Head Red Shiraz      "There's a lot happening here, all of it good. There's a poultice of red and black fruits and ribbons of fine, ripe tannins. You can't deny a wine like this" - James Halliday, 96 points & Special Value Star; "Medium-bodied, succulent, intense fruit of perfume and weight, dark chocolate tannin, savoury elements, very long fresh finish. Super vintage. Puppy like in enthusiasm as at now" - Gary Walsh, 93 points; "The taste is focused and intense, bright and very vibrant. A smashingly good example of this everyman wine. Fruit sweetness, power and structure. The depth of flavour has gone to a higher level. Great value" - Huon Hooke, 92 points    $22.95 per bottle

2018 Hennings Heathcote Shiraz    The palate is luscious and opulent with perfectly ripened blackberry and the finish long and satisfying. Another winner   $27.95 per bottle

2016 Hennings The Lone Vine Shiraz     The standard offering shiraz from Hennings is no slouch, but the reserve Lone Vine Shiraz has that extra degree of intensity and structure and another dimension to the luscious blackberry and plum fruit. An exercise in harmony from start to finish; the palate smooth, velvety and long, the oak handling exemplary and the tannins perfectly balanced. Vive la Heathcote!   $59.95 per bottle

2016 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz   "A glorious nose... This is wonderfully complex with deep aromatics. The structure, complexity and length, let alone the array of flavours, suggest that this is a special wine. Beautifully integrated oak. Seamless. Concentrated and yet it dances. A magnificently elegant wine that is fragrant with terrific length and balance which has decades ahead of it supported by satiny tannins... This is one of the very great Mt Edelstones" - Ken Gargett, 98 points; "Powerful but unobtrusive tannins - like an engine purring - support dark, perfectly ripe blackberry, mulberry and plum fruit, with hints of strawberry, red fruit leather and smoked charcuterie notes from the oak. Spice and dried herb nuances unfurl over three days, beautifully articulating the terroir and its 104-year-old vines... Terrific purity, poise and panache" - Sarah Ahmed (Decanter), 97 points; "It is full-bodied, very complex and very long, the tannins expertly massaged and drawn under the fruit. Blackberry, tar and bitter dark chocolate all contribute to what will be a very long-lived wine" - James Halliday, 97 points; "That perfume improves over time, more evocative, more delicious, more everything, fantastic. Slippery, sleek and fine to taste, succulent with a generous side, dark, brooding berry fruits, compote sweet and rich but with a freshness of acidity that counterbalances nicely and the word 'purity' comes to mind. Epic wine, so much going on, incredibly detailed and quietly powerful. Wonderful release speaking so fluently of stately old vine and intensity of fruit" - Mike Bennie, 96+ points; "Full-bodied, rich and intense, it's ripe and velvety textured... I suspect this will come close to the quality of the Hill of Grace at a fraction of the price. Tasted again the following day from the open bottle, this was even better, seamless, flowing and harmonious in the mouth" - Joe Czerwinski, 96 points; "A concentrated palate with a sustained tannin push marks this vintage of Mount Edelstone for me. It's a tight coil of individual components led by tannin that leads me directly to the cellar. This is a wine assured of a long life" - Jeni Port, 96 points; "A collossus of a wine... A powerhouse of a shiraz, and quite heavily extracted, but also superb" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $215.00 per bottle

2019 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Pinot Noir    "Lot's of grip and oomph, though not heavy. Spice and perfume bobs up on a firm long finish. Needs a bit of extra time this vintage" - The Wine Front, 95 points   $52.95 per bottle

2019 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir    "The bouquet and palate flow with black cherry/berry fruits, violets and spices lurking in its depths. The palate has abundant power that will sustain the wine for years to come. The richness of the plush fruit looked better and better on retasting" - James Halliday, 96 points; "First impression is that this is a great vintage for HCE Pinot. Darker fruit profile, but with raspberry in there too, plenty of spice and perfume of dried rose, some lead pencil and cedar happening. It's medium-bodied, savoury and fruit sweet, almost earthy, and packed with gravelly tannin and bright cherry acidity. The finish is long, spicy, dried herb and cherry-laden, beautiful tannin pushing it out. It puts me in mind of 2013 with its grip and deep fruit. It's bloody outstanding" - Gary Walsh, 94+ points   $26.95 per bottle

