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Angove Shiraz Family Crest 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A brambly array of mixed summer berry aromas, a little liquorice, really pure and vibrant. The palate has a smooth wrap of sweet dark...
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Brash Higgins Cbsv Single Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Here's another brilliant McLaren Vale cabernet with plenty of cassis, violets and blueberry fruits, darker black cherry notes too,...
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Brash Higgins Gr/M (Grenache-Mataro) 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - What a burst of fresh, vibrant and bramby fruit this is. Really impressive raspberry and blueberry fruits that smell so deiciously sweet...
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Brash Higgins Ndv 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Brad Hickey's amphora fermented nero is a wine with plenty of floral rose-scented appeal, attractive brambly red cherries and...
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Brash Higgins Shz Site Specific 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep garnet-purple, the SHZ Site Specific opens with tar, earth and black licorice with hints of Szechuan pepper, cassis and baked...
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D'arenberg Shiraz The Footbolt 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep ruby. Powerful, smoke-tinged aromas of black and blue fruits, anise, black cardamom and espresso. Rich yet lively on the palate,...

Australia Fleurieu McLaren Vale

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.
The Fleurieu peninsula is a stunning region of south Australia, located close to Adelaide and constantly drawing attention to itself over recent years due to its international status as an 'up and coming' wine region. Indeed, there has been much excitement over the wines produced in Fleurieu during the past decade, as this relatively small and unusual peninsula has consistently been producing many of the most flavorful and accessible red wines ever to come out of Australia. Thanks to its Mediterranean style climate, the vines in Fleurieu are able to produce fully ripened fruit each year, and the climatic conditions allow vintners plenty of flexibility when it comes to their wine making methods. Whilst the region is still primarily producing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, there has been much successful innovation and experimentation with a wide range of grape varietals over recent years, and we can expect to see and hear much more from Fleurieu in the near future.