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  1. Kings Straight Bourbon 375ml
    Kings Straight Bourbon 375ml

    Kings County Distillery’s Straight Bourbon is made from New York State 80% organic corn and 20% English malted barley, is twice distilled in copper pot stills and then aged in new charred oak barrels. Rich in caramel, vanilla, and holiday spice, this bottle is cited frequently in lists of best non-Kentucky bourbons. Aged for at least two years, this is a precocious whiskey, surprisingly robust for its age.

    “Crisp Demerara sugar; sumptuous texture, aided by melt-in-the-mouth natural caramels; an excellent outpouring of citrus-tinged vanilla; for a year-old bourbon the sugars have accumulated charmingly (89=excellent).” – Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2013  “Exotic and deep, with flavors of grain, licorice, vanilla and molasses.”  (#2 Craft Bourbon, 3-Stars) — ERIC ASIMOV, New York Times 2014.  “Top Ten Bourbons” —Time Out New York, 2014

    Bourbon
    USA
  2. Gutierrez Colosia Fino en Rama, 3YO NV 500ml
    Gutierrez Colosia Fino en Rama, 3YO NV 500ml
    Upon demand, Gutierrez Colosía make occasional bottlings of super-textural Fino straight from the barrel, or 'en Rama'. Sacas of 'standard' Fino del Puerto, 3 years old, are bottled light and fresh at 15%. Drift wood, oyster shell and chamomile reveal instantly on the nose. There is a mild white pepper note and a floral spice. The palate is round and balanced, it persists and carries the weight and texture of barrel-condition Fino with ease. Toasted pistachios, cashews and roasted seeds add a nutty weight, while a touch of peach skin and pepper-citrus-astringent hold all in line. TSA
    NV
    Sherry
    Spain
    461
  3. Oakridge LVS Willow Lake Chardonnay 2018 375ml
    Oakridge LVS Willow Lake Chardonnay 2018 375ml

    Winemaker and CEO David Bicknell has proved his worth time and again as an extremely talented winemaker. JAMES HALLIDAY

    What is there to say about this superb Yarra Valley winery. Headed up by Dave Bicknell it feels like they can do no wrong. Everything they make from top to bottom is deftly put together and sourced from the Yarra's best vineyards. The quality is always outstanding and the LVS (local vineyard series) is some of the best value Pinot and Chardonnay around. PWS

    I’ve probably said it before, and anyone who knows me knows I’m prone to repeating myself, but what a lovely evocative name it is for a vineyard.

    It doesn’t need any styling products; there’s not a hair out of place here. White peach and lime, green melon, almond nougat, a whisper of struck match and spice. Smooth and flavoursome, a subtle viscosity interlaid with chalk and flint, some floral mouth-perfume, slight tweak to the finish with citrus rind and grapefruit tang. Right proper Chardonnay here. GARY WALSH, The Wine Front

    2018
    chardonnay
    Australia
    506
  4. Kings County Moonshine 375ml
    Kings County Moonshine 375ml
    40% ABV. Kings County Distillery's Moonshine (un-aged whiskey) is distilled from 80% New York State organic corn and 20% malted barley, sourced from the UK. The latter represents one of the highest proportions of malted barley on a US whiskey's mash bill. It is double distilled in gooseneck copper pot stills to yield a lower distillation proof, rich in flavor and mouthfeel. The Kings County distillers use very narrow cuts, essentially the heart of the hearts, to draw off a very clean, pure distillate. Nothing at all is added.

    "Absolutely spot on corn whiskey; sweet, clean, berry-fruit, very well made and does exactly what it says on the tin." 92 points, JIm MURRAY'S WHISKEY BIBLE 2017
    Bourbon
    USA
  5. Kings County Straight Bourbon Mini's 200ml
    Kings County Straight Bourbon Mini's 200ml
    Gold Medal - 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition 45% ABV.

    Kings County Bourbon is the same spirit as Kings County's moonshine, here aged for an average of two years in new, American oak charred barrels. The nose offers spicy, cedar, fresh oak and roasted malt notes. Very fine but also complex, there is also the suggestion of pecan, fresh corn and bright cherry. The palate is really spicy and fine; there's real depth of malt and fruit cake notes shot through with higher notes of citrus, fresh vanilla as well as cinnamon and other autumnal spices. The texture is very smooth, a spirit of the quality we normally associate with top notch Cognac, and the finish is spicy, lingering and perfumed. Wonderful stuff that is easily good enough to sip from the flask. Exotic and deep, with flavors of grain, licorice, vanilla and molasses. ERIC ASIMOV, New York Times
    Bourbon
    USA
  6. Chateau d'Yquem 2016 375ml
    Chateau d'Yquem 2016 375ml

    PRE ARRIVAL - DUE EARLY 2022
    Containing 135 grams per liter of residual sugar, the pale lemon-gold colored 2016 d'Yquem leaps from the glass with honeyed apricots, pineapple, green mango, crushed rocks, candied ginger, coriander seed and citrus peel with hints of orange blossom. The palate is very tightly wound, vibrant and refreshing with layer upon layer of minerals and spices, finishing with epic poise and persistence. (98+) WINE ADVOCATE

