A lovely example of the Fiano grape, with its lifted floral bouquet, exotic tropical notes of lychee, pineapple and subtle herbaceous aromas. The zesty, textured palate is perfectly balanced and combines beautifully with the crisp citrus flavours.
A cool climate style of Shiraz with vibrant flavours of black olives enhanced by black pepper on the finish and aromas reminiscent of plums and chocolate enveloped in a touch of earthy complexity. Rich and full of dark fruits on the palate, leading to a long, satisfying finish.
Growing up a Stone's Throw away on the same vineyard, it is little wonder that these two are fast friends. Riesling's cool minerality meshes with Gewürztraminer's exotic spice and rose water, in this delicious, refreshing blend.
Approachable, striking and modern, this red blend oozes complexity - with the Shiraz's earthiness tempering the Grenache's muskiness, which softens the Mataro's steeliness. Two may be company, but in this case three is perfection.
Grapefruit zest and citrus floral aromas are carried through to a decidedly lively, mineral palate complemented by pear, Granny Smith apple and citrus fruits. Delicious with white fish baked in a lemon butter sauce.
Barossa Shiraz Reserve is deep red in colour with a very youthful, vibrant hue. The aromas are powerful and complex with a wealth of fruit including ripe black cherries and blackberries with hints of eucalyptus and spice. The rich, full bodied palate is brimming with mulberry, blackberry and vanilla notes, which are underpinned by a fine tannin structure.
Berton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra is a deep, complex age-worthy Coonawarra Cabernet. It shows characteristic aromas of mint, eucalyptus and fresh tobacco spice, overlayed with cassis and blackberry. On the palate, this is a concentrated wine that will develop complexity over five years.
Berton Reserve Eden Valley Chardonnay is an oak aged blend of 94% Chardonnay and 6% Semillon. Its aromas are of white peach and apricot, beautifully balanced by the cinnamon spice from the judicious oak ageing. Flavours of lime, peach, honeydew and toast make this a great partner for seafood risotto.
Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Pemberton Chardonnay by Larry Cherubino, from Western Australia, is a rich, buttery wine, aged in French oak barrels. The wine shows aromas of citrus and melon, with a soft yet intense palate, bursting with flavours of lemon butter and gentle spice, with a long, fresh finish.
A juicy and vibrant blend with aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cherry lifted by notes of violets and sweet spice. This easy drinking wine is bright, lively and brimming with red fruits framed by soft, tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir Ad Hoc, from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is modern in presentation (the tongue-in-cheek note reads "hints of lipstick and leather!") But inside the bottle, this is a sappy, refined Pinot, with lovely cherry, red fruit aromas and a soft, velvety palate vibrant acidity.
Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Mt Barker Riesling, from Western Australia, was described thus by wine critic james Halliday: "Has a highly toned and expressive bouquet with perfumed white flower aromas, then a bright but quite tight palate with touches of apple and citrus."
A deliciously smooth wine which delivers rich, intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry and subtle hints of toasty oak. Opulent with juicy berried fruits, a unique mineral character and subtle nuances of vanilla and cedar box, the palate is velvety soft with beautifully integrated tannins and a long, elegant finish.
Ad Hoc Middle of Everywhere Frankland River Shiraz, from Western Australia, is aged for 8 months in 30% new and 2-year old French oak barrels. Aromas of blueberries, gentle spice and white pepper. On the palate, soft berry fruit and nuances of aromatic spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied, with a persistent finish.
Distinctive cassis, dark plum and mulberry notes are enhanced by nuances of Asian 5 spice, mint and touches of mocha. Deliciously approachable now, a ripe tannic grip underpins the fruit and leads to a hint of spice on the persistent finish.
The complexity that comes with ages shines with lifted honeysuckle and toasty notes on the nose. The rich and honeyed palate is brimming with lemon citrus fruits and finishes with a chalky, mineral freshness.