Episode 493 - New Apsley Gorge

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New- Italian tasting   Wednesday 13th February 5.30-6.45pm. - Last seats – book quick. $25 per head, $47 for 2

Free tasting - Apsley! – 6 epic Tas wines including the new 2015 Apsley Pinot and  2017 Chardonnay. Today Friday 1st Feb any time between 4.30 -7pm with Damien, Sat 2nd any time between 12-5.  Free, but quick RSVP appreciated.

New Apsley Gorge 

Bicheno Tas. – Wow! Stunning and unique individual vineyard wines.
We pre tasted these in August ’18- they were  outstanding. Exciting now and cellaring certs. And tres limited- order here now.
New 2017 Chardonnay $68, $65 ea for 2+
2016 Chardonnay   $61, $56 ea for 2+
New 2015 Pinot Noir  $65 , $63 ea for 2+
2014 Pinot noir $62 , $60 ea for 2 +
2012(!) Pinot Noir $71.50 ea

2017 Milton Riesling 
  $23.50, $21.50 ea for 2+
was $27( This week only.) 
Balanced lime citrus, back bone drinking super well now.
East Coast Tas. We like this –and what a great price.

 Burge Clearance - 2008 Olive Hill Shiraz (predominant) /grenache

We’ve all been enjoying this rich and plummy 11 YO organically grown Barossa gem-
Now just  $25 ea, just $ 22 ea for 2+, or $129 for 6! 
(with free local delivery or add just $15 for interstate)
Be quick to grab the last of this delicious piece of Burge History.

Pinot nino Cleanskin !
$12 ea, $10 ea for 3+!!

Our 2017 Cool Wine Victorian - pinot juicy and easy Summer drinking-

Super Chardonnay! 

2015 Dawson and James Chardonnay
$64 and $60 each for 2+
A standout classy chardonnay, terrific to enjoy now and ideal for mid term cellaring 4-6 years hence.
Trophy and gold Tas Wines show 2019

French wines of the week

2009 Marc Bredif Vouvray $45  (was $49)
 at 10 years young this mellow, mature and  drinking the house down.
2017 Vincent Paris Crozes Hermitage  $36, $35 ea for 2+  (was $42)
Super intense and deeply fruited Syrah(shiraz)-a cracking example exuding white pepper and violets.

Sale!! Standout Tasmanian Pinot Noirs 
*Buy any 6+ mixed or straight and take a further $1.00 off per bottle*

2016 Third Child ‘TN’ pinot  $28, $26ea 2+ Drinking so well now, a bargain!
2015 Third Child pinot- $25, $23ea 2+ primed to drink now. Ditto bargain etc.
2017 Bay of Fires $41, $39ea 2+ Trophy winner,Tas wine show 2019
2017 Kelvedon - $34.50, $32.50ea 2+ New typically spicy red/black berry notes.
2017 Milton - $34.50ea, $31ea 2+! Latest release .
2015 Clemens Hill - $35, $33ea 2+ Last stocks of this completely delicious pinot- Drinking now ,will cellar 4-7 years. 
2017 Tolpuddle - $75.50ea Wow – best yet.
2015 Laurel Bank – $33ea, $31ea 2+, Drinking a treat, absolute bargain - last stocks
2014 Apsley Gorge - $62, $60ea for 2+ Wow, such stellar intense wine and so limited. 
2015 Dawson and James - $66.50ea Superb Derwent Valley fruit, balanced and classic
2017 Utzinger – standout first release by talented $35, $33ea 2+ Swiss (now Tasmanian!) winemaker Matthias Utzinger from Huon Valley fruit. 
2017 Home Hill Estate - Extremely limited. $48.50, $46ea for 2+ Dual Trophy –Typical weight and Intensity, cellaring 5-8 years. 

