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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com
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Best Drinking
           
    AUSTRALIA      
           
    WHITE Wine      
    R. L. BULLER
This estate makes wonderful old 'sticky' Muscat and Tokay 'after dinner' wines - they taste great as well as being  collectors items, as they get rave reviews from Robert Parker!
   
 
12
75cl
Rutherglen Fine Old Malmsey
Buller
NV £20.00 Now-2018 
12
75cl
Fine Old Tawny Port
Buller
Wine Spectator -
Smooth, open and only lightly sweet, layering its smoky, spicy white pepper and cherry flavours in appropriate balance.
Flavours finish with subtlety
NV £22.00 WS88
Now - 2025
           
    LEEUWIN ESTATE
This estate
makes some of the best Chardonnay wines in Oz!
Especially their top "Art Series" - Try it and see!
   
 
72
75cl
Chardonnay Margaret River
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - Aromatically tight, but expansive and expressive in the mouth, pouring out its pear, green guava and fig flavors in a generous stream, with glints of spice. Comes together smoothly on a deftly balanced frame to let the finish sail on and on.

2010 £65.00 WS95
2014-30
72
75cl
Chardonnay Margaret River
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - A deftly balanced Chardonnay of tremendous depth without much weight, floating its pear, quince, floral and orange marmalade flavors through to the end. It's the finish that makes this special, balancing all the elements effortlessly and lingering on and on.

2009 £64.00 WS96
2013-25
13
75cl
Chardonnay Margaret River
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - Silky, round and deftly balanced to play its pear, apricot, grapefruit and nutmeg flavours against a refined structure, casting it all into the long, enticing finish, which sails on impressively. Remarkable for its deftness, not its obvious power. Drink now through 2020.

2008 £59.00 WS93
2011-25
15
75cl
Chardonnay Margaret River
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - Polished, focused, fresh and vibrant, with a subtle interplay of pear, hazelnut, tropical fruit and tobacco aromas and flavours mingling effectively and gaining in intensity as the finish persists. Seamless and inviting, this should age beautifully.

2007 £64.00 WS94
2011-20
36
75cl
Riesling 
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

RP - Coming from estate grown vineyards planted from 1972, the 2010 Art Series Riesling gives intense notes of ripe pears, fresh peaches and granny smith apples with a spicy undercurrent and just a hint of honeysuckle. Crisp, dry and well balanced, it gives plenty of mid-palate stone fruit and apple flavors on the light to medium bodied palate leading to a long finish

2010 £15.00 RP90
2013-20
24
75cl
Riesling 
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

RP - The 2007 Riesling Art Series is medium straw-coloured with a complex bouquet of citrus, petrol, lemon-lime, and spring flowers. This leads to a crisp, dry wine with excellent acidity, complex flavors, and a very long, firm finish. This Trocken-styled Riesling will evolve for 5-7 years and drink well for at least a decade thereafter.

2007 £14.00 RP89
2011-22
            
    RED Wine      
    D'ARENBERG
RP -
If you love Australian wines, d’Arenberg is a winery to seek out as these offerings all possess abundant soul as well as character. In short, the accolades that proprietor/winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from The Wine Advocate, but virtually everybody in the wine world, are all well deserved.
 
   
The Dead Arm Shiraz comes from vines planted prior to 1890!

Powerful, flavoursome wines!
57
75cl
Dead Arm Shiraz
d'Arenberg
RP -
Very deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 The Dead Arm Shiraz presents an intense and complex nose of blackberry preserves and dried mulberries over coffee, black olives, smoky bacon and humus. The palate is richly fruited and nicely balanced with layers of savoury and dark berry flavors and crisp acid textured by medium-firm finely grained tannins. It finishes long with hints of menthol and marmite toast coming through.
2009 £27.00 RP95
2013-24
53
75cl
Dead Arm Shiraz
d'Arenberg
RP -
D’Arenberg’s flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-coloured, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036.
2006 £34.00 RP96
2018-36
24
75cl
Dead Arm Shiraz
d'Arenberg
RP -
The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning.
An inky/purple colour is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice.
This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001.
2004 £41.00 RP96
2008-26
13
75cl
Dead Arm Shiraz
d'Arenberg
RP -
Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple colour is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted liquorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish.
2001 £54.00 RP98
2008-33
           
    BURGE FAMILY
RP -
Readers should not confuse Burge Family Winemakers (one of Australia’s finest wineries) with the much larger firm of Grant Burge.
Burge Family Winemakers’ old vine estate-bottled offerings, made by the modest, but enormously talented Rick Burge, are classic Barossa wines with extraordinary elegance as well as complex aromatics that combine European subtlety with Australian power
   
 
3
75cl
Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
'Olive Hill'
Burge
RP -
A blend of 50% Shiraz, 35% Grenache, and 15% Mourvedre from vines averaging 10 years of age, the 2002 Olive Hill was aged in 30% new and 70% used French wood.
Earthy balsam wood, pepper, dried herb, black cherry, raspberry, and plum aromas jump from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, firmly-structured red. While less exuberant and up-front than its siblings, it is beautifully proportioned, pure, and impeccably well-made
2002 £29.00 RP93
2005-14

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    BEN GLAETZER
The renowned winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in the northern Barossa. Many knowledgeable experts cite this sub-region as the finest in the Valley.
   
