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Fine & Rare

Over the years we have collected and stored in our cellars hundreds of vintages of amazing wines from incredible winemakers from all over the world.
This page is dedicated to the fine and rare wines we have collected and now offer to you for purchase and enjoyment.

Fine & Rare

Over the years we have collected and stored in our cellars hundreds of vintages of amazing wines from incredible winemakers from all over the world.
This page is dedicated to the fine and rare wines we have collected and now offer to you for purchase and enjoyment.

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  • 2014 Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc, HenschkeWhite Wine

    2014 Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc, Henschke

    £1895

    This Sauvignon Blanc is a tribute to the historic Coralinga homestead and apple orchard that was destroyed by bushfires in the early 1900s. The homestead was situated close by Henschke’s Lenswood property in the heart of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. 2014 was an exceptional vintage with the wine displaying a fragrant and lifted bouquet of citrus blossom, citrus fruits, gooseberry and tropical fruits with notes of anise, white pepper and fresh tarragon.  The fresh and vibrant palate shows concentrated citrus and stone-fruit flavours, with pure acidity and balance for a crisp, fine and long finish.

    Henschke recommend cellaring this for 5 years plus – so it is at its peak now!

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  • 2018 Riesling, Skillogalee Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2018 Riesling, Skillogalee

    £2100

    The grapes for this dry Riesling are grown on low-yielding vines, along the contours on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee Estate at about 500 metres above sea level.

    In the glass this lovely ageing Riesling has intense lime and citrus aromas that dominate the nose with green apple, orange rind and talc also chiming in. Richly textured mouthfeel with concentrated lemon and lime flavours flooding the mouth. Underlying orange rind, talc and mineral characters follow on. Finishes dry with vibrant crisp acidity and a long powerful aftertaste of lime, citrus, orange rind, talc and spice.

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  • 2013 Picnic Riesling, Two PaddocksWhite Wine

    2013 Picnic Riesling, Two Paddocks

    £2150

    Owned by actor Sam Neill – of Jurassic Park, The Piano and Peaky Blinders fame – Two Paddocks is a fabulous winery in Central Otago that produces outstanding Pinot Noir and Riesling.

    Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sydney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic Riesling is described by the winery as ‘our perennial favourite and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Riesling. We think it is just as much a dinner wine as a luncheon – equally enjoyable at home outdoors, as at the Captain’s Table’.

    This 2013 is a very well-made Riesling with a succulent mouthfeel, lovely mineral tones and a touch of honey and aged Riesling characters.   The flavours go on forever and the finish is mouthwatering making a second sip happen very quickly!

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  • 2016 Picnic Riesling, Two PaddocksWhite Wine

    2016 Picnic Riesling, Two Paddocks

    £2150

    Owned by actor Sam Neill – of Jurassic Park, The Piano and Peaky Blinders fame – Two Paddocks is a fabulous winery in Central Otago that produces outstanding Pinot Noir and Riesling.

    Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sydney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic Riesling is described by the winery as ‘our perennial favourite and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Riesling. We think it is just as much a dinner wine as a luncheon – equally enjoyable at home outdoors, as at the Captain’s Table’.

    This 2016 vintage is invitingly scented, with lively, youthful, lemon and green apple flavours, a hint of toasty, bottle-aged characters, and good concentration.

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  • 2016 Beurrot Pinot Gris, Kooyong Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2016 Beurrot Pinot Gris, Kooyong

    £2350

    If you were to make a list of Australia’s most popular high-quality Pinot Gris, this Beurrot Pinot Gris from Kooyong in Mornington Peninsula would rank very near the top of the list.

    The nose of pear, yellow peach, nougat, a gingery spiciness, hay and musk is very alluring and hints at what’s to come. The palate is lively and dry and has developed a satisfying richness after 2 years in bottle.

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  • 2013 Watervale Riesling, Mount Horrocks Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2013 Watervale Riesling, Mount Horrocks

    £2695

    In the glass, this wine is a beguiling light straw green colour with a delicately fragrant floral orange blossom note.  As it opens up green apples, spice, a little pear and ginger waft out and avail the senses.  On the palate, it is bright and lively with juicy fruits wrapped in taught mineral acidity. It feels all silky-slippery in the mouth, such is the appealing texture and weight of this racy, dry Riesling that it can be cellared with the utmost confidence for 10-15 years. This benchmark Clare Valley Riesling, having been lovingly aged in our cellar is now after 7 years approaching its peak.  Enjoy and thank us later!

