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A GREAT LITTLE WINE BAR

SUMMER 2018/2019


inside THE POCKET SIZE GUIDE TO ALL YOUR SUMMERTIME BACCHANALIAN NEEDS This is the result of many hours of hard tasting, a relentless quest to find the best value and most interesting wines available. Inside you'll find many great wines from small producers. People who, like us, have a real passion for what they do and follow a strict ethos of 'quality over quantity'. Drop in, we're here to help. The coffee rocks, the cheese stinks, and the wine is AWESOME!

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BUBBLES ............................................................................................ 1 WHITES .............................................................................................. 7 REDS ..................................................................................................... 17 QUARTERLY WINE CLUB ............................................... 32 FREIGHT RATES ..................................... Inside Back Cover All wines can be purchased at special 'mixed 6' prices. Prices and products are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. While stocks last.

BUY ONLINE All of the wines in this book are available to buy online at eastendcellars.com.au


bubbles FROM FUN-TIME BUBBLIES TO COMPLEX, SMALL PRODUCTION CHAMPAGNES, WE’VE GOT THEM ALL! When you think of the festive season you think of two things: great weather and bubbles. All bases are loaded here for the festive season with all varieties of fizz! We have got Champagne powerhouses, tiny growers, top notch Australian sparkling producers and even a cheeky drop of sparkling red - a true SA classic! As usual, only the best bubbles pass our taste test, so you can buy with confidence!


Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco NV Region: King Valley, VIC Variety: Glera Notes: It’s fitting that Australia’s tastiest example of Prosecco comes from the first plantings of Glera, the traditional grape for Prosecco planted back in 1999 by Otto Dal Zotto. Nowadays, his son, Christian does the heavy lifting but is still making wines that stack up with the best of them from ‘back home’. Candied lemon, pears and white flowers open the show, and a creamy, generously fruit driven palate, creating the perfect summer sparkler. PE

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$21.60ea 

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Bisol Vaparetto Prosecco NV Region: Veneto, Italy Variety: Glera Notes: This is a wine that transports you, metaphorically as it's named after the steam powered water taxis that once powered through Venice’s canals and physically, away from sobriety as it's so easy to drink! This is a simple yet delicious example of one of the world's most recognisable wine styles. Full flavours of citrus, pears, and jasmine flowers, Glera’s natural acidity retains a lovely crisp line of acidity throughout making you reach for another glass!

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Paul Louis Brut Blanc de Blancs NV Region: Loire Valley, France Variety: Chardonnay Notes: With a name like Paul Louis one would expect a regal Champagne house, and you would be forgiven that thinking this was Champagne when tasting it. Based in the Loire Valley, you’d be right 8 times out of 10 if you were to think this was Chenin Blanc but instead you have the noble Chardonnay jumping from the glass. Toasty rich notes of almond, slight hints of vanilla and a delicious lemon curd tang to wind things up. A great all-rounder, whether that be a post work drink or a dinner party with friends. PE

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$18ea 

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42o South Premier Cuvee NV Region: Coal River Valley, TAS Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Notes: The second sparkling from Tasmania in this year’s book, 42° South is a completely different beast. While drawing from some similar parallels, the 42° boasts a brighter nose of florals and citrus and trades the creamy palate for something more aperitif in style. Clean, zippy and direct with some lovely fresh apple character!

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Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve NV Region: Derwent Valley, TAS Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Notes: Tasmania is home to many things, namely the Tasmanian Tiger, unbelievable scenery and nice people. They also produce some of the best cool climate wines this fine country has to offer. Stefano Lubiana is one of the leading lights, and his sparklings are second to none. A little bit of brioche and citrus on the nose, with a palate full of delicate bubbles and a creamy finish - this is all class! PE

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$36ea 

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Daosa Natural Reserve NV Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Notes: When the source of your grapes is from a vineyard originally planted by a family member of the Bollinger Champagne house, you know you’re onto something! The Natural Reserve is Daosa’s newest family member. 85% vintage wine (in this case, 2016) and 15% ‘reserve’ wine. Pears, apples and baking spices dominate the nose, while the fine bead and driving acidity shape this up as being one of South Australia’s best!

