Autumns Wines Mixed Case£160.00
Evenings are drawing in, there’s a noticeable nip in the air, leaves are starting to fall … Autumn has arrived. Although there are some aspects of the summer we mourn, we get excited about the change in seasons as do our palates.
Our Autumn Wines selection is a gentle entry to reds and a richer style of white wine. The wines can certainly uphold some stronger, flavours, especially if you like to lean, game meats but deliberately the tannins are not to heavy.
Claymore, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016£14.85
Appearance – Bright ruby red
Nose- A distinctive varietal aroma of dark boysenberry and violets hits you at first but a little patience will reveal deeper characters of earthy forest floor leaves, cooked beetroot and hints of dried herbs.
Palate – Elegance and restraint are keys to this wine. A big mouthful of blackcurrant fruits is backed up by careful oak integration that delivers structure and depth. Savoury tannins are harmonious with the ever-present lashings of wild berries, liquorice and hints of leather and cedar.
General – Cabernet in the Clare Valley is distinct and powerful. It is one of the stronger varieties suited to the growing conditions and terroir of the region. The use of Merlot has a generous and appealing impact on the sometimes edgy and potent characters of Cabernet. They work hand in hand to give balance and richness to the drinker. Distinctly Cabernet with violets, leafy notes and red fruits, this wine is approachable and generous.
Serve With – Claymore’s winemaker Marnie Roberts suggests pancetta wrapped lamb cutlets with olive tapenade served with grilled field mushrooms in sage butter.
Everyday Drinking Mixed Reds
A mixed case of easy-drinking, great value reds made up reds such as a soft, medium-bodied Merlot, a fruit bursting Primitivo and a well-made Shiraz. All guaranteed to be very quaffable and very good value.
2 x Hunt Shiraz 2011
2 x Larrades Rioja Joven 2012
2 x Piantaferro Primitivo 2011
2 x 47 Anno Domini Sottovoce Merlot 2012
2 x Scuola Grande Amarosso ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 2013
2 x White Gum Road Shiraz/Cabernet 2008
Everyday Drinking White Mixed Case£110.00
Make space in the fridge for this mixed case of great value white wines. This mixed case will include:
2 x Piantaferro Grillo, Sicily, Italy
2 x Chateau de la Roulerie, P’tit Chenin, Loire, France
2 x Larrades Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain
2 x Le Magnolie Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy
2 x Hunt Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, Australia
2 x 47 AD ‘Sottovoce Sauvignon Blanc
Fox Creek ‘Red Baron’ Shiraz, 2013£14.45
Fox Creek’s eye-catching Red Baron’ Shiraz is a very easy drinking and made in a young, fresh and fruity style so it is approachable and ready to crack open.
Plum and black cherry aromas jump out of the glass supported by blueberry muffin characters with a hint of cinnamon spice.
Rich front palate of plums and black cherries lead into the coffee and cream mid palate which is complemented by hints of roasted nuts and dark chocolate (you’ll know this wine is from McLaren Vale). The youthful tannins complete the vibrant experience with an injection of subtle structural oak on the finish.
AWARDS (just a few!)
Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna 2014
Gold Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition (New Zealand) 2014
Gold Medal, International Wine Guide (Spain) 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Silver Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2014
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014
Commendation, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
4 Stars, World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Tasting Winestate Magazine
September / October 2014
Hugh Hamilton, “Goldilocks”, Moscato (500ml)£13.50
Goldilocks is not too heavy and not too light! Low in alcohol, with palate-friendly sweetness, balanced fresh acidity, and a little fizz. Pale pink with orange hints – and tiny bubbles, evidence of the spritz retained at bottling.
Muscat character is best described as, well… “muscat character”. But that’s not much help… so let’s try “floral”, “grapy”, “musky”, “sweet”, “fruity”. Maybe “Turkish delight”. Goldilocks is for every hour of the day! Think brunch time with blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict. It’s just the thing in the afternoon in the garden with a jam scone.
As the sun goes down Goldilocks sparkles, enjoy a glass or two before you go out, or as a pre-dinner drink. After the main meal this is the ideal sorbet to refresh the palate. Serve chilled!
Please note that Goldi comes in 500ml bottles.
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Hugh Hamilton, The Loose Cannon, Viognier 2013£15.95
Viognier has ’wow’ factor which gives it cult status, but it’s a bit of a Loose Cannon. The best ones balance the variety’s richness and depth with real flavour and not too much alcohol which is why this example is only 13%.
Great Viognier smells terrific! It’s like walking into someone’s garden on a warm evening and getting that faint waft of white flowers: jasmine, honeysuckle, or orange blossom. We work carefully to avoid the overly-alcoholic, broadness that some Viogniers show. We handpick, press carefully, then ferment half in our best old oak barrels (to gather complexity) and half in tank (to retain freshness).
There is citrus and spice, creaminess from yeast lees contact and while generous, is not over-blown and ’blousy’ (what a great term). The heady fragrance works with a fragrant Moroccan tagine or if you want a blast from the past – apricot chicken!
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Murdoch Hill, Adelaide Hills, Sauvignon Blanc
A vibrant and bright pale white wine with notes of aromatic stone and tropical fruits on the nose. This Sauvignon Blanc carries the signature characteristics of the Adelaide Hills’ style with a clean and crisp palate of gooseberries and citrus fruits, followed by delicate acidity and a complementing mineral finish.
O’Leary Walker, Polish Hill Riesling, 2014
If you’re a Riesling drinker you will love this release from the famed Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley.
It’s pure lime and slate and it’s both up-front and reserved at once. It’s intense through the finish yet it feels watery and refreshing and cool minerality through the centre. It’s beautiful drinking but will cellar, too.
Tilley’s Italian Collection Mixed Case£140.00
We have created a 12 bottle mixed case of 8 reds and 4 white wines. Italy has the most grape varieties of any country and this case contains some well-known varieties and some lesser known ancient grapes experiencing a comeback.
2 x Piantaferro Falanghina
2 x Le Magnolie Pinot Grigio
2 x Piantaferro Primitivo di Manduria
2 x Scuola Grande Valpolicella Ripasso
2 x Cantina Tombacco Aglianico
2 x Fattoria Montecchio Chianti Classico Riserva
Tilley’s Wines Bestsellers Collection£176.00
Our 12 bottle mixed case is made up of our bestsellers which we hope will speak for yourself when we try the wines. You will not only be sampling our customers’ most popular wines but you will receive a 10% discount when buying these favourites together in a case. Two of each of the following wines are included:
Maxwell, Little Demon Verdelho (£12.95 RRP)
Bondar, Adelaide Hills, Chardonnay (£20.95 RRP)
Maxwell Little Demon Cabernet Merlot (£13.25 RRP)
Rusty Mutt ‘Rocky Ox’ GSM (£18.95 RRP)
Five Geese Grenache Shiraz (£16.45 RRP)
Claymore, London Calling Cabernet Malbec (£14.95 RRP)