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95 Point Rated Bargain Riesling Under $15

There's so much to like about modern Australian Riesling; aromatic, well structured and bursting with flavour, the best examples can be equally enjoyed in their youth or after several years in the cellar where they bloom into complex white wines.   

Best of all, Australian Riesling offers some of the best value wine drinking you're likely to come across with top flight examples regularly found under $20; such is the case with the 2017 Castelli The Sum Riesling

Made by one of the star wineries of Western Australia's Great Southern region, this represents everything we love about modern Aussie Riesling. With an RRP of $19, for a very limited time we're thrilled to offer this 95 Point Halliday rated Riesling at $14.90 a bottle.   

Also featured is a last chance opportunity on a couple of hugely popular wines from Yering Station and Watershed, along with some impressive premium red releases from Clonakilla, Toolangi and Fallen Giants. 

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

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The team at AusCellardoor

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2017 Castelli The Sum Riesling - $14.90

95 Points - James Halliday | RRP $19

Castelli Estate has quickly become one of our favourite wineries, and has now established itself as a genuine star of Western Australian wine. Castelli's 'The Sum' range offers some of the best value drinking wine around and this 2017 The Sum Riesling is a standout. 

Made from grapes grown in the renowned Riesling region of Mt Barker and Frankland River, this is an approachable, vibrant example offering an abundance of lime and grapefruit flavours with impressive intensity and a clean, dry finish. At this sensational price, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value Riesling anywhere in Australia. 

"95 Points. Has a little more colour than some, but no cause for concern. This is a high quality riesling, with a floral/blossom bouquet, and a collage of lime and lemon fruit on the palate. The X-factor derives from its tactile qualities that come through clearly on the back-palate and lingering aftertaste, the intensity of the flavours running all the way through to the finish. Drink by: 2030 Date tasted: 11/Sep/2017 Price: $19.00 Alcohol: 12.1%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2016 Watershed Senses Chardonnay - $18.90

96 Points - James Halliday | RRP $30

Watershed Wines of Margaret River continues to build its reputation as a premium wine producer. This single vineyard chardonnay has been produced using selected grapes from Watershed's estate vineyard, which are barrel fermented in new and seasoned French oak barriques, to deliver an intensely flavoured and complex wine.

The nose displays lifted citrus and stone fruit aromas, complimented by flinty and nutty characters. The palate is creamy and textured with a lingering crisp finish. With a RRP of $30, we're excited to offer this high quality Margaret River Chardonnay at this heavily discounted price. 

"96 Points. Small batch-fermented in French oak (18.5% new) on lees for 7 months with light battonage. The combination of high quality cool grown grapes and sensitive winemaking has produced this lovely chardonnay, the first release of a chardonnay in the Senses range. Delicacy teams with intensity (an oxymoron if ever there was one), grapefruit, white peach and nectarine the drivers, not the oak. Drink by: 2029 Price: $30.00 Alcohol: 13%"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.

2015 Toolangi Yarra Valley Shiraz - $21.90

95 Points - James Halliday

Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley.

This 2015 Toolangi Yarra Valley Shiraz is a terrific cool-climate Shiraz delivering excellent concentration of fruit and flavour while retaining the fragrant perfume and elegance the region is famous for. At this price it offers superb value Yarra Valley Shiraz drinking from Toolangi. 

"94 Points. PT23 clone, hand-picked, machine bunch-sorted, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 3 weeks on skins, matured for 11 months in French oak (30% new). Bright crimson-purple; ticks each and every box you can think of, the red fruits (predominantly cherry) of the bouquet effortlessly glide across and along the medium-bodied palate, the texture supple, indeed silky, the balance impeccable. Drink By: 2029 Price: $26.00 Date Tasted: 10 Mar 2017 Alcohol: 14.2%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Fallen Giants Shiraz 2016

2016 Fallen Giants Shiraz - $24.90

95 Points - James Halliday | RRP $30

The Halls Gap vineyard in the Grampians has a long and revered history dating back to the 1960's. A long time grower for Seppelts and Penfolds, the vineyard was in the hands of the late Trevor Mast for many years, and in 2014 was acquired by Aaron Drummond (half of Circe Wines). With a focus on Cabernet, Riesling and Shiraz, the single vineyard wines of Halls Gap Estate are labelled 'Fallen Giants' - a reference to the dreamtime stories about the creation of the mountains. 

This newly released 2016 Fallen Giants Shiraz is an incredibly impressive example of Grampians Shiraz; beautifully structured, it's hits the seemingly perfect balance between approachability and excellent fruit flavours, with quality French oak playing a mere support role. A relatively new discovery for us, we expect this wine will attract many admirers over coming months. 

"95 Points. Grampians shiraz. All French oak, 10% new, for 18 months. A study in elegance. Such sweet control, such savoury charm. It doesn’t scream the words Grampians shiraz; it purrs them into a microphone. Plums, cherries, nuts, and low-but-important-levels of peppers and associated spices. Oak has been pinned immaculately to the fruit. It all sings through the finish. Modern and traditional at once. It feels completely unforced. Bless it. Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2022 - 2040" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

2015 Yering Station Village Pinot Noir - $18.90

"Add this one to the no-brainer list" - Campbell Mattinson

Last Stocks | RRP $24 

Yering Station is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading Pinot Noir makers and this 2015 Village Pinot Noir has proved enormously popular over the past six months. A classic Yarra Valley Pinot, this delivers plenty of black cherry and bright strawberry flavours  complimented by appealing earthy undertones and subtle savoury spice. A brilliant value drink - only very limited stocks of this remain. 

"Add this one to the no-brainer list. It’s pretty smart drinking. You’d be happy with this for just about any occasion. It’s all sweet-sour cherry and cranberry with enough spice and undergrowth-like flavour to make it feel like the real McCoy. It’s generally satiny - helped along by smoky oak - but there’s a shoot of dry tannin reaching back through the wine. There’s no need to decant or anything like that; it’s ready-to-rip immediately on opening. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: Dec.16 Alcohol: 13% Price: $24 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2021"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

2016 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz - $36.90

"It’s another beauty" - Campbell Mattinson

Made from fruit picked from Clonakilla's estate vineyard and other carefully selected sites in Murrumbateman and Hall, the 2016 Clonakilla O'Riada is another top class example of Canberrra Shiraz from the team at Clonakilla. Offering elegant floral aromas, red berries and spice this is a superb red wine that has already attracted plenty of interest. 

"75% comes from estate grown shiraz/viognier. 25% from comes from the vineyard of Phillip (and wife Carol) Williams. It’s another beauty. So pretty, so well fruited, so well managed as it ripples through the mouth. It tastes of peanuts and chocolate, black cherries and anise. It has a floral lift. It’s succulent. Tannin is superfine. Oak is high quality and entirely positive. It needs a little time to come together but there’s no question over this wine’s quality. No hesitation in placing a ‘buy’ recommendation. Rated: 93+ Points Tasted: Dec17 Alcohol: 14% Price: $40 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2029+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.