Champagne, France.PRIVATE LIST: Beginning with an abundance of toasty, yeasty notes and leading to complex suggestions of ginger-nut biscuit, marzipan, lemongrass and a whiff of chalkboards. Long finish leaving lingering savoury, meaty hints and plenty of chalky minerality.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.
Adelaide Hills, South Australia.Pale green appearance with an intriguing gooseberry, olive leaf aroma. A lively palate that confirms barrel ferment characters, with gooseberry and lime essence, and a fresh balanced finish. What’s not love about a savvy?18+. Please drink responsibly.
Central Otago, New Zealand.Bright, lifted red fruit notes complement darker savoury earth tones along with spice, chocolate and subtle blood orange nuances. Generous and complex, focused by a mineral freshness and energy, supported by lovely acidity with fine textural tannins.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.
Barossa Valley, South Australia.Black dark red colour with a dark purple hue. Good aromatic intensity offering ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum followed by vanillin cedar, traces of dark chocolate and spice. Long spicy pepper and dark fruit aftertaste.18+. Please drink responsibly.
McClaren Vale, South Australia.The first impression of the palate is of richness and depth. Further exploration shows layers of toasty oak and some dark chocolate flavours, along with pleasant mint and blackcurrant. The wine is mouth-filling with great length.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.
Barolo, Italy.Just starting to show the first signs of tertiary evolution, the typically firm La Serra tannins have softened—this is an excellent choice for drinking over the next decade. Today, this shows a dark profile with leather, spice and cedar adding shades of nuance.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.
Sauternes, France.PRIVATE LIST: A blend of 87% Semillon and 13% Sauvignon Blanc, this is tropical and inviting with lush mango, fig and papaya aromas, followed by pineapple and creamed banana. A long tangerine finish is flattering and very open now, with clear length there.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.
South Australia. 1.5L Magnum.PRIVATE LIST: Deep crimson. Intense espresso, herb garden, cedar aromas with some developed walnut notes. Richly concentrated palate with dark chocolate, herb, cedar, malt flavours and sinewy, savoury dry tannins. Finishes firm and tight.18+. Please enjoy responsibly.