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About bastardboxwine

An unashamed wine quaffer who tries to grow his own wine in Australia and tries to shop sensibly for downunder wines in Singapore

Laurel Bank Derwent Valley (Tasmania) Riesling 2016

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The Laurel Bank vineyard (now almost in suburban Hobart) is a neighbour of the Stefano Lubiana vineyard at Grafton. Both are perched on the north facing slopes overlooking the Derwent River. Warm enough from the sunshine, but there’s cooling breezes from the wide valley below. A sweet spot for riesling, as both labels produce great examples.

According to the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, the award of Elite Gold means “[the recognition] is equal to or better than 96 points”.

A number of you have had this wine before, with some coming back for repeat orders. I’m down to my last 9 bottles now. They’re in Melbourne and can be here mid-November if ordered, current price is S$39 (previously $43-$44).

Enjoy!

David Boxall

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NEW ARRIVAL IN MELBOURNE

2018 TWO TONNE TASMANIA ‘Dog & Wolf’ Pinot Noir – S$69 – Mike Bennie 91+

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Serrat Yarra Valley Shiraz Viognier 2017

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The 2018 Serrat range of wines were released a couple of weeks ago and much is already sold out in Australia. The 2018 Pinot Noir was on limited allocation on the website (only 3 bottles per customer) and I have none left in Singapore now. I have a little 2018 Chardonnay left and a good supply of the 2018 Shiraz Viogner.  I also still have a good supply of the 2017 Shiraz Viognier so plenty to go around.  Here’s what I wrote at the end of 2018 when promoting the 2017 Serrat Shiraz Viognier…

“I feel very privileged that Tiger Wines is able to offer the Serrat wines in Singapore, as they are only exported to here.

Serrat ticks all the boxes in terms of my buying strategy – the vineyard is tiny, it’s family owned, it has an incredible winemaker in Tom Carson and great ratings, it’s very hard for many people to get and most importantly, the owners are a delight to deal with. Despite all their success, including Halliday’s Wine of the Year a few years back, Tom Carson and Nadege Sun have kept their pricing quite reasonable, raising the range from A$42 to A$44 for this vintage.

I did a quick search using “Wine-Searcher Pro” and I couldn’t find this 2017 vintage for sale in Australia, suggesting to me that it may be sold out, which should not be unexpected. Wine-Searcher also shows the last average sale price globally was US$71 (S$98).

So…here it is in Singapore at S$69 and I’ve got adequate supplies.”

I’ve still got about 3 cases of the 2017, still at S$69. There’s no minimum purchase and if ordered, the wines can be here late September in my next airfreight. Send me an email to tiger.wines.sg@gmail.com or phone/WhatsApp to +65 96610429.

Enjoy!

David Boxall

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