Saturday, March 22, 2014

Karri Oak 2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

It's the classic WA blend that works so well.
This one is from Ferngrove in WA's Frankland River district and is just about everything you'd expect. There's a mix of tropical and herbaceous fruit as well as a little bit of palate weight with bottle age.
This is developing into a serious complex dry white and is offered at a bargain basement price.

Our Price: $10 per bottle by the dozen


Driftwood 2009 Margaret River Shiraz

Sometimes labels just don't do justice to the wine inside the bottle.
And while Margaret River is more famously renowned for its cabernet sauvignon there are some extraordinary bargains to be found amongst the Shiraz. Like this one.
At least they got it right on the back label describing a seriously underpriced wine:
"Dark purple red with a strong underpinning of blueberry and blood plum on the nose. Full fruit flavours of dark berries, liquorice and chocolate are borne by soft velvety tannins through the long and voluptuous finish"

A/V 14.5%

Our Price: $15 per bottle by the dozen


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Massoni 2008 Pyrenees Ranges Merlot

This is a truly outstanding mature red with all the cellaring done for you. It's rich and complex with really fascinating feral twists.
The back label nails it:
"Low rainfall in 2008 produced small berries which resulted in a rich concentrated wine with deep red colour. Matured in French and American oak for 18 month, this generous full-bodied wine combines spice, berries and dark chocolate, integrating into a lingering savoury finish".

It's drinking superbly now and I see no reason why it won't hold at this level for another 3-5 years. Very highly recommended.

Our Price: $19 per bottle by the dozen


Quarram Rocks 2009 Cabernet Shiraz

This one comes from Denmark in the deep south of
Western Australia and it's the first bargain
bin end of 2014 .

We're constantly receiving samples of wines in the post and last week two arrived from WA under the Quarram Rocks label. Many of you would remember the big, bold gutsy 2010 Pinot Noir with the beach scene label from the same winery. These two samples were both cabernet shiraz blends: 2008 and 2009.

On opening both wines were pretty impressive with the 2008 just having the edge. The next day though, the decision was really easy and tasting over the next two days just confirmed that the 2009 was the star.

The deal was we had to buy a lot to get the right price but it means we can offer this at near half price at just $10 a bottle. Best of all this is a genuine reduction with the wine not being offered at an inflated starting price to enhance the perceived bargain [sadly that happens a lot]. It also means that you can order a dozen, try it and order more if you agree. This is a lovely mid weight red that would appeal to just about everyone. It's offered at a quaffing price but has the quality for more special occasions. This is the perfect red for whacking on your most accessible wine rack so you're not tempted to raid the more expensive wines in the cellar.

RRP: $18
Our Price: $10 per bottle by the dozen