Sommelier Select Organic Mixed Six Wine Under $100 - 6 Pack Value
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Sommelier Select Organic Mixed Six Wine Under $100 - 6 Pack Value
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Sommelier Select Organic Mixed Six Wine Under $100 - 6 Pack Value

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1 x Grosset "Gaia" Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Organic) 2017 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia

96/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
95/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell (2017 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke (2017 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
98/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
95/100 Mike Bennie (2016 vintage)
95/100 Jeremy Oliver (2016 vintage)
97/100 Tyson Stelzer (2014 vintage)
95/100 The Wine Front (2014 vintage)

Organic

Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset (2016 vintage)
Tyson Stelzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2015 ~ Top 20 Wines of the Year Under $100 (2016 vintage)
James Halliday 5 star winery

James Halliday "Gaia demands attention and respect in equal measure. Do take time to admire its balance of savouriness to fruit, it's calmness and class. Expect pomegranate and boysenberries with dabs of licorice, rolled tobacco and cedary oak with a touch of green walnut. Medium-bodied and the plush yet textured tannins render the wine ready for immediate drinking, but will reward those who wait." (2017 vintage)

Ralph Kyte-Powell "The wines in Jeff Grosset’s admirable portfolio are a reflection of his thoughtful, quality-oriented approach, none more so than Gaia. This cabernet blend from the outer reaches of the Clare Valley is always a wine of precision and personality that sits outside the region’s forceful mainstream cabernet type. The just-released 2017 edition epitomises the marque’s elegant, moreish style, starting intense and briary with a nose of violets, crushed currants and cedar, leading through a medium-bodied wine of admirable length, intensity and finesse. Gaia skilfully measures cabernet’s savouriness and austerity with cassis-like fruit sweetness in lip-smacking harmony. Delicious right now, but age should enhance it wonderfully. " (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Medium to full red colour with a trace of purple and a complex bouquet of damp undergrowth, tobacco, raspberry and briar. More savoury than fruity. The wine is medium to full-bodied and deliciously smooth, supple and easy on the gums. Fresh acidity cleanses the finish. An elegant style, very good now and has cellaring potential" (2017 vintage)

James Halliday "Estate-grown cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, the certified organic vines 33yo. A breath of fresh air, pulling my lip up and out of Dante’s inferno of other wines in this particular tasting. Supple and immaculately balanced: every flavour, texture. Beautifully nuanced fruits that are 100% within the varietal makeup. The tannins almost lustrous, so fine are they." (2015 vintage)

Mike Bennie "A tour de force of elegance and poise, offering deep concentration, the finesse of tannin, exceptional length of flavour and cool restraint. Cassis, garrigue and faint cedar mesh well in the bouquet while the palate echoes cassis through its long draw across the palate. Ultrafine Cabernet here and a charming drinking experience ensues." (2015 Vintage)

Winsor Dobbin "Imagine Daniel Craig as James Bond, strolling onto a superyacht in Monte Carlo. That’s the same kind of effortless cool and style that you’ll find in this red blend from riesling master Jeff Grosset. Only 6,000 bottles were made of this cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc blend which is gentle but intense with dark berry flavours, minerally hints and a soft, smooth finish. This comes from the highest, coolest site in the Clare Valley and is a wine of impeccable balance. It is also unfined, so is suitable for vegans." (2015 vintage)

Decanter "When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir. The undisputed monarch of Clare Valley is Jeffrey Grosset, whose 32-year reign has seen a raft of superlative wines set standards to which other winemakers can only aspire."

Andrew Caillard "The best thing about Grosset, is the sheer enthusiasm, utter commitment and genuine love for making something sublime and brilliant."

Langton Classification of Australian Wine "Grosset Gaia is one of the most sought-after wines produced in Australia"

Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Grosset, owner, and founder has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and funded research into the subject.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast for over thirty years. The emphasis is on the purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.

2 x Chateau Marquis de Terme, Margaux (Organic) 2016 - Bordeaux , France

94/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 Falstaff Magazin
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Decanter
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition

Organic

Jeff Leve “...Soft, polished, round and with fruit to spare, this is showing great today and will only get better wine time...floral nuances to the licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoky overtones. ”

Neal Martin, Vinous “...Elegant and cohesive, this is a fine Margaux .........crushed violet and incense infusing the vivacious black fruit. The lightly spiced, medium-bodied palate features supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a pinch of white pepper on the finish.”

Julia Harding MW “Deep cherry. Fragrant with sweet dark-red and black fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Firm, chewy, not trying to charm at the moment but it’s all in place, just needs to open and blossom.”

Wine Spectator "Warm in feel, with dark plum, cassis and cherry compote flavors forming the core. Generally open in feel, with light cocoa, tobacco and alder notes adding spine and texture to offset the tasty fruit."

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Chateau Marquis de Terme is a Bordeaux wine estate founded in 1661.

Château Marquis de Terme’s Margaux wine is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate, classified as a 'Quatrième Cru (Fourth Growth) Classé' in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. American President Thomas Jefferson - himself a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787 - declaring Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.

Chateau Marquis de Terme began organic farming on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. They are now farming their vineyards entirely organically achieving organic certification in 2017. Sitting on the doorstep of Margaux, Château Marquis de Terme is emblematic of both how many Bordeaux châteaux were once created and of the famous Margaux terroir. Though a Grand Cru Classé and world-renowned wine, the family owned estate is dedicated to premium wine-making and world class organic practices. The location of the estate at the heart of the Margaux appellation offers a climate that is heavily influenced by both the Gironde estuary and Bay of Biscay, as well as the sheltering effects of the coastal pine forests that protect the vines from the westerly and northwesterly winds.

Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. The appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaux appellation contains 21 cru classé properties from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (20 of which still exist), more than any other Left Bank appellation.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon (Organic) 2021 - Margaret River, Australia

95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin
95/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh
94/100 Robert Parker
97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin (2019 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2019 vintage)
Bronze - The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
96/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner (2018 vintage)
96/100 The Real Review, Nick Butler (2018 vintage)
96/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
96/100 Jeremy Oliver (2018 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

100% cabernet sauvignon

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "This wine has been tasted blind a number of times recently, and it is fascinating each time. The aromas are finely layered with cassis, exotic spice, salt bush, dried bay leaf ... there's also a faint backdrop of bacon fat, reminiscent of the Rhône. The tannins on the palate are a standout; super-fine and laid out like a web over the fruit. Very classy. This 2020 has more obvious fruit and structure than the 2019, but we expect that from the vintage. "

The Wine Front, Gary Walsh "It’s a graceful style of Cabernet, fine boned and fresh. Blackberry, strawberry, redcurrant, potpourri, slight smoky bacon bone character, and a sea spray/brine kind of thing. Tannin is tight with an emery board texture, subtle tobacco/leafy perfume, and a cool red fruited finish of excellent length, those high quality tannins really stretching it out. Subtle. Lovely."

Robert Parker "The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of rose petals, lead pencil shavings, cassis, red apple skins, lavender on the breeze, saltbush, kalamata olives and iodine on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is a spicy, ever-evolving, supple Cabernet from the Mann's Calgardup vineyard. There is a harmony and peace in this wine that remains through each of the vintages. Modern and a little bit thrilling."

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Luminescent ruby with glints of purple and black. It shines as if with its own dense internal light. The telltale ripe and chewy tannin profile handled masterfully by Rob Mann, with pristine fruit and great length of flavour. An exceptionally elegant, powder-fine cabernet, part of the new Margaret River breed. A massive, resounding, YES." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, bright purple/red hue. Lifted, high-register violet, blueberry spectrum aromas, the palate medium to full-bodied and lean-ish, with a trace of bitterness in the tannins. A very fragrant, franc-like cabernet with a touch of grip to lose." (2019 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner "The inaugural release with fruit off the Mann family's organically farmed Calgardup vineyard, and the result is a beautifully composed wine. This is all about detail. Heady aromas of mulberries, florals, soy sauce and salt bush with a wisp of menthol. Lots going on yet medium-bodied with superfine tannins that glide across the palate. A wine of great finesse." (2018 vintage)

The Real Review, Nick Butler "Dense purple colour - opaque. Brooding dark fruits and graphite. Intense on the palate - blackberries, firm oak and grippy tannins. A tease of sweetness lends charm. This is young and has an incredibly long future ahead of it. Beautifully balanced, precise and poised " (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "This has a deep tarry edge to the nose with black fruit, wrapped up in a savory shroud with slate-like notes. A very attractive and convincingly concentrated palate that offers ripe dark plums, black cherries and dark, stony minerals at the fresh, polished, graphite-like finish. Impressive poise and depth." (2018 vintage)

Gourmet Traveller Wine "The wines under the Corymbia label have been outstanding."

Rob & Gen Mann "Very satisfying"

Gourmet Traveller Wine, Mike Bennie "Corymbia is one of the most exciting wine projects to emerge from Western Australia in a decade. The combination of a distinguished winemaking family, the reinvention of a much-maligned wine region, the unlocking of the potential of a mature vineyard and a general sense of creativity, have all contributed to a strong currency.

Corymbia is the newish project of Rob and Genevieve Mann. The Mann family, of course, are generational wine producers in WA, with a history of iconic wines and vineyards. Rob, formerly working with Hardys, Cape Mentelle and Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley, has returned home and made a mark.

The family vineyard in Swan Valley is dry grown and organically farmed. While winemaking draws on the Manns’ suite of expertise and diversity of influences, it has been pared back for Corymbia, letting the fruit and character of the wines take the spotlight.

That Swan Valley has been put on a pedestal is wonderful, and a celebration of older vineyards, unique soil profile and a general sense of generational endeavor is exciting for the region. There’s an undercurrent of winemakers amplifying the region’s potential, but arguably Corymbia is the current totem."

Huon Hooke "The Mann family are winemaking royalty in Western Australia."

Corymbia is a new winery launched by one of the founding families of Western Australian wine. The Manns have grown grapes and made wine in the Swan Valley, Western Australia's oldest wine-growing region for over a century. Corymbia wines are critically acclaimed, organically-farmed, single-vineyard wines. Founder, Rob Mann is considered one of Australia's best contemporary winemakers. He was the senior winemaker at Hardy’s Tintara, and Cape Mentelle, where during his ten-year tenure the winery was twice awarded 'Australia's Producer of the Year' and Rob 'Australian Winemaker of the Year'. Prior to founding Corymbia he was Senior Winemaker at LVMH’s Newton Vineyard in the Napa Valley.

Swan Valley is a sub-region of the Swan District wine region just north of Perth, in Western Australia. The Swan District is Western Australia’s oldest wine region, having been planted by English settlers soon after their arrival in 1829. For almost 150 years it was the only significant wine-producing region in Western Australia and today it's also home to the state's largest winery. Some of Western Australia's finest wines are produced in the Swan Valley.

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra, and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices, and cedarwood.

1 x Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Dame Voyageuse (Organic) 2018 - Rhone, France

94-95/100 James Suckling
92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
92/100 Vinous
95/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2019 vintage)
93/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
93/100 Vinous (2019 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
92/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2018 vintage)
92/100 Decanter (2018 vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2018 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2018 vintage)
95/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
94/100 Decanter (2017 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2017 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
95/100 International Wine Report (2016 vintage)
94/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
93/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
93/100 Decanter (2016 vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2016 vintage)

2 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2015 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2014 vintage)

Organic

VertdeVin "The nose is aromatic and offers intensity (in finesse), deepness, a fine concentration, an aromatic purity as well as precision and a beautiful bright fruit. It reveals notes of bright blackberry, bright cassis, small notes of bigarreau cherry associated with touches of bright violet plum, hints of lilac/laurel berries, zan, discreet hints of olive tree and an imperceptible hint of pepper (in the background). The palate is fruity, elegant, well-balanced and offers a beautiful definition, an aromatic purity, gourmandize, a beautiful suavity, precise as well as a fine straightness, harmony and a small harmonious side. On the palate this wine expresses notes of bright Boysen berry, bright cassis, small notes of violet, bright plum associated with touches of crushed raspberry, juicy/pulpy bigarreau cherry as well as fine hints of tonka bean, toasted, black olive, pink laurel/local copse (sense of the place) as well as very discreet hints of sweet spices. Good length. Tannins are elegant, fine and supple. A very discreet hint of good bitterness on the finish/persistence."