    2016
    Sem/Sauv Blend
    France
    481
  7. Chateau du Rouet Cuvee Reserve Cotes de Provence Rose 2021 375ml
    Chateau du Rouet Cuvee Reserve Cotes de Provence Rose 2021 375ml
    Never judge a book buy it's cover right? Mostly, you see the colour of this and you at least know you are on good footing to begin with. It's pale, like a blush of peach. Properly dry with a splash of sweet citrus, mandarin, ripe red grapefruit, a just tart orange aspect and then some lovely peach notes. All this is underpinned by a bright, clear, palate cleansing freshness and a nice pithy texture that licks at the sides of your mouth. It's long and energising, it both slackens the thirst with its buoyant, uplifting feel and engages the old taste buds and sets the salivary glands quivering. Who doesn't love Rose like this? It's so enjoyable to drink. ROSCOE
    2021
    Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre
    France
    460
  8. Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 375ml
    Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 375ml

    2021 was a vintage of exceptional quality.  A wet winter, mild spring and temperate summer produced wines that will live long in the memory and in the cellar.  The wines are fine, focused, beautifully balanced and above all, utterly delicious. This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is intense and complex, super fine and silky. 

    A bright and dense crimson colour. The aromas are intense and complex for a young wine - red fruits, raspberry, red currant with dark cherries, coupled with a floral and spicy note. The palate is super fine and silky with layers of flavour and texture leading to a long and bold finish. Cellar for at least five years, and preferably more than 10. TOM CARSON, Winemaker, Yabby Lake

    2021
    Pinot noir
    Australia
    441
  9. Domaine Philippe Collotte Marsannay Rose 2019
    Domaine Philippe Collotte Marsannay Rose 2019
    Beautifully perfumed showing hints of strawberries and cream. Shows lovely texture and depth with more weight and character than one often finds for such a ‘northern’ Rosé.

    Vivid orange-pink color. Cherry, redcurrant, orange zest and a suave floral nuance on the mineral-inflected nose. Juicy and broad on entry, offering sappy red fruit flavors that are braced by building spice and mineral accents. Tightens up on a long, focused finish that echoes the floral and cherry notes.  JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous
    2019
    Pinot noir
    France
    358
  10. Gunderloch Rothenberg Riesling Auslese 2021 375ml
    Gunderloch Rothenberg Riesling Auslese 2021 375ml

    The 2021 Rothenberg Riesling Auslese is based on pink- and violet-colored overripe but healthy grapes. The nose is brilliantly clear and spicy, with fine raisin aromas intertwined with candied grapefruit and fully ripe mirabelles. Round, lush and intense on the palate, this is a very refined and concentrated, saline and savory Auslese with delicate bitters on the well-structured finish that is a gorgeous reflection of the Rothenberg terroir. Beautifully clear and saline. 7% stated alcohol. Screw-cap closure. STEPHAN RHEINHARDT, wineadvocate.com

    A very concentrated, racy and totally focused riesling Auslese that literally takes your breath away. All the freshness of a beautifully ripe pink grapefruit combined with a slew of floral honey and wet stone minerality. Staggering freshness at the whiplash finish! From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Limited production. Drink or hold. Screw cap. STUART PIGGOT, jamessuckling.com

    2021
    Riesling
    Germany
    466
  11. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2019 375ml
    Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2019 375ml
    The 2019 Côtes Du Rhône will be a no-brainer purchase. This Syrah-heavy red has lots of blackberry, bouquet garni, and peppery notes in a ripe, full-bodied, textured style. It’s well worth buying and drinking over the coming 5-7 years. JEB DUNNUCK

    The 2019 Cotes du Rhone features scents of blackberries, raspberries and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, it's atypically rich and structured—a fine, balanced summation of the vintage. JOE CZERWINSKI Wine Advocate
    2019
    Rhone Blend
    France
    467
  12. Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fume Leon 2020 375ml
    Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fume Leon 2020 375ml

    The 2020 Léon is surprisingly tangy and bright for this warm vintage with just 13% alcohol. It's light in body and focused while 12-18 months on lees has provided a sense of roundness and texture to the mid palate as well as a touch of autolysis-derived pastry character to the apple and citrus fruit and lightly floral aromas. Vibrant, fresh and youthful. Best enjoyed in the first three to six years of its life for its energy. REBECCA GIBB, Vinous.com

    The former Florilège comes with a new name this year. Predominantly from limestone soils but also silex, the 2020 Pouilly Fumé Léon offers a clear, deep, fresh and spicy, quite complex and iodine bouquet with great precision and mineral intensity. Aged in stainless steel, concrete and 20% oak barrels (228 and 500 liter), this is a rich and round, very elegant and aromatic Pouilly-Fumé with good mineral and fruity freshness and a long, intense and tensioned finish that reveals fine tannins and crisp grip. This is a substantial wine with excellent aging potential. STEPHAN RHEINHARDT, Wine Advocate

    2020
    sauvignon Blanc
    France
    422
  13. Gueguen Chablis 2020 375ml
    Gueguen Chablis 2020 375ml
    Celine Gueguen Brocard and Frederic Gueguen are a refreshing new voice amongst the mineral soils of Chablis. Though their experience runs deep. Celine is the daughter of Jean-Marc Brocard, the respected Chablis estate where she worked with her husband Frederic for over a decade.

