If you’re being responsible by self-and-socially isolating at the moment, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be drinking great wine.
The Oak Barrel’s Wine Specialist Joe Perry has put together a Wine Survival Pack designed for this unprecedented period in our lives.
He’s chosen six wines covering a range of styles, that are not only incredibly good value for what they are – but excellent bang-for-buck as well.
We’re offering them at $110, or $99 for members (that’s $16.50 per bottle) with free shipping included.
We can send all around Australia, but if you are in the Sydney CBD we can also offer free same day delivery if you order before 11am.
Here’s a few notes from Joe about each of the wines, stay safe and wash your hands.
Kingston Estate Shiraz 2017 (Clare Valley, South Australia)
Wonderful, balanced South Australian shiraz. Bold flavours of blackberries, cassis liquor, mocha, chocolate, and baking spices. There's a generous oak integration adding layers of vanilla and cardamom on the long lasting finish. Ending with a moderate, mouth-watering tannins. Our go to wine for cooler nights, and full plates.
Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Marlborough, New Zealand)
Don't be too quick to complete rule out Marlborough Sauvignon from your go to nightly drinkers. This is a stunner from the team at Hunky Dory, certified organic and vegan friendly. A rich bouquet of tropical fruit, pineapple, guava and hints of gooseberry. More flavours of white flowers, nectarine, and paw paw follow through. Utterly delicious and dangerously moreish, will bring a smile to the face of even the snobbiest wine drinkers.
Dauvergne & Ranvier Tradition Cote du Rhone Blanc (France, Rhone Valley)
I've always believed some of the best value wines come from the Cote du Rhone, this is no exception and easy drinks well above it's price. A white blend of grenache blanc and viognier, it's supple and rounded with great depth and complexity. Certainly a wine that evolves over time ion the glass with rich green melon, apple and quince characters. Ideal for getting into exploring the whites of the Rhone Valley.
Swinging Bridge #003 Amber 2019 (Orange, New South Wales)
An all time favourite returns! Tom Ward's legendary #003 amber blend might be one of the best amber wines in the country. A blend of gewurztraminer, riesling, and pinot gris are all pressed and left to ferment on their skins to give texture and colour. This turns these varieties up to 11! Bursting with ripe orange tropical fruits, there's so much to love in this wine and to make it even better, it's a great pairing for exotic spicy dishes, and even juicy pork
Domaine la Negly Terrasses Rose 2018 (France, Languedoc-Roussillon)
A dry, crisp, uplifting rose from France, just outside of Narbonne. We can talk about the clay/silt soil, but what you need to know is that it’s fruity and fresh on the nose, has a nice round palate and while certainly a dry rose the fruitiness is a welcome visitor to the finish. Vibrant.
Round Two Merlot 2018 (Barossa Valley, South Australia)
This is our guilty pleasure wine, a fruit forward, juicy, plush merlot with full bodied dark fruit and sweet berry notes. There's a lovely earthy undertone to it keeping it all in check with a surprising acidity that adds to the drinkability. Such a delightful wine with no pretentiousness.