Australia

Home / Product

Showing all 8 results

    large thumbnail
    £11.99

    The word dandelion comes from Dente de Lion meaning Lions Tooth.  This is a relatively new venture and what they have set out to do is showcase some of the best of Australia’s regions offering wines from the Barossa, Eden Vale and in this case Mclaren Vale.  The blend is a slightly unusual combination with the Shiraz being fermented over the 5% of Eden Vale Riesling. The Riesling lightens and perfumes the finished wine. So that on the nose there is a noticeable hint of tangy marmalade but in the mouth it is a glorious symphony of blueberries, mulberries and cake spice, wrapped up in sweet vanilla from the careful use of oak barrels.

    It has a lot of power but the tannins are smooth and it is a sheer delight to drink.  The bottle has a very informative back label which names the winemaker as Elena Brooks, the vignerons as Carl Lindnaur & Brad Rey but relegates Elena’s husband a famous winemaker in his own right to Typist!

    large thumbnail
    £10.99

    John Quarisa has 24 years experience making some of Australia’s most successful wines including stints with McWilliams Nugen and Casella. He is a very well respected show judge and has won two of Australia’s most prestigious wine making trophies the Jimmy Watson and the Stodart trophies. He now makes wines in his own name but doesn’t believe in taking life too seriously so he created the fun Johnny Q brand which is meant to portray wine in a light hearted approachable way like the man himself.

    Johnny Q Shiraz Viognier is deep red almost plum in colour with an intense aroma of red berry fruits and some herbal notes. In the mouth it has good complexity and a pleasing weight the tannins are soft and the fruit is rich dark and plentiful there is a hint of some Christmas pudding spices about it. Rich savoury cheese dishes would be excellent with it.

    large thumbnail
    £12.99

    Named in fond admiration of the vineyard manager a bear of a man who is famously scruffy and a local charmer. This is a single vineyard Shiraz where the fruit is carefully sorted to deliver a delicious full bodied wine with lots of colour and opulent fruit flavours. The alcohol level is kept to a sensible 14% giving a proper balance to the finished wine.

    large thumbnail
    £10.49

    Vineyards

    Peter Lehmann Wines works with over 140 growers across the length and breadth of the Barossa Valley region, with access to over 750 individual vineyard sites. Fruit for this wine came from selected vineyards in close proximity to Adelaide.

    Vintage information

    The 2014 vintage started with very hot weather but was interrupted by two days of heavy rain in mid February, After this, the weather settled down and the region experienced wonderful Indian summer conditions for the remainder of the vintage. This allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, producing wines of exceptional quality.

    Vinification

    Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks prior to blending and early bottling have produced a lively and fresh yet complex white wine.

    Tasting Notes

    Layers is a unique blend that delivers a highly enjoyable journey of discovery for the sense in each and every glass. Finely structured lemon tinged Semillon provides a wonderful backbone to support the soft floral aromatics of Muscat, entwined with the delicate spice of Gewürztraminer. Pinot Gris introduces texture and mouthfeel to complete a wonderfully flavoursome wine.

    large thumbnail
    £10.99

    John Quarisa has 24 years experience making some of Australia’s most successful wines including stints with McWilliams Nugen and Casella. He is a very well respected show judge and has won two of Australia’s most prestigious wine making trophies the Jimmy Watson and the Stodart trophies. He now makes wines in his own name but doesn’t believe in taking life too seriously so he created the fun Johnny Q brand which is meant to portray wine in a light hearted approachable way like the man himself.

    This Chardonnay is aged in a mixture of stainless steel and oak giving it a rich creamy texture to compliment the flavours of peach and ripe pear.  The oak gives a delicate buttery note in the background.  It would work well with most white meat dishes but I think Chicken or Turkey would work best.

    large thumbnail
    £10.99

    John Quarisa has 24 years experience making some of Australia’s most successful wines including stints with McWilliams Nugen and Casella. He is a very well respected show judge and has won two of Australia’s most prestigious wine making trophies the Jimmy Watson and the Stodart trophies. He now makes wines in his own name but doesn’t believe in taking life too seriously so he created the fun Johnny Q brand which is meant to portray wine in a light hearted approachable way like the man himself.

    Johnny Q Shiraz is deep red in colour with an intense aroma of red fruits, chocolate and a little spice. In the mouth it remains intense and vibrant with those dark fruits to the fore, there is a nice structure to it with good acidity underlying the rich fruits. Very smooth and easy to drink it will work well in the winter months with a proper old fashioned stew or venison with a dark chocolate sauce.

    large thumbnail
    £13.99

    John Quarisa has 24 years experience making some of Australia’s most successful wines including stints with McWilliams Nugen and Casella. He is a very well respected show judge and has won two of Australia’s most prestigious wine making trophies the Jimmy Watson and the Stodart trophies.

    He now makes wines in his own name with the ‘Treasures’ range being a true expression of specific regions. Interestingly he is a virtual wine maker in that he neither owns vineyards nor a winery. Instead he contract buys grapes from grape growers with whom he works very closely and vinifies the wines at rented space in various wineries. This has enabled him to get started in a cost effective way.

    The Treasures Coonawarra Cabernet is a classic with garnet red to plum colours and a vibrant intense nose of blackcurrants with just a hint of mint. In the mouth the lush fruit is supported by a fresh apple and blackcurrant acidity, the flavours are complex and last. For me this would work well with a thick fillet steak marinated in soy sauce and served with some caramelised onions.

X