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2014 Shoofly Pinot Noir Yarra-King Valley Victoria Top Pick!
2014 Shoofly Pinot Noir Yarra-King Valley Victoria

90 points James Halliday: "Light, clear colour; there aren't many pinots from the Yarra and King Valleys buzzing around with this degree of varietal fruit, its varietal purity suggesting little or no oak. It's a drink tonight bargain of some magnitude." (10/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Bright red. Lively and focused on the perfumed nose, displaying fresh red berry, potpourri and five-spice powder scents along with a hint of smokiness. Lithe and subtly sweet, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and spicier with aeration. In an elegant, fat-free style, with silky tannins ...Read More » 


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2015 Riposte "The Dagger" Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2015 Riposte "The Dagger" Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

94 points James Halliday: "**Top 100 Reds Under $20** Full crimson-purple hue; a fine web of earth and spice is wound through the dark cherry and damson plum fruit of both the bouquet and palate alike, providing an extra measure of texture and structure. Still in its infancy, but promises much for the future - and an enticing price. (Halliday on Winemaker Tim Knappstein) - With 50+ years of winemaking and more than 500 wine show awards under his belt...the prices for almost all of the wines are astonishingly low." (9/2015) K&L Notes: A pure, aromatic, rich, juicy, fruit-driven Pinot from highl... Read More » 


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2013 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $20)

92 points James Suckling: "A tangy and rich red with dried plum and berry character. Full body. Flavorful finish. Drink now. (JS)" (2/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Robust and concentrated, with vanilla and sarsaparilla accents to the blackberry and cherry flavors. Dried herb notes linger on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. Web Only-2016 (MW)" K&L Notes: This is a serious mouth full of Cabernet for a ludicrously low price! The latest in a run of dynamite value Cabs from Margaret River - the "Ringbolt" is made by 30 year veteran winemaker Peter Gambetta. Pete has made wine all over the world including some top... Read More » 


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2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50)

96 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Slightly turbid/cloudy rim to the colour, although the hue is bright; it's very clear this has been made from an exceptional parcel of estate fruit, for it has an elegance and length not commonly found in the Clare Valley; likewise, its range of spicy red fruits merging with gently savoury/earthy nuances is exceptional." 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This is wonderfully complex and aromatic, with scents ranging from baking spices and savory beef to mixed berries. That swirl of seeming contradictions continues on the palate, backed by luxuriou ...Read More » 


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2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

93 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Full crimson-purple; the back label proclaims that the Lodge Hill Vineyard is the highest in the Clare Valley at 480m and the wine has cool-grown nuances in its bloodstream; jet black fruits have rivulets of licorice, pepper and spice with banks of fine, savoury tannins." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Shiraz The Lodge Hill is redolent of eucalyptus, Chinese five spice, blackberries, black cherries and pepper hints, then fills the medium to full-bodied palate with a good amount of chewy tannins and plenty ...Read More » 


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2014 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Chardonnay Yarra Valley (Elsewhere $20)

92 points James Halliday: "From the Beenak, Coldstream, Gladysdale and Woori Yallock districts, all hand-picked. Has masses of fruit that could only come from the Yarra Valley, its length unmistakable, but not at the expense of mid-palate presence. Made to be enjoyed right now." K&L Notes: Last vintage we sold thousands of bottles of this wine from K&L direct import Oakridge Estate. Made by 20+ year veteran, Yarra Valley winemaker David Bicknell. David is considered by many as one of the best Chardonnay producers in all of Australia. The "Over The Shoulder" label is basically estate fruit that... Read More » 


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2012 Robert Oatley "Signature" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River (Elsewhere $20)

92 points James Halliday: "Good hue and depth; the bouquet and palate sing from the same page, bringing black fruits, dried sage, black olive and oak together, and then laying a carpet of fine tannins underneath." (3/2014) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "This gentle cabernet is long on elegance and herbal spice. It offers a rich texture without tannic overload, its foresty fruit ranging from red cherry to boysenberry. A coastal cabernet for venison or other lean meats." (10/2014) 90 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Pungent scents of fresh cherry, blackcurrant and pipe tobacco, with a smoky nuance coming up with aeration. On the palate, gen ...Read More » 


