Episode 509

Greetings, World Gin day Saturday 8th- so 8% off every one of our 60+ gins! And free tasting of some newbies to boot. Sante!Hit reply to order anything off the newsletter, or anything else we have in stock.

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Tastings
Free Tasting Weekend! All Day Friday 7th& Saturday 8thJuneFeaturing new 2015 Stoney Cab, 2012 Dom. A ‘Petit a’ cab/merlot, 2015 Apsley Pinot, 2017 Delamere Chardonnay
New Splendid ‘Mesmeric’ Gin, Old Kempton Whisky - and much more!
Exclusive specials available at the tasting.
#New Spirits of France 'Tour de France' Tasting-This Tuesday
Featuring Whisky, Cognac, Armagnac, Gin, Calvados – guest presenter.
Tuesday 11th June 5:30 - 6:45pm. $14ea, $25 for 2. Bookings essential.

Cool Wine Magnum Tasting, 8 stunning magnums (= two cool bottles!)
Champagne, French and Tasmanian aged wines with entree food. Details- web page.
Friday 28th June 5.45-7.15 PM. Tug Bar, T42. $75ea, must pre book.

## Fab new and under 20 Bucks-
2017 Reverie shiraz cab – Languedoc France $18.50,$16.50ea 2+
Gutsy Sth French, great warming quaff and value 
2017 Rocky Gully Riesling (Frankland Estate, WA-organic) $19, $18ea 2+
Best riesling we have seen this year, dry lemon/lime sherbet- Super.
2017 Torres ‘Vina sol’ –Barcelona Spain. $17ea , $15ea for 2+!!
Simple clean fresh citrus hinted nose and palette, low alcohol, lovely quaffing.
New !! 2018 Cool Wine ‘East Coast’ pinot noir $18.50, $17.50ea 2+
Light, bright cherry berry notes- fresh and fun to drink now. Terrific Tas pinot value!
2017 Wirra Wirra Mclarenvale Shiraz $17.50, $16.50ea for 2 +
X factor here-This wine delivers with smooth chocolaty shiraz fruit. 
 
Fantastic new French –Wines of the Week All from stunning vintages.
2016 JL Chave – ‘Mon Coeur’ Cotes du Rhone- $36ea (was $42) 
This wine, from a cult maker, is densely packed with spicy brambly shiraz fruit that unwinds over a day or 3. Intense and juicy- super food wine. Limited.
2015 Domaine Leflaive Pouilly-Fuisse White Burgundy.$68 (was $80)
Classy lengthy, textured chardonnay – with more stone fruit than ever. 
2015 St Estephe de Calon Segur –Red Bordeaux $56ea (was $62)
Seductive ‘cassis’ notes, with brambly length. Classic year for ripeness.
2009 Coyeux Muscat Beaumes de Venise $24 (was $29) 375ml.
Luscious sweet wine from Sth Rhone- a treat with soft and blue cheese.
 
Spoil of the week-
2017 John Duval ‘Entity’ Shiraz – just awarded 99 JH points-!
Yes we have a small amount – POA – email us.
In the mean time-
2012 John Duval Entity Shiraz Magnums- $135 ea (was $145) Limited.
Well this was my 99 point rating at the recent tasting with John and his son Tim. Stunning all occasion wine that will cellar another 10 years plus.
 
Featured Specials
2010 Burge family Olive Hill Mouvedre  Both $25ea (were $29)-Last stocks.
Primed to drink now with spicy fruitcake and blackberry fruit.
2017 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Nth Italy
Smooth crisp classy dry Italian grigio-bargain price!
 
2017 Delamere Chardonnay NE Tas.  $35, $34ea for 2+ (was $42) 
Current Tas chardie standout. Beautiful balance of stone/white peach/nougat notes with subtle new oak to give real presence to a vibrant palate. Fran Austin has crafted a beautiful cool climate wine here. Enjoy now, cellar 3-6 years.

