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John Duval Wines Plexus Shiraz - Grenache - Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2013 (750 ml) Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 2016 (750 ml) John Duval Shiraz Entity 2013 (750 ml)
WA 93+, WS 92

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Plexus has a seriously spicy perfume over a core of baked raspberries, crushed blackberries and red currant jelly, plus wafts of pepper and tar. Ripe, rich and medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a gorgeous, velvet-lined texture, with savory and earthy flavors coming through on the long finish.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2016)
JS 95

TOP 100 AUSTRALIAN WINESOF 2017 #69 - A decisive, confidently struck pinot that brims with youthful vibrance and plenty of brambly spicy overlay across ripe red and darker cherry fruits. The palate’s succulent, energetic and stacked with punchy cherry-fruit flavors. Tannins drive up through the finish.

- James Suckling (Jan, 2018)
WS 93, WA 92

Densely packed, focused and brimming with blueberry, currant and plum fruit notes that play against a blanket of fine tannins, picking up savory accents as the finish keeps pumping gracefully. Best from 2017 through 2022.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (2016)
Prager Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg 2015 (750 ml) Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2015 (750 ml) Heartland Directors' Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750 ml)
WA 89

From a classified vineyard since 1521, the 2015 Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg is a clear, intense and juicy wine with white fruit aromas and a vibrant acidity. Medium-bodied and mineral in the finish, this is a serious expression of terroir in a lighter, very clear and refreshing style from gravelly soils. Good tension and intensity.

- Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)
JS 94, WE 92, WS 91

The M3 Chardonnay has evolved into a tight, refined style. It's medium-bodied and tart, with crisp acids that frame juicy citrus flavors. A subtle note of struck match marks the nose, alongside hints of orange zest.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2017)
V 91

Inky ruby. Vibrant, smoke-accented dark berries, cracked pepper and a hint of mocha on the perfumed nose. Silky, seamless and pliant, offering sweet blackberry and blueberry compote flavors and a repeating peppery quality. Gentle tannins provide shape to the very long, spicy finish, which leaves a suave blue quality behind.

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2013 (750 ml) Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz 2014 (750 ml) Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014 (750 ml)
V 92

Glass-staining purple. Complex aromas of ripe blackberry, vanilla, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a floral accent building in the glass. Very sweet and supple in texture, with intense black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors gaining weight and spiciness with air. Finishes sappy and very long, with supple tannins, impressive vivacity and lingering floral and vanilla notes. This youthful wine deserves some patience.

- Vinous
WA 92

Deep garnet in color with a hint of purple, the 2014 Shiraz G A M offers fruitcake, preserved plums and blueberry tart notes with suggestions of mocha, Marmite and bacon fat. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with spicy black berry preserve layers, supported by rounded tannins and seamless acidity, finishing long and savory.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
WS 93

Aromatic, with a touch of dried rose petal and white pepper up front, giving way to a smooth and supple blend of black tea, cherry and huckleberry flavors. Touches of vanilla and spice show on the finish, with the tannins developing a slight chew. Drink now through 2026.

- Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator (July, 2015)
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 2016 (750 ml) Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2014 (750 ml)
WA 90

Slightly herbal and leafy on the nose, the deep, currant-scented 2016 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon blends fruit from five different regions of South Australia. It's medium to full-bodied, with soft, measured tannins and true Cabernet identity. Aged in French and American oak, there are some cedar and mocha notes apparent on the nose and finish, but the cassis fruit carries the day.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2018)
WA 96+, V 94

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Amon-Ra Shiraz has a youthfully mute nose, offering glimpses at the blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice core, plus suggestions of dark chocolate, cigar boxes, fertile earth and baking spices. The full-bodied palate delivers concentrated, muscular blackberry and earth flavors with plenty of freshness and a beautiful backbone of finely grained tannins, finishing with commendable persistence and layers. This is a great contender for wine of the vintage!

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)