Under $55 Award Winners - 6 Pack Value
A mixed pack of wines selected for their impressive awards. Incredible value at under $55 a bottle. It doesn’t get any better value than this. 6 beautiful wines, 5 reds and 1 white, from the Land Down Under. Buy Singapore' most awarded wines under $55 a bottle today.
1 x Les Centenaires Grenache, Syrah Mourvedre (GSM) Red 2018 - Southern Rhône, France
14.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2016 Vintage)
The Winemaker "Long notes of raspberry, sweet spices and dried flowers … The palate is round and soft with a full-bodied and smooth finish”
Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.
The vineyard soils are cultivated amongst natural grassland using shallow tillage methods and special attention is paid to the revitalization of vines (using annually prepared biodynamic compost). Inputs are limited to organically approved natural products.
1 x Georges Duboeuf Le Clos Devoluet-Durand Pouilly-Fuissé 2020 - Burgundy, France
90/100 James Suckling (2019 Vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2018 Vintage)
90-91/100 James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
84/100 Robert Parker (2016 Vintage)
85/100 Robert Parker (2015 Vintage)
90/100 VertdeVin (2015 Vintage)
Commended, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 (2014 Vintage)
James Suckling "Aromas of hawthorn, dried apple, mango and flint. Some custard, too. It’s full-bodied with crisp acidity. Creamy and straightforward. Drink now." (2019 Vintage)
James Suckling "A fruity and juicy white with sliced apples and lemons. Some orange peel, too. Medium body with a mineral and crushed-stone character. Drink on release." (2017 Vintage)
James Suckling "This is dense and rich with sliced cooked apples and cream. Hints of hot stones. Solid and delicious. Full body. Shows the ripeness in the grapes in this vintage. Drink now." (2016 Vintage)
Robert Parker "A floral, confectionary bouquet introduces the 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Verchères Le Clos Devoluet-Durand, a full-bodied, fat wine that's borderline overripe in profile." (2016 Vintage)
This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.
1 x Larry Cherubino Laissez Faire Syrah 2016 ~ Western Australia, Australia
James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery
94/100 James Halliday
Wine Companion Awards 2017 - Best Value Winery
James Halliday "The range and quality of his [Larry Cherubino's] wines is extraordinary, the prices irresistible."
James Halliday "While the cool climate and modest alcohol impose a stamp on the wine, the savoury and black fruit components of the palate are well balanced, the finish offering a reprise of the flavours encountered along the way...From dry grown bushvines, the grapes hand-picked and sorted before a wild yeast fermentation."
The Winemaker "A bouquet of earth, red cherries and spices with a subtle mineral/slate quality, oak providing support. Red flowery fruits flavours dominate, with subtle slate like minerality. All framed by a light structure and fine tannins."
Larry Cherubino has had a distinguished winemaking career, first at Hardys Tintara, then Houghton, and thereafter as consultant/Flying Winemaker in Australia, NZ, South Africa, the US and Italy. All wines Cherubino produces are single region wines. The runaway success of the business has seen the accumulation of 120ha of vineyards, the appointment of additional winemakers, and Larry's own appointment as Director of Winemaking for Robert Oatley Vineyards.
1 x Arimia Estate Mourvedre 2014 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
90/100 - James Halliday
James Halliday "A savoury, medium-bodied wine with red and black cherry fruits .."
Great Wine "The perfumed nose follows through to the palate which is fruit driven and opulent. Mourvedre is normally gnarly but Arimia have made a smoother style similar in flavour to a good Cotes Du Rhone but without the garrigue. Classy! Arimia makes the only single varietal Mourvedre’s in the region. They are championing new varietals for the region such as Zinfandel, Grenache, Shiraz Viognier, Petit Verdot and Verdelho."
Arimia is an award-winning organic vineyard, farm and wine producer located in the famous Margaret River region of Western Australia. The Arimia vineyard has been farmed organically since July 2016 and the winery practices a low intervention, organic method of winemaking. The vineyard is managed and the wines made by acclaimed winemaker and viticulturist Dan Stocker. Arimia has one of Margaret River's most welcoming cellar doors and boutique accommodation.
1 x McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard BDX 2020 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
93/100 Erin Larkin (Halliday) (2019 Vintage)
93/100 Stuart Knox (2019 Vintage)
94/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Nick Butler (2018 Vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2017 Vintage)
93/100 Steven Creber (Halliday) (2017 Vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
Erin Larkin "53/37/10% malbec/cabernet sauvignon/petit verdot. All varieties fermented separately in concrete vats, matured in mostly used French oak for 15 months (the cabernet in 20% new oak). The nose on this Bordeaux blend is dusty, spicy and loaded with dark fruit. On the palate there is a core of berries, but it is shaped and surrounded by those dusty tannins. Verging on a hulking wine, this is intense and lingering, the fruit winning out in the end. A lot to like, but not easygoing." (2019 Vintage)
Stuart Knox "Deep and rich purple core with a bright and vibrant purple rim. Blackcurrants, tobacco leaf and ground coffee aromatics. A medium to full-weighted palate with dark fruits and cured meats flowing throughout. The tannins are even and well-integrated though it is still a very youthful expression. A different take on a classic Margaret River style, and one that suits it very well" (2019 Vintage)
Campbell Mattinson "Mostly malbec and cabernet sauvignon with a dash of petit verdot. It's sweet-fruited and svelte with plenty of juicy, berried fruit and the perfume to match. Redcurrant and blackcurrant with peppercorn and cedar wood. Hums along before keen tannin drags it all into line." (2018 Vintage)
Nick Butler "It's a brooder in the glass - bright purple and unyielding. A heady mix of tobacco leaf, mulberries and dried herbs. A lovely nose. Mocha and Cherry Ripe lead the palate; fruit is there but it never strays too far from home base - fine-grained tannins and tapenade. It will age gracefully for a long time. An aristocratic blend that represents exceptional value " (2018 Vintage)
James Suckling "Deep, earthy, rich ripe fruit on offer here with a strapping delivery of rich, dense tannin that carries plenty of blue and purple-fruit flavor. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (2018 Vintage)
1 x McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard GSM 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
5 Star Winery - James Halliday
94/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday)
92/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell
91/100 James Suckling
90/100 Huon Hooke
90/100 Robert Parker
Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) "Savoury to its back teeth, but well fruited and textured, not to mention lengthy. It's a nutty, buoyant, boysenberried shiraz with personality galore but with succulence and softness."
Ralph Kyte-Powell " Margaret River’s claim to red wine fame rests very much on its world-class cabernet sauvignons. Shiraz is a lesser light but can be very impressive too. Grenache and mataro are regional rarities, as are three-way blends of the two with shiraz, so this wine shines a light on the possibilities. It’s a very savoury drop, dramatically at odds with the voluptuous grenache-dominant styles of South Australia. It opens with lots of spice and herbal, undergrowthy scents, red berry fruit woven through. The palate is quite sinewy and structured, more about texture than ripe flavour. A tight core of fruit carries through it with a drying, grainy tannic edge behind it. A wine that should develop well in the bottle."
James Suckling "There’s a really fragrant kick here with notes of fresh, strawberry and raspberry purée and attractive, spicy lift. Medium body and a smooth, juicy palate that flows in soft, easygoing mode. Drink now. Screw cap."
McHenry Hohnen was founded by one of the pioneers of the Margaret River winemaking region, David Hohnen and his brother in law, Murray McHenry, an accomplished fine wine retailer. Both have been making wine in Margaret River since the early 1970’s. McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic. Their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focusses on crafting site-expressive wines and are known for producing some of the region's best wines.