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3 Bottles to Buy This End of Financial Year

3 Bottles to Buy This End of Financial Year

Got some tax money back? Want to treat yourself to a nice bottle of… something? Not sure where to start?

Why not pick up something a little different? We’ve got some ideas on which special bottles will best suit your tastes this end of financial year.

The one with lots of awards: Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz Museum

Since 1966, Wolf Blass has been making some of the most well-regarded wine in Australia – it’s no coincidence that they’ve won over 10,000 awards! Based in McLaren Vale, this winemaker is a nice one to turn to if you’re looking for something a little special (which won’t break the bank).

We’d recommend picking up a bottle of Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz Museum, which is a rich red that’s perfect for the winter. What will you be tasting? Hints of dark chocolate, warm spice and subtle nougat oak. This shiraz isn’t just tasty, it’s also a massive award-winner – being awarded four Gold Medals at the China Wine & Spirits Awards and a Gold Medal at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

This one goes nice with barbecued red meats and smoky flavours, so get out the grill!

The wine lover’s favourite: St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra is arguably Australia’s best cabernet region, so picking up a nice bottle of Coonawarra’s finest is a no-brainer. The St Hugo story begins way back in 1895 and there’s a lot of expertise that goes into every bottle; which is one of the reasons why experts like James Halliday rates them so highly.

If you’re looking for something special, we’d go to the cabernet sauvignon. This velvety wine has some dark berry and blackcurrant flavours and is also a little bit oak-y (you might taste a bit of char).

Thinking along those lines, this wine would go perfectly with a lamb roast or a tasty char-grilled steak with roast veg.

The celebration sparkling: Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne

Let’s face it: treating yourself to a fancy bottle of wine almost always means champagne. So why not treat yourself to the best? If you’ve never thought too hard about it before, champagne can only call itself ‘champagne’ if it was produced from grapes in the – you guessed it – Champagne region of France.

So what’s so special about this particular French fancy? The Champagne house of Moët was founded way back in 1743 and was historically renowned for being the drink of the rich and glamorous. The Imperial is the house’s iconic champagne and has a refreshing fruitiness.

What to pair with this excellent bottle? We’d recommend some scallops and oysters. If you’re going to celebrate with a fancy bottle, why not commit to it!