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2012 Howard Park "Leston Vineyard" Shiraz Margaret River (Previously $20)

95 points James Halliday: "Spent 18 months in new and 1-year-old French barriques. As the Shiraz vines in Margaret River have become mature, so has the depth of the fruit intensified, this wine a prime example, as its layers of black fruits and almost creamy tannins show; needless to say, the cedary impact of the French oak also plays a significant role." (2/2014) 95 points Sam Kim: "A lovely, perfumed bouquet: aromas of dark plum, blueberry and floral with hints of white pepper and cocoa on the nose. The palate is ripe and silky with an abundance of appealing flavours and polished tannins. It is linge ...Read More » 


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2015 S.C. Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia

95 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked and sorted, free-run juice cool-fermented in tank. There is a subliminal savoury edge to the bouquet and palate, possibly from more than one yeast at work, and also to crisp, crunchy acidity. You pick up the extra level of flavour from ripe (not overripe) fruit on the back-palate and finish. Has the X-factor many Sauvignon Blancs lack." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Having S.C. Pannell as a K&L exclusive import is like having the national monopoly on Opus One. Steve Pannell is one of the most highly regarded and awarded winemakers in Australian history. Pannell ha... Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm "Skinbone" Grenache Rosé Barossa Valley (Dry)

94 points James Halliday: "**2015 Winery of The Year Award - James Haliday's Wine Companion** Destemmed, crushed and with 24 hours skin contact; 25% pressed direct to used French barriques for a 31-day wild ferment, 75% settled, thence to stainless steel for cultured fermentation. Vivid crimson; vibrant acidity gives this complex wine the characteristics of a white wine with a formidable finish." K&L Notes: A beautiful dry, fresh, rose of Grenache. The fruit is picked early specifically for Rose production to retain lots of mouth watering acidity and very moderate alcohol (11.5%). This rose se... Read More » 


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JH 94

2013 Wirra Wirra "Church Block" Red Blend McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $20.00) Top Pick!
2013 Wirra Wirra "Church Block" Red Blend McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $20.00)

94 points James Halliday: "Australian Wine Companion - "A 50% Cab, 37% Shiraz, 13% Merlot blend matured for 18 months in French (70%) and American (30%) oak (10% new), one of Wirra Wirra's celebrated foot soldiers. This really does over-deliver; while it's chock-full of luscious red and black fruits (more on the red side) it has good shape and texture, the finish very more-ish. (JH)" (3/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "The staple of the Wirra Wirra stable, this has a definitive cabernet stamp to it with liquorice and dark chocolate. Plum fruits, cassis and black cherry flavors linger on elegant tannins. Nicel ...Read More » 


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2014 S.C. Pannell "The Vale" Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia

96 points James Suckling: "A full array of foresty berry fruits here again, all layered in neat, fitted together with the precision and detail of an expert joiner; this has impressive polish. The fruit aromas run through red, blue and dark tones, chocolate and liquorice, a hint of coal smoke too. On the palate there's a very supple, fine and even sheen of tannin, soaked in redder fruit flavors. This has terrific depth, elegance and purity. A blend of old vine Shiraz and Grenache." 95 points James Halliday: "A Shiraz Grenache blend, the grapes from old vines. The colour is vivid and deep, its promise fully rea ...Read More » 


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JS 96 JH 95

2014 S.C. Pannell Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia

95 points James Suckling: "A very handy follow-up to the previous vintage which won the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy, in fact, this could be a nose in front in terms of quality. The 2014 vintage was cooler, than 2013, producing a more compact, composed and muscular wine. It sacrifices nothing in terms of immediate appeal and polish though, all blackberry and black cherry fruits with plenty of spice, a little peppery edge and a thread of dark graphite-like stony allure. The palate is saturated in flavor with a mesh-like weave of fine, well-defined tannin. It's got all the promise of ...Read More » 


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2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $20+)

90 points James Halliday: "Pepper-laden shiraz. Meaty, mid-weight style. Cherry-flavoured fruit. Has enough interest, flavour and form to satisfy. Chewy finish. Toasty/spicy oak tops it off nicely." (2/2014) K&L Notes: 91 points Wine Front: "Quite remarkable. Tastes very much like Pinot Noir. Cherries, spices, perhaps some pepper and cloves. Light- to medium-weight and fragrant/savoury/spicy. Excellent to drink." All estate fruit from Oakridge Estate in Yarra Valley. The wine shows lovely perfumed notes of red currant, raspberry and toasted spices. The palate is medium bodied with great vibran... Read More » 