2015 Dawson & James Chardonnay- Derwent Valley Tas.
Wow - this delicious fave 2015 Chardonnay just awarded  Best in Show - Decanter World wine Awards. Justified, be quick to order. Limited! This week only.
$63, $58ea for 2+  (was $65)  

2017 Milton Riesling of the Week (East Coast Tas)
Balanced lime citrus, back bone drinking super well now.
East Coast Tas. We like this –and what a great price.
$23.50, $21.50ea for 2+ ($120 for 6!) (was $27)

2016 Antionori Peppoli Chianti Classico Halves (375 ml) 
Just classic Tuscan sangiovese with typical sweet sour red cherry all over, in a super handy size! And Ideal for short term cellaring 2-4 years.
$21.50 - less 15% off this week = $18.75ea!

2016 Yangarra McLaren vale Shiraz
Bargain red 97 pts From Hallidays Top 100
$28.50, $26.50ea for 2+ (was $36!) 
 
2018 Derwent Estate Pinot Gris
Wow- big pears spectrum- absolute last stocks!
$30, $29ea for 2+ (was $31.50)

NEW VINTAGE Torbreck 2017 Woodcutters Shiraz
Packed with small berry fruit and spice, the perfect mid week red.
Drink now or cellar for 5yrs+.
$26.50, $24.95ea for 2+
$130 for 6! (was $28.50)

Ventisquero 2017 Carmenere.
Fast becoming a cult fave.
Great little Chilean red along the lines of a cabernet.
Medium to full bodied, rich with small berry fruit wrapped in smooth tannins.
It never lasts long in the shop. 
$19.50 or $18.50ea for 2+Cabernets of the week- great prices on these Winter warming juicy cassis like Cabs.
2016 Longview Devils Elbow
Brilliant drinking now, cellar 3-5 years.
$23, $20ea (wow!!) for 2+ (Was $24.95)

2016 Schild Barossa   
Typically juicy Barossa Cab. 
$18.50ea, $17 each for 2+ 

2013 42 South Cabernet Merlot
Yep this actually works, with some nice bottle age.
$24ea, $20 each for 2+ 

Apsley Gorge bonanza! (get one of each for $110!)
2016 Chardonnay - Cult Tassie white, layers of flavour.  $61.50, $56ea for 2+
2015 Pinot Noir - Wow, such stellar, intense wine, but  sadly,  limited $62, $60ea for 2+ BIG REDS sale!!   Select any 3 or more for $20each!! (LAST WEEK!)
2017 Three Dark Horses Shiraz. Classic McLaren vale, plummy, dark cherry fruit. (norm $25).
2016 Jeanneret  Shiraz. Clare valley classic, super ‘slurpy’ shiraz. (norm $26)
2016 Bellevue Shiraz. Long time staff fave, great fruit, balanced oak. (norm $24)
2017 First Drop Mothers Milk Shiraz (Barossa) Smooth and luscious, ample fruit. (norm $27)
2016 Dandelion Shiraz. Ripping McLaren vale red. (norm $26)
2016 The Barry Bros. Clare Valley Shiraz Cab, great winter sipping (norm $23)
2016 Teusner The independent Shiraz Mataro. Deeply fruited beauty! (norm $26)
2017 Lopez Cristobal Robel. Big juicy Spanish Tempranillo Merlot blend. (norm $29)
2016 Chapoutier Bila Haut Ripping Roussillon blend, YUM!! (norm $24)
2015 Conde Valdemar Crinza (Tempranillo) Full bodied, spicy beaut. (norm $25)BIG Tasmanian Pinot Sale!!
Buy any 6+ mixed or straight and take a further $1.00 off per bottle*
2018 Haddow Dineen $47, $45ea for 2+ Ripping new release, savoury and textural. Don’t miss out!
2017 Sailor Seeks Horse $55 Classic savoury style. Limited!
2017 Quiet Mutiny ‘Venus Rising’ $48.50ea  Beautifully crafted, gaining intensity.
2017 Lime Kiln Point (by Derwent Estate)  $23.50 (was $28) surprisingly punchy, value.
2016 Third Child ‘TN’ Pinot $28, $26ea 2+ (was $29.50) Drinking so well now, a bargain!
2015 Third Child Pinot $25, $23ea 2+ primed to drink now. Ditto bargain etc.
2017 Kelvedon  $34.50, $32.50ea 2+ New typically spicy red/black berry notes.
2017 Milton  $34.50ea, $31ea 2+! Latest release .
2017 Dalrymple $33, $30 ea 2+ (was $35.95) packed with flavour, persistent, lingering palate.
2017 Tolpuddle  $75.50ea Wow – best yet.
2017 Laurel Bank  $33ea, $31ea 2+ (was $34.50) Deep and rich, cracking value!Our own selection Cool Wine Tasmanian cleanskins ‘Clean skins’
2013 Tas Premium Derwent Valley Pinot Noir
So many fans of this deeply weighted dark cherry / savoury Derwent valley pinot.
This week only (limited!)
$21ea, $19ea 2+ (was $23) 