Gin of the Week!
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78˚ Gin

(was $85!)
Nicely balanced gin with  beautiful hints of citrus – we really like this one!
One week only

Spirit of the Week! 
Arcane Beach House spiced rum
(was $75.95)
One week only

Cool French – Sale! Last Week

2017 La Vielle Ferme Rouge (Shiraz/Grenache)
$16ea, $15ea for 2+, $14 ea for 6+ Mid weight, vibrant, Perfect summer quaffing
2017 Fevre Petit Chablis  $29ea, $27.50ea for 2+ Delicious fresh young chardonnay
2016 Marc Bredif Vouvray - $28, $26.50ea 2+ last of the delicious 2016
2009  Marc Bredif Vouvray - $45 - 10 years age, wow – great fruit,so smooth!
Cracking new Faiveley 2016 Bourgogne (pinot noir) $33, $31 ea for 2+ Structure plus.And 2015 magnums of Faiveley Bourgogne !! $75 One for the cellar and Christmas table-Wow!

Our Fave French Fizz Deals!

NV Marc Bredif – Loire $28.50ea, $27.50ea 2+
NV Louis Bouillot Brut and Rose - $27.50ea, $25 each for any 2+ !! (was $29.50)

Plouzeau Loire Valley-Chinon Arrives!

Our new shipment of fantastic Marc Plouzeau Chinon reds, Chenin whites, Sparkling and Pet Nats (yes!!) has arrived. Marc is a small, high quality maker who has been busy converting his family vineyards to organic production. These were some of the best and most exciting wines we tasted on a recent trip to France.  Highlights are - 
2016 Plouzeau Chinon Blanc –Chenin blanc- crisp enticing, dry.  $25.95
Nv Perle Sauvage ‘Pet Nat’ Delicious sparkling $28.50
2016 Rose –from cabernet Franc- Full flavoured and dry $24.50
2017 Chinon Rouge La Roche Cabernet Franc – Fantastic young bright fruit. $26.50
2016 Chinon Rouge ‘Chapelle’Classic deeply fruited Chinon $36.50

With 10% off any Plouzeau wine here this week - ring or email to order.

 Cool Wine ‘Cleanskins’ Clearance sale! Last week.

Our own 2017 Cool Wine Primitivo-Barossa- punchy juicy - Cleanskin red of the year?
$13.50 ea - Just $70 (!!) for a six pack- be quick!
New 2018 Coal Valley Pinot Noir - $18.50ea, $16.50ea 2+ New pinot and gris are excellent!
New 2018 Cradle Coast Pinot Gris - $18.50ea, $16.50ea 2+
New 2018 Tas riesling - $17.50, $16.50ea for 2+ Derwent Valley- crisp, dry, terrific. 
2013 Tas Unwooded chardonnay- $16.50 ea with 5 years age adding complexity.

SA Red Special

Last of 2014 Yalumba ‘Cigar’ Coonawarra cabernet  $25ea, $23ea!! for 2+  A (rare) stock take revealed the last stash of this fave fab Coona cabernet.

Top drinking South American Reds

Back!! 2017 Ventesquero Carmenere Reserva - Love this juicy Chilean red.
2017 Alamos Malbec – Argentina - With bright, attractive fruit. Both $19.50ea, $18.50ea for 2+
2016 Catena Malbec $26.50 ea, Deep berry and weighty style.

Cracking Guigal Mixed dozen Deal
Fave Rhones - cracking 2014 shiraz/grenache, complex blanc and crisp 2017 Rose.
All $23ea, $21.50ea 2+ 
 (was $25.50)
FREE MAGNUM With every dozen (mixed or straight)

Top Euro 6 pack! 

A selection of all Red or all White with 2 each of our best French, Italian and Spanish. 
Both $110!! (Save $20) both with bonus Torres 375ml Sangre de Toro Spanish red.

FAB NEW Tassie Pinot Noir

2015 Bream Creek Reserve - $54.95ea Super new premium release.
2008 Bream Creek Cellar Release - $41.50 Wow 10 years young, drinking super well.

