A Trip Through the Southern Latitudes

Transport yourself or your lucky recipient around the SoLa world with these twelve very different, very interesting wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. Compare regions and varietals. Have fun exploring without putting 20,000 miles on your passport!


A Trip Through the Southern Latitudes

$250.00




Each twelve-pack includes one each of the following:

2012 Seresin Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
"94% Sauvignon Blanc/6% Semillon. Approximately fifteen percent of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were fermented in aged French oak barriques. The palate is finely textured with ripe gooseberry, tropical fruit and citrus notes, framed by a fresh acidity to create a persistent finish. Drink through 2016."
2011 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir
Canterbury, New Zealand
90 ST
"The bouquet and flavour suggest raspberries, blackberries cherries and purple plums. These are supported by a savoury complexity, reminiscent of grilled mushrooms, roast game and black olive tapenade. Careful cellaring should bring out a range of other fascinating nuances as the wine develops."
2012 Torbreck Juveniles Cuvee
Barossa Valley, South Australia
"62% Grenache, 23% Shiraz, 15% Mataro. From 40-150 year old vines. Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity. This wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar. "
2011 Turkey Flat Butchers Block White
Barossa Valley, South Australia
93 JH
"56% Marsanne 32% Viognier, 12% Roussanne. The Marsanne received partial new oak maturation, some malolactic fermentation and 6 months of battonage to guarantee mouth feel whilst contributing restrained secondary aromas. The Viognier contributes apricot and floral aromas with Roussanne adding tropical nuances and a round palate weight. Drink through 2021."
"Bon Vallon is an unwooded Chardonnay exuding fresh green apple, peach and citrus aromas with zingy, mineral flavours lingering on the palate. Chosen from specific clones, the wine is tank fermented, after which it is left on the lees for a few months, being stirred weekly until bottling."
2011 Stark Conde Three Pines Syrah
Stellenbosch, South Africa
92 WS
"From a tiny, 350m above sea-level vineyard. An elegant, refined style with exotic spice and aniseed aromas, followed by a mouthful of crushed violets on the palette. Opens up beautifully - proper cellaring should be rewarded."
2012 Riglos Gran Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
"This highly colored, velvet purple wine is a classic expression of Malbec, showing plum, currant and wild cherry aromas wrapped in nuances of chocolate and background notes of oak. On the palate, red berry and dark stone fruit impressions dominate, set in a texture of silky, supple tannins and sweet, luscious fruit lifted by a fine, measured acidity."
"This Chardonnay shows a brilliant greenish-yellow in the glass and offers aromas of citrus and tropical fruits protected by the controlled temperature fermentation, with light vanilla notes from the oak ageing. Once in the mouth, the wine is intense, fresh and complex with a balanced acidity and a long, delicate finish."
"57% Grenache, 41% Shiraz, 2% Zinfandel. The fresh aromatics of red summer berries are evidence of a typical, rich flavoured Barossa vintage. This is a complex wine displaying a broad flavour spectrum. The addition of Zinfandel to the traditional blend of Grenache and Shiraz is unique to Hentley Farm, with each variety being separately crushed, fermented and matured in barrels."
2014 Leeuwin Art Series Riesling
Margaret River, Western Australia
The palate has tension, it is taut and fine. The natural acid line gives definition and precision. Lime flesh, lemon sherbet, and Granny Smith apples grab the palate, which leads to a mineral and slightly chalky and elegant finish."
"With an expressive nose containing hints of laurel, spicy clove and a pleasant note of rosemary, this wine also exudes a layer of deep red fruits. On the palate, it's fresh, with sweet tannins and a full-bodied flavor that ends in a lovely, lingering finish."
"This yellow colour Chardonnay is a complex and intense wine with subtle mineral tones elegantly complemented with a touch of citrus, pineapple and honey. Time in French oak barrels add well-integrated toasty notes together with a refreshing and appealing acidity. "
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