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2013 Wakefield (Taylor's) "Jaraman" Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Wakefield (Taylor's) "Jaraman" Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

94 points James Halliday: "Good hue; a medium-bodied wine that meets all reasonable expectations. The cassis, black olive and bay leaf aromas and flavours are clear and uncluttered, but do not deny the oak and tannins their place at the table. I have every confidence the wine will richly repay five to 10+ years in the cellar." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Clare Valley and Coonawarra fruit, the deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tons of minted blackcurrant and black cherry notes with some chocolate and clove hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is filled with juic ...Read More » 


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JH 94 RP 90

2014 Vasse Felix "Filius" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia

93 points James Suckling: "A chardonnay with focus and precision. Full body, layers of fruit that are compressed with bright acidity. Persistent and beautiful finish." (2/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Stylish, with a dried floral note weaving in and out of the green apple, lemon and melon flavors. Shows focused acidity and a long finish. Drink now through 2020. 180 cases imported. Web Only-2016 (MW)" (2/2016) 91 points Vinous: "The complexity of this iconic winery’s entry-level Chardonnay belies its price - Light, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of fresh melon, pear and Meyer lemon, with subtle hints of toasty lees and fennel emer ...Read More » 


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2014 Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc Western Australia

95 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Free-run juice from Great Southern/Margaret River grapes has been partially barrel-fermented, the slightly smoky bouquet leading into an intensely focused palate, with the length and clarity more frequently encountered with high quality Riesling, a comparison heightened by attractive citrus notes that accompany stone fruit and gooseberry flavours."  


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2013 Sons of Eden "Pumpa" Cabernet-Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

90 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with plush cherry and plum flavors that show a touch of vanilla bean and mocha. Offers supple tannins and a lingering, spicy, full-throttle finish. Drink now through 2026. (MW, Web-2016)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) Shiraz (44%). Sourced from 16-50+ year old vines in the high elevation vineyards of Eden Valley. Named after the "Pumpa" family of pioneering vignerons who settled this area over 100 years ago; this classic South Australian blend of Cab and Shiraz delivers once again. The Cab provides blue and black fruits, spice, cedar and fine ... Read More » 


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2014 Yalumba "Old Bush Vine" Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

92 points James Halliday: "The colour is light but brilliant crimson; the use of French oak isn't at all obvious in this light-bodied, but highly focused wine, with spicy red fruits and confection kept to a minimum. It is absolutely ready to drink immediately to appreciate its perfume and freshness." (7/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Grenache Old Bush Vine offers enticing red cherry and raspberry preserves notes accented with suggestions of cinnamon stick, orange peel, red roses and white pepper. Medium-bodied and beautifully delicate in the mouth, it sure ...Read More » 


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2013 Howard Park "Leston Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Both opulent and fine at once. The bullseye has been hit dead centre here. Oak, fruit, acid and tannin all pull together. Excellent wine, builds its own landscape. Blackcurrant-like flavour, luscious, is slipped with coffee-cream, leather, cigars. Dusty, fruit-filled tannin winds its way through, inexorable, unhurried, a river flowing over smooth long stones. The longer you sit with it, the lower the price seems." (7/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "Lots of dark fruit such as blackberry and blueberry that turns to red earth and rust. Full body, round and velvety tannins. Juicy fruit ...Read More » 


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JH 96 JS 92

2014 Oakridge Estate "Willowlake Vineyard" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley

96 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked, destemmed, whole berry, 14-day ferment, matured for 11 months in French oak. Willowlake is the oldest Upper Yarra vineyard, and always has that little bit extra in fruit complexity - both red and black fruits, even if red is still the leader - fine tannins and oak totally in balance." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Another fantastic single vineyard Pinot from Oakridge, this time it's the Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir. Oakridge's wines re-define what many people think of Australian wines...they're the polar opposite of the over-ripe, over-extracted, "Fruit Bombs" p... Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "**2015 Winery of The Year Award - James Halliday's Wine Companion** Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. An estate-grown wine blended from different blocks within the Hentley Farm vineyard. Deep, dense purple-crimson, it underscores the supreme quality of the vineyard, for this could pass muster as a Reserve release thanks to the layered array of red and black fruits, rounded tannins and quality oak; the balance is such that it can b ...Read More » 


