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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com
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Best Drinking
           
    AUSTRALIA      
           
    WHITE Wine      
    LEEUWIN ESTATE
This estate
makes some of the best Chardonnay wines in Oz!
Especially their top "Art Series" - Try it and see!
   
 
15
75cl
Chardonnay Margaret River
"Art Series"
Leeuwin Estate

Wine Spectator - Rich, ripe and generous, this is deftly balanced to lift the pear, mango, floral and spice flavours with gentle acidity. Comes together on the supple, seductive finish, showing tremendous depth and intensity without losing any charm.

2011 £65.00 WS96
2015-25

Voted 5th best wine for 2014 by The Wine Spectator!

            
    RED Wine      
    BEN GLAETZER
The renowned winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in the northern Barossa. Many knowledgeable experts cite this sub-region as the finest in the Valley.
   
 
47
75cl
AMON-RA
Unfiltered Shiraz
Glaetzer
RP -
Produced from 100% Shiraz, the 2010 Amon-Ra displays a deep purple-black color and aromas of cedar, baking spices, lavender, chocolate and vanilla over a core of crème de cassis, black cherry pie and dried plums.
Very full bodied and densely packed with layered warm berry, earth and spice flavours
, it has a solid backbone of medium to firm fine grained tannins and crisp acid, finishing long with some hints of dried Provence herbs and black pepper coming through.
2010 £48.00 RP95+
2014-27

Amon-Ra has become one of Australia’s icon wines.
Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years
and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre.

27
75cl
ANAPERENNA
Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Glaetzer
RP -
A Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, the 2010 Anaperenna has a deep purple-black color and aromas of warm black cherry compote and crème de cassis over hints of smoked meat, earth, Indian spices, truffles and damp loam. Rich and opulent on the full bodied palate, the generous fruit is well supported by a medium to firm level of fine tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long and earthy.
2010 £35.00 RP93+
2014-25
           
    KAY BROTHERS
This is a top estate making TOP QUALITY Shiraz wines of great character, which will further improve with age.
   
 
27
75cl
Amery Vineyard Hillside
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
From 6- to 34-year-old vines, the 2004 Shiraz Hillside spent 28 months in American oak, 50% new and 50% used. A blockbuster effort, it reveals deep, chocolaty, meaty notes intermixed with blackberries, cherries, and cassis. Inky/ruby/purple-coloured, with a large mouthfeel, full body, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this is a superb McLaren Vale Shiraz.
2004 £19.00 RP93
2006-27
21
75cl
Amery Vineyard Hillside
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
One of Australia’s most traditional winemakers, Colin Kay fashions old style, high quality, distinctive Australian reds. Tarry, chewy, and fleshy, the 2003 Shiraz Hillside has a bit more punch (15% alcohol) as well as a sappy character that is not present in the regular bottling. It is a broad, savoury, expansively flavoured, full-bodied Shiraz.
2003 £18.00 RP92
2005-25
30
75cl
Amery Vineyard
Shiraz
Kay Brothers
RP -
The 2001 Shiraz looks to be a return to the style of the blockbuster 1998. Denser and richer than the 2000, this dense purple-coloured effort is full-bodied as well as loaded. Its sweet tannin suggests early maturity.
2001 £27.00 RP93
2005-24
           
    SPINIFEX (Barossa)
One of the most talented winemakers in Australia, Peter Schell created Spinifex in 2001 with his wife, Magalie Gely.   This winery was established to represent the best 'terroirs' in the Barossa using only the finest fruit selection. 
The vines are extremely old and the vineyard sites are considered to be some of the finest in Australia.  The focus of their winemaking is to produce harmonious, richly textured wines with complex ripe fruit flavours for which the great wines of the Barossa are renowned.
   
 
50
75cl
Spinifex Esprit
Neal Martin www.wine-journal.com:
"36% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 24% Cinsault and 10% Mataro.
A fragrant, almost exotic nose, sweet black cherry, damson and plum. The palate has superb balance, restrained with well knit, silky tannins.  Very subtle and sophisticated, there is a beguiling femininity and elegance about this wine. 
The kind of wine I would like to serve to a Bordeaux chateau-owner to show him that there is real competition out there. Beautiful"
2002 £24.00 Only 200 cases made of this wine, so very rare.

Excellent Value

16
75cl
Spinifex Indigene
RP
- With more structure, density, richness, and delineation than the Esprit, the spectacular 2002 Indigene (56% Shiraz and 44% Mourvèdre) represents an Australian version of Paso Robles’ Tablas Creek cuvees. Its dense purple colour is accompanied by aromas of scorched earth, tree bark, blackberries, currants, and minerals. The wine’s peppery, full-throttle style possesses wonderful definition as well as purity. While it cuts a huge swath across the palate, it is neither heavy nor overdone.
2002 £28.00 RP96
2004-22
           
           
    NEW ZEALAND      
    WHITE Wine      
    CLOUDY BAY
This estate is generally considered the original 'quality' sauvignon blanc producer from NZ; making wonderful savoury yet elegant wines - certainly the one to have!
   
 
16
75cl
Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay

Wine Spectator -
Focused and pure, offering a tangy expression of balanced lemon, white peach, tangerine, passion fruit, melon and green tea notes. This is powerful in its persistence and juiciness, yet maintains an air of elegance.
2011 £12.00 WS91
2012-NOW

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    ESCARPMENT
Another TOP NZ Estate - Highly Recommended!
   
