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Modern Hunter Valley Shiraz Pack

Hunter Valley, NSW

Six Shiraz that capture the state of play in the Hunter Valley  today.

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About The Pack

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's premier wine regions with a rich winemaking history that stretches back well over 100 years.

The region is alight at the moment with a new wave of producers (and some stalwarts) taking a more modern approach to winemaking, getting away from the huge "Parkerised" Shiraz of the '80s and '90s and looking for freshness and regionality to compliment the natural charm of Hunter Shiraz.

This pack gives you six different looks at modern Hunter Shiraz, from the naturally-made, lively, preservative-free example from Ritchie Harkham to the "Special Release Shiraz" from Tyrrell's, it covers the full spread of producers in the region.

Great value, great drinking, it's a Hunter Valley tour from the comfort of your home.

2020 Vinden Headcase Shiraz Nouveau

Young winemaker Angus Vinden with a fresh take on a classic wine style here.

This is not your average Hunter Valley Shiraz. Angus describes this as a 'nouveau' style of red. It's a light, frisky Shiraz grown on his family estate.

A world away from the leathery, savoury traditional Shiraz the region is famous for, this is a young jovial red perfect for drinking right now, even with a slight chill! Think Hunter Shiraz meets Beaujolais and you're heading in the right direction.

Looking for interesting new things from the Hunter Valley? This fresh look at Shiraz should be right up your alley.

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2019 Harkham Hark Angel Shiraz

The Hark Angel is a wine with a beautiful but gut-wrenching back story.

In 2014 Richie Harkham (owner/winemaker) was involved in a serious motorcycle accident which obliterated his knee. After much rehabilitation, a tragic car accident lead to a donor for a replacement knee for Ritchie being found. This donor bettered or saved seven other lives.

Ritchie referred to the donor as his "Hark Angel". Ritchie now splits his time between and charity work and winemaking.

This is Hunter Valley Shiraz with the brightness and youthful characters dialled up to the max. It has a real verve and energy to it, much like its maker.

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2018 Becker Syrah

An exciting new Hunter Valley project on the rise here under the Becker banner.

James and Meagan Becker have a small plot of land in the Hunter Valley which is currently undergoing organic certification. They are aiming to release single vineyard wines that express the unique qualities of the Hunter Valley with as little intervention as possible. Their first releases look very promising.

These are classy, well built wines that deliver great value for money. The Syrah is slippery and sleek, peppered with spice and a hint of oak.

This is a great new addition to the Hunter Valley wine scene. A top vintage for the Hunter Valley captured perfectly by this young couple.

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2017 De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga

There is a great sense of tradition and heritage in the Hunter Valley which is quite romantic, but Mike De Iuliis, along with some of his contemporaries are doing great things to advance the local industry into uncharted waters.

The LDR (Lovedale Road) Shiraz Touriga is a blend of Shiraz fruit sourced from their iconic Lovedale Road vineyard, planted by Joss De Iuliss in 1990 and 20% Touriga Nacional (a Portuguese variety, traditionally used in fortified wines) which Mike asked Joss to plant after being inspired by an SA winemaker friend’s use of the variety.

This wine just works. The earthy/red fruit characters of Hunter Shiraz meets the floral aromatics and structure of Touriga Nacional. Looking for a different red that still feels familiar? Try the LDR, it’s an absolute home run from Mike, and we hope we see more like it!

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2017 Thomas Wines D.J.V. Shiraz

This wine is an homage to the wines made by the past legends of the Hunter Valley.

A student of the history of the region, Andrew Thomas has crafted this wine in the classic "Hunter River Burgundy" style. Where traditionally these wines were predominantly Shiraz with a small portion of Pinot Noir thrown in for added complexity and aromatic highlights, Thommo has made this with a touch of Semillon verjuice to give a crisp edge to the palate - a 'natural acidification and a tip of the cap to the red wines of an era gone by.

The effect is just brilliant. A modern spin on a classic style.

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2017 Tyrrell’s Special Release Shiraz

This Shiraz is made from some very fine parcels of fruit from some of the Tyrrell family's most important vineyards.

Portions of fruit Weinkeller vineyard (a contributor to the iconic Vat 9 Shiraz) and also some fruit from younger vines planted just above the mythical Old Patch Shiraz vineyard brought together from the exemplary 2017 vintage. For fans of this iconic Australian wine dynasty, or just Hunter Shiraz enthusiests in general, this is a sensational value wine.

With 93 points from Gary Walsh, there just aren't many better reds from the region that you will see at this price.

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Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order needs to be placed before 12pm midday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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