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.

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

$17.45

"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

$17.45

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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Cycles 2013 Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$20.95

With big black cherry fruit character on the nose and a violet crimson color, this Lodi Cabernet is a bold presence in the glass. On the palate bright flavors of dried red currants and blackberries imbue the wine's velvety mouthfeel with a mild...

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Wynns 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon "The Siding" 750ml

$26.95

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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Hawk Crest 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$24.26

From the makers of Stags Leap, 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...

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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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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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Figgins Family 2011/2013 Estate Red 750ml

$133.82

The Figgins 2012 Estate Red Wine is flat-out knockout stuff. Layered, gorgeously concentrated, full-bodied, and balanced, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend gives up sensational notes of cassis, black raspberry toasted bread and sweet spice on the...

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Vina Cobos 2012 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$28.45

"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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Painters Bridge 2013 Zinfandel 750ml

$17.45

This 2013 Painters Bridge Zinfandel shows bright color with a youthful red hue. The aromas are of brambly loganberry fruit, raspberry confection, black tea and dark chocolate. On the palate this wine delivers crisp, red fruit with good volume and...

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Quilceda Creek 2012/2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$304.26

Critical Acclaim: 2012 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from 97% Champoux Vineyard along with 3% Wallula Vineyard. This displays a dark, opaque appearance, followed by lovely aromas of dark fruits, crème...

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Vasse Felix 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$46.45

Composed of 93.87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5.18% Malbec and dashes each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 16 months in French oak, 43% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a very good intensity of pencil lead,...

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