Las Vino Pirate Blend Nv
The grapes for the Pirate Blend were selected from 40 year old low yielding vines grown in the north of Margaret River. The vines were originally planted to produce vintage port and are planted in gravelly loam soils that overlook Geographe Bay. The blend is comprised of three Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional (40%) for structure, depth and flavour; Tinta Cao (45%) for aroma and finesse; and Sousao (5%) for colour and acidity (and some Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) for good measure).
Ruby red in hue. The wine displays notes of sweet spice, cinnamon, clove, plum compote, blueberry and dark chocolate. Soft silky tannins with an exotic mix of red berry fruit sweetness and cocoa on the palate. Long, complex and an intriguing finish. Made to age for up to 10 years; perfect with braised pork chops and crispy sage.
Years: 2015: 70%, 2014: 30%.
200 dozen produced.$64.95
Yullis Hans Gropo Saison 4.1%
Hans Gropo Farmhouse Quencher is a light and dry farmhouse ale aimed at quenching your thirst (and wildest dreams) in the form of a grisette. A traditional Saison yest strain combined with a super light malt backbone and 3 trans-continental hops makes for the ultimate table beer, a true quencher with a little bit of fun(k). Hans was originally brewed in collaboration with Sydney's iconic Frankie's Pizza. Pairs well with pickles and fermented foods.$5.95
Funk Estate Jungle Boogie 5.3% 330ml
With blood orange, lemon and passionfruit, forget what you know about beer and just embrace the sour fruit characters. This hazy and slightly pink beer has a touch of citrus on the nose and a massive attack of sour on the tongue. Brewed for GABS 2016.$7.50
Overeem Red Wine Cask
A very special and unlikely to be repeated release from Tasmania’s Overeem distillery.
This is cask OHD-100, the 100th cask filled by founder Casey Overeem, and it is the only time an ex-red wine cask has been used to mature Overeem. Whilst that may happen again in the future it would take at least another five years if they were to lay another one down to maturity, and even so there are no plans to fill another red wine cask.
This was originally previewed at The Oak Barrel’s annual Whisky Distillers Dinner in August and with just 130 bottles in the release it is almost exclusively available through the distillery themselves.
Overeem has only ever been matured in ex-sherry and ex-port casks, with a smattering of ex-bourbon casks which are now highly collectable, so the sweet, luscious spirit is not out of its depth in this bold wine oak.
This is a sweeter, confectionary, expression with macerated fruits and a bit of oak spice. Deep fruits again on the palate, with a sugary sweetness and oak on the finish.
Very limited quantities. Comes in gift box with two branded Overeem Glencairn whisky glasses.$549.00
Chur Brewing ImPEACHment Sour 5.5% 440ml
Peach Sour. Hazy as fuck, uses 200kg of Golden Queen Peaches on top of a Kettle Soured Pale malt and wheat malt base. Impeach that idiot!
Hops: Pacific Jade
Grain: Gladfield Sour Grapes Malt, Pilsner (Weyermann), Wheat Malt, Pale (Weyermann), Golden Queen Peach Puree$14.95
North Star Linkwood 10-Year-Old Single Cask
A cask strength single cask from cult-admired workhorse distillery Linkwood.
Distilled July 2006 and bottled May 2017 as a ten-year-old, it is part of new Glasgow-based independent bottler North Star’s second series. At 60.25 there were 290 bottles from the bourbon hogshead.
Linkwood is owned by Diageo and the spirit is highly sought after by blenders, so it is rarely seen as a single malt.
The historic distillery (founded in 1825) produces a remarkable whisky though. When treated well it can be deceptively delicate on the nose, with fresh grassy outlines leading into a complex, full-bodied palate.
Producers’ tasting notes:
Nose: Dried fruit and slightly nutty.
Palate: Lemon sherbet sorbet and creme brule.
Finish: Long lasting dry citrus and marzipan.$195.00
Sanglier Grenache Rose 2017
A dry rose with hints of strawberries and cream, raspberries and spice on the nose, that carries to the palate. Naturally fermented in old oak, it is textural with a crisp finish.
From 47 year old dry grown organic bush vines. Picked early for bright acidity and vibrancy, the fruit was foot crushed before being whole pressed directly to old oak, where it went through a natural fermentation. The wine was held on full lees for around five months prior to being racked by gravity and sent to bottle. Minimal SO2 is the only additive in this wine. It is neither fined or filtered. Made to drink well now with its youthful vibrancy, it'll gain complexity and interest over the next five years.$31.95
Yetti And The Kokonut Beach Savagnin 2017
The 'Beach' Savagnin is perfect for summer: aromatic, textural, fresh, and packed full of tropical fruits. The palate shows some fantastic acidity, keeping all those wonderful fruits in check. Made from 100% Savagnin.
P.S. The last few bottles of the Yetti & the Kokonut Pet Nat are available here.$36.95