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CELLAR PRESS No

BAROSSA VALLEY

MARGARET

RIVER

Wine Club Magazine

CENTRAL OTAGO

AUSTRALIA &CLARE

VALLEY EY

NEW ZEALAND

Vasse Felix

Margaret River

Classic Dry

White Whi 2011

$ 99 12

each across any dozen

Single bottle $16.24

Fox Gordon

Eight Uncles

Barossa Valley

Shiraz Shi 2010

$ 99 14

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

Stonier Mornington

Peninsula

Chardonnay

2010/11

$ 99 19

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

Moët M & Chandon

Brut Impérial

Champagne Ch C

NV

$ 49 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $62.49

HAWKES BAY

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St Henri

Shiraz Shi 2008

$ 99 63

each across any dozen

Single bottle $79.99

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Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Sauvignon Blanc 2011


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EDITOR'S NOTE

Lana Mai

Rivalry with our Kiwi cousins extends

far beyond the sporting fi eld, and

includes hotly contested topics such

as who invented the Pavlova and

Russell Crowe. But the one we’re

most passionate about is our wine

achievements.

As two countries relatively new on the

wine scene, compared to the likes of

France and Italy, both have carved

out their own unique space on the

world stage. Australia has long been

admired for juicy reds, while New Zealand skyrocketed up

the charts thanks to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Although

we’ve certainly got a unique fondness for home grown wines,

it became abundantly clear when tasting the line-up for this

Australia & New Zealand edition, that we’ve each got something

to bring to the table. You’ll fi nd a few surprises too, including

a Trophy winning Aussie Sauvignon Blanc and an elegantly

structured Merlot Cabernet from Waiheke Island.

This edition has also got a couple of exciting new releases.

The Annie’s Lane Quelltaler Watervale Shiraz Cabernet is soft,

yummy and drinks well above its modest price, while the new

vintage of rk Chardonnay proves that Rick Kinzbrunner from

Giaconda is leading the way for Aussie Chardonnay. On the

New Zealand front, the Sisters Pinot Noir is made for us by one

of Marlborough’s best producers, Blind River. These wines have

all earned their place as tasting panel favourites.

Cheers,

Lana

BOB

CAMPBELL

Guest Contributor

Bob Campbell is one of only

297 Masters of Wine in the

world. An international wine

judge, Bob judges wine

professionally in ten countries and contributes regularly

to publications around the world. His speciality is New

Zealand wine which he reviews from an international

perspective.

CONTENTS

Pick of the Bunch 4–5

Pinot Noir 6–7

Shiraz & Syrah 8–9

Cabernet & Cabernet Blends 10–11

Sauvignon Blanc 12–13

Pinot Gris 14–15

Chardonnay 16

Closer to Home 17

Sparkling & Champagne 18–19

Baron of the Barossa 20

All in the Family 21

Value 22–23

Beer 24–25

Spirits 26–27

CAMPBELL

MATTINSON

Guest Contributor

Campbell Mattinson is a

wine columnist and author

of the annual Big Red Wine

Book. Campbell is also the

publisher of www.winefront.com.au which launched

in 2002. In 2006 Campbell released the book ‘Wine

Hunter: The Man Who Changed Australian Wine’, a

biography of Australian winemaking legend Maurice

O’Shea, which won the 2006 NSW Wine Press Club

Wine Communicator Award.


UPCOMING EVENTS

An evening with Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate, one of the founding

wineries of the now famous Margaret

River, consistently produces wine that rank

amongst the world’s fi nest. Come on a

journey to explore this winery by tasting

a selection of the wines which rate highly

year after year. You’ll get to taste Art Series

Riesling, Art Series Sauvignon Blanc and

the magnifi cent and hugely sought after

Art Series Chardonnay and Cabernet

Sauvignon. Also on tasting will also be the

Classic Dry White, Siblings Shiraz and the

Prelude Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot

just to name a few.

Join us for a special tasting with winemaker

Tony Walker from boutique McLaren Vale

Winery, Minnow Creek.

Tony’s intention with Minnow Creek is to

maintain his goal of sourcing the best parcels

of fruit in order to craft wines which continue

to refl ect the full fl avoured generosity for

which McLaren Vale is justifi ably renowned.

Small scale winemaking allows Tony to

assert complete control over the winemaking

process from picking through to bottling, in

order to provide Minnow Creek customers

with the truest expression of the Vales

regional fl avours.

On tasting will be Minnow Creek Rosé,

Shiraz, and The Black Minnow Sangiovese

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec.

WHEN: Wednesday 25 July,

6:30 – 8pm

WHERE: Vintage Cellars Burnside,

447 Portrush Rd,

Glenside

Free, although bookings are required.

TO BOOK: Call Vintage Cellars Burnside

on 8338 0006

Minnow Creek Tasting with Tony Walker

WHEN: Friday July 13,

4 - 7pm &

Saturday July 14

12 - 3pm

WHERE: Vintage Cellars Victoria Square,

Grote St

This is a free event, bookings are not required.

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The Sisters

Awatere Valley

Pinot Noir 2011

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

“The Sisters wines are an exclusive project

we’ve been working on since 2008 with one

of Marlborough’s most exciting boutique

producers, Blind River. The fruit is sourced

in the southern Marlborough valley from

the district of Awatere. The 2011 Pinot Noir

is ruby in colour. Fragrant strawberries

and liqueur raspberry aromas on the nose

beguile The Sisters to the palate. Tannins soft

as silk and a mild acidity drive this medium

bodied wine. There is no hard core of fruit,

rather an uplifted harmony of illuminated

fl avours in the spectrum of summer berries and

highlights of lifted maraschino cherry gently

coat the taste buds and lead in a long dry

fi nish. This is a cheerful bottle ideal for

immediate gratifi cation.”

Andrew Woodforth, Vintage Cellars

Spit Junction

NEW

Annie’s Lane

Quelltaler Watervale

Shiraz Cabernet 2010

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

The 2010 Quelltaler Watervale Shiraz Cabernet

is from the latest dynamic range of wines linked

to the historic home of Annie’s Lane Quelltaler

Estate in Watervale within the Clare Valley. It’s

sourced from select and distinctive vineyard

parcels dating back to the 1960’s. This wine

is unfi ltered, barrel selected and utilises

traditional winemaking techniques to create

a wine that is fi ne, elegant and fl avoursome.

It fi nely balances the richness of Shiraz with

the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. Plums,

raspberries, red and blackcurrants, mulberries,

and spices complement the chalky fi ne tannins

that Watervale red loam over limestone provides.

What we love most about this wine is that it’s

soft, yummy and extraordinary value for the

price.

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Brown Brothers

Patricia Pinot Chardonnay

Brut Vintage 2006

$ 37 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $47.49

“Apparently when Brown Brothers decided

to create a premium range named

after their Grandmother, the esteemed

matriarch herself declared “well it had better be

bloody good!” Needless to say, it certainly is.

Based on techniques observed at Champagne

Bollinger, this superbly complex, rich, nutty,

biscuity wine must rank among Australia’s best

and is world class. Extended yeast lees ageing

in bottle has added a depth and subtlety that I

fi nd breathtakingly delicious. Worth every cent,

I think this is close to being Champagne in all

but name.”