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JH 95

2014 Oakridge Estate "Willowlake Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley

97 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed directly to French puncheons for wild ferment; 11 months maturation on lees. From the heart of the Upper Yarra (and its oldest vineyard), this has unequalled finesse and brightness to its fruit profile, ranging through grapefruit and white peach on the bouquet and palate alike." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Oakridge's wines re-define what many people think of Australian wines...they're the polar opposite of the over-ripe, over-extracted, "Fruit Bombs" as any wine can be. These wines are about balance, elegance and refinement. Winemaker David B... Read More » 


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2014 S.C. Pannell "Old McDonald Vineyard" Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia Top Pick!
2014 S.C. Pannell "Old McDonald Vineyard" Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked from 72yo bush vines, open-fermented, 14 months maturation in used French hogsheads. Bright, clear colour; quality grenache picked at precisely the right time has resulted in a wine with perfectly pitched red fruits, supple yet savoury tannins, and passing hints of herbs and chocolate; the tannin support is perfect, adding to the savoury nuances that are ever-present in the wine; poise and balance. Rhone Valley? Yes." (5/2015) 96 points James Suckling: "New name, same vineyard source for Pannell's Grenache. This has a beautiful sense of purity and pared back raspberry fr ...Read More » 


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JH 96 JS 96

2012 Howard Park "Scotsdale Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Great Southern Western Australia Top Pick!
2012 Howard Park "Scotsdale Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Great Southern Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: "From the near-40yo estate vineyard at Mount Barker; separate lots were either pressed at dryness or given post-ferment maceration, and kept separate during 20 months maturation in French oak (40% new). Picture perfect, not a hair out of place as the blackcurrant fruit, a touch of black olive and cedary oak flows seamlessly along the supremely elegant palate." (7/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon is a very deep purple-black 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made with fruit from 33-year-old vines. At first the nose is slightly closed giving subtle notes of c ...Read More » 


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2014 Howard Park Chardonnay Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: "From the estate vineyards in Mount Barker, Porongurup and Margaret River; hand-picked, and chilled overnight before hand sorted, whole bunch-pressed direct to barrel (30% new French) for wild fermentation, matured on lees for 9 months, part with mlf. Iron fist in a velvet glove, more common with red wines than chardonnay, but this has awesome power, concentration and length to its pink grapefruit, white stone fruit and pistachio, nougat accents from the mlf." 92 points James Suckling: "A southerly source in cooler territory has this chardonnay looking super fresh, floral and crisp. ...Read More » 


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2011 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $55+)

95 points James Suckling: "This is really a gorgeous bottle with subtle black currant, berry, spice, chocolate and cedar undertones. Full body, integrated tannins and a long and beautiful finish. So perfect now. Better in 2016. But why wait?" 94 points James Halliday: "Makes a fist at effortlessness. Supple blackcurrant and choc flavours glide into bay leaf and clove. Mid-weight but juicy. Builds a good amount of momentum as it rolls through the mouth. Shape, mouthfeel and length. Elegance is its middle name. Should mature well." (12/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Powerful smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits ...Read More » 


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2013 Oakridge Estate "Guerin Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley

96 points James Halliday: "Whole bunch-pressed straight to French puncheons for wild ferment on solids, then 11 months maturation on lees. Has the Oakridge stamp all over it: a complex, slightly funky bouquet and great drive to the long, elegant, perfectly balanced palate, oak merely a vehicle." (10/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Local Vineyard Series Guerin Vineyard Chardonnay is intensely scented of lemon curd, lemongrass, lime leaves and mandarin peel with touches of struck flint, toasted cashews, cedar and ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a beautiful satiny texture and plenty of livel ...Read More » 