2018 Holm Oak Pinot Noir   A beautiful Tasmanian pinot noir. Elegance, finesse and oodles of tangy red fruit and spice make this a wonderful pinot noir to serve with food. Will develop magnificently in the cellar; "It's in good form... Red cherries, strawberries, toffee apples and cedar. Polished release. Finishes well. Everything in good order" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points  $27.95 per bottle

2018 Holm Oak The Protégé Pinot Noir   A lighter, softer pinot to consume in large quantities while the more expensive 2018 Holm Oak Pinot Noir matures in the cellar! "Its pitch is perfect. It's all strawberried and spicy with a fraction of creaminess to the texture and positive reduction notes for complexity. The offering is both juicy and varied. Tannin is tailored to suit and the finish in general does not disappoint. Excellent buying/drinking option" - James Halliday, 93 points  $22.50 per bottle

2019 Mud House Claim 431 Vineyard Pinot Noir    $29.95 per bottle

2019 Paringa Estate PE Peninsula Pinot Noir    "This is a fresh, perfumed cherry style of pinot that is quite plush. The fine, firm tannins provide perfect balance. Excellent drinking" - Winewise, 93-96 points (Gold medal); "We're in business here. This sets off the value meter straight away. Cherry-plum flavours with licks of spice, a slight toastiness, excellent fruit purity and a decent sling to the finish. Fresh, complex-enough and more. Delicious drinking" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points; "The wine is again very bright and bold on the palate, youthfully vigorous and gently firm in its tannins, but balanced and very agreeable already, while it appears to have a good cellaring future. Excellent value" - Huon Hooke, 92 points; "It seems like a good year for this wine. It's vigorous, has light but positive grip and sappy acidity, bright red fruits, along with some spice and undergowthy kinds of things. Finish is tight and long, crunchy cranberry and maybe something like pomegranate. Great drinking" - Gary Walsh, 92 points  $27.95 per bottle

2018 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz      "Generously proportioned wine with dense inky cassis, blackberry mulberry fruits, plentiful chocolaty tannins, mocha espresso oak complexity, attractive mid-palate viscosity and superb mineral length. Finishes grainy firm. A classic powerful Bin 389 year with superb fruit complexity, density and attack" - Andrew Caillard MW - 98 points; "Sooty, rich, brooding and powerful, this is an epic Bin 389 and the partnership between the two varieties is sensational... This is a massive score for Bin 389, but it is worth every point thanks to its seamless palate and heroically long finish" - Matthew Jukes, 19+ points out of 20; "This has a very impressively complete feel... So integrated. The palate has a very silky texture, so plush and polished with a wealth of rich and intense dark-plum, dark-berry and blackcurrant flavors. The oak is completely soaked with ripe, fresh fruit. This is a great Bin 389" - Nick Stock - 97 points; "This full-weighted wine boasts all the extract, oomph and Penfolds' attention to detail: glossy colour, impeccably ripe fruit across premium SA zones, generous American oak cladding and clear capacity to age. Meanwhile, the rich accents of South Australia and the quintessential Cabernet / Shiraz blend of mettle and generosity are on full show: black currant, pastille, anise and hedgerow. This will make exceptional old bones" - Ned Goodwin MW, 96 points; "The bouquet is sweetly super-ripe with loads of blackberry jam and fruit sweetness, the palate likewise sumptuously deep in fruit with oak keeping very much in the background. The flavour fills the mouth superbly and continues long into the aftertaste, harmonised by lashings of soft, ripe tannins... Sumptuous fruit sweetness. A ripping wine that seems to be less oak-marked than this wine traditionally is" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "A perennial favourite of mine... It has great colour, and a supple mouthfeel that invests the wine with a hint of elegance, underlined by the fluid, flawless balance, the length a given" - James Halliday, 96 points; "A truly beautiful blend" - Decanter, 96 points    $92.95 per bottle

