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Barossa Valley

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The Barossa Valley is the most famous of Australia's wine producing regions, appreciated the world over for the full-throttle shiraz made possible by hte hot, arid climate. The shiraz vines in the Barossa are some of the oldest in the world, some topping a century and a half in age. Marquis is proud to be the exclusive importer for several Barossa producers in BC, including the renowned Rockford, whose large barrels are pictured above.

Rolf Binder 2015 Hales Shiraz 750ml

$28.60

More concentrated and of a brooding, darker fruited personality than the straight Barossa Shiraz, this is all preening dark fruit flavours laced with anise, lifted with violet and driven along the palate by tightly meshed tannins and a bolt of old vine...

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Langmeil 2018 Orphan Bank Shiraz 750ml

$93.82

The beauty of these relocated old vines is that they never seem to yield a wine that's too ripe or too heavy. The 2018 Orphan Bank Shiraz offers up scents of red raspberries and blueberries alongside hints of mint. The oak (all French oak hogsheads, 47%...

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Yalumba 2019 Bush Vine Grenache 750ml

$32.08

The estate's efforts across the respective grenache cuvees are almost as venerable as those across the very fine expressions of viognier. This, a thirst-slaking red, is worth celebrating for its youthful primary fruit: cranberry, cumquat and cherry...

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Glaetzer 2017 Bishop Shiraz 750ml

$54.69

Like all of the Glaetzer bottlings tasted this year, the fruit comes from the Ebenezer subregion in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. The 2017 Bishop Shiraz combines blueberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, and flavors from the fruit flow...

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Henschke 2014 Keyneton Estate Euphonium 750ml

$99.91

Predominantly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (there's some Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well), the 2014 Keyneton Euphonium is leafy and fresh, with raspberry and cassis fruit dusted with dried herbs and spices. It's medium-bodied but ripe and...

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Langmeil 2016 / 2018 Grenache 5th Wave 750ml

$64.26

Langmeil's 2016 Fifth Wave Grenache is a perfect example of why this grape variety has developed such a following in South Australia (and around the world). It's open, friendly and engaging, with hints of Mediterranean herbs, cola-like spice notes and...

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Rockford 2018 Frugal Farmer Red Blend 750ml

$52.08

A blend of Grenache, Mataro and Alicante Bouschet. When we make our Alicante Bouschet each vintage the skins of the grapes are not needed. Instead, we co-ferment them with early picked Grenache and Mataro to make our Frugal Farmer. The addition of...

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Langmeil 2018 Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$73.83

The dark-purple 2018 Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon—sourced from vineyards in Lyndoch and Light Pass—is a marvel of cassis-fruit purity, framed by barely detectable French oak (51% new). Medium to full-bodied, it's supple enough to be...

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Grant Burge 2017 The Holy Trinity GSM 750ml

$40.99

A 47.9/36.5/15.6% GSM blend separately vinified, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, 6-8 days on skins, matured for 16 months in used French puncheons and hogsheads. Holy trinity or holy vintage? I'll take both, for they have both made the wine so...

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Hesketh 2018 Ebenezer Grenache 750ml

$42.52

Grenache of a lighter shade, crafted with plenty of whole berry by the smell of it. Cranberry, bergamot and strawberry, with a spicy herbal undercurrent. Ripe and crunchy. Australian fruit sweet, but nothing excessive. Drink on the cooler side. Score:...

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Powell & Son 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz 750ml

$52.08

Packs a wallop, with intense blackberry, plum and licorice notes, set on a dense body, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and black pepper and Earl Grey tea details on the finish. Great focus.  Score: 92 points -- MW, Wine Spectator, 2018

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Yalumba 2017 Tri Centenary Grenache 750ml

$86.86

A truly individual wine showcasing the essence of Grenache and reflecting the unique personality of each vintage. The Tri-Centenary is sourced from dry-grown old bush vines that were planted in 1889.  Lovely yet complex aromatics of cedar meld with...

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