Taste six evocative styles with this Apple Isle mix. Capturing the classics and the contemporary, this collection is more than just six wines. It’s a holiday plan for when we’re free to travel again. In the meantime, take a Tassie taste odyssey.
Our Shades of Tasmania discovery collection includes wines from sub-regions from across the island state. The Classified ‘Outstanding’ Domaine A Cabernet is a museum vintage showing the age-worthiness of this wine. The Mapleton Coal River Valley Riesling, by contrast, shows off the region’s ability to produce youthful precision and power.
In this Tasmanian collection
Two Tonne Tasmania Tamar Valley Pinot Noir 2019
Chatto Wines Mania Chardonnay, Tamar Valley 2017
Domaine A Coal River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Moorilla Estate Muse Southern Tasmania Syrah 2015
Mapleton Coal River Valley Riesling 2018
Alex Russell Wines Son Of A Bull Pipers River Gewurztraminer 2018
"There is no reason whatsoever to disparage this wine just because it's cabernet from Tasmania. Indeed, the reason it's so good is its varietal makeup (including 4% each of cabernet franc/merlot and 2% petit verdot) and the time it's been given in bottle. The tannins have been vanquished, and the blackcurrant/bramble flavours are in fine fettle, with a touch of cedary oak the final touch. Length and balance are its trademarks."
96 Points, Wine Companion
"90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Bright shaded ruby. Clean, balsam, complex and oh so fresh. I would so love to serve this blind in Bordeaux! It really is gorgeous. The freshness on the finish distinguishes it. So satisfying! Really rather beautiful. Long and so subtle."
18.5 Points, Jancis Robertson
"Hand-picked from a single vineyard, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French puncheons (20% new) with batonnage. The flavours are of white stone fruit, pear and rock melon, with a light squeeze of graefruity acidity. It's all so simple really - except it's not."
95 Points, Wine Companion