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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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  • 2018 Vintage Fortified Shiraz, d’Arenberg – 500mlFortified, Port, Port & Dessert Wine

    2018 Vintage Fortified Shiraz, d’Arenberg – 500ml

    £1750

    From the first declared vintage in 1928, d’Arenberg’s fortified wines have been Shiraz based, and the vines that produced the original vintage still provide the grapes for this wine. These old vines are stumpy, gnarled and deep-rooted, distinguished by their small bunches of highly coloured and intensely flavoured grapes.

    This 2018 is beautifully perfumed with blackberry, blueberry and middle eastern saffron spice on the nose. Dusty, earthy aromas give way to layers of aniseed and black olive. The palate beautifully follows the nose; mouth-filling, generous, and not overtly sweet. One to cellar for many moons.

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  • 2016 Beautiful South White Blend, Cherubino Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2016 Beautiful South White Blend, Cherubino

    £1850

    The Cherubino range of wines represents the top 1% across Cherubinos vineyards – hand made and made to stand out from the crowd.

    Made from grapes from a vineyard in Porongurup, Great Southern. Wild-fermented and matured for 4 months in barrel. The wine is indeed beautiful, with its multitude of fruit flavours seamlessly bound together, only leaving room for the texture of the barrel ferment oak, not its flavour per se. In a tropical mode throughout until the finish, when cleansing citrussy acidity surges on the aftertaste. Perfect winemaking.
    97 points – James Halliday
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  • 2013 Hand Picked Gewurztraminer, SkillogaleeWhite Wine

    2013 Hand Picked Gewurztraminer, Skillogalee

    £1850

    Skillogalee crafts their Gewurztraminer in the classic style – textural, aromatic and spicy with a crisp finish.  The wine is pale straw yellow in appearance with green tinges. Exotic aromatics of orange blossom and quince with ginger spice and orange zest follow through onto the palate which is slippery and round with fruit sweetness, balanced by refreshing, juicy acidity and a lingering, dry finish.

    “A wine that is the vinous equivalent of an aromatherapy session and deep tissue massage to unwrinkle your brow and soothe your tense muscles and tired taste buds. ‘Skilly Gewurz’ is a wonder to behold. I have seen massive men reduced to tears by the aromatic purity and magical complexity of its demure offering. On the palate, this wine speed-skates across your taste buds scattering potpourri and crystallised ginger notes asunder. It is bone dry and lithe and quite unlike any Gewurz before it. Drink this slinky pixy with Asian-influenced cuisine.“  Matthew Jukes,  Moneyweek

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  • 2013 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling, Jim BarryWhite Wine

    2013 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling, Jim Barry

    £1895

    Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in Clare.”  Situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, it is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley at an altitude of 480 metres and is ideal for producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.

    This 2013 Lodge Hill Riesling has developed wonderfully over the past 7 years. In the glass, it has crystal-like clarity and a gorgeous nose that has lifted aromas of lime, papaya, white peach and cumquats.
    On the palate enticing flavours fill the mouth with intense pink grapefruit and mango at the forefront and hints of ginger and lemongrass playing a supporting role.
    A tight natural acid backbone keeps the palate focussed and refreshing.

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  • 2011 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling, Jim BarryWhite Wine

    2011 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling, Jim Barry

    £1895

    Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would “produce some of the best Riesling in Clare.”  Situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, it is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley at an altitude of 480 metres and is ideal for producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.

    This 2011 Lodge Hill Riesling is a magnificent example of aged Clare Valley Riesling.  The wine in the glass has crystal-like clarity, with a straw colour and green hues. The aromas are rich and lifted, with pink grapefruit, lime citrus and a hint of spice; showing its Lodge Hill vineyard heritage.  The palate is supportive of these aromas and is enhanced by a zingy natural acid backbone and flavours of mandarin, white peach and strawberry at the forefront. The wine has immense length and intensity of flavour.

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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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  • 2008 Cuvee Louise, Domaine de MontploRed Wine

    2008 Cuvee Louise, Domaine de Montplo

    £1950

    This Jean-Michel Consuls masterpiece, Louise, it is a three-way blend of old vine Carignan, Grenache and Syrah and what a wine it is!  Like the back three in any great French rugby team, each grape brings something different to the pitch. The Carignan offers rusticity and earthiness. The Grenache adds a splash of alcohol, structure and suppleness, while the Syrah steams in, Blanco-like, providing colour and sublime aromas of pepper, liquorice, spices and violet.

