Our resident Sommelier and wine expert, is more than happy to have a chat and help you pick out the perfect bottle to cellar or consume. Alternatively, you can pull up a chair and sample the latest offerings from the enomatic dispenser, where sample wine tastings are offered in a variety of global styles and in a range of serving sizes.
We can also source any ‘special items’ you might desire and even assist you with a complementary ‘cellar appraisal’, designed to give a ‘spring clean’ to your prized collection whether you have 10 bottles or 10,000.
THIS MONTH'S FEATURE WINES
Michael Hartley's Top Pick
2015 Latta Vino ‘Precarious’ Bianco
My pick this month is a very interesting ‘natural’ wine, this wine is ‘unfined, unfiltered and untinkered’ and is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (free-run) and Viognier. If that’s not enough whole bunches of Gewurztraminer are added to the ferment for good measure.
RRP $50 / Special $42
Old Youngs ‘Six Seasons’ Gin
This herbal and earthy gin pays tribute to the Six seasons of the Noongar People indigenous to the Swan Valley. A savoury, high ABV gin for special occasions that makes a unique and complex Martini.
RRP $85 / Special $75 (Limited)
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV.
‘This is the consummate autumn aperitif; a complete champagne, singing with pure lemon juice and high notes of cinnamon and wild honey.’ Tyson Stelzer.
Special $100/bottle $550/6pack
White Wine Specials
2016 Commune of Buttons ‘ABCD’ Basket Range Chardonnay.
Estate grown 25 year old vines in red clay, full of quartz, iron shale and sandstone. The wine is brioche and straw on the nose, it is textural and saline with a soft peachy mid pallet ending with lingering acidity.
RRP $40 / Special $32
2015 Billaud-Simon Chablis
The Billaud-Simon Chablis is fantastic. On display are the finer and more floral notes which introduce white fruits and green apple. The palate is fresh and vibrant with classic Chablis cut and impact and zesty fleshy citrus flavors all beautifully balanced right though the long crystalline clear finish.
RRP $55 / Special $45
Red Wine Specials
2016 Murdoch Hill ‘The Phaeton’ Pinot Noir
From mature vines in the Piccadilly Valley. Here Pinot Noir flourishes giving grapes with diverse and fascinating flavours. This wine has great elegance, vibrancy and structure produced by deft, hands-off winemaking.
RRP $50 / Special $40
2014 McHenry Hohnen ‘Tiger Country’ Tempranillo.
Sourced from an old planting in the Yallingup Hills. Nose is a complex array of violets, lavender and rose petal, underlined by blood orange. The palate shows concentrated citrus and mulberry shortcake. The gravely, rambling tannins provide the perfect savoury note to the sweetness of fruit.
RRP $50 / Special $38
NV Alpha Box and Dice ‘Kit and Kaboodle’
For Kit’s new incarnation, the AB&D dream team consists of Aglianico, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, all from McLaren Vale and Nebbiolo from the Adelaide Hills. This unlikely bunch of Euro brothers / cousins / neighbours / frenemies makes a delightful cacophony of flavours… think of it as the European Union blended into a bottle.
RRP $25 / Special $19
2014 Caillard Wine Mataro
2014 Caillard Mataro, expressive and generous, articulates the beauty, warmth and refractive light of the Barossa Landscape. Mataro is one of the Barossa’s most evocative and beautiful grape varieties. It is a courageous battler that yields grace under the fire of the elements!
RRP $55 / Special $48
2016 Clonakilla ‘O’Raida’ Shiraz
Deepish red/purple colour with a fragrant herb, lightly spicy and charmingly floral bouquet, which is at a remove from the simple grapy styles. The wine comes into its own on the palate, where it is with fine-grained, subtle tannins and medium-weight. Red fruits, spices, violets. Lovely wine, ready to enjoy. It’s 100% Clonakilla in style.
RRP $44 / Special $36
*Prices listed are for takeaway