2018 Tas Derwent Valley Riesling
Super ‘rizza’dry with lime hints
$17.50ea, $16.50ea 2+ 

2013 Coal valley Chardonnay
Great bottle age gives this a punchy palate
$16.50, $15 ea for 2+!   Bubbles!
Jansz Brut and Rose, 42 South Brut and Rose, Riva Italian Prosecco
Lonia Spanish Cava
$24.50ea, $22.50 ea for 3+,  $131 for 6
Mixed any way you likeEuropean Specials!
2017 Corte Giara  Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Crisp  zippy lemony  dry NE Italian grigio
$18, $17ea for 2+
 
Pierre Amadieu - Cotes du Rhone (France)
2016 Rouge, 2017 Rose & 2017 Blanc.
Three great examples of Rhone deliciousness!
Mix and match to get the lower price…
$22ea, $20ea for any 3+ (was $27.90)

Hugel 2017 Gentil
Cracking dry Alsace riesling blend
$22ea (was $27!)
 
2017 Marc Bredif Vouvray (France)
Absolutely delicious Vouvray!
$28.50ea, $26.50ea 2+
 
2015 Montessu (Italy)
Wow - a cracking full bodied Sardinian red.
Chockers with smooth blue/blackberry fruits and lightly savoury finish.
A fab Italian food wine and great for short term cellaring.
$29, $28ea 2+ (was $34)
 
Hugel 2016 Riesling
Cracking dry Alsace Riesling
$29.50ea ($34.50)
 
2015  Isole Olena Chianti Classico (Italy)
Superb Chianti Classic (Sangiovese) from a standout vintage.
Ripe black fruits and currants on a lengthy palate.
$36.50, $35ea for 2+  (was $42)

NV Pol Roger and NV Louis Roederer (France)
Two of our fave French Champagnes! 
Fantastic value for money
$74 ea, $70 ea for 2+ (Mix if you like!)  LAST WEEK AT THIS PRICEEuro 6 Pack - $110!  Free delivery 12km of Hobart 
(plus free 375ml Sangre de Toro)
All Red, All White, Or Mixed!NEW BEERS 
NEW  Beers from: Collective Arts, Dieu du Ciel, Tiny Rebel, Fierce, Left Handed Giant, Amundsen, Chur, Balter, Hawkers, Ocho, The Garden, Vocation, North Brewing, Magic Rock, Lervig, Black Hops, Bent spoke, Stomping Ground, Bad Shepherd. All highly limited.

Beer Specials: 
Brew dog jet black heart $18 per 4 pk, Samuel Smith –all of them! $7.95ea. , North Brewing Coffee coconut port $6 ea, Innis and Gunn Rum $4.95 ea. Black Sheep $7.75ea, Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer $29.95 6/pack, Moo Brew Pale Ale & Pilsner 6/pack $19.95ea, Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer 500ml Can $8.95ea, Old Wives Ale Get Frukt $4.95ea, Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta $6.95ea, North Brewing Pinata $6.50ea, Brewdog Dead Pony $13.75 4pk, Brewdog Punk IPA  $16.50 4pk, Deschutes Obsidian $7ea; Stone Export $6ea; La Chouffe 750ml $15ea

Nikki’s Beers of the Week
Amundsen ‘Pillars of Light’ Lemon Milkshake IPA (Norway)
A delightful milkshake IPA with gorgeous bitter lemon flavours present.
$13.95ea
 
Chur ‘Hopportunity’ New World Style Double IPA (NZ)
Celebrating the magic of hops, this DIPA is dank, fruity and slightly bitter. Don’t let this one hop past you!
$8.25ea
 
Bridge Road Magical Easter Unicorn Chocolate Ale (AUS)
Yes Easter is long gone, but this weather is a perfect for a chocolate ale. Nice smooth, chocolate notes present, not too intense.
$4.75ea

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