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It is not the flesh but the skin of the grape that gives colour - and flavour. Hence some drinkers find reds more ‘satisfying’ - simply because they have more flavour sources! While whites have apple/citrus flavours of pulp, these are ‘built over’ in reds by stronger red and black fruit, spicy and earthy flavours caused by maceration (soaking/fermenting on skins). This ‘leaching’ is almost exclusive to reds, also leading to fuller texture and weight of solids (phenolics). The most important phenolics - besides colour compounds - are tannins. From both skin and pip, the quality of tannins help red wines to age and determines their style as soft and fruity (low tannin) or firm and structured (high tannin). 

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  1. 2015 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    2015 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A balancing act of hugeness with finesse: the quality end of Aussie GSM. As 'negociants' Two Hands source only the best fruit then lovingly de-stem, select and extract lots and lots of rich ...
    $34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle
  2. 2017 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz

    2017 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz

    91 Points Sam Kim
    Thorn-Clarke are on top of quality Aussie red – the 2015 vintage of this even scored 4.5 stars and Top of Category in 2016 Winestate's 'Mainfrieght World's Greatest Shiraz'. Rich plummy/berry ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $21.99 per bottle
  3. 2016 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir

    2016 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir

    Organic
    94 Points Richard Caro
    A star out of Central Otago, the Mount Edward Pinot is an elegant and complex wine that stands head and shoulders above most. Led by one of the region's pioneers, Duncan Forsyth promotes natural ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle
  4. 2018 Amisfield Central Otago Rose

    2018 Amisfield Central Otago Rose

    93 Points Richard Caro
    Central Otago Rose at its finest -- always sells out before summer's end. A dryish but fruity style, the expressive nose and palate of red cherries, strawberries and raspberries has a refreshing ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  5. 2015 Spinifex Miette Shiraz

    2015 Spinifex Miette Shiraz

    Rick’s Picks
    92 Points Richard Caro
    A succulent and juicy Shiraz from cult producers in the Barossa. Spinifex are in a position to do things their own way, and in this serious artisan Shiraz they make a bright, nuanced wine that ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Spinifex La Maline Shiraz

    2015 Spinifex La Maline Shiraz

    97 Points James Halliday
    A magic Barossa Shiraz with a huge complex presence -- "nothing short of electrifying" in Halliday's words. Artisans Spinifex focus on the finesse and European styling, and such restraint is ...
    $64.99 in mixed 6+ or $72.99 per bottle
  7. 2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir

    2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir

    92 Points Bob Campbell MW
    One of Central Otago’s favourite Pinot Noirs. Mt Difficulty showcases the bright cherry/berry fruit and dried herb typicity of its beautiful location in Bannockburn, presenting an accessible ...
    Elsewhere up to $45.99 Save $9 $36.99 in mixed 6+ or $40.99 per bottle
  8. 2015 Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

    2015 Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

    4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
    A super-classy Bannockburn Pinot Noir that's organically made, beautifully made and backed by Carrick's increasingly long-standing pedigree. This is grown in their on-site vineyard from which ...
    $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $48.99 per bottle
  9. 2018 Kalleske Clarrys Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro

    2018 Kalleske Clarrys Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro

    Biodynamic
    91 Points Richard Caro
    A rich and flowing GSM blend from organic legends, Kalleske. With layers of plump fruit, spice, acid and tannin layers from these three classic Rhone varietals -- Grenache, Syrah and Mouverdre ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  10. 2016 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache

    2016 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache

    Rick’s Picks
    91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Another supreme old vine Glaetzer wine. The richness and spice of Barossa Shiraz leads, rounded out with succulent, full-bodied Grenache. Massive yet polished and so balanced, this modern Aussie ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

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