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$39.60ea 

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Ayala Blanc de Blancs Vintage Region: Champagne, France Variety: Chardonnay Notes: We’re all suckers for a Blanc de Blancs here in the shop, and this release is one of Ayala’s finest yet. More on the mid-weight side of Apricot, chamomile and some slightly tropical fruits, rather than the traditional lemon pith and citrus style that we’re used to! The 6 years on lees build a creamy palate to go with the fine chalky texture that Chardonnay from Champagne always brings to the table! A great little celebratory bubbles. PE

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$112 .50ea 

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Bollinger Champagne Rosé NV Region: Champagne, France Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier Notes: By far the fastest moving category in store, Champagne Rosé has rocketed out the door this past year! Although being one of the big boys on the Champagne block, Bollinger have always been at the top of the tree with everything they release, and the Rosé is no exception. It’s always going to be good with 85% Grand and Premier Cru vineyards making up the base. Dried roses, white peaches, almond cream and some baking spice and pasty really sing from the glass.

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Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz NV Region: Langhorne Creek, SA Variety: Shiraz Notes: I cop a lot of flak for my love of sparkling red, but the upside of me taking the heat from the team at East End Cellars, is that each year, we have a cracking sparkling red! With a base comprised of Shiraz, this is everything a sparkling red should be. This little number has it all, a vivacious mousse, an incredible set of fruit ranging from raspberry and raisins through to a lightly brandy-soaked Christmas cake and a lovely long spicy finish. I can already taste my Christmas morning! PE

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IN THE WORLD OF BANG FOR BUCK, THESE ARE ALL BANG! PERFECT SUMMER DRINKING & A GREAT SAMPLER FOR THE LITTLE BOOK! Including: Paul Louis Blanc de Blancs NV, Stift Goettweig Gruner Veltliner Messwein 2017, Yangarra White Blend 2018, Turkey Flat Rose 2018, Joet Gott California Zinfandel 2015, and Langmeil Prime Cut Shiraz 2016. Usual Price $146 Little Book Price

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whites FRESH, SILKY, TEXTURED, FRUITS, CREAMY, WOODY — WE’VE GOT THEM ALL COVERED The one thing we’ll bang on about until our dying breath is how great Riesling is! This year sees a fresh batch of Grigio’s challenge for the title of ‘Most Drunk White Wine’, attempting to swipe the title from Sauvignon Blanc. But as ever, we have a host of brilliant, local and imported drops, and we have made an emphatic attempt to squeeze all the value we can into this year’s book.

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Heggies Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling 2017 Region: Eden Valley, SA Variety: Riesling Notes: Essentially the little sister to one of Australia’s most well known and loved brands, Pewsey Vale. Heggies Vineyard sits practically on the other side of the hill, offering another pretty face of Riesling from the Eden! Comparing the two, I would say that Heggies is more of a ballet dancer with its delicate and graceful approach, while Pewsey would be a fencer with its piercing acidity. Lemon and tangerine dominate the nose while a softer acidity takes hold on the palate! Brilliant summer drinking. PE

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$22 .50ea 

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Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2018 Region: Clare Valley, SA Variety: Riesling Notes: With a name like Rieslingfreak, you expect these wines to be good, and good they are! John Hughes is at the forefront of Riesling in Australia, and with vineyards in both of our best regions for the grape, the Clare and Eden Valleys, you get to see Riesling at its peak, made by one of the best! Classic Clare lime zest and minerality kick things off with a lick of mandarin thrown in, the palate provides great length and drive in terms of acidity and drinks beautifully now but will reward cellaring.

