Under $150 World’s Best Reds - 6 Pack Value
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This exceptional collection features a carefully curated selection of top-tier red wines from around the globe, all priced under $150. From bold Cabernets to velvety Merlots and complex Shiraz, each bottle promises to deliver an unforgettable tasting experience. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or exploring new flavors, this value-packed assortment offers unparalleled quality and value. Elevate your wine journey without breaking the bank with our World’s Best Red Wine 6 pack value. Cheers to extraordinary taste at an unbeatable price!

1 x Hewitson Mother Vine Monopole Shiraz 2018 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

98/100 James Suckling
97/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
96/100 Andrew Caillard MW, Vintage Journal
96/100 Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
93/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
96/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2016 vintage)
94/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
93/100 Hao Shen, Tasting Notes by Hao Shen (2016 vintage)

Gold - Paris Wine Cup
Runner-Up Best by Variety - Paris Wine Cup
Runner-Up Best by Country Australia - Paris Wine Cup
Gold - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best in Show by Country - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best In Show by Varietal - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best Wine by Quality - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "This has some ripe redcurrant and plum-pastry aromas with an edge of camphor, violets and blueberries. Sappy aromas with hints of tar, iodine and bergamot, too. There’s a very intense core of dark-plum flavor, as well as a band of chocolate fondant. Smooth-honed and very intense. As suave as it is powerful. Drink over the next two decades."

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Awards "It is a graceful wine with a silky texture, red and purple fruits foremost; the tannins superfine, the finish lingering, the aftertaste fresh. Lovely now or in 20+ years."

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review “The palate is rich and full with sustained flavour, velvet texture and ripe, fine-grained tannins underneath.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion “ It is a graceful wine with a silky texture, red and purple fruits foremost; the tannins superfine, the finish lingering, the aftertaste fresh. Lovely now or in 20+ years... A clonal selection from a single vine planted in 1853, the subsequent plantings necessarily relatively young, but firing on all cylinders.” (2016 vintage) 

James Suckling "A selection of shiraz that has been cultivated from the cuttings of one ancient vine, dating back to 1853. This has a very smoothly resolved feel with plenty of plush red plums and spices. A lick of blackberry, too. Long and majestic tannins here." (2016 vintage) 

Ray Jordan, The Wine Pilot "There is something special in this highly individual wine. It comes from a single one-hectare vineyard that was created from a single shiraz vine which was grafted to create a distinctive clonal vineyard. The wine is extraordinary. There is dark super saturated concentration of plush opulent fruit. Dark plum and prune juice with grainy resiny tannins add support. It also has a slightly chalky ironstone character that provides definition and direction towards a very long 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.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. 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.

1 x Brokenwood Quail Shiraz 2015 ~ Hunter Valley, Australia

95/100 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

5-star winery James Halliday

Halliday Wine Companion Awards, James Halliday "A very complex full-bodied wine; the heavy lifting - and boy is it heavy - is done by the McLaren Vale Wade Vineyard, with fine, but nonetheless mouth coating, tannins. It won't be fully approachable for a decade."

James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of a diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."

Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday.

Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.

1 x Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot 2021 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

100/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
98/100 James Suckling
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real
97/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
97/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review
92/100 CellarTracker

98/100 The Wine Front (2020 vintage)
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
97/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
97/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2020 vintage)
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
97/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
93/100 CellarTracker (2019 vintage)

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

Coleraine is Te Mata's most acclaimed wine and is often regarded as New Zealand's best red wine

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This 2021 Coleraine is undeniably THE GOAT of New Zealand wine....This exhibits a commanding presence and majestic poise. The bouquet reveals classic aromas of cassis, dark plum and violet with whispering nuances of cedar and cigar. There are hints of warm spices, compounding the pleasure upon inhalation. The palate is bold and graceful at once, enhanced by plush texture and multi-layered mouthfeel, beautifully framed by refreshing acidity and fine chalky tannins. Robust and substantial with a great line and length, which seem to go on to infinity. This youthful wine is already impossible to resist, but time will reward those who can wait. In sports, they often talk about ‘The Greatest of All Time’, or ‘The GOAT’."

