With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
Well balanced palate with tight acidity, intense and vibrant dark berry fruits with nuances of blueberry and plum and balanced with subtle savoury notes. Velvety tannins give approachability and drinkability while still giving structure and texture to the wine. Brilliant length and richness are balanced by a restrained acid backbone that gives drive and intensity to the wine.
Item Code: ITM26018
'Destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, 11-15 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (15% new), gold medal National Wine Show '16. Vibrant colour; pure cassis fruit leads the way on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate, but when you look behind the stats and find harvest baumes from 13.2 to 14.1 and cap management in the fermenters you realise the nature and extent of Paul Hotker's magical touch.' Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM24020
Punchy aromas of blackberry, plum, liquorice and bay leaves on the nose. Expressive with plenty of depth and weight on the palate with soft black fruits with lashings of chocolate. Gentle oak and fine tannins lead to a long finish.
Item Code: ITM20518
An expressive and elegant Cabernet crafted from 20 year old vines. It include 1% each of Merlot and Malbec for aditional texture and flavour. With 95-points from a top Australian critic, this wine normally retails for $32 at the cellar door but we're able to offer it to you, as a hot mystery deal for $16.99 per bottle and only $15.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22225
Blackcurrant, eucalypt and a touch of capsicum and leafy tobacco on the nose. The ripe palate is supported by dusty tannins providing good texture and complexity.
Item Code: ITM21661
Deep red in colour with ripe mulberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate displays flavours of dark fruits intertwined with dark chocolate oak. Soft mouth-coating tannins create excellent balance.
Item Code: ITM2712
“Unimpeachable varietal expression from the first whiff of the bouquet to the finish of the medium-bodied palate. A fusion of cassis/blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and savoury tannins. As is usual, oak plays a minor role in shaping flavour.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18565
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was matured in new and 1 to 2 year old French oak barrels for 14-18 months. Exhibiting exquisite aromas of blackcurrant, mint and liquorice with notes of mocha and cigar box. This wine is complemented by an elegant and velvety texture with a fine silky tannin finish.
Item Code: ITM25854
Inviting aromas of cassis, dark cherries and licorice smells with undertones of cedar, dark chocolate & clotted cream. The palate brings juicy fresh berry tart-sweetness, tempered with some chewy but typical Cabernet tannin, leading to enticing cigar box and plush fruit flavours with a lingering finish. Winery Note
Item Code: ITM23642
Ripe black fruit, plum and dried herb aromas lead to a palate that is rich and structured with fine, grippy tannins. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM21638
"From a single vineyard at Springton at 390m, crushed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured in French hogsheads (20% new) for 12 months. This has all the trademarks of high quality cabernet: an impressive black-fruited and cedary bouquet, followed by a medium-bodied palate building on the framework of the bouquet with layers of blackcurrant, bay leaf, firm tannins and subtle cedar/cigar box oak." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM19731
Fragrant violet floral aromas over red berry fruit, forest floor complexity and classy cedar oak notes. The palate brings a generous mouthful of mulberry fruit up front, complimented by tobacco leaves, mushroom and cedary oak characters. The rich yet soft and even palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins and delivers a traditional old world style, suitable for ageing, with lingering fresh berry and choc-mint flavours. Winery note.
Item Code: ITM22919
Aromas of violets and glazed cherries are supported by hints of cedar, cassis and forest floor. The palate enters with fine-grained tannins and is followed by notes of bright raspberries and mulberries. A wonderful expression of Margaret River Cabernet from an exceptional vintage.
Item Code: ITM4836
"This is one of the best wines that Deep Woods Estate makes and the one that I cellar for special occasions - and also drink it on a Tuesday with pizza." Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker
Item Code: ITM15337
Medium bodied and tightly wound with fine layers of oak overlaying dark and ripe Cabernet fruits. It is clearly varietal with finely polished, persistent tannins and savoury fruit sweetness on the finish. A classical Margaret River Cabernet that will reward cellaring.
Item Code: ITM7612
A super-premium Margaret River Cabernet, only the very best parcels of this producer's vineyards was selected to create this concentrated wine. The wine displays all the hallmarks of quality Cabernet from Australia's best Cabernet region. Chocolate, cassis and herbs in abundance blend seamlessly with the silky tannins from extended french oak maturation. We recommend you decant this wine for at least 2 hours to let it reach it's full potential. Normally $90 at the cellar door, it can be yours for only $45.99 per bottle and $44.99 in a straight six-pack.
Item Code: ITM25855
"It’s pure Margaret River. Gravel and blackcurrant, bay and cream. It rumbles and grumbles, as it seduces. There’s perfume aplenty, texture too, sets of tannin and a long filigreed finish. Reduction, toast, choc-mint, florals, black olives; all make appearances here. The cellar beckons." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM19718
"Silken mouthfeel. Good fruit power. Ultra-fine tannin and impressive length. It’s not a big or burly cabernet but it impresses from the outset, and for all the right reasons. It’s creamy, chocolatey, curranty and varietal, its more herbal side tucked neatly within. Pure cabernet." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM17702
A 97-point Cabernet Sauvignon from a Halliday five-red-star-rated winery. THe bouquet provides the perfect idea of what this wine is about and then follows onto a wonderful full-bodied palate. This wine normally retails for $130 at the cellar door, but as a mystery offer it's available to you for $80.99 per bottle and only $79.99 in a six-pack.
Item Code: ITM23867
Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, fermented in a mix of open and closed fermenters, 5-10 days on skins, matured for 36 months in French (56% new) and used American oak. Obviously, oak leaves a footprint on the wine, but there is a wealth of blackcurrant/cassis, bay leaf and spice to provide balance to a warm hearted, generous wine that can be enjoyed now or in 20+ years. A enduring part of the Coonawarra landscape since its first vintage in '91.96 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM22466