September 2023 Manager’s Picks

September 2023 Manager Picks

Hugh Hamilton Wines McLaren Vale Australia

Scallywag Chardonnay. Striking, subtle and satisfying. All white peaches, creamy/toasty oak, bay leaves, lemon leaves and also a titch of vanilla and sage leaf. $16.99

The Villain Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe capsicum, brambles, and rose petals. Maple and fennel. Petrichor. Sweet fruit balanced with impeccable texture. We bet you’re wondering what petrichor means, Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. $19.99

Black Ops Blend. Hugh Hamilton had a hunch, that the most ancient grape on the planet, Saperavi, would make for a unique union with McLaren Vale’s prized Shiraz. The elixir was covertly blended and like other ‘black operations’ a Pandora’s box of flavor was opened. A wine for FBI, CIA and civilians. Seek & embrace the unusual. ‘Black Ops’ Shiraz Saperavi is the only blend of this type in the world and it will not disappoint! $22.99

Jim Jim Shiraz. The Down Under Underdog. Toasty red-fruit lift. Plums, strawberry shortcake, violets, and light baked spices. A soft and rich palate. Bright with crunchy fruit and lip smacking blue fruited vibrancy. $12.99

The Rascal Shiraz. “Shiraz and McLaren Vale”. A famous pairing. Shiraz in McLaren Vale grows well, always ripens, and with correct vineyard management, produces wines of great depth, flavor and structure. Blackberries, brambles, mocha and the char on a fine steak. This is a proper Shiraz; gutsy, structural and complete. $23.99