18 Apr Australian Tasting
Friday, April 21
5 to 7pm
At the Bar
Join us as we welcome Bob Campbell from Epicurean Wines for a sampling of some awesome Australian gems including the Flegenheimer Sparkling Shiraz we featured last week. Epicurean specializes in finding Australia’s best wines, particularly from family-owned wineries. These wines deliver lots of quality at modest prices.
NV Flegenheimer Bros. Sparkling Shiraz, McLaren Vale (In stock)
On Sale $14.99
This sparkling Shiraz displays a vibrant lush garnet color and a bouquet of rich berry fruits, dark cherries and soft lingering hints of integrated oak On the palate bright juicy red fruits and sweet plum are balanced with silky tannins and a velvety smooth finish.
2016 Flegenheimer “Out of the Park” Petite Sirah, McLaren Vale
On Sale $13.99
Hammerschlag’s McLaren Vale vineyard consists of ironstone and clay over limestone and benefits from cool maritime breezes each afternoon. Upon securing this location, Hammerschlag got to work in the vineyard selecting 2 clones of Shiraz: 1654,which is very typical of South Australia and Tabhilk, sourced from the oldest winery in Victoria and more reminiscent of the northern Rhone. In addition to Shiraz, the vineyard is also planted with Petite Sirah, a varietal that is naturally higher in acid,tannin and color, thereby enhancing the wine’s mineral character and providing structure to the blend.
2014 Glaetzer Shiraz/Grenache “Wallace,” Barossa Valley
On Sale $19.99
(aged for 16 months in 80% used French and 20% American oak hogsheads): Bright purple. Heady, smoke- and spice-tinged aromas of dark berry liqueur, candied licorice and mocha, with a peppery quality adding urgency. Supple, broad and seamless, offering appealingly sweet blueberry and cassis flavors and a hint of vanilla. In a lush, decadent style but not at all outsized. Finishes smooth, smoky and long, with repeating spiciness and velvety tannins. These vines range from 60 to more than 110 years of age.
91 Points, Vinous Media
2014 Woop Woop Shiraz, South Eastern Australia
On Sale $12.99
(aged in used French and American oak barrels for nine months): Inky purple. Fresh blackberry and cherry-cola aromas are complicated by suggestions of licorice, woodsmoke and cracked pepper. Plush and gently sweet, offering supple dark fruit flavors and a subtle floral nuance. Fleshy and energetic on the gently tannic finish, which features notes of sweet dark fruit and peppery spices.
90 Points, Vinous Media