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Mr Mick Clare Valley Riesling 2018 Region: Clare Valley, SA Variety: Riesling Notes: Riesling is undeniably the best value white grape we produce here in Australia, and a producer who’s up there each and every year is Mr Mick. No matter what the occasion, the Mr Mick wines always deliver and none more than the Riesling. Lemon pith and juice, some limey goodness, orange blossoms and Clare Valley’s slatelyness. Deliciously soft and made for throwing back now. A great midweek refresher! PE

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$13.99ea 

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Dr. Loosen ‘Dr. L’ Riesling 2016 Region: Mosel, Germany Variety: Riesling Notes: Ask anyone who makes the best German Rieslings and you would be given three names consistently. Egon Muller, K.P Keller and Ernst Loosen. “Ernie” who heads up the family estate at Dr. Loosen is mostly known for producing slightly richer and sweeter wines, but the latest release of his dry “Dr. L” is off the charts! Fleshy meyer lemons, some lime and even some whiz fizz type aromas take flight while the palate is very playful, with its bracing acidity which is the norm for the Mosel!

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Golding Wines The Spruiker Pinot Gris 2017 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Pinot Gris Notes: Pinot Gris has shot up in popularity over the last two years, and we couldn’t be happier because it's weaning people off Sauvignon Blanc. The Golding example certainly spruiks all the best parts of Pinot Gris, weightless and textural, a lick of oiliness without turning into maple syrup, and the fresh line of acidity that will make you come back for glass after glass! PE

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$18.90ea 

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The Other Wine Co. Pinot Gris 2017 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Pinot Gris Notes: Few brands have hit the market running like The Other Wine Co. have. Essentially the little brother to Adelaide Hills' powerhouse, Shaw & Smith, The Other Wine Co. gives the team the ability to play around with grapes that don’t fit the S+S mould. With both feet firmly planted in the Gris camp, it's nice to see an example that does justice to the style! Trading in an oily palate and viscous sweetness for something more lively and racy, this has the full gamut of pears and orchard fruits. Clean and zippy for your summer’s needs!

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Allegrini Corte Giara Pinot Grigio 2017 Region: Alto Adige, Italy Variety: Pinot Grigio Notes: Allegrini are possibly the best of the well-known producers in North Eastern Italy with an amazing track record producing Valpolicella and Amarone, their Corte Giara project was started in 1989 and is more of an ‘all wines for all people’ brand. Benchmark Grigio without stepping foot into the oily darkness that Pinot Gris loves to flaunt. Expect a floral and juicy Grigio with an alpine glacier freshness! PE

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Marcel Deiss ‘Alsace’ Field Blend 2015 Region: Alsace, France Variety: Pinot Gris & the Dirty Dozen (Riesling, Gewurtz, Sylvaner, Pinot Noir + + +) Notes: Pinot Gris and Grigio are the same grape so it would only be fair to compare them. Think of Asterix and Obelix, Grigio taking the role of Asterix, lithe and athletic while Gris would be more like Obelix, weighty and obvious but with a sharp wit. Marcel Deiss is the king of the field blend and this comprises of thirteen different grape varieties, expressing what ‘Alsace’ should taste like. Peaches, white flowers and pineapple make you take notice, while the palate has an incredible fruity drive with an almost saline finish. Decadent stuff.

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Howard Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2017 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Gruner Veltliner Notes: Austrian import, Gruner Veltliner is finding itself a nice new home in the Adelaide Hills and the newest release from Howard Vineyard is as close to the real McCoy as they come. Textured, minerally and layered with lemons and blossoms with a hint of that white pepper you find in Austria’s best-known grape, this has everything you want on a hot afternoon. PE

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Stift Geottweig Gruner Veltliner Messwein 2017 Region: Kremstal, Austria Variety: Gruner Veltliner Notes: If it’s good enough for god, it's good enough for me. This is the ‘Altar wine’ produced by Stift Goettweig in Austria’s Kremstal, the home of Gruner! Gruner is one of the most well know exports out of Austria, only second to Arnold Schwarzenegger, but fortunately that’s where the comparison ends. The Messwein is much lighter in body than the governor but has an amazing texture upon entry, pillowed and soft with some focused acidity and traditional notes of citrus, apple and the unreplaceable Veltliner spice!

