This is our go-to quintessential mixed pack which is designed for lovers of big reds. It's full of luscious, ripe reds in a variety of styles from all over the country. Malbec, Tempranillo and Petit Verdot all get a run alongside classic varieties like Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache.
- 2022 Nick Spencer P.A.R. Hilltops Malbec
- 2022 Dune The Empty Quarter GSM
- 2022 Torzi Matthews Francesca Grillo Syrah
- 2022 Spinifex Tempranillo
- 2022 Penley Estate Project Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2021 Faber Vineyard Petit Verdot
2022 Nick Spencer P.A.R. Hilltops Malbec
P.A.R. is a new label from Nick Spencer, started with the intention of focusing entirely on emerging/alternative varieties in Australia, seeing fermentation and maturation only in sandstone amphoras.
The Malbec for this wine is sourced from a vineyard 600m above sea level with decomposed granite soils located around Young in the Hilltops region. The fruit gets picked and sent to amphora for fermentation and further ageing for 18 months.
It comes out bountiful in aromatics and flavour, with it's purple fruited heart to the fore thanks to the lack of oak.
"You can tell it’s Malbec, but also, gee, it’s a lot like a good Teroldego. I really like this."
- 94pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
2022 Dune The Empty Quarter GSM
The Lloyd brothers have burst out of the gates with a suite of interesting and delicious examples of McLaren Vale wines.
With firm roots in the region, hailing from the great Lloyd dynasty at Coriole, this is the boys chance to spread their wings and do things their own way.
This is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, and a dash of Touriga. Medium bodied, svelte and spicy with delicious ripe fruit flavours, they've nailed this wine from first swing of the hammer.
GSM fan? Here's something that's going to get your engine running.
"A beautifully detailed and handled wine that is a super-elegant version of standard GSM."
- 96 pts, James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)
"I love the grip and savoury complexity. Very good."
- 94 pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
2022 Torzi Matthews Francesca Grillo Syrah
Here's a more 'natural' expression of Shiraz from top-value Barossa/Eden Valley producer, Dominic Torzi.
This wine was named for Dom's mum, Francesca. It's a softer, slurpier version of Barossa Shiraz that she loved to drink.
The grapes were all picked by hand, then fermented in open milk vats with 30% whole cluster included to bolster the amount of spice. Then, once pressed off, it spent time hanging out in barrels that used to be the home of Chardonnay.
It's a juicy, playful version of Barossa Shiraz you can knock a chill into and enjoy any time of the year.
"Black fruit, liquorice, violet, grilled meat with plenty of pepper, sage and walnut... and a meaty/spicy/perfumed finish of excellent length. So good."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
2022 Spinifex Tempranillo
While Spinifex has certainly amassed a formidable reputation for producing some of the country's leading examples of Rhone-inspired reds and whites, Peter Schell is no slouch with when it comes to knocking out a top-notch example of an emerging variety either.
This is a single vineyard Tempranillo from the foothills of the Barossa Valley. It's picked early, destemmed, fermented wild and bottled without fining or filtration. This release from the Spinifex duo is as you might expect, a combination of just the right amount of precision and drinkability.
With this release, Pete is searching for freshness and varietal character - he's nailed it.
A great addition to the Spinifex range and yet another feather in Pete's very feathery cap.
2022 Penley Estate Project Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon
Preservative-free wine in Coonawarra?! Yes... it's a thing...
Well, at least it is at Penley! Kate Goodman is smashing through boundaries all over the place and here's a great case in point. It's Coonawarra Cabernet, with no oak and no sulphur added, making the brightest, juiciest, most playful example of this iconic Australian wine style you could imagine.
The great thing here is that it still scratches that classic Cabernet itch. But it's all about lively blue fruit and supple tannins so it's made for your immediate enjoyment. What a coup for coup-na-warra!
Just 150 dozen made.
"Nailed it. Such energy and unbridled character. Such a joyous expression of Coonawarra Cabernet. Yes."
- 93 pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
"It's a serious cabernet with a fresh, ready-to-go persona."
- 93 pts, Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)
2021 Faber Vineyard Petit Verdot
There's only 10 rows of Petit Verdot on the Faber Vineyard property, meaning they can never make much of this cuvee. But good things come in small batches, and this little wine certainly packs a flavour punch.
Hugely aromatic, full bodied, structured and rich, it's an intense wine.
Seductive with its dark, inky colours, powdery tannins and lashings of ripe blackberries, raspberries and plums. If you love a luscious, opulent wine, this one is just the ticket.
"So seductive and tasty. Ample, generous in flavour, and envelopes you in lushness and come-hither richness. Excellent."
- 93 pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
- LKLata K.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsDD does it again!
Delicious, well curated pack and particular faves being the SC Pannell Touriga and Ravensworth LWR.SelectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- AVArjun V.Verified Buyer1 year agoRated 5 out of 5 starsGreat buy
Great value for money for both beginners and experts.SelectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- RRifaVerified Buyer2 years agoRated 5 out of 5 starsGood range of reds at a great price
Well made and interesting range of wines from ethical winemakers.SelectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- AAlanaVerified Buyer2 years agoRated 4 out of 5 starsYummy wines
the pinot was amazing and the GSM was also great!SelectionRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- KCKathryn C.Verified Buyer3 years agoRated 5 out of 5 starsGood value box
Nice selection of easy drinking reds. Good valueSelectionRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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