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The Fritz List: Five South Australian Wines To Get You Through Winter

The Fritz List

Snuggle up with a movie, your best friend and a bottle of the good stuff. We’ve chosen five great wines to get you through the winter (or the weekend)…

1. Salena Estate Twisted Sticks Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 $24

Salena Estate Twisted Sticks

Twisted Sticks is the newest organic range by Salena Estate Wines. It is a rich and mouth-filling wine with notes of blackberries and cassis finishing with integrated fine tannins that will keep you warm all winter long.

2. Rusty Mutt Original Shiraz 2014 $28

Rusty Mutt Original Shiraz

The Original Shiraz is blood red with great depth and a hint of purple. The aroma begins on a savoury cardamon and aniseed note with creamy oak and a hint of vanilla popping up with time in the glass. Strong blackberry and olive aromas begin on the nose then follow through into the mouth. The palate is structural and firm, yet fine and smooth with plenty of flavour and warmth.

3. O’Leary Walker Final Instructions Shiraz 2015 $35

O’Leary Walker Final Instructions Shiraz

Adelaide Hills wonderful cool-climate shiraz. Beautiful red liquorice and spice. Dark forest fruits, ripe plum and blackberry. Fine oak tannins and a long-balanced finish.

4. Angove The Medhyk Old Vine Shiraz $65

Angove The Medhyk Old Vine Shiraz 

This Medhyk shiraz is opaque purple with bright hues. Dark blackberry fruit aromas, bitter chocolate and liquorice with a touch of garrigue, bound by French oak that leads to a rich and full front palate with black cherry and berry fruit on the middle palate. The finish is long and well-structured, heralding a great wine with ageing potential.

5. Salena Estate BFR $100

Salena Estate BFR

Salena Estate Wines introduces BFR, their new flagship wine. With different varieties each year to highlight only the best of the best, only 3000 bottles are produced annually. While its name has different meanings depending on who you ask, once you’ve tried it you know it’s a BIG F@#%ING RED!

What’s your favourite winter wine? Tried any of these? Let us know in the comments, below.

Smiley Fritz

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