James Suckling "Redcurrant and creme de cassis aromas. Roses. So aromatic. Stones. Oyster and mussel shell. Ink pot. Lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied but very tight and focused. Linear and long with fine, powdery and chewy tannins. Crushed velvet texture."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Very impressive Coleraine, possibly the best I have yet tasted. Quite Bordeaux-like with impressive density and complexity. Richly textured wine that is obviously youthful but easy to appreciate. Cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, mixed spice and anise are some of the more obvious flavours. Destined to become a classic."

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Dark and intense, lots of perfume, red and black fruits, tobacco, a leafy pop that’s pure varietal class, creamy oak, lead pencils, aniseed and spice. Medium to full-bodied, a flood of flavour, super ‘mineral’ feel to the acidity, tannin is superb, and the finish is so long. Light but so dense. There’s a fresh raspberry juiciness here too, and an extra dimension of tension and energy. All the graphite and presence. Incredible wine."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep bright purple colour; the bouquet shows similar mulberry, blackcurrant and raspberry fruit aromas as the Awatea but the wine is more concentrated all-round and shows a little more oak (65% new). There are violet notes and a sprinkle of spices including nutmeg too. The tannins are more persuasive and mouth-coating also, and the length is prodigious. A smashing cabernet blend, and a top vintage for this wine."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "A deeply-tinted, almost inky wine with layers of sumptuous fruit and savoury characters, including cassis, red rose, dark chocolate, hedgerow, anise and nutty oak. A generously proportioned, youthful red that is already surprisingly accessible but promises to age gracefully." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "A beautiful nose of graphite, blackcurrant, crushed stone, blackberry, bark and sage. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety, structured tannins. Linear onto a wide open palate with so much clarity and length. Mineral complexity sits underneath the wonderfully ripened black fruit giving definition and dynamics. Steady acidity. Fresh herbs and black tea. Pine, too. So attractive now." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep, bold, bright purple/red colour, the aromas similarly impressive for their concentration and vibrancy. The wine is super-concentrated and loaded with drying, savoury tannins that add a smidgin of bitterness that helps cleanse the aftertaste, which is formidably long. A sensational cabernet blend, gorgeously flavoured and perfumed, profound and lingering. It has the intensity and structure to age long-term. The patient will be handsomely rewarded." (2020 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Ripe, cassis and berry flavours with a seasoning of spice. This wine represents elegance on a grand scale and is on one of the best vintage I've tasted. It has plushness and power with great potential." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "The wine is brooding and textured, with a black heart of berry fruit wrapped by savory spice. It pulses with blackberry, mulberry, black cherry, cassis, brunette tobacco, coal dust, graphite, licorice, star anise and cracked fennel. It's sensational. I love the personality of this vintage. It's black, almost midnight, and extraterrestrial in its expanse, but the thing is, it just tastes so much like Hawke's Bay. It is capacious and spooling and unfurling too, long, excellent and totally on form." (2019 vintage)

World of Fine Wines "Regarded as New Zealand’s most famous red wine...Te Mata Estate’s flagship wine, Coleraine, which isn’t released every year, is keenly reflective of the vintage in which it is made. When it is released, it immediately becomes a collector’s item, with the last four vintages selling out from the winery within weeks." ....In 2018 35-year verticals of Te Mata Estate Coleraine achieved the highest-ever auction price paid for any collection of New Zealand wine.

Decanter Magazine "A Wine Legend"

Raymond Chan "New Zealand's Great Red Wine"

James Sucklin "TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD … “New Zealand’s Sassicaia."

Gary Walsh "New Zealand’s Grange equivalent, only Coleraine comes from one place, is much cheaper, and to my tastes, is significantly better and more interesting.”

Andy Howard MW "New Zealand’s First Growth. Many critics consider Coleraine up there with the best Bordeaux blends in the world."

Winemaker “An historically early vintage that was warm and dry produced low crops with tiny berries, creating exceptional wines with fragrance, tension, purity, power, and persistence… these are so appealing, the tricky part will be having the patience to enjoy them at their peak!”

Cabernet sauvignon (52%), merlot (33%) and cabernet franc (15%).
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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.

