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The Velvet Sledge Hammer Mixed Red Dozen V8

The Velvet Sledge Hammer Mixed Red Dozen V8

BIG NAME MIX INCLUDES SHANAHANS, NORMANS CHAIS & 98 POINT RATED THOMPSON STEER

$ 199 .00 /ea
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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  • CURTIS FAMILY 97 POINTS SAM KIM WINE ORBIT 
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  • THOMPSON STEER 98 POINT RATED WINESTATE MAGAZINE 


Tasting Notes

Thompson Steer Cellar Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This rich and fruit-driven wine embodies bold notes of ripe-dark fruits such as blackberry and cherry complemented by hints of pepper spice. The wine is beautifully balanced and structured.


Escapade Vineyards Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Deep dark red and purple in colour. The nose in intoxicating with raspberry, licorice along with some subtle pepper, oak, and dried herbs. Full bodied palate which is highly concentrated which is a trademark of the dry 2020 vintage. Raspberry, black olive, plum and licorice all feature with some dark chocolate providing the core flavours. Wonderfully integrated tannins then give the texture and balance the wine perfectly. 


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Lavish nose showing profound notes of blood plum, mulberries and underlying tones of black pepper, earth and elegant oak.


Voluptuous, opulent and yet refined are the trademarks of Silence is Golden. This year the vintage produced perfect fruit with a great level of intensity. Highly concentrated featuring alluring flavours of blackcurrant, plum, dark cherry, cassis with velvety smooth tannins and the slightest touch of acidity. Wonderfully integrated oak ensuring great intensity, length and cellaring potential.


Normans Chais Clarendon McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Black squid ink, impenetrable colour. The nose shows dark fruits, dark chocolate and olive notes with rich blackcurrant and violets leading in to a richly flavoured palate. The palate shows elegance and length with dark plum and olive flavours relishing. There is a lot of complexity of flavors and mid palate richness derived from obvious highly concentrated fruit and well-balanced oak usage. The obvious finesse and length along with the finely grained yet expressive tannins in this wine shows it has great cellaring potential and could be a true treasure over the years to come.


Curtis Family Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020

Deep dark purple. The aroma displays lifted fresh berry fruits including blackberry, raspberry and mulberries with hints of spice. The palate displays red berry fruits and fine, tannins which provide a structured wine. with generous fruit characters. Balanced by integrated oak and which come together to produce a wine with great balance and style.


Kopparossa Coonawarra Reserve Shiraz 2018

Deep, earthy red with purple and plum coloured hues. Toasty, spicy, cherry plum, chocolate with a hint of mint. Velvety, ripe fleshy cherry fruit flavours with a lingering astringency- from firm supple grape and oak tannins. Still a youthful wine that will develop into a bigger, richer, complex individual, as time goes on. 


Thompson Steer Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

This Cabernet Sauvignon embodies a fruit-driven wine with bold notes of blackcurrant, plum, and cherry. Touches of subtle oak, chocolate, and vanilla bean complete the rich round palate.

Accolades & Awards

Thompson Steer Cellar Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

97 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit

"This is a stunning beauty, showing complex aromas of dark berry, dried herb, dark chocolate and cake spice on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate that's packed with rich fruit intensity and seductive savoury complexity. Seamless and gratifying. At its best: now to 2030. April 2022."


Thompson Steer Cellar Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

92 Point Rated - Winestate Magazine

"Big, rich and bold Christmas cake of a cabernet with toasty characters and nicely softening tannins."


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

96 Point Rated - Kim Brebach 

Dense, profound Shiraz with a spicy nose and a glossy texture. Top red from the word GO. Rich, ripe fruit, dark chocolate and Christmas pudding spices, with some charcuterie in the background. Fine tannins on the long finish round it all off nicely. Perfect pitch, one of those reds you can enjoy now (after some airing) and keep for 20 years. Brilliant. 96 points. A genuine bargain.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

95 Point Rated - Wine Showcase Magazine

Very attractive nose with tarry, spicy characters. It is stunning densely packed, oaky, fruit-driven style with excellent structure.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

95 Point Rated - Patrick Eckel Wine Reviewer

A glossy, deep red in the glass with dark plum, earth and charcuterie on the nose that has a gentle nudge of spiced oak. There is a wonderful savoury, dark fruited core to the wine that is laced with dark cocoa; acidity gives structure and drive with a rhone like deli influence on the mid palate. Black cherry, plum and graphite frame the long, satisfying finish. A wine that will live for decades.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

95 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit

Youthful and wonderfully perfumed, showing Black Doris plum, mulberry, tar, cedar and dark cocoa aromas on the nose. The delectably expressed palate offers velvety texture and beautifully pitched tannins, making it sumptuous and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2034. $30.00. www.shanahanswines.com.au. May 2021.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

93 Point Rated - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

90 Point Rated Stuart Know The Real Review

Deep to opaque purple core with a brightness in the rim. Plum conserve, lavender and black olive aromatics. Plum fruits and aniseed spices on entry, a soft and weighty palate that is quite textured. Good length and drive into the finish where tannins kick in and grip quite firmly. A little decanter time to soften them would be of benefit.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

90 Point Rated - International Wine Competition London

A distinctive, interesting shiraz with richly spiced plum cake, eucalyptus, marjoram, black truffle and coca powder.


Normans Chais Clarendon McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

95 Point Rated - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine


Curtis Family Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020

97 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit 

This is gloriously rich and enticing with blackberry, warm spice, tapenade and cedary oak characters on the nose. The palate is equally impressive, displaying outstanding weight and power combined with velvety mouthfeel, finishing superbly long and delicious. At its best: now to 2040. $150.00


Kopparossa Coonawarra Reserve Shiraz 2018

94 Point Rated - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

"A dark fruit nose shows great complexity and character. Dark varietal fruit palate seamlessly merges with excellent oak spice."


Thompson Steer Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

98 Point Rated - Winestate Magazine

"A lovely vibrant classic Coonawarra cabernet, dark crimson in colour with purple hues and with brooding rich fruit characters, plenty of oak and nice level of tannins."


Thompson Steer Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

96 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit

"Offering fruit purity and power, the wine shows crème de cassis, violet, cedar, subtle tobacco and mixed spice aromas on the nose, leading to a gracefully rich palate offering firm structure and harmony. Wonderfully styled and expressive with a lengthy sturdy finish. At its best: 2023 to 2035. $85.00. April 2022."


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Trophy

Barossa Valley Winery Of The Year New York International Wine Competition 

Barossa Valley Shiraz Winery Of The Year Melbourne International Wine Competition 


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Award Winner

Melbourne International Wine Competition

International Wine Competition London 

New York International Wine Competition

Melbourne International Wine Competition


Normans Chais Clarendon McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Gold Medal

Australian Wine Showcase Magazine


Kopparossa Coonawarra Reserve Shiraz 2018

Gold Medal

Australian Wine Showcase Magazine


Technical

Escapade Vineyards Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Sourced from a selection of growers I have worked with for several years across different hamlets of the Barossa Valley including Greenock, Tanunda, Ebenezer, and Bethany. The individual vineyards were picked and crushed separately providing different characteristics which then came together and were transformed by assemblage. All fruit was picked and underwent fermentation in small 4 tonne open fermenters.  The juice was pumped twice a week for a one week before draining and being slowly basket pressed. Post ferment the wine aged in 2–4-year-old French oak.


Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Sourced from three blocks in the western Barossa Valley, from vines aged up to 64 years. The 2019 vintage is another standout vintage and one I would say is well suited to the style of wine I enjoy to drink and craft. The timing of picking was critical to ensure wines did not become over ripe therefore we carefully watched and picked based on berry ripeness not just Baume. The Shiraz grapes were selected based on flavour profile to ensure consistency of style. The grapes were handpicked and delivered to the winery and gently worked through the de-stemmer before being transferred to an open fermenter with 20% whole berries. The juice is pumped over twice a day for seven days before draining and loading the basket press. The skins are then gently pressed for approximately 20 hours to retrieve more of the essence of the grape. After the wine has completed its malolactic ferment, it is matured in 23% new and 77% older American and French oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling with minimal fining or filtration.


Normans Chais Clarendon McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Hand picked then fermented in small stainless steel fermentors to maintain strong fruit flavor from skins. The wine then went into American and French oak barrels for the remainder of ferment where it spent an extended period of time to allow full flavor development and fruit and oak to balance and compliment each other.


Curtis Family Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020

Curtis Family Vineyards sources fruit from a combination of owned vineyards and premium McLaren Vale growers. The blend of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to the resulting style. Sub regions are Blewitt Springs, McLaren Flat, Willunga and McLaren Vale.

Bundle Content Notes

2x Thompson Steer Cellar Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

97 POINT RATED & 5 STAR RATED 9 YEAR OLD COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MUSEUM RELEASE


2x Escapade Vineyards Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

PRODUCED BY BAROSSA VALLEY WINERY OF THE YEAR NEW YORK & MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITIONS


1x Shanahans Silence Is Golden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

96 POINT RATED KIM BREBACH 95 POINT RATED SAM KIM WINE ORBIT & 95 POINT RATED WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE


2x Normans Chais Clarendon McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

NORMANS ICONIC CHAIS CLARENDON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 95 POINT RATED & GOLD MEDAL WINNER WINE SHOWCASE


1x Curtis Family Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020

97 POINT RATED SAM KIM WINE ORBIT CURTIS FAMILY MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ 


2x Kopparossa Coonawarra Reserve Shiraz 2018

94 POINT GOLD MEDAL WINNING RESERVE COONAWARRA SHIRAZ


2x Thompson Steer Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

98 POINT RATED WINE STATE MAGAZINE & 96 POINT RATED SAM KIM WINE ORBIT COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

Specifications
Vintage: Various
Grape Variety: Red Mixed Dozens
Alcohol Content: 0.00
Standard Drinks: 0.00
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