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Australia | Clare Valley | Margaret River 750 ml
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    Australian Red Wine Icons Gift Box

    Our sommelier Alex selected two of Austraia's finest red wines, absolute benchmarks of their variety and origin. Two amazing red wines suitable for both dinner party or gift.
    This gift box includes:

    1x 2012 Tim Adams "Aberfeldy" Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia 

    In 1987 Tim Adams launched his own label, where he is still Chief Winemaker today. He is one of Australia’s most famous winemakers, who established the Clare Valley as one of the country’s premier wine regions. They dare to call Aberfedly Shiraz the "Clare Valley Grange". It’s the firm’s flagship wine, a consistent gold medal winner at the International Wine Challenge in London, and an absolute benchmark for Clare Valley Shiraz.  It has a full-bodied palate with enticing dark berry conserve flavours, and persistent length.

    1x 2014 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

    From Margaret River, the most remote wine region in the world, Xanadu has become one of our favourite Australian wineries! They are a 5-star rated winery, especially famous for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Full-bodied yet refined, with generous aromas of inky berry fruits; boysenberry, blackcurrants and plums. Dense and well-structured, the palate is layered with these dark fleshy fruits and ripe tannins with a persistent Cabernet finish.

    Variety Description


    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavors of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates such as the Barossa Valley of Australia, where it is known as Shiraz, it is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climate. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's ageing potential.

    Country Description


    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famus wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    Region Description

    South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.

    Western Australia

    Western Australia extends across the western third of the continent however its wine regions are almost entirely situated in the cooler climate of its south-western tip. Western Australia produces less than 5% of the country's wine output, but in quality terms it is very much near the top. There are three Famous regions in Western Australia: Great Southern known for Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Shiraz, and Malbec, Margret River grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillion, Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay and Swan District with the hottest climat with grape varieties such as Verdelho, Chenin blanc, and Chardonnay.