About The Pack
This is hands down one of the hottest mixed packs in DD history! Here are six epic new arrival reds perfect for the change of season. From rising stars like Two Tonne Tasmania & industry legends like the Chalmers family, to some of NSW's finest in Ravensworth and Nick Spencer and highly sought-after new releases from Tonic and Spinifex, this pack is pure fire.
2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
Two Tonne Tasmania has a simple philosophy; small parcels, big love. The TMV Pinot Noir is meant for earlier consumption than the Dog and Wolf Pinot Noir.
It's a glimpse at the vintage for the Tamar Valley sub-region. But make no mistake, this is not your average 'entry level' Pinot Noir, this has an edge to it, a personality all of its own.
The 2018 release of the Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir is a ripper. A cracking wine with immaculate fruit and a savoury backbone - a great representation of the quality being produced by a new wave of Tasmanian winemaking rock-stars.
Stocks are limited on this release, don't hesitate.Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
2017 Chalmers Arturo Malbec
Bruce Chalmers' love of Malbec drove him to head to the modern home of of the variety, Argentina, to source their superior Malbec clones.
These vines are thriving in the Chalmers' Heathcote vineyard. Each year they get a little older, the fruit gets a little better.
In 2017 they've knocked it out of the park. This is a rich, silky vibrant red with loads of character and likely the best release to date under this label. Value for money wise, this is a standout release from the Chalmers family.
A cracking example of modern Australian Malbec at a very tidy price.Read more about 2017 Chalmers Arturo Malbec
2018 Ravensworth Sangiovese
This wine from Bryan Martin has firmly ensconced itself as one of Australia's best value Sangioveses, the 2018 is an absolute ripper!
Bryan's Sangiovese has always had that nice balance between Sangiovese's natural savoury varietal character and sheer drinkability, but the 2018 shows a little lighter on its feet.
Awesome, authentic Sangiovese from one of Canberra's most exciting producers.
If you're looking for a top quality wine to take along to your little local BYO pizza place, that's just what this was made for!Read more about 2018 Ravensworth Sangiovese
2018 Tonic Wines Grenache
The same two vineyard sources combine in the 2018 release of Tonic Grenache.
The fruit is picked early precisely to maintain the beguiling floral aromatics that present in Clare Valley Grenache, in a drier vintage like 2018, this is even more important.
This is man-handled as little as possible on its way to bottle. A small amount of whole bunch in the ferment, only a gentle racking before bottling with a dash of sulphur. What you get is the very essence of Clare Grenache; brightly fruited, impossibly drinkable and more-ish to the last glass.
If you've never tried the tantalising wines styles from Tonic, or never had a lighter style of Grenache that has blown your socks off, there is no better way you could spend $30.Read more about 2018 Tonic Wines Grenache
2018 Nick Spencer Gundagai Dry Red
One of Nick Spencer's most formative experiences in wine was the 2011 Len Evans Tutorial where he had the rare opportunity to sample some of the worlds most famous wines under exam conditions.
Amongst the flights of DRC and First Growth Bordeaux, Nick says the wines that moved him most were the great old Australian red wines of the 1960s and 1970s. These were blended wines, with a house style the primary focus rather than the emphasis on regional or varietal wines which is so prevalent in Australian wine today.
The Gundagai Red is Nick's attempt to bring that old blended philosophy into the modern day. It's a wine that shows ripe blue fruit characters, a vibrant nose of violets and spice and silky decadent tannins which should see it mature nicely over the medium-long term.Read more about 2018 Nick Spencer Gundagai Dry Red
2018 Spinifex Syrah
Pete Schell continues to explore the possibilities with Shiraz/Syrah in his beloved Barossa Valley, and this vibrant and lifted Syrah is a gorgeous drink.
Designed as a more understated and elegant version of Barossa Shiraz, Schell picks fruit from a couple of different, cooler sites in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The grapes are picked earlier to retain freshness and perfume, before seeing a mixture of stainless steel and wooden and concrete fermenters.
Wild and savoury yet soft and sumptuous, this is Barossa Shiraz unlike we usually see it.
Interesting, flavour-packed and moreish, this is another winner from this superstar winemaker.Read more about 2018 Spinifex Syrah