Mockingbird Hill Slate Lane Clare Valley Mataro 2017
This Slate Lane Mataro showcases the subtle mineral characters that come from the region's unique slate laden soils and it's an outstanding quality Clare Valley red. Elegant and well structured with rich cherry fruit flavours and lingering tannins, it's a great match for beef pot roast.
Miles From Nowhere Margaret River Shiraz 2017
Margaret River is one of the most picturesque regions in the country but it's definitely not style over substance - it also produces outstanding wines. This Shiraz is a case in point, crammed with juicy ripe fruits and balanced with a smooth and soft tannin structure.
Hutt River Clare Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Some of Clare Valley's most historic, recognised and premium vineyards have been shaped by the Hutt River. The best of these sites provide the perfect growing conditions to produce pristine fruit enabling bright, rich and character-filled wines. This Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful example of the richness and vibrancy the wines from Clare Valley deliver. Showing complex red and black fruit flavours, this wine is drinking beautifully now and will also reward careful cellaring.
Stefano De Pieri Merbein Vineyard Nero D'avola 2018
Stefano de Pieri and the Chalmers Family have celebrated a shared passion for alternative varieties and the Mildura region over the many years of their friendship. Together they started an alternative varieties wine show which has become the most important forum for non-mainstream wines in Australia. A vibrant, rich wine, red fruit with spice and savoury notes. Approachable and enjoyable drinking, this is an excellent food wine.
Mockingbird Hill Slate Lane Clare Valley Shiraz 2016
Like any great Shiraz, this is no shrinking violet. But it's the way award-winning winemaker Matt Reimann has managed to combine elegant and finessed fruit characters with raw, unbridled power. It speaks proudly of its origins and the Clare Valley's rich winemaking history. With careful cellaring, it has the potential to become a regional hero.