Geoff Geary, Vintage Cellars Indooroopilly


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RK by Giaconda Beechworth

Chardonnay 2011

$ 42 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $53.74

About fi ve years ago we started a list of Australia’s top boutique producers

that we wanted to create wines with, and few producers ranked as highly as

Rick Kinzbrunner from Giaconda. Rick has vast knowledge and experience

and is renowned for his hand-crafted, cool climate wines. His wines helped

put Beechworth on the map and enjoy a cult following the world over.

Giaconda Chardonnay has been claimed by many as one of Australia’s

greatest modern wines. By collaborating with Rick to produce the rk

Chardonnay, we can make the outstanding quality of Giaconda wines

accessible to more people, more often. In 2009 we released the fi rst

vintage of rk Chardonnay and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the

relationship has developed over the last few years or the quality of the new

2011 release.

In the 2011 release honey and spice combine to give an intoxicating aroma,

while the palate is long and smooth with fl avours of white peach, mineral

and touch of oak. Australian Chardonnay at its very best!

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YARRA VALLEY

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SPICY

Ballewindi Vineyard

Mornington

Peninsula

Pinot Noir 2011

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

This single-vineyard wine is made

exclusively for us by Sandro Mosele of

Kooyong fame. The Ballewindi vineyard is

located in Balnarring on the Mornington

Peninsula, a region which proves time

and time again its suitability for producing

elegant Pinot. Tightly structured, driven by

texture and balance with raspberry, juicy

cherry notes with an underlying minerality.

This Pinot ticks all the boxes for us, but

most importantly offers exceptional value

for the price.

ELEGANT

CENTRAL OTAGO

CHERRY PLUM PINOT NOIR

with every

6 bottles ^

De Bortoli Gulf

Station Yarra Valley

Pinot Noir 2010

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

Attractive forest

undergrowth and

some bright cherry

aromas proceed a

well-weighted palate

with a lively layer of

spice in the fi nish. A

textbook wine offering

true Pinot characters

rarely found in

examples anywhere

near this price.

Chalkboard

Central Otago

Pinot Noir 2011

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

We were over the

moon when Greg

Hay from Peregrine

agreed to produce

the Chalkboard Pinot

Noir for us. There’s no

better Central Otago

producer in our books,

and this wine is a

fresh and fruit forward

rendition of the kind of

Pinot that only Greg

can produce.

Ninth Island

Pinot Noir

2011

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

A sensational coolclimate

Pinot Noir

from Tasmania.

At fi rst the taste is

supple and delicate,

but soon bursts with

richness and power as

trademark Pinot Noir

fl avours fi ll the mouth.

Sweet lifted fruit on

the mid-palate that

is fi nely balanced by

satisfyingly integrated

tannins.

Wild Rock

Cupids Arrow

Central Otago

Pinot Noir 2009

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

Lifted aromas of red

berries, cranberry

and fl oral notes with

a background of

savoury dried herbs

and mushrooms. The

palate is light but by

no means lacking

varietal fl avour with

raspberry and cherry

fruit. Fine tannins with

supporting acidity

draw the wine into a

long, bright fi nish.


fi rmly believe that if you taste enough wines sooner or later you will fall in love with Pinot Noir.

I Every wine critic, judge and educator I know is nuts about the variety. Of course you have to taste

a really good Pinot Noir before you get the point.

The differences between New Zealand and Australian Pinot Noir can be minimal when

comparing wines from the South Island of New Zealand with those from cool climate

Australian areas such as Tasmania and Mornington Peninsula. Both are characterised

by strong fruit fl avours such as cherry and plum, often with a spicy undercurrent.

Australian Pinot Noir tends to be a little more savoury and spicy, particularly when you move to the

slightly warmer regions while Kiwi Pinot Noir can show a tad more alcohol sweetness and perhaps

more overtly fruity fl avours.

Get someone to serve you a blind glass of Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir against a

glass of Ballewindi Vineyard Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. Can you pick the correct

country? My guess is you’ll be right about half the time. If you are not already a

card-carrying member of the Pinot Noir lover’s club that could be about to change when you try

this country comparison.

Saddleback

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

2009

$ 23 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $29.99

Saddleback is the

second label to Greg

Hay’s Peregrine and

the Pinot Noir is

made using fruit from

the Gibbston and

Cromwell Basin sub

regions of Central

Otago. Light, elegant

with black cherry

and plum fruit, held

together by a fi ne

tannin structure and

refreshing acidity.

Two Paddocks

Picnic

Central Otago

Pinot Noir 2009

$ 27 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $34.99

Two Paddocks was

established in 1993 by

Sam Neill to share his

love of Pinot Noir with

others. The Picnic Pinot

has hints of brambles,

plums up front, with

distinct herbs and spice

in mid palate with the

savoury undertones

that are distinctive of

the vintage. It shows

great length and

depth.

Mud House Golden

Terraces Vineyard

Central Otago

Pinot Noir 2010

$ 29 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $37.49

This wine has plenty

going for it, including

all those delicious

fl avours that make

Kiwi Pinot adored

across the world. It’s

a concentrated but

elegant wine with

dark cherry aromas

with complex notes of

mocha and cinnamon.

Luscious bramble,

cherry and spice give

generous length to the

palate.

BOB CAMPBELL MW

Escarpment

Martinborough

Pinot Noir

2009

$ 41 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $52.49

“Larry McKenna,

world renowned Pinot

Noir fanatic and

expert, makes this rich,

mouth fi lling, supple

Pinot and it is superb!

Almost Burgundian,

with perfumed mixed

fruits, elegance and

soft ripe tannins. A

desert island wine if

ever there was one…”

Geoff Geary, Vintage

Cellars Indooroopilly

Saint Clair

Marlborough

Pinot Noir 2011

$ 17 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $22.49

Saint Clair source the fruit from a number

of specifi cally chosen low cropping

vineyards from the southern valleys of the

Wairau Plane, including the Omaka Valley

and the mouth of the Waihopai Valley.

The result is a Pinot with ripe red cherries,

blackcurrants and raspberries with

perfumed spicy notes and delicate fresh

coffee on the nose. The palate integrates

fi ne textured tannin and well-balanced

acidity with ripe red plum, cherry and

blackcurrant fl avours. Not only is this a

great wine that’s easy to drink, but it’s

clean and bursting with varietal charm.

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BAROSSA

CHOCOLATE

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Glaetzer Wallace

Barossa Valley

Shiraz Grenache

2010

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

Compared to single variety wines, blends

don’t have nearly as much credibility and

respect as they deserve in Australia, but this

is a wine that helps prove otherwise. Ben

Glaetzer’s Wallace takes on the traditional

Barossa blend of Shiraz and Grenache in

a thoroughly modern way. Rich and ripe,

dense and dark, with waves of earthy

tannins and a swag of fruit. Peppery

old vine Shiraz dominates the blend at

80% and adds weight, texture and a fl eshy

richness while Grenache contributes

sweet cherry and earthy characters.

friend recently complained to me that he’d bought an expensive bottle of Australian

A Shiraz and it didn’t have “that lovely in-your-face peppery explosion that I expect from a Shiraz”.

