Our 2014 TPR appears quite ‘soft’ in the glass. It looks more like a traditional Rioja out of Spain than an Australian Tempranillo.
The aromas on the nose are a medley of savoury spice. Fresh ground nutmeg and powered cocoa lead the way with toasty oak in support. With time in the glass we see the fruit open up and begin to shine.
The palate is quite lively with rich, intense dark fruits, grippy tannins and soft acidity on the finish. There is a ‘meaty’ intensity about this wine giving it quite a savoury edge. Good in the cellar for around 5-7 years.
With those savoury flavours we suggest a dry aged, grass fed sirloin caramelised over hot coals. Pair with charred broccolini & crusty bread.
The Shiraz Cabernet Blend is unique to Australian shores and you could say we invented it. Our 2014 Ward shows those lovely bass notes of Shiraz and High Hats of Cabernet Sauvignon that make this such an awesome style. Ripe Shiraz fruits are complimented by the rich herbaceous Cabernet characters of black currant and tomato leaf and are well integrated after 23 months in French and American oak.
The young tannins are long on the finish and the sweet vanilla oak characters add depth to the wine. Full bodied and well-structured this is definitely a wine for the cellar. We are thinking 10 years plus but maybe longer.
Need a food match? Slow roasted lamb shoulder. You pick your favourite roasted veg.
Picked by our Members, made by our Members, bottled by Glandore. For those of you at the 2018 Members Picking Day, this is the wine.
Bright Straw in colour and jammed with complexity. Aromas of ripe white peach and subtle lemon zest compete with the creaminess of praline and fresh baked bread.
The palate is velvety smooth and a lustrous richness. Spicy baked apple flavours and toasty French oak combine with a clean acidity giving this wine amazing length and depth of flavour. Drinking beautifully now but will continue to bring joy for the next 3-5 years.
This wine will be fantastic with a pork loin, encased in crunchy crackling and served with roast vegetables, gravy and apple sauce.
It was a real coup for us in 2014 to have access to fruit of this calibre. It was a mate of Duane’s that found it and we are incredibly lucky. The Comte Vineyard is old school McLaren Vale. Bush vines and over a century old there is an immense amount of history in the glass.
The region produces incredibly full-bodied wine styles that are best enjoyed when youthful fruit characters play the major role. There is great complexity from the hints of spice and rich cigar tobacco that add to the rich, jammy fruit flavours of this unique wine.
What to eat with it? Just make it big! Slow roast it, braise it, let it cook for days. This wine will stand up well.
Bright ruby red in colour, the wine has amazing intensity and shows fantastic complexity that opens up to you in the glass.
Ripe, red fruits are complexed by spicy aniseed and vanilla bean characters while deft oak handling exists as fresh French oak and toasted, charry aromas. Hints of dark chocolate and earthy richness show this as a true Hunter.
The palate is structured, medium weight and beautifully balanced. Tannins evenly coat the entire mouth and are silky smooth while the sweet mid-palate fruit links to the firm finish of tight acidity. All this will give this wine a serious chance for long term ageing. 10+ years.
Pair with a slow roasted lamb shoulder, rosemary and duck fat potatoes.