Monthly Archives: May 2018

Eldridge Estate “Clonal Blend” Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2013


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

Order now for delivery late June.


David Boxall



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)


2013 Clonal Pinot Noir 2


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


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…


David Boxall



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


2014 Col's Block Shiraz

Mount Cathedral Vineyard “Reserve” Upper Goulburn Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


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.




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.


David Boxall



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


2010 Reserve Cabernet 2