Late last year the Observer newspaper in England rated our 2010 Olive Branch McLaren Vale red as one of the “The 20 best red wines for Christmas” and it was priced at 12 Pounds. You can now try what the Poms were drinking last Christmas for only $12 ! The other wine also has a European connection – the Belgian owners of Pipers Brook planted a vineyard in 2000 in South Australia to service the European market. However with the strong A$ and Europe struggling, the Norfolk Rise wines are now starting to appear in Australia – this sauvignon blanc at only $9 is great value and its quality reflects the Pipers Brook connection.

Easter is suddenly here (Good Friday is next week !) , so now may be a good time to stock-up whether you are planning to entertain at home or are going away – it is very easy and convenient to order the wines of your choice and then we can ship them either to your home or to your holiday destination so they are waiting for you when you arrive.

Willunga 100 “Olive Branch” 2010 Shiraz Cabernet

McLaren Vale (SA) $12.00

Willunga was started 8 years ago by an English Master of Wine who saw a gap in the UK between the top flight Aussie wines and the cheaper, often very ordinary cheaper ones. With the former MD of Wirra Wirra now involved, they have been enormously successful. Thus this wine, for example, was in the Observer newspaper's "20 best red wines for Christmas" a few months ago with a price of 12 Pounds at Tesco supermarkets. At only $12 this is great value back here !

Described by the Observer as "a serious wine", it is very deeply coloured with dark fruits and the classic McLaren Vale "touch of tar" on the nose. This follows through on the palate, where this medium bodied wine shows ripe, smooth fruit, a touch of the famous "tar" and gentle wood tannins balanced nicely with fresh acid. The Observer is right - it is serious but is also very satisfying drinking and will be for the next 3 or 4 years.

Buy for $12.00 each

 

Norfolk Rise 2010 Sauv Blanc

Norfolk Rise Mt Benson (SA) 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $9.00

Despite having the same owners as the famous Pipers Brook of Tasmania, this vineyard has a very low profile in Australia. Its owners, a 200 year old Belgian trading house, established this vineyard in 2000 with production targeted at Europe. However with continuing economic woes in Europe combined with the strong Aussie dollar, some is now appearing in Australia at very reasonable prices. Rated at 91 out of 100 points by James Halliday and available at a few of the big discounters at $14.45, this is great value at $9.

Light straw-gold in colour, it has a nice fresh aroma with a hint of gooseberry. It is quite light in the mouth, with fresh citrus flavours with a touch of that gooseberry - fresh, easy and delicious drinking over the next 12 months.

Buy for $9.00 each

 

Easter is next week!

If you want to stock up for Easter, or are going on holiday and want the wine waiting for you when you arrive let us help ! Perhaps a mixed case for $120 or the family friendly “quaffers” at only $70 a case ? Just let us know what your preferences are and we will do the rest. If you are having a party we can also provide beer and soft drinks in the Sydney city, Melbourne city and the Mornington Peninsular areas, and we have glasses and ice bins available at no charge.

If you would like to order any of our wines simply log onto our website at www.winemarshalls.com.au to see our full range. Alternatively ring one of us or reply by return email with your delivery address and we will invoice you.

All the best,
David and Hugh



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