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Shut The Gate Clare Valley Fiano 2018 Region: Clare Valley, SA Variety: Fiano Notes: Trading Campania’s volcanos and terraces for the lush rolling hills of the Clare Valley has done this variety wonders. Rich tropical fruit in abundance while peaches, grapefruit and honeysuckle take the lead and the palate retains Fiano’s delicate saline profile while still carrying the structure and weight around effortlessly. Close your eyes and take a sip, you could be comfortably sitting on the side of Mt. Vesuvius… PE

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$22 .50ea 

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Inama ‘Vin Soave’ Soave Classico 2017 Region: Veneto, Italy Variety: Garganega Notes: Soave is considered to be Italy’s most ‘important’ white wine. Made predominantly from Garganega, these two words together can be difficult to pronounce. Think Gar-Gan-Ega and Swah-Vey and you’ll sound like you’re straight from Venice! Soave is traditionally rounder and richer and Inama carries this with ease while retaining the line and focus that we all love. Think apple, elderflower, and a nutty almond vibe, with a texture that glides across the palate like a gondola.

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$26.10ea 

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Guthrie ‘Mondo Project’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Notes: Of all the Sauvignon Blanc’s we tried in this year’s tasting, this was the one that stood up and made us take notice. Less of the green vegetal snow pea/asparagus tones and more heavy citrus flavours with gooseberry and a flintiness rarely seen with Savvy! The use of oak here is very subtle and builds texture more than character. Another fine example of Adelaide Hills Savvy from the legends at Guthrie. PE

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Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Region: Marlborough, New Zealand Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Notes: The Little Book of Wine would be missing a vital organ if we didn’t include a Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and this year we have included the family run giant that is Babich. If Marlborough had a trademarked flavour, this would be it! Gooseberries, passionfruit and grapefruit kick things off while a herbal note sings in the background. This is a steal for the price. Back the truck up.

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Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2017 Region: Eden Valley, SA Variety: Viognier Notes: Ah Viognier, the grape we love to hate, and hate to love. It’s always so difficult to find a well-balanced drop that doesn’t have the texture of a BP oil spill. HOWEVER, the one producer who nails it every time is Yalumba, the grape's pioneer and champion here in Australia. Viognier has a natural oiliness, and the crew at Yalumba tame this texture and use it like salt and pepper to bring out the best in the grape, this alongside its natural fruit set of apricots, nectarines and a little toast and orange oil make for a luscious yet refined wine, perfect for a balmy afternoon. PE

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Yangarra Estate Blanc 2018 Region: McLaren Vale, SA Variety: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussane, Picpoul and Bourblanc Notes: This is no ordinary white wine… Based on Chateauneuf du Pape, a region famous for robust reds and powerful blended whites with unusual grape varieties. Grenache Blanc, the white mutation of McLaren Vale's first love ‘Grenache’, holds court, adding layers of apple and white peaches, while the others, Roussane Clairette, Picpoul and Bourblanc add either a robust palate weight, or pristine linear acidity. There’s a slight herbal element on the finish which makes me want this by the jug! Certainly, a wine fit for the ‘castle of the new pope!’

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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017 Region: Margaret River, WA Variety: Chardonnay Notes: If Margaret River can hang its hat on one variety, surely its Chardonnay! Vasse Felix have been continually producing some of the best Chardonnays Australia has to offer and the latest Filius is right up there. Big rich fruit stands up and wants to be counted while a big percussion drum of very pretty oak beats away in the background. The palate starts off slightly flinty and leads to something creamier and more robust on to finish. Another class act! PE

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Bouchard Le Vingee Bourgogne Blanc 2016 Region: Burgundy, France Variety: Chardonnay Notes: Few companies can boast the way that Bouchard can. Based in a 15th century Chateau, with some of the best vineyard holdings in Burgundy, not only do they make a lot of Grand Cru wine, but also some exceptional Bourgogne Rouge and Blanc! Great value is something that is truly rare in Burgundy, but this is definitely on that list. Chardonnay with character and style. Bucket loads of white peaches, honey, a passing of nougat with some timely acidity that kicks in at the right moment! Perfect dinner party starter.

