Spicy reds

Key notes: Vibrant and aromatic fruit and intensity of flavour.

Typical aromas and flavours: Identified by spicy flavours such as black pepper, cinnamon, clove. Usually have fresh fruit aromas and flavours – as opposed to stewed fruit – often berries. Often have a mineral component. The fruit is fresh as wines in this category are often from grapes grown in moderate climates rather than very hot ones.

Structure: Medium to full-bodied, perceptible acidity and tannins, have structure in the mouth; can be dense, grainy, silky.

Examples of 'Spicy Nicey' reds: Syrah/Shiraz, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Carmenere, Malbec, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Xynomavro, Zinfandel.

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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Penfolds Rawson Shiraz/Cabernet 750ml

$13.83

Iconic South Australian winery, Penfolds, continue to produce great quality, value for money wines across all price points. This Rawson's Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon has deep red hues, spiced flavours and raspberries on the nose. Good fruit weight with...

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Lopez Pergolas O.V.Tempranillo 750ml

$15.57

Excellent Value! Aromas of spicy cherries and red plum, smoked, leather and peppery notes and wrapped around an earthy core. The palate echoes the nose with similar earthy, smoky and spiced flavours layered with char and bittersweet chocolate. A supple...

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Abel Mendoza 2012 Rioja Jarrarte 750ml

$41.65

Marquis Tasting Note:"A serious and beautifully crafted Rioja. Dark ruby with a sublime nose of black currant, kirsch, espresso and chocolate. The flavors of black currant and tobacco are followed by a smooth tannic progression into a long, lingering and...

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Juan Gil White Label Jumilla 750ml

$19.04

Full-bodied, juicy, savoury and delicious. Loaded with dark wild blackberries and forest-deep cherries and cedar. Pair with mushroom and wild rice dishes, savoury meat stews.Natalie MacLean, 90 points

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Sine Qua Non 2012/2013 Grenache "Stein" 750ml

$543.39

"The 2012 Grenache Stein incorporates 16% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre. Aged 22 months in mostly used oak (various sizes), it offers awesome purity and freshness in its black raspberry, cassis, ground herbs, white pepper and licorice-driven bouquet. The palate...

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Leeuwin Estate 2014 Artist Series Shiraz 750ml

$67.74

"No question this is the best shiraz Leeuwin have released since beginning their rediscovery of this variety a few years ago. Soft and luxurious with supple fleshy fruit held with firmish tannin and quality fine grained oak. Shows the greatest density...

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Penfolds 2014 RWT Shiraz Barossa 750ml

$182.52

"Saturated ruby. Broad, highly aromatic bouquet of blackberry, blueberry, cherry-vanilla and fresh flowers. Spicy red and dark berry liqueur flavors coat the palate, with silky tannins providing firmness. This juicy, suave, very fresh wine finishes with...

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Sine Qua Non 2012 Syrah “Stock" 750ml

$543.39

Made from 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Viognier and the rest Mourvedre, it spent 20 months (it’s not yet bottled) in 52% new French oak. Showing the purity and suppleness of the vintage, yet with no lack of concentration, depth or...

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Laughing Bird 2015 Shiraz 750ml

$13.82

When comparing Down Under Shiraz wines beside their Old World (Syrah) counterparts, we can usually appreciate a stark difference in style. Those who enjoy more acidic and earthy wines tend to prefer Syrah made in Italy in France; fans of the bold,...

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Alexander Valley 2012 Temptation Zinfandel 750ml

$27.74

Alexander Valley Vineyards has always done a good job with value Zinfandels. My favorite of the current releases is the 2012 Zinfandel Redemption, which was aged 14 months in barrel. It reveals plenty of peppery, black cherry and blackberry fruit, and...

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Nederburg 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 750ml

$12.95

Did you know? The name "56 Hundred" was the number of guilders originally paid for the Nederburg farm in 1791. Since then they have earned a reputation for producing quality wines, and this one is no exception. On the nose expect juicy aromas of...

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