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JH 96 RP 92

2012 Penfolds "Bin 138" Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley (Elsewhere $30)

94 points James Halliday: "A vintage well suited to this blend of 66/23/11% shiraz/grenache/mataro, creating a wine of even flow, lively acid balance and firm, finely textured tannin support. Violet fragrance and well-defined berry fruits are layered with pepper and spice, confirming a restrained, poised and ageworthy Bin 138, set to go down among the greats." 93 points James Suckling: "The blend in 2012 is shiraz (66%), grenache (23%) and mataro (11%) and shows a wealth of red and blue fruits on offer with attractive brambly summer berry aromas, quite fresh and fragrant, some tarry blue fruits too. The palat ...Read More » 


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2012 Leeuwin "Art Series" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: ""If price wasn't a concern we'd all just want to drink bucket loads of this. It's all class and quality but the drinkability factor is extremely high. It's like sitting with someone expert in the art of conversation; it makes you laugh and cry and lean in closer. Fruit, oak, texture, acidity, length: a hand full of aces, neatly arranged, trim and terrific."" 96 points Decanter: "Great to see Margaret River’s most recognized Chardonnay in such good form. This has all the power one associates with Leeuwin – with the 100% new oak being totally absorbed by the fruit – while the pa ...Read More » 


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2012 Oakridge Estate "Whitsend Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley

96 points James Halliday: "Classic claret-style Cabernet. Medium-bodied and refreshing with fine flavours of pencil, chocolate, mulberry and crushed leaf. Firm but well integrated tannin. Knows exactly what style it wants to be and sets about nailing it." (2/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Bright, vibrant purple reds. Fragrant, ripe Cabernet - cassis, blackcurrant and violets underpinned by redcurrant, chocolate and pencil lead. The presentation is of a fine, elegant medium bodied claret style that has weight and firmness yet retains its refreshing line and length. It will cellar well ove... Read More » 


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2012 Hewitson "Miss Harry" GSM Barossa Valley South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Complex without being try-hard about it. Gorgeous mix of various berried fruits, licorice, grainy tannin, savoury-smoky notes and clovey oak. It's at the upper end of mid-weight but it's mouthfilling. High quality tannin and length. Warm finish but impressive all round." (7/2014) 93 points James Suckling: "Lots of peppery fruit with plum, dried strawberry and spice. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a beautiful, balanced finish. Hard to find something like this even in Châteauneauf. Wonderful value. Drink now." (1/2015) 91 points Vinous: "(a blend of grenache, shiraz, mourvedre, carignan and c ...Read More » 


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2013 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz South Australia (Elsewhere $70)

96 points Bob Campbell: "I have an emotional attachment to Bin 389 having tasted and enjoyed every vintage for more than 30 years and been witness to a sophisticated revolution toward greater finesse. Deep-tinted wine but not heavy or overdone, with quite elegant flavours that include a cedar, cassis Cabernet character and sweetly luscious Shiraz. A lovely wine that can be appreciated now but really needs to be cellared for quite a few years to fully appreciate its star quality." 95 points James Halliday: "A 51/49% blend from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Coonawarra that spen ...Read More » 


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2012 Chapel Hill Grenache "Bush Vine" McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $30)

94 points James Halliday: "Clear, vivid crimson-purple; this is what Australian grenache is, or should be, about: scoops of cherry, raspberry and plum fruit sit in a web of gossamer tannins." (1/2014) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet with a hint of purple, the 2012 McLaren Vale Bush Vine Grenache has aromas of kirsch and raspberry preserves with underlying cinnamon toast, orange peel and rose petal hints. Full-bodied with tons of red berry and baking spice flavors on offer in the mouth, it has wonderfully silky tannins and a long, lively finish. Drink it now to 2020+. (LPB)" (7/2014)  


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JH 94 RP 91

2014 Robert Oatley "Signature" Chardonnay Margaret River

94 points James Halliday: "Bright and sunny with pear, apple and white peach flavor before then raising more serious points. Said points come in the form of flint, matchstick and the grunt of grapefruit, all laced with smoky oak. Drinkability meets sophistication meets value."  


