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Critics' Choice Mix

Critics' Choice Mix  

BIG POINTS & PLENTY OF GOLD!

3.9 bottle rating average
RRP $350.99
12 bottles - $239.88
($19.99 ea) Save $111.11
Critics' Choice Mix 
RRP $350.99
12 bottles - $239.88
($19.99 ea) Save $111.11
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Beyond the Labels
Here's a phenomenal mix of twelve different reds from across Australia. The best part? They are all 90pts or above and nearly all have Gold! At $19.99 a bottle (worth up to $41 each), you better be quick to secure these exceptional reds...
Critics' Choice Mix Case contents
Peacocks Tail Fleurieu Tempranillo 2017
Gorgeous Tempranillo treat with TWO Gold and 91pts from Sam Kim at Wine Orbit
3.9 / 5 stars 10 Reviews
Normally $27.00 a bottle
Peacocks Tail Fleurieu Tempranillo
Wine file
Red - Medium to full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2023
Awards
Gold Medal, Critics Challenge, 2019 Gold Medal, Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, 2019 4 Stars, Winestate Magazine, 2019 4.5 Stars, Wine Orbit, 2019 91 Points, Wine Orbit, 2019
Wine Summary
This beautiful wine shows all the lovely silky raspberry, red cherry, tantalising tannins and spice that Tempranillo is famed for. It’s a top treat with tapas, or a platter of cured meats. And the name? Peacock’s Tail say that their wines “cover the wide spectrum of all the colours of the rainbow”. Also, in wine speak, a ‘peacock’s tail’ is a voluminous aroma that seems to open up and spread out to tantalise all the senses. Try this one and see!
Salena Estate Black Label Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
Juicy, ripe Barossa fruit with a touch of vanillin spice
4.8 / 5 stars 15 Reviews
Normally $41.00 a bottle
Salena Estate Black Label Barossa Valley Shiraz
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.5% ABV
10.88 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2025
Awards
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast, 2020
Wine Summary
Salena Estate is named after the daughter of Bob and Sylvia Franchitto, the owners of what has become one of Australia’s largest family wine producers. For over 20 years ago they have strived for and achieved in making to great value, world-class wines which have found a place at the table both in Australia and overseas. Their continued investment in state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a vast array of quality French and American oak hogsheads and barriques, has allowed them to turn the product of excellent vineyards into what are evidently exceptional wines. Like this fabulous Barossa Shiraz, abundant with ripe mulberry and plum with hints of liquorice, vanilla and spice.
Lake Breeze Chapel Road Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Double Gold for the devilishly good Chapel Road
3.8 / 5 stars 9 Reviews
Normally $24.99 a bottle
Lake Breeze Chapel Road Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.5% ABV
10.88 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2026
Awards
Double Gold Medal, China Wines and Spirits Competition 2020, 2020 90 Points, The Real Review, 2020
Wine Summary
Hurry to taste this deliciously dark customer favourite from Greg Follett’s lovely Lake Breeze estate, named Australia’s Champion Small Winery, Champion Wine 4 times and 25 trophies and 125 Golds. Traditional open fermentation was employed followed by maturation in French oak barriques for 20 months, prior to bottling. The wine displays a lifted aromatics of black fruits and violets, along with some cedary oak nuances. The concentrated palate has a lovely silky texture, showing chocolate and cassis flavours and a wonderfully long finish.
Kingston Estate 'Echelon' Petit Verdot 2016
Verdot-fiably a winner of two Gold medals!