 
54
75cl
AMON-RA
Unfiltered Shiraz
Glaetzer
RP -
Produced from 100% Shiraz, the 2010 Amon-Ra displays a deep purple-black color and aromas of cedar, baking spices, lavender, chocolate and vanilla over a core of crème de cassis, black cherry pie and dried plums.
Very full bodied and densely packed with layered warm berry, earth and spice flavours
, it has a solid backbone of medium to firm fine grained tannins and crisp acid, finishing long with some hints of dried Provence herbs and black pepper coming through.
2010 £47.00 RP95+
2014-27

Amon-Ra has become one of Australia’s icon wines.
Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years
and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre.

30
75cl
ANAPERENNA
Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Glaetzer
RP -
A Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, the 2010 Anaperenna has a deep purple-black color and aromas of warm black cherry compote and crème de cassis over hints of smoked meat, earth, Indian spices, truffles and damp loam. Rich and opulent on the full bodied palate, the generous fruit is well supported by a medium to firm level of fine tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long and earthy.
2010 £34.00 RP93+
2014-25
           
    KAY BROTHERS
This is a top estate making TOP QUALITY Shiraz wines of great character, which will further improve with age.
   
 
57
75cl
Amery Vineyard Hillside
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
From 6- to 34-year-old vines, the 2004 Shiraz Hillside spent 28 months in American oak, 50% new and 50% used. A blockbuster effort, it reveals deep, chocolaty, meaty notes intermixed with blackberries, cherries, and cassis. Inky/ruby/purple-coloured, with a large mouthfeel, full body, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this is a superb McLaren Vale Shiraz to enjoy over the next 12-15 years.
2004 £20.00 RP93
2006-21
35
75cl
Amery Vineyard Hillside
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
One of Australia’s most traditional winemakers, Colin Kay fashions old style, high quality, distinctive Australian reds. Tarry, chewy, and fleshy, the 2003 Shiraz Hillside has a bit more punch (15% alcohol) as well as a sappy character that is not present in the regular bottling. It is a broad, savoury, expansively flavoured, full-bodied Shiraz to enjoy over the next decade.
2003 £20.00 RP92
2005-19
31
75cl
Amery Vineyard
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
The 2001 Shiraz looks to be a return to the style of the blockbuster 1998. Denser and richer than the 2000, this dense purple-coloured effort is full-bodied as well as loaded. Its sweet tannin suggests early maturity.
2001 £36.00 RP93
2005-20
           
    LEEUWIN ESTATE
This estate
makes top class red wines.
Especially the their top "Art Series" - Try it and see!
   
 
23
75cl
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River "Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - Firm, focused and full of character, offering mineral-accented plum and currant flavours on an aristocratic frame.
Finishes with fine tannins

2006 £32.00 WS90
2011-20
           
    SPINIFEX (Barossa)
One of the most talented winemakers in Australia, Peter Schell created Spinifex in 2001 with his wife, Magalie Gely.   This winery was established to represent the best 'terroirs' in the Barossa using only the finest fruit selection. 
The vines are extremely old and the vineyard sites are considered to be some of the finest in Australia.  The focus of their winemaking is to produce harmonious, richly textured wines with complex ripe fruit flavours for which the great wines of the Barossa are renowned.
   
 
52
75cl
Spinifex Esprit
Neal Martin www.wine-journal.com:
"36% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 24% Cinsault and 10% Mataro.
A fragrant, almost exotic nose, sweet black cherry, damson and plum. The palate has superb balance, restrained with well knit, silky tannins.  Very subtle and sophisticated, there is a beguiling femininity and elegance about this wine.  The kind of wine I would like to serve to a Bordeaux chateau-owner to show him that there is real competition out there. Beautiful. Total production: 200 cases". 
2002 £33.00 Only 200 cases made of this wine, so very rare.

Excellent Value

24
75cl
Spinifex Indigene
RP
- With more structure, density, richness, and delineation than the Esprit, the spectacular 2002 Indigene (56% Shiraz and 44% Mourvèdre) represents an Australian version of Paso Robles’ Tablas Creek cuvees. Its dense purple colour is accompanied by aromas of scorched earth, tree bark, blackberries, currants, and minerals. The wine’s peppery, full-throttle style possesses wonderful definition as well as purity. While it cuts a huge swath across the palate, it is neither heavy nor overdone. Drink this beauty now and over the next dozen years.
2002 £38.00 RP96
2004-19
11
75cl
Spinifex Shiraz Viognier
Jamie Goode www.wineanorak.com:
"A blend of 95% Shiraz & 5% Viognier.
Only 30 cases of this wine have come into the UK.  Lots of fruit on the nose, pure.  Surprisingly fresh given there was only 5% Viognier used. Subtle, clean, velvety tannins. An elegant wine, excellent. Total production: 50 cases".
2002 £33.00 Total Production is ONLY 50 cases - a rarity!
           
