AUSTRALIA

In 1788 the first vine cuttings from the Cape of Good Hope arrived at the penal colony with the First Fleet. It took over 40 years successfully to launch domestic production but things moved on apace. Nowadays Australia is the world's fourth biggest exporter of wine with 60% of production going overseas.

There are over 60 designated wine making regions across the country, and a total of over 160,000 hectares under vine. The vineyards are predominantly, and unsurprisingly, found in the cooler southern parts of the country. The climate though is still a significant challenge with serious drought an ongoing problem and the risk of bushfires sweeping the land an ever present threat.

All the major varieties are grown, and a large factor in the country's boom and continued success is the predominance of clear, varietal labelling appealing to english and non-english speakers alike, in a very congested and sometimes baffling market.

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2010 Reserve Shiraz

Dowie Doole

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Case 6 x 75cl £240.90

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The wine is a deep intense purple colour, with a complex nose of dark fruits, leather, spices and dark chocolate. The full bodied palate is rich and generous following on from a bouquet of blackberry, plums, spices and dark chocolate, a complex tannin structure and excellent length.

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2010 Reserve Shiraz, Dowie Doole

Bottle 75cl £40.15

2010 Scarce Earth Shiraz

Dowie Doole

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Case 6 x 75cl £240.90

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A vibrant, spicy bouquet displaying aromas of leather, chocolate and perfume. The palate is rich and complex with ripe fruits, dark chocolate and earthy characters. This flavour profile is typical from this small block and is an example of the precious soils in the region which enable such incredible wines. Grilled lamb chops marinated in harissa. Plum glazed sirloin steak.

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2010 Shiraz

Dowie Doole

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Bottle 75cl £20.14

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Rich dark crimson with a bright crimson hue. Unmistakable McLaren Vale Shiraz bouquet: sweet plums, dark cherries, cloves, spices, and toasty oak characters showing through. The palate is rich and full with layers of dark fruits, licorice and plums and has a fine, velvety tannin structure. The 18 months of French and American oak has further added spice and complexity.

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2010 Shiraz, Dowie Doole

Bottle 75cl £20.13

2011 G & T

Dowie Doole

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Bottle 75cl £20.14

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Medium intensity purple with crimson hue. A vibrant bouquet of juicy raspberries, cherries and spice. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, revealing strawberries, rhubarb pie and spice. A vibrant, zippy wine with an excellent tannin structure making it ideal to complement a wide range of foods.

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2011 G & T, Dowie Doole

Bottle 75cl £20.13

2013 Vermentino

Dowie Doole

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Bottle 75cl £20.16

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2013 Vermentino, Dowie Doole

Bottle 75cl £20.15

2014 G & T

Dowie Doole

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Bottle 75cl £20.70

Case of 12 £248.38

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Medium intensity purple with crimson hue. A vibrant bouquet of juicy raspberries, cherries and spice. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, revealing strawberries, rhubarb pie and spice. A vibrant, zippy wine with an excellent tannin structure making it ideal accompaniment to paella.

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2014 G & T, Dowie Doole

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2006 1860 Vines Shiraz

Tahbilk

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Case 6 x 75cl £474.90

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The grapes for this 1860 Vines Shiraz are picked from the pre-phylloxera ungrafted vines planted on the Estate in that same year. Produced in only tiny quantities, this is an extremely limited production wine from some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Brooding and powerful on the nose, this leads onto a palate with immense concentration of fruit...

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2006 1860 Vines Shiraz, Tahbilk

Bottle 75cl £79.15

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