I hadn’t been aware that this friend had such wine-drinking style. Peppery characters in Shiraz are

usually – or most commonly – produced when the grapes are grown in a cool climate, or from a cool vintage.

New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Shiraz – called Syrah, though it’s the same grape – typically has these peppery

characters in spades, as do the Shiraz/Syrah wines from many cooler climate Victorian, Canberra and

West Australian regions. When combined with boysenberried, black cherried fruit fl avours these spicier

Shiraz wines are deliciously interesting and different (in a good way) – which is why Hawke’s Bay Syrah has

made such an impact in world wine circles of late.

On the other hand, the richer, more chocolatey, more densely-packed Shiraz from Australia’s warmer

regions make up for their lack of pepperiness with the kind of ripe fruit fl avour that most other regions

would die for. Here’s where a roll call of many of Australia’s most famous wine regions comes into play: the

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley and Clare Valleys all have the warmth to produce lush, plumfl

avoured, full-bodied reds. Unlike footy teams you don’t have to barrack for one style: you can enjoy them all.

Shingleback

Haycutters

McLaren Vale

Shiraz Viognier 2009

$ 12 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $16.24

This is a well-made

wine that will entertain

anyone lucky enough

to get a glass of it.

It’s also a very safe

bet if you’re heading

to a dinner and don’t

know what you’re

eating. Silky and wellrounded

with plenty

of appealing ripe fruit

will go with just about

anything.

Rockbare

McLaren Vale

Shiraz 2010

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

This is a massive, oldschool

McLaren Vale

Shiraz that has the

power and intensity

usually reserved

for wines from the

Barossa. Ripe plum

and mulberry fruit,

spiced up with a hint

of Christmas cake and

licorice.

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Peter Lehmann

Futures Barossa

Valley Shiraz 2008

+

Pepperjack Barossa

Valley Shiraz 2010


HAWKES BAY

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SYRAH

SHIRAZ

Langmeil

Blockbuster

Barossa Valley

Shiraz 2011

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

From the wizards at

Langmeil comes a wine

of stunning character,

truly reminiscent of

its terroir. The little

brother of Valley Floor

has enticing aromas

of mulberry, Satsuma

plums, sweet spices

and blackberries. The

palate is alive with

bright, juicy fruit,

backed by sweet oak

characters.

Pikes Eastside

Clare Valley

Shiraz 2010

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

Shiraz can be a

real charmer in the

Clare Valley. The

fruit fl avours get ripe

without being heavy.

Pikes Shiraz shows

this quality with ripe

dark fruits, hints of

chocolate and licorice

and some spice from

oak. There is balance

and earthy charm and

the palate is soft with

a backbone of dusty

tannins.

Braydun Hill

McLaren Vale

Shiraz 2006

$ 29 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $37.49

Braydun Hill is a family

owned and operated

producer in McLaren

Vale exclusively

devoted to producing

premium Shiraz. It’s

everything you want

from a big Shiraz

loaded with fruit which

isn’t overpowered by

heavy handed oak.

PEPPER

Saltram

No. 1

Barossa Valley

Shiraz 2006

$ 54 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $68.74

This wine continues

to be a beacon for

Saltram. It’s got it all

- Barossa chocolate,

black pepper, spice

and mocha oak

notes that intermingle

with dense plum

and blackberry fruit.

Attractive tannins

offer plenty of length

and suggest a healthy

future in the cellar.

Villa Maria Private

Bin Hawkes Bay

Syrah 2009

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

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Distinguished by its bright, spicy fl avours

and elegant texture, Kiwi Syrah is fast

becoming the darling of the international

wine media. In this example it’s the unique

climate and soil of the Hawkes Bay region

that gives Villa Maria’s Private Bin Syrah

its distinctive attributes. It’s brimming

with aromatics of bright red fruits, pretty

fl oral and spicy white pepper notes

with a fl eshy, soft and silky palate. Yet

again New Zealand’s most awarded

winery, Villa Maria, prove they can do no

wrong with this stunning wine.

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OLD

BLACKCURRANT

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Voyager Estate Girt

By Sea Margaret

River Cabernet

Merlot 2010

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

Voyager Estate fi rst created this wine

to showcase all the classic hallmarks of

Margaret River Cabernet Merlot but

wanted to ensure it was approachable in

its youth and had a bit more generosity

on the mid palate. They have certainly

delivered and this wine has gone from

strength to strength ever since. A brilliant

red that leads with juicy blackcurrant and

mulberry fruit from Cabernet which is

mellowed by fl eshy Merlot. Modest oak

and gentle tannins make this ready for

drinking tonight.

WAIHEKE ISLAND

CABERNET

CABERNET BLENDS

Earthworks Barossa

Valley Cabernet

Sauvignon 2008/09

$ 12 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $16.24

Another great

offering from the

boys at Langmeil, the

Earthworks presents a

easy-drinking style of

Barossa Shiraz that’s

low on the oak and

high on fruit fl avour.

Take in its plums and

blueberry muffi n fruit,

with a touch of spicy

oak and scorched

earth.

with every

6 bottles ^

Rosabrook Margaret

River Cabernet

Sauvignon 2010

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

Established in

Margaret River in the

early 80’s, Rosabrook

produce exceptional

wines like this complex

Cabernet. Perfectly

ripened fruit is on

display here with

loads of cassis and

blackberry fl avours.

The chalky tannins

and robust structure

showcase the fruit in

glowing light.

Wirra Wirra Church

Block McLaren Vale

Red Blend 2010

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

The devout following

that Wirra Wirra’s

Church Block enjoys

could be described

as religious. It’s sheer

drinking pleasure.

Inky purple in colour

with intense black fruit

concentration, the

joy of this wine is the

perfect harmony of

fruit, tannin and oak.

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Bremerton Tamblyn

Langhorne Creek

Cabernet Shiraz

Malbec Merlot 2010

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

The ‘Tamblyn’

blend utilises the

characteristics of the

different varietals to

give a wine that is

full fl avoured and

balanced with a

silky fi nish. Cabernet

Sauvignon provides

the complementary

tannin structure, Shiraz

and Merlot give berry

roundness and Malbec

adds a perfumed lift.


Some are bold, some are beautiful, some are both. Much Australian Cabernet Sauvignon is terrifi cally

bold and rich; much from New Zealand has a lighter kind of beauty. The best of both countries meets

gloriously in the middle. Sometimes people ask me what the “biggest” red variety is, in terms of volume

of fl avour. Shiraz of course is a contender but in the array of fl avours and strength of fruit, Cabernet

Sauvignon and blends – particularly from warmer regions like the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale

– are often the answer.

That’s the thing with Cabernet Sauvignon: it’s a real mouth-fi ller. It’s naturally complex, with

blackcurrant-like fruit fl avour typically matched to fl avours of dried tobacco, chocolate and

autumn leaves. The cooler the climate or season the wine was grown in, the more likely it is to have

more of these autumnal, leafy fl avours. The warmer the climate or season, the richer and sweeter the

fruit fl avours.