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reds VARIETY, VALUE, AND INDIVIDUALITY WERE THE GOALS THIS YEAR, ALONGSIDE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR: DRINKABILITY With a big tilt in wine styles over the last couple of years, we’ve attempted to wrangle some interesting drops together for this year’s red selection. Light and dry Rosés kick things off, followed by some lighter and crunchier alternate grape varieties. We’re hoping to introduce you to some of our new favourite Italian immigrants, Negroamaro, Sangiovese and Nero d’Avola, whose flavour and uniqueness have completely won us over. In typical South Australian fashion, we’ve snuck a couple of chunky, fuller-bodied reds into the mix. All this patriotic talk of local wines has got all our imported wines feeling left out, but there’s plenty of love for them in the pages that follow!

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Whistler Dry as a Bone Rosé 2018 Region: Barossa Valley, SA Variety: Grenache, Mataro Notes: Rosé is back with a vengeance! When we heard it was going to be an extremely dry summer, we added an extra Rosé to the book to help you cope! More ‘provencal’ in style than not, this little pink fleshy number is off the tasty charts, combining Grenache and Mataro to make a fruit cup of strawberries, cranberries and apple skin with a refreshing slightly salty finish. Perfect for sitting in the shade (or not!) at the beach! PE

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$22 .50ea 

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Honorio Rubio Tremendus Clarete 2017 Region: Rioja, Spain Variety: Viura, Garnacha Notes: Clarete, an age old Riojan tradition that had until recently, been hidden away and kept as a local tipple! But now we have another new type of pink thing to sling! Made by using a high percentage of white grapes and macerating them with red grapes for a short while gives you the lovely succulent cherry stone, juicy raspberry and citrus flavours in this slippery tipple. This is for anyone who loves dry pink lemonade!

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Turkey Flat Rosé 2018 Region: Barossa Valley, SA Variety: Grenache Notes: There are few producers known for their Rosé, Rockford’s is one with their Alicante Bouche and Turkey Flat would be the other go to for great Rosé! Based on Grenache like most of the best are, this has a slight provencal beat to it, but with more flesh, fruit and juice. Just think of going for a holiday in the south of France but eating strawberries and cream all day and you get the idea this is putting down. Floral, fragrant and silky enough to consume from the bottle! PE

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Pittnauer 'Pitti' Rosé 2017 Region: Burgenland, Austria Variety: Blaufrankisch Notes: Each year we throw a wildcard into the mix and this year it’s a sneaky Rosé from Austria! I can certainly count the times on one hand I’ve had Austrian Rosé, and this by far is the best example. The Blaufrankisch grape allows for some pure and lush aromatics, with a bit of spice and a very soft and supple palate. On the cherry, red currant and raspberry spectrum of Rosé which both quenches your thirst and makes you thirsty? Who knew that this was possible?!

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Yering Station ‘Little Yering’ Pinot Noir 2018 Region: Yarra Valley, VIC Variety: Pinot Noir Notes: For one of the most popular varieties, it sure is hard to find Pinot Noir that exudes good value! Enter the Little Yering, a self-described ‘introductory’ to Pinot Noir in the Yarra, this is exactly that. Brambly fruit, soft silken tannins, a little savoury spice and a bit of beetrooty goodness that comes through on the finish. This is the equivalent of buying a $5 ticket to a fringe show and seeing the Stones rock a few smokin’ tunes. PE

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Ngeringa ‘Uncultured’ Pinot Noir 2017 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Pinot Noir Notes: If you were to sum Ngeringa up in a few key words it would sound something like this: Biodynamic, Wholesome and Down to Earth. This encompasses everything about them! The Uncultured Pinot is anything but uncultured… Pinot already brings a level of sophistication and the 100% whole bunch fermentation raises the level of fruit that jumps out the glass. Fine boned and pretty while retaining some plush and generous fruit. Glorious stuff!

