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Riesling 2023 Clare Valley – Watervale  

Released July and an impressive follow-up to the 2022 (94/100 ‘excellent’ in last year’s International Riesling Challenge in Canberra). What will this one score? Our Rieslings have won awards every year for the past thirteen. We are quietly confident.  
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BRONZE 2023 Small Winemakers Nat'l

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Riesling 2022 Clare Valley – Watervale  
At the International Riesling Challenge in Canberra, the Judges rated ‘Excellent – 94/100’. Not bad, and in some pretty exalted company. The gratifying number of awards for our Rieslings just confirms their consistent quality. From our new source vineyard. 
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Riesling 2021 Clare Valley – Watervale   SOLD OUT!
From our new source vineyard in the same area – our previous supplier, the Honeys have sold up and retired to their tropic paradise. But now we are very happy to have an excellent Riesling from the new grape supply. Smoothing out as it ages.
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Pinot Gris - 2021 Adelaide Hills SOLD OUT!

One of those easy-drinking whites, kind of midway between Riesling and Chardonnay, where you sit down with friends and polish off a couple of bottles before you notice. Good reason for having a stock on hand. A worthy successor to the 2020.

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Rosé - 2023 McLaren Vale  

Carry yourself back to that summer in Provence long ago – ‘do you remember an inn, Miranda, do you remember an inn?’… Ah, dreams… but a glass or three of this pale, fragrant Rosé will help get you there. Winemaker Damian has worked some nostalgic magic with this one. Drink chilled.

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Rosé - 2022 McLaren Vale  

[Grenache 100%] Pale, dry, fragrant – a swig from the glass in your hand and you could be transported to Provence. However just as good if it transports you to a shady veranda in McLaren Vale at one fifth the price.

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 Reserve Shiraz 2021 Padthaway.

Somewhat to our surprise we find that we have been making the Padthaway Shiraz for twelve years now.
Sort-of-next-door to Coonawarra but with black soil and red – not a region that is well known, well-watered, lots of large beautiful old Eucalypts.
Careful maturation in new and seasoned oak has produced a rich full bodied Shiraz with dark berry flavours. Very popular over the years – order early.


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'Torresan Block' Shiraz 2020 McLaren Vale
The first Shiraz from winemaker Damian’s own small grape farm. Summer drought, small berries, intense fruit flavours. French and American oak barrel maturation. A ‘new wave’ complex and elegant Shiraz that rivals and will be a good replacement for the ‘Ramsay Black’ which is now almost gone. 10 years with good cellaring.


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Touriga Nacional 2020 Barossa Valley 

WineWise: ‘the typical floral perfume leads into a delightfully silky palate balanced by very fine tannins. Deliciously drinkable.' ★★★★
We are now one of the very few Oz winemakers making a straight Touriga N and think it a great addition to our wine list. A red grape, historically used in Portugal and Australia in fortified wine (i.e. ‘Port’) almost always blended. Also as part of a blend in a number of Oz table wines. A must for the seeker of ‘new’ varietals. AND a gold medal – how can you go past it?

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 Coonawarra  

GOLD WineWise National 2023
BRONZE Small Winemakers National 2023
We agree totally with WineWise – a splendid new Cab Sauv for our return to the varietal (clearly Small Winemakers not really focused). 
Last Cab Sauv in 2013 – it’s always been a good keeper and if you still have some it should be tasting very good indeed. This is one to keep and keep tasting as it ages and improves. From classic red dirt over Limestone Coonawarra terroir, French and American oak. Careful cellaring 10 years plus.

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Grenache  2021 McLaren Vale 

Third in the great series  from winemaker Damian’s own vineyard in the region establishing itself as great terroir for Grenache. The lighter McLaren Vale style – depth and elegant finish – will develop with careful cellaring.

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Grenache  2020 McLaren Vale 

.The second Grenache from the Damian grape farm. Not to be missed – looks every bit as good as the 2 times Gold Medal 2019. Very much in the new lighter McLaren Vale style – and Grenache is becoming a signature wine for the Vale.

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Grenache  2019 McLaren Vale  "SPECIAL"

.…and from winemaker Damian’s own small vineyard! This is a terrific wine and not to be missed – the Melbourne judges said ‘…lovely lifted florals, medium intensity and tannins, good colour with fragrant spicy red fruits… youthful bright and juicy and very fresh’. Very much in the new McLaren Vale style. Lightly oaked. TWO GOLD MEDALS – don’t miss it.

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G. S. M. 2018 McLaren Vale    
[Grenache 41%, Shiraz 41%, Mourvèdre 18%] An excellent follow-up to the gold medal 2017 GSM. Like Grenache, GSM has become a Mclaren Vale signature wine. Very drinkable now, only getting better with bottle age and cool cellaring. Grapes from old bush vines – classic !

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