Decanter Award Winners Premium Mixed - 6 Pack Value

Decanter Award Winners Premium Mixed - 6 Pack Value

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Decanter is considered one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, judged by the world's leading wine critics. We've selected 4 beautiful reds and 2 mesmerising whites - all Decanter Award winners. Exclusively from Pop Up Wine.

1 x Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 - Victoria, Australia

95/100 Jane Faulkner - James Halliday
95/100 Stuart Knox - The Real Review
95/100 Decanter (2017 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2010 Vintage)
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards (2008 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2009 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2008 Vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery

Halliday Wine Award 2021 Judges Comment "Perfectly balanced, it has developed into an entrancing, delicately framed and poised wine with a silky mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Gold medal and runner up for the James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir Melbourne Wine Awards, gold medal Australian Pinot Noir Challenge....Multiple clones hand-picked and sorted, 25% whole bunches, gentle destemming, 13-15 days on skins, matured in French puncheons (25% new) for 11 months. "

James Suckling "Gorgeous decadence and richness with plum and crushed-flower aromas and flavors. Full body, very round and integrated tannins and a savory edge to the transparent fruit."

Australian Wine Companion "...continuing to blitz the Australian wine show circuit with Single Block Pinots."

Huon Hooke "Good concentration and persistence. A very smart wine, bold and fresh and solidly composed. It will have a long cellar future."

Jamie Goode "...these wines are peers of the world’s greatest Pinot Noirs, in my opinion." (comments from a tasting of previous vintages of Yabby Creek single block pinot noir)

Huon Hooke "One of [Yabby Creek's Winemaker] Carson’s biggest moments was winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy [Australia's most prestigious winemaker accolade] with his 2012 Block 1 Pinot Noir – the first pinot ever to win this coveted award."

Yabby Lake Vineyard was established by the Kirby family in 1998 and over the past decade, Yabby Lake has built a reputation for single-vineyard Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of great purity and character.

James Halliday "This high-profile wine business was established by Robert and Mem Kirby (of Village Roadshow), who had been landowners in the Mornington Peninsula for decades. In 1998 they established Yabby Lake Vineyard, under the direction of vineyard manager Keith Harris; the vineyard is on a north-facing slope, capturing maximum sunshine while also receiving sea breezes. The main focus is the 25ha of pinot noir, 14ha of chardonnay and 8ha of pinot gris; 3h of shiraz, merlot and sauvignon blanc take a back seat. The arrival of the hugely talented Tom Carson as Group Winemaker has added lustre to the winery and its wines, making the first Jimmy Watson Trophy-winning Pinot Noir in 2014, and continuing to blitz the Australian wine show circuit with Single Block Pinots."

Led by Tom Carson "one of Australia's most lauded winemakers" so cites Huon Hooke of the Real Review. Under Carson's direction, Yabby Lake's philosophy is to craft wines representative of their site and their season in which they were grown. Yabby Lake believe it’s this attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.

1 x Chateau Malescot 'La Dame de Malescot' 2016 - Bordeaux, France

90/100 Falstaff
89/100 Decanter (2018 Vintage)
90/100 Decanter (2012 Vintage)
89/100 Decanter (2011 Vintage)

Peter, Moser, Falstaff "Dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, subtle lightening of the edges. Red berry confit underlaid with delicate herbs and spices, fine tobacco nuances. Medium body, also red berries on the palate, delicate tannins, salty and mineral notes, lemony finish, uncomplicated food accompaniment."

Wine Spectator "Light-bodied, offering an herb-infused profile of cherry and pomegranate fruit flavors, with tangy cedar hints. Drink now through 2023. 5,333 cases made. — JM" (2016 Vintage)

Made by one of France's 'Top 10' winemakers, famous for his 1855 classified "Grand Cru" Bordeaux. This wine is that wine's sought after brother!

Winemaker, Jean-Luc Zuger has been praised by wine media as "miraculous".

Winestyle "...elegant, full-bodied, harmonious, with hints of ripe cherry, black currant and blackberry, spicy notes, pleasant acidity, soft woody nuances and dry long finish"

Le Point magazine "Candied cherry, beautiful expressive nose, soft palate, velvety tannins, fresh, good finesse, a finish that will give you a surprise, superb fruit … all the power of a Cabernet." (French translation)

The Wine Cellar Insider "Winemaker, Jean-Luc Zuger is on fire at Chateau Malescot St. Exupery. The wines being made at the property today are stunning!"

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery has a long history in the Bordeaux wine region and is a Grand Cru Classé Chateau in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Malescot St. Exupery can be traced all the way back to 1616 when the Margaux estate was owned by the Escousses family. The Escousses were best known as notaries for the King.