New Zealand has its fair share of hot weather but in general it’s cooler, and produces more herbal or

savoury Cabernet. The reason places like Waiheke Island and Hawke’s Bay (NZ) and Margaret River

and Coonawarra (Aus) are so famous for their Cabernet Sauvignons is that they sit surely in the middle

of cool and hot – making them fantastic places to promote the variety of Cabernet’s virtues.

Capel Vale

Regional Series

Margaret River

Cabernet Merlot 2010

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

There’s plenty to

like about this wine.

Blackberry and

mulberry fruit fl avours,

choc mint choc top and

earthy mushrooms.

The tannins are ripe

and the oak has

been well executed.

Top marks for a Cab

Merlot blend from out

west.

Moss Wood

Margaret River

Amy’s Red Blend

2010

$ 29 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $37.49

As the vineyards for

this wine mature

we’ll continue to see

the quality lift. Spicy,

brambly fruit with a

hint of tobacco and

some toasty oak

ensure it has instant

appeal. The fruit is

full and rounded, and

as with all wines from

Moss Wood, there is

impeccable balance

and length.

BONUS

GLASSES

BONUS Twin Pack

of Plumm Reda

Vintage Glasses

(valued at $59.95)

with every 6 bottles ■

Katnook Estate

Coonawarra

Cabernet Sauvignon

2009

$ 32 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $41.24

This wine captures

the distinct brand of

Cabernet Sauvignon

only Coonawarra can

produce. Deliciously

layered with ripe plum

and blackcurrant fruit,

a dash of mint and

earthy undertone. Fine

tannins, vanillan oak

and a generous fi nish.

CAMPBELL MATTINSON

Penfolds

Bin 8

Cabernet Shiraz

2010

$ 34 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $43.74

First produced in 2003,

Bin 8, has been given

its number because

it’s aged in older oak

barrels originally used

for Bin 128, Bin 28 and

Bin 389. Sourced from

the South Australian

regions of Barossa,

McLaren Vale and

Coonawarra this is a

traditional Penfolds

wine that is greater than

the sum of its parts.

COMPLEX

Man O’ War

Waiheke Island

Merlot Cabernet

2009

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

“Kiwi Pinot Noir gets much attention, and

fl ies off our shelves but successful red

blends have been made in NZ for decades.

Since the early 1980’s picturesque

Waiheke Island, near Auckland, has

been specialising in superb Bordeaux

style blends. We’re delighted to introduce

Man O’War’s delicious Merlot Cabernet

which amply shows Waiheke at it’s best.

Combines sweet dark berry fruits, cocoa

and licorice. Supple fi ne tannins and

acidity. A revelation to try!”

Geoff Geary, Vintage Cellars Indooroopilly

MARGARET RIVER

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TROPHY

WINNER

Decanter World

Wine Awards

2012

Nepenthe Altitude

Adelaide Hills

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

Nepenthe has been awarded its second

trophy in four years for the Best Australian

Sauvignon Blanc over £10 at the recent

2012 Decanter World Wine Awards,

declaring it the best example of the

variety in Australia. We couldn’t agree

more as we love the freshness, vibrance

and punch this delivers. Enjoy herbaceous

characters and gooseberry on the nose,

followed by a palate of citrus and tropical

fruits, with driving acidity and sensational

length. This defi nitely raises the bar for

Sauvignon Blanc in Australia.

The fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the fruit. That’s what Sauvignon Blanc is all about. Yes,

there are a few oak-aged examples, but the vast majority express pure, tangy fruit fl avours.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, particularly from the Marlborough region, is unique in that

it offers a contrast of tropical fruit fl avours with grassier, herbal characters. Pluck a golden,

sun-ripened grape from a ready-to-harvest bunch and you’ll taste exotic passion fruit fl avours. Turn

the bunch over to expose the shaded underside and try one of the denser, greener berries you’ve

exposed. The fl avours suggest gooseberry, cut grass and green capsicum. Those contrasting

fl avours are the yin and yang of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Jules Sauvignon Blanc is a good

example of yin and yang at work.

Australian Sauvignon Blanc tends to be richer and more textural than its Kiwi cousin,

particularly when blended with Semillon which adds weight and another dimension of fl avour.

Australian Sauvignon Blanc spans a wider range of styles with tangier wines from cooler areas such

as the Adelaide Hills and Tasmania and more mellow examples from warmer sites. The richer, riper

fl avours of wines from areas as Margaret River are better candidates for oak fermentation and

maturation which adds extra weight and widens their fl avour profi le. Nepenthe Altitude Adelaide

Hills Sauvignon Blanc is a prime example of a cool climate with a great texture.

TROPICAL

ADELAIDE HILLS

NEW

GOOSEBERRY

Fox Gordon

Sassy

Adelaide Hills

Sauvignon Blanc

$ 9 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $12.49

Sassy by name, sassy by nature.

This wine from our friends

at Fox Gordon captures the

clean, varietal characters of

Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc,

without going down the overt or

pungent road. Lively fl avours

are lifted by textural notes and

surprising length.

Rau

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

$ 11 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $14.99

This wine is all about the

wonderful zesty whoosh so

typical of the best Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc. Vibrant

aromas of kiwi fruit, citrus and

guava with a dry and refreshing

fi nish. It’s amazing value for a

great regional, Savvy. Discover

it for yourself.

BOB CAMPBELL MW

Brancott Estate Living

Land Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

“A celebration of Brancott’s

commitment to sustainable

wine growing, this Sauvignon

was made with certifi ed organic

grapes. Subtle fl oral and zesty

tropical notes on the nose

followed by a palate exhibiting

white nectarine and lime, it

has well balanced acid and a

cleansing fi nish.”

Bri Peel, Vintage Cellars Darwin


SAUVIGNON

with every

6 bottles ^

Wairau River

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

Hand tended from vine to bottle,

this is one classy Sauvignon

Blanc. The nose offers lifted ripe

tropical fruit and citrus fl avours

followed by a fi nely tuned

palate of guava and stone fruit

fl avours. This is a wonderfully

expressive wine that fi nishes

long, dry and refreshing.

BLANC

Dandelion Vineyards

Wishing Clock of the

Adelaide Hills

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

This Sauvignon Blanc from

the Adelaide Hills performs

exceptionally well. It’s made by

one of our favourite producers

and has the right balance of

ripe gooseberry fruits, fresh

herbs and citrus acidity. Clean,

crisp and refreshing, this Savvy

is a mouthful.

Isabel Estate

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

Quintessential Marlborough

Sauvignon, the nose exhibits

exotic hints of guava and

elderfl ower. The palate

follows in good form with tart

gooseberries, white peach and

freshly cut grass. The weighty

palate and exquisitely soft

texture is rounded out with

layers of fresh acidity.

TANGY

Jules Taylor

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

We make it our mission to fi nd

wines that stand out from the crowd

and if you think you’ve tasted all

Marlborough Sauvignon has to offer,

then think again. This wine will impress

even the most unyielding Savvy cynic.

Intense, with superb fruit, savoury

nettle and lifted passionfruit characters.

