We’ve put our heads together to come up with a Xmas List of bubbles, whites, reds, gins & whiskies that we think are drinking beautifully. Gifts we’d be very happy to receive ourselves or give to our loved ones.

~ We’re happy to offer a 5% discount on 6 bottles and 10% on a dozen.
~ Gift wrapping is available, please ask upon ordering
Cut off for delivery is Monday 19 December (but please call us and we’ll do our best to make things work).

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BUBBLES

~ 2013 Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvee, England $78
One of England’s finest bubbles made by UK Winemaker of the Year Emma Rice.   This is a blend of predominantly chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier. Slow autumnal ripening yields pure, complex fruit, and texture from the 25% barrel ferment marries beautifully with the clean, driving acidity that is a trademark of English wine.

~ Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont, Champagne $122
This is an expressive and beautifully curated grower Champagne. Working organically with vines dating back to 1962, this NV comprises 80% of the superb 2012 vintage with the remainder coming from 2011. Lifted and energetic notes of roasted fennel, orange pith and wet stone.

~ 2008 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs $177
From the stunning 2008 vintage this scintillating wine showcases Pol Roger’s prized purity and precision. So fine and lithe, it’s underlying tow of power seduces with an incredible tail of flavour and persistence. One for the cellar!

Also
~ Veuve Forny Blanc de Blancs $63
~ Doyard Vendémiaire Blanc de Blancs Brut $72 (best net price)

 

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CHARDONNAY

~ 2014 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Les Baudines 1er Cru, Burgundy $201
One of the recent shining lights of Burgundy, PYCM balances sulphide, oak and richness with a deft hand, while letting the site speak for itself. Minerally and flinty, Baudines is a Premier Cru site sitting high up on the slope with a cooler position. This comes through in this high tension style.

~ 2015 Penfolds Reserve Bin A, Adelaide Hills SA $109
Crowned best Australian chardonnay at the recent James Halliday Challenge, this is a striking wine. Beautifully sculpted, its intensity and length are impressive. A well-deserved title!

~ 2015 Las Vino St Mary’s Jerusalem Chardonnay, Margaret River WA $64|
Thoughtful grape growing and winemaking is on full show here, the ripeness of the fruit is balanced by a cusping frame of acidity. Made in very small quantities (200 dozen), this is a detailed and delicious expression of Margaret River chardonnay. So enjoyable!

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PINOT NOIR

2014 S.C. Guillard Les Corbeaux 1er Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin France $120
~ Finely tuned with impeccable depth and detail, Guillard’s unfurling nature makes you linger over every sip. Nervy and youthful, this distinguished Premier Cru which borders the Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin will age beautifully, if you can resist the urge to open it now.

2015 Yabby Lake Block 6, Mornington Peninsula Victoria $99
~ The staff favourite at a recent tasting with winemaker Tom Carson. One of the estate’s best wines, this tempts with exotic notes of spice and berries. It’s dense core leads into a silky and savoury tail that is not impeded by the winemakers hand.

2013 Littorai Cerise Vineyard, Anderson Valley California $160
~ Littorai make the best American pinot we have tasted. Winemaker Ted Lemon’s pedigreed CV shows through in the characterful personalities of each of his single vineyard wines. Cerisé is regarded as the ‘sleeper’ of the estate, with incredible structure, life and savoury tones.

 

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SHIRAZ

2014 Koomilya Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA $69
~ From celebrated winemaker Steve Pannell’s recently acquired vineyard, but whose history runs deep, this vineyard supplied most of the fruit for his first Jimmy Watson trophy back in 1996. This ripe and juicy shiraz is dimensional and complex. Compelling spice notes and fine yet chewy tannin profile lift the wine to another level. Very limited.

2012 Craiglee Shiraz, Sunbury VIC $62
~ An iconic stalwart of the Victorian wine industry, this charming shiraz is a lovely conduit to the past, with a contemporary twist. Pure red fruit and spice with a firm and chewy tannin, this warming wine never disappoints!

2005 Trevallon Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Provence France $144
~ A cult wine of southern France, this impressively aged blend is bold and generous in its depth and intensity thanks to very low yields of organically grown grapes. Its original expression in the south is a welcome and prized addition – ideal for a non-conformer!

 

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WHISKY

~ 15yo Springbank Campbeltown Scotland $150
Amazing value, aged statements are soaring in price. Established in 1828, Springbank Distillery is still in the hands of its founding family and is remarkable in that it is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on the one site in Campbeltown. Subtle smokey notes surround this deliciously rich and spicy dram.

~ Spencer Collings Founder’s Reserve 10yo Cask Strength 54.8% $171
Made by Mike Collings, an industry veteran who created Johnny Walker Blue and brought life back to Talisker and Lagavulin. Rumour has it, this is a blend of single malts from Glenfarclas, Glenmorangie & Caol Ila. Its richness and depth stems from time spent in a trio of barrels; sherry, bourbon & madeira.

~ Blackadder Peat Reek Raw Cask 61.3% $183
One for the Peaty purists. This is drawn straight from the cask it matures in, no fining or watering down hence it’s a whopping 61.3% abv and has charismatic chunky bits in the bottom!

 

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GIN

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~ Dodd’s Kew Organic Gin $87
The minds behind Dodd’s were let loose in London’s famed Kew Botanic Gardens, resulting in this magical gin. Less on the juniper accent than the standard Dodd’s bottling, its refreshing citrus notes of lemon, lime, pink grapefruit, orange and bergamot peel are offset by a mix of botanicals exclusive to this version including santolina, rosemary, lavender flower, galangal and passion flower. A beautifully refreshing gin with lovely packaging. Very limited.

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