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Rising Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017 Region: Yarra Valley, VIC Variety: Pinot Noir Notes: The Yarra is undoubtably home to some of the best vineyards for Pinot Noir in Australia and when you team up good vineyard sites with a talented winemaker this is the result! A wine with a slightly wild, almost natural edge, think a bohemian styled hairdo instead of a buzz cut. Rhubarb, savoury spice a bit of cherry and a watermelon freshness on the palate, perfect for a light quenching red that you could possibly chill down! PE

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Michel Guignier Beaujolais 2017 Region: Beaujolais, France Variety: Gamay Notes: Beaujolais had, for the longest of times been snubbed by the wine elite. Possibly because of the simplicity and faddish ‘Nouveau’ wines that used to flood the market. Having said that, Beaujolais’ time in the sun is right now! Michel Guignier makes wines in the most unadulterated way possible, no additions, old barrels, and a bit of old-fashioned love. The juicy reputation of Gamay hasn’t been lost here and this is all about plush, generous, smoky cherries, raspberries and a tangy line of acid! You’ll need a bigger glass for this one.

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Tomfoolery Young Blood Grenache 2018 Region: Barossa Valley, SA Variety: Grenache Notes: Don’t let the name fool you, Tomfoolery haven’t been playing around with this one. Barossa Grenache (Barossa Pinot, as it’s jokingly referred to by some of the older generation of winemakers) is one of our go-to wines, almost like the Leatherman of wines, if you like. Crunchy fruit, a lavish palate weight and all the stuffing you could want! Think grapey freshness, Christmas cherries and leather like spice to round things out! PE

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Three Dark Horses Grenache Touriga 2017 Region: McLaren Vale, SA Variety: Grenache/Touriga Notes: Australia is on the hunt for varieties that can handle the heat and Portugal’s Touriga certainly fits this bill. Well known for its punch of flavour, spice and dark colour. What else would you pair this with than the 9th Wonder of the world and Australia’s best kept secret, McLaren Vale Grenache!? A slippery and sublime drop that is chewy yet silky. The Dark Horse strikes once more.

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Ricca Terra Bullets Before Cannonballs 2017 Region: Riverland, SA Variety: Tempranillo, Lagrein, Negro Amaro, Nero d’Avola Notes: We played a word recognition game for these wines, and when I said ‘Riverland’, the overwhelming response was ‘bulk wine’ and one man, Ashley Ratcliff, is leading the charge to change that. Bullets Before Cannonballs is as charismatic as the guy who makes it, uber spicy with a rich, dense and heady character, built layer by layer from Tempranillo, Lagrein, Negro Amaro and Nero d’Avola, handling the southern sun with ease and making us all feel at home with what’s in the glass! PE

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Ulithorne Nova Duo 2018 Region: McLaren Vale, SA Variety: Grenache/Shiraz Notes: Another wine built on the ‘new’ template of bright, crunchy and savoury inflected wines. With a name like Nova Duo, Latin for ‘New Two’ you’d expect some quirky varieties, but we’ve got one of Australia’s most well-loved pairings, Grenache and Shiraz. Strawberries, sleek yet slightly sinewy tannins, and a rush of cocoa to wind things up. Name me a more iconic duo…

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Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Terre di Chieti Sangiovese 2016 Region: Abruzzo, Italy Variety: Sangiovese Notes: Sangiovese can be hard to get your head around, but why would you want to get your head around it when you can get it in your mouth and let the grape do the talking? This is as typically Italian as a red and white chequered tablecloth with a bowl of Nona’s pasta on it. Medium bodied, with some typical Sangiovese sour cherry and even some blackberry and dried herbs. A tasty wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously. PE

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Range Life Sangiovese 2016 Region: King Valley, VIC Variety: Sangiovese Notes: Aussie Sangiovese can sometimes get caught up in wanting to be Chianti, kind of like your Australian mate who has an Italian heritage and loads up on the heavy accent, designer goods and Ferrari phone covers. The lads at Range Life have made something unashamedly Australian with great flavour. Think red berries, sarsaparilla, a herbal tonic edge and some dusty tannins on the palate. Slug this with some of your favourite pizza!

