Choosing wine can be hard. There is so much out there and so much variety. Know the styles you like? Then, what about the regions ... and vintages ... and winemaking techniques. The list goes on. And if that wasn’t enough, every year new producers come to the party. Some of them aren’t up to much but others are incredible. How do you know which is which? How do you keep up? Choosing wine can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be.
Our buying team drink, sleep and breathe wine. They can’t get enough of it. Every day they scour the world for the new and exciting, the different and interesting, the high quality and the exceptional value. They sort the wheat from the chaff so you can buy with confidence.
Best of all, Riesling remains one of the most undervalued, and therefore underpriced, grapes of all, so whichever style you prefer there are plenty of bargains to be had, as our collection shows.
We caught up with Head Buyer Johan Axlund to find out what he and his team will be drinking this month. Checkout their top picks below.
Freshly cut pear, lemon, white florals and ginger on the nose. On the palate fresh mouth-filling fruit flavours of pear, green apple and spice supported by a bright acidity. A refreshing and enjoyable wine.
Item Code: ITM19588
Sourced from three vineyards across the Clare Valley, this wine offers aromas of red fruits, cocoa and subtle hints of vanilla. A lovely textured palate with bright flavours of dark cherries, raspberries, chocolate intertwined with French oak and gentle tannins that finishes with excellent length. A gorgeous Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM18623
Bright red fruits, with lifted cherry and raspberry. There's a spicy note here too, underpinned by a leafy/earthy shade. The palate is perfectly pitched, finding balance between acid and fruit, leading to a savoury finish. Highly Commended.
Item Code: ITM21762
"Hand-picked Matura 6 and 7 clones, matured for 15 months in French barriques (10% new). Excellent colour; this is a pretty smart sangio, the red cherry fruits within a filigree of tannins, part satin, part spicy. The oak maturation has worked well, shaping texture more than flavour." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18614
“Fighting Gully Road is a winery to watch over the next few years. Winemaking is on another level with their wines scoring higher than any
other range we have seen this year. This Chardonnay was the highest scoring wine through a number of tasting panels.” Johan Axlund, Wine Buyer
Item Code: ITM6580