Hawke's Bay is located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island in and around the cities of Napier, Hastings and Havelock North. This historic region has New Zealand's second-largest wine industry (after Marlborough) and is highly regarded for its red Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay are all planted widely across the region. Over the years, the region has won international acclaim for its very high-quality Bordeaux-style reds and full-bodied Chardonnays. Syrah, produced in a classic European style with strong black-pepper flavors, is another grape variety thought to have great potential here.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot wines are made from two of the world's most famous and most widely grown wine grapes. The pair form the foundation of many of the great wines of Bordeaux, where this classic blend (often dubbed "Bordeaux Blend") is thought to have originated. For centuries, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been the quintessential Bordeaux wine grapes, but their fame and popularity have now taken them far beyond the banks of the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, to the furthest reaches of the wine world.

In California the blend is often labeled as Meritage – providing the producer meets the requirements of the Meritage Alliance. The Australian regions of Coonawarra, Margaret River and Yarra Valley are highly regarded for their unique expressions of the blend. 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 Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Esprit Red (Organic) 2013 ~ Southern Rhone, France

93/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Robert Parker
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve
92/100 Robert Parker (2012 vintage) (2012 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2012 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusaist (2012 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2012 vintage)

1 Stars - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

Organic

Robert Parker "My favorite of the three recently bottled releases was the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Esprit de Maucoil. Medium plus-bodied, nicely concentrated and showing the firmer, slightly austere style of the vintage, it offers up outstanding notes of cassis, caramelized black cherries, crushed violets and sweet oak. It has solid purity of fruit and will benefit from a year or two in bottle."

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "All the new oak has faded into the wine allowing the fresh, spicy, kirsch notes and round textures to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault."

Guide Hachette des Vins 2017 "True to tradition, this cuvée blends the thirteen grape varieties of the appellation. The result is very convincing: intense and complex nose of jammy red and black fruits, spices and liquorice; Ample, dense, rich and long mouth, supported by fine tannins for laying down and a well-dosed woodiness, which lets the fruit breathe. Building for the cellar."

Robert Parker "...offers the deepest color, as well as another level of richness and concentration. Showing the vintage's forward, supple and easygoing style, it has fabulous cassis, sweet blackberry jam, licorice and spiced-meat qualities to go with a voluptuously styled profile on the palate. This beauty is all about the fruit, yet stays nicely Provençal and has lots to love." (2012 vintage)

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "Silky, fleshy, sweet and long, there is a nice quality to the melange of kirsch and dark red berries in the wine." (2012 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "From the oldest vines of the estate, this is a lush, luscious wine. Vanilla and cedar notes complement bold cherry fruit, while hints of cinnamon, clove and allspice lend nuance." (2012 vintage)

Jancis Robinson 'Vineyard soil: galets. 12 months in barrique.... fine tannins and ripe fruit underneath. Blackberry compote notes.' (2012 vintage)

Château Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families over the centuries, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. With the consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines and today are one of the few producers to continue to cultivate all 13 permitted grape varieties permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape regulations.

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.

A Southern Rhône Red Blend refers to a wide range of grape varieties blended together in the southern reaches of the Rhône Valley of southern France. While the blend could theoretically consist of any of a wide range of grape varieties, it is usually made up of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, in varying proportions, typically with Grenache and Syrah as the dominant partners.

1 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 with 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 Atticus Grande Reserve Cabernet 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

96/100 James Halliday
Australian Wine Companio 5 Star Winery

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

James Halliday
"ultra-premium wines"

Australian Wine Companion
"taste the best that Margaret River has to offer."

The Winemaker An unambiguously classy wine, its quality established by the first whiff, and confirmed by the super– elegant, medium – bodied palate. All the cabernet cassis/blackcurrant you could wish for floats along the mouth with the other members of the Bordeaux family in respectful support...... The velvety palate is elegant, well structured and medium-bodied with blackcurrant, mulberry and cassis seamlessly woven with French oak and supple tannins that linger on the finish.”

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

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.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of its temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

The French Bordeaux-style blend — a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot — is loved the world over and is now being made by winemakers globally. Atticus's Grand Reserve Cabernet is a similar blend using three cabernets: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot. This blend has created a wine celebrated for its bold intensity and elegance.

