2017 Sidewood Shiraz | Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay | Paxton Tempranillo

 

Sidewood has established itself as one of the Adelaide Hill's finest wineries, with their cool-climate Shiraz always leading the charge. Last month we offered a big discount on the 2015 Sidewood Shiraz, with the limited stocks snapped up with hours - this week we welcome the just released 2017 vintage. 

The 2017 Sidewood Shiraz is already generating plenty of interest on the back of a glowing 97 point Halliday review. At under $25, this stunning Adelaide Hills Shiraz is only available in very limited quantities so please be quick!

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The team at AusCellardoor

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2017 Sidewood Adelaide Hills Shiraz - $22.90

97 Points - James Halliday | Very Limited Stocks

Located in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, Sidewood is one of the largest vineyards in this acclaimed region stretching across the 300 acre Estate. The wines are made at their state- of-the-art winery by the highly acclaimed Darryl Catlin, who previously served as a winemaker at Shaw and Smith for 13 years. 

The highly anticipated 2017 Sidewood Shiraz is a top-line example of cool-climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz; delivering a beautifully aromatic and approachable wine with impressive depth of flavour. The palate is packed with juicy blackberry, dark cherry and pomegranate flavours, with soft silky tannins and savoury notes providing some complexity and underlining the skilled winemaking here. 

A wine that's already attracting plenty of interest, we expect our limited allocation to sell out quickly. 

"97 Points. Five clones, mainly Selectiv'-harvested, a small portion hand-picked and vineyard-sorted for the small amount of whole bunches, numerous batch variations, matured in French oak (25% new) for 13 months. Seriously satisfying, every aspect explored and finessed, ripe black fruits the core. $25.00 14.5% alc. Drink By: 2045 Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2017 Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay - $26.90

96 Points - James Halliday | Very Limited Stocks

Domaine Naturaliste is the project of highly experienced winemaker Bruce Dukes. After twenty five years of applying his craftsmanship to international and local producers, Dukes launched his own range of wines named after the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge; the dominant land form of viticultural significance in Margaret River.

This 2017 Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay is a wonderful example of Margaret River Chardonnay and underlines why the region is regarded as home to Australia's finest Chardonnay. A vibrant expression with plenty of stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours, the palate is textured with the subtle oak in perfect harmony with the fruit. A delicious Chardonnay that will have plenty of fans at this great price. 

"96 Points. Absolutely nails all that is good about Margaret River chardonnay. Bright grapefruit and white peach fruit glide along a palate with great mouthfeel from its fruit, acidity and touches of grilled cashew nuts. Nothing wasted here, nothing included without need. 13% alc. Price: $30.00. Drink By: 2032"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2018 Paxton Tempranillo - $22.90

"Gosh, this is great drinking" - Ray Jordan

Paxton Wines has been nurturing their family owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia since 1979. Producing premium certified organic and biodynamic wines, Paxton manage all their vineyards without synthetic fertilisers or pesticides in order to promote healthy, living soils.

This 2018 Paxton Tempranillo is another top-line example of Australian Tempranillo from the team at Paxton. Juicy and medium-bodied, this is utterly approachable while offering plenty of plum, cola, cherry flavours. Delicious drinking and super value at this great price. 

"94/100. From organic and biodynamic vineyards, this is a gorgeous tempranillo that captures the variety to perfection. Juicy and fruity with lavish raspberry and spicy, savoury fruit in perfect balance with the oak which has just a little new. Gosh, this is great drinking"- Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 22 May 2019. 

"Paxton Wines have been producing an impressive selection from McLaren Vale in South Australia since 1979 and the wines are all organic and biodynamic. The Spanish grape variety tempranillo, originally from Rioja, has been a huge success story in Australia in recent years. This an aromatic and vibrant style, fruit-driven with just a hint of oak and a perfect partner for the Mediterranean dishes that are popular right now. $25."- Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine, March 2019.