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'Hunt Rd' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • 2012 Hunt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

    94 Points James Halliday

    11 January 2016
    View Editorial 94 points James Halliday
    Wine Companion tasting note.

    Rating:94
    Drink By:2027
    Date Tasted:11 Jan 2016
    Alcohol:14.5%

    James Halliday - Published on 11 Aug 2016

    Night-harvested, semi-crushed and open-fermented for 10 days, matured in new and used French barrels for 20 months. This has a lot to enjoy, with a clear expression of place (the touch of black chocolate) and variety, cassis and cedar neatly joined, the tannins fine and graceful.

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    Bronze Medal The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2015

    23 September 2015
    View Editorial Bronze Medal The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2015

    Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 46th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today.

    What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Our panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class.

    Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition. Our partners around the world work throughout the year to drive awareness and promote winners to both trade and consumer audiences.

    With 46 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality.

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  • 2012 Hunt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

    Silver Medal Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

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'Middle Tatta' Shiraz Cabernet, 2008 (Sold Out)

  • 2008 'Middle Tatta' Shiraz Cabernet, Silver Medal

    Wine & Spirits Asia 2012, Singapore

    View Editorial WSA Wine Challenge is a well-established competition in Asia where wines submitted from around the world are evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges that represent accurate characteristics of the Asian palate. The previous edition held in the year 2010 saw labels from 17 wine-producing countries and regions taking part, making it the key platform for international wineries, producers, importers and traders to have their wines acclaimed. With Asia's growing appreciation and consumption of wine, this coming edition will be highly anticipated by the industry as they eagerly await the winning wines that will best satisfy the palate of the Asian market.

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  • 2008 Middle Tatta Shiraz Cabernet, Gold Medal

    Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011

    View Editorial EDITORIAL:
    AWC Vienna is the world’s largest wine valuation and the only international wine valuation in Austria which is officially approved by the European Union for the purpose of granting awards for wines!

    The panel of experts of awc vienna 2011 consists of national and international oenologists, wine experts, sommeliers, gastronomers, wine traders and journalits. The prerequisite for admission as member of the panel is the attestation of an official wine tasting exam according to the Austrian Wine Law or to an equivalent international sensorical experience.

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'Mixed Up Teen' Rose` 2010 (Sold Out)

  • 2010 'Mixed Up Teen' Rose, Silver Medal

    2011 Wine Style For Asia Awards, Singapore


'Pink Hit' Gewurztraminer 2010

  • 2010 Pink Hit Gewurztraminer, Silver Medal

    Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011

    View Editorial AWC Vienna is the world’s largest wine valuation and the only international wine valuation in Austria which is officially approved by the European Union for the purpose of granting awards for wines!

    The panel of experts of awc vienna 2011 consists of national and international oenologists, wine experts, sommeliers, gastronomers, wine traders and journalits. The prerequisite for admission as member of the panel is the attestation of an official wine tasting exam according to the Austrian Wine Law or to an equivalent international sensorical experience.

  • 2010 Pink Hit Gewurztraminer, 94 Points

    Tony Keys, Key Review of Wine No 36, June 2011

    View Editorial I have to confess to a decades old love for Gewurztraminer and after years of being disappointed at Australian offerings I am very pleased to see good ones coming to market; I just loved this its not a great wine but hell it’s a very enjoyable one on a dispassionate professional scale I think it rates 90 on a hedonistic one I think 94 on whatever scale its outstanding value at $17

    Wines in this section that tickled my taste-buds enough to get a ……..TOP KEY…………
    All Saints ‘Alias’ 2009, Conte Estate ‘Pink Hit’ McLaren Vale Gewurztraminer 2010

    That is it for this issue, be happy, stay healthy and drink well

    Tony

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'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay 2011 (Sold Out)

  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, Silver Medal

    International Wine Guide Spain 2013

    View Editorial Silver International Wine Guide Spain 2013
    Tasting Notes;
    It is a fresh, crisp & not too dry wine displaying ripe peach and
    melon aromas with mild citrus complexity on the palate. Part
    fermentation in French oak has given a depth and refined elegance to
    this wine. The lasting impression is of fresh, crisp fruit and a
    delightful zesty citrus finish.

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  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, Silver Medal

    2013 Wine Masters Challenge Portugal


  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, Silver Medal

    2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles


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  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, Gold Medal

    IWSC-International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2012.

    View Editorial Judges Tasting Notes: Mid straw yellow with bright silver glints. Ripe stone fruits on the nose, a whiff of smoked bacon and roasting nuts. Very clean and pure in the mouth, this wine has minerality and then some. A cascade of flavours, rich without heaviness, oak so well integrated it is only another layer, with a cracking bite on the finish.

