Friday, 19 August 2011

Winter Special Dozen

Winter Dozen Special $120 :
Includes GST and delivery in Brisbane and Stanthorpe. Add $15 for delivery elsewhere in 
Australia.  (Normal retail prices are shown)

2 Chardonnay Verdelho 2010   $11.00
Huge fresh pineapple and passionfruit nose and lovely big fruit flavours –but actually 
fermented very crisp and dry. A fantastic and elegant summer alternative to the now ubiquitous sauvignon blanc. 

2 Shiraz 2008  $16.00 
Very late harvest, very high baume.  
Gold Medal Class 9 New England Wine show 2009
Trophy for Best Young Red Wine of the Show New England Wine Show 2009 

1 Chardonnay 2008 $19.00
The grapes were excellent, hand-picked and hand sorted.  The wine was fermented in new 
French oak barrels. It deserves several years of bottle age to fully integrate the fruit and oak. 
It is quite flinty in a classic white Burgundy style – perhaps unfashionably over oaked for 
Australian tastes.   But it received a Commendation at the 2010 International Wine Challenge 
in London, regarded as the largest and most prestigious wine show in the world.
Commendation, International Wine challenge, London 2010. 
Australian Small Winemakers 2010 Class 3: Bronze 

2 Shiraz 2007 $14.00 
Again a very late harvest.  Well awarded.  It was bottled very cold and bottles were sparged 
with CO2 to keep total freshness.  Some bottles are releasing a little of that dissolved CO2 on 
opening so we recommend decanting at least 10 mins before drinking to allow the CO2 to 
dissipate.  Australia’s premier wine magazine awarded the maximum five stars.
Wine State Magazine        
New England Wine Show 2008 Bronze 
Queensland Wine Awards 2008 Bronze
Winestate Magazine best of 2009 Annual 2010 Edition        
2 The Samuel Bailey 2007  $14.00
A reduced crop was effected by both the extremely cold start to the season with snow and 
frosts in November, then stressed by the drought.  However, it has produced intense flavours. 
The wine was fermented in new French and American oak barrels purchased specially for this premium wine.   Courier Mail’s Des Houghton reviewed it as his preferred wine for Christmas day 2009.
Winestate Magazine: Best of 2009 Annual Edition 2010  4.5 stars
Queensland Wine Awards 2009 Bronze
Australian Small Winemakers Class 44 2008 Bronze
New England Wine Show 2008 Silver
Cowra Wine Show 2009 Class 76 Bronze
Wine State magazine      4 1/2  
Cowra Wine Show 2010 Class 34 Silver
Australian Small Winemakers 2010 Class 45 Silver

1 Stirling Mountain Vintage  2007 Fortified Shiraz   $23.00
We picked a small quantity of very ripe shiraz late in May for a vintage fortified shiraz.  It is 
excellent and will be released over the next 2 decades.
Australian Small Winemakers 2009 bronze
New England Wine Show 2009 Class 19 bronze 

1 Shiraz 2006 $10.00
Picked very late - on 17 April – perhaps one of the last Shiraz pickings in Australia.  It was 
very ripe with luscious fruit with high baume but the ferment left a little residual sugar. We 
debated its future, as it is totally out of character for us - but decided to bottle anyway.  It has 
produced a cool climate wine with a voluptuous taste leaving a slightly sweet finish. A wine for the mistress not the wife.  
Queensland Wine Awards 2007 Bronze

1 Shiraz 2005
Extremely elegant cool climate shiraz with great fruit flavours and over all balance.  Described 
by leading wine writer Tony Harper  as having “a seamless, plush texture..” and “irritatingly”  
cheap....  Brisbane News praised its “Rhone like qualities”. The only Queensland wine in 
Courier Mail’s list of best value Australian wine for including in a wine cellar.  
Was listed on many Queensland restaurant and hotel wine lists.  Sold out – this is from our own cellar.
Queensland Wine Awards 2007 Silver
Royal Agricultural Society of Qld 2009 Class 10 Bronze
Queensland Wine Awards 2009 Silver

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Ambar Hill Wines Vineyard and Winery: 364 Mt Stirling Rd, Glen Aplin Q4381 Australia