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Stunning 96 Point Yarra Shiraz - Only $19.90 | New Release 2016 Torbreck The Steading

De Bortoli has long been considered one of the leading wineries of Victoria's Yarra Valley region, featured in this edition of Corker is a big saving on a premium cool-climate Shiraz from this esteemed producer. 

The newly released 2015 De Bortoli The Estate Dixon's Creek Shiraz is made from select vineyard parcels grown on the De Bortoli family vineyard at Dixons Creek. This is afforded all the meticulous care and skilled winemaking De Bortoli are famous for, to deliver a stunning cool-climate Shiraz that is ready to be enjoyed now. 

Already the recipient of some glowing reviews from James Halliday (96 Points) and Campbell Mattinson, this offers wonderful value drinking at the discounted price of $19.90 a bottle (RRP $30).

Also featured in this edition are some other great value sub $20 Shiraz from Watershed and Torzi Matthews, along with the highly anticipated 2016 Torbreck The Steading GSM (96 Points - Halliday). 

As always, purchase any 12 bottles and receive free delivery to most metro areas of Australia.

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2015 De Bortoli The Estate Dixons Creek Shiraz - $19.90

96 Points - James Halliday | RRP $30

The newly released 2015 De Bortoli The Estate Dixon's Creek Shiraz is made from select vineyard parcels grown on the De Bortoli family vineyard at Dixons Creek that have an average vine age of 24 years. The use of whole bunches helps deliver beautiful lifted aromatics, while highlighting the silky tannins and the underlying savouriness. A stunning cool-climate Shiraz that is ready to be enjoyed now, this offers wonderful value drinking at this limited time discounted price. 

"96 Points. 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. Drink by: 2035 Date tasted: 11 Sep 2017 Price: $30.00 Alcohol: 14%"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au

"Yarra Valley shiraz grown on mature, estate vineyards, fermented wild with some whole bunches, then matured in (used) 500l oak. I suspect this is the tweaked name for the Estate Grown range. It’s an even, well-balanced wine with good volume of sweet, ripe, berried fruit and plenty going on in and around it. Immaculate is the word I’m looking for. A berry cup of assorted summer and forest berries, twig and pepper characters, licorice, a slippery/velvety aspect to the texture, florals. Pure, polished flavour is the dominant theme, the savoury extras folded neatly within. Cracking. Rated: 94 Points Tasted: Feb18 Alcohol: 14% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2032+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front. 

2014 Watershed Senses Shiraz - $18.90

95 Points - James Halliday | RRP $30

The 2014 Watershed Senses Shiraz is another great drinking, medium-bodied Shiraz from Margaret River's Watershed Wines. Offering plenty of dark chocolate, fruit cake and dark plum flavours, complimented by a silky mouthfeel and soft, high quality tannins. An outstanding value Margaret River red that has widespread appeal at this discounted price. 

"95 Points Deep colour; a very complex shiraz in terms of flavour and structure. Oak plays a significant role in the mocha/ dark chocolate/ spice components, but the purple and black fruits are more than a match, assisted by tannins to create the stimulating texture on the back-palate and finish. Screwcap. 14.5%. To 2039. $30. Special Value" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018. 

"Loads happening in this full-bodied, though elegantly structured, shiraz. Aromas of coffee grinds and spices with a decent sprinkle of cinnamon. The palate is all dark fruits swirling with spicy coffee and dark chocolaty plummy fruits. Grainy tannins create a textured gravelly palate. Lovely savoury finish. Score: 94/100 Cellar: 10 years"- Ray Jordan, 2018 West Australian Wine Guide.

2016 Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz - $17.90

"Lovely expression of cool Eden in the glass" - Gary Walsh

Over the past decade Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz has been one of our biggest selling red wines; consistently delivering a delicious, flavoursome red wine that people just can't seem to get enough of. The 2016 Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz delivers everything that's made previous vintages so popular; vibrant juicy black fruit and chocolate flavours, subtle quality French oak influence, and the seemingly perfect balance between power and approachability. Another crowd-pleasing Schist Rock Shiraz that offers super value drinking at this price. 

"Striking purple as it hits the glass, blackberry pastille, chocolate, spice, cured meats. Medium to full bodied, intense and juicy dark pastille fruit flavour, with spice and dried mint and herbs, pleasing almost graphite tannin, clean acidity, and a sexy-time finish of succulence and length. Lovely expression of cool Eden in the glass, ready now, or perhaps ’till June 2030. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Aug17 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2026"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

2016 Torbreck The Steading GSM - $39.90

96 Points - James Halliday

Protecting and nurturing the dry-grown old vine resources of the Barossa Valley is paramount to Torbreck as they continue to deliver some of the region's most impressive wines. While it's far from their most expensive wine, Torbreck consistently state The Steading is the most important wine they make; the one that best exemplifies what Torbreck is all about.

The Steading is a shining example of the lofty heights that can be achieved from blending the ancient Barossa cultivars; Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Sourced from Torbreck's own estate vineyards as well as from growers on a share-farming basis, The Steading has a total of 45 different sources of grapes, which are vinified separately and blended once their individual qualities have been assessed. The result is another generous and flavoursome example of this classic Barossa blend, with lovely freshness and silky mouthfeel delivering a superb drinking red wine. 

"96 Points. 55% grenache, 28% shiraz, 17% mataro, destemmed, open-fermented, matured for 20 months in large foudres before blending. This is wholly traditional, and also very good. Its complexity and richness have energy, focus and freshness, an ever-changing cast of flavours crossing the palate on their way to the finish. The alcohol in no way imposes itself on you. Drink by: 2036 Date tasted: 24/ Feb/ 2018. Alcohol: 15%"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.