As we hear the rain pour outside, as we enjoy our lunches and dinners with friends and family today, it is critical we think about the best wines to always have "on hand" that are "show stoppers" but also warm us up during these cold winter days.
And today, we have 3 absolute crackers to share:
- 2018 Amelia Park's 'Reserve' Chardonnay $59.95 TVH Price // RRP. $65.00
Yet to be 'rated' but we believe this is better than their Halliday Chardonnay Challenge winning drop in 2016.
Now I know I harped on about this one last mailout, but this is a cracking Chardonnay and is perfect as a start to a wonderful evening or late lunch, before you tuck into some beautiful reds.
It screams refinement and is deliciousness personified! Literally just released to be sold in the last fortnight and is worth snapping up now before it is too late.
2016 Shaw & Smith Shiraz - 97 Points from James Halliday. $41.95 TVH Price // RRP. $49.00
The spicy white pepper and dark cherry notes are all about balance, not power, with generous fruit that is bright and just slides through your mouth, the separate parts combining to form the whole effortlessly.
Never one to shout from the roof tops, this cool-climate Shiraz prefers to eloquently tame the senses, the seductiveness of the wine is simply undeniable...
Profoundly good...no......it is great!
- 2016 Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Shiraz - 96 Points from Ray Jordon & voted as a top-100 Red for under $40. $35.99 TVH Price // RRP. $37.90
One of the finest Shiraz's to come from Leeuwin Estate
"Interesting combination of predominantly shiraz plus five per cent malbec and a dollop of viognier. Aromas are quite beautiful, with cherry scents and a touch of floral apricot pith. One of the finest shiraz from Leeuwin, displaying complexity at another level. A hint of cracked pepper and licorice adds to the complexity. Outstanding. "
These are 3 wines we are raving about right now and we know they will sell out, some quicker than others, but life is too short to wait.
So order these delectible wines now and we'll have them on your doorstep next week.
Have a wonderful weekend and please drink something nice, you have a duty of care for yourself to do so!
Toby & Tom