Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
The Chave Family has been growing vines in Northern Rhone since 1491. Jean-Louis Chave is the oldest estate in the Rhone and is still family owned and operated today. The family takes great pride in low yields and traditional farming practices but put extra importance on blending. Each vineyard has a unique terroir that give complexity and finesse to the blend. If a plot does not meet their standards they do not use it.
The Chave Estate is located in the commune of Maves in Saint-Joseph AOC, Northern Rhone, France. The St. Joseph appellation was named after a Saint whose job was protecting scorned husbands. (With a job like that, who wouldn’t need a glass of wine?) St. Joseph was previously known as Vin de Mauves. Mauves is considered the heart of St. Joseph as it is where St-Joseph began its expansion into the larger region it is today. This area is also blessed with similar granite soils of the famous Hermitage region. These soils and the cold “Minstral” wind allow for some of the most elegant and floral Syrah’s on the planet.
The nose shows red peppercorns and fresh plum, the palate brings to mind autumn leaves, violets and beef jerky. This is a very mineral driven and elegant Syrah. It is also quite bright, so we recommend pairing it with pork tenderloin or duck breast with a citrus marinade.
Greenstone Shiraz 2016. A deep and densely presenting wine. Dark red to maroon, with purple and magenta coloured hue.
Rich black currant and blueberry fruits are defined in the aromatics. Lifted characters of dried oregano and tarragon intermingle, while undertones of dark plum and oak spices are brooding. Flowing onto the palate, the aromatics are all present in flavour and are tightly packed. The fruit sweetness is balanced, and reigned in somewhat, by a refined tannin structure producing an elegance and great persistence. Dark chocolate and toasted oak notes find their way through in the finish.
A Shiraz of this standing will benefit cellaring for 10+ years, while still being enjoyable and rewarding in its youth.
Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Syrah 2016. This unashamedly medium bodied Syrah styled Shiraz shows lovely lifted spice, clove, orange peel, liquorice, plum, blackberry and earthy notes. The palate displays a wonderful core of elegant blue/black fruits, spice and fine tannins. The lifted fruits are supported by a nice core of oak and stalk tannin. Drinking well at the moment the wine will develop added complexity over the next 6 months and then age for up to 10 years.
Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2016. Inky hue violet deep violet rim. Intense nose with red fruit aromas combined to complex smokiness. Palate with tight and focused tannins. Enjoyable now but require few years of bottle maturation to fully integrate aging notes. Very elegant and refined finish.
Kerrigan + Berry Shiraz 2015 is dense and dark,almost black in colour indicating great fruit ripeness and intensity.The nose is brooding, with dark cherry and chocolate aromas.The palate is immense with ripe and fleshy fruit flavours and firm structural tannin.
Warramate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity & fine dusty tannins. Juicy acidity underscores well-weighted voluminous fruit & a deep, long finish, combining generosity & concentration with finesse rarely found at this price point.
Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2016.The nose has a white pepper lift over concentrated red and blue fruit. Medium Bodied and linear on the palate with mouth feel and fine tannins. White pepper spice combined bright red cherry and red plums.
Eldorado Road Quasimodo 2016. 47% Nero d’Avola / 38% Shiraz / 15% Durif
To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.
Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Shiraz & Durif sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Rutherglen. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.
Brought together from many different ferments with a goal of creating an affable blend built on the of layers flavours these three distinct varieties bring. Nero d’Avola is grown in our home vineyard and brings the vitality and bright red fruits. The Shiraz comes from a vineyard a short 5 minute drive down a dirt track from our winery perched amongst the boulders of a granite outcrop. This is a painfully low cropping vineyard resulting depth of flavour not attainable from higher yielding vineyards, this component fleshes out the mid palate. The final piece in the puzzle is Rutherglen Durif, dark and brooding the addition of just 15% gives the wine backbone and a subtle lick of tannin through the back palate without overpowering this medium bodied blend. Lightly filtered then bottled August 2017.
Winemaker Ben Glaetzer continues to fashion big, bold Barossa Valley Shiraz. The 2015 Amon Ra Shiraz is another in a long line of muscular wines that manage to offer complexity, power and a surprising degree of elegance. Charred beef, black olives and espresso notes meet blackberries and cassis on the nose and palate, delivering near-tidal waves of flavor and personality. Fullbodied, intense and velvety, it should age well for at least a decade, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it still drinking well past 2030.
The Other Wine Co Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018. Stepping into the realm of hip new (old) wine styles, the Shaw + Smith team have blended up their own version of Adelaide Hills Pinot Shiraz.
This blend works wonderfully in the Adelaide Hills – the naturally spicy Shiraz of the region finds its perfect foil in the sweetly fruited, floral Hills Pinot Noir.
While the S+S wines are made in a serious, cellaring style, this is meant to be opened and enjoyed immediately.
A ‘nouveau’ red that’s a great addition to this vibrant label.
Cirillo Shiraz 2017 – made with grapes sourced from high altitude vines from Steingarten on the border of Barossa and Eden Valley ranges.
With open fermentation, natural yeast , basket pressed and then matured in seasoned French and American oak for 12 months.
The colour is dark, ink-like in appearance. It displays earthy spice driven aromas, with hints of berry fruits. Soft and delicate on the palate, typical of shiraz from this region.
It carries mid-palate weight, with a lengthy finish that lingers in the mouth for some time. This wine can be enjoyed now or over the next decade or two.
Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2015
From another great vintage, with 12 months élevage in French oak barriques, of which 20% were new. Exhibiting the typical characters of mixed red berries with a general spiciness to the velvety, viscous, well balanced and rounded palate. Powerful wine, with fine, supple tannins and a fabulous length. Great longevity again, but regardless, this will immediately appear on wine lists matched to grilled red meats without any detriment. 15.0% alc/vol
Medium deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry, blackberry herb garden aniseed aromas with espresso notes. Inky textured wine with lovely ripe dark cherry, blackberry fruits, slinky fine chalky tannins, underlying savoury nuances and bitter chinotto-like finish. Elegantly styled wine with lovely aromatic complexity and vigour. 15% Alc. 95 points – 2022-2038
Domaine Garon “Les Triotes” 2008 – Côte Rôtie (Blonde)
This is the main wine of the Domaine, made with Syrah grapes averaging 25 years of age producing an average yield of 36hl/ha. The fruit is from 4 lieux dits representing 4.50 ha in the Côte Blonde area of the appellation. About 30% of the grapes are vinified as whole bunches, both concrete vats and stainless steel vats are used for the fermentations that last about 2 weeks at 30°C. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months with 25% of new oak and 75% of 1 to 5 years old barrels, the wine is then bottled without filtration.
PVins notes: This is a great example of a “Côte Blonde” wine. It will fully express its origins after 3-4 years cellaring with floral and spicy aromas, it is well-balanced and structured by the tannins, a cool climate style of Syrah. The wine may be cellared for up to 20 years in great vintages.
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