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  • 2013 Watervale Riesling, clos Clare Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2013 Watervale Riesling, clos Clare

    £2750

    As the third generation of the Barry winemaking family, brothers Sam & Tom Barry now hold the keys to this boutique winery. Riesling is the Clare Valley’s signature variety and this is the 3rd vintage from clos Clare’s Riesling patch, adjoining the historic ‘Florita’ vineyard in Watervale.

    In the glass, it has a brilliant water-like colour with a faint greenish tinge around the edges and watery hue. The nose displays zesty lemon and lime aromas infused with mineral and a hint of talc. Crisp with crunchy acidity and excellent concentration the palate possesses mouth-filling flavours of lemon and lime followed by some fresh green apple, a touch of orange rind and mineral with a snappy finish. Long aftertaste of lemon, lime and mineral.

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  • 2013 Beurrot Pinot Gris, KooyongWhite Wine

    2013 Beurrot Pinot Gris, Kooyong

    £2750

    If you were to make a list of Australia’s most popular high-quality Pinot Gris, this Beurrot Pinot Gris from Kooyong in Mornington Peninsula would rank very near the top of the list.

    Bright straw colour. Aromas of struck match accentuate an expressive nose of almond, caramilized sugar, nougat, lychee and sweet fresh hay. The palate is rich yet dry and structured, with a viscous texture characteristic of the variety.  It still has really fresh acidity after 7 years and is just a delcious example of evolving bottle aged pinot gris.

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  • 2021 Peninsula Chardonnay, Paringa EstateWhite Wine

    2021 Peninsula Chardonnay, Paringa Estate

    £2795

    The Peninsula range of wines from Paringa Estate are an exceptional expression of the Mornington Peninsula style, with an emphasis on lively fruit.  This 2021 Chardonnay has delicate stone fruit aromas of white peach and refreshing grapefruit citrus notes lead to an elegant and refreshing palate that bursts with vibrant notes of baked apple, cream caramel characters and spice make for a complex and beautifully textured wine to rival white Burgundy.

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  • 2011 Wigan Riesling, Peter Lehmann Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2011 Wigan Riesling, Peter Lehmann

    £2900

    The Master’s wines are the top tier of Peter Lehmann’s original classic Barossa varietals, made for the long haul and released with bottle age to capture their full potential. These wines are named after a person or event that has played an intrinsic role in the Peter Lehmann story.

    Chief Winemaker, Andrew Wigan, was mentored by Peter Lehmann and was at his side when the winery was founded in 1979. He has had a hand in every Peter Lehmann wine since.

    From the shallow rocky soils of the Eden Valley is one of the great Riesling sites of the world, the Wigan Riesling has become one of Australia’s most celebrated wines having been named ‘Best Riesling in the World’ by International Wine and Spirit Competition six times since 1991, and being awarded over 80 trophies and countless medals since its inaugural vintage as ‘Wigan’ in 2003 (previously Reserve Riesling). A mature wine with remarkable youth on the palate, Wigan proves Peter Lehmann’s belief that Riesling is indeed the noblest of white varieties.

    This 2011 Wigan Riesling is another stunning wine – vibrant lemon in colour with a green tinge. Wigan Riesling displays the classic Eden Valley lime juice characters, with layers of honeyed bottle age character already showing through. Drinking wonderfully and has developed into one of the great ‘Wigan’ Rieslings.

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  • 2020 Chenin Blanc, Lismore Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2020 Chenin Blanc, Lismore

    £2900

    Lismore Estate is based in Greyton within the Overberg region of the Western Cape of South Africa.  It’s here with the Sonderend mountains as a backdrop that winemaker & proprietor Samantha O’Keefe makes her fabulous wines.

    This is Samantha’s first Chenin Blanc release and with only 2000 bottles produced it is a very rare beast!  We have 12 bottles arriving in May 22 and that’s it!

