Dune Ridge Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
Western Australian grapes are renowned for their elegance and purity, and this Cab Sav Merlot delivers this in spades. The intensity of the Cabernet fruit is balanced by soft, firm tannins resulting in a plush mouthfeel and great length.
Optica Kaleidoscope Clare Valley Shiraz 2016
The Tasting Panel was unanimous, all awarding this wine a solid Silver-medal score. They describe it as "Savoury baked plums on the nose with a hint of menthol. Big fruit, good weight and smart tannin integration."
Woolshed Limestone Coast Shiraz 2016
Mention Limestone Coast and many winelovers will give you a blank look. But mention Coonawarra, Mt Benson, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Robe and they'll nod knowingly. Those regions make up the remote, rugged Limestone Coast, once famed for seafood and livestock and now planting itself firmly on the map as a producer of some of the finest cool-climate wines.
Willowbrook Coonawarra Merlot 2016
This excellent Merlot from the famed Coonawarra region is a wine with tremendous cellaring potential. With rich varietal fruit characters of ripe blackcurrant, cherry and some plums, the flavour is long and lingering with a delightful fruit and oak tannin backbone.