GIANT STEPS - GIANT KILLER

We are excited to present two superb and highly lauded wines that have SPRING written all over them!

First up a 98pt Chardy that rated equally to Giaconda and Mount Mary in this year’s Halliday Wine Companion, but comes in at a quarter of the price. The 2019 Giant Steps Chardonnay is the highlight of 2020’s white wine bargains, in fact it is the cheapest Chardonnay in history to rate 98pts from Halliday – don’t miss it before it sells out (on special this week @ $33/b).

Keeping in theme, we’ve also unearthed another $33 gem from Victoria, the 2017 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir. Whilst 2018 is current vintage, 2017 remains THE year for Mornington Peninsula and we have recently secured a museum parcel of 2017 direct from the winery. Trusty critic Huon Hooke tasted over fifty Mornington Pinots in 2017 and Moorooduc Estate Pinot was the only wine under $60 making it into the Top 12. At #4 overall and just $33/b this back vintage beauty is worth every penny… and Pinot and pennies rarely belong in the same sentence!

(NOTE: Minimum 6 bottle order for this offer applies – can be mixed.)


TASTING NOTES:
 
Giant Steps Chardonnay 2019 - James Halliday - 98 points
Hand-picked, chilled, whole-bunch pressed, wild fermentation on full solids, no stirring, no mlf, matured in French oak (10% new) for 8 months. The bouquet is slightly funky/reduced, but it's elegance and purity that are the essence of this wine, made by a master of the art. Drink to 2032.
 
Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2017 - Huon Hooke - 95 points
Deep red with a tinge of purple, a serious pinot colour, while the bouquet is rich and ripe and exudes floral, chocolate, dark cherry, blackberry and vanilla nuances which are highly seductive. The wine is plush and velvet textured throughout its journey across the palate, full in body and dense, concentrated, powerful, and very long-lasting. An extremely impressive pinot, the mouth-feel is a feature. It's delicious now but has more in store. (Made from vineyards in the Moorooduc subregion). Drink 2020 to 2030.