Because this is a mixed dozen, it has to be added to your cart in multiples of 12 bottles. This mixed dozen has been priced at $32.52 per bottle because $32.52 x 12 = $390.24, which is the correct price to pay for it and represents a discount of just over 25%. The price includes free freight to any destination in Australia and this dozen is ready for immediate dispatch AND you can get a further 10% discount if this is your first order from our website and you set up an account (it takes 30 seconds to do when you are checking out).
There is one bottle each of all 12 red wines. Here is what is in the dozen:
- Château Tour de Yon Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019. 25% Cabernet Franc and the balance is Merlot. Ultimate ripeness and perfume of mulberries and black chocolate, molasses and smoky duck, spicy/smoky tea and earth. The palate is unashamedly full but with a halo of decisive tannins that corset its extravagance, textured and engrossing, satin-smooth and creamy. A very high pedigree wine from a hallowed patch of earth on Saint-Émilion’s prestigious plateau, adjacent to prestigious neighbours such as Château Yon-Figeac. Usually $72.95 per bottle.
- Thunevin-Calvet “Les Dentelles” 2019 from the Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages. 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, and the balance is Carignan. 17 months barrel and vat maturation. “Les Dentelles” offers an atomic fruit hit but with layers of soul beneath that, dark and deep, toned down by barrel maturation, “complexified”, spicy with earth and wood, and an exceptionally chuggable palate, finishing off dry and firm thanks to a fine veil of tannin. Very similar in taste and style to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Usually $67.95 per bottle.
- Château Lastours “Cuvée du Pigeonnier” 2020 from Gaillac*
40% Braucol, 40% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.The flagship wine of Ch. Lastours and a lighthouse effort by the winemaking standards of any French wine region but, being from relatively little-known Gaillac, the value-for-money here is off-the-chart.Vibrant crimson-purple, luminous at the edge, extremely intense fruit concentration and laser-focused definition, aromatic depth and power glistening like a brand new sportscar, while the palate is sublime with gourmet structure, sleek and polished and, once again from Lastours, it’s difficult to understand how they can achieve such indulgent drinkability at just 13% alcohol. A truly magical balance is achieved here somehow. Usually $55.95 per bottle.
- Château Benitey Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019. 30% Cabernet Franc and the balance is Merlot. Like its label this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is all about traditional elegance and breeding. The fruit core is certainly strong but its power is in its purity and poise: a towering pillar of finesse, ripe but not over-the-top, intense but balanced by its savoury suit of cleanest, neatest oak. Utterly classical Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, designed to marry with delicious food and the pleasure of its contemplation. Will age very nicely too. Usually $54.95 per bottle.
- La Cave de Roquebrun “Les Fiefs d’Aupenac” 2019 from Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun. 60% Shiraz, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre. Bam! Smoky, meaty, earthy, dense and dark fruit, intense but channeled, mint chocolate notes, herbs and stones, oak and crispy bacon fat, while the palate is rich and sappy with very fine tannin by the shovel load, mouth-coating, gripping length. The Fiefs d’Aupenac takes it to the next level with old vines, the best parcels, and oak maturation. Usually $48.95 per bottle.
- Château Picon “Vin du Roy” Bordeaux Supérieur, vintage 2018. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance is Merlot. 100% new oak. The top wine from Château Picon smashes it out of the park with epic fruit intensity, blackberries, cassis, and blueberries, toasty oak, cigar box, cedar wood, earth and smoky charcuterie, but delivers all this high octane aromatic power with the kind of tailored precision that is associated with a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The palate is deadly in its drinkability, full and rambunctious, but seamlessly joined together, palate-coating and very long in the mouth, again thanks to the added tannin power of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Best served from a decanter, with rich food, as this is a monster wine. Usually $36.95.