2018 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon   "This must be one of the best 407s yet and is certainly one of the most complete and refined. Has a leafy blackcurrant aroma which says cabernet. Then the palate delivers layers of flavour with black iron stone fruit, a trace of black olive and even a little bay leaf with oyster shell on the finish. Super wine" - Ray Jordan, 96 points; "The complete Cabernet chorus sings its way out of the glass - fruit, leaf and flower, all in perfect harmony. Rich from the outset, it draws together a full body with grace and elegance, while fine tannins sustain the velvet plushness that rolls through. You're left with complex aftertaste that provides exactly what the nose suggests. The circle is complete. An inspiring wine" - Decanter, 96 points; "The varietal precision of this release is something to behold. Crunchy blackcurrants, cassis and violets of pristine purity are consummately framed in cedary oak (mostly French). This is a Bin 407 of exacting engineering, in which deep black fruits, firm, fine tannins and bright acid drive embrace on a finish of impressive carry and endurance. Patience" - Tyson Stelzer, 95 points; "It's pure, it's perfectly well balanced, it has a sweetness to its fruit and a creaminess to its feel but it's tempered by tobacco and peppercorn and it purrs impressive through the finish" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points; James Halliday - 94 points; " Huon Hooke - 93 points  $99.95 per bottle

2016 Penfolds Grange    Ken Gargett, World of Fine Wine - 100 Points; "Slice of sheer perfection... What I love about how 2016 Grange deploys its flavours is that it does it with so much grace and control for such a commanding wine... 2016 is an awesome vintage for Penfolds and I believe that this label is its greatest wine made in this year - as it should be. This vintage shows more intent and dynamism than I saw in the 2010 vintage, which is another of my favourites and also another of my 20/20 wines, and so there is no doubt in my mind that this vintage deserves a perfect score, too" - Matthew Jukes, - 20 points out of 20; "Impressively concentrated and full-bodied, with an extraordinarily long, velvety finish, it's nevertheless reasonably fresh and tight, with decades of cellaring potential if properly stored. Certainly at least on a par with such vintages as 2010 and 2012, the big question is whether it will ultimately reach triple digits" - Joe Czerwinski, 99 points; "Penfolds nailed the great vintage, making a wine that is perfect in every way... Its detail is superb, with light and shade allowing blackberry and plum fruit pride of place, but there's also flashes of spice and licorice. It's as mouthwatering with the last taste as the first" - James Halliday, 99 points; "Energy, depth and balance are keys to its success, the palate appears bottomless... Lots of talk about how to point such a wine: there'll be some 100s around, I reckon, but as a drink on release with that prominent oak? I'm up for 99 on a good day"- Tony Love, 99 points; "It is intense with a super-concentrated mouthfeel of rich black fruits, combined sweet/ bitter chinotto in a savoury frame. Ultimate fruit richness layered with vanillin and well-integrated oak and dusty tannin grip, seamless even now" - Melissa Moore, 99 points; "A most elegant Grange that while retaining the usual degree of Grange power is far from muscular or overwhelming... Fruits are black as night. The palate has lashings of American oak, as usual, and is up to the task of matching the rich, ripe fruit but there's a lighter hand behind the oak regime this time around. The winemakers are dealing with a finer-edged wine... Beautifully balanced all round... A masterclass in the art of multi-regional blending and controlled power. Very much a definitive Grange" - Jeni Port, 98 points; "2016 represents another standout in the fabled lineage of Grange, a season in which unbridled power meets consummate polish, an exemplar of the impeccable balance that defines modern Grange, yet infused with all of the enduring potential that its legacy embodies. The bombastic concentration and deeply characterful personality of Grange is something to behold, set apart from the outset by its potent and impenetrable black robe, intense even by Penfolds standards. The depth of fruit showcased here is profound, with spicy, glossy black fruits of all kinds rightfully holding prime position... Exquisite tannins of fine-grained, mouth-consuming presence are never assertive, promising longevity of true Grange proportions. A monumental and worthy benchmark of South Australian shiraz" - Tyson Stelzer, 98 points; "Classic Grange. Absolute classic... this release has 1996 written all over it. Those long unmistakable chains of tannin melted so effortlessly into the wine; fruit that has ridden straight over the oak as if it was barely there; a finish that stares next week in the eye. It's a brilliant release in anyone's language" - Campbell Mattinson, 98 points; "This wine really has everything you can expect from a young Grange. Unbridled fruit power, powerful new oak and muscular frame for long aging. Impenetrable colour is matched by decadent fruit... It is full-bodied, dense and rich with an attractive savoury earthy edge to offset that fruit sweetness. The balance sings and the length is very impressive. A great big Grange vintage" - Angus Hughson, 98 points  $780.00 per bottle