 
12
75cl
KUPE
Chardonnay
Escarpment

RP -
The Kupe Chardonnay offers savoury, baking bread and yeast extract notes with grapefruit and orange blossoms. This satiny textured, medium-bodied Chardonnay is finely knit with tons of freshness and a long mineral-laced finish.
NOTE: This the review of the 2014 vintage, as the 2015 has not been reviewed yet.
2015 £28.00 RP92+
2017-25
           
    KUMEU RIVER
This estate is a TOP producer of 'Burgundy-like' Chardonnay.
Really Excellent Value
   
 
95
75cl
Chardonnay
Hunting Hill
Kumeu River

RP -
Produced from UCD Clone 15 Chardonnay, the 2012 Hunting Hill has an explosive nose - a citrus bomb - with tons of tropical and stone fruit layers plus nuances of crushed stones, nuts and baker's yeast. it gives tons of flavour layers in the medium-bodied mouth, although very tightly knit, with a gorgeous satiny texture and an incredibly long finish.
Simply a stunning wine,
this will greatly reward a further 2-6+ years of cellaring.
2012 £35.00 RP95
2015-26
7
75cl
Chardonnay
Hunting Hill
Kumeu River

RP -
The 2009 Hunting Hill Chardonnay is a little youthfully mute, giving delicate lime zest, chalk dust and pink grapefruit aromas over toasted almonds, meal and buttered scones. The palate has an elegant medium body yet packs in wonderfully concentrated toast, meal and citrus flavors with racy acidity, a satiny texture and a very long finish. I love it now, though it will benefit from another 6-12 months in bottle.
2009 £29.00 RP94
2013-24

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5
75cl
Chardonnay
Hunting Hill
Kumeu River

RP -
The 2008 Hunting Hill Chardonnay comes from a vineyard just across from the winery, also planted to Clone 5. It’s a slightly cooler site with an iron pan running beneath the vineyard. This is the third vintage of this label. Made in a similar fashion to the Coddington Chardonnay, this wine gives powerful lime/lemon aromas with some grapefruit zest and orange blossom plus a whiff of chalk. Very crisp, intense and silky, this is a more restrained, tight-knit expression leaving a very long mineral and citrus zest finish.
2008 £29.00 RP94
2012-22

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    RED Wine      
    ATA RANGI
TOP NZ Pinot Noir Estate - Highly Recommended!
   
 
10
75cl
Pinot Noir Martinborough
Ata Rangi

Rudy -
 The palate is intense and ripe, with black cherry and blueberry fruit layered with vanilla and nutmeg. The texture is broad and round, supported by ripe and smooth tannins that frame the juicy fruit core. The finish is long, spicy and juicy.
2014 £44.00 2016-25

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    ESCARPMENT
Another TOP NZ Pinot Noir Estate - Highly Recommended!
   
 
18
75cl
KIWA
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Wine Spectator -
Dusty white pepper and rose petal notes are aromatic, leaping out of the glass to complement the dense core of mineral-laced dark fruit flavours, with plenty of anise and nutmeg details. The intensity gains momentum on the finish, which is expressive and generous.
2015 £34.00 WS94
2017-27
6
75cl
KIWA
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Antonio Galloni -
Suave and juicy in the mouth, with enough raspberry fruit to support the pepper and herb elements. This silky wine conveys a very sexy soil-driven character and complicating salinity. No easy sweetness here but the finish shows excellent length and lift. The tightest of these three single-vineyard Pinots, finishing with a firm tannic spine. This should evolve gracefully in bottle and may ultimately merit an even higher score.
2014 £30.00 AG/ST91+
2019-26

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18
75cl
PAHI
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Wine Spectator -
Vibrant, with blood orange and plum flavours that are juicy and expressive. Mineral and herb notes linger in the background. Dense, muscular tannins provide the framework.
2015 £34.00 WS92
2017-27
6
75cl
PAHI
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Antonio Galloni -
Deep red with ruby tones. More anise and herbs on the nose than the basic bottling, along with raspberry and a hint of fresh dill. Broad, sweet and fine-grained, with the enticing raspberry fruit component complicated by herbs, spices, earth and minerals. Really spreads out to dust the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Finishes with a youthful edge and noteworthy energy. This essentially generous wine is kept firm in the early going by its stem component.
2014 £30.00 AG/ST90+
2018-24

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18
75cl
TE REHUA
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Wine Spectator -
Dense and concentrated, with herb and cola accents to the tangy berry and plum flavours. Dark and brooding, with date nut bread, tobacco and baking spice details lingering on the finish.
2015 £34.00 WS93
2017-27
6
75cl
TE REHUA
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Antonio Galloni -
Bright, dark red-ruby. Distinctly dark aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, anise, liquorice, black pepper and black tea. Silky and enveloping; a very spicy, darker style of Pinot but with a wonderfully fine-grained, seamless texture. Plenty of fruit here, complicated by underlying salinity. Finishes with very suave, building tannins and sneaky length.
2014 £30.00 AG/ST91
2017-23

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18
75cl
KUPE
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Wine Spectator -
This powerful wine is tightly wound yet very expressive, with plenty of torque to the plum and blood orange flavours at the core, slowly revealing details of cedar, tobacco, cumin seed, rosemary and black tea. Everything sings in harmony on the long finish.
2015 £39.00 WS96
2017-27
5
75cl
KUPE
Pinot Noir
Escarpment

Antonio Galloni -
Bright red with ruby tones. Alluring aromas of black raspberry, musky spices, dark chocolate, anise, peppery stems and resiny earth. Wonderfully silky and plush, offering insidious intensity to its flavours of raspberry, dusty herbs and saline minerality; really mounts toward the back end. The slowly building finish dusts the entire palate with very smooth tannins and leaves behind an impression of savoury extract. The longest and thickest of the Pinots I tasted this year from Escarpment, but the wine's herbal, saline and spice elements keep it light on its feet.
2014 £32.00 AG/ST92
2017-25

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