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Alamos Malbec 2017 Region: Mendoza, Argentina Variety: Malbec Notes: Malbec, a story of a grape coming of age. Leaving its idyllic home in France’s South West to find itself while going on Contiki in Argentina, deciding that it liked the climate, the people and the culture so much that it decided to stick around, becoming one of their greatest exports after Lionel Messi and a good Asado. Tannic, black in colour with a smoky, charry plum and blueberry pudding profile. Bring on the beef! PE

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Joel Gott Zinfandel 2015 Region: California, USA Variety: Zinfandel Notes: The stereotype of US wine is that bigger is better and that’s usually what we get to taste over here in Australia. The Joel Gott wears the stereotype with pride but has put some makeup on. Glossy plums and prunes covered in chocolate, while a little coffee and vanilla creep onto the back palate really rounding out this tasty morsel. This is almost as hedonistic as it gets and for those who love the old-school style of Barossa reds.

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Bera Barbera d’Alba 2017 Region: Piedmont, Italy Variety: Barbera Notes: What once was the ‘peasants’ wine, is now only second to the King, Nebbiolo! Barbera has lived its life to the fullest in Piedmont, going from being unfashionable, to on almost every winemaker's table. A purple fruit box crammed with all sorts of delicious flavours, blackberries and bubblegum with a real fresh grapeyness to it. This is the real workhorse of Piedmont! PE

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Roberto Voerzio Dolcetto d’Alba 2016 Region: Piedmont, Italy Variety: Dolcetto Notes: When your name translates directly from Italian into ‘little sweet one’ you know you’re in for a good time. Dolcetto is ‘slurpyness’ encapsulated, chock full of fruit and some rustic, slightly leathery tannins, this is what we would call a serious-fun wine. Brooding blueberry fruit, plums and a snippet of violets with Christmas spice. If there’s one Dolcetto to try, it’s the Dolcetto ace, Roberto Voerzio.

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Viberti ‘Dolba’ Langhe Rosso 2014 Region: Piedmont, Italy Variety: Dolcetto Barbera Notes: Two Piedmontese staples like truffles and hazelnuts teaming up for something that should be done more often. Barbera’s fresh juicy nature and Dolcetto's dense opulence seem to go hand in hand! Pretty scents of wild strawberries and dark cherries lead the party while an inky liquorice and earthiness give a nice juxtaposition the way Barbera and Dolcetto should do. This is a personal favourite. PE

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Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo 2016 Region: Piedmont, Italy Variety: Nebbiolo Notes: If you know wine, you might know Nebbiolo, but if you’re unfamiliar with Nebbiolo a good analogy would be to liken Neb to Connor McGregor, light on colour and as fierce as they come. Every now and then a vintage comes around that lets the winemakers tame the tannins that strangle your tongue and elevate the nose to another level. This possesses the staple Neb smells of tar and roses, but fennel, leather and fresh red cherries steal the show here. Quite possibly our wine of the year…

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Murdoch Hill Vis a Vis Cabernet Franc 2018 Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Cabernet Franc Notes: Cabernet Franc has finally been released on parole after being convicted of being Cabernet Sauvignon’s dad, so we’re finally seeing it strutting its stuff solo rather than being blended away. Like many grapes, Franc can have many faces, but this takes the form of something lighter and more ethereal. The entire spectrum of light red berries jump out the glass, and the slight grassy or leafy profile, native to Franc, weaves its magic in the background. A scintillating first release. PE

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Terre á Terre Cabernet Franc 2015 Region: Wratonbully, SA Variety: Cabernet Franc Notes: No, it’s not a glitch in the matrix, we are actually including TWO single variety Cabernet Francs in this year’s book. The two are polar opposite in terms of style, with Wrattonbully’s best example taking on more of a decidedly Bordelaise feel. Dark and dense with perfume and bramble leading the charge and a faint lick of cedar hanging in the background. The palate provides refreshing raspberry-like acidity with a rich core of minerality driving the palate. Superb stuff from the southeast!