5.0 / 5 stars 3 Reviews
Normally $33.00 a bottle
Kingston Estate 'Echelon' Petit Verdot
Wine file
Red - Medium to full bodied
14.0% ABV
0.0 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2025
Awards
93pts Points, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2020 Gold Medal, Melbourne International Wine Show, 2018 Gold Medal, Berliner Wine Trophy, 2018
Wine Summary
Plum, leather and sweet oak aromas seduce you before the rich dark chocolate combined with a roasted coffee undertone leads the way to a long finish with firm tannins. Ned Goodwin sums it up well in the Halliday Wine Companion <i>"If any grape variety is suited to this inland heat belt, it is surely the late ripener, petit verdot. Moreover, this Bordeaux palate-filler packs an artillery of structure and extract, a perfect balancing meld. Equipped with a belt of vanillin oak, this is strapped in for a long ride... 93pts".</i>
Richard Hamilton Hut Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
"Excellent balance ... top value at this price ...92pts" (Halliday)
3.8 / 5 stars 5 Reviews
Normally $29.00 a bottle
Richard Hamilton Hut Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2024
Awards
92 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2020
Wine Summary
Richard Hamilton is a prestige McLaren Vale producer with some of the oldest vineyards in the region. Its intense, complex wines are much sought-after. As Halliday says, <i>“Richard Hamilton has outstanding estate vineyards, some of great age, all fully mature. An experienced and skilled winemaking team has allowed the full potential of those vineyards to be realised.”</i> He gives this lovely wine an impressive 92pts: <i>"Estate-grown on four vineyard blocks, 6-7 days on skins, then pressed, part to finish its fermentation in new French oak. No more than medium-bodied, the fruit-oak-tannin trifecta is in excellent balance. Top value at this price."</i> (Halliday).
Zilzie Regional Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A lovely Coonawarra Cabernet Reserve with a heart of Gold...
3.7 / 5 stars 3 Reviews
Normally $25.00 a bottle
Zilzie Regional Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Medium to full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2026
Awards
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards, 2020 Silver Medal, Limestone Coast Wine Show, 2020 91 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2021
Wine Summary
Toasty tannins underpin this striking Reserve destined for export. We managed to cheekily take some of the allocation. A superb Cabernet from an excellent Coonawarra vintage. Fruit was selected from premium Coonawarra vineyards, crushed and underwent fermentation for two weeks on skins. Following fermentation the must was gently pressed before being transferred to oak. The wine was matured in French oak before blending and bottling. The resulting wine has excellent depth with integrated oak tannins.
Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz Viognier 2017
Zonte's does it again with three Gold and a slew of points!
4.3 / 5 stars 26 Reviews
Normally $30.00 a bottle
Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz Viognier
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.5% ABV
10.88 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2023
Awards
Gold Medal, Critics Challenge, 2019 Gold Medal, Sommelier International, 2019 Gold Medal, Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, 2019 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, 2019 93pts Points, Wine Orbit, 2019 Silver Medal, San Diego International Wine Competition, 2019 Silver Medal, Winemaker's Challenge - International Wine Competition, 2019 Silver Medal, Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, 2018 4 Stars, Winestate Magazine, 2019 90 Points, The Real Review Huon Hooke, 2019 90 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2019 Gold Medal, AWC International Wine Challenge- Vienna, 2019 Double Gold Medal, Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, 2020 94 Points, Wine Showcase Magazine, 2019 93pts Points, Wine Showcase Magazine, 2019 90 Points, Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front, 2019
Wine Summary
The Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Vineyard is situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina in Langhorne Creek. Each summer afternoon, the house-cooling breeze of the ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike. Here, a tiny splash of Viognier added to Shiraz creates an aromatic, richly-flavoured red, full of lush fruit and gentle spice.
Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2018
Gold and 95pts for this "fresh as a daisy"(Halliday) Barossa Shiraz
4.7 / 5 stars 24 Reviews
Normally $28.00 a bottle
Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.5% ABV
10.88 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2026
Awards
95 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2020 Gold Medal, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2020
Wine Summary
Schild Estate was established over 60 years ago, when Ben and Alma Schild bought land and a small vineyard in Rowland Flat in the southern part of the Barossa Valley. Ed Schild, the youngest son of Ben and Alma, has since grown the Schild holdings to over 450 acres of prime Barossa vineyards. Their 2018 Shiraz is delicious: <i> "From family vineyards in Lyndoch and Rowland Flat, matured in a mix of French and American oak. It is medium-bodied, and fresh as a daisy with its shower of red and dark cherry fruits. It carries its modest oak with ease, the tannins positive and balanced...95pts" </i> (Halliday).
