Enjoy beautiful black reds from Australia, Portugal and Argentina, with their rich tapestry of dark fruit flavours. Explore bold reds like Durif, Malbec and Castelão, in one terrific case for a low $14.99 a bottle.
McLaren Vale reds are big, there's no doubt about that! Deep River takes them to another level as you'll see when you taste this deep, rich, sumptuous Cabernet. It's full of black fruits - blackcurrant, blackberry and blueberry - with fragrant wild herbs, and delicious spice notes. Fine tannins and a long smooth finish give further drinking pleasure. A really lovely wine. Enjoy!
Sam Trimboli LOVES Durif. He calls it a <i> “stunning little powerhouse grape that develops astounding complexity”. </i> The numberplate on his car even sports the word ‘Durif’, that’s how highly he rates it. The grapes for this wine come from a small vineyard that Sam helped establish in the 1980s and is now at peak maturity.
As you’d expect from a wine dominated by Durif, this is a whopper of a red. It was carefully crafted in the darkest corner of the cellar. Why? Because it’s the special project of rising star winemaker David Joeky and he didn’t want anyone to take a look or taste it until he was absolutely ready. So every evening, after the rest of the crew had left, David would retire to the furthest corner of the cellar, where he’d stationed his special tanks of dark, spicy Durif and ripest, peppery Shiraz. We think he’s ‘blended a blinder’ as the locals say. It’s firm and full, yet abundant in gloriously ripe, liquorice- and spice-scented fruit with an underlying note of oak. Smooth enough to sip on its own, but even better with hearty red meat dishes.
You don’t often see intensely dark Petit Verdot blended with spicy rich Shiraz. It's native to Bordeaux, where you'll find it blended to add generous tannins and inky depths to French reds. In Australia's heat, however, those tannins are tamed and it brings peppery notes and dense fruit to the party. Add in Shiraz's characteristic bramble fruit, with a rich helping of smoky spice, and the result is this tasty red. It's from a 60 year old winery that's family run from top to toe. With the largest plantings of Petit Verdot in Oz, they know how to make the grape shine. For this 5-Star red they use small, top quality, cool climate parcels from select vineyards. Deliciously dark, it's a red to be enjoyed with grilled meats or veggie stews.