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.
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2021 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir
For wine lovers everywhere, the quest to find affordable, interesting Pinot Noir that makes you blush like only Pinot can, is constant...
One of the heroes of this much sought after variety is undoubtedly the Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir. Made by Yarra Valley maestro Franco D'Anna, this is pure Pinot Noir to its core.
It's earthy, lifted, vibrant and just ludicrously drinkable.
There's a very good argument to be made that this Australia's best Pinot Noir in this price range. How the D'Annas produce this quality at the price remains a mystery but they do it year in, year out.
Hoddles Creek Estate is the gold standard for quality, affordable Pinot Noir in Australia. Back up the truck.Read more about 2021 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir
2019 Da Vero Biologico Nero d'Avola
The Da Vero Biologico Nero d'Avola announces itself with black fruits and spicy tones, with plum and brambly notes giving it a nice mix of fruity and savoury characters on the nose.
The palate is a delicious mix of black and red fruits and chocolate, with some tertiary notes of dried fruit and leather now starting to evolve. It has great balance between the ripe tannins and vibrant acidity, resulting in a very enjoyable wine sourced from an organic vineyard, and thus offering high-quality fruit. Drink it with pasta dishes or red meat.Read more about 2019 Da Vero Biologico Nero d'Avola
2021 Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache
The crew at Thistledown are Grenache-obsessed - they know how fantastic the McLaren Vale region is at producing stellar Grenache, and they sure love to show it off.
This is one old vine Grenache to really sink your teeth into. The fruit comes from multiple vineyards, each parcel vinified separately with around 30% whole bunches. It all comes together in a spectacular package, keeping the pureness of the fruit but with layers and layers of interest and finesse.
Such an excellent wine for the price point. The perfect way to dip a toe into the wonderful world of McLaren Vale Grenache without breaking the bank.Read more about 2021 Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache
2021 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Malbec Blend
The catastrophic events of 2020 led Bryan Martin to go in search of fruit from all corners of Australia, and the creation of his Long Way Around range.
And why not continue such a great idea? For 2021 he's put together a smart-as-a-smug-dolphin red blend from Margaret River that is dominantly Malbec, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot included.
It's dense and flavour-packed, more of a classic rich wine than his other 2021 easy-drinking reds. Spicy red fruits, a lick of youthful tannin and a real succulence to the palate.Read more about 2021 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Malbec Blend
2020 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars The Other Kurock Aglianico
The thick skinned Aglianico grape goes minimalist at the hands (or hands-off) of Matt at Forlorn Hope.
Bigger, grippier and denser that the light glou-glou wines that currently dominate the lo-fi wine scene, it underwent a lengthy ferment and spent eight months on old french oak.
Dense dark blue fruits, wild herbs, caressing and structured tannins and a big savoury finish. You'll need something more than a view and a comfy chair to get the most out of this.Read more about 2020 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars The Other Kurock Aglianico
2021 Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz
Col McBryde at Adelina wanted to make a Shiraz that was a little different to their usual one - a bit more dark and broody, but still keeping the classic Adelina style.
So Col sourced some certified organic fruit from the McLaren Vale, coming from a ripper site in Kangarilla managed by two impeccable growers, Yanagrra's Michael Lane and Pete Fraser. We all know what great fruit and a deft touch equals.
It's got a focus more on dark fruit flavour than their Clare Valley reds, with chewy tannin and a bit more of a broodiness to its personality. Still inherently Adelina in style, it's something a little different - and incredibly delicious.Read more about 2021 Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz