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-4-VC's Recommendations This WinterdʼArenbergDry Dam Riesling2017(S)&2010(S)Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Cabernets2014(S)Grosset Gaia 2013(S)Picardy Shiraz 2013CODE10396CODE5257CODE10113RRP¥2,350RRP¥9,120RRP¥4,500One of the stellar attractions of Riesling is enjoying the change in aromas and flavours as it ages. The fragrant aromas and fresh acid of youth that make it a suitable accompaniment to a refreshing aperitif evolve over time to a gentler acid and rich honeyed avours that complement hard cheeses and even meat dishes. This pair of d’Arenberg Rieslings will enable you to taste and enjoy these di erences, and deepen your appreciation of Riesling.#10441: Best Semi-Dry Riesling Award, 2017 Canberra International Riesling ChallengeOrigin: Frankland River, Western Australia Variety: Cabernet Franc 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 19%, Petit Verdot 5%, Malbec 4%Alc. 14.4%Frankland River’s winemaking pioneer, Frankland Estate, is well-known for its Rieslings, as well as its Bordeaux-style reds that include the iconic Olmos Reward. Rocky Gully Cabernets expands their range of excellence. This Cabernet Franc dominant red shows fresh berry fruit and soft oral aromas, is elegant with soft tannins and generous mouthfeel, complemented by good length and persistence. Excellent value for an elegant red.Origin: Clare Valley, South AustraliaVariety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Merlot 10%Alc.13.8%The topsoil in the Gaia vineyard at the highest point in the Claire Valley consists of exposed rock. Water retention is extremely low, forcing the vines to struggle and produce low yields of fruit with condensed avours. The various components spent 16 months in old and new French oak before blending. Having aged beautifully, it shows brooding intensity on the nose. The palate is supple and smooth initially, with ripe dark red berry fruit flavours, some meaty, earthy tones and fine tannins leading to a rm dry nish.Origin:Pemberton, Western AustraliaVariety: Shiraz 96%, Viognier 2%, Malbec 2%Alc. 14.0%Located approximately 150 km southeast of Margaret River, the cool climate region of Pemberton is not only suited to growing Burgundy varieties, but is now producing excellent Shiraz, albeit in small quantities. Reflecting their dedication to Burgundy, the Pannell family’s Shiraz is blended with touches of Viognier and Malbec to give elegance and depth, while playing down the fruit avours and acid to create a beautiful balance and seamless texture. A delicious comparative Riesling tastingElegant cool climate ShirazAn elegant red for the winter holidaysOpulent, concentrated and mouthwateringCODE10441CODE8137vintage2017(S)2010(S)RRP\2,350\3,300CODE104418137OriginMcLaren Vale&Adelaid Hills, South AustraliaMcLaren Vale, South AustraliaVariety Riesling 100%Alc.10.6%11.5%Residual sugar14.9 g/L8.5 g/LVC's Recommendations This Winter

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