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Landing The One That Got Away
Yes! 100% Barossa Valley

You buy well when you purchase flavour which makes South Australia and particularly the Barossa a safe bet.

100% Barossa at Bargain Price
Bagot Station Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Region: Barossa Valley
This Bagot represents what I could never obtain as a shop retailer from 1975-2005. A good honest, well-spoken Shiraz from the Barossa Valley at a great price. We purchased this in bulk and re-blended it at our winery. Normally wines such as this are tipped into vast vats and emerge as wines that sell for $15-$20 as that is how they are assembled.

We are a new player and move purchases down a different supply chain, in this case directly to the Glug customer. Please note this is not Karrawirra at $15.99 but a you beaut special for day to day drinking which you can enjoy because you are smart.


Creative New Release from Parker
Bengalee Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Region: Barossa Valley
A beautiful creation packed with all gods’ goodness as expressed in the rich, ripe, flavours of Shiraz when grown in the Barossa Valley.

The Barossa is special region being at the right latitude, at the best height above sea level, towards the edge of a vast continent but with a dampened ocean influence, while positioned on a vast continent which generates ample summer heat and all of this produces the magic which brings out the expressive ripeness of Shiraz in a way that no other region manages.

At its best these wines display a mid palate silky, ripe ‘fruit sweetness’ which is wonderfully appealing. At times fashion sweeps across the world of wine and many express silly opinions about wines being too alcoholic or showing cooked, plummy or prune like, jammy characters, implying that to enjoy then is so wrong.

I recall a grand meal in a Cambridge college on a bitterly cold evening in a room that needed more heat and I can say the great name Bordeaux did not shine while the Barossa Shiraz was so right. Ignore opinion and buy good wines that you will enjoy drinking and you have most puzzles solved.


Barossa Valley Salt of the Earth
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The Goat is a pure expression of Barossa Shiraz with a light dose of mature oak as it does not see new oak. Benjamin does not want the rich, ripeness and complex flavours developed from the fruit being clouded or masked with new oak. The wine does though have a lot of extract so stands easily on its own. The first vintage was the 2008 and with the Karrawirra is a staple of Glug.

Goat Square is an historic masterpiece as it was the old centre of Tanunda, Barossa Valley, and survives with three original cottages on the corners of the square with the oldest, the Rieschieck house built in 1850. This style of wine is what we wanted to do when coming to the Barossa which is let each vintage express itself and to do this we use simple wine making methods.

These can be summed up as pick, ferment in small open fermenters, settle and age for two years in old, oak puncheons. Benjamin does not over-use pump-overs which can extract unwanted hard flavours, there is no pre or post soaking and no new oak. Most vintages in the Barossa deliver all the flavour needed as in this 2016.


Deeply Coloured Full Flavoured Soft and Ready
Postcards Of The Future 'Aerial Firefighters' McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
A deeply coloured, gorgeous, fat, round, soft wine just dripping with primary flavours. Glug has always been interested in showing consumers the excitement of turning the new season's fruit into wine. There is a particular appeal in the vibrant colours and the way fruit flavours are expressed in new wine. This of course was how wine was once served as it was difficult to keep.

You filled a decanter with red straight from a barrel which had finished fermentation and placing it on the table. The evolution of barrel storage and understanding the methods of preserving wine took of course many centuries. Drinking the new seasons wine at the winery is the closest you can get to enjoy the primary fruit flavours of the grape and of appreciating that each vintage is controlled by its unique weather.

I rate this wine highly and it shows deep colours of a flashing, vibrant, crimson red with a large mouthful of ripe flavours, complex and intense. Enjoy now and for a few years though it may surprise and live for decades. This is a red for serious drinkers and is not a lightweight, lolly-pop style nor has it been sweetened.


Glug Winemakers SA Best Value Mix

Over the last six months the winemaking team of Benjamin, Greg and Mel have made many incredible value for money wines which are a Glug specialty. These have been collected into this South Australia Best Value Mix which at the price offers incredible value.

Contains 1 bottle each of the following wines:-

Explore SA's Richest Reds

Glug 'Exploring the Full Flavoured Reds of SA' Mix 8

The reds of South Australia are very special. The reason is the geography of the premium vineyard regions means the climate is a balance between cooling and ripening in a way which is not found anywhere else on the globe. The bunches of grapes are pulled towards the coolness of the Great Southern Mega Ocean which slows flavour development, which can alter quickly by the intense, inland, heat flowing in from the baking, red centre. It is this balance, constantly tilting, which makes complex, intense, interesting flavours which are best referred to as warm flavoured reds. Though a grower in Coonawarra may well disagree.

Contains 1 bottle each of the following wines:-


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