    Winegrowing runs in Celine's blood. Plots from her great grandmother established in 1882 have been passed down the line to her. Her mother, also a wine grower instilled a strong work ethic in her daughter. To say wine ran in the family is an understatement.

    That classic stoney-Chablis-esq vibe here. Why do we mentione that because a warming climates and changing syle doesn't always present but here it does. Nice balance with the fresh white tree fruits cut by a saline line of acicidity and sprinkled with a little white pepper, quartzy thing going on. Nice little push of fruit out the back with loveley virbancy and purity offset with a little leesy funk.
    2020
    chardonnay
    France
    358
  14. Cuilleron Le Lombard Marsanne 2020
    Cuilleron Le Lombard Marsanne 2020

    100% Marsanne oldest vines 1967, most mid-late 1980s, from sanded granite soils
    shiny yellow; the bouquet carries a grapey air, smokiness, white tobacco, lemon peel, has a little Riesling petrol tone within. The palate gives a fluid run of crushed white fruits, compote style, hints of vanilla, holding well into a stylish close. It's articulate St Jo blanc, on a trail of refinement, reserve. It deserves a fine table, carries interest, is worth studying. It can develop its second half a little more. 13.5° (4 stars) JOHN LIVINGSTONE LEARMONTH


     

    2020
    Marsanne
    France
    467
  15. Trimbach Riesling Frederic Emile 2016 375ml
    Trimbach Riesling Frederic Emile 2016 375ml
    Luminous straw-yellow. Complex, mint-accented aromas of nectarine, tangerine and powdered stone, plus a hint of licorice. Then bright, juicy and dense, showing outstanding acid-sugar balance and a penetrating juiciness to the stone fruit and herbal flavors. Finishes multilayered and very long, displaying noteworthy clarity and limy cut on the saline finish. Wine lovers everywhere know just how great Frédéric Emile Rieslings can be, but this looks to be a real knockout in the making; I absolutely love this wine's mineral drive and precision. It pulls off the neat trick of being both very ageworthy and also lovely to drink right now. I was happy to know that my palate was still working after an extremely long day of tasting when I told Pierre that in this vintage of Frédéric Emile I found more of the Geisberg than the Osterberg (in most vintages, the wine is a blend of 60/40 Osterberg-Geisberg, at times even 70/30, but this year it's more like 55/45). (97+) IAN D'AGATA, Vinous Media

    The lemon-sherbet note here is really beautiful. Then comes a wealth of herbs, ranging from thyme to parsley, with a touch of sea salt, before turning to more floral nuances, such as cherries and almond blossom. The powerful acidity seems to surround the whole mouth and makes this almost like licking a lemon; the unmistakable dryness is all the more enjoyable because of it. Long and very elegant on the finish. STUART PIGOTT
    2013
    Riesling
    France
    343
  16. Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Auslese 2021 375ml
    Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Auslese 2021 375ml
    A lacy layer of floral honey lies over the very ripe white fruit aromas of this very elegant Auslese. In spite of the impressive concentration and succulence, this riesling Auslese is still really fine, even filigree. What a great vibrancy this also has at the dense finish! Enormous aging potential. Limited production. Drink or hold. JAMES SUCKLING

    The 2021 Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Auslese is precise, fresh and flinty on the nose yet pretty sweet on the palate. This is an elegant and refined, dense and saline, seriously grippy and stimulating Auslese with enormous aging potential. Very long but very sweet as well. 8.5% stated alcohol plus 110 grams per liter of residual sugar. Natural cork. Tasted in July 2022. STEPHAN REINHARDT, The Wine Advocate
    2021
    Riesling
    Germany
    465
  17. Querciabella Chianti Classico 2020 375ml
    Querciabella Chianti Classico 2020 375ml
    The 2020 Chianti Classico is bright, fresh and nicely lifted, with terrific precision and energy lending quite a bit of character. Bright red Sangiovese fruit, spice and a touch of blood orange are front and center. Even so, the 2020 appears to still be recovering from its bottling. That should not be an issue in another 6-12 months' time. This is the first vintage that includes fruit from parcel in Greve's Lamole district. ANTONIO GALLONI, Vinous
    2020
    sangiovese
    Italy
    495
  18. Tellurian Tranter Shiraz 2019 375ml
    Tellurian Tranter Shiraz 2019 375ml
    Destemmed and crushed fruit with some small parcels of whole berries, fermented in stainless steel and concrete, left 10–16 days on skins, matured 19 months in French oak. Another strong, composed, concentrated Tranter shiraz from what was an extended vintage which allowed for extra hang time. A mighty tidy shiraz, in striking deep purple hues with lifted aromatics melding with black berries, licorice, chocolate and Aussie bush notes. Taut, fine tannins are in perfect balance. JENI PORT, James Halliday
    2019
    shiraz
    Australia
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