We've got a feeling that you like Halliday rated wines, and given that the festive season is fast approaching I've gone through our collection and found a selection of 12 wines which I think you are just going to love. Why? Well firstly they all taste fantastic, secondly each one scored 95+ points from James Halliday's Wine Companion. And last of all, they are all under $25 in a straight six-pack or dozen so you won't blow your budget - trust us, we know how hard saving money can be in the lead up to Christmas!
Grab a case of your favourites and get ready for party season.
Enticing aromas of pepper, spices, dark berries and floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with pure dark berry fruits and savoury undertones backed by fine tannins. Lovely presence in the front and mid palate, that leads to a juicy, bright finish. An undeniably delicious wine.
Only $16.99 in a straight dozen
Item Code: ITM21141
Enticing rose petal and strawberry aromas lead onto a playful palate of red berries and subtle savoury notes. Crisp, dry and refreshing, this rosé is fun, classy and so damn drinkable.
Item Code: ITM6829
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
Lifted nectarine, white flowers and cashew on the nose. On the palate, vibrant flaovurs of ripe stonefruit are layered with subtle oak characters creating a textural mouthfeel while the natural acidity adds vibrancy and structure. An elegant example of a Margaret River Chardonnay.
Item Code: ITM15334
"Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented, matured in new and used French oak. Archetypal cool climate, medium-bodied, shiraz. Its core of red and black cherry fruit has flecks of pepper, licorice and spice, the tannins smooth and supple, the oak totally integrated. Lovely style." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20549
A fragrant bouquet opens up onto a seamless palate full of elegant layers of citrus, passionfruit, nectarine and spice. Good acidity provide structure and leads to a mouth-watering finish.
Item Code: ITM6062
Ripe black fruit, plum and dried herb aromas lead to a palate that is rich and structured with fine, grippy tannins. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM21905
Developing nose showing plum and some raisin characters, with tobacco and bay leaf complexity. There's definitely some age here on the palate with more savoury, leathery tones, but plenty of layers and great tannin structure keep it going through to the lingering finish. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22302
Item Code: ITM21638
"Hand-picked, wild-fermented in puncheons, 20% mlf, matured on lees for 9 months. This would immediately be identified as an Upper Yarra Valley wine, but it's nowhere near all the other vineyards - it's higher and leans steeply into the morning sun. The wine is intensely focused, long and linear. All the right winemaking steps have been done, but it's like polishing 24-carat gold." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20292