1 x Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2014 ~ Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

99/100 Gold - James Halliday
98/100 Huon Hooke - The Real Review
97/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
96/100 James Suckling
96/100 Bob Campbell - The Real Review
92/100 Wine Spectator
94/100 Decanter (2013 Vintage)

Platinum - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Platinum - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2011 Vintage)
Platinum - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 (2011 Vintage)
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (2009 Vintage)
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (2007 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (2013 Vintage)
Silver- Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 (2009 Vintage)
Regional Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2006 Vintage)
Regional Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards (2005 Vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Rated Winery
Best of the Best Semillon - James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Best Australian White Single-Varietal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
Top 100 Wines
Award Winning Varietal - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards
Wine Companion Best Semillon 2021

Decanter World Wine Awards "2010 ended with an average rainfall of 900mm, yet December and January were both mild and dry - another relatively fine vintage for Semillon. This is the colour of straw bales, with streaks of green. Grassy notes with green apple, callow melon, limes then lemons are followed by an incoming nascent honey character. Fine, flinty acids crunch, revive and linger long after the initial sip. Long live the paradox of Hunter Valley Semillon!"

Halliday Wine Award 2021 Judges Comment - "Pale straw-green - an extraordinary colour of extraordinary wine. A fragrant bouquet floats out of the glass and introduces a palate that has the best of all worlds: lemon, lemon curd, beeswax, and fruit spice with no hint of the searing acidity Hunter Valley Semillon can throw at the unwary. Here it is perfectly (and naturally) balanced. A worthy companion to the sublime Graveyard Shiraz '18. ." (2014 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast - "From acclaimed Aussie winemaker Ian Riggs in one of Australia's most historic wine regions, this seven-year-old wine is a lovely example of the age-worthy Semillon. Rich, waxy lemon and honey notes give way to a herbal and flinty streak. The palate is seriously focused and tightly wound around a line of zesty, crunchy acidity, and a waxy texture."

Huon Hooke - "Medium to light straw-yellow colour with a rich, toasty, resiny, lemon and grapefruit pith bouquet, superb; the palate fine and taut, delicate and soft, with no austerity. A lovely, effortless wine."

The Winemaker - "At 6 years of age on release, the colour is just starting to show some development with yellow tints complimenting the green edges. Lifted almond bread and the floral notes heading to beeswax and toast. Lively lime juice, Bickford cordial characters and backed by a superb zesty acidity. The magic of Hunter Valley Semillon on display with texture, fruit weight, and great length from a wine that sees no oak. The ILR Reserve Semillon is released from the best years and this is a beauty."

James Suckling - "Lovely development showing here with notes of straw, creme brulee, nougat, dried pineapple, some petrol, and candied citrus. Full-bodied with loads of tropical fruit on the palate, but it’s well-integrated across a bed of mouthwatering acidity. A long finish."

The Wine Front - "Scintillating wine here. The questionable 2011 vintage did no harm in Hunter, or so the story goes. Pretty perfume with the verity of gently maturing Semillon in lemon, a hint of brown lime, a faint suggestion of honeycomb on toast, a touch of pretty sea spray character, and a sniff of talc-like mineral charm. Juicy in the palate yet still squeaky and firm in its acidity. Quietly powerful wine showing inward intensity yet delicacy with limey tang, wildly minerally feel, bristling with intent. The needle-like thrust of wine yet still approachable (and so fresh), despite the sense of toastiness that abounds. Fantastic release"

The ILR Reserve Semillon is named after Chief Winemaker and Managing Director Iain Leslie Riggs, who joined the winery in 1982. Iain has taken Brokenwood from a small ‘hobby’ winery into the national and international arena and was the driving force in Brokenwood extending the range to white wines. The ILR Reserve Semillon is an aged white wine that receives no oak.

After tasting the wine over the first three years the decision was made to release at 5 years bottle age, in other words, to have some bottle development but capable of aging further. In terms of winemaking, it was a case of low (and now, zero) skin contact and neutral yeast.

1 x Atticus Chardonnay 2010 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

95/100 James Halliday
Silver - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - Royal Sydney Wine Show
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
5/5 Stars - Winestate Chardonnay Tasting
Decanter Magazine - 'Recommended'
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2009 vintage)

Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

James Halliday - "Vibrant green hue; nectarine, grapefruit and lots of attractive oak from judicious oak handling; the zesty acidity provides a lively palate that is direct and long, powerful and precise; a complex and heady blend of power and finesse the west is becoming famous for."

Winestate "Lovely deep golden-green chardonnay showing toasty nutty aromas and rich, full-bodied, fleshy palate, with attractive layers of varietal fruit intensity."

Decanter - "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."

Roger Jones - "Lush, rich and lingering, full-on texture and multi-layered lingering fruit and developing well."

Alessandro Marchesan "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."
James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."

Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

1 x Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2018 ~ Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

97/100 Sam Kim
96/100 Huon Hooke
96/100 Cameron Douglas
95/100 The Wine Front
90/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards

Te Mata Estate is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most important wine producers

Sam Kim "The palate is concentrated, focused and delightfully flowing with outstanding depth and intensity, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an extremely long expansive finish. Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise. Combining exquisite refinement and undeniable power, this latest offering is another stunning beauty under this iconic label...The gorgeously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, violet, olive and toasted almond characters with a whiff of fragrant spice. "

Jancis Robinson "Confected black fruit, finely layered tannins, a touch of bacon and smoke on the finish. Dry, savoury, meaty persistence."

Cameron Douglas "A great bouquet, the fine nose of Syrah with white and black peppercorn, roses and lavender, a core of red currants, black cherry and Doris plum, some sweet olive and new leather. Firm, youthful and dry with an abundance of tannins and acidity."

Decanter "A very modern take on Syrah which turns up the chocolate and cappuccino characters to create a rich and silky wine. There’s dark cherry and ripe raspberry fruit to balance the roasted coffee tannins with an acid spike. Extended skin contact and a warmish fermentation have given this depth and elegance."

Gary Walsh "Ras el hanout (راس الحانوت) is a spice mix that means ‘head of the shop’, and maybe we have a bull in a shop here, such is the level of exotic spice and perfume pumping out of the glass. In with that, some lavender and vanilla, cherry and redcurrant, a smattering of green herb too. It’s light to medium-bodied, fine emery tannin, juicy raspberry acidity and flavour, inner-mouth perfume and spiced wood aromatic, and a dusty white pepper texture and taste on a cool long finish. Nice and ‘minerally’ too. You have to like them spicy and lithe, and if so, this’ll be close to the top of the shop for you."

Huon Hooke "...a pronounced spicy, peppery aroma, the palate sweet rich and deep in very elegant, classy fruit flavour. The tannins are ample and refined, balanced and the wine is overall delicious. Black pepper, subtle cloves and other spices. It has a core of fruit sweetness that is utterly delicious."

World of Fine Wine 'Getting to know a legend' "A visit to one of the world’s greatest fine-wine estates should be an integral part of any tour of New Zealand. On the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island is the independently owned, family-run, Te Mata Estate. Owners and staff still work on vineyards that began growing Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir back in the 1890s, making it the country’s oldest wine estate. Since 1905, this winery has been winning gold medals globally, which led to these sites becoming the country’s first to be protected by law due to their viticultural history...Te Mata Estate wines are currently available in 45 countries and have been presented at some of the world’s top tables— including to President Barrack Obama, President Xi Jinping, and Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee."

Raymond Chan "Te Mata Estate was the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged against, as the full range of styles has always been impeccable. In the earlier days, Hawke’s Bay was the scene of New Zealand’s quality wine, so it was very apt to have Te Mata Estate as the point of reference. Even when other regions developed, and Marlborough grew larger, and other varietals such as Pinot Noir became important, one could understand the state of the New Zealand wine industry by how Te Mata Estate behaved or reacted to influences, whether internal or international."

Te Mata Estate is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most important wine producers. It is New Zealand's oldest winery, oldest wine estate and has the oldest winery cellars in the country - in continuous operation since 1895. Coleraine is Te Mata's most acclaimed wine and is often regarded as New Zealand's best red wine

1 x McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

96/100 James Halliday
95/100 Ray Jordan
94/100 Decanter World Wine Awards
92/100 Gourmet Traveller Wines
92/100 The Wine Front

5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards

Made from Biodynamic Grapes

Decanter World Wine Awards - "A massive wine, opening with saddle-leather, liquorice and mint aromas. The intense palate explodes with a fantastic cassis bomb, ably refreshed by mouthwatering acidity and bolstered by gorgeous tannins. Very complete, and very good quality."

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide "Immensely powerful and concentrated cabernet from this excellent vineyard. It works a slightly minerally and leafy edge into the intense blackcurrant and slightly black olive nuances on the nose. On the palate, it delivers in spades with such power that holds its lines to a very long finish. Grainy but ripe tannins and beautiful oak work in harmony."

Gourmet Traveller Wines - "A full bodied cabernet, scented with vanilla and chocolate as well as dark berries. The palate is very generous and mouth-filling, the tannins soft and fine-grained and all lingers long."

Huon Hooke "It's big and brawny with rustic tannins and a chewy texture. Very ripe fruit is apparent. The finish is chewy and grippy. It certainly has character."

James Halliday "Estate grown in the coolest, southern part of Margaret River, the stone fermenter has 15% whole bunch inclusion, with partial wild yeast, five weeks on skins. Matured in old, inert oak, interlocking cassis/blackcurrant fruit, black olive and earthy tannins drawing out the finish. 14.5% alc; screwcap. 96 points; drink to 2042."

Founded by one of the pioneers of the Margaret River winemaking region, David Hohnen and his brother in law, Murray McHenry, an accomplished fine wine retailer. Both have been making wine in Margaret River since the early 1970’s. McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic. Their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focusses on crafting site-expressive wines and are known for producing some of the regions best wines.