TGIF Party Mixed Wines - 6 Pack Value
This is great……and here’s why!TGIF! It's time to celebrate and PARTY! Guaranteed to ensure an awesome start to the weekend! We've hand selected two powerful red wines, 2 exceptional white wines, a beautiful rosé and a sensational champagne. Celebrate in style with friends! Exclusively at Pop Up Wine Singapore.
1 x Hewitson LuLu Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, South Australia
92/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
90/100 Wine Pilot
The Real Review “Young, dark and purple in the glass. Aromas of mulberry, geranium, dried herbs, anise and bouquet garni. Full-flavoured, fresh and really bright on the palate, with blackberry, spice, dark cherry. There's crunchy acidity, textured tannins, smart length and mouth-feel. A lovely Barossa shiraz in the modern genre.”
Wine Pilot "Great value for money and lovely to see this warm climate style have some restraint so you can enjoy with or without food, as you wish."
Regan Drew, Wine Pilot "Abounds with fragrant dark fruits of black cherry, blood plum and wine gums, tempered by anise and clove spice. A briny earthiness grounds it all. The maturation in older oak brings frisky fruit freshness to the fore as it slips silkily along the medium bodied palate, plumped just enough with those spiced dark fruits and a coda of easy, yet firm tannins."
The Winemaker “Dark red with purple hues. Classic cooler climate aromas of red fruits, pepper and spice. Fresh fruits, fine tannins and soft fruit finish.”
In early 2021, leading global publication Wine Enthusiast included Hewitson in its top 10 list of “Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines” alongside heralded blocks in Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont and Napa Valley.
Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."
Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.
Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.
1 x Château Vieux Robin 2016 ~ Médoc, Bordeaux, France
This wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. It is aged exclusively in 2nd year barrels for 12 months.
For over half a century Château Vieux Robin has been producing excellent wine. This family owned Cru Bourgeois winery is located in Begadan at the far north of the Médoc.
Owned by 5th Generation owners, Maryse and wine-maker Didier Robin, who learnt his trade at Château Clarke and is known as a skilled craftsperson.
Château Vieux Robin estate comprises of 18 hectares of vines planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, some Black Merlot and the remainder Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
1 x Salin Domaine de Tamary ~ Cotes de Provence Rosé 2020 ~ Provence, France
89/100 Robert Parker
88/100 Wine Enthusiast
16/20 Jancis Robinson
89/100 Robert Parker
5 Stars, Kerry Wines
5 Stars, Millesima - France
Robert Parker "A blend of 45% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% each Rolle (Vermentino) and Syrah, plus 5% each of Mourvèdre, Sémillon and Tibouren, Tamary's 2020 Cotes de Provence Rose is a pale, coppery rosé that reveals hints of brine to go alongside peach, melon and citrus notes. It's medium-bodied and nicely rounded and generous on the palate, with a gentle, easy-drinking and harmonious finish."
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "A blend of six grapes, this pale-pink wine is aromatic and attractively ripe, with a mineral edge to freshness. The red fruits, citrus flavors and crisp aftertaste make the wine immediately attractive. Drink now."
Made by one of the World's Top 10 winemakers
Wine-maker, Jean-Luc Zuger has been praised by top wine critics as "miraculous"
The Winemaker "Lovely aromas of citrus and flowers lead to a charming, sensual palate of berries, flowers and saline-laced minerals."
Made of 45% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Rolle.
Winemaker, Jean Luc Zuger is the owner of a famuos Chateau in the Bordeaux appellation of Margaux. Together with Ferderic Salin; owner of the famous Bordeaux based négociant firm they bought and created Domaine de Tamary. Both share a passion for Provence rosé.
This is the result of that love, which saw them purchase the Domaine Tamary and look to seek-out its best possible incarnations. This wine pays respect to the steep slopes on which the Cinsault grapes are grown. These slopes, or "terrassess", provide vital exposure to the sunshine, protection from the strong mistral winds and resistance to disease that are key components to retaining the freshness and crisp balance in this wine.
The Guide Hachette des Vins - the bible of the French wine industry - gave Zuger’s 2007 Bordeaux its highest three-star rating, a score reserved for exceptional wines that are a perfect example of their appellation.
1 x Langlet Brut Grande Réserve Champagne - Champagne, France
Sommeliers International "...delicate, fine, aromatic, a touch of fruit compote. Fresh. Palate; generous. Maturity; freshness in the finish."
Dirk Schram "The entire Maison Langlet philosophy is reflected in this champagne. Light golden yellow in colour with an even, fine bubble. Flowers and exotic scents predominate in the aroma. In terms of taste, great aromatic finesse and a hint of citrus fruits follow. This is the perfect cuvée for an aperitif!"
The Winemaker “A pale gold colour with tiny, regular bubbles. Floral and exotic notes stand out in the aroma. The taste offers a wonderful aromatic finesse and a final zest of citrus. The perfect cuvée for an aperitif!”
45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay; 20% Pinot Meunierx
Sommeliers International "...on many fine tables in Paris.
Gold Medal Wine Club "...from France’s esteemed Champagne Langlet, a progressive and ultra-modern new Champagne house located in the village of Gland on the right bank of France’s Marne Valley."
Sommeiliers International "The Langlet Champagnes are an original adventure, that of three friends, native from wine grower families of Champagne. You have Vincent Métivier, the man in the vineyard....who continuously studies his land, not yet organically farmed but with a permanent concern for nature (integrated farming, limited treatments, grass cover between the rows …); Luc Chaudon who runs a trade house whose vineyard in the Moutain of Reims mainly consist of Grand Crus and First Crus; and Frédéric Papelard, ambassador of the brand, to who we owe to find Champagne Langlet on many fine tables in Paris. “Moreish, natural, terroir driven wines…Today I supply some 400 restaurants in Paris."
