Founder's Collection

Treat yourself to the best of the wine world with benchmark wines of their region, varietal, style and vintage.

Key features:

  • A stunning selection of premium wines, from Australia and abroad
  • Wines that winemakers love to drink
  • Available in a red or mixed case
  • Delivered every three months (March, June, September, December)
  • Typical drinking window: 5-15 years
2 X Rod McDonald Wines Quarter Acre Syrah 2014

Hailing from the excellent 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage comes this medium-bodied Syrah. Aromas of violet and cassis continue onto a fleshy palate that tastes of thyme and dark plum with some earthy notes. Chalky tannins add structure, power and precision, and lead into a long, dry finish.

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2 X Mandala The Matriarch Pinot Noir 2013

Richly layered with flavours of strawberry, cherry, spice and herbaceous characters. Precise acidity and fine tannins provide structure and length. An elegant Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.

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2 X Rosabrook Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

"A lovely example of Margaret River's famous variety – Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful ripe, sweet fruit aromas are perfectly matched with classy French oak. The mid-palate shows fleshy sweet fruit backed by firm but well-balanced tannins." Tasting Panel Chair, Ian McKenzie

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2 X Forest Hill Vineyard Block 9 Shiraz 2008

"Mid-crimson; a vibrant and perfumed bouquet redolent of red fruits, sea spray, violets and Asian spices; the palate is finely detailed and layered with silky tannins in abundance; the seamless nature of this wine provides a long, coherent and thoroughly engaging experience." Halliday Wine Companion

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2 X Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2015

Sour cherry, clove, star anise and charred oak with bright acidity to the finish. Beetroot, black cherry and star anise. Medium bodied with bramble, allspice and red fruits notably cherry, underpinned by a savoury earthiness which expresses the rich, volcanic soils of this vineyard. The oak is well integrated and is maintained by the natural bright acidity of the variety.

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2 X Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

The wine is deep ruby colour. Its abundant aromas and flavours suggest wild blackberries, purple plums, cassis, and chocolate mocha, with underlying hints of vanilla pod, spice and roasted nuts. The palate is rich but muscular with a backbone of ripe tannins that provide a savoury aftertaste of black olive tapenade.

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Founder's Red Collection Price: $445