Full bodied reds

Key notes: The key is the intensity and complexity of the flavour and the 'weight' in the mouth.

Typical aromas and flavours: Who's the Daddy?! These wines have power and elegance, so there's a lot going on. Rich, dark fruit is often present with complex flavours of spice, herbal notes, tobacco, fruit cake…

Structure: Full-bodied, intense. Texture is dense with evident tannins.

Examples of 'Darth Vader in Slippers' reds: California Cabernets and Merlots, Barolos, Brunello di Montalcinos, Rhône reds, and similar wines. Southern French 'big' reds. styles.

Wynns 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Black Label" 750ml

$31.99

Winemaker's Notes:  First produced in 1954, and widely known as 'Black Label', Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the...

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J.Lohr 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$23.99

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTSThe 2014 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with a bright hue at release. Layered fruit aromas of cherry and plum are accented by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, dark chocolate and toasted...

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Turley 2015 Juvenile Zinfandel 750ml

$50.34

Winemaker's Notes: Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. We tag the vine when we replant it so as...

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Circus 2016 Malbec 750ml

$18.17

"Young style wine. Intense red violet colour. Aromas of red and black fruits. Its sweet tannins make this wine pleasant and offer a good finish."– Gustavo Marín, Winemaker at Escorihuela Gascón  Solid value and a savoury...

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Circus 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$18.17

This remarkably easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a fragrant nose of cherry, raspberry and cassis, ahint of spice, and even some secondary characteristics, like leather, mocha and licorice. On the palate, there's some jammy flavours, with red...

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Concha Y Toro Diablo Cabernet 750ml

$13.49

A gorgeous full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the sunny vineyards of Chile, with layers of cassis and black cherry fruit, together with a delicious hint of coffee and dark chocolate. This is a great match for slow-cooked beef or lamb dishes

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Hawk Crest 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$24.26

This is textbook California Cabernet Sauvignon with dark fruit, red cherry and black pepper spice notes. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with inviting blueberry pie and cocoa flavors. Enjoy this wine with grilled rib eye steak with herb butter,...

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Cono Sur 2015 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$17.30

Did you know Cono Sur was the first Chilean winery to achieve double ISO certification for quality control and environmental policies in 2004? Today they produce some of our best-selling wines out of the Maipo Valley.Expect a ripe, fruity nose with...

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2012/2013 Ornellaia 750ml

$203.99

Critical Acclaim: The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is very similar to the 2011 Ornellaia that precedes it. These were both hot vintages, but 2012 saw the heat towards the end of the growing season. In fact the harvest in 2012 came two weeks earlier...

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Cline 2013 California Zinfandel 750ml

$18.49

It’s too bad so many people still think Zinfandel is pink in colour with the flavour of cotton candy. People! It’s the 21st century and this isn’t your mom’s Zin. This is a smooth, full bodied red loaded with rich blackberry and...

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Wynns 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon "The Siding" 750ml

$29.47

A relatively new addition to the Wynns stable to compliment the Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and the Coonawarra Shiraz, The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon brings lovely varietal and regional character in a Cabernet that is approachable on release, but...

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R.D.MacIe Straccali Chianti 750ml

$15.57

Grapes are harvested from vineyards in the heart of Chianti, at low altitudes (600 to 1,000 feet) in chalky-clay soil. Handpicked grapes undergo temperature-controlled fermentation. After a few months in stainless steel vats, the wine is bottled and...

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Vina Cobos 2012 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$26.87

"The 2011 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 8% Syrah and 4% Petit Verdot from Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, aged in French and American oak, of which 20% is new. The nose is well-defined, with blackberry, briar, a touch of cassis and granitic scents...

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