2016 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz     "Well concentrated and generous with inky cassis mulberry fruits, smooth velvety tannins, attractive viscosity and richness on the mid-palate and fine integrated acidity. Finishes powdery firm with superb mineral length. A hugely evocative wine; true to the original blueprint, spirit of style and the classic Penfolds multi-regional template. Delicious to drink now but should age beautifully" - Andrew Caillard MW, 98 points; "This is a much anticipated vintage for St. Henri, and it does not disappoint. The complexity of fruit here is stunning... So fresh and brimming with fruit aromas. The palate has a stunning array of deeply fleshy fruit flavors with a superb sense of length and powerful, ripe tannin, underpinning vibrant, fleshy fruit that is beautifully assembled in a refined, elegant and impressively pure mode. So long and pure. Silky and elegant. A real masterpiece, taking its place among the finest vintages like 2010, 1990 and 1971" - James Suckling, 98 points; "The 2016 St Henri Shiraz is one of the finest St Henris I've ever tasted, rivaling the likes of the 1986 or 1976. It's concentrated and rich, the essence of South Australia Shiraz... Full-bodied and dense on the palate, it ends long, dark and savory" - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 points; "It's youthful, bold and bright; fruit drives the wine, and it's almost lean it's so elegant; very long and refined on the follow-through, with very soft, fine-grained tannins throughout the palate... This is all about finesse. Lovely wine" - Huon Hooke, 95 points; "There's no ra-ra here, it's all composure and calm. You can see this singing for a good long time. The tannin here feels teased; almost sinewy; it will hold the wine in good stead. It was/is an anticipated release and it hasn't missed the boat" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points    $115.00 per bottle

2017 Phaedrus Estate Pinot Noir   This has to be one of the most enjoyable pinots I have tasted in a very long time. A plush, juicy and luscious palate with a mouthwatering array of black cherries and spices define this truly delicious wine which has a prodigous length for a pinot noir at this price point; "Striking, luscious fruit, plum and cherry. Atypical, but deliciously hedonistic" - James Halliday, 94 points.   $29.95 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   $42.95 per bottle

2018 Port Phillip Estate Quartier Pinot Noir   "The aromas are reserved and fresh, with raspberry, strawberry and red cherry flavours and lovely pinoty, fruit-driven flavour. A delicious wine - if not really complex. Fruit rules. Great value!" - Huon Hooke, 92 points   $24.95 per bottle

2018 Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo    "A lovely, refined rendition that doesn't rely on ripe fruit but instead on texture and savouriness. Of course there are cherries and pips, florals and herbs, just not dominating. Tangy acidity and grainy tannins are in sync. Lovely drink" - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion), 93 points    $34.95 per bottle

2019 Ravensworth Regional Sangiovese    "I like this for its simplicity. It's honesty. It's a savoury sangio with textural, grainy umami tannins working alongside a neat balance of spice and red fruits. And the right amount of enjoyment for matching with char-grilled meats and vegetables" - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion), 92 points    $27.95 per bottle

2019 Red Claw Pinot Noir   "Hand picked and sorted, open-fermented with 25% whole bunches, matured in used French puncheons. Bright crimson-purple; the fragrant bouquet weaves a tapestry of red berry blossom with a darker note picked up on the complex palate and its long finish" - James Halliday, 95 points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; Concentrated black cherry fruit and dark loam savoury elements fill the mouth. Definitely in the fuller spectrum for the variety but has a glide and drive which speaks of much higher priced examples. It lingers long with a fine and dry tannin profile" - Stuart Knox, 92 points    $26.95 per bottle

2017 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir   "It has considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit. A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension" - James Halliday, 94 points; "This is a beauty. Textural, powerful, varietal and brilliant to drink. Dark cherries and plums, a tanginess, spice and peppercorn notes. It races about, delivering pleasure as it goes. Tannin is in emery board territory. Take the wine, the price, combine the two, and clearly this is right up there as one of the best value pinots of the year" - Campbell Mattinson - 92 points    $19.95 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     $46.50 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 $29.95 per bottle

