10 Sep Stunning Aussie Oddballs from BK Wines
These handmade stunners from Australia knocked our socks off. All are single-vineyard, made with native yeasts and minimal intervention, then bottled unfined. Unfined wines retain more intensity and flavor and purist winemakers believe in the idea of manipulating the wines as little as possible. These are exactly the type of wines we love–focusing on quality fruit first, then gently guiding the winemaking process to create clean, focused, expressive wines with a sense of place.
2016 BK Wines “One Ball” Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
On Sale $34.99
Ripe and fine. The classic Chardonnay preface with buttered toast and fresh cashews on the nose. On the palate, think white peach juice running done your chin. An elegant, rounded wine with stunning length. A bit of a rockstar performer for this year’s vintage.
2015 vintage scored 93/100 Points from Vinous Media!
2016 BK Wines “Skin & Bones” White, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
On Sale $32.99
Glinting like a golden beach bathed in late-afternoon sun, the nose on this wine is surprisingly musky, rustic and – dare we say – ‘red’. The aromas evoke a firm cheese spiked with peppercorns or a young sopressa. The palate is quinine-tangy, lemon pith and almost saline with an enticing tannic backbone of young rosemary. Juicy pear fruits to taste. An uncommonly complete and complex white.
2015 vintage scored 92/100 points from Vinous Media!
2016 BK Wines “Skin & Bones” Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
On Sale $34.99
Intensely aromatic with a fair whack of green hops and hippy weeds. A full palate of fresh, new young plums and mulberries with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. A Pinot Noir that wears its classic varietal attributes proudly on its sleeve. Will pack away nicely if you’re a glutton for delayed gratification.