"Extraordinary value" 96 point-rated WA Cabernet Merlot Under $20

Western Australia has long been considered home to Australia's finest Cabernet, with the 'Bordeaux-style' blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot particularly thriving in several of the state's key wine regions.

The 2017 Singlefile Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot delivers a deliciously flavoursome, complex and well-weighted example of this popular red blend, which will offer plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade. 

Rated 96 points and described as "extraordinary value" by James Halliday (based on a $25 RRP), we're thrilled to offer limited stocks at the great price of $19.90 a bottle. 

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2017 Singlefile Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - $19.90

"Extraordinary Value" | 96 Points - James Halliday

Singlefile is a boutique, family run winery dedicated to making single vineyard wines from select sites in Western Australia's expansive Great Southern wine region. Singlefile are continuing to draw high praise with their wines now recognised among the very finest made in Western Australia.

The 2017 Singlefile Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is another brilliant example of this 'Bordeaux-style' blend, offering complex aromas of blackcurrant, plum and cassis. Effortlessly mouth-filling with juicy dark fruit flavours, complimented by some subtle quality oak, this is a red wine of the highest quality that will provide enjoyment for many years to come.

"96 Points. 91% cabernet sauvignon, cold-soaked for 12 days before fermentation and extended maceration, matured in French barriques (40% new) for 10 months. It is supremely elegant and long, with black and red berry fruits, and cedary flavours ex oak and fine tannins. Extraordinary value. Screwcap. 14.2% alc. To 2037. $25"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

 

2018 Chockstone Grampians Riesling - $18.90

96 Points - James Halliday

The 2018 Chockstone Riesling is typically aromatic with plenty of citrus, wildflowers, and kiwi fruit aromas, the distinct minerality compliments the lime and green apple crispness through the palate. Featuring a restrained structure, layers of flavours and a long refreshing finish, this is a sensational value Grampians Riesling at this price.

"96 Points. Bone dry, yet intensely fruity. It's not an easy matter to achieve, and the Grampians can lay claim to be the most successful region in Victoria for riesling other than Henty. Acidity is one of the keys, climate the driver. Screwcap. 11.5% alc. To 2033."- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020. 

"95 Points. This is a delicious young riesling which is dry and yet inviting - without austerity. Dried herb, creamy yeast and dried wildflower aromas lead into a finely textured palate with crisp acidity and a long follow-through. The wine is in excellent harmony throughout. $22"- Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb/ March 2019. 

 

2018 Xanadu DJL Chardonnay - $19.90

95 Points - James Halliday

Xanadu is one of the shining lights of Margaret River with their DJL range of wines consistently delivering exceptional value examples of the varietals the region does best.
The 2018 Xanadu DJL Chardonnay is another high-quality Margaret River Chardonnay with impressive depth of flavour, structure and intensity. At this special price it offers exceptional value for money drinking and will be of enormous appeal to Chardonnay lovers.

"95 Points. Predominantly Gingin clone from Wallcliffe, Wilyabrup, Treeton and Karridale, whole-bunch pressed to barrel (20% new) for wild fermentation, all components stirred through a 9-month maturation. The complexity and character of the wine has garnered countless gold medals over the years, and you would expect this vintage to add to the record. Screwcap. 12.5%. To 2028. $24" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

 

2017 Turkey Flat Shiraz - $49.90

Gold Medal | 95 Points - 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show

95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

Turkey Flat Shiraz comfortably sits among the top bracket of Barossa Valley Shiraz and still sells for a fraction of the price of many other highly regarded examples. The Schultz family have owned the Turkey Flat vineyard since 1870 and are proud custodians of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world (planted in 1847).

The newly released 2017 vintage of Turkey Flat Shiraz already impressed at the 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show where it collected a gold medal and was awarded 95 points by the expert judging panel. A generous, intensely flavoured and impeccably structured Barossa Shiraz, the 2017 vintage that will only strengthen the reputation of this iconic Barossa producer. 

"95 Points. Barossa shiraz in very fine form. It’s a full-bodied wine but it’s also a wine of finesse. The fruit is served fresh, the tannin fine, the finish juicy and lingering. It tastes of boysenberry and blackberry, earth and toast, hay and cedarwood. It gets up and going quickly and then sings convincingly throughout. The key take-home here is the word ‘fresh’. It looks at the line and walks right down the middle of it, in full control, nothing overdone, nothing out of place. Tasted: Jul19 Alcohol: 14.2% alc. Screwcap Drink: 2024 - 2035+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"94 Points. The cadence of this wine fits best with the Barossan archetype: avuncular, warm and comforting. This said, it also embraces a lighter, fresher and more aromatic form. Violet, clove and sweet cherry liqueur teem along well portioned vanilla pod oak and anise-doused grape tannins. Svelte and long. 14.2% alc. Drink 2032. Screwcap. $50" - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

 

2018 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir - $76.90

New Vintage Of Epic Tasmanian Pinot | Very Limited Stocks

Tolpuddle Vineyard is an outstanding site within the Coal River Valley region of Southern Tasmania. Planted in 1988 solely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in 2011 the vineyard was acquired by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW. This highly regarded duo have invested heavily in improving all aspects of the vineyard, in pursuit of their vision of making Tolpuddle one of Australia's great single vineyard sites.

The 2018 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir represents the seventh release of this wine, which has now firmly established itself among the top echelon of Australian Pinot Noir. Another complex, beautifully structured Tasmanian Pinot Noir that opens beautifully with time in the glass - this will further enhance the reputation of Tolpuddle.

"95 Points This is a very driven and complex red with dried-strawberry, tea, coffee and mahogany aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet integrated and compact, giving the wine a refined and very structured impression. This is one to watch. Better after 2022, but already delicious."- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June, 2019.

"94+ Points. This Pinot Noir release is marked in its spice and general savouriness but the oak seems to have been dialled down slightly on previous releases. It may just be the season. We get beet and black cherry, plum and twiggy spice, with gentle infusions of clove and woodsmoke. If it was a photograph it would be vivid with earth-like tones. Acid runs refreshingly through, keeping it lively, but there’s excellent flavour here in volume terms and an impressive strike of grainy tannin. It’s another tip-top release, without question. Tasted: Sep19 Alcohol: 13.5% $85 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2028+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.