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AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND - Listed by COUNTRY/Domaine

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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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Tasting
Score/Notes
Best Drinking
           
    AUSTRALIA      
           
    RED Wine      
    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
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 15.00 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.
   
 
42
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 22.00 Only 200 cases made of this wine, so very rare.

Excellent Value

           
           
    NEW ZEALAND      
    WHITE Wine      
    ESCARPMENT
Another TOP NZ Estate - Highly Recommended!
   
 
6
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
           
    RED Wine      
    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 27.00 WS94
2017-27
2
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 24.00 AG/ST91+
2019-26

BIN-END
PRICE

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 27.00 WS92
2017-27
3
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 24.00 AG/ST90+
2018-24

BIN-END
PRICE

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 27.00 WS93
2017-27
11
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 32.00 WS96
2017-27
           
           



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