Decanter "Rounded, full-bodied, generous and good concentration for the vintage, but also quite approachable. This has some depth and intensity, a gentle mineral seam within that brings freshness and length. Has more focus and thrust than most 2018s. Fermented and aged mostly in stainless steel, along with some old barriques."

Wine Spectator "A singed alder note leads off, followed quickly by a mix of steeped plum and black cherry pâte de fruit flavors. Black licorice and graphite underscore the finish. Best from 2023 through 2034. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50 cases imported. — JM"

Wine Enthusiast "Languid streaks of black plum and black cherry preserves are accented by hints of mocha and cinnamon toast in this plush, pillowy red. A blend of 90% Grenache augmented by small amounts of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, it's a plush, delicately muted wine feathered in soft, furry tannins and a flurry of dried herb and baking spice notes that linger on the finish. At peak now–2025. Anna Lee C. Iijima"

Robert Parker "Round and supple, the full-bodied 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Dame Voyageuse is a large-scaled ball of plum and blackberry fruit and savory nuances. Hints of mocha, black olive and licorice bring added interest to this soft, easygoing offering that should be consumed over the next 6-8 years."

Wine Spectator "An expressive version marked by linzer torte, raspberry coulis and plum pâte de fruit notes, with a licorice note lacing it all up through the finish, where flashes of apple wood, tar and red tea fill in nicely. This is for fans of the fruit-driven style. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Vaccarèse. Best from 2023 through 2036. 125 cases made, 50 cases imported" (2019 vintage)

Decanter "This is the fourth vintage of Domaine de la Mordorée's earlier-drinking cuvée, sourced from 60-year-old vines grown mostly on galets. The fruit is all destemmed and fermented in old barriques, plus a little stainless steel. The aromas wake you up with their vivid, peppery, spicy fireworks. The palate is medium-bodied, with lovely concentration of fruit. There's real freshness and vitality here, with balanced acidity and snappy, saline, gently serrated tannins. It's so drinkable and moreish, I would pick this over their Reine des Bois in 2017, which has a much riper (I would say overripe) fruit profile. One of my value picks of the vintage." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With it's pristine blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a juicy, freshly concentrated demeanor, the Grenache-dominant La Dame Voyageuse is more welcoming in youth than the producer's densely packed La Reine des Bois bottling. Etched by savory complexities of garrigue and walnut skins, and held upright by firm, velveteen tannins, it's a stunner in its own right that should drink beautifully well through 2030. Anna Lee C. Iijima" (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "A rich and attractively ripe nose with very juicy, attractive berry flavors. This has a super rich feel and delivers such impressive depth and length of fine, supple and gently grainy tannin on the palate. There’s a lot to like here. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Dame Voyageuse boasts scents of leather, black cherries and dusty earth. It's not as concentrated as the Reine des Bois, but it's still full-bodied, with a generous, welcoming feel and a silky finish. Drink it over the next 6-7 years." (2017 vintage)

The Wine Spectator "Intense, featuring lively licorice and plum reduction notes leading the way, followed by fruitcake, raspberry pâte de fruit and sweet tobacco flavors. Shows excellent drive and focus through the finish, with a nice graphite edge." (2015 vintage)

Falstaff "Age-appropriate closed, dark chocolate and blueberries, on the palate a large extract is dissolved in the finest, the tannin has freshness and resilience despite its delicacy, develops an intense presence and leaves enough space for juicy nuances. Intense mineral substrate. A Châteaneuf without showmanship, made for a long life." (2015 vintage)

International Wine Report J. D'Angelo "a simply sensational release in this vintage. It instantly beings to impress with its fantastic aromatic profile of blackberry, dark cherry and strawberries along with garrigue leather, bacon fat, black pepper and hints loam and tar. On the palate this displays a wonderful elegant character, with soft, polished tannins making for a gorgoeus mouthfeel. Layered and complex, this brilliant red goes on to impress with incredible purity, along with a gorgeous combination of earthy and meaty characteristics that continue through the long supple finish. While the 2016 is nothing short of outstanding now, it also shows incredible promise to become even more compelling as it evolves." (2015 vintage)

Grenache 90%, Mourvedre 4%, Syrah 4%, Counoise 1% and Vaccarese 1%

Domaine de la Mordoree was founded in 1986 by brothers Fabrice Delmore and Christophe Delorme and has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the exceptionally consistent quality.
Christophe Delorme was highly regarded by Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate, who pinned Mordorée as "one of the world’s greatest wine estates". In a 2007 issue of the Wine Advocate, Parker said:

"With 135 acres spread throughout some of the most impressive appellations of the southern Rhône, Christophe Delorme and his brother...have done nothing but produce one exquisite wine after another. Of course, the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are rare and expensive, but this is a place to find terrific Cotes du Rhones and Liracs as well. Delorme is equally adept at dry whites as well as reds, and turns out some stunning roses both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations..."

With a total of 5 hectares of vines, many over 100 years old, Domaine de la Mordoree practices only self sustainable, organic farming of their vineyards in all their locations including Chateauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel and the Cotes du Rhone. In 2013 Domaine de la Mordoree was certified 100% organic. The estate's Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are among the most highly rated of the region.

Christophe produced his first wines in 1987. Up until that time the estate had been little more than a hobby for his father, an industrialist with two great passions; shooting and wine.

