Large bottle 2017 easter now & then mixed dozen

A little taste of what we've been drinking over staff lunches recently - museum release blends & their younger counterparts.

Each mixed dozen includes 3 bottles each of:

2011 Butchers Block White (Marsanne Viognier Roussanne)

2016 Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White (Marsanne Roussanne Viognier)

2008 Butchers Block Red (Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre)

2016 Butchers Block Red (Shiraz Grenache Mataro)

2017 Vintage Tasting notes

2011 Butchers Block White:

Luscious complex bouquet of peach and rock melon. Great prominent acid line extends the palate length. Oak still resonant leaving a dry finish. Ageing gracefully and with texture to boot.

2016 Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White:

A layered and thought-provoking blend inspired by the whites of the Rhone Valley. The underlying rich medley of fresh and roasted stone fruit is topped with a toasty note of spice-laced crumb. Balanced with a restrained, zesty hit of ginger on the lingering finish.

2008 Butchers Block Red:

Sun drenched fruit, compote, warm baking spices on the nose with subtle oak and flush cooked fruit fill the palate. Over delivering wine that will still perform in years to come.

2015 Butchers Block Red:

A thrilling wine that leaps from the glass with instant rapport. Layers of spice, dark plum, cassis and berry fruit adorn the palate - pleasantly held by an oaky embrace. To be shared, to be enjoyed.

Reviews and Awards

2015 Butchers Block Red - outstanding value for money

Deep red/purple, bright colour, with a walnut, dry spice, dusty aroma. It's medium to full-bodied and softly textured, with good fleshiness and abundant supple tannins. There is density and richness here, with some licorice notes and abundant alcohol without hotness. A generously proportioned shiraz-based red. Delicious wine, and quite decadent. Outstanding value for money.

Huon Hooke

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2011 Butchers Block White - delivers subtle layered complexity

In another nod to the Rhone this white blend takes Northern Rhone varieties and blends them to provide a complex wine with vibrant aromatics, bright acidity and a delicate textural mouthfeel. The latter a result of the Marsanne receiving partial new oak maturation, six months battonage and partial malolactic fermentation. This is an intriguing wine that delivers subtle layered complexity beneath it's bright and aromatic first impressions.

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