Monterra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018
94pts and 2 Gold for this Shiraz crafted by an ex-Penfolds great!
1.0 / 5 stars 1 Review
Normally $30.00 a bottle
Monterra McLaren Vale Shiraz
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.5% ABV
10.88 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2025
Awards
94 Points, Wine Orbit, 2021 93pts Points, Wine Showcase Magazine, 2021 Gold Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, 2021 Gold Medal, San Diego International Wine Competition, 2021 92 Points, San Diego International Wine Competition, 2021 Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2020 91 Points, Winepilot, 2021 90 Points, Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front, 2021
Wine Summary
Crafted by former Penfolds winemaker Mark Farmilo, this 100% McLaren Vale Shiraz is marvellously medium bodied, mouth filling and generous with blackberry pie and sweet milk chocolate on the mid palate. Aromas of cherries, blueberries and blackberry jam with a waft of sweet spice. The integrated flavours are rich and lingering.
Zonte's Footstep Super Trooper Fleurieu Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
From a back-of-the-ute tasting to wine show Gold!
Normally $28.00 a bottle
Zonte's Footstep Super Trooper Fleurieu Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Medium to full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2024
Awards
90 Points, The Real Review, 2020 Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2020 Gold Medal, Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, 2021 93pts Points, Wine Orbit, 2021 91 Points, Wine Showcase Magazine, 2020
Wine Summary
Generous McLaren Vale Shiraz meets well-structured Langhorne Creek Cabernet in a harmonious blend expressing rich cassis, dark cherries and smoky cedar. It's won Gold and has been scored a favourable 93pts, so it is well worth grabbing a case of this classic Australian blend. Speaking of, a little fun fact we enjoyed is the final blend of Super Trooper was confirmed in a back-of-the-ute tasting while the Zonte’s team was bush-camping in the Flinders Ranges’ Arkaroola. Can't get more Aussie than that.
Hamilton Block by Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Rich and concentrated Coonawarra Cabernet from a ‘distinguished’ estate
3.9 / 5 stars 16 Reviews
Normally $25.00 a bottle
Hamilton Block by Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2025
Awards
93pts Points, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2021
Wine Summary
Australia is home to some very fine Cabernet. Coonawarra makes some of the finest. This top Cabernet comes from a fifth-generation winemaker whose ancestors planted some of the first vines in South Australia in 1837. Halliday calls it <i>“a distinguished estate with a proud history, long renowned for its Cabernet”.</i> <br><br> <i>“A full-bodied cabernet crafted across 12 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak, this is delicious… the American oak conferring a rich coffee bean scent and warmth to a generous seam of blackcurrant, olive and dark cherry to bitter chocolate notes… The tannins are gently pliant and nicely handled, facilitating earlier drinking. Fine value and in form… 93pts”</i> (Halliday).
Grove Estate The Partners Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Gold in Sydney, Gold from China, this is Gold-standard Australian Cabernet
4.4 / 5 stars 5 Reviews
Normally $30.00 a bottle
Grove Estate The Partners Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine file
Red - Medium to full bodied
14.0% ABV
10.5 Units
750.0 ML
31 December, 2024
Awards
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2018 91 Points, The Real Review, 2020 Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition, 2021
Wine Summary
Warren Gibson, the chair of the Sydney International Wine Competition said of this vintage of The Partners Cabernet, <i> “Some more edgy, greener notes. Attractive. Lifted and pure with attractive cassis notes. Nice synergy..." </i> The panel gave it their coveted Blue Gold medal. Outstanding red.