Christophe totally refurbished and modernised the winery as well as replanting much of the vineyards. Today the domaine has 40 hectares of vineyards - 7 hectares in Tavel, 15 hectares in Lirac (top-notch examples), 16 hectares for generic Côtes-du-Rhône and 3 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Following Christophe's untimely death in 2015, his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre, have taken on the running of the domaine, ably assisted by Rémy Chauvet, who was the cellarmaster under Christophe. As Jeb Dunnuck has put it in the Wine Advocate, 'the estate is obviously still in incredibly capable hands'.

Christophe’s legacy and his talent live on through his daughter Ambre, as well as a talented team at Domaine de la Mordoree that includes winemaker Rémy Chauvet, who worked as Christophe’s cellar manager. Jeb Dunnuck praised the estate for the quality of their first vintage without Christophe, saying the Domaine was “obviously still in incredibly capable hands.”

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France's southern Rhône Valley. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. These three varieties are behind the vast majority of the appellation's red wines, although a total of eighteen are approved for use – a mix of red and white grape varieties.

1 x Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz (Organic) 2019 ~ Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

97/100 - Nick's Wine
95/100 - Halliday Wine Companion
94/100 - The Wine Front
97/100 - James Halliday (2017 vintage)
95/100 - The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
93/100 - Wine Spectator (2014 vintage)
91/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
93/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2013 vintage)
92/100 - Jeremy Oliver (2013 vintage)
91/100 - CellarTracker (2013 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine Spectator (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2010 vintage)
93/100 - Vinous Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
92/100 - Wine Spectator (2009 vintage)
92/100 - Vinous Antonio Galloni (2009 vintage)
94/100 - Wine Spectator (2008 vintage)

Bronze - The TEXSOM International Wine Awards
James Halliday 5 Star Winery

Halliday Wine Companion Awards, Jeni Port "The first rule with Georgia's is to decant. Splash some air into what is a bigger-than-usual year for the well-known Heathcote shiraz. The '19 needs to stretch. You want those trademark pretty florals to step out from behind the wall of black fruits, rich plums, earth and sweet oak spice. Still as captivating as ever and can only improve."

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front "A traditional expression from Jasper Hill. Great farmers, great transmitters of house style, great lo-fi approach to winemaking. Bold and rich red of intensity, ripeness of fruit, flesh and pummeling tannin. Inky, ripe plummy fruit, huge dusting of brown spices, violets, touches of pepper and waves of thick, minerally, woody tannin. Composed, intense and powerful, it’s a memorable wine of generosity and penetrating presence."

Curtis Marsh "A lavish aroma of black and red berries, black currant, dark plums and tamarillo greets the senses, building to a hedonistic melange of dried figs, quince paste, violets, blood rose and rosehip tea. Opens up to a pronounced spicy fragrance of black pepper, clove, fennel seed, and cinnamon quill with a smoky hot wok and charred wood background, earthy warm terracotta nuances among dried herbs, rosemary, lavender and a little hint of aniseed mint. Equally voluminous palate entry with a rush of saturating berry fruits and zingy ripe raspberry, these juicy mouth-filling textured layers of silky yet firm tannins emboldened by racy steely acidity chasing the tannins all the way to a long lingering spiciness and warm glow with a subtle lick of liquorice and dark bitter cocoa. Amongst all this opulence of fruit and exotic spiciness is a barky, brambly dusty earthiness on a hot summers day under the gum trees and the powerful intense red fruits channelled to a crunchy racy core. Textbook Georgia’s Paddock in its elegance and approachability, although relative to recent vintages, a little more supple and whilst enjoyable now will cellar well for many years." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast - "Dusty, firm, powerful: just a few apt descriptors for this vintage of one of Heathcote's top wines. Mocha, licorice and blackberries feature on the nose, while the palate delivers more of the same—dark fruit, chocolate and plenty of spice. Best after 2020." (2013 vintage)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Shiraz Georgia's Paddock has a broody nose of crushed blackcurrants, black plums and warm blackberries with hints of star anise, dark chocolate and Szechuan pepper. Rich, voluptuous and full-bodied in the mouth, it is far from ""heavy"" and offers great freshness to juxtapose the concentrated flavors while the approachable, rounded tannins contribute velvety texture through the long finish." (2013 vintage)

The Wandering Palette "Loyal followers of Jasper Hill in Australia will know that their wines sell out on release in August each year with the cellar door only open the final weekend of that month."

Curtis Marsh "Jasper Hill makes profound wines of the greatest integrity that reflect the very special vineyard sites and unique rare soils; ancient Cambrian soils 500/600 million years old on undulating hillsides of rusty red gravely loams....all of their wines should be considered ‘must-have’ including their joint venture wine with Michel Chapoutier, La Pleiade Heathcote Shiraz and Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon, France"

Jasper Hill is a winery of iconic status and considered of benchmark status in the Heathcote region of Victoria, Australia. The first vineyards were planted in 1975 and the first vintage was in 1982. Jasper Hill is best known for producing concentrated Shiraz from ungrafted vines planted deep into ancient basaltic rock soils. The estate has a total of 24 hectares (60 acres) of vineyard land split between three properties – Emily's Paddock, Georgia's Paddock and Cornella Vineyard. These are planted to a range of varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Nebbiolo, Semillon, Viognier, and Grenache. The vineyards are farmed organically, biodynamically, and with no irrigation.