2018 Standish The Schubert Theorem Shiraz   "There's distinctive complexity of fruit here with all shades of red, blue and purple through to black... The palate has such intensity and power and really long, deep black fruit builds through the finish. Impeccable depth of tannin here. Rich blood plum flavors, intersected with blackberry. So saturated in flavor, so long and full of energy. The vinous intensity on the finish is spectacular. This is something really special" - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com), 100 points & AUSTRALIAN WINE OF THE YEAR; "Full-bodied and rich without being heavy, it finishes tremendously long, with silky, cocoa-powder-like tannins. It should drink well for a couple of decades" - The Wine Advocate, 96 - 98 points; "It's perhaps the most rugged and firm of the 2018 Standish releases, through I love it for that all the same... No doubt it's a beauty. Tightly packed and in need of cellaring" - Gary Walsh, 96+ points  $184.95 per bottle

2018 Standish The Standish Shiraz   "It just exudes complexity, while also being full-bodied, plush and creamy, with a long, elegant finish. This seamless beauty is a candidate for perfection" - The Wine Advocate, 98 - 100 points; "This, and the Lamella, jumped out at me straight off... Spicy black fruit, dark and brooding, but finds its way through the mouth as surely as a cat in the night. Black liquorice, fresh picked blackberry and boysenberry, deep but with no shortage of energy and freshness, the tannin grips with a fine chalk powder texture, green tea perfume adds a little edge, and the finish is so long, stony and bright. It's a class act from start to finish" - Gary Walsh, 97 points  $129.95 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    $39.95 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    $29.95 per bottle

2019 Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot    "The palate is packed with rich fruit intensity combined with layers of silky texture and complex flavours, wonderfully supported by perfectly pitched chalky tannins, making it sturdy and structured with a seemingly endless finish. Flawless and spellbinding" - Sam Kim, 100 points; "This wine represents elegance on a grand scale and is on one of the best vintage I've tasted. It has plushness and power with great potential" - Bob Campbell MW, 98 points; "It's medium-bodied, taut and tightly strung with 'mineral' feeling cranberry acidity, sheets of slate-like tannin, superb waft of mouth-perfume, and a firm finish of impeccable length. A whole lot of what you might call 'discreet structure' this year, and feels particularly long-term. Oh Coleraine, you've done it again" - Gary Walsh, 97 points, "Complex and very sophisticated with a calm yet mysterious package of aromas: elegance and finesse, aromas of dark berries and varietal, ripe cabernet, some sweet tobacco, dark olive and barrel spices. Very harmonious already, but lots of youth and palate tension. Big tannins, ripe tannins and acidity to match. Delicious, young, vibrant" - Cameron Douglas MS, 97 points  $105.00 per bottle

2017 Wise Vineyard Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon      "A confident poise to the aromatics, cedar and blueberries, grainy oak and briary, dried herbs. Excellent line to this. Just-ripe flesh wrapped around dusty tannins. Acidity in check. A very classy cabernet" - The Real Review, 95 points; "This presents a raw and powerful offer of Margaret River cabernet, packaged with cassis/blackcurrant, bay leaf, earth and ripe cedary tannins. Bargain. Drink by 2037" - James Halliday, 94 points   $26.95 per bottle

2018 Wise Vineyard Sea Urchin Shiraz     "One of the best under this label I have tasted. Love the generous soft and plush palate profile. Seems to be some mighty good fruit in here. Sensational value" - Ray Jordan, 93 points & Best Value Wine Overall   $15.95 per bottle

2018 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Syrah    "It takes a microsecond for the wine to establish this part of the Mornington Peninsula to deliver full-bodied shiraz that hasn't been over-extracted or otherwise forced to provide its layered purple and black fruits. The oak and tannin contributions have been calculated with the usual attention to detail" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Medium-bodied and very slippery across the tongue. The blue fruits are plush whilst we have undertones of blood sausage and broken slate... A very stylish wine for the price" - Stuart Knox, The Real Review, 94 points   $32.95 per bottle

2016 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon      2018 JIMMY WATSON MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER; " Medium-bodied, perfume and dried herbs in a core of red and black fruit, open weave but fine grained tannin, fresh and bright, but with a good amount of bass. Finish is long and well-defined, the tannin lending confident grip as it goes down. Excellent" - Gary Walsh, 95 points    $49.95 per bottle