    The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

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  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, 90 Points

    Tony Keys Wine Review "Krow" The Key Review Of Wines issue 41

    View Editorial Light on the nose and the notes say a light-medium bodied wine. Spot on, I fully agree; no need for the melon, fig stuff they also drivel on about. 90 points

  • 2011 'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay, Silver Medal

    Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2012

    View Editorial THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION IN NORTH AMERICA
    CANADA, LARGE WINE IMPORTING COUNTRY.
    Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada is a competition of prestige, established since 1983. The competition proceeds under the high patronage ao the International Organization of the Vine and Wine (OIV), the "Union Internationale des ?nologues" (UIOE) and the World Federation of Major International Competitions of wines and spirits (VinoFed). The medals which are awarded there are universally recognized by commercial purchasers and of the public in general.

    Limit of medals awarded
    The sum of all medals awarded must not exceed 30% of the total of the samples presented at the competition according to the O.I.V. Standard on International Wine Competition.

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'Yabby Dam' Pinot Noir 2009 (Sold Out)

  • 2009 Yabby Dam Pinot Noir, Silver Medal

    2012 AWC Vienna International Wine Competition

    View Editorial 2012 AWC Vienna International Wine Competition

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  • 2009 Yabby Dam Pinot Noir, Gold Medal

    Wine Style Asia Award 2011

    View Editorial Held in conjunction with Wine For Asia, the Wine Style Asia Award 2011 has achieved international recognition as the region’s most premium wine award, celebrating top quality wines for the Asian palate and market.

    Known for attracting entrants with a high standard, Wine Style Asia Award (WSAA) recognises both quality and diversity in the wines. The award saw over 460 entries in its latest installment. It produced 3 Trophy, 32 Gold, 114 Silver and 136 Bronze award-winning wines.

Il Bacio d`Oro Preservative Free Sparkling Moscato 2014

  • 2014 Il Bacio d`Oro Preservative Free Sparkling Moscato Huon Hooke Review

    Huon Hooke Review August 2014 please view editorial

    30 August 2014
    View Editorial 90 Points
    Deep yellow-golden colour, a trifle cloudy, with a strange mead-like aroma revealing apparent age, as does the colour. Lots of honey notes and perhaps a hint of muscat fruit, but it's morphed into other things now.
    The softness, fullness and sweetness make it an appealing drink. I like it. It's very soft and harmonious, loaded with character and really fills the mouth.
    (No added preservatives. ""Minimal fining and filtration. No added preservatives"" Directions: ""Shake me gently"")

  • Silver Medal 2014 Il Bacio d`Oro Presrevative Free Moscato View Editorial Silver Medal Muscats du Monde France 2014
    After 2 days of judging, the panels awarded 73 medals,
    i.e. 33% of the 208 wines entered.
    The quality-based medals were broken down as follows :
    Medal Distribution
    Gold Medals: 25
    Silver Medals: 48

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La Vita Nuda Vermentino 2014

  • 2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

    Bronze Medal Australian Alternvative Varieties Competition 2016

    View Editorial Bronze Medal 2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino
    Australian Alternative Varieties Competition 2016

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  • 2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

    Bronze Medal Hong Kong International Wine Competition 2016

    View Editorial Bronze Medal Hong Kong International Wine Competition 2016
    2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

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  • 2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

    Bronze Medal Small Winemakers Competiton 2016

    View Editorial Bronze Medal Small Winemakers Competiton 2016
    2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

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Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein 2014

  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein

    Silver Medal Effervescents du Monde 2014

    25 November 2014
    View Editorial Silver Medal Effervescents du Monde 2014 France
    More than 600 wine samples
    Medal Distribution:
    Gold Medals: 35
    Silver Medals: 167
    Our Ambition:
    To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde®: diversity, quality and high standards.

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  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein THE ADELAIDE REVIEW HOT 100 SA WINES 2014

    The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines 2014

    30 October 2014
    View Editorial Presenting our 2014 Lacrima di Terra sparkling preservative free Lagrein once again hitting the big time!

    Our stunner of a wine has made the Hot 100 2014 list of SA wines

    This means out of more than 1400 wines tasted by expert wine judges our Lagrein hit the top of the list

    The Adelaide Review Hot 100 goal every year is to find the most drinkable wines in South Australia

    And WALA there it is BAM! sitting pretty in the Magazine for all to see.