Heathcote is a prestigious wine region in Central Victoria, an hour and a half's drive from the state capital, Melbourne. Shiraz is the unchallenged king of Heathcote wines, making world-class, award-winning wines characterized by their rich and deep aroma profile, a dark, almost inky color, ripe, velvety tannins and an amazingly long finish.
The region is sandwiched between Bendigo to the west and Goulburn Valley to the east, with the state border with New South Wales a little way to the north. Vineyards lie in a narrow strip on the sides of the Mount Camel hills, where elevation plays a big part in the climate, as do cool winds from the south. Heathcote summers are comparatively mild, resulting in an extended growing season. The ripening of the grapes is slow and steady, allowing an almost optimum phenolic development – one of the reasons why Heathcote produces such high-quality wines.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

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1 x Grosset "Gaia" Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Organic) 2017 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia

96/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
95/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell (2017 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke (2017 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
98/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
95/100 Mike Bennie (2016 vintage)
95/100 Jeremy Oliver (2016 vintage)
97/100 Tyson Stelzer (2014 vintage)
95/100 The Wine Front (2014 vintage)

Organic

Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset (2016 vintage)
Tyson Stelzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2015 ~ Top 20 Wines of the Year Under $100 (2016 vintage)
James Halliday 5 star winery

James Halliday "Gaia demands attention and respect in equal measure. Do take time to admire its balance of savouriness to fruit, it's calmness and class. Expect pomegranate and boysenberries with dabs of licorice, rolled tobacco and cedary oak with a touch of green walnut. Medium-bodied and the plush yet textured tannins render the wine ready for immediate drinking, but will reward those who wait." (2017 vintage)

Ralph Kyte-Powell "The wines in Jeff Grosset’s admirable portfolio are a reflection of his thoughtful, quality-oriented approach, none more so than Gaia. This cabernet blend from the outer reaches of the Clare Valley is always a wine of precision and personality that sits outside the region’s forceful mainstream cabernet type. The just-released 2017 edition epitomises the marque’s elegant, moreish style, starting intense and briary with a nose of violets, crushed currants and cedar, leading through a medium-bodied wine of admirable length, intensity and finesse. Gaia skilfully measures cabernet’s savouriness and austerity with cassis-like fruit sweetness in lip-smacking harmony. Delicious right now, but age should enhance it wonderfully. " (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Medium to full red colour with a trace of purple and a complex bouquet of damp undergrowth, tobacco, raspberry and briar. More savoury than fruity. The wine is medium to full-bodied and deliciously smooth, supple and easy on the gums. Fresh acidity cleanses the finish. An elegant style, very good now and has cellaring potential" (2017 vintage)

James Halliday "Estate-grown cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, the certified organic vines 33yo. A breath of fresh air, pulling my lip up and out of Dante’s inferno of other wines in this particular tasting. Supple and immaculately balanced: every flavour, texture. Beautifully nuanced fruits that are 100% within the varietal makeup. The tannins almost lustrous, so fine are they." (2015 vintage)

Mike Bennie "A tour de force of elegance and poise, offering deep concentration, the finesse of tannin, exceptional length of flavour and cool restraint. Cassis, garrigue and faint cedar mesh well in the bouquet while the palate echoes cassis through its long draw across the palate. Ultrafine Cabernet here and a charming drinking experience ensues." (2015 Vintage)

Winsor Dobbin "Imagine Daniel Craig as James Bond, strolling onto a superyacht in Monte Carlo. That’s the same kind of effortless cool and style that you’ll find in this red blend from riesling master Jeff Grosset. Only 6,000 bottles were made of this cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc blend which is gentle but intense with dark berry flavours, minerally hints and a soft, smooth finish. This comes from the highest, coolest site in the Clare Valley and is a wine of impeccable balance. It is also unfined, so is suitable for vegans." (2015 vintage)

Decanter "When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir. The undisputed monarch of Clare Valley is Jeffrey Grosset, whose 32-year reign has seen a raft of superlative wines set standards to which other winemakers can only aspire."

Andrew Caillard "The best thing about Grosset, is the sheer enthusiasm, utter commitment and genuine love for making something sublime and brilliant."

Langton Classification of Australian Wine "Grosset Gaia is one of the most sought-after wines produced in Australia"

Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Grosset, owner, and founder has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and funded research into the subject.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast for over thirty years. The emphasis is on the purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.

2 x Chateau Marquis de Terme, Margaux (Organic) 2016 - Bordeaux , France

94/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 Falstaff Magazin
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Decanter
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition

Organic

Jeff Leve “...Soft, polished, round and with fruit to spare, this is showing great today and will only get better wine time...floral nuances to the licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoky overtones. ”

Neal Martin, Vinous “...Elegant and cohesive, this is a fine Margaux .........crushed violet and incense infusing the vivacious black fruit. The lightly spiced, medium-bodied palate features supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a pinch of white pepper on the finish.”

Julia Harding MW “Deep cherry. Fragrant with sweet dark-red and black fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Firm, chewy, not trying to charm at the moment but it’s all in place, just needs to open and blossom.”

Wine Spectator "Warm in feel, with dark plum, cassis and cherry compote flavors forming the core. Generally open in feel, with light cocoa, tobacco and alder notes adding spine and texture to offset the tasty fruit."

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Chateau Marquis de Terme is a Bordeaux wine estate founded in 1661.

Château Marquis de Terme’s Margaux wine is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate, classified as a 'Quatrième Cru (Fourth Growth) Classé' in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. American President Thomas Jefferson - himself a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787 - declaring Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.

Chateau Marquis de Terme began organic farming on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. They are now farming their vineyards entirely organically achieving organic certification in 2017. Sitting on the doorstep of Margaux, Château Marquis de Terme is emblematic of both how many Bordeaux châteaux were once created and of the famous Margaux terroir. Though a Grand Cru Classé and world-renowned wine, the family owned estate is dedicated to premium wine-making and world class organic practices. The location of the estate at the heart of the Margaux appellation offers a climate that is heavily influenced by both the Gironde estuary and Bay of Biscay, as well as the sheltering effects of the coastal pine forests that protect the vines from the westerly and northwesterly winds.

Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. The appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaux appellation contains 21 cru classé properties from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (20 of which still exist), more than any other Left Bank appellation.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon (Organic) 2021 - Margaret River, Australia

95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin
95/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh
94/100 Robert Parker
97/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin (2019 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2019 vintage)
Bronze - The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
96/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner (2018 vintage)
96/100 The Real Review, Nick Butler (2018 vintage)
96/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
96/100 Jeremy Oliver (2018 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

100% cabernet sauvignon

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "This wine has been tasted blind a number of times recently, and it is fascinating each time. The aromas are finely layered with cassis, exotic spice, salt bush, dried bay leaf ... there's also a faint backdrop of bacon fat, reminiscent of the Rhône. The tannins on the palate are a standout; super-fine and laid out like a web over the fruit. Very classy. This 2020 has more obvious fruit and structure than the 2019, but we expect that from the vintage. "

The Wine Front, Gary Walsh "It’s a graceful style of Cabernet, fine boned and fresh. Blackberry, strawberry, redcurrant, potpourri, slight smoky bacon bone character, and a sea spray/brine kind of thing. Tannin is tight with an emery board texture, subtle tobacco/leafy perfume, and a cool red fruited finish of excellent length, those high quality tannins really stretching it out. Subtle. Lovely."

Robert Parker "The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of rose petals, lead pencil shavings, cassis, red apple skins, lavender on the breeze, saltbush, kalamata olives and iodine on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is a spicy, ever-evolving, supple Cabernet from the Mann's Calgardup vineyard. There is a harmony and peace in this wine that remains through each of the vintages. Modern and a little bit thrilling."

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Luminescent ruby with glints of purple and black. It shines as if with its own dense internal light. The telltale ripe and chewy tannin profile handled masterfully by Rob Mann, with pristine fruit and great length of flavour. An exceptionally elegant, powder-fine cabernet, part of the new Margaret River breed. A massive, resounding, YES." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, bright purple/red hue. Lifted, high-register violet, blueberry spectrum aromas, the palate medium to full-bodied and lean-ish, with a trace of bitterness in the tannins. A very fragrant, franc-like cabernet with a touch of grip to lose." (2019 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner "The inaugural release with fruit off the Mann family's organically farmed Calgardup vineyard, and the result is a beautifully composed wine. This is all about detail. Heady aromas of mulberries, florals, soy sauce and salt bush with a wisp of menthol. Lots going on yet medium-bodied with superfine tannins that glide across the palate. A wine of great finesse." (2018 vintage)

The Real Review, Nick Butler "Dense purple colour - opaque. Brooding dark fruits and graphite. Intense on the palate - blackberries, firm oak and grippy tannins. A tease of sweetness lends charm. This is young and has an incredibly long future ahead of it. Beautifully balanced, precise and poised " (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "This has a deep tarry edge to the nose with black fruit, wrapped up in a savory shroud with slate-like notes. A very attractive and convincingly concentrated palate that offers ripe dark plums, black cherries and dark, stony minerals at the fresh, polished, graphite-like finish. Impressive poise and depth." (2018 vintage)

Gourmet Traveller Wine "The wines under the Corymbia label have been outstanding."

Rob & Gen Mann "Very satisfying"

Gourmet Traveller Wine, Mike Bennie "Corymbia is one of the most exciting wine projects to emerge from Western Australia in a decade. The combination of a distinguished winemaking family, the reinvention of a much-maligned wine region, the unlocking of the potential of a mature vineyard and a general sense of creativity, have all contributed to a strong currency.

Corymbia is the newish project of Rob and Genevieve Mann. The Mann family, of course, are generational wine producers in WA, with a history of iconic wines and vineyards. Rob, formerly working with Hardys, Cape Mentelle and Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley, has returned home and made a mark.

The family vineyard in Swan Valley is dry grown and organically farmed. While winemaking draws on the Manns’ suite of expertise and diversity of influences, it has been pared back for Corymbia, letting the fruit and character of the wines take the spotlight.

That Swan Valley has been put on a pedestal is wonderful, and a celebration of older vineyards, unique soil profile and a general sense of generational endeavor is exciting for the region. There’s an undercurrent of winemakers amplifying the region’s potential, but arguably Corymbia is the current totem."

Huon Hooke "The Mann family are winemaking royalty in Western Australia."

Corymbia is a new winery launched by one of the founding families of Western Australian wine. The Manns have grown grapes and made wine in the Swan Valley, Western Australia's oldest wine-growing region for over a century. Corymbia wines are critically acclaimed, organically-farmed, single-vineyard wines. Founder, Rob Mann is considered one of Australia's best contemporary winemakers. He was the senior winemaker at Hardy’s Tintara, and Cape Mentelle, where during his ten-year tenure the winery was twice awarded 'Australia's Producer of the Year' and Rob 'Australian Winemaker of the Year'. Prior to founding Corymbia he was Senior Winemaker at LVMH’s Newton Vineyard in the Napa Valley.

Swan Valley is a sub-region of the Swan District wine region just north of Perth, in Western Australia. The Swan District is Western Australia’s oldest wine region, having been planted by English settlers soon after their arrival in 1829. For almost 150 years it was the only significant wine-producing region in Western Australia and today it's also home to the state's largest winery. Some of Western Australia's finest wines are produced in the Swan Valley.

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra, and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices, and cedarwood.

1 x Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Dame Voyageuse (Organic) 2018 - Rhone, France

94-95/100 James Suckling
92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
92/100 Vinous
95/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2019 vintage)
93/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
93/100 Vinous (2019 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
92/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2018 vintage)
92/100 Decanter (2018 vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2018 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2018 vintage)
95/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
94/100 Decanter (2017 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2017 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
95/100 International Wine Report (2016 vintage)
94/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
93/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
93/100 Decanter (2016 vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2016 vintage)

2 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2015 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2014 vintage)

Organic

VertdeVin "The nose is aromatic and offers intensity (in finesse), deepness, a fine concentration, an aromatic purity as well as precision and a beautiful bright fruit. It reveals notes of bright blackberry, bright cassis, small notes of bigarreau cherry associated with touches of bright violet plum, hints of lilac/laurel berries, zan, discreet hints of olive tree and an imperceptible hint of pepper (in the background). The palate is fruity, elegant, well-balanced and offers a beautiful definition, an aromatic purity, gourmandize, a beautiful suavity, precise as well as a fine straightness, harmony and a small harmonious side. On the palate this wine expresses notes of bright Boysen berry, bright cassis, small notes of violet, bright plum associated with touches of crushed raspberry, juicy/pulpy bigarreau cherry as well as fine hints of tonka bean, toasted, black olive, pink laurel/local copse (sense of the place) as well as very discreet hints of sweet spices. Good length. Tannins are elegant, fine and supple. A very discreet hint of good bitterness on the finish/persistence."

