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Autumn Wines


TOP DROPS FROM AROUND THE HUNTER VALLEY FOR Autumn.

 

Tamburlaine Organic Wines

2022 Bull In A China Shop Half Cut (Low Alc)


Bull in a China Shop Half Cut from Tamburlaine is an exquisite Piquette wine that will not disappoint. It’s a perfect balance of oak and fruit flavours that will tantalize your taste buds and have you reaching for one more sip.

TASTING Bouquets of herbal citrus and fruit florals dominate on the nose while gentle and slightly prickly on the palate (like a mild kombucha) with a lively fruitiness.

FOOD MATCH Anything from a charcuterie board to spicy fish tacos, it's extremely versatile.

CELLARING Keep cool and drink young.

PRICE $24





 

Hungerford Hill Wines

2022 Classic Gewürztraminer


Estate grown, by our Cellar Door at the beginning of Broke Road in the middle of Pokolbin. Gewürztraminer has a storied and fascinating history in the cultural palate, and is settling in nicely in this off dry style for those looking to nibble and tipple.

TASTING Strong aromas of lychee and rose water. A fruit salad for the senses without the syrup textures or overly sweet flavours. Ripe apples and melon on the palate.

FOOD MATCH Soft shell crab, vegetarian Pad Thai, or some honey chicken

CELLARING Cellar for 2 to 4 years.

PRICE $27





 

Parched Crow Wines

2022 Shiraz Nouveau


Newly released, this is a very approachable red. Nouveau means ‘new’ in French nodding to the unexpected, modern style of Shiraz this wine is. A wine worth the pit stop to taste and a bottle you need in hand.

TASTING A plush medium to light body red with a soft, juicy, cherry palate with floral violet aromas.

FOOD MATCH Roast chicken, smoked ham or a BBQ with a side of pomegranate and pear salad.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar up to 2 years.

PRICE RRP $30





 

Mercer Wines

2022 Shiraz Nouveau


A bouncy young Shiraz harvested early to capture the youth of the Hunter Valley. A blend of two iconic Hunter vineyards, this delicate style can be produced sustainably every year with a focus on purity of fruit and grape tannin rather than age and oak.

TASTING Medium-bodied, ripe boysenberry, juicy sour cherry and peppery finish of good length.

FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to spiced barbecue and Turkish sides.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

PRICE RRP $30





 

Winmark Wines

Winmark Expressions Chardonnay 2021


An artists expression of the spectacular landscape surrounding Winmark’s vineyard in Broke, and similarly the wine an expression of the quality of the grapes Winmark can produce. This recently restored 50 year old vineyard is one of the Hunter Valleys most renowned Chardonnay vineyards.

TASTING Elderflower and white peach aromas beckon toward a palate of quince and ripe Meyer Lemon spiced with nutmeg. Fine wine requires reflection and time. Enjoy this classic expression of the site as she engages with you over time.

FOOD MATCH The perfect accompaniment to any seafood or seafood-inspired pasta, prawn risotto or roast chicken. Its versatile and luscious so pairs perfectly with so many foods.

CELLARING Cellar for 3 to 5 years.

PRICE $37




 

Iron Gate Estate

2022 Primera Shiraz Tempranillo


A blend of Hilltops and Hunter Valley fruit, this wine shows off the best of the two varieties (70% Shiraz, 30% Tempranillo) from time spent in one- and two-year- old barrels.

TASTING The palate is medium weight in structure, with cherry and plum flavours, with a touch of pepper and bay leaf savouriness and finishing with soft tannin and oak.

FOOD MATCH This wine would be a good accompaniment for stews, lamb shanks, pizza, and BBQ dishes.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar for up to 6 years.

PRICE RRP $35





 



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