Monthly Archives: July 2018

Spring Vale “Melrose” East Coast Tasmania Pinot Noir 2017

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2017 Melrose PN 2

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La Jota Howell Mountain (Napa Valley) Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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This 2014 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from Jackson Family Wines portfolio is currently listed on the La Jota website with the rider “limited availability, please enquire”, and is on offer by US retailers at US$100.

I got 24 bottles as part of my JFW allocation and there’s currently 13 left for sale.

I’m retailing it here at S$131 ea. which makes it spot on with a direct exchange conversion from the asking price in the US. It was released at US$85 but as Robert Parker noted, it was unlikely to remain at that price.

Enjoy!

David Boxall

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NEW ARRIVALS IN MELBOURNE

DAWSON JAMES, Tasmania: This is a restocking of the 2014 Pinot. The 2015 Dawson James wines will not be released until September 2018.
2014 Pinot Noir – 36 btls – S$84 – Halliday 97, Huon Hooke 95, Gold ’16 Melbourne Wine Show, Double Gold ’16 Six Nations Challenge and best Australian pinot.

GLAETZER-DIXON, Tasmania:
2014 “Reveur” Pinot Noir – 12 btls – S$63 – Gary Walsh 87
2017 “Avance” Pinot Noir – 12 btls – S$47 – not yet rated
2016 “Mon Pere” Shiraz – 12 btls – S$69 – Huon Hooke 93

LAUREL BANK, Tasmania: This is a restocking as initial order sold quickly
2016 Riesling – 12 btls – S$43 – Huon Hooke 94, Silver ’18 Tas, Wine Show

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2014 Cabernet 2

Mayer Yarra Valley Cabernet 2015

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Two new ratings since I promo’d this back in December 2016. Halliday (92) and Richard Hemming MW of jancisrobinson.com (17.5/20)

A$55 on release, S$65 here right now. 6 bottles in stock and ready to go. No minimum purchase. Nowhere else but Tiger Wines.

Cheers,

David Boxall

2015 Cabernet 2

Zena Crown “Conifer” Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2014

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I promo’d this wine back in late 2017 (@ S$108) and it sold out. I got some more earlier this year in my Jackson Family Wines allocation so here it is again but this time with a couple of new ratings  from James Suckling and Wine Spectator.

It’s also been repriced slightly, down to S$103 which according to my exchange rate calculations makes it exactly the same price that it was released in the US, i.e. US$75.

I’ve often heard people say that US wines are so expensive in Singapore. I can’t do much about the retail price over there, but I can make sure that by the time they get here (at least for the one’s I represent), the price remains fair.

Cheers

David Boxall

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Here’s the other ZENA CROWN wines in stock and all are S$ equivalent of US$ release price:

2014 “The Slope” Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir – 14 bottles – S$137 – Robert Parker 93+, James Suckling 92, Wine Spectator 92, Decanter 92
2014 “The Sum” Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir – 14 bottles – S$103 – Robert Parker 92, Wine Spectator 92

2014 Conifer PN 2