Great length, persistent, complex

- there are many more adjectives we

could lavish on this wine. Don’t let this

one slip through your fi ngers.

MARLBOROUGH

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AROMATIC

14

La Boheme

Act Three Yarra

Valley Pinot Gris

& Friends 2011

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

A relatively new label from De Bortoli

that is already kicking goals. A blend

of Pinot Gris with help from a couple of

friends - Riesling and Gewürztraminer -

all sourced from the Yarra Valley. Think

pear, apple, musk and talc fl avours with

delicate rose blossom and refreshing

acidity. While the varieties used to create

this blend ensure it has aromatics to marvel

at, smart winemaking which included wild

yeast and some lees stirring ensure the

texture has creaminess and complexity to

complete the package. It’s the ideal wine

for lunches that are long and lazy.

TEXTURED

MARTINBOROUGH

PINOT GRIS

KING VALLEY

CRISP

Yalumba

Y Series

Pinot Grigio 2011

$ 9 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $12.49

Yalumba have really

cornered the market for fresh

and fl avoursome wines at

a stellar price with their Y

Series. This is exactly how

Pinot Grigio should taste.

Vibrant with pear and green

apple fruit fl avours. Most

important though, is that it’s

a light, dry and an ideal food

wine.

with every

6 bottles ^

Burnt Spur

Martinborough

Pinot Gris 2010/11

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

This is a stone fruit focussed

Gris, with loads of punchy

fl oral and spice aromatics.

It’s really smartly made with

the richness and intensity

balanced by some residual

sugar that rounds out the

palate but doesn’t take

charge because of a fi ne acid

backbone.

PINOT

GRIGIO

Brown Brothers

King Valley

Pinot Grigio 2010/11

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

Assemble an antipasto platter

and serve with this vivacious

dry white. Delightful aromas

and fl avours of fresh apple,

pear and lemon shot through

with crisp and cleansing

acidity amount to a perfect

match for alfresco luncheons

and midsummer picnics.


ike painting a picture only using white paint” is how an Australian winemaker described Pinot

“LGris. That’s a bit unkind but I know what he means. Pinot Gris is often, but not always, more

about texture than taste.

Australian labels distinguish between the lighter, drier and more delicate styles by labelling them as

‘Pinot Grigio’ after the popular wine from Italy; and ‘Pinot Gris’ which tends to be richer, fruitier,

and sometimes slightly sweeter. Same grape variety, different names. Brown Brothers King Valley

Pinot Grigio lives up to its Italian accent. It’s a crisp, dry and delicate food-friendly wine. Innocent

Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Gris on the other hand is an altogether richer wine with a tint of colour,

plenty of weight, masses of tree fruit fl avours and a delicately luscious hint of sweetness.

You’ll only fi nd ‘Pinot Gris’ on New Zealand labels. The country’s cooler climate helps boost

acidity and gives punchier fl avours. Most carry at least a hint of sweetness for extra weight and

a silkier texture. Vavasour Pinot Gris is about as good as New Zealand Pinot Gris gets. It’s intense,

rich and creamy wine with a mix of Nashi pear, quince and bread crust fl avours.

Oakridge

Over the Shoulder

Yarra Valley

Pinot Grigio 2011

$ 15 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $19.99

We love every wine that Dave

Bicknell from Oakridge gets

his hands on, including his

Over the Shoulder Pinot

Grigio. It delivers a fragrant

opening of honeysuckle and

lemon blossom followed by

struck fl int and pear-skin. The

palate reveals green melons

and pears with a pure acid

line and chalky fi nish.

Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley

Pinot Gris 2011

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

An extremely well made Pinot

Gris from the Yarra Valley

with distinct pear, lychee

and green apple varietal

characters on the nose. The

palate is satisfyingly creamy

and the acid balance is

excellent.

BOB CAMPBELL MW

Stoneleigh

Marlborough Rapaura

Series Pinot Gris 2011

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

Stoneleigh maybe known for

their Sauvignon Blanc, but

this wine goes to show they’re

not just a one trick pony. Rich,

concentrated and textural,

this wine displays great fruit

fl avours of pears, white

peach, ginger and cinnamon

that compliment the layers of

complexity. Perfect for creamy

based pasta or seafood.

Vavasour

Awatere Valley

Pinot Gris 2011

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

The Awatere Valley has deep Greywacke

soils compacted over millions of years by

ancient glaciers. The combination of cool,

arid climate and soils, shape the wines

from the region, particularly prized for

their intense aromatics, ripe fl avours and

concentration. This deliciously varietal

Pinot Gris was whole bunch pressed before

10% was fermented in older French oak

barriques. The result is a wine with vibrant

fruit fl avours and aromatics of pear drop,

spice, quince and jasmine. The palate

is rich, opulent and balanced by crisp,

cleansing acidity.

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CENTRAL OTAGO

16

Kooyong Clonale

Mornington

Peninsula

Chardonnay 2011

$ 23 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $29.99

Our continual search for a modern take

on Australian Chardonnay often leads

us to Kooyong. We’re huge fans of theirs

and couldn’t be more pleased when they

scooped the prestigious title of James

Halliday’s 2012 Winery of the Year.

Whether it’s their single vineyard or estate

Chardonnays, through to Clonale which

sits at the more economical end of the

scale - all the wines are impeccable.

Winemaker, Sandro Mosele, has

mastered the art of delivering fruit with

focus and precision.

REFRESHING

MORNINGTON

CHARDONNAY

ITRUS

OAKC

hardonnay is back. Big time. TV characters Kath & Kim lampooned “cardonnay” and many blame

them for a fall in Chardonnay’s popularity, but the truth is a lot closer to home: Chardonnay

had become a caricature of itself. It was an easy target. Too much oak and too much alcohol and

too much of just about everything. Those days have been well and truly swept aside now and it’s

great news for white wine drinkers. If you’re not drinking Chardonnay now, you’re missing one of

the best shows in town.

Flavour – Chardonnay always has great fl avour – but cut and thrust too. Suddenly we’re seeing

Chardonnay routinely described as “crisp” and “refreshing”, which is exactly what a white wine

should be. Of course it’s easier to make crisp, refreshing Chardonnay from the rugged cool of

New Zealand, the where’s-my-scarf cold of Tasmania and the southern regions of the Australian

mainland.

All the wines on these pages fi t this bill precisely. If you can imagine mountain streams running

down through a region, then there’s a good chance that gorgeous Chardonnay can be grown

there. In both New Zealand and Australia, we’ve been through the worst of Chardonnay’s times

… now the best of times are here.

CAMPBELL MATTINSON

Wither Hills

Marlborough

Chardonnay

2010/11

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

A medley of stone

fruit with intriguing

notes of lime and the

right dose of classy

oak. The steely acidity

is cleansing and

helps balance the

richness and carry

the fl avours. A refi ned

wine exhibiting the

subregional qualities

of Wairau Valley in

Marlborough.

Lillydale Estate

Yarra Valley

Chardonnay

2009

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

This is where we see

the future of Australian

Chardonnay heading.

Elegant, refi ned but still

plenty of complexity,

with expensive oak

providing texture more

than fl avour. Punching

well above its weight in

quality at this price.

