Highly Rec­om­mended

(con­tin­ued) 90–94pts


Mount Hor­rocks, Clare Val­ley, South Aus­tralia 2014 90 TG 90 RJ 90 AR 90 £21.45-£27.99 Car­ruthers & Kent, Exel Wines, Lib­erty Wines Sweetly aro­matic nose. Juicy black­cur­rant and plum fruit on the tex­tured palate, along with spice. Nice fresh­ness, with a herbal un­der­tow and good bal­ance. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 14%

Pe­taluma, White La­bel, Ade­laide Hills, South Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 90 RJ 91 AR 90 £18.99 1853 Wine Shop Beau­ti­fully el­e­gant Shi­raz. Tex­tured, with deep savoury flavours; the depth sug­gests this will age for a long time. Could be some­thing of a bar­gain. Drink 2019-2025 Alc 14%

San­dal­ford, Pren­diville Re­serve, Mar­garet River, Western Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 90 RJ 89 AR 91 N/A UK

www.san­dal­ford.com Black­cur­rant pastille nose. In­tense, dark red fruits are im­bued with light herbal and spicy notes. Well bal­anced be­tween savoury and fruit, with a creamy tex­ture and fine tan­nins. A long way to go. Drink 2019-2026 Alc 14.5%

Sons of Eden, Re­mus, Eden Val­ley, South Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 90 RJ 89 AR 92 £55 ABS Wine Agen­cies Se­duc­tively op­u­lent aro­mas lead to pep­pery black­berry fruit. Lovely, con­cen­trated cas­sis im­bued with spice and a herbal, cool-cli­mate note to boot. Drink 2018-2024 Alc 14.5%

Mur­ray Street, MSV Red La­bel, Barossa Val­ley, South Aus­tralia 2014 90 TG 89 RJ 89 AR 92 £18.95

The Im­pe­rial Wine Co Spicy dark fruit aro­mas lead to a se­duc­tive palate of ripe kirsch and dark cherry fruit rich­ness that’s medium- to full-bod­ied. Ap­par­ently ef­fort­less, de­li­ciously drink­able Barossa. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 14%

Pikes, East­side, Clare Val­ley, South Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 87 RJ 91 AR 92 £19.95 Fron­tier Fine Wine, Great Horkesley Wine Co, Har­ro­gate Fine Wine Co Pri­mary and bold, with pure red fruits, fine tan­nins and fresh acid­ity, fin­ish­ing on a savoury note. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 14%

Scotch­mans Hill, Bel­lar­ine Penin­sula, Vic­to­ria 2014 90 TG 92 RJ 89 AR 89 N/A UK www.scotch­mans.com.au Savoury and meaty nose with in­tense, dark fruit. Lus­cious and long, with ripe plummy fruit of great rich­ness and depth. Juicy tan­nins and good, bal­anc­ing acid­ity, with well-judged ex­trac­tion as well. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 14.5%

St Hugo, Barossa, South Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 88 RJ 91 AR 91 N/A UK

www.sthugo.com There’s great in­ten­sity to this wine. Fruity and full, with BBQ nu­ances lurk­ing be­hind well pro­por­tioned black­berry fruit, framed by a light grip of tan­nins and a cleans­ing twist of dam­son acid­ity. Drink 2018-2024 Alc 14.5%

Pa­tritti, JPB, McLaren Vale, South Aus­tralia 2016 90 TG 90 RJ 89 AR 90 N/A UK www.pa­tritti.com.au Richly con­cen­trated, blue and black bram­bly fruits, with choco­late in the mid­dle, which is pow­er­ful in struc­ture, so the ripe flavours linger. Mas­sive tan­nins which need re­solv­ing, but will age well. Drink 2019-2025 Alc 14.5%

Raïdis Es­tate, Wild Goat, Coon­awarra, South Aus­tralia 2014 90 TG 90 RJ 90 AR 91 £22.75

ABS Wine Agen­cies, Alexan­der Wines, Ex-Cel­lar, The Wine Re­serve At­trac­tive spice aro­mas lead to an ap­peal­ing palate of black and red fruit, with cool-cli­mate pep­per spice notes. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 14%

SC Pan­nell, Ade­laide Hills, South Aus­tralia 2015 90 TG 94 RJ 86 AR 90 £23.95-£29.99 Exel Wines, Lib­erty Wines Youth­ful nose with spice and brood­ing dark cher­ries; al­though there’s a de­li­cious flo­ral lift. Bright­ness and juici­ness on the palate, with more dark fruits, flow­ers, sa­line notes and a savoury fin­ish. Drink 2018-2023 Alc 13.5%

Tel­lurian, Tran­ter, Heath­cote, Vic­to­ria 2014 90 TG 92 RJ 89 AR 90 POA

Vinum Terra Just start­ing to evolve, with ap­peal­ing aro­mas of ex­otic sweet spice. Fresh and full-bod­ied, its vel­vety black­berry fruit is laced with spicy un­der­tones. A charm­ingly creamy tex­ture on the palate. Drink 2018-2024 Alc 14.5%

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