Best selling and great value Tassie Whites

2017 Utzinger $31.50 - 10% off 2+ (mix with Pinot if you like) Last stock
2016 Dawson and James $65, Just $60ea for 2+ 
2016 Apsley Gorge $61.50ea, $56 for 2+ Last stocks.
2016 Laurel Bank  $22, $21ea for 2+ (was $25.95) Best from 2016 - super dry wine.
2015 Third Child  $23, $21ea for 2+ Drinking super well, rich lime palate.
2016 Bream Creek $27.50, $26.50ea for 2+ Last of this vintage, lovely balanced style

 Sauv Blanc
2018 Laurel Bank  $22, $21ea for 2+ Cracking fresh dry release.
2017 Clemens Hill $24.50, $23.50ea 2+ Crisp, gooseberry/lime
Pinot Gris
2017 Milton Pinot Gris + 2018 Rosé both $24.50, $23.50ea for 2+ Standout new, ripe pear spectrum.
2018 Derwent Estate $30, $29 ea for 2+ Wow- big pears spectrum- be quick!
2017 Chartley Estate $24.50, $23.50 ea for 2+ (was $28.95) Also hitting the mark.
2018 Apogee $36 Beautifully crafted classic dry finish.

French Rose - Crisp, dry and drinking the house down!

New Saint Etienne - $26 (was $29)
La Vielle Ferme - $17.50, $16.50ea 2+

Aussie Specials

Cracking New bold South Aussie reds –Thumbs up from our tasting panel!
2016 Dandelion ‘Lioness’ McLaren Vale Shiraz  Delicious juicy satisfying red.
2017 Dandelion ‘Lionheart’ Barossa Shiraz  Both $23 ea, $21 ea for any 2+ (was $27)
2016 Burge Family 'Clochemerle' GSM $21, $19ea 2+! Our fave GSM

2017 Kalleske 'Moppa' Shiraz $29, $28ea 2+ (was $33) Standout new Barossa Shiraz. Rich, dark berry fruits. Delicious now!
Fab new 2018 Tahbilk Marsanne - From Hallidays Top 100 $21.50 ea, $18.50 ea for 2+ Gee they do this crisp floral style well. And a bargain to boot.
2016 Yangarra McLaren vale Shiraz Bargain red 97 pts. From Hallidays Top 100
$28.50ea, $26.50 ea for 2+ (was $36) Limited, Order now.
2016 Longview Devils Elbow cabernet – Lashings of cassis fruit with light balancing tannins $24ea, $23ea for 2+ 

Italians of the week

Fab new 2015 Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico - Intense and juicy sangiovese from the cracking 2015 vintage $33, $31ea for 2+(was $36.50)
2015 Tormaresca  Neprica  Punchy Primitivo blend, love this. $19ea, $17ea 2+
2017 Corte Giara pinot grigio Light zingy citrusy fruit $19. $17 ea for 2+ 
2016 Paolo Scavino Barbera D'Alba $34, $32ea 2+
2015 Montessu- Classy rich Sardinian red $30, $29ea 2+ (was $33)

Cool Wine Best drinking ‘Clean Skins’ our label - super value quaffing!

2017 Clare Valley Riesling $13, $11ea for 2+ classically dry with Fine lime backbone.
2015 Grampians Shiraz – Vic   $13, $11ea for 2+
2016 Heathcote shiraz  $14, $13ea for 2+ weighty intense berry fruit.
2013 Coal Valley Unwooded Chardonnay - $16.50, $15.50ea 2+

Beer Specials

Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo $4.60ea; Urthel Samaranth $6ea, St Austell Proper Job Can $3.75ea, McChouffe 750ml $14, Leffe Brune 2 for $9, Epic Thunder $6ea, Fullers Honey Dew $7ea, Brew Dog Punk IPA $17 4pk, Quilmes $3ea; Beer Lao dark lager $3.25ea
New/Back in Stock Beers
Behemoth (Chur) Freedom APA, From a Can Peach IPA and Triple Chocolate Milk Stout; Stone Brewing  Ruination DIPA unfiltered; Brew Fist Spaceman and Caterpillar; Nomad Freshie Watermelon and Raspberry Rosie; Blackman’s Arthur; Spotty Dog range; Sauce  Extra Hop Sauce, Peach Berliner Weisse, NEIPA & Mango Double NEIPA; Welder’s Dog Wheat Ale; Temple Okinawa Sour, Feral Hop Hog Cans, Nail Oatmeal Stout, Moa Imperial Stout, La Sirene Wild Saison, Founders Porter, Holgate XWing XPA & Hop Tart Blush, Ocho Summer IPA

10% off any 6+ mixed beers/ciders!

 Cheers, the Coolwine Cru! “We'll do food, and an indoor pool!"

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