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2021 James Halliday Wine Companion 90+ Pointers Pack

6 pack of outstanding wines awarded 90 or more points in the 2021 James Halliday Wine Companion.

Discounted for Wine Club Members , this pack includes a special Museum release of 2018 Riesling

The Victorian Riesling 2018 – 95 pts

‘It starts a little quiet on the nose and then, wham! What intensity. Lime cordial, preserved lemon, apple. orange peel, pear with generous mouthfeel, and you are hooked. A seamless beauty. ‘ Jeni Port Aug’20

The Victorian Primitivo 2018 – 92 pts

‘The Strathbogie-sourced grapes are from the vineyard of well-known Melbourne arts identity, Carrillo Gantner. From a warm vintage, the follow-up to the well-regarded ’17 reveals the season and the location with a generous and earthy version of the Italian primitivo grape. Bramble, black cherries, plum clafoutis, briar and sage. Juicy, fleshy on the palate and doesn’t it carry the higher alcohol well!’ Jeni Port Aug’20

The Victorian Shiraz 2018 – 90 pts

The winemaker enhances all of his wines with multi-choice decision making. It makes for a degree of complexity even in his standard releases. Heathcote fruit provides a deep, densely coloured canvas for a medium-bodied, gently unfolding shiraz upholding the strongest Heathcote traditions of ripe black fruits, lifted spice and naturally achieved structure. Good drinking right now.’ Jeni Port Aug’20

Stardust & Muscle Shiraz 2018 – 91 pts

‘One ferment comprised shiraz and viognier (2%). One ferment was whole bunches with stalks which was matured in a 1000l cask. Okay, what is with that name? It’s a reference to how the winemaker sees the fruit off his home vineyard in the Strathbogies, the pretty perfume of the fruit is the ‘stardust,’ and the richness offered is the ‘muscle.’  Jeni Port Aug’20

Single Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017- 93 pts

A cool year in the Strathbogies produced a taut and powerful cabernet display that marries blackberry, Aussie bush, bay leaf and briar with arresting layers of savoury spice. Tannins keep things impressive and real. It has a way to go.’ Jeni Port Aug’20

Halo Effect Late Harvest Viognier 2017 – 94 pts

‘The Halo Effect uses late harvest Viognier to its best advantage by balancing high residual sugar with refreshing acidity. Orange blossom, musk, spiced apple and white peach captivate with a honeyed mouthfeel. Intense sweetness is delicious. Perfect balance.’  Jeni Port Aug’20


This pack includes:

1 x The Victorian RIESLING 2018 (Museum Release)  

1 x The Victorian PRIMITIVO 2018

1 x The Victorian SHIRAZ 2018

1 x Stardust & Muscle SHIRAZ 2018

1 x Single Vineyard Series CABERNET SAUVIGNON  2017

1 x Halo Effect Late Harvest VIOGNIER 2017     

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