Decanter "Rounded, full-bodied, generous and good concentration for the vintage, but also quite approachable. This has some depth and intensity, a gentle mineral seam within that brings freshness and length. Has more focus and thrust than most 2018s. Fermented and aged mostly in stainless steel, along with some old barriques."

Wine Spectator "A singed alder note leads off, followed quickly by a mix of steeped plum and black cherry pâte de fruit flavors. Black licorice and graphite underscore the finish. Best from 2023 through 2034. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50 cases imported. — JM"

Wine Enthusiast "Languid streaks of black plum and black cherry preserves are accented by hints of mocha and cinnamon toast in this plush, pillowy red. A blend of 90% Grenache augmented by small amounts of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, it's a plush, delicately muted wine feathered in soft, furry tannins and a flurry of dried herb and baking spice notes that linger on the finish. At peak now–2025. Anna Lee C. Iijima"

Robert Parker "Round and supple, the full-bodied 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Dame Voyageuse is a large-scaled ball of plum and blackberry fruit and savory nuances. Hints of mocha, black olive and licorice bring added interest to this soft, easygoing offering that should be consumed over the next 6-8 years."

Wine Spectator "An expressive version marked by linzer torte, raspberry coulis and plum pâte de fruit notes, with a licorice note lacing it all up through the finish, where flashes of apple wood, tar and red tea fill in nicely. This is for fans of the fruit-driven style. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Vaccarèse. Best from 2023 through 2036. 125 cases made, 50 cases imported" (2019 vintage)

Decanter "This is the fourth vintage of Domaine de la Mordorée's earlier-drinking cuvée, sourced from 60-year-old vines grown mostly on galets. The fruit is all destemmed and fermented in old barriques, plus a little stainless steel. The aromas wake you up with their vivid, peppery, spicy fireworks. The palate is medium-bodied, with lovely concentration of fruit. There's real freshness and vitality here, with balanced acidity and snappy, saline, gently serrated tannins. It's so drinkable and moreish, I would pick this over their Reine des Bois in 2017, which has a much riper (I would say overripe) fruit profile. One of my value picks of the vintage." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With it's pristine blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a juicy, freshly concentrated demeanor, the Grenache-dominant La Dame Voyageuse is more welcoming in youth than the producer's densely packed La Reine des Bois bottling. Etched by savory complexities of garrigue and walnut skins, and held upright by firm, velveteen tannins, it's a stunner in its own right that should drink beautifully well through 2030. Anna Lee C. Iijima" (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "A rich and attractively ripe nose with very juicy, attractive berry flavors. This has a super rich feel and delivers such impressive depth and length of fine, supple and gently grainy tannin on the palate. There’s a lot to like here. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Dame Voyageuse boasts scents of leather, black cherries and dusty earth. It's not as concentrated as the Reine des Bois, but it's still full-bodied, with a generous, welcoming feel and a silky finish. Drink it over the next 6-7 years." (2017 vintage)

The Wine Spectator "Intense, featuring lively licorice and plum reduction notes leading the way, followed by fruitcake, raspberry pâte de fruit and sweet tobacco flavors. Shows excellent drive and focus through the finish, with a nice graphite edge." (2015 vintage)

Falstaff "Age-appropriate closed, dark chocolate and blueberries, on the palate a large extract is dissolved in the finest, the tannin has freshness and resilience despite its delicacy, develops an intense presence and leaves enough space for juicy nuances. Intense mineral substrate. A Châteaneuf without showmanship, made for a long life." (2015 vintage)

International Wine Report J. D'Angelo "a simply sensational release in this vintage. It instantly beings to impress with its fantastic aromatic profile of blackberry, dark cherry and strawberries along with garrigue leather, bacon fat, black pepper and hints loam and tar. On the palate this displays a wonderful elegant character, with soft, polished tannins making for a gorgoeus mouthfeel. Layered and complex, this brilliant red goes on to impress with incredible purity, along with a gorgeous combination of earthy and meaty characteristics that continue through the long supple finish. While the 2016 is nothing short of outstanding now, it also shows incredible promise to become even more compelling as it evolves." (2015 vintage)

Grenache 90%, Mourvedre 4%, Syrah 4%, Counoise 1% and Vaccarese 1%

Domaine de la Mordoree was founded in 1986 by brothers Fabrice Delmore and Christophe Delorme and has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the exceptionally consistent quality.
Christophe Delorme was highly regarded by Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate, who pinned Mordorée as "one of the world’s greatest wine estates". In a 2007 issue of the Wine Advocate, Parker said:

"With 135 acres spread throughout some of the most impressive appellations of the southern Rhône, Christophe Delorme and his brother...have done nothing but produce one exquisite wine after another. Of course, the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are rare and expensive, but this is a place to find terrific Cotes du Rhones and Liracs as well. Delorme is equally adept at dry whites as well as reds, and turns out some stunning roses both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations..."

With a total of 5 hectares of vines, many over 100 years old, Domaine de la Mordoree practices only self sustainable, organic farming of their vineyards in all their locations including Chateauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel and the Cotes du Rhone. In 2013 Domaine de la Mordoree was certified 100% organic. The estate's Châteauneuf-du-Papes, Lirac Reds & Whites, and Tavel Rosés are among the most highly rated of the region.

Christophe produced his first wines in 1987. Up until that time the estate had been little more than a hobby for his father, an industrialist with two great passions; shooting and wine.

