More good stuff from Mr Hill
This week we release another of the outstanding aged whites from Chris Hill – the 2006 and the 2000 are both sold out but the 2004 is an excellent replacement – fresh, smooth and beautifully light (with only 11% alcohol) it is ideal drinking in this heat. Also from the Hunter we have a gently rich 5 year old chardonnay for only $9 plus a smooth and warm shiraz also produced by Chris Hill and from the McLaren, reduced this week to only $10.

There are a lot of other bargains on our website – for example the Basedows 2010 "White Label" Barossa Valley Shiraz at only $12 (or half its RRP) and the Briarose Estate 2012 Margaret River SSB also only $12 are terrific value and great drinking.

With the heat on big-time, do try and chill your reds before opening them – the ideal temperature to drink them is around 20 degrees (and not “room temperature” up near 40 degrees!). They will taste dramatically better if you open them and then put them in the fridge for 20 or more minutes before trying them.

Chris Hill "Unearthed" 2004 Hunter Valley Semillon

69% off RRP of $45.00

With only 11.0% alcohol this lovely semillon is ideal for those looking for a lighter but smooth and older white with a touch of buttery development. Smooth and delicious with a delicate richness but finishing clean and crisp, this is a classic Hunter that will live for years. Originally for sale in the vineyard at $45 it is a genuine bargain at only $14. NB cork closure with strong, new corks.

Buy for $14.00 each

Wollemi Hunter Valley (NSW) 2009 Chardonnay

From one of the greatest recent vintage years in the Hunter, this well made wine is a lovely soft white showing nice complexity and soft acid, and with a few years age it now shows added richness and complexity. Smooth and gently rich, with a long finish, this is perfect for those who love older-style chardonnay, and at only $9 a bottle, perfect for those who love a bargain!

Buy for $9.00 each

Bargain of the Week
Hill & Jacobs "The Griffin" 2010 McLaren Vale Shiraz

This is a smooth and deeply coloured, and very affordable shiraz from a great vintage and an area renowned for this variety. Made by Chris Hill, this deep-plum coloured wine shows the classic McLaren features of warmth and spice. It is a medium to full bodied wine with nice richness and a touch of spice – well balanced with big fruit, fine-grained tannins and good fruit-acid, this wine will live for some years but is very good for drinking now. Now at less than half its RRP it is a real bargain.

Buy for $10.00 each

Impress for Less at your next dinner party!

If you like older wines, but have never had a cellar or a place to store them, there are a number of mature beauties on our website – for example the Salitage 2008 Cab Merlot, the Virgin Hills 2005 cabernet, the Pennan 2006 Margaret River Shiraz Viognier or perhaps the 2009 Basedow chardonnay  – they are all, excellent, well-priced wines and drinking beautifully. If you have a problem with any of these wines, then as always we stand ready to replace them so why not give them a go and impress your friends!

If you would like to order any of these wines simply log onto our website where you can also see our selection or if you prefer return email or ring us and we will take it from there.

All the best,
David and Hugh

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