Australian Wine Tasting Sun. 10/1

29 Sep Australian Wine Tasting Sun. 10/1

Sunday, October 1
1 to 4pm
At the Bar

Keeping with this weekend’s Southern hemisphere theme, Sunday we’re tasting two more delicious Australian wines. The white is a stunning wine from John Duval, the king of Australian wine whose history includes making several vintages of Australia’s most famous wine, Penfold’s Grange. And the red is a little Rhone blend we’re really hot on right now, from one of the country’s most notable producers, Kilikanoon.

2013 John Duval Plexus White (Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier), Australia
On Sale $26.99
55% marsanne, 32% roussanne and 13% viognier): Light yellow. Ripe orchard and pit fruits on the deeply perfumed, spice-tinged nose and in the mouth. Round and fleshy yet lively, with slow-building spiciness and a touch of honeysuckle. The spicy quality repeats strongly on the finish, which leaves notes of peach pit and lemon curd behind. The richest rendition of this bottling to date, but not at all lacking for vivacity.
91 Points, Vinous Media

2012 Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache, Clare Valley, Australia
On Sale $24.99
Brilliant ruby. Aromas of blackberry, cola and anise are lifted by a spicy quality that gains power with air. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering sweet dark berry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of tangy acidity. At once rich and energetic, finishing with strong thrust and cut and silky, harmonious tannins that come up slowly.
91 Points, Vinous Media