The Weekend Australian - Review : 2020-09-26

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Welcome to Clare Valley Flavour and finesse in two delicious, classy, great value stars of Clare Australia’s picturesqu­e Clare Valley is home to some of the world’s finest Riesling as well as truly world-class Shiraz and Cabernet releases from some of our country’s finest producers. Standing in the spotlight today are two delicious and impressive releases from Clare – an elegant, full-flavoured Gold and Double Gold-winning Shiraz, and a fresh, finely-crafted aromatic Riesling – both from Five Red Star Halliday-rated producers. Welcome indeed to the Clare Valley. “a rich haul of Trophies and Golds at all price points. With each passing vintage, Taylors is managing to do for the Clare Valley what Peter Lehmann did for the Barossa” Taylors is a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine, with (Halliday). The estate was rated the ‘No. 1 Most Awarded Winery in the World 2017’, by the prestigiou­s World Associatio­n of Wine Writers and Journalist­s, and voted one of the Top 5 Wineries in the World (four times). Their 2018 Heritage label Shiraz sings eloquently of the family’s winemaking heritage and the quality of its region. The small sub-region of Watervale has become a Mecca for Riesling aficionado­s, and Richard Hamilton’s 2019 is a lovely example of why. “A spring garden of aromas with lemon flavours and brisk acidity define this refreshing wine.” (Jane Faulkner, Halliday’s Wine Companion). Taylors Heritage Release Shiraz 2018 Richard Hamilton Riesling 2019 Clare Valley, SA Clare Valley, SA $239.88 $119.94 $191.88 $95.94 12 btls $420.00 6 btls $210.00 code C3107118 code B3107118 12 btls $240.00 6 btls $120.00 code C2127119 code B2127119 $19.99 a bottle $15.99 a bottle $180 $48 SAVE UP TO SAVE UP TO Snap up a showcase of Clare Valley red beauties and SAVE $126 at Halliday’s Winery of the Year 2020. Finish with a juicy plum and cherry Malbec from Clare pioneers Sevenhill. Sheer drinking pleasure! rich Shiraz full of black fruit and peppery notes. Also in pure form is the spicy and moreish favourite, The Comeback Kid. For a low $16.99 a bottle you can enjoy an impressive line-up of reds illustrati­ng the quality and variety of the reds from this truly beautiful Australian region. World-class, $16.99 a bottle, and saving $126! Savour the newly arrived Dogwalk Cabernet from the acclaimed estate of brothers Neil and Andrew Pike. Then, a pair of superb blends – the Jeanneret Cabernet Shiraz offering Cabernet and Shiraz feature naturally, both in pure form and in vibrant partnershi­ps. The Clare Valley is home to the outstandin­g Kilikanoon estate and the Gold-medal Shiraz here makes use of fruit from several ‘Settlement’ blocks in Leasingham once given to soldiers returning from the World Wars. It’s a The Clare Valley Showcase $203.88 $101.94 12 btls $330.00 6 btls $165.00 code M13452 code X06278 “delightful complexity… excellent depth and persistenc­y” (Sam Kim, Wine Orbit) – and the two-time Gold-medal Barry Bros with Shiraz to the fore, made in $16.99 a bottle $126 SAVE UP TO ‘traditiona­l Australian style’ SAVE $126 NEWARRIVAL theaus.wine/5539001 1300 734 924 Go to or call 6

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