    TURKEY FLAT
The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.

Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800’s.

   
 
36
75cl
Turkey Flat Shiraz
Barossa Valley
Turkey Flat

James Halliday 2010 Shiraz Review - Strong crimson-purple; one of the best Turkey Flat shiraz's to date; the palate is exceedingly complex, and very intense, yet ends with a burst of red and black fruits to accompany all that has gone before. It could be mistaken for a wine from a cooler climate, such is its length and balance.
2010 £29.00 JH 97
2012-25
           
    NEW ZEALAND      
    WHITE Wine      
    CLOUDY BAY
This estate is generally considered the original 'quality' sauvignon blanc producer from NZ; making wonderful savoury yet elegant wines - certainly the one to have!
   
 
48
75cl
Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay

Wine Spectator -
Focused and pure, offering a tangy expression of balanced lemon, white peach, tangerine, passion fruit, melon and green tea notes. This is powerful in its persistence and juiciness, yet maintains an air of elegance.
2011 £21.00 WS91
2012-19
12
75cl
Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay

Wine Spectator -
Tangerine, mango and citrus flavours are pure and focused, smooth, round and wonderfully refreshing, with peach, Key lime pie, mineral and floral elements that really take off on the finish.
2010 £19.00 WS92
2011-17

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4
75cl
Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay

Wine Spectator -
Light and appealing for its citrus character, with lemongrass and lime flavours that dance easily through the finish.
2009 £17.00 WS89
2010-15

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    FELTON ROAD
This estate produces high quality wines at affordable prices - Please TRY Them!
   
 
5
75cl
Chardonnay Block 2
Felton Road

RP -
The 2010 Block 2 Chardonnay is youthfully muted on the nose with delicate white peach and spiced apple slice aromas over crushed biscuits, cashews, meal and honeysuckle. With medium to full body, the palate is tightly-knit at this stage with a great concentration of spicy stone fruit flavours, balanced medium-high acid and slightly creamy texture. The finish is long and honey-nut laced with a citrusy character revealing itself at the very end. Tempting to drink now, it should be best 2013 to 2018+.
2010 £22.00 RP92
2012-22

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    KUMEU RIVER
This estate is TOP producer of 'Burgundy-like' Chardonnay.
Really Excellent Value
   
 
22
75cl
Chardonnay Estate
Kumeu River

Wine Spectator -
Bright, tangy and elegant, this vibrant wine has grapefruit and pineapple flavours at the fore, picking up apple and spice as the finish lingers effortlessly.
2007 £14.00 WS92
2010-17
32
75cl
Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay
Kumeu River

RP -
The 2007 Mate’s Chardonnay is beautifully defined on the nose: cool stones and mountain streams. The palate is crisp and wonderfully balanced, citrus entry with prudent use of oak utterly subsumed into the character of the wine. Notes of hazelnut, a faint hint of lemongrass and lime zest towards the taut finish.
Sheer class.
2007 £21.00 RP93
2010-20
43
75cl
Chardonnay
Coddington
Kumeu River

RP -
Coddington Chardonnay comes from a single vineyard about 3 kilometres from the winery that was planted in 1994. The soil here is predominately clay and the vines are all Clone 15. The 2008 Coddington Chardonnay is the third vintage of this wine produced by Kumeu River. Barrel fermented using natural yeasts and about 20-25% new French oak,.100% goes through malo-lactic. The nose is already very expressive displaying really intense ripe pineapple and pink guava aromas with a toasty/biscuit undercurrent and nuances of lime juice, orange blossom and some butterscotch. Very crisp, rich, and medium-full bodied, this opulent, satin textured wine gives a long exotic-fruited finish.
2008 £21.00 RP92
2011-20
45
75cl
Chardonnay
Hunting Hill
Kumeu River

RP -
The 2008 Hunting Hill Chardonnay comes from a vineyard just across from the winery, also planted to Clone 5. It’s a slightly cooler site with an iron pan running beneath the vineyard. This is the third vintage of this label. Made in a similar fashion to the Coddington Chardonnay, this wine gives powerful lime/lemon aromas with some grapefruit zest and orange blossom plus a whiff of chalk. Very crisp, intense and silky, this is a more restrained, tight-knit expression leaving a very long mineral and citrus zest finish.
2008 £22.00 RP94
2012-20
36
75cl
Chardonnay
Hunting Hill
Kumeu River

RP -
The keyword to the 2007 Hunter’s Hill Chardonnay is subtlety for whereas the Mate’s leaps out at you, the Hunter’s Hill beckons you to seek out its virtues. Hints of limestone, granite, a touch of lanolin and Brazil nut. The palate is beautifully balanced, so elegant and natural that it leaves you captivated.
2007 £22.00 RP94
2010-19
           
           



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