This exceptional collection features a carefully curated selection of top-tier red wines from around the globe, all priced under $150. From bold Cabernets to velvety Merlots and complex Shiraz, each bottle promises to deliver an unforgettable tasting experience. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or exploring new flavors, this value-packed assortment offers unparalleled quality and value. Elevate your wine journey without breaking the bank with our World’s Best Red Wine 6 pack value. Cheers to extraordinary taste at an unbeatable price!

1 x Hewitson Mother Vine Monopole Shiraz 2018 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

98/100 James Suckling
97/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
96/100 Andrew Caillard MW, Vintage Journal
96/100 Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
93/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
96/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2016 vintage)
94/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
93/100 Hao Shen, Tasting Notes by Hao Shen (2016 vintage)

Gold - Paris Wine Cup
Runner-Up Best by Variety - Paris Wine Cup
Runner-Up Best by Country Australia - Paris Wine Cup
Gold - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best in Show by Country - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best In Show by Varietal - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)
Best Wine by Quality - Paris Wine Cup (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "This has some ripe redcurrant and plum-pastry aromas with an edge of camphor, violets and blueberries. Sappy aromas with hints of tar, iodine and bergamot, too. There’s a very intense core of dark-plum flavor, as well as a band of chocolate fondant. Smooth-honed and very intense. As suave as it is powerful. Drink over the next two decades."

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Awards "It is a graceful wine with a silky texture, red and purple fruits foremost; the tannins superfine, the finish lingering, the aftertaste fresh. Lovely now or in 20+ years."

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review “The palate is rich and full with sustained flavour, velvet texture and ripe, fine-grained tannins underneath.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion “ It is a graceful wine with a silky texture, red and purple fruits foremost; the tannins superfine, the finish lingering, the aftertaste fresh. Lovely now or in 20+ years... A clonal selection from a single vine planted in 1853, the subsequent plantings necessarily relatively young, but firing on all cylinders.” (2016 vintage) 

James Suckling "A selection of shiraz that has been cultivated from the cuttings of one ancient vine, dating back to 1853. This has a very smoothly resolved feel with plenty of plush red plums and spices. A lick of blackberry, too. Long and majestic tannins here." (2016 vintage) 

Ray Jordan, The Wine Pilot "There is something special in this highly individual wine. It comes from a single one-hectare vineyard that was created from a single shiraz vine which was grafted to create a distinctive clonal vineyard. The wine is extraordinary. There is dark super saturated concentration of plush opulent fruit. Dark plum and prune juice with grainy resiny tannins add support. It also has a slightly chalky ironstone character that provides definition and direction towards a very long 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.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. 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.

1 x Brokenwood Quail Shiraz 2015 ~ Hunter Valley, Australia

95/100 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

5-star winery James Halliday

Halliday Wine Companion Awards, James Halliday "A very complex full-bodied wine; the heavy lifting - and boy is it heavy - is done by the McLaren Vale Wade Vineyard, with fine, but nonetheless mouth coating, tannins. It won't be fully approachable for a decade."

James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of a diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."

Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday.

Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.

1 x Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot 2021 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

100/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
98/100 James Suckling
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real
97/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
97/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review
92/100 CellarTracker

98/100 The Wine Front (2020 vintage)
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
97/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
97/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2020 vintage)
98/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
97/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
93/100 CellarTracker (2019 vintage)

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

Coleraine is Te Mata's most acclaimed wine and is often regarded as New Zealand's best red wine

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This 2021 Coleraine is undeniably THE GOAT of New Zealand wine....This exhibits a commanding presence and majestic poise. The bouquet reveals classic aromas of cassis, dark plum and violet with whispering nuances of cedar and cigar. There are hints of warm spices, compounding the pleasure upon inhalation. The palate is bold and graceful at once, enhanced by plush texture and multi-layered mouthfeel, beautifully framed by refreshing acidity and fine chalky tannins. Robust and substantial with a great line and length, which seem to go on to infinity. This youthful wine is already impossible to resist, but time will reward those who can wait. In sports, they often talk about ‘The Greatest of All Time’, or ‘The GOAT’."