Fraser Gallop

Margaret River

Chardonnay

2010

$ 25 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $32.49

“Fraser Gallop is a

boutique producer

from the dress

circle sub-region of

Wilyabrup. This single

vineyard Chardonnay

displays nectarine and

orange blossoms on

the nose, guiding oak

brings forward zesty

citrus characters.”

Andrew Woodforth,

Vintage

Junction

Cellars Spit

Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Margaret

River Chardonnay

2010

$ 28 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $36.24

Leeuwin’s Art Series

Chardonnay tends

to take centre stage,

but this Prelude is a

cracker. A wine of

fi nesse and balance

modestly carrying

all the hallmarks

of the variety and

the region. Citrus,

vanilla, fl eshy apricot

and tangy grapefruit

combine in a seamless

composition.


Peregrine

Central Otago

Chardonnay 2010

$ 24 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $31.24

New Zealand Chardonnay is so

overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc, wines

like this could fl y under the radar. The fruit

for this wine is sourced from the Cromwell

Basin of Central Otago, the most

southerly wine region in the world, which

helps deliver a refi ned, elegant and linear

palate. Nectarine and nougat fl avours

are beautifully balanced by some toasty

oak and the natural acidity provides a

backbone which the fruit fl ows through.

This wine is from our favourite Central

Otago producer, Peregrine, and vintage

after vintage - it doesn’t disappoint.

CLOSER

d’Arenberg

Olive Grove

McLaren Vale

Chardonnay 2011

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

MCLAREN VALE

TO HOME

SHIRAZ

Gemtree

Vineyards Tigers

Eye McLaren Vale

Shiraz 2010

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

RIESLING

Knappstein

Clare Valley

Riesling 2011

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

Mitchell

Peppertree

Vineyard

Clare Valley

Shiraz 2009

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

Kalleske

Pirathon

Barossa Valley

Shiraz 2010

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

CLARE VALLEY

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IZZ

PINOT NOIR

18

Ninth Island

Tasmanian

Sparkling NV

SPARKLING

$ 21 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $27.49

An excellent example of how good

Tasmanian sparkling can be. This

Southern stunner still impresses every time

with it’s confi dent air. Subtle shortbread

and nutty overtones from yeast infl uence

combine with fl oral and raspberry

highlights from the Pinot Noir and Pinot

Meunier grapes. Generous, crisp and

strong with an unctuous palate of juicy

apples, a touch of honey blossom and

cool, dripping nashi pears. It literally

scoffs at its $30 counterparts and so can

you.

Trilogy Cuvée

Brut NV

$ 9 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $12.49

Trilogy is a soft,

very tasty, creamytextured

blend of the

classic Champagne

varieties — Pinot Noir,

Chardonnay and Pinot

Meunier. It’s matured

for eighteen months

on yeast lees prior to

release and remains

one of our favourite

value bubbles.

PINOT MEUNIER

VINTAGE

2 FOR

Yarra Burn Premium

Cuvée NV

$ 12 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $16.24

Since 1983, Yarra

Burn has built its

reputation on its

premium sparkling

wine. A blend of Pinot

Noir Chardonnay

with lifted brioche and

citrus aromas followed

by lemon meringue

and hazelnut fl avours.

It has plenty of lively

intensity, decent palate

weight and spritely

fi zz.

Clover Hill Vintage

Sparkling 2007

$ 32 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $41.24

This is without doubt

one of Australia’s best

sparkling wines. It has

a persistent, fi ne bead

and gentle, foaming

mousse. The bouquet

displays complex

layers of lemon, white

peach and honey, with

toasty yeast characters

derived from time on

lees and the aged

reserve wine. It’s

elegant with superb

length.

$ 80 TBA

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

SAVE

$ 29 98

Piper Brut Cuvée

Champagne NV

Since the fi rst vintage

was personally

presented to Queen

Marie-Antoinette,

Piper has been a

much-loved favourite

amongst Champagne

afi cionados. It is rarely

challenged on quality

for the price.


TOAST

WINE

Cattier Premier

Cru Champagne

Vintage 2003

$ 49 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $62.49

Subtle and elegant

with aromas of

brioche bread and

dried fruits. The taste

is ample and vinous

with a fi ne and melted

texture with notes of

red fruits and slight

touches of caramel.

Compared to other

vintage Champagne

in the market – Cattier

Vintage is a downright

bargain.

Pol Roger Brut

Champagne NV

$ 59 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $74.99

CELEBRATE

Pol Roger Vintage

Champagne

$ 85 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $107.49

Proudly family owned and operated. Pol Roger

has some big fans including the most famous Sir

Winston Churchill, who was said to drink a pint a

day. As one of the smaller houses, Champagne

Pol Roger owns 87 hectares of vineyards on prime

sites in the Vallee d’Epernay and the Cotes des

Blancs, drawing the remainder of their supplies

from individual growers, many of whom have

supplied Pol Roger for generations. The NV is

wonderfully balanced wine with excellent complex

fruit and nutty yeast with a fresh zippy fi nish. The

2002 vintage is an elegant composition showing

aromatic intensity. Made only in small quantities,

the wine is aged in Pol Roger’s cellars for 8 years

before being released.

CHARDONNAY

Billecart-Salmon Brut

Réserve Champagne

NV

$ 69 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $87.49

A rich, yeasty aroma

leads to plenty of

vibrant fi zz in the

mouth with peach

and pear fl avours on

the surface. A wine

of wonderful depth,

great balance of fruit,

acid and yeast and a

dangerously seductive

fullness and drive in

the fi nish.

Oyster Bay

Sparkling

Cuvée Brut NV

$ 17 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $22.49

It was only a matter of time before

Oyster Bay, known for its well priced

Sauvignon Blanc, took advantage of the

New Zealand cool, temperate, maritimeinfl

uenced climate to make a refreshing

sparkler. Here it is, a 100% Chardonnay

Cuvée with elegance, fi nesse and lively

bubbles. The fruit is harvested early to

accentuate the Chardonnay varietal

character and display hints of peach

and minerals, with and a crisp fi nish.

This sparkling more than exceeded our

expectations and offers brilliant value for

money.

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OLD VINE

20

NEW

Grant Burge

5th Generation

Barossa Cabernet

Merlot 2010

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

This wine is a celebration of Grant Burge

as a 5th generation Barossa vigneron.

The 2010 vintage was ideal in the

Barossa Valley as an even ripening

period allowed the fruit to develop distinct

varietal characters and concentration of

fl avour while maintaining a refi ned

structure. This rich 2010 Cabernet Merlot

has concentrated redcurrant and dark

plum fl avours, supported by fi ne tannins

and spicy oak. The refi ned structure of this

wine makes it a great match with a wide

range of dishes including barbequed

meats and hearty tomato dishes.

