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2013 The Speaker Chardonnay Pinot$35.00Member: $28.00
This fine effervescence wine is made in the bottle following the traditional sparkling method and has spent over four years on lees. It is a rich full flavoured style showing classic yeast complexity.
2017 The Foreign Minister Sangiovese$27.00Member: $21.60
The minister of foreign affairs helps to form foreign policy as well as performing diplomatic duties. The embodiment of everything Italian, sangiovese would exert significant influence as a diplomat.
A variety from Tuscany, it is a seriously exciting wine – fleshy, great body, luscious texture and mouth-watering acidity that makes it tremendous with food. This sangiovese is charming and has lots of spicy red berries – juicy cherry, a little peppered strawberry, some herbs and violets. Enjoy with tomato bruschetta, pizza, or smoked meats.
2019 The Backbencher Merlot$27.00Member: $21.60
Backbenchers do not have a seat in the ministry and individually have little power to influence policy. Merlot has always taken a backseat compared to more fashionable wines.
Although often misunderstood, when carefully crafted in the vineyard and winery, merlot can be a rich, full flavoured, yet smoot and soft wine.
This wine displays a rich spectrum of plum and spiced berry fruits. Wonderful with roast beef, smoked meats and for afternoon tea with fruit cake.
2019 The Frontbencher Shiraz$27.00Member: $21.60
A Frontbencher is a member of the Ministry and spokesperson for the Government. Like a good frontbencher, our shiraz speaks volumes about our wines.
Seamless and distinct, this shiraz is rich, long flavoured, with soft tannins, fragrant spice, pepper and dark berry fruit. This wine displays eminence and class. It is fantastic with chargrilled lamb or a thick sirloin.
2019 The Lobbyist Cabernet Merlot$27.00Member: $21.60
The role of the Lobbyist is to influence, advocate and lobby for political outcomes and deliver results for their clients, members and community. Like the lobbyist, a winemaker brings together the grapes, the soil and the climate to deliver a wine to be enjoyed by the consumer.
Made from the cool climate fruit the Jeir Station Vineyard, this wine blends together Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine shows perfumed flavours of berries and blackcurrent from the Cabernet Sauvignon and cherries and raspberry from the Merlot.
Beagles Run 2017 Viognier$20.00Member: $16.00
With apricot and stone fruit characteristics, with solid texture and a long lingering finish, this wine showcases the merits of Viognier as an individual grape varietal. Often overlooked as a wine that delivers more as a blend than on it’s own.
Jirra 2013 Cabernet Merlot$22.00Member: $17.60
This blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot enhances the rich varietal fruit flavours, giving lovely blackcurrent and plum aromas. Matured in oak this wine has rich berry flavours, fine grained tannins and a lengthy finish. Great opportunity to enjoy an aged wine that are not often seen let alone tasted at cellar doors.
Jirra 2016 Shiraz Viognier$22.00Member: $17.60
This classic Canberra blend is made from yellow-gold viognier which is co-fermented with spicy. This ensures the best integration of the ripe fruit flavours of shiraz and the lemon blossom fragrance of the viognier. This has resulted in a medium bodied wine with subtle, elegant and balanced structure built with plum and berry flavours giving a wonderful length of flavour.
Jirra 2017 Merlot$22.00Member: $17.60
A warm generous season has produced a merlot with good body and fresh rich chocolate-like flavours. Good middle palate with soft lingering finish.
Jirra 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon$22.00Member: $17.60
The 2018 vintage was an excellent growing season and produced this wine that shows hints of raspberry, cherry and spice on the nose, enhanced by savoury oak berry fruits supported by smooth tannins with a long finish.