James Suckling "Redcurrant and creme de cassis aromas. Roses. So aromatic. Stones. Oyster and mussel shell. Ink pot. Lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied but very tight and focused. Linear and long with fine, powdery and chewy tannins. Crushed velvet texture."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Very impressive Coleraine, possibly the best I have yet tasted. Quite Bordeaux-like with impressive density and complexity. Richly textured wine that is obviously youthful but easy to appreciate. Cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, mixed spice and anise are some of the more obvious flavours. Destined to become a classic."

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Dark and intense, lots of perfume, red and black fruits, tobacco, a leafy pop that’s pure varietal class, creamy oak, lead pencils, aniseed and spice. Medium to full-bodied, a flood of flavour, super ‘mineral’ feel to the acidity, tannin is superb, and the finish is so long. Light but so dense. There’s a fresh raspberry juiciness here too, and an extra dimension of tension and energy. All the graphite and presence. Incredible wine."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep bright purple colour; the bouquet shows similar mulberry, blackcurrant and raspberry fruit aromas as the Awatea but the wine is more concentrated all-round and shows a little more oak (65% new). There are violet notes and a sprinkle of spices including nutmeg too. The tannins are more persuasive and mouth-coating also, and the length is prodigious. A smashing cabernet blend, and a top vintage for this wine."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "A deeply-tinted, almost inky wine with layers of sumptuous fruit and savoury characters, including cassis, red rose, dark chocolate, hedgerow, anise and nutty oak. A generously proportioned, youthful red that is already surprisingly accessible but promises to age gracefully." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "A beautiful nose of graphite, blackcurrant, crushed stone, blackberry, bark and sage. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety, structured tannins. Linear onto a wide open palate with so much clarity and length. Mineral complexity sits underneath the wonderfully ripened black fruit giving definition and dynamics. Steady acidity. Fresh herbs and black tea. Pine, too. So attractive now." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep, bold, bright purple/red colour, the aromas similarly impressive for their concentration and vibrancy. The wine is super-concentrated and loaded with drying, savoury tannins that add a smidgin of bitterness that helps cleanse the aftertaste, which is formidably long. A sensational cabernet blend, gorgeously flavoured and perfumed, profound and lingering. It has the intensity and structure to age long-term. The patient will be handsomely rewarded." (2020 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Ripe, cassis and berry flavours with a seasoning of spice. This wine represents elegance on a grand scale and is on one of the best vintage I've tasted. It has plushness and power with great potential." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "The wine is brooding and textured, with a black heart of berry fruit wrapped by savory spice. It pulses with blackberry, mulberry, black cherry, cassis, brunette tobacco, coal dust, graphite, licorice, star anise and cracked fennel. It's sensational. I love the personality of this vintage. It's black, almost midnight, and extraterrestrial in its expanse, but the thing is, it just tastes so much like Hawke's Bay. It is capacious and spooling and unfurling too, long, excellent and totally on form." (2019 vintage)

World of Fine Wines "Regarded as New Zealand’s most famous red wine...Te Mata Estate’s flagship wine, Coleraine, which isn’t released every year, is keenly reflective of the vintage in which it is made. When it is released, it immediately becomes a collector’s item, with the last four vintages selling out from the winery within weeks." ....In 2018 35-year verticals of Te Mata Estate Coleraine achieved the highest-ever auction price paid for any collection of New Zealand wine.

Decanter Magazine "A Wine Legend"

Raymond Chan "New Zealand's Great Red Wine"

James Sucklin "TOP 50 WINES OF THE WORLD … “New Zealand’s Sassicaia."

Gary Walsh "New Zealand’s Grange equivalent, only Coleraine comes from one place, is much cheaper, and to my tastes, is significantly better and more interesting.”

Andy Howard MW "New Zealand’s First Growth. Many critics consider Coleraine up there with the best Bordeaux blends in the world."

Winemaker “An historically early vintage that was warm and dry produced low crops with tiny berries, creating exceptional wines with fragrance, tension, purity, power, and persistence… these are so appealing, the tricky part will be having the patience to enjoy them at their peak!”

Cabernet sauvignon (52%), merlot (33%) and cabernet franc (15%).
Alcohol:

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.