5TH GENERATION

When Grant Burge founded his eponymously named business in 1988 with wife Helen,

it was agreed that the business would be based on the traditional values of family,

heritage and quality. As a fi fth-generation Barossa vigneron, Grant spent his boyhood

immersed in the wine industry, watching his father and grandfather build respected wine

businesses and learning traditional winemaking techniques. These techniques have served

Grant well in his winemaking endeavours, as it is his fi rm belief that to be a great winemaker

you need to understand the relationship between the vineyard and wine. However, these traditional

foundations have not hindered Grant Burge Wines development into one of the most innovative

companies in the Australian wine industry, with cutting edge winemaking techniques producing wines

of exceptional quality and consistency.

BARON

Grange Burge

Hillcot Barossa

Merlot 2010

$ 12 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $16.24

Grant Burge pioneered

Merlot in the Barossa

Valley, planting the

fi rst of the variety at

his Hillcot vineyard

in 1982. A stylish

and obvious varietal

example with mouthfi

lling plum, cassis and

raspberry fl avours.

Grante Burge

Miamba

Barossa Shiraz

2009/10

$ 16 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $21.24

Nestled in the cooler

southern end of the

Barossa, the Miamba

takes on some Rhônish

earth, pepper and

spice but it remains

true to form with a

deft touch of new

American oak to add

some marshmallow

sweetness on the

palate.

GRANT BURGE

OF THE BAROSSA

Grant Burge

Cameron Vale

Barossa Cabernet

Sauvignon 2009/10

$ 17 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $22.49

Cameron Vale

Cabernet is inky black

in colour with vibrant

purple hues. Dark

fruits and blackcurrant

are dominant on the

nose, with hints of

savoury spice thanks

to time in French oak.

This wine is perfect to

mop up a hearty stew.

Grant Burge

Filsell Barossa

Old Vine

Shiraz 2010

$ 29 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $37.49

Filsell is the younger

brother of the world

famous Meshach and

exploits fruit grown on

near century old vines.

It’s luscious and jammy,

exhibiting stewed

plums, chocolate and

carefully applied topend

oak.


There is a strength of character and determination about Giesen brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel

who, despite the naysayers, made the bold leap to make wine in Marlborough in the 1980’s. Over

the last 30 years they have laid deep roots in the region, developing their own vineyards and simply

making wines that people want to drink.

It is this staunch approach to consistency, with their passion always driving excellence that has

enabled them to become one of the region’s eminent producers. It’s not hard to remember the

Giesen boys, among a plethora of brands named after bays, hills and stones, they are real. Giesen

has walked to its own tried and true beat, remaining at the front of the pack. You can be assured a

Giesen wine delivers.

Giesen

Marlborough

Chardonnay 2010

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

Enticing aromas of

citrus, fresh apple

and subtle vanilla

oak. The palate is a

balance of textural

fruit intertwined with

fi nely structured oak

leading to a long, full

fl avoured fi nish.

GIESEN

BROTHERS

ALL IN THE

FAMILY

NEW

Giesen

Gisborne

Merlot 2011

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

This Merlot shows fruit

driven aromas of dark

berries and plum with

a hint of coffee. There

are fl avours of spice

and blackcurrant on a

smooth, velvety palate.

Merlot may not win in

the popularity stakes,

but this will make you

reconsider the variety.

NEW

Giesen

Marlborough

Pinot Gris 2011

$ 14 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $18.74

Proving that

Marlborough has

more than Sauvignon

Blanc to offer, this Pinot

Gris delivers great

depth and balance.

It’s an aromatic and

elegant wine with

spicy fl oral notes and

aromas of poached

pear, almond, dry

spice with vanilla pod.

Giesen

Marlborough

Pinot Noir 2011

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

As far as Kiwi Pinot

Noirs go, this is one of

the best. It’s beautifully

expressive with aromas

of cherry, plum, spice

and earthy mushroom

notes. The palate

showcases trademark

varietal cues of dark

berry fruit and delivers

impressive depth for

the price.

MARLBOROUGH

LIMITED

STOCK

Giesen

The August 1888

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

$ 29 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $37.49

The Giesen brothers named this wine

after their restaurateur and sommelier

grandfather, August Giesen (pronounced

ow-goost). Although not a complete

departure, this takes on a whole new

direction. While the Giesen we have all

come to know, and love, is about capturing

clean, crisp varietal characters, The August

is a richer expression where winemaking

really has an infl uence. There’s a depth

and concentration that comes from

low yielding vines, in addition to barrel

fermentation with wild yeast in French oak

and extended maturation on lees. Bravo!

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BUNDLE BUY

$ 25

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

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$13 98

St Hallett Faith Barossa

Valley Shiraz 2010

+

The Ned Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

BARGAINS

DEALS

ANY 3 FOR

$ 25

SAVINGS

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

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SAVE

$ 13 97

Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Chardonnay,

Casa Santos Lima Setencostas White, Loom Long Yarn

Eden Valley Riesling, Houghton White Classic

or Peter Lehmann Barossa Semillon

ANY 2 FOR

$ 28

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

$ 11 98

Taylors Estate Clare Valley Shiraz, Grandin Méthode Traditionnelle

Sparkling NV, Orlando St Helga Eden Valley Riesling,

Brookland Valley Verse 1 Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

or The Sisters Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc


VALUE

ON A BUDGET

SAVINGS

BARGAINS

VALUE

Kite Runner Margaret River Cabernet Merlot, Cradle Bay Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc, Penny’s Hill Red Dot McLaren Vale Shiraz, Devil’s Lair Fifth

Leg White Blend or Yarra Hill ‘Coldstream Series’ Blanc de Blancs NV

Chandon NV Sparkling, Elderton Barossa Valley Shiraz,

Romitorio Chianti Classico or Cape Mentelle Margaret

River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

ANY 2 FOR

$ 40

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

SAVE

$ 15 98

ANY 2 FOR

$ 20

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

SAVE

$ 9 98

BUNDLE BUY

$ 50

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

SAVE

Oakridge The Parish of Gruyere

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Jacob’s

Creek St Hugo Barossa Valley Shiraz

$ 27 98

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LAGER

OLDEN ALE

BEER

ILSNER

$ 4499 24

$ 39 99

EACH

Cantina Bottles 24x355ml,

Konig Pilsner, Carlsberg

Green or Grolsch

Bottles 24x330ml

$ 51 99

EACH

Rogers’, Monteith’s

Winter Ale Bottles

24x330ml, Corona Bottles

24x355ml or James

Squire Pale Ale Bottles

24x345ml

EACH

Tiger Lager Bottles 24x330ml, Sapporo Bottles 24x355ml,

Beck’s or Stella Artois Bottles 24x330ml

NEW

$ 64 99

EACH

Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale, White

Rabbit Dark Ale, White Ale or Endeavour

Pale Ale Reserve Bottles 24x330ml


Stone & Wood Pacifi c

Ale or Pale Lager

Bottles 6x330ml

Since picking up a number of f accolades l d ffor

their Pacifi c Ale the guys at Stone & Wood

have been hard pushed to keep up with the

growing demand for their beers. After signifi cant

investment in more brewing equipment to

increase the capacity of their Byron Bay based

brewery in recent months, Stone & Wood beers

are now a little more plentiful on our shelves

again, but you’ll need to move fast as their beers

are highly sought after.