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JH 94

2013 Penfolds Bin 28 "Kalimna" Shiraz South Australia (Elsewhere $33)

95 points Bob Campbell: "An inky Shiraz, rich, dense and chewy with dark berry, liquorice and tar underpinned with spicy oak. Heroic wine that needs to be matched with fairly robust red meat dishes or allowed to age in bottle for at least a few years. Solidly structured with sweet tannins. Very impressive." 94 points James Halliday: "Sourced from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek; matured for 12 months in used American hogsheads handed down from prior duties with Grange, Bin 389 and so forth. Healthy and deep colour, it has a rich bouquet with licorice, spice, dark chocolate an ...Read More » 


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2012 Yalumba "The Signature" Cabernet-Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

98 points Sam Kim: "A formidable wine of outstanding richness, yet it’s sophisticated at the same time. Complex aromas of black/blueberry, dark plum, floral, game and vanilla lead to a velvety palate that delivers awesome intensity and opulence. A gratifying wine from an exceptional vintage. Surely this is the best wine made under this label of fifty-year history. At its best: 2022 to 2042. Signatory: Robert Hill-Smith." (8/2015) 96 points James Halliday: "Spent 20 months in high quality French, Hungarian and American oak barrels made in Yalumba's own onsite cooperage. This is one of the richest and mo ...Read More » 


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2013 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Previously $100)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence. (LPB)" (6/2015) 95 points James Halliday: "From vines between 50-130 yo, yield 2t/ha; open-fermented in 1 and 2-tonne pots, post-fermentation maceration, mat ...Read More » 


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2012 Hentley Farm "The Beast" Single Block Shiraz Barossa Valley

96 points James Halliday: "*2015 Winery of the Year* Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. Estate-grown grapes come from a single block high on the hill, with shallow soils and even sunlight exposure resulting in very small berries. Deep, saturated crimson-purple paints the scene for a wine bottled Jan '14, with untold layers of black fruits, ripe tannins and integrated oak; bitter chocolate and poached plum flavours are in the mix too. Tasted 2 months after be ...Read More » 


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2013 Sons of Eden "Remus" Old Vine Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia

95 points Bob Campbell: "Very deep red/purple colour, the bouquet rich and chocolate-ripe, bright and concentrated, deep and plush with fleshy extract aplenty and loads of soft tannin and alcohol. The wine is very full-bodied, concentrated and plush - power-packed but with remarkable softness of texture. A terrific shiraz. Drink 2019 to 2038. (Huon Hooke)" 94 points Wine Spectator: "Densely packed, with black pepper accented black cherry, plum and floral flavors that nestle into a bed of plush tannins, finishing with intensity and depth. The finish just keeps expanding. Drink now through 2025." (11/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep ...Read More » 


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2012 Langmeil "Three Gardens" Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia

91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vital, with juicy plum and blackberry flavors, shaded with licorice, pepper and bay leaf as the finish lingers precisely. Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache. (HS)" (8/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 36% Shiraz, 34% Mataro, 30% Grenache, the medium garnet colored 2012 Three Gardens Shiraz Mataro Grenache is slightly reduced at first before eventually giving way to notes of kirsch, raspberry preserves and mulberries with hints of sauteed herbs, pepper and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, it offers mouth-filling red berry and savory flavors with a medium level of gr ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2012 Cape Mentelle "Wilyabrup" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $40)

95 points Decanter: "Well-tempered, tightly coiled and classically elegant. Effortlessly crafted and exceedingly persistent, a second label with the longevity, self-assurance and poise of many premier wines." 95 points James Halliday: "45/33/24% cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, destemmed and berry-sorted, then fermented for up to 30 days; matured in French barriques (40% new) for 16 months. A high-toned, savoury wine with plum, tobacco and cedar all in play, the tannins fine, the balance impeccable." K&L Notes: 94 points Wine Front: "From an unofficial sub-region, as yet not trademarked. 43% Cabernet S... Read More » 


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DC 95 JH 95

2014 Ochota Barrels "The Green Room" Grenache-Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia (Previously $40)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale vibrant ruby, the 2014 The Green Room Grenache Syrah is a blend of 88% Grenache and 12% Syrah that reveals lifted red cherry, crushed raspberry and red plum nose with spice box, roses, potpourri and peppery hints plus a waft of dried herbs. Light-bodied, fresh, silky and multilayered, the palate shows beautiful elegance. This wine defies your conceptions of McLaren Vale. (LPB)" (8/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Brilliant red. Pungent red berry and candied rose scents are complicated by a smoky mineral quality and a hint of Asian spices. Spicy, distinctly elegant raspberry and ...Read More » 


