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RAD REDS

August 1, 2018


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

 

 KELMAN VINEYARD
Kelman 2017 Tempranillo RRP $24


This is a very serious Tempranillo and our
best yet! Produced entirely from 100%
hand-picked Hunter Valley fruit sourced
from the Kelman Vineyard in Pokolbin. 100%
French oak maturation - 20% new. Kelman
is a boutique winery producing quality wine
since 1999.
TASTING This is black and red fruited with
black cherries, blackberries and raspberries,
and has excellent soft grippy tannins and
great length. The traditional spice that one
associates with this variety is evident.
FOOD MATCH Perfectly matched with lamb
on the BBQ or other rich meats such as
duck or pork. Or try with a rich meaty pasta
ragout.
CELLARING Excellent drinking now and will
reward cellaring for up to 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELBOURNE WINES
2017 H.A.E Single Vineyard Shiraz RRP $44


2017 was an outstanding Hunter vintage
given the hot and dry conditions. Only 150
dozen cases of this high quality Shiraz were
produced from single vineyard estate grown
fruit. Hand pruned and handpicked to ensure
exceptional quality.
TASTING Intense black/purple colour, with
ripe dark fruits and pepper on the nose. A
well structured and balanced palate, with
loads of spice and layers to complement
the outstanding fruit weight. Framed
magnificently with skillful use of high quality
French oak barriques. A big red, from a big
Hunter vintage!
FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to
beef burgundy.
CELLARING Drink now or cellar for 25+ years.

 

 

 

 

 

HANGING TREE WINES
2013 Blacksmith's Shiraz Cabernet RRP $65


Our Blacksmith’s cottage dates back to the
turn of the 20th century and is a real piece
of history. One that we proudly honour with
this wine.
TASTING A well-constructed wine that
delivers an immediate rich plum fruit
bouquet and hints of an intriguing licorice
background. The palate is firm with derived
ripe plum, boysenberries and blackcurrant
encased in creamy, vanillin oak. Superb
length and perfectly balanced.
FOOD MATCH Perfectly matched with rich
hearty meals like osso bucco & lamb shanks
CELLARING Perfect to drink now or cellar
through to 2025.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARTELMANN WINES
2011 Diedrich Shiraz RRP $45


The Diedrich is our icon Shiraz, produced
only in good vintages from old vines. The
fruit is from 46 year old vines, Matured in a
mixture of American and French oak for 14
months.
TASTING Vibrant Plum Colour Nose of Black
Cherry, mulberry and fresh spices with hints
of mocca. A medium to full bodied traditional
Hunter Valley Style wine showing firm velvet
tannins layered over flavours of blackcurrants
and plum. Well integrated oak gives the wine
structure and persistence of length.
FOOD MATCH Rare roast beef with red wine
jus.
CELLARING Drink now or cellar to 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

PETERSONS WINES
2015 Pressings Shiraz RRP $50


Petersons Wines have been producing
quality wines since 1981 and prides itself on
tradition, family and friendly service.
TASTING A full bodied classic Australian
Shiraz, dark and vibrant magenta in colour
with blood red hues. The nose is rich and
ripe with lifted aromas of cooked blackberry
tart and hints of walnut and black pepper
with nuances of freshly ground coffee. The
front palate shows overtly ripe black and red
fruit flavours, while the mid palate is complex
showing characters of dark chocolate, black
pepper and soy sauce. Back palate is long,
soft, dry and firm with persistent sweet oak.
FOOD MATCH Enjoy with seared eye fillet
of beef with hot English mustard, beef
wellington, Pecorino cheese.
CELLARING Cellar for around 7 – 8 years.

 

 

 

 

LUCY'S RUN WINES
2017 The Mike Shiraz RRP $35


Continuing a history of producing highest
quality single vineyard grapes, Lucy’s Run
2017 The Mike Shiraz boldly follows on from
our 2016 Shiraz (two silver medals) and 2014
Shiraz (two trophies/top gold medal).
Newly released, this wine is drinking
beautifully; many have already recognised
another classic Hunter Shiraz from this
excellent vintage, and have bagged some for
their cellars. Why the name? … it’s a nod to
this wine’s maker: Mike De Iuliis!
TASTING Deep ruby in colour, The Mike
is a complex Shiraz bringing a full and
concentrated flavour with notes of
black fruits and cassis.
FOOD MATCH Braised lamb shanks, duck,
beef/venison fillet, boeuf bourgignon.
CELLARING Drinking very well now, or cellar
for up to 15 years.

 

 

 

SAVANNAH ESTATE
2016 Premium Chambourcin RRP $70


Located in picturesque Mount View,
Savannah Estate produce wines from small
select parcels of premium fruit grown in
renowned viticulture regions throughout
Australia.
TASTING The palate is ripe, generous,
appealing and soft. The upfront fruit flavours
are of fruits of the forest and boysenberry.
This is supported by nutty, creamy, almost
smoked oak flavours. There are also hints of
earth and game. The back palate is long soft
and dry with a persistent natural acidity.
FOOD MATCH Vietnamese style pork belly,
roast pheasant, cumberland sausages with
potato mash and an onion gravy, Hunter
Belle Cheddarbelle.
CELLARING Drink now or cellar up to 7 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASCELLA ORGANIC WINES
2017 Hunter Valley Reserve Shiraz RRP $37.50


Located in the Broke Fordwich wine region,
Ascella Organic Wines is the largest certified
organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
“Ascella” is a pair of independent stars in the
Zodiac reputed to give happiness and good
fortune. The stars shine brightly over the
vineyard as the grapes are picked in the cool
of the night to assure freshness and great
tasting wine.
TASTING This is a superb Hunter Valley
Shiraz, well rounded with hints of mulberries
and blackcurrant. Intense fruit flavours with
a fresh spicy tannin. This is a wine that leaves
you wanting more.
FOOD MATCH Wonderfully matched to lean
cuts of meat, lamb or duck dishes and strong
cheddar cheese.
CELLARING Drink now or cellar for up to 15
years.

 

 

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