About The Pack
This mixed pack is designed as the perfect set-and-forget option for those looking to keep the house stocked with interesting, delicious red wines with a great story.
These are our favourite recent red discoveries here at Different Drop, made by producers we love. And it is offered to you at our very best price.
The pack covers a wide range of styles and varieties - from light, ethereal reds through to those richer and fuller-bodied. You'll find wines from icons, rising stars and cult figures in the world of wine. No matter what your preference, we hope you fall in love with these wines just as much as we have.
The pack will be updated on the first of every month. Your first pack will be shipped the next business day following your subscription. Choose your frequency, skip or cancel at any time (we'll send you a reminder before each delivery) - it's just that easy.
2020 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
The TMV Pinot Noir is meant for earlier consumption than the more premium Dog and Wolf Pinot Noir by Ricky Evans.
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 2020 release of the Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir is a ripper. Ricky says it's his best yet, albeit in a lighter, more athletic frame than is typical of this cuveé.
It's 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 2020 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
2018 Pittnauer Heideboden Blaufrankisch
Floral, beautifully-scented Blaufrankisch from Heideboden, a sub-region of Burgenland on the shores of Lake Neusiedl.
A typically spicy, herbal Austrian with a tight, constrained palate but fully lively and tasty with liqueur cherries and blood orange flavours. Excellent line and length.
A bouncy, tangy red that cleanses the mouth and demands a refill - if Riesling had a red cousin then it would be this.Read more about 2018 Pittnauer Heideboden Blaufrankisch
2018 Maretti Langhe Nebbiolo
For lovers of affordable Italian table wines, the Maretti wines, crafted by the winemaker Danilo Drocco, have been some of the best buying on Australian shores for years now.
The Langhe Nebbiolo adds another delicious string to their bow. The fruit is macerated for only a short time before being pressed off to barrel. The intent here is to deliver a Piemontese Nebbiolo that is ready to drink now. Drocco has been very successful.
The tannins are super fine and moreish, the fruit is bright, energetic and has the signature rusty colour that you might associate with very traditional examples of Nebbiolo from this region.
This is one of the best value Italian Nebbiolos you will find this year.Read more about 2018 Maretti Langhe Nebbiolo
2020 Paralian Marmont Vineyard Grenache
"...flavoursome yet trim, long cool finish, layers of tannin, spice and perfume trailing. Outstanding."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
After 46 collective vintages at home and abroad, Charlie and Skye settled in McLaren Vale to launch their own brand, focused on old Grenache and Shiraz vines in the northern parts of the region.
Their Grenache was grown by the Cross family in Blewitt Springs. Their beautiful old vines on ‘The Marmont Vineyard’ produce fruit with wonderful vibrancy and depth.
When handled sensitively, McLaren Vale Grenache is a feast of florals, red berries and sweet spice. And that's just what Charlie and Skye have turned out here. .Read more about 2020 Paralian Marmont Vineyard Grenache
2019 Bests Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon
"Look at the value on this. Cool but ripe, dusty and varietal but generous."
Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
Best's claim that "If our Great Western region were somehow prohibited from growing Shiraz, it would probably be just as famous for its Cabernets."
Looking at the quality, value and potential longevity of their Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon, it's hard to argue with them.
This hits that magic Cabernet sweet spot between approachability and cellarability, all wrapped up in an impressively elegant, medium-bodied package.
For a Cabernet that's great either right now or in the cellar, you'll struggle to find better value.Read more about 2019 Bests Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon
2020 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 2020 Spinifex Syrah