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1838 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Intense deep purple with red rim. Traditional upfront fruit style of Cabernet Sauvignon with lifted aromas of ripe red and black berry fruit with a hint of blueberry. The aromas of coffee, chocolates and aniseed provide further complexity on the nose. Full and vibrant fruit flavours of dark red and black berry are the highlight whilst more profound notes of freshly cut plum which fill the mid palate. Soft tannins go well with the elegant under lying taste of oak to make this a very approachable and easy drinking Cabernet. A very good quaffing wine that would be perfectly matched with roast lamb stuffed with garlic and Rosemary.

Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in South Australia. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over a period of 2 weeks allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other. The result is intensely flavoured wines due to the care and attention these growers give them. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during their fermentation. Select parcels of the wine received aging with oak contact to add another level of complexity without over powering the fruit.

Vintage: 2022
Region: South Australia
Colour: Intense deep purple with red rim
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar 1-3 years
Alcohol Content: 14%

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Vintage 2021 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2021 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit - 92 POINTS
Vintage 2021 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2020 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2019 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2020 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2019 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2020 - GOLD
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS

PURCHASE

1838 Reserve Chardonnay 2023

Bright fresh peach and citrus flavours flourish on the nose. Crisp acid of tropical fruits complete a lovely mouth filling texture which lifts the palate, and a soft creamy texture gives length for a long clean finish.

Sourced from premium vineyards grown in the brick red to chocolate coloured loamy and limestone rich soils of South Australia's premium viticultural regions.

Vintage: 2023
Region: South Australia
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for 1-3 years
Alcohol Content: 13.5%

AWARDS

92 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"The pleasing creamy nose of melons and tastes of fresh lemon curd. The palate is very crisp and refreshing."

Sam Kim Wine Orbit
"Gently expressed and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows fresh apple, lemon peel and oatmeal nuances. It's elegant and subtle with fine texture backed by crunchy acidity, finishing lingering and attractively dry. At its best: now to 2027."

PURCHASE

1838 Reserve Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2021

The Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre blend combines the bold, clean "strawberries and cream" of Grenache with the bold pepper and spice of Shiraz and the earthy depth and soft tannin of Mourvedre. A classic medium bodied blend with a sweet nose and flavours of cherry and dark plum with rounded tannins to follow.

Vintage: 2021
Region: South Australia
Colour: Vibrant crimson
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for the next 5-6 years
Alcohol Content: 14%

Awards

94 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"The nose has lovely briary aromas and there is an abundance of dark chocolaty flavours coming through. Lovely long, lingering, velvety palate."

92 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Sweetly ripe with spicy/savoury nuances, the wine shows dark berry, fine leather, clove and toasted nut aromas on the nose. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity with beautifully rounded mouth feel and silky tannins, making it soothing and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2029."

Gold Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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1838 Reserve Rose 2022

The wine is salmon in colour. A fresh dry style Rose with strawberry and raspberry flavours whilst a touch of spice adds complexity.

Sourced from premium vineyards grown in the brick red to chocolate coloured loamy and limestone rich soils of South Australia's premium viticultural regions.

Vintage: 2022
Region: South Australia
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar short term
Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Awards

92 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Elegant and brightly expressed on the nose with raspberry, Gala apple and white floral notes, it's juicy and vibrant in the mouth offering youthful fruit flavours with a lengthy zesty finish, making it fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2025."

91 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"Very pretty nose with red lolly like aromas. Lovely delicate fruit palate with a nice dry crisp finish."

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1838 Reserve Shiraz 2022

Purple to crimson red around the edge. A fruit bomb in its infancy the nose exhibits dark fruit flavours of freshly cut plum and some blueberry while mocha, chocolate, licorice and subtle oak ensure a highly aromatic and voluptuous nose. The palate is quite velvety in texture, with amazing fruit concentration in its youth featuring plum, chocolate, licorice with a touch of spice, perfectly interwoven oak and the perfect level of fine grainy tannin give line and length.

Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in South Australia from what was another great vintage in terms of quality although yields were down across the region. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over a extended period allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other and also allowed us at the winery to treat the parcels individually in small ferments with longer than usual skin contact, which is always ideal. The result is an outstanding wine with obvious time and care taken with it throughout the vinification process. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during fermentation. Aged in primarily old 2-3 year old oak to add another level of complexity without over powering the fruit.

Vintage: 2022
Region: South Australia
Colour: Purple to crimson red around the edge
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar mid term
Alcohol Content: 14.5%

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Vintage 2021 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2021 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2021 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2021 - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - CWSA 2020 - GOLD
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine July 2015 - 94 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine Oct/Nov 2015 - 94 POINTS

PURCHASE

1838 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Intense deep purple with red rim. Traditional upfront fruit style of Cabernet Sauvignon with lifted aromas of ripe red and black berry fruit with a hint of blueberry. The aromas of coffee, chocolates and aniseed provide further complexity on the nose. Full and vibrant fruit flavours of dark red and black berry are the highlight whilst more profound notes of freshly cut plum which fill the mid palate. Soft tannins go well with the elegant under lying taste of oak to make this a very approachable and easy drinking Cabernet. A very good quaffing wine that would be perfectly matched with roast lamb stuffed with garlic and Rosemary.

Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in South Australia. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over a period of 2 weeks allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other. The result is intensely flavoured wines due to the care and attention these growers give them. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during their fermentation. Select parcels of the wine received aging with oak contact to add another level ofcomplexity without over powering the fruit.

Vintage: 2021
Region: South Australia
Colour: Intense deep purple with red rim
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for the short term
Alcohol Content: 14%

AWARDS

93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

92 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"A lovely expression of the variety, showing blackcurrant, subtle tobacco, almond and rich floral aromas, leading to a medium-full-bodied palate offering succulent fruit flavours with finely infused tannins, finishing persistent and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2030."

Gold Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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Vintage 2021 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2021 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2020 - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2019 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2020 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2019 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2020 - GOLD
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS

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1838 Reserve McLaren Vale Grenache 2018

A fresh and vibrant joven style with notes of raspberry, black berry and some mulberries. Delicious upfront fruit flavours dominate. The wine delivers bright red berry fruits with a soft and silky mid-palate and finishes with elegant and juicy tannins.

Fruit was sourced from 2 select growers in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. The result is intensely flavoured wines due to the care and attention these growers give them. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs during their fermentation. The wine is made in a joven style to ensure fruit purity is the hero here.

Vintage: 2018
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Bright crimson purple
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar over the next 5 years
Alcohol Content: 14%

AWARDS
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - GOLD
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS

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1838 Reserve McLaren Vale Pinot Noir 2018

Freshly squeezed cherries and a hint of blueberry pie with layers of fruit followed by another layer of fruit, this is Australian Pinot upfront and honest. Red berry flavours flood the palate and persist with great length, a good zippy touch of acidity gives complexity whilst violets remind you just how pretty this wine is. This wine served best with a second glass or a light meal to ensure you don’t over power your palate as this is a wine to savour on its own with friends.

Fruit was sourced from a single vineyard in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia only a stone's throw from the border of the Adelaide hills region. The cool nature of this site allowed us to pick it a little later than most McLaren Vale vineyards as we really consider it to be part of the Hills region more than the vale. The result is intensely flavoured wines due to the care and attention these growers give them. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during their fermentation. The wine was aged in stainless steel with no oak contact to ensure only the fruit was the headline act here.

Vintage: 2018
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Bright red
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar medium term
Alcohol Content: 14%

AWARDS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS

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1838 Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Classic lifted Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc aromas. Lemon/Lime, gooseberry, passionfruit and grassy edge. Intense flavours, prestine fruit flavours of lemon, passionfruit and pineapple. The palate is long and lingering with beautiful acid backbone and clean dry finish.

John Reynell is credited as being the first to establish a vineyard in the sothern areas of Adelaide. He commenced vin planting is 1838 and was a foinding member of the Agriultural and Horticurtural Socity of South Australia. Sourced from premium vineyards grown in the brick red to chocolate coloured loamy and limestone riuch solils od South Australia's premium viticural regions.

Vintage: 2023
Region: South Australia
Cellaring: Best to drink now
Alcohol Content: 11.5%

AWARDS

93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine.
"An aromatic citrus nose leads into a crisp, dry palate with remarkable lemon rind honeydew melon flavours."

91 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
"It's attractively fragrant on the nose, showing green rockmelon, fresh fig, capsicum and jasmine characters, followed by an intensely flavoursome palate delivering youthful fruit flavours with juicy acidity, finishing long and tasty. At its best: now to 2028."

Gold Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine.

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1838 Reserve Shiraz 2021

Purple to crimson red around the edge. A fruit bomb in its infancy the nose exhibits dark fruit flavours of freshly cut plum and some blueberry while mocha, chocolate, licorice and subtle oak ensure a highly aromatic and voluptuous nose. The palate is quite velvety in texture, with amazing fruit concentration in its youth featuring plum, chocolate, licorice with a touch of spice, perfectly interwoven oak and the perfect level of fine grainy tannin give line and length.

Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in South Australia from what was another great vintage in terms of quality although yields were down across the region. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over a extended period allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other and also allowed us at the winery to treat the parcels individually in small ferments with longer than usual skin contact, which is always ideal. The result is an outstanding wine with obvious time and care taken with it throughout the vinification process. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during fermentation. Aged in primarily old 2-3 year old oak to add another level of complexity without over powering the fruit.

Vintage: 2021
Region: South Australia
Colour: Purple to crimson red around the edge
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for 4+ years
Alcohol Content: 14.5%

AWARDS

93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"Attractive savoury liquorice nose. Nice oaky palate underpinned with a good concentration of sweet varietal fruit. Has plenty of weight and length."

91 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"It's sweetly ripe and fragrant with dark plum, blueberry, floral, nutmeg and warm spice aromas, followed by a fruit-expressive palate offering good weight and supple texture. Tannins are fine and well balanced, making it immediately approachable and enjoyable. At its best: now to 2030."

Gold Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2021 - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - CWSA 2020 - GOLD
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine July 2015 - 94 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine Oct/Nov 2015 - 94 POINTS

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Bin 1838 Premium Reserve Shiraz 2017

This Premium Shiraz is full of dark fruit aromas including blackberry and plum. Freshly cut fruit flavours of blood plum, blackcurrant and cherries are evident. This is a complex wine with well integrated oak which provides a spicy kick whilst the tannin balance is impeccable ensuring a smooth full bodied wine.

Vintage: 2017
Region: South Australia
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for the medium term
Alcohol Content: 14%

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