4 PACK

$ 99 15 EACH

SAVE $2

WINE LIKE

CITRUS

NOTES

Knappstein Knap Reserve

Lager Bottles 4x330ml

6 PACK

$ 99 17 EACH

SAVE $2

HOP

DRIVEN

PALE ALE

ANY 2 FOR

$ 32

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

$ 19 99

EACH

Little Creatures Pale

Ale Bottles 6x330ml

RICH &

COMPLEX

MALTS

6 PACK

$ 99 18 EACH

SAVE $2

6 PACK

$ 99 17 EACH

SAVE $2

Mac’s M Sassy Red Best Bitter or

Hop Rocker Pilsner Bottles 6x330ml

6 PACK

$ 99 17 EACH

SAVE $2

DEEP RUBY,

FRUITY

AROMATICS

Pepperjack P

Ale

Bottles 6x345ml

Matilda Bay Fat Yak Pale Ale, Beez Neez or James Squire

150 Lashes, Golden Ale or Amber Ale Bottles 6x345ml

HOPPY

WITH

BOTANICAL

NOTES

ANY 2 FOR

$ 20

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

Cheeky Rascal Mulled

Apple or Pear Cider 750ml

Mulled cider has been around for centuries, and here it is

for the fi rst time in Australia...just in time for winter. Heat

up this 100% real fruit cider to just below boiling and

drop in the little spice bag. Let it brew for a few minutes to

release the cinnamon, star anise, orange, clove, nutmeg,

vanilla and all spice fl avour. The mulled apple cider will

taste like steaming apple pie while the mulled pear tastes

like spiced poached pear crumble.

SAVE

3 FOR

$ 18

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

$ 5 97

Rekorderlig Winter

Cider Bottle 500ml

NEW

Setting the pace in the all things cider, Rekorderlig has

released a Winter Cider for 2012. With a blend of the

fi nest apples infused with vanilla and cinnamon, the best

fl avours of the season have been packed together in this

truly deliciously drop. Enjoy hot with a slice of orange or

over ice for ultimate refreshment.

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Glen Grant The

Major’s Reserve

Single Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 39 99

each

SAVE

$ 7

Baileys

Irish Cream

Liqueur

$ 24 99

each

Monkey

Shoulder

Blended Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 41 99

each

SAVE

$ 3

De Valcourt

Napoleon

Brandy

$ 26 99

each

Glenlivet

12YO Single Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 49 99

each

SAVE

$ 4

Tanqueray

Gin

$ 39 99

each

with any 2 bottles of Malt Whisky ^

Glenfi ddich

12YO Single Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 54 99

each

SAVE

$ 3

Jameson

Irish Whiskey

$ 39 99

each

700ml Spirits as pictured

See full range in store

Johnnie Walker

Green Label 15YO

Blended Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 69 99

each

SAVE

$ 6

Jose Cuervo

Especial Tequila

$ 39 99

each

Talisker

10YO Single

Malt Scotch

Whisky

$ 74 99

each

SAVE

$ 3

Jim Beam

Devil’s Cut

Bourbon

$ 44 99

each

Dalwhinnie

15YO Single Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 74 99

each

SAVE

$ 10

Johnnie Walker

Black Label 12YO

Scotch Whisky

$ 44 99

each

ANY 2 FOR

$ 65

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT

SAVE

UP TO

$ 14 98

Clynelish

14YO Single Malt

Scotch Whisky

$ 89 99

each

SAVE

$ 12

Hennessy

VS Cognac

$ 49 99

each


SPIRITS

The Kraken

Black Spiced

Rum

$ 54 99

each

The Kraken is imported

Black Spiced Rum from the

Caribbean blended with exotic

spices. The rich black colour

takes its hue from the mysterious

ink with which, as legend

has it, The Kraken, a squid of

epic proportions, covered its

prey. Named for a Sea Beast of

myth and legend, The Kraken

Rum is strong, rich, black and

smooth.

TEQUILA

VODKA

NEW

GIN

LIMITED

STOCK

$ 89 99

each

COGNAC

WHISKY

$ 3999 NEW

EACH

Jack Daniel’s Honey Bourbon

or Jack Daniels Whiskey

Introduced as the brand’s fi rst fl avoured

variation, Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey

has rich notes of sweet, natural

honeycomb and molasses with toasted

nuts completing the aroma profi le. The

fi nish is long and smooth with a trail of

sweet honey and nuts in the mouth.

with every

bottle ^

$ 64 99

EQUATES

TO

PER 700ML

Wild Turkey

Russell’s Reserve

Small Batch 10YO

Bourbon Whiskey

At the Wild Turkey Distillery, bourbon

is a family tradition with Master

Distiller Jimmy Russell following his

father and grandfather before him.

The new Russell’s Reserve is a tribute

to Jimmy and his son Eddie’s shared

belief that 10 years is a wonderful stage

of maturity for Bourbon. Deep amber

in colour with a nose of rich vanilla,

oak, toffee and a touch of old leather.

The body is huge, and the palate

is very spicy with notes of peppers,

tamarind, almonds and cumin.

EACH

$45 49

1

LITRE

Grey

Goose

Vodka

1 Litre

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Cave de Lugny

Mâcon-Villages

Chardonnay 2010

$ 10 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $13.74

Wynns Coonawarra

Estate Cabernet

Shiraz Merlot 2009/10

$ 13 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $17.49

Croser

Sparkling

NV

$ 19 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $24.99

AUSTRALIA’S FINE WINES ONLINE, IN STORE AND OVER THE PHONE

TELEPHONE: 1300 366 084 ONLINE: vintagecellars.com.au

South Australia

Blind River

Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

$ 17 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $22.49

Burnside 8338 0006

Hutt St. 8223 1151

North Adelaide 8267 1371

Victoria Square 8231 3846

Double Wine Club Points when you

purchase any of these selected wines ^

Mr Riggs

The Gaffer McLaren

Vale Shiraz 2010

$ 18 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $23.74

Northern Territory

Darwin 8941 7345

Cattier

Premier Cru Brut

Champagne NV

$ 34 99

each across any dozen

Single bottle $43.74

Prices correct as at 28/06/12 and available to 01/08/12 or until stocks last. Retail limits may apply. Savings based on lowest regular shelf price. Some products may not be available in all

stores or online, but may be ordered via phone. Delivery charges may apply. Limited stock items only available until sold out. All wine products are 750ml and spirit products are 700ml unless

otherwise specifi ed. Beer offers only available in-store. Liquor and tobacco not sold to under-18s. In store purchases under Licence no. 50400828/81000258, online and direct sales under

Licence no 353368. *While stocks last. No further discounts. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. If no dozen price is specifi ed, no further discount is available on the product multiples

shown. ^You must be a Vintage Cellars Wine Club member and present your membership card at time of purchase to qualify for points, Cellar Shares or any other ‘Member Bonus’ offers.

Cellar Shares are mailed regularly throughout the year summarising your points for the transaction period. ■ Bonus only available on pictured products. Bonus value based on lowest single bottle

price. Bonus stock is limited and available while stocks last. Limits may apply. For full Wine Club terms and conditions visit vintagecellars.com.au or call 1300 366 084. SA/NT

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