- Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 Product #29228 (In Stock)
Organic Grapes Just a tad cooler than Barossa, McLaren Vale gives Shiraz with plenty of ripe fruit lifted by a refreshing dose of bright acidity. A fine example
"Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points
- Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Sandown 2008 Product #29331 (In Stock)
Limited. Wines arrive February 20. Lovely Aussie Cabernet that's drinking perfectly now.
“The 2008 Sandown Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon gives a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced notes of black currant cordial, chocolate, marmite, loam, black truffle, soy and black olive plus a whiff of lavender. Full-bodied with a high level of fine grained tannins and high acidity, the fruit and earth components are well intertwined on the palate, finishing long.”Wine Advocate 92 points
“Plush and expressive, brimming with lively currant and spice flavors, hinting at black olive, bay leaf and cocoa as the finish lingers expressively. Shows impressive power and intensity. Drink now through 2020. Wine Spectator 92 points
- Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2006 Product #29333 (In Stock)
One of Clarendon Hills' top wines from the "Grand Cru Collection," the 2006 Hickinbotham has plenty of opulent fruit but also Syrah's classic meaty notes and an extra gear of copmlexity from a few extra years in bottle.
"Initially brooding nose quickly opened to display powerful raspberry, kirsch and violet scents. Vivid red and dark berry flavors are corralled by nervy minerality and silky tannins, with anise and rose pastille notes building on the back end. Blends depth, sweetness and finesse with a deft hand, finishing with mounting sweetness but no candied character. Pretty cool stuff.”International Wine Cellar 94 points
“Clarendon Hills 2006 Syrahs are superb. They appear to be less structured and more forward than the 2005s and will be more approachable early on. The 2006 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard combines a voluptuous flavor profile with enough ripe tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink it from 2015 to 2031.”Wine Advocate 97+ points
- Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas 2007 Product #29332 (In Stock)
Limited. Wines arrive February 20. From nearly 90 year-old vines, this is intense, deep, and generously ripe Australian Grenache at its best. And, “at its best” Aussie Grenache is for drinking in the full flower of youth rather than cellaring for years and years.
“The most aromatically complex of this year's set of grenache bottlings, displaying red and dark berries, cherry, rooty sassafras, smoky herbs and a sexy floral quality. Rich, palate-staining raspberry and boysenberry flavors are given shape by fine-grained tannins, which gain power with air. Packed with dense fruit but slow to show itself right now, finishing with a late note of exotic floral pastilles and very good youthful grip. This could use a couple years to unwind.”International Wine Cellar 93+ points
“The 2007 Romas Vineyard Grenache has a medium garnet-purple color and moderately intense dried cherry and mulberry aromas with some spicy fruits of the forest compote and dark chocolate notes. Crisp, concentrated and very spicy on the palate, it offers a medium level of chewy tannins and a long opulent finish.Wine Advocate 91 points
“Ripe and expressive, with bold plum, blackberry and spicy, meaty flavors that mingle harmoniously on a medium-weight frame, persisting impressively on the generous finish.Wine Spectator 94 points
- Clarendon Hills Syrah Astralis 2008 Product #29334 (In Stock)
“The 2008 Astralis Vineyard Syrah is a bit of a triumph given the vintage. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it reveals earthy notes to begin – moss-covered bark and black truffles, damp humus and iodine. At the core it presents aromas of black cherries and creme de cassis plus mocha and anise. The palate is concentrated and powerful yet elegant with firm, very fine grained tannins, very high acidity and ample flesh that is already presenting a multitude of layers. The finish is very long and though there’s some cedar showing, it should marry by the time this wine is ready to drink. This Astralis is very young and primary promising much more to come!"Wine Advocate 97 points
“Dense and chewy, bursting with juicy blueberry and dark plum fruit, this weaves black olive and spice notes into the long and grippy finish. Shows consistency throughout. Best from 2015 through 2020.” Wine Spectator 94 points