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Mitchell Wines Clare Valley Cabernet 2010 Region: Clare Valley, SA Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Notes: The Mitchell’s have been a stalwart of the Clare Valley for the longest of times and one thing they still do that few others do is release their wines with age! The additional age of Clare Valley’s second most well know grape has melted the edges away to reveal a seamless palate loaded with dark berries, bramble, chocolate, cinnamon and the age-old Clare Valley Cabernet’s mint. The Clare might be a cut lunch and a water bottle away for us Adelaideans, but this brings some of the Clare to us! PE

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Domaine Clarendon BDX 2016 Region: McLaren Vale, SA Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Notes: You could well be fooled thinking this was something straight out of an impressive Chateau in Bordeaux, from the packaging, right the way through to the classy tipple inside, Domaine Clarendon have knocked this out of the park! Cassis, dark chocolate, olive tapenade, cedar and polished mahogany make this look like the real deal, straight from the Baron’s cellar. Maybe it’s time we add Domaine Clarendon to the 1855 Classification…

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Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz 2016 Region: McLaren Vale, SA Variety: Shiraz Notes: Every Little Book has a dad wine, and this year Maxwell have provided the goods! This is timeless McLaren Vale Shiraz. Powerful and plump with an abundance of fruit and smoky wood and vanilla beans and the ever present slightly salty finish that the Vale provides every year. Terrific stuff! Maybe if the Beatles had a couple of bottles of this before recording the song of the same name it wouldn’t have been so dark? PE

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Langmeil Prime Cut Shiraz 2016 Region: Barossa Valley, SA Variety: Shiraz Notes: Put a blind line-up of Shiraz on the table, stick a Langmeil in there, watch the people flock to it. It’s a simple recipe, but it always works. The Langmeil style is just so friendly and approachable and the Prime Cut is just another feather in their cap! Oozing that supple Barossan texture and bountiful array of sweet berry fruit, liquorice and sweet spice, this is one for throwing back with your choice of prime cut!

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Kalleske ‘Zeitgeist’ Shiraz 2018 Region: Barossa Valley, SA Variety: Shiraz Notes: This one isn’t your usual suspect. The words look familiar, but the content seems different? Kalleske? Tick. Barossa? Tick. Shiraz? Tick. What’s the catch I hear you say? Preservative free and no oak! This is as close as you’ll get to drinking freshly crushed alcoholic grape juice! As dark and vibrant as the label suggests with stewed fruits, milk chocolate and kirsch. As every vintage is different, each release is a Zeitgeist, a memory encapsulated in wine. PE

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Chateau de Campuget ‘1753’ Syrah 2015 Region: Rhone Valley, France Variety: Syrah Notes: As unexpected as seeing a bullfight in France rather than Spain, seeing a single variety Syrah this far south in the Rhone Valley is somewhat of a rarity! Campuget sits on the cusp of the Languedoc, which is traditionally a place with a reputation somewhat akin to our very own Riverland… This kicks off with violets, cocoa, blueberries and a slightly minty character all backed up with the spice and smoke that you’d comfortably bet on a richly priced Northern Rhone to carry! A steal for the price.

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East End Cellars - Little Book of Wine - Summer 2018/2019  

The pocket sized guide to all your summertime bacchanalian needs.

East End Cellars - Little Book of Wine - Summer 2018/2019  

The pocket sized guide to all your summertime bacchanalian needs.