Hawke's Bay is located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island in and around the cities of Napier, Hastings and Havelock North. This historic region has New Zealand's second-largest wine industry (after Marlborough) and is highly regarded for its red Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay are all planted widely across the region. Over the years, the region has won international acclaim for its very high-quality Bordeaux-style reds and full-bodied Chardonnays. Syrah, produced in a classic European style with strong black-pepper flavors, is another grape variety thought to have great potential here.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot wines are made from two of the world's most famous and most widely grown wine grapes. The pair form the foundation of many of the great wines of Bordeaux, where this classic blend (often dubbed "Bordeaux Blend") is thought to have originated. For centuries, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been the quintessential Bordeaux wine grapes, but their fame and popularity have now taken them far beyond the banks of the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, to the furthest reaches of the wine world.

In California the blend is often labeled as Meritage – providing the producer meets the requirements of the Meritage Alliance. The Australian regions of Coonawarra, Margaret River and Yarra Valley are highly regarded for their unique expressions of the blend. 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 Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Esprit Red (Organic) 2013 ~ Southern Rhone, France

93/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Robert Parker
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve
92/100 Robert Parker (2012 vintage) (2012 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2012 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusaist (2012 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2012 vintage)

1 Stars - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

Organic

Robert Parker "My favorite of the three recently bottled releases was the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Esprit de Maucoil. Medium plus-bodied, nicely concentrated and showing the firmer, slightly austere style of the vintage, it offers up outstanding notes of cassis, caramelized black cherries, crushed violets and sweet oak. It has solid purity of fruit and will benefit from a year or two in bottle."

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "All the new oak has faded into the wine allowing the fresh, spicy, kirsch notes and round textures to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault."

Guide Hachette des Vins 2017 "True to tradition, this cuvée blends the thirteen grape varieties of the appellation. The result is very convincing: intense and complex nose of jammy red and black fruits, spices and liquorice; Ample, dense, rich and long mouth, supported by fine tannins for laying down and a well-dosed woodiness, which lets the fruit breathe. Building for the cellar."

Robert Parker "...offers the deepest color, as well as another level of richness and concentration. Showing the vintage's forward, supple and easygoing style, it has fabulous cassis, sweet blackberry jam, licorice and spiced-meat qualities to go with a voluptuously styled profile on the palate. This beauty is all about the fruit, yet stays nicely Provençal and has lots to love." (2012 vintage)

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "Silky, fleshy, sweet and long, there is a nice quality to the melange of kirsch and dark red berries in the wine." (2012 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "From the oldest vines of the estate, this is a lush, luscious wine. Vanilla and cedar notes complement bold cherry fruit, while hints of cinnamon, clove and allspice lend nuance." (2012 vintage)

Jancis Robinson 'Vineyard soil: galets. 12 months in barrique.... fine tannins and ripe fruit underneath. Blackberry compote notes.' (2012 vintage)

Château Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families over the centuries, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. With the consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines and today are one of the few producers to continue to cultivate all 13 permitted grape varieties permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape regulations.

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.

A Southern Rhône Red Blend refers to a wide range of grape varieties blended together in the southern reaches of the Rhône Valley of southern France. While the blend could theoretically consist of any of a wide range of grape varieties, it is usually made up of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, in varying proportions, typically with Grenache and Syrah as the dominant partners.

1 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 with 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 Atticus Grande Reserve Cabernet 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

96/100 James Halliday
Australian Wine Companio 5 Star Winery

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

James Halliday
"ultra-premium wines"

Australian Wine Companion
"taste the best that Margaret River has to offer."

The Winemaker An unambiguously classy wine, its quality established by the first whiff, and confirmed by the super– elegant, medium – bodied palate. All the cabernet cassis/blackcurrant you could wish for floats along the mouth with the other members of the Bordeaux family in respectful support...... The velvety palate is elegant, well structured and medium-bodied with blackcurrant, mulberry and cassis seamlessly woven with French oak and supple tannins that linger on the finish.”

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

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.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of its temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

The French Bordeaux-style blend — a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot — is loved the world over and is now being made by winemakers globally. Atticus's Grand Reserve Cabernet is a similar blend using three cabernets: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot. This blend has created a wine celebrated for its bold intensity and elegance.