Australian Red & White Wine Gift-Wrapped
This is great……and here’s why!A premium gift containing highly rated Chardonnay and a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir. Gift-wrapped with gift card personalised with your message.
1 x McHenry Hohnen Laterite Hills Chardonnay 2020 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
93/100 Aaron Brasher
95/100 James Halliday (2019 Vintage)
93/100 Stuart Knox (2019 Vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Huon Hooke (2018 Vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2018 Vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2017 Vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke (2017 Vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2017 Vintage)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Aaron Brasher "Complex aromas of grilled nuts, nougat, white stone fruit, white flowers and struck-match. Tight and focused on the palate, grapefruit, melon, nectarine, nutty oak and a briney edge. The acidity is crunchy and there's a phenolic touch that provides grip, structure and mouth-fee"
James Halliday " After a reticent bouquet, this springs into life on the palate with its clear-as-a-bell white peach/grapefruit varietal signature. French oak is little more than a shadow in the background, development potential unlimited." (2019 Vintage)
Stuart Knox "Medium straw-yellow colour in the glass, with a nose of roasted cashews, nectarine and hint of struck-match. Just-ripe white nectarine, bacon fat and oyster-brine fill the mouth whilst a lemon zest acidity coils it tightly across the palate. Very impressive drive and intensity, carrying it long and lingering for an age" (2019 Vintage)
James Halliday " From three estate vineyards, made in the same way as the three single vineyard wines: whole-bunch pressed, oxidative handling, wild yeast and retention of full solids, matured in tank for 3 months on lees. It has built great depth, but less length." (2018 Vintage)
Huon Hooke "Bright, light to mid-yellow colour, with a strong smoky-reductive and toasty barrel bouquet, the palate also benefiting from the added complexity this brings. Rich and savoury at the same time, with a long, harmonious and rewarding aftertaste. An excellent chardonnay in a full-throttle style." (2018 Vintage)
James Suckling " Impressive aromas of lemons and peaches here with light hazelnut notes, too. Very complex. The palate is packed with gently creamy peach and nectarine flavors. Smooth, mouth-filling finish. Drink now. Screw cap." (2018 Vintage)
James Halliday "A new line for McHenry Hohnen from three estate vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel's), the same vinification as for the single vineyard Chardonnays, blended in Oct into tank on full lees. Reflects the southern Margaret River, bright and almost savoury juiciness, zesty phenolic grip to the finish." (2017 Vintage)
Huon Hooke " Light, bright yellow hue and an intense, refined, chalky mineral aroma over honey and cool-grown restrained but concentrated fruit. A very fine, intense, compact wine with balance and charm aplenty. The finish is clean, crisp and dry, and leaves the mouth refreshed. Long, long aftertaste." (2017 Vintage)
The Winemaker "After desirable conditions during flowering, the summer started cool and wet, slowing down the growing season significantly. Conditions improved in late February, developing into a perfect Indian summer. The result is whites that are packed with energy and poise, and reds that got the benefit of a long, cool ripening periods; tannin ripeness and complex flavour developments. Alcohols are lower than previous years, even with greater physiological ripeness." (2017 Vintage)
1 x In Dreams Pinot Noir 2020 ~ Yarra Valley, Australia.
93/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
94/100 - Campbell Mattinson (2016 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)
Silver - Royal Queensland Wine Show (2015 vintage)
Bronze ~ Melbourne Wine Show (2013 vintage)
James Halliday Five Star Rating (2017 vintage)
The Winemaker "On the nose there’s plums, wild strawberry, bramble bush and a hint of graphite from the whole bunch - all with an underlying character of freshly turned earth. Good concentration on the front palate, with focused drive through to the finish; the stalk influence knits the palate into a silky, seamless journey. Flavours of wild raspberry and a lick of sweet flinty oak."
The Wine Front "Wheaty, spicy, a little smoky and firm in structure, brooding even. Red fruits, light chalky texture, bony but flavoursome, drives through the mouth and finishes dry and long. Savoury style, and quite serious, yet fun to drink." (2017 vintage)
Campbell Mattinson - "Everything is in excellent order....Bright and brooding at once. Strawberries and cherries, a stewy character, integrated spice, lipstick, an all-round firmness. It’s light in colour but there’s real power here." (2016 vintage)
James Halliday "This is a very attractive pinot, made with exceptional attention to detail." (2015 vintage)
Sens Wine "The palate is inviting and pretty, with integrated fruit and silky oak tannins supporting vibrant fruit flavours and earthy spice....full of bright brambly fruits and red currents, followed by more complex savoury undernotes of sautéed mushrooms. The acidity in this wine balances the palate and suggests this wine will age well for up to 8 years." (2015 vintage)
James Halliday "Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality"
Swiss-born head winemaker, Nina Stocker is the daughter of eminent wine scientist Dr John Stocker. Nina was born and raised in a small town on the border of the Alsace wine region in Switzerland and it was her family’s involvement in the local village vineyard which paved the way for her future career as a Winemaker.
Nina has worked vintages in McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Barolo (Italy), Rhone Valley (France), Alentejo (Portugal), and New Zealand.
In Dreams have won medals for both their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In Dreams source their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from three low yieldings, premium quality vineyards. The vineyards are predominantly from the upper Yarra Valley due to the cooler microclimate that helps them capture the elegance and finesse of this noble variety.
In Dreams are focused on allowing the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines using traditional winemaking techniques such as small-batch fermentation, wild yeast and the delicate use of French oak.