Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah from sandy and galet stone soils. 100% destemmed and
fermented for 2-3 weeks in stainless steel tank, followed by 8-10 months maturation in stainless steel. This wine has all the perfume and fleshy generosity of fully ripe Grenache fruit with freshness and finesse of tannins and that faint hint of provence herbs that makes southern Rhone reds, and Mont-Redon, so popular. Amazing value.
4 stars, John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com, October 2018. “Dark red robe, full. The bouquet is well lined with blackberry fruit, has the 2016 vintage inner sweetness, a soaking of the fruits. There’s a note of licorice. The palate carries abundant, rolling, vivid cherry fruiting, really gathers good momentum and finishes splendidly, on an up wave, its tannins well sealed within, a note of black olives and slight tar from them on the aftertaste. This has captured the amazing vivacity of the fruit of the year well. 2027-28 Oct 2018”
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Patritti Shiraz 2018 is classic McLaren Vale style with raspberry, plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours. Oak and fruit tannins are integrated and balanced giving great line, length and structure.
Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Syrah 2018
This unashamedly medium bodied Syrah styled Shiraz shows lovely lifted spice, clove, orange peel, liquorice, plum, blackberry and earthy notes. The palate displays a wonderful core of elegant blue/black fruits, spice and fine tannins. The lifted fruits are supported by a nice core of oak and stalk tannin.
Hand picked fruit was refrigerated overnight before being carefully destemmed in order to retain whole berries. This fruit was conveyed into bins and again refrigerated whilst the stems were washed and dried in the sun for 5 days. The dried stems were placed in an open fermenter and the whole berry fruit was then poured over the stalks. The must was soaked for about 4 days before the wild ferment kicked in. Once the ferment was active we started to plunge and foot stomp the whole fruit and dried stems. After ferment was complete we pressed the skins and transferred the wine into 15% new French oak puncheons for 16 months maturation.
Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz 2020
Aromas of blue and black fruit, a hint of spice and a palate packed with flavour. Fresh acidity and some peppery, earthy characters through the finish.
Established in 2001, and with 33 years of hands on experience, Tim Smith Wines is a Barossa Valley-based producer of wines that we consider our region to excel at growing. We make only the wines we genuinely enjoy drinking ourselves (sorry, Rosé drinkers).
We are unashamedly influenced by the great producers of both the North and South Rhone Valley in France, but have a New World understanding of the techniques that we believe work best in our region.
This understanding comes as a result of working as a winemaker with some of our regions most respected wineries, and numerous overseas vintages in a number of countries; always watching, always learning, and always challenging even our own winemaking approach.
Our wines are at once rich, polished, and structured for longevity, but with a brightness of fruit that invites early drinking.
Tim Smith Wines was established concurrent to a 20+ year winemaking career working for some of the best Barossa Valley based wine producers, as well as numerous overseas vintages in France, Portugal, and New Zealand. These producers include in the Barossa; Yalumba, St Hallett, Charles Melton, Chateau Tanunda. In McLaren Vale; Tatachilla. In France; Chapoutier, Gabriel Meffre and Domaine du Mandeville. In Portugal: Cortes de Cima and Azamor. In New Zealand; Nautilus.
Born in a ‘light bulb moment’ on a study tour to France’s Rhone Valley, Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 with our first vintage in 2002.
We are still unashamedly heavily influenced by the wines of the Rhone Valley, but with a very healthy respect for our regional Barossa wine style. We see no point in trying to reinvent the wheel when the wine styles and regionality we enjoy in the Barossa has been around for nearly 180 years; the region must be doing something right. However-the wine geek in me cant help tinkering and responding to our different yearly vintage challenges.
Just as importantly-we want to try and demystify a lot of the elitism about wine: it’s a social lubricant after all; it should be fun..
KT Churinga Shiraz 2013. The Churinga vineyard shiraz was first planted in 1954 and this wine was lovingly created from dry grown vines planted on rich loam and slate soil, which contributes to its fine tannin structure and vibrant fruit. In the creation I’ve adopted traditional techniques of open fermentation and basket pressing. Hand picked fruit was carefully selected and fermented naturally on skins with approx 30% whole bunch fruit and a small amount of cofermented Riesling as a natural acid addition. Gentle hand plunging of the ferment and minimal working has produced a shiraz with rich fruit concentration and finely grained velvet tannins. Basket pressed, the wine was matured in 100% French oak and a mix of 3 and 4 year old French oak barriques to ensure that the fruit is the defining feature.
Milcrest Syrah 2012. A single vineyard Syrah, grown on a North-facing, sun-drenched site and picked at optimum ripeness. It has Northern Rhone characters of white pepper and dried herbs, combined with a lovely fruit richness and generous oak character through extended barrel ageing.
Mr Barval Cabernet Merlot 2017 A restrained yet complex nose displaying a wonderful mix of cassis, black berry, currant, and plum, hints of spicey oak and a typically delicate Margaret River savoury dried kelp note. Medium to full bodied with plenty of acid to lift the palate and balance the autumn fruit bowl of dark and red berries and fruits. The youthful tannins are nutty, fine and dry and complete the well structured palate to perfection. This wine is already showing great depth and complexity in youth and I feel it has great potential to age and develop for at least 15 years.
Tim Smith Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2019 Discovering more old vine mataro and grenache in the ‘gardens’ of Tim Smith’s Barossa growers, provides him the perfect opportunity to craft a blend that is quite aromatic and in the ‘Rhone Style’ that he loves. Retaining all the plush palate weight is the hallmark of this wine, which is always purposefully mataro dominant. This allows the mataro fruit, which has a similar tannin structure as shiraz, to be ready to drink upon release as well as having some serious cellaring potential.
Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has a deliciously juicy mid palate with flavours of plum, dark cherry and dried herbs. Unashamedly medium-bodied with sweet juicy fruit and a fine tannin structure.
Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2020 Expect dark berry, plum, chocolate sticky date pudding and liquored cherry undertones. Plump full
palate will nice rich berry and chocolatey notes on the palate, with creamy fine tannins to finish. A beautifully complex & flavoured Shiraz.
Eldorado Road Quasimodo 2017.
To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.
Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Shiraz & Durif sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Rutherglen. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.
Brought together from many different ferments with a goal of creating an affable blend built on the of layers flavours these three distinct varieties bring. Nero d’Avola is grown in our home vineyard and brings the vitality and bright red fruits. The Shiraz comes from a vineyard a short 5 minute drive down a dirt track from our winery perched amongst the boulders of a granite outcrop. This is a painfully low cropping vineyard resulting depth of flavour not attainable from higher yielding vineyards, this component fleshes out the mid palate. The final piece in the puzzle is Rutherglen Durif, dark and brooding the addition of just 15% gives the wine backbone and a subtle lick of tannin through the back palate without overpowering this medium bodied blend. Lightly filtered then bottled August 2017.
Ministry Of Clouds Kintsugi GSM 2015 – A Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Cinsault blend (80/10/5/5), the Kintsugi is vintage dependent. Such a pretty wine, it has a softly-softly delivery as it caresses the mouth. Red berry fruit up front with peppermint very much relaxing out the back. Lighter than expected in the mouth, a gentle rub of earthiness gets me further enthused. Another whiff and purple flowers and blueberries waft on by. A minerally feel is apparent too along with some dried herbs for good measure. What sets this wine apart is the absolute marriage of all parts creating a seamless result. It’s hard not to be in love. Delightful.
Drink now to eight years.
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