    Greg Sherwood MW had his to say about in January – ” Made from grapes grown in Stanford with a small portion of skin contact, this maiden Chenin Blanc from Samantha O’Keefe is deliciously focused, pure and precise with a pronounced stony minerality of crushed gravel over lemon and tangerine peel, tart pear, white peach and flinty nuances suggesting a hint of reduction. Counter-intuitively, the palate is explosive and intense, bristling with green apple pastille, crunchy pear, liquid minerality infused with fresh fennel, dried herbs and hints of fynbos. But ultimately, this wine is defined by its uniquely taut, glassy acids that are cool, linear, crystalline and electrically fresh. A lovely lean, cool-climate expression of Chenin Blanc fruit! Drink from 2022 to 2034+

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  • 2009 Block 1 Riesling, Forest Hill VineyardWhite Wine

    2009 Block 1 Riesling, Forest Hill Vineyard

    £2950

    The 2009 Block 1 Riesling is produced from select parcels from the oldest vines – dry-grown, hand-harvested and wild fermented.  Lifted aromas of citrus blossom, grapefruit intermingle with aged Riesling characters.  Crisp on the palate with excellent minerality and a delicious long refined finish.

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  • 2013 Alea Riesling, Grosset Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2013 Alea Riesling, Grosset

    £2950

    The Alea Riesling comes from a narrow corridor of hard red rock with poor, orangey, red loam vineyard reminded Jeff of the great German rieslings that were not fully dry, he decided to take a very different approach to the creation of Alea. With moderate baumes, high acidity and low pH, the aim was to make a wine with a generous palate balanced by zippy natural acidity on the finish.

     The 2013 Grosset Alea Riesling is delightfully floral with white flowers and a whisper of lemon blossom and fresh garden herbs. There are lime juice flavours, a hint of lemon and a beautifully balanced long generous palate that leads to a gentle grip and zingy dry finish. “The Alea has come of age” says Jeff. “This vintage is a fraction drier than previous releases and is wonderfully complex while remaining delicate and perfectly balanced. We put this down to equal measures of vineyard maturity and experience.”

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  • 2015 Riesling, StargazerWhite Wine

    2015 Riesling, Stargazer

    £2950

    Stargazer pays tribute to Abel Tasman, who as an explorer and navigator, must have spent a fair amount of time gazing towards the heavens. Tasman, a Dutchman under the employ of the United East India Company was the first European to sight Tasmania (on 24 November 1642) and then the South Island of New Zealand, nineteen days later on 13 December.

    The Stargazer Riesling is quartz-green in colour. Crammed with vibrant Cox’s Orange apple and lemon pith notes on the nose, as well as lifted jasmine and crystallised ginger aromatics. The palate’s bright acidity and river stone flavours are balanced with gentle fruit sweetness and talc-like texture.

    The fruit for this Riesling was sourced from the Hanigan family in the Derwent Valley, twenty minutes north of Hobart. Overlooking the Derwent River, the riesling, an unknown clone, was planted in 1993 on its own roots on loam over limestone soils. It is cane pruned and trained to a vertical shoot positioned trellis, and shoot thinned in the spring.

    Handpicked and whole bunched pressed, only the pristine free-run juice was retained for this wine. The relatively cloudy juice was racked off solids and wild fermented over a period of six weeks before being arrested with a small amount of residual sugar. It spent six weeks on gross lees with weekly stirring to build texture prior to bottling in July.

     

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  • 2011 Le Cigare Blanc ‘Beeswax Vineyard’, Bonny DoonWhite Wine

    2011 Le Cigare Blanc ‘Beeswax Vineyard’, Bonny Doon

    £2995

    Le Cigare Blanc is the white wine of Bonny Doon’s Le Cigare Volant series, which pays homage to the complex Rhones of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.   The great white Cigare is not unlike the great white whale; rarely seen, difficult to catch, yet its name is legend. It’s a rich, savory wine with greater power and extraction than one typically finds at Bonny Doon.

    In the glass it is pale gold with green-gold highlights,  a very strong impression of melon, along with Asian pear, pineapple and grapefruit pith, and in the mouth, very rich, sporting a certain modicum of tannin; this bodes exceptionally well for great longevity. The wine’s unique flavours will pair exceptionally well with hard cheeses, seafood (lobster especially), roasted poultry, and savoury vegetarian strudels or gratins. Paired with sushi served with freshly grated wasabi will also be a profound revelation.

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