DD Top Drops Red Pack

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  • 2023 Bloody Hill Villages Pinot Noir
  • 2021 Chateau de La Terriere Beaujolais-Villages
  • 2021 S.C. Pannell Basso Grenache
  • 2022 Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge
  • 2023 Higher Plane Time For Heroes Malbec
  • 2022 Brothers at War The Old Man Eden Valley Syrah

2023 Bloody Hill Villages Pinot Noir

"You walk up and down it and you'll know why I call it Bloody Hill!" says Timo Mayer.

Bloody Hill Pinot Noir is a gentler version of the variety, with Timo' son Rivar Mayer-Ferguson now looking after all the winemaking. This fruit from a maddening slope in the Coldstream sub-region of the Yarra Valley is fully destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in old oak puncheons for only six months.

It's a softer, more fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir from younger vine fruit. Only small quantities made.

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2021 Chateau de La Terriere Beaujolais-Villages

It’s quite rare to see a Beaujolais-Villages wine from a single Cru - it makes no reasonable sense when you can make it into Cru-Beaujolais, and make a lot more money.

However, that’s not the case here, all the fruit for this wine comes from 70-year-old vines in Régnié, and truly presents as a Cru wine. Bright red berries on the nose, with the sweetish sour element that is so distinct to the region.

Here’s hoping that the owners keep turning a blind eye the production of this undoubtedly premium Villages offering, and don’t suddenly realise what they're missing out on with this wine.

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2021 S.C. Pannell Basso Grenache

The Basso is a lighter, fresher, more 'smashable' version of Grenache from Steve Pannell.

It's Steve's minimal-intervention wine. It's bottled with a minimal amount of sulphur, unfined and unfiltered.

Steve's wines are all about melding with our Australian culture and this is the perfect fit for BBQs and beach cricket.

It's lighter in body, dappled with the lacy tannins and spice of early-picked Grenache - It's just a great anytime/anywhere red from one of the country's finest winemakers.

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2022 Thierry Germain Cep by Cep Anjou Rouge

Thierry Germain's Cep by Cep label is not only an excellent pun (nothing to do with mushrooms) but is home to a range of great value Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc.

The Anjou Rouge is his buoyant, early-drinking expression of Franc. It's built for freshness, easy accessibility and bald-faced enjoyment as a young wine.

If you're just dipping your toe in the Loire Valley pool, this is the perfect place to discover the charms of well-handled Cabernet Franc.

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2023 Higher Plane Time For Heroes Malbec

The Higher Plane Time For Heroes Malbec is a vibrant, youthful example of great value Margaret River Malbec.

Higher Plane, located in Margaret River's Forest Grove, was established in 1997 and is sustainably farmed with organic principles. Juniper owners Roger Hill and Gillian Anderson purchased it in 2006, their son Tom now continues the family business, focusing on maintaining the traditional stylings of the wines and keeping the value proposition high.

This Malbec is fermented as handpicked whole bunches, undergoing 14 days of carbonic maceration and 6 days of fermentation, with hand plunging twice daily. It’s aged for 5 months in neutral, large-format French oak barrels, keeping it in a fresh, fruit-forward mode and making it extremely approachable from day dot.

This is a lovely luscious red which proves there's still some great value to be had in Margaret River if you know where to look.

95 points
"From its outrageous dark purple to the gorgeous fruit profile on offer, how could anyone say no to malbec? A resounding yes to this with its heady aromas of violets and freshly rolled tobacco – ah, those were the days – to the dark plums and cherries sprinkled with cocoa and Middle Eastern spices. The palate is only medium bodied, the tannins shapely, the acidity refreshing, ensuring this finishes on a high note. Factor in the price and the style, as in a drink-now option, and this is tip-top."
- Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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2022 Brothers at War The Old Man Eden Valley Syrah

Second-generation vigneros Sam and Angus Wardlaw release this Shiraz as an ode to their old-man, who has inspired and driven them to become the winemakers and people they are today.

The wine itself is a ball of flavour, delicious in nature, and very much a fruit-driven expression of the Eden Valley.

The Wardlaw brothers are making a pretty broad range of wines, showcasing both regional and varietal classics, while also not being hemmed in to any one set style of finished product. As an homage, we think they’ve done pretty damn well with this wine, and we’re sure their old man would be beaming with pride.

95 points
"Puts beyond doubt the proposition that elegance and freshness can be achieved without stress or strain, simply allowing the fruit to express itself... drink and be merry."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Chris R.
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    4 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value, nice to drink some different wines.

  • A
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love my subscription

    I look so forward to getting my box of wine each month and it's always an amazing selection

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    Luke T.
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Another great selection

    DD comes up with an interesting, diverse but most of all delicious collection of red every month.

    The best part of these packs are that I would never think to select these wines at a normal shop so my wine world is opening up.

    Great value. Well delivered. Fantastic descriptions on the website!

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