Christophe totally refurbished and modernised the winery as well as replanting much of the vineyards. Today the domaine has 40 hectares of vineyards - 7 hectares in Tavel, 15 hectares in Lirac (top-notch examples), 16 hectares for generic Côtes-du-Rhône and 3 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Following Christophe's untimely death in 2015, his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre, have taken on the running of the domaine, ably assisted by Rémy Chauvet, who was the cellarmaster under Christophe. As Jeb Dunnuck has put it in the Wine Advocate, 'the estate is obviously still in incredibly capable hands'.

Christophe’s legacy and his talent live on through his daughter Ambre, as well as a talented team at Domaine de la Mordoree that includes winemaker Rémy Chauvet, who worked as Christophe’s cellar manager. Jeb Dunnuck praised the estate for the quality of their first vintage without Christophe, saying the Domaine was “obviously still in incredibly capable hands.”

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France's southern Rhône Valley. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. These three varieties are behind the vast majority of the appellation's red wines, although a total of eighteen are approved for use – a mix of red and white grape varieties.

1 x Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz (Organic) 2019 ~ Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

97/100 - Nick's Wine
95/100 - Halliday Wine Companion
94/100 - The Wine Front
97/100 - James Halliday (2017 vintage)
95/100 - The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
93/100 - Wine Spectator (2014 vintage)
91/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
93/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2013 vintage)
92/100 - Jeremy Oliver (2013 vintage)
91/100 - CellarTracker (2013 vintage)
95/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine Spectator (2012 vintage)
92/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2010 vintage)
93/100 - Vinous Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
92/100 - Wine Spectator (2009 vintage)
92/100 - Vinous Antonio Galloni (2009 vintage)
94/100 - Wine Spectator (2008 vintage)

Bronze - The TEXSOM International Wine Awards
James Halliday 5 Star Winery

Halliday Wine Companion Awards, Jeni Port "The first rule with Georgia's is to decant. Splash some air into what is a bigger-than-usual year for the well-known Heathcote shiraz. The '19 needs to stretch. You want those trademark pretty florals to step out from behind the wall of black fruits, rich plums, earth and sweet oak spice. Still as captivating as ever and can only improve."

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front "A traditional expression from Jasper Hill. Great farmers, great transmitters of house style, great lo-fi approach to winemaking. Bold and rich red of intensity, ripeness of fruit, flesh and pummeling tannin. Inky, ripe plummy fruit, huge dusting of brown spices, violets, touches of pepper and waves of thick, minerally, woody tannin. Composed, intense and powerful, it’s a memorable wine of generosity and penetrating presence."

Curtis Marsh "A lavish aroma of black and red berries, black currant, dark plums and tamarillo greets the senses, building to a hedonistic melange of dried figs, quince paste, violets, blood rose and rosehip tea. Opens up to a pronounced spicy fragrance of black pepper, clove, fennel seed, and cinnamon quill with a smoky hot wok and charred wood background, earthy warm terracotta nuances among dried herbs, rosemary, lavender and a little hint of aniseed mint. Equally voluminous palate entry with a rush of saturating berry fruits and zingy ripe raspberry, these juicy mouth-filling textured layers of silky yet firm tannins emboldened by racy steely acidity chasing the tannins all the way to a long lingering spiciness and warm glow with a subtle lick of liquorice and dark bitter cocoa. Amongst all this opulence of fruit and exotic spiciness is a barky, brambly dusty earthiness on a hot summers day under the gum trees and the powerful intense red fruits channelled to a crunchy racy core. Textbook Georgia’s Paddock in its elegance and approachability, although relative to recent vintages, a little more supple and whilst enjoyable now will cellar well for many years." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast - "Dusty, firm, powerful: just a few apt descriptors for this vintage of one of Heathcote's top wines. Mocha, licorice and blackberries feature on the nose, while the palate delivers more of the same—dark fruit, chocolate and plenty of spice. Best after 2020." (2013 vintage)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Shiraz Georgia's Paddock has a broody nose of crushed blackcurrants, black plums and warm blackberries with hints of star anise, dark chocolate and Szechuan pepper. Rich, voluptuous and full-bodied in the mouth, it is far from ""heavy"" and offers great freshness to juxtapose the concentrated flavors while the approachable, rounded tannins contribute velvety texture through the long finish." (2013 vintage)

The Wandering Palette "Loyal followers of Jasper Hill in Australia will know that their wines sell out on release in August each year with the cellar door only open the final weekend of that month."

Curtis Marsh "Jasper Hill makes profound wines of the greatest integrity that reflect the very special vineyard sites and unique rare soils; ancient Cambrian soils 500/600 million years old on undulating hillsides of rusty red gravely loams....all of their wines should be considered ‘must-have’ including their joint venture wine with Michel Chapoutier, La Pleiade Heathcote Shiraz and Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon, France"

Jasper Hill is a winery of iconic status and considered of benchmark status in the Heathcote region of Victoria, Australia. The first vineyards were planted in 1975 and the first vintage was in 1982. Jasper Hill is best known for producing concentrated Shiraz from ungrafted vines planted deep into ancient basaltic rock soils. The estate has a total of 24 hectares (60 acres) of vineyard land split between three properties – Emily's Paddock, Georgia's Paddock and Cornella Vineyard. These are planted to a range of varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Nebbiolo, Semillon, Viognier, and Grenache. The vineyards are farmed organically, biodynamically, and with no irrigation.

Heathcote is a prestigious wine region in Central Victoria, an hour and a half's drive from the state capital, Melbourne. Shiraz is the unchallenged king of Heathcote wines, making world-class, award-winning wines characterized by their rich and deep aroma profile, a dark, almost inky color, ripe, velvety tannins and an amazingly long finish.
The region is sandwiched between Bendigo to the west and Goulburn Valley to the east, with the state border with New South Wales a little way to the north. Vineyards lie in a narrow strip on the sides of the Mount Camel hills, where elevation plays a big part in the climate, as do cool winds from the south. Heathcote summers are comparatively mild, resulting in an extended growing season. The ripening of the grapes is slow and steady, allowing an almost optimum phenolic development – one of the reasons why Heathcote produces such high-quality wines.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.