    Tasting Notes; Lambrusco inspired thrills with a chill. Opaque with notes of bitter cherry, squid ink, nori and tar. Spritz and firm tannins deftly offset attractive residual sugar. Lots of fun and pleasure here.

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  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein

    Silver Medal Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2014

    24 October 2014
    View Editorial Silver Medal Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2014

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  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein Article Max Allen

    The Australian, Max Allen. please view web reference

    18 October 2014
    View Editorial Max Allen Article The Australian

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  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein

    Seal of Approval Japan Wine Challlenge 2014

    1 October 2014
    View Editorial Seal of Approval Japan Wine Challenge 2014

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  • 2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein Review Max Crus Daily Examiner 9.1 / 10

    Daily Examiner Grape Expectations Max Crus

    20 September 2014
    View Editorial Fantastic review by Max Crus
    “Possibly Australia best Lagrein and possibly the best sparkling red, full stop. A flavourful and magical mousse, is a chick or bloke magnet."
    9.1 / 10

Nuovo Cammino Aglianico 2014

  • 2014 Aglianico Nuovo Cammino 4 Stars Winestate 2017

    Winestate Spanish and Italian Tastings 2017

    1 January 2017
    View Editorial 4 Stars Winestate Spanish and Italian Tastings 2017

    Tasting Notes
    An interesting wine with a fascinating lift of nutmeg
    and toasted almond fragrances. Powerful but classy flavours
    with a hint of sweetness

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Over The Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz 2012 (Planted Circa 1880)

  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

    29 March 2016
    View Editorial Silver Award Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    Silver Outstanding Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition’s (IWSC) 2015

    23 September 2015
    View Editorial Silver Outstanding Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition’s (IWSC) 2015
    Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 46th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today.

    What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Our panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class.

    Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition. Our partners around the world work throughout the year to drive awareness and promote winners to both trade and consumer audiences.

    With 46 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality.

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    Gold Medal MUNDUS VINI 2015 - Summer Tasting

    6 September 2015
    View Editorial Gold Medal MUNDUS VINI 2015 - Summer Tasting

    Many thanks for taking part in the 17th MUNDUS VINI Grand International Wine Award 2015, and
    congratulations on the award won by your wine.

    Nearly 150 jury members from 36 countries came here to Neustadt as our guests in the beginning
    of september. They carried out a professional sampling of the wine you submitted, and rewarded it
    with a medal for its excellent quality. Overall the members of our jury awarded this year 33 of the
    coveted Grand Gold-Medals, 768 Gold-Medals and 858 Silver-Medals.

    Due to our strict rules, the awarding of medals is limited to 40 per cent of entries maximum. Your
    wine passed this test with flying colours.

    We would now like to wish you lots of success with the marketing of your product

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

    25 August 2015
    View Editorial Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    Silver Medal New York International Wine Competition 2015

    15 June 2015
    View Editorial Silver Medal New York International Wine Competition 2015

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    93 points James Halliday

    25 May 2015
    View Editorial 93 Points James Halliday
    Wine Companion tasting note.
    Rating:93
    Drink By:2032
    Date Tasted:25 May 2015Alcohol:14.5%

    James Halliday - Published on 10 Aug 2016

    Hand-picked, crushed and open-fermented for 12 days, then matured in new and used French oak for 2 years. A richly endowed wine, with an array of black (predominantly) and red fruits, an air brush of McLaren Vale chocolate joined at the hip with oak. Everything is on song until the last moment when there is a slight phenolic catch on the flow.

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  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

    93+ / 100 Wine Review - WineFront - Campbell Mattinson May 2015

    9 May 2015
    View Editorial 93+ Points / Gold Outstanding - Campbell Mattinson Wine Front
    Grown on vines planted circa 1880. Hand picked, crushed and open fermented for 12 days. Matured in new and seasoned French oak for 24 months.

    Dense but vibrant. A soak of red cherry, plum, blackberry and tar, with lifted notes of orange peel and clovey spice. Teeters on the exotic. Tannin is stern and earthen yet still manages to go with the juicy flow of the wine. You’d almost describe this as “dense but light”. Its flavour profile is a modern rendition of a classic McLaren Vale Burgundy style.
    Rated : 93+ Points (+; has the potential to become better with cellaring)
    Tasted : May15
    Alcohol : 14.5%
    Price : $75
    Closure : Cork
    Drink : 2016 - 2028

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Primrose Lane Unwooded Chardonnay 2016

  • 2016 Primrose Lane Chardonnay

    Still waiting on results TBA

    View Editorial Still waiting on results TBA

Rock Hill Shiraz 2012

  • 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    91 Points James Halliday

    8 February 2015
    View Editorial James Halliday Wine Companion
    Published on 25 Jul 2014
    Rating:
    91 points / Highly Recommended
    Drink By:
    2020
    Price:
    $25.00
    Date Tasted:
    08 Feb 2014
    Alcohol:
    14.5%
    Tasting Notes
    Only McLaren Vale could have produced this deeply coloured single vineyard wine, its plush black fruits wrapped in a coat of dark chocolate, sauced by French oak.

  • Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    1 November 2014
    View Editorial Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    5109 wines registered 2309 wines scored for the final | 151 medals
    The percentage rate was 6,57% of the wines in the competition

    18 Gold
    133 Silver

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  • Gold Medal 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

    View Editorial 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Gold Medal China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` 2013 (Sold Out)

  • 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose, Double Gold

    Wine & Spirits Asia Awards 2014

    View Editorial Double Gold 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Wine & Spirits Asia Awards 2014

  • Silver 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose

    Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    View Editorial Silver 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    5109 wines registered 2309 wines scored for the final | 151 medals
    The percentage rate was 6,57% of the wines in the competition

    18 Gold
    133 Silver

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  • 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose Gold Medal

    China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

    View Editorial Gold Medal 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`

  • 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`92 Points

    James Halliday Wine Companion January 2014

    View Editorial 92 Points James Halliday

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  • 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`Gold Medal

    14th MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards 2014

    View Editorial 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Gold Medal 14th MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards 2014

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Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine

  • 2010 sticky Gewurztraminer Gold Medal

    2016 Australian Alternative Wine Show

    View Editorial 2010 sticky Gewurztraminer
    Gold Medal 2016 Australian Alternative Wine Show

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  • Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Gold Medal

    2016 Australian Sweet Wine Challenge

    View Editorial Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Gold Medal
    2016 Australian Sweet Wine Challenge

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  • 2010 Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Silver Medal

    2016 Hong Kong International Wine Show Competition

    View Editorial 2010 Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Silver Medal
    2016 Hong Kong International Wine Show Competition

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The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz 2006 Sold Out

  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

    Wine Review, Paul Ippolito

    13 May 2009
    View Editorial Conte Estate The Gondola Grenache Shiraz 2006

    Vibrant fresh and uplifting are the buzz words here. An impressive red blend that really hits the mark. You get loads of cherries, plums and earthy blackberries. The fruit is elegant and medium bodied, the oak is judiciously imparted and pairs up well with the fruit characters. The tannin structure is superfine and long and overall the drinkability factor is high. Decent honest red wine drinking, quite European in style, the fruit is there, but in a refined and not over the top sense and just right drinking for the cooler weather. Try it with roast lamb and veges.

    Drink to 2012. Alc 14.5% (but not really discernable). About $20. 90/100 – Very Good.

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  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz Gold Medal

    2009 Sommelier Challenge, San Diego, California


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  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz Silver Medal

    Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada


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  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz 91 Points

    Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2011


  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz, Gold Medal

    Vienna International Wine Challenge


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  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

    2009 James Halliday Wine Companion

    View Editorial Medium-bodied; considerably more structure than the Grenache, McLaren Vale chocolate coming through for one thing, and plenty of black fruits for another, even if tempered a little by the grenache; good tannins and length. Cork 15° alc. RATING 90 DRINK 2012 DATE TASTED Mar 07

  • 2006 'The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

    Wine Review, Murray Almond

    View Editorial Spicey nose with earthy cassis with dutch licorice hints The palate is nicely balanced to the alcohol and brings forward a touch more licorice while broadening nicely across thee palate. Medium firm fine tannins before a good long finish. A nicely structure Grenache Blend that could well handle some cellaring.
    Drink 2008-2013
    90/100 Excellent
    RRP $18

The Numb Hand Pruner' Grenache 2006

  • 2006 'The Numb Hand Pruner' Grenache, 90 Points

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2012

    12 July 2012
    View Editorial The colour is still very good; the cork is still unmarked, four and a half years after first tasting the wine; the juicy red cherry fruits of grenache are still in high profile, albeit with plenty of mocha oak.
    Drink by:
    2015

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  • 2006 Numb Hand Pruner Grenache, Great Review

    Winetitles Magazine, Aug 2011 Issue

    1 October 2011
    View Editorial Pale birck red colour with an intense, savoury nose with some fruit evident. Good fruit intensity on the palate which has layers of complexity that makes the wine "seem to grow on the palate", said one taster. Good texture and length with a soft finish.

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