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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

DECEMBER 2017

44 VINTAGES

AUSTRALIA

RED WINE

BERESFORD MCLAREN

VALE ESTATE

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale,

South Australia

TASTING NOTE: Firm and brooding

with black berried fruit stuffed into every

corner. If you’re looking for a substantial

red then this would be a top choice. It

tastes of blackberry, cloves, redcurrant

and musk, the latter character evident

in the floral note to the bouquet too.

Terrific value. Drink By: 2034. Special

Value. Score:

95

(Campbell Mattinson,

winecompanion.com.au

, Oct. 6, 2016)

525626 (XD) 750 mL $55.00

CLARENDON HILLS

ROMAS GRENACHE 2008

Clarendon, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: Dense, complex,

powerful and surprisingly light-footed,

this packs ripe blueberry, cherry,

exotic spice and tea leaf flavors into

a supple package that glides easily

into the long, expressive finish. Shows

tremendous depth and excitement,

but feels graceful. Drink now through

2020. Highly Recommended. Score:

96

(Harvey Steiman,

winespectator.com

,

Aug. 31, 2013)

963686 (XD) 750 mL $74.00

ANGOVE THE MEDHYK

OLD VINE SHIRAZ 2014

McLaren Vale, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: Hand-picked,

destemmed to open fermenters, plunged/

trodden, basket-pressed to French oak,

tasted at 9 months, the best matured

for a further 6 months. Deeply coloured,

it has the power of a Rolls Royce, but

shares the smooth as silk delivery of that

power; blackberries, poached plum, star

anise and licorice are perfectly framed

and presented by quality French oak, now

perfectly integrated. Score:

97

(James

Halliday,

winecompanion.com.au

, Oct. 6,

2016)

437749 (XD) 750 mL $70.00

NEW ZEALAND

RED WINE

GREYWACKE PINOT NOIR 2014

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Medium ruby colored,

the 2014 Pinot Noir exudes lovely

floral notes of roses and lavender with

a core of cranberries and red currants,

plus hints of Provence herbs and fragrant

earth. Light to medium-bodied, soft,

elegant and filled with earthy/perfumed

flavor layers, it delivers great expression

and poise. Drink Date: 2016-2022.

Score:

93

(MaryAnn Worobiec,

Wine

Spectator

, May 31, 2017)

402651 (XD) 750 mL $50.00

ESK VALLEY WINEMAKERS RANGE

SYRAH 2013

Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay,

North Island

TASTING NOTE: Fermented in open-

top concrete fermenters (unusual in

NZ, common in the Rhône). Intense, rich

Syrah – plum, berry and exotic spice

flavours with a more savoury, roasted

coffee influence. A weighty red with

a long finish. Drinking Window: 2015-

2024. Score:

97

(Bob Campbell, MW,

decanter.com,

Sept. 10, 2015)

533984 (XD) 750 mL $60.00