Geoff Hardy and his family descended from South Australian wine pioneer Thomas Hardy, who first planted vines in the 1850s. Indeed, the original Thomas was Geoff’s great great grandfather.

In 1980, Geoff left the family company, Thomas Hardy & Sons, to make his own way in the wine world. Subsequently, Geoff established Pertaringa in the foothills of McLaren Vale. The soils are enriched from the hills above and the cooler climate, further tempered by the sea breezes off St Vincent’s Gulf, set the scene for high quality wine. Ever since, Pertaringa have produced some outstanding wines, recognised by some of the greatest names in the Australian press. Winestate Magazine awarded Pertaringa the title of Winery of the Year twice (in 2012 and 2014) and James Halliday repeatedly awarded Geoff’s wines the heights of 95-97 points and trophies for Outstanding Value.

Many of you enjoyed wines from another stunning producer from McLaren Vale, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards. The success of their stunning Estate Shiraz 2002, 2004 and 2005 is unquestionable with all vintages entirely sold out (over 1,600 bottles!). The best plot of the Taranga Vineyards is the HJ Block - it is the fruit from this specific block of old vines which made a part of Grange for many years. Bottles of 2003 and 2004 HJ Reserve Block Shiraz are still available, as well as Cabernet / Shiraz blend Corrina’s Red although, be quick as we don’t expect them to last long!

For those of you who miss Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz, Pertaringa wines come highly recommended for their complexity and equally stunning value – especially with a wee-little offer…

Cheers,
Magda   

 

PERTARINGA OVER THE TOP SHIRAZ 2001

Pertaringa’s flagship wines, this classic Shiraz from McLaren vale is deeply coloured, exhibiting beautiful aromas of new leather, spice and a hint of freshly roasted coffee. The palate is dense with layers of black fruit, dark cherries, plum, star anise and peppered game supported by a length of ripe tannins and aromatic French oak. Over The Top Shiraz goes far too well with braised beef brisket and grilled peppered steak.

Was £13.95 per bottle

Now £12.50

 
 

PERTARINGA UNDERCOVER SHIRAZ 2002

A deep, dark almost opaque black plum red with purple tinges. From one of the most outstanding vintages, the 2002 Undercover Shiraz offers stunning concentration of black fruit and ripe plums enriched with a vast array of spices. Black olives tapenade and cloves lead to lenghty finish. Perfect pairing with autumnal game, venison and rich beef stews.

James Halliday – “Archetypal yet restrained McLaren Vale style; a melange of black fruits and dark chocolate; silky tannins, good mouthfeel.”

Was £13.95 per bottle

Now £12.50

 

And before it's too late...

 
 

MITOLO 2005 SAVITAR SHIRAZ

* LAST 5 BOTTLES *

96 Points - Robert Parker "Named after a mythical monster, the 2005 Shiraz Savitar emerges from rocky, low vigor soils, and was aged for 16 months in primarily new French oak barrels. Dazzling aromas of acacia flowers, blueberries, crushed rocks, graphite, licorice, and espresso roast emerge from this tightly knit but intense, fleshy, rich effort. Its multilayered palate, huge body, sweet tannin, and “monster” finish suggest this brilliant wine will be drinkable between 2008 and 2020. It is a superb
example of McLaren Vale Shiraz."

Was £49.95 per bottle

Now £39.95

* SOLD OUT *

 
 

MITOLO 2004 REIVER SHIRAZ

* LAST 5 BOTTLES *

94 Points - James Halliday "The medium-bodied weight denies the alcohol, though not so much ripe confit fruit flavours ranging from cherry to blackberry;
good length and bright finish." 

Was £34.95 per bottle

Now £24.95

* SOLD OUT *

 
 

MITOLO 2003 SERPICO CABERNET SAUVIGNON

* ONLY 2 CASES AVAILABLE *

92 Points - Robert Parker "Aged 10 months in new French oak, the intensely varietal 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Serpico boasts a fragrant black currant, floral, tobacco leaf, and spice box-scented nose along with intense fruit, wonderful purity, superb density, and remarkable elegance as well as definition. It will be interesting to see how this beauty evolves and ages."

Was £39.95 per bottle

Now £24.95

 

The Last of...

 
 
 

OLIVER'S TARANGA 2004 HJ RESERVE SHIRAZ

95 Point - Jay Miller "The 2004 Shiraz “H.J. Reserve” was aged for two years in 100% new French oak. It was sourced from the estate’s 65-year-old vineyard with a minuscule yield of 1 ton per acre. Opaque purple, it has an enticing bouquet of toasty oak, smoke, saddle leather, espresso, mocha, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied and opulent, the wine has super-succulent black and blue fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, and a very long, 60-second finish. Because of its superb balance, it will evolve for at least a decade and provide pleasure through 2030. However, for those unable to delay gratification, it will make a great companion to a giant slab of prime rib."

Was £49.95 per bottle

Now £39.95

Only 1 Magnum left @ £79.90

* SOLD OUT *


 
 

OLIVER'S TARANGA 2003 HJ RESERVE SHIRAZ

This is the fourth release of an Oliver's Taranga Reserve Shiraz, selected from the best parcels of old vine Shiraz, which were planted in 1948.  The Australian wine critic James Halliday awards it 93 Points which is incredible given our price tag!

James Halliday "Good colour; a powerful but supple array of black fruits, dark chocolate and mocha; firm but fine tannins; good oak. Vines planted 1948."

Was £32.00 per bottle

Now £25.00

 
 

OLIVER'S TARANGA 2005
​CORRINA'S CABERNET SHIRAZ

94 Points - James Halliday "Deep crimson-purple; quite lifted and focused red fruits on the bouquet; full-bodied, the palate is full of rich, bright fruits and is surprisingly long."

£12.95 per bottle

 
 

OLIVER'S TARANGA 2004
CORRINA'S CABERNET SHIRAZ

James Halliday "Blackcurrant, blackberry, plum and dark chocolate in a medium- to full-bodied frame; built-in tannins and moderate length."

Andrew Graham (Australian Wine Review)  "It always surprises me that more Australian wineries don't produce a Shiraz/Cabernet or Cabernet/Shiraz blend. It's just so right for the wines we make and the vines we have. Puzzling really. Anyway, this is seriously good stuff: Dusty chocolate oak, firm cedary fruit with a thick and rich mid palate. It's tannic too, which would be the Cabernet doing it's thing. Really (happily) surprised by how serious this is."

£11.75 per bottle

* 6 CASES REMAIN *