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2015 S.C. Pannell "Arido" Rosé Adelaide Hills

93 points James Halliday: "A blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Pinot Meunier crushed and left on skins for 24 hours. Pale, but vivid, pink; it has a savoury, highly textured, dry palate with a curling wave of faintly citrussy acidity lifting the lingering finish. Food an optional extra." (10/2015) K&L Notes: Having S.C. Pannell as a K&L exclusive import is like having the national monopoly on Opus One. Steve Pannell is one of the most highly regarded and awarded winemakers in Australian history. Pannell has the rare distinction of winning not one but two Jimmy Watson Trophies (the most prestigio... Read More » 


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JH 93

2012 John Duval "Plexus" SGM Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

95 points James Halliday: "Armed with flavour and dangerously drinkable. Red and black berries, ground Asian spice, earth, aniseed and a quick kiss of cedary French oak. Puts on an impeccable performance." (7/2014) 94 points James Suckling: "Duval's regional red, which melds Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre together seamlessly, is a stunning rendition in the 2012 vintage. The Barossan origin is strong in all aspects of the wine, which shows deep blackberries and other red fruits on the nose in addition to some gently earthy and tarry meat accents, hints of nutty oak and a sense of vibrant ripeness. The palate d ...Read More » 


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2010 Larry Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon Wilyabrup Western Australia (Elsewhere $40)

93 points James Halliday: "A noticeable riper rendition of Cabernet than the rest of the collection, with the cassis fruit showing elements of fruitcake and plenty of spice; the charry oak is also prominent in this wine, and while the generosity and concentration is undeniable, the complexity is a step behind." (3/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sourced from the Wilybrup subregion of Margaret River, this is a full-bodied, creamy-textured Cabernet, readily accessible at five years of age. It's meaty and savory in style, with ample chocolate notes, hints of asphalt and plummy fruit that lead into a long, gentl ...Read More » 


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JH 93 WE 93

2012 Torbreck "The Steading" Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet in color with a purple rim, the 2012 The Steading (a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro) has a beautifully open nose of kirsch, mulberries and black raspberries with white pepper, dusty earth and Chinese five spice suggestions. Full-bodied and yet wonderfully poised in the mouth, the silky tannins and refreshing acid support the generous flesh throughout the long, spicy finish. 93+ (LPB)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: 94 points Wine Front Magazine: "Heady out of the glass - spikes of hot, warm fruit, black coffee, liquorice, dried fruits. Heady nectar. Smooth, ... Read More » 


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RP 93

2015 Hentley Farm Riesling Eden Valley

91 points James Halliday: "Generosity personified, with Meyer lemon and Bickford's lime juice aromas and flavours letting nothing else get into the act (including acidity). Ready now." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Riesling is intensely scented of lime cordial, white peaches, lemon curd and honeysuckle with a waft of talc. Light-bodied, dry and with a lively acid backbone, it delivers a burst of expressive citrus flavor and great length. (LPB)" (6/2016)  


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JH 91 RP 90

2013 Giant Steps "Sexton Vineyard" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $40+)

95 points James Halliday: "Very good colour, slightly deeper than Applejack; a vibrantly savoury pinot, with cherry-accented fruit woven through a spicy/foresty palate of excellent length and persistence. Will richly reward 5 years in the cellar." 92 points Vinous: "Vivid red. Displays sexy, spice-accented red fruit and floral pastille scents and suggestions of dried flowers, anise and woodsmoke. An undercurrent of zesty minerality gives focus and lift to the plump raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, which flesh out and sweeten with air. The spicy quality comes back on the subtly tannic finish, which ...Read More » 


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2014 Hentley Farm "The Stray Mongrel" Grenache Blend Barossa Valley

94 points James Halliday: "James Halliday's Wine Companion - Winery Of The Year 2015! Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. * Special Value Selection* The 2014 Stray Mongrel is a bits and pieces 58/38/4% blend of grenache, shiraz and zinfandel, picked and fermented separately. The red berry fruits of the grenache and darker fruits of the shiraz have come together very well, particularly with its fresh finish. All a bit mysterious how this happened." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Hent... Read More » 


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JH 94

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