- Château Bonneau Haut-Médoc 2020. NEW vintage. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and the balance is Merlot. 12 months in barrel. This is classic old-school claret with precise black currant fruit (“cassis”), oak and graphite pencil notes, leather, light smokiness, and then a palate that is elegant and genteel, stately, fresh, and very food-friendly with light tea-like tannins, balance and length. Class in a glass! Usually $33.95 per bottle.
- Château Picon “Cuvée Louis” Bordeaux Supérieur 2018. 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance is Merlot. 50% new oak, 50% one-year-old barrels. DECANT! Hold onto your hats! This is Bordeaux but not as we know it: very dark colour, exuberant if not explosive fruit power with full-on complexity – earth, oak, plum pudding, tobacco – but the palate’s where the party is with rich full body and lashings of tannin that melt into mature, mouth-filling softness. This is a titanic red entering its prime. So open, upfront, and decadently drinkable as to be almost “anti-traditional-Bordeaux” in style. Ludicrously good value-for-money. Best served from a decanter, with rich food, as this is a monster wine. Usually $31.95 per bottle.
- Thunevin-Calvet “Cuvée Constance” 2019 from Roussillon. 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, balance is Carignan. Sultry fruit bomb and a complete crowd pleaser. Comparable in its voluminous/full-bodied/Grenache-based heavenliness to a young-vine Châteauneuf-du-Pape. High octane cherry jam aromatic explosion, fire-roasted marshmallows, and then a palate that is ripe, lush, textured and full. Serve at cellar temperature for a blissful taste experience. Averages 4.1/5 on Vivino from 16 reviews. Usually $30.95 per bottle.
- Vignobles des Quatre Vents “Z” Bordeaux 2020. 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, balance is Merlot. Grown in the estate’s own vineyards directly adjacent to the prime heartland of Margaux. Dark purple. Very meaty and savoury nose, dark and restrained but strong, dense – and what a palate! Incredible balance of full generosity coupled to slate-y mouthfeel and mineral acidity. This is a serious wine for the price and really brings gravitas and artisan sophistication to the AOC Bordeaux category. Absolutely banging modern Bordeaux: classy yet wonderfully full of flavour and all-round sensory satisfaction. Usually $28.95 per bottle.
- Vignobles des Quatre Vents “Z” Bordeaux 2018 (not to be confused with the 2020, previous/#10). 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, balance is Merlot. Majestic Bordeaux nose. Extraordinary aromatic depth, very fresh and intense. Sweeping, ample, voluminous palate. Nutty, earthy, chomping tannin. Strong Médoc Cabernet character. Vignobles des Quatre Vents is currently the most exciting property in Margaux. Averages 4.1/5 on Vivino from 45 reviews. Won Gold Medals at the Lyon and Aquitaine/Bordeaux wine shows, and Silver at Paris. Usually $28.95 per bottle.
- Château Rouzerol red 2019 from Castillon in Bordeaux. Pure Merlot. Meaty, dark berry fruit, great intensity and depth. Medium-full bodied palate, fresh and smooth. A cracking any-day-of-the-week red with the kind of flavoursome individuality and structure that could only come from Bordeaux. Usually $27.95 per bottle.
* Please note that if you ordered this BIG REDS mixed dozen after Friday 24th March at 4.03pm (that is all orders from order number #9910 onwards) then your mixed dozen had one bottle of the Villa des Quatre Soeurs instead of the Cuvée du Pigeonnier. Click here for all details on the Villa des Quatre Soeurs.
How to order.
This works out at $520.40 of wine for today’s special price of $390.24 , which is a discount of just over 25%. Please note that today’s special price only applies to these wines when they are ordered as this suggested mixed dozen.
Because this is a mixed dozen, it has to be added to your cart in multiples of 12. So to order one of these mixed dozens, put 12 bottles in your cart, or to order two of these mixed dozens, put 24 bottles in your cart, etc. This mixed dozen has been priced at $32.52 per bottle because $32.52 x 12 = $390.24, which is the correct price to pay for it.