On Friday 5th June at 6.30pm we will be hosting another Wine Club, this time with renowned Australian wine maker Keith Tullock.
There can be no wines in this list more highly acclaimed than those of Keith Tulloch. We are enthralled by their purity, intensity and uniquely defined style. James Halliday commented “I cannot remember being more impressed with an initial release of wines than those under the Keith Tulloch label. There is the same almost obsessive attention to detail, the same almost ascetic intellectual approach, the same refusal to accept anything but the best”.
For those who may have tasted any legendary Hunter Shiraz wines of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, tasting many of the modern Hunter wines can be a depressing experience but Keith Tulloch is very different, adding to that great legacy with a series of wines that uniquely capture the exotic spice and hedonistic pleasure of dense and rich Shiraz fruit in a medium bodied wine that has the sensuous, subtle velvety texture of fine burgundy.
The delicious wines below will be perfectly matched with canapés for £25 per person. Book now to avoid disappointment as there are only 25 spaces!
Keith Tulloch Hunter Valley Semillon 2012
Pale quartz-green; although picked at a lower baume than Field of Mars Block 2A, the intensity of the acidity is less, making this a more accessible wine now and over the remainder of this decade; classic Hunter Valley lemon/lemongrass flavours are pure and precise, the finish fresh and clear.
Keith Tulloch Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012
The wine has very elegant fruit characters of citrus and pear giving vibrant energy and length to the palate, delicately filling out with velvet-textured peachy roundness.
Keith Tulloch Shiraz Viognier 2011
This is a truly fantastic and iconic wine. In this wine 9% Viognier, a white grape variety, adds citrus-blossom and honeysuckle perfume to the nose, and provides a powerful peachy smoothness. The core of this wine, the Shiraz grape, shows powerfully ripe plum and blackcurrant flavours and silky tannins.
Keith Tulloch Field of Mars Shiraz 2010
Has retained remarkable depth and hue, still crimson-purple; a richly robed wine, with layers of black fruits interleaved with nuances of earth, spice and vanilla; has all the requisites to slowly develop into a great Hunter red.
Keith Tulloch Botrytis Semillon (half) 2011
Lovely aromas of ripe apricots, sweet citrus and cool marzipan with some botrytis influence. A refined palate of citrus flavours, wild honey and pear characters with a delicious rich custard sweetness offset by clean and long lingering acidity, this is intense, exotic wine with extraordinary fruit concentration and immense class.