    The sun-kissed vineyards of Domaine de Montplo lie to the west of Béziers, on stony, clay-based soil dating back to the Villafranchien era. They are planted on hillsides at 200 metres altitude and benefit from proximity to the rocky scrubland and its wild herb aromas.

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  • 2012 Chardonnay, HeggiesWhite Wine

    2012 Chardonnay, Heggies

    £1995

    The wine is a pale lemon yellow colour with an intense bouquet opening with aromas of lemon blossom, sage and baking bread melded with nuances of cream and nougat. Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay.

    The palate builds with creamy fullness reminiscent of peaches and cinnamon and “struck match” flintiness from the wild yeasts. The wine will peak in 5 to 7 years and will continue to offer pleasure an interest for at least 10 years.

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  • 2013 Estate Chardonnay, HeggiesWhite Wine

    2013 Estate Chardonnay, Heggies

    £1995

    The wine is a pale lemon yellow colour with an intense lively nose of peach and nectarine with an edgy citrus tang of cumquats. Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay. The palate opens with stone fruit and builds to the mouth-filling complexity and texture of warm brioche. Interest is held by a rich creamy finish. All Heggies Vineyard wines show an excellent minerality that contributes to the length and finesse.

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  • 2015 Hanlin Hill Riesling, Petaluma Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2015 Hanlin Hill Riesling, Petaluma

    £2150

    This rightly regarded as one of australis great rieslings and the 2015 vintage doesn’t disappoint.  Aromas of lime and orange rind jump out of the glass followed by some green apple, talc and spice. A very concentrated palate delivers mouth-filling flavours of lime, orange rind and citrus over some talc and spice. Clean crisp acidity provides the wine with a tangy finish. Excellent length with a long finish of lime, orange rind, citrus and spice.

    The Hanlin Hill vineyard was planted in 1968 (by Len Evans) on a west-facing slope on the eastern edge of the Clare Valley at a relatively high altitude of 550m.

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  • 2010 Riesling, Forest Hill VineyardWhite Wine

    2010 Riesling, Forest Hill Vineyard

    £2150

    This 2010 Estate Riesling displays vibrant aromas of citrus, green apple with subtle aged Reisling character befitting its 10 years of age.  Zest of lemon and complex floral notes feature on the palate.  The mouthfeel is fleshy and well balanced with natural acidity persisting into a crisp mineral finish.

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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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  • 2010 Estate Chardonnay, Forest HillWhite Wine

    2010 Estate Chardonnay, Forest Hill

    £2250

    The 2010 Estate Chardonnay displays vibrant aromas of white nectarine and hints of almond, stone fruit and citrus leaf feature on the palate with well-intergrated barrel ferment character.  The mouthfeel is fleshy and well balanced with natural acidity persisting into a long finish.

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  • The Nostalgia Rare Tawny, d’Arenberg, 375mlDessert Wine, Fortified, Port, Port & Dessert Wine

    The Nostalgia Rare Tawny, d’Arenberg, 375ml

    £2250

    The Nostalgia Rare NV is a decadent wine, offering a delicious concentration of toffee, cherry, caramel and marmalade and is the oldest wine that d’Arenberg release each year. It is only available in tiny quantities due to the amount that evaporates to the atmosphere over time, known as “the angel’s share”. The centrepiece of the label is a coat of arms with the original d’Arenberg crest, created by d’Arry Osborn in 1959 when he first released wine with the red stripe. Alongside the crest as supporters are a Clydesdale horse and a Dorper lamb, both important to the history of the winery and also today.

    In the glass it’s a burnished bronze with an alluring rim of olive – illustrating the great age of some of the parcels that have gone into this wine. The nose is at first a cascade of walnuts toasted almonds and rancio (drying, mature complex oak character). It then opens up to dried fruits, pears and apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon spice, further inspection gives up toffee, dried figs and burnt butter. The palate is very lively, tingling with spice and lift – a fantastic balance of freshness and age, the sweetness kept in check by the rancio.

    In 2013 Chester Osborn, current Chief Winemaker and Viticulturalist, reintroduced the use of horses to the oldest bush vine Grenache vineyard in McLaren Vale, and sheep continue to graze between the vines as part of the biodynamic practices employed in the vineyards. Other elements of the coat of arms represent the export history of their fortified wines, illustrated by a ship crossing an ocean of vine leaves. Also present are acknowledgements of the traditional viticulture and winemaking techniques that are still in use at d’Arenberg, hand pruning and basket pressing. A second look at the labels show a human foot drawn on each supporting animal, representative of foot treading of each red ferment. Other features are vineyard tools and oak barrels, a copper pot still and a gentle cherub.

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