The range comprises 7 cuvées .... from the house’s Brut with its notes of plum and wild cherry to the Extra Brut aged in oak barrels “with aromas of roasted pine nuts and lavender honey in the finish, to be served over “an oven-baked lamb loin with rosemary” according to Best Sommelier of the World Gerard Basset."
Les Cave Des Guards "Champagne Langlet is a resolutely modern product. It is first and foremost the story of a meeting. That of Vincent Metiver, a winegrower who, between Château-Thierry and Épernay, has set up his press in the middle of the chalky plots of the vines that make up Champagne Langlet. A man who certainly learned from his elders the precise accomplishment of each stage of wine making. But who has also been able to develop the practice with “just what is needed” to protect champagne from solid organoleptic qualities, without altering the soil, the plant, or the fruit and even less the quality of the product. A product which is ultimately judiciously reasoned, harmoniously structured and originally defined. That of Luc Chaudron, an owner whose vineyard located on the Montagne de Reims consists mainly of Grand Crus and Premiers Crus. Luc is the one who oversees production including the bottles engraved with the names of the clients, decorated by renowned artists for limited editions. All champagnes are treated with a precision that makes the singular Langlet cuvées exceptional products. And then Frederic Papelard. This alliance required an esthete, plenipotentiary emissary of this new Champagne. Ambassador of the brand, with a friendly and generous openness, he brings Champagne Langlet to the sanction of the connoisseur market.
These three men, all three winegrowers and owners of their vines, are at the origin of Langlet Champagnes. They made it a product assembled in a subtle way, consensual and open to others: the friend, the artist, the poet, the one who wants the agape to be remembered ... A product that is quick to satisfy all those who, greedily, know how to decode its identity. This lineage is not the only singularity of Langlet Champagnes. “You have to be resolutely modern” said Rimbault, this is Champagne Langlet, mobile, evolving, progressive, irremediably part of the trends of its time. The huge kitchen set up in the middle of the cellar, in Gland, testifies to this desire to share the taste of celebration that we know is concentrated in these bottles."
1 x TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay 2019 - Yarra Valley, Australia
Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2019
93/100 Halliday Wine Companion
5-star Winery – Halliday Wine Companion
Australia's Top 52 Wineries of 2020 - N#28 - Sydney Morning Herald
A wine only released in exceptional vintages
Sunday Telegraph “For long one of the Yarra Valley's [Australia] signature chardonnays, the style continues to be tweaked by winemaker Clare Halloran to ensure its continued rousing mouthfeel, freshness and subtle marriage of oak. Very much a fruit-driven explosion of chardonnay's finest attributes, all moulded with great balance and care.”
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion “A racy, fresh and drink-now style that's lightly spiced, citrussy with some complexing sulphides and creamy lees. Lithe and long with a fine line of natural acidity. A good drink.”
Wine Companion "There's really fine, tangy acidity throughout and nothing is out of place....an amalgam of flavours, but is more citrus-toned and spiced with ginger."
Huan Hooke, The Real Review "Light to very light straw colour, looks and smells backward. Shaved almond and floral nuances."
International Wine Challenge “Attractive struck match nose with an easy-drinking creamy stone fruit palate.”
The Winemaker “The wine has grapefruit and lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The tight palate reflects the season, with texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely drive with the persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.”
TarraWarra Estate has some of the Yarra Valley's oldest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, and is considered one of the region's foremost wineries. Located in one of Australia's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir growing regions, Tarrawarra Estate is estate is rated by top Australian wine critic, James Halliday as “one of the top-tier wineries in the Yarra Valley”. It is best known for its exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Conde Naste Traveller "Make a stop here to taste the best of the region. The cellar door sits on a thousand acres of prime Yarra Valley farmland and vineyards. There are 28 blocks planted with cool-climate grapes, including chardonnay and pinot noir—this region’s stars—as well as shiraz, merlot, and more."
In addition to the beautiful TarraWarra Estate in the Yarra Valley, owners Marc Besen and wife Eva Besen are the custodians of the most significant privately held collection of modern Australian art in the country, now exhibited for much of the year at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.
1 x Corymbia Chenin Blanc 2018 - Swan Valley, Western Australia
95/100 Ray Jordan
93/100 The Wine Front
91/100 Nick Stock
Ray Jordan "This is bloody marvellous Chenin Blanc. It was made by Rob and Genevieve Mann from fruit grown on Tony Mann’s property. Sure, it was a very good year, but it has been handled deftly to capture all those essential goodies from a variety that sings from the Swan. Controlled tropical fruits, with minerally citrus character and a lively fine acidity, are in perfect balance. Just love the palate."
Campbell Mattinson "Soft acidity, fluid flavour, a semblance of texture and lovely length. ...There’s a lilt to this wine, a carry. Watercress, pears and apples. It has enough to satisfy but it’s elegance personified."
Nick Stock "Here’s a delicious Chenin blanc that shows dried apple rind, cooked pears, fresh herbs and freshly squeezed nectarines. Medium body, bright and fine acidity and a medium finish."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front) "Precise and racy style, kept in check with limey acidity and chalky phenolic grip. Actually, so much grip, rivulets of talc-and-salt-like pucker and chew. Serious structure and finesse in tow. Lime, tonic water, mixed minerals. Whoosh. Belter of a wine."
Gourmet Traveller Wine "Multiple releases of Corymbia Chenin blanc have impressed.....The wines under the Corymbia label have been outstanding."
Gourmet Traveller Wine "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 endeavour 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.