A Brilliant 96 Point Barossa Shiraz Under $20 - 2017 Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz

Tim Smith has long been considered one of the Barossa Valley's finest winemakers, with a focus on showcasing the region's time proven varietals, namely; Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. Today we're delighted to offer limited stocks of a ripping sub $20 Barossa Shiraz from Tim Smith.

The 2017 Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz is a delicious, approachable rendition of Barossa Shiraz that still manages to deliver the fruit weight and flavour the region is famous for. With a RRP of $28, today we offer this 96 point Halliday rated Shiraz at the discounted price of $19.90 a bottle.

Also featured is a one-week only discounted price on what is most likely Australia's best value Rosé; the 2018 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé (96 Points - Halliday). This delicious local example has been a dominant performer on the recent wine show circuit - at $14.90 a bottle this is perfect for Summer drinking.  


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2017 Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz - $19.90

96 Points - James Halliday | RRP $28

This 2017 Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz is another super impressive offering from one of the Barossa's leading red wine makers. Bottled earlier than the Tim Smith Estate Shiraz, this was aged primarily in older American and French oak. The result is an utterly delicious, approachable Barossa Shiraz with delicious fruit vibrancy, balance and an all round excellent drink - particularly at this ripping price. 

"96 Points. Glories in the intense, juicy power that fuels many great reds from '17. The bouquet is very complex, part fruit, part oak, part briar and the vibrant aftertaste leaves the mouth tingling. There's so much to love about this wine. Price when Tasted: $28.00 Date when Tasted: 17 Oct 2018 Alcohol: 14% Drink By: 2042 Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2018 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé - $14.90

One Week Only Price (RRP $22)

96 Points - James Halliday

Best Rosé Of Show - 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria and with a history dating back to the 1860's, Tahbilk has long been considered one of Australia's most historic family owned wineries. A winner of 'Best Rosé Of Show' at the 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show, this is crafted from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre to deliver a beautifully fresh, mouth-wateringly dry style of Rosé. Bright and appealing red berry fruits sit alongside complex savoury notes in a delicious wine that is perfect for enjoying over the warmer months. 

"96 Points. An estate-grown 60/40% blend that won the trophy for Best Rose at the at the Queensland Wine Show and a gold medal at Sydney. Its quality derives from its purity (a rare term for rose), balance and length, red fruits with a dusting of spice on the long, refreshingly dry palate. A coup for Tahbilk. Price when Tasted: $22.00 Date when Tasted: 10 Sep 2018 Alcohol: 12.5% Drink By: 2022 Closure: Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz - $27.90

97 Points | "Bloody Gorgeous" - James Halliday

South Australia's McLaren Vale region is home to some of the nation's finest Shiraz; with the style generally leaning towards a bigger, richer rendition of Aussie Shiraz. Yangarra believe their Shiraz is a more cooler climate expression of the typical McLaren Vale style due to the vineyard's elevation and cooling breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges. 

This 2016 Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz is a brilliant McLaren Vale Shiraz with beautiful approachability while still retaining plenty of depth and fruit concentration. Medium to full-bodied, it offers an impressive core of blueberries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and subtle spice. Ready to be enjoyed now this is likely to only improve with a few years in the cellar. A wine that has already attracted plenty of interest, we expect our limited remaining stocks to go quickly. 

"97 Points. This is profoundly exciting, another masterpiece from Peter Fraser. It's not often I'm tempted to sneakily swallow half a mouthful of a wine (it's almost as if an unseen force refuses to let me actually drink a little). The wine is spicy, textured, with a rainbow of dark fruit flavours - bloody gorgeous. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2036. $30. Special Value"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019. 

"With accomplished technician Peter Fraser weaving his magic, this is a fabulous expression of McLaren Vale shiraz, a wine that could easily command a heftier price. Its flavours are concentrated and spicy, finely grained and balanced. Rich and ready to enjoy and a top cellaring prospect."- John Fordham, Sydney Sunday Telegraph, 02 September 2018.