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The Great South East

Let the Truth be Told

Bargains from the
Great South East of SA

The best line-up of high quality reds at low prices I have tasted since we called the Barossa home, 14 years ago.
The truth is the wines of the Great South East of South Australia are undervalued.

When more premium wine is made than can readily be sold the prices drop.

When this is true you move a step closer to the saying ‘you can have your cake and eat it too’. O.K. not quite but when the bottle is empty you have saved a lot.

One such under-priced region is the Great South East of South Australia and here are our selections.

Embrace the Great South-East

Glug 'Reds of the Great South East' Mix

Contains a mix of the following wines:-

P.B. Burgoyne Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Maritime Cool But We Like Them Rich
P.B. Burgoyne Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Region: Limestone Coast, SA

When we search for good bulk reds at value prices we start in regions that are less known which means they produce far more supply than is in demand for that region's name. The region called the Limestone Coast is a huge area in the South East corner of South Australia which abuts the Victorian border.

There are vineyards from Bordertown to Mount Gambier and west across to Robe with outposts like Lucindale. We know this country very well and it's one of our favourite regions as the grape quality is high, since it is cool maritime, yet prices sit below fair on our value for money gauge.

Enter this wonderful Burgoyne Cabernet discovered by the winemakers. So what does it taste like? Frankly I cannot tell the difference between this Burgoyne and a similar wine from Coonawarra so you may as well pocket the difference.

Price: $7.99

Princeland Watch Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Ripe Complex Flavours Small Price
Princeland Watch Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Region: Limestone Coast, SA

The south-eastern corner of South Australia is known as the Limestone Coast. It extends from the Victorian border west to the mouth of the Murray River. I know the country well and the beaches on a warm, gentle day are paradise. Mostly though the winds from the great mega Southern Ocean sweep this country and lets just say it is bracing.

The attraction for vineyards is this cooling aspect and a range of interesting wines come from Robe-Mount Benson, Mount Gambier and more famous regions like Coonawarra and Padthaway.

We find very good value in the reds offered from this region and these we hold in mature oak and when stocks have built make a blend which is released under the Princeland brand. We have been pleased with our last few releases and again strongly recommend the 2015 as you get a lot of complex flavours for a modest price.

Price: $7.99

Cameron Country Red Post Coonawarra 5th Bottling Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Bright Deep Colour Red Country
Cameron Country Red Post Coonawarra 5th Bottling Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Region: Coonawarra, SA

This is the final release of the Red Post and the difference is many months in mature oak starting in November 2013.

It shows as the complexion has moved from fruit first to fruit second, and it now sits behind a more complex palate impression of savoury, secondary characters; less of the tantalising flavours of freshness and more of a build-up of the aromas and flavours produced by gentle, slow ageing in oak.

This is what I have been saying: “In my youthful days I thought of Coonawarra as the Bordeaux of the southern hemisphere.

There are similarities but I have a more nuanced view these days. Same grape, similar climate but the heat of our far warmer inland pushes south and makes for a fuller, riper style.

I see all wine regions as unique as it’s impossible to exactly duplicate the same set of conditions which exists on another part of the globe. You do though get bands of similarity and this Coonawarra has the noticeable, firmer grip of cool climate Cabernet”. Limit one case per order.

Price: $9.99

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