Eldridge Estate “Clonal Blend” Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2013

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Here’s another great Mornington pinot at close to its retail price in Australia.

Order now for delivery late June.

Enjoy!

David Boxall

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PROVENANCE WINES, Geelong
2016 “Golden Plains” Pinot Noir – 24 btls – S$49 – Haliday 95

MICHAEL HALL, Adelaide Hills
2016 “Piccadilly” Sauvignon Blanc – 12 btls – S$54 – Halliday 96 (an oaked sauvignon blanc)

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2013 Clonal Pinot Noir 2

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Paradigm Hill “Col’s Block” Mornington Peninsula Shiraz 2014

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Paradigm Hill is a relatively new label for Tiger Wines – it’s a Halliday 5 Star winery located at Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s possibly a new label to many of you too, so here’s Halliday’s introduction in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion:

“ Dr George Mihaly (with a background in medical research, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries) and wife Ruth ( a former chef and caterer) realised a 30-year dream of establishing their own vineyard and winery, abandoning their previous careers to do so. George had all the necessary scientific qualifications, and built on those by making the 2001 Merricks Creek wines, moving to home base at Paradigm Hill in ’02, all along receiving guidance and advice from Nat White of Main Ridge Estate. The vineyard, under Ruth’s control with advice from Shane Strange, is planted to 2.1 ha of pinot noir, 0.9ha of shiraz, 0.82ha of riesling and 0.38ha of pinot gris.”

…and a beautiful property it is too with one of the longest driveways I’ve seen since visiting some Scottish castles.

I’d like you to get to know some of the Paradigm Hill wines so the pricing on this is quite keen. RRP A$48, listed here at S$57 inc gst and delivery.

And just 12.4% alc…

Cheers

David Boxall

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KATE HILL, Huon Valley, Tasmania:
2017 Sauvignon Blanc – 12 btls – $42 – not rated, sold at cellar door only

MEADOWBANK, Derwent Valley, Tasmania: (new stock – previously sold out)
2011 “Blanc de Blancs” Sparkling – 6 btls – $63 – Mike Bennie 91
2016 Pinot Noir – 24 btls – $72 – Huon Hooke 96, Halliday 95, Campbell Mattinson 94

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2014 Col's Block Shiraz

Mount Cathedral Vineyard “Reserve” Upper Goulburn Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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I started sending the below promotion out to customers and before you know it, 11 bottles had gone.

So, just 4 left as of 19 May.

Cheers

DAB

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Every time I go back to Australia, I drive past this vineyard, and just as things that are closest often tend to get overlooked, so it is with Mount Cathedral Vineyards.

I bought this wine back in late 2014 after Halliday named the vineyard as one of his “10 Dark Horses”. I have promoted it by email only once, and that was back in mid-2015, so I really haven’t given it the attention it deserves. Given that I can almost see the vineyard from our property (it’s about 15 kilometres away as the crow flies).

Thankfully, with a suggested drinking range out to 2040, there’s still plenty of time to give it a try.

No minimum order, and will be here second half of June if ordered.

Cheers

David Boxall

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SAILOR SEEKS HORSE, Tasmania

2016 Chardonnay – 11 btls – $72 – Campbell Mattinson 95
2016 Pinot Noir – 45 btls – $72 – Campbell Mattinson 95

(HOUSE OF) ARRAS, Tasmania

2003 “EJ Carr Late Disgorged” Sparkling – 4 btls – $150 – Huon Hooke 96, Tyson Stelzer 96…possibly the last bottles offered for retail sale in Melbourne. Should be drunk soon, this year at least, hence the price here of S$150 when the last per bottle asking price in Australia was A$145.

2008 “Grand Vintage” Sparkling – 9 btls – $93 – Huon Hooke 95, Halliday 95, Tyson Stelzer 95 – running very low in Australia, discounted like crazy on release by Dan Murphys etc, but now harder to get. Brand is part of Accolade which has recently been sold to equity group Carlyle so who knows what the future holds

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Lokoya Mt Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Yes, this is the most expensive wine in my portfolio and no, I don’t expect that all of my customers will be chafing at the bit to get it…but maybe you know someone who might be interested. It’s not a change of direction for Tiger Wines, but when I was offered the opportunity to get 12 bottles, through my Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyards connection with Jackson Family Wines, I jumped at it.

Here’s a few things to consider:

It’s Robert Parker 99 points.

It was on very tight allocation in the US, i.e. one needed to apply to buy it retail. No point in applying now as allocations have closed. Singapore was allocated just 12 bottles. There’s 4 left.

It’s US$375 retail there.

It comes direct to Tiger Wines from Jackson Family Wines (JFW) rather than through a parallel import.

A lesser-rated vintage is currently on sale in Singapore for S$710.

I have 4 bottles left in stock in Singapore at S$585 ea. including GST.

Cheers

David Boxall

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Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton (Oregon) Chardonnay 2015

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Gran Moraine is now part of the Jackson Family Wines group which allows Tiger Wines, as its distributor for some of the boutique wines in the JFW portfolio, to bring this wine to Singapore.

It won’t replace the focus on the cool-climate wines of Tasmania, Yarra Valley, Beechworth etc. as it’s a “once a year” purchase and it’s only for 2 cases.

But it’s a good opportunity to try some excellent wines coming from the Oregon region, and to compare the different approaches to winemaking between Oregon and Australia’s cool-climate regions. The winemaker notes talk of fermentation taking 12 months to complete, in my experience, unheard of in Australia.

1258 cases made, a modest alcohol of 13% and RRP of US$45 in the home market.

Cheers

David Boxall

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GEMBROOK HILL – Yarra Valley
2016 Chardonnay – 12 btls – S$60 – Mike Bennie 95
2016 Sauvignon Blanc – 12 btls – S$51 – Halliday 90
2016 Pinot Noir – 18 btls – S$68 – not yet rated

HOME HILL – Huon Valley
2017 Sauvignon Blanc – 18 btls – S$46 – Huon Hooke 91

MAYER – Yarra Valley
All 2017, all 12 btls, all sold out at winery within 2 weeks of release

Cabernet – S$72 – Mike Bennie 96
Chardonnay – S$73 – NYR (not yet rated)
Gamay – S$72 – Mike Bennie 94, first time release
Nebbiolo – S$72 – Mike Bennie 96
Pinot Noir “Bloody Hill” – S$55 – NYR
Pinot Noir “Close Planted” – S$73 – Mike Bennie 96+
Pinot Noir “Doktor” – S$73 – NYR
Granite Pinot Noir – S$73 – NYR
Syrah – S$72 – NYR

MT PILOT ESTATE – Eldorado
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – 24 btls – S$52 – Halliday 88

SORRENBERG – Beechworth
2017 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – 24 btls – S$57 – Gary Walsh 96

2015 Chardonnay 2