The Carlton Restaurant

Australian Wines Red

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA “ASHMEAD” “SINGLE VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09 – The 2009 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from a single estate owned block that was planted prior to WWII. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers lovely vanilla and spice notes over a core of black currants and blackberries with hints of pencil shavings and cedar. Medium to full bodied, it is both rich and nicely poised on the palate with a solid backbone of medium-firm fine grained tannins, crisp acid and a long and spicy finish.”………154.99

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA  CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09 – “Deep garnet-purple in color and packed with vibrant cassis and warm blueberry notes mixed together with underlying spice cake and vanilla hints, the medium to full-bodied 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is quite structured in the mouth by firm, fine tannins and lively acidity. It finishes with good length.”………64.99

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA “ODE TO LORRAINE” CABERNET BLEND’09 – “A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Shiraz and 9% Merlot, the 2009 Ode to Lorraine has a deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm cassis, mulberries and anise with touches of prunes, Ceylon tea and tobacco. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, it has a moderate level of velvety tannins and enlivening acidity, finishing with persistent savory notes.”………104.99

HICKINBOTHAM McCLAREN “TRUEMAN” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – “Plump blackberry, cherry and toasted rye bread flavors are supported by a muscular backbone of tannins, set in a velvety texture. Black tea and licorice details lend a refined element to the long finish.”………..144.99

HICKINBOTHAM McCLAREN “REVIVALIST” MERLOT’13 – “Graceful and perfumed, with notes of candied violet and gingerbread adding richness to the plum, cassis, fudge and black walnut liqueur flavors. Features dense, polished tannins and a long, lingering finish.”………..144.99

MR. RIGGS MCCLAREN “THE GAFFER” SHRIAZ’13……………….39.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “BLUE EYED BOY” SHIRAZ’13 – “Dense, rich and spicy, exhibiting intensely concentrated blueberry and raspberry flavors, underlined by stony, tarry flavors and a plush texture. Shows presence and persistence.”………100.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “THE SCOOTER” MERLOT’13 – “Plump, spicy and generous, with ripe currant fruit and notes of savory red pepper and pink peppercorn adding to the supple finish.”………60.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “TWO LEFT FEET” CABERNET -SHIRAZ’14………………….64.99

PARINGA SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ’16 – This is the sort of stereotypical Aussie Shiraz the haters love to hate. It’s full-bodied, warm and plush, oozing with blackberries and plums and loaded up with vanilla and mocha. Yet it’s well done, inexpensive and just plain delicious.”……… 29.99

PENFOLDS SOUTH EASTERN  “BIN 389” CABERNET SAUVIGNON-SHIRAZ’13  –  A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz made with fruit from Wrattonbully, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Robe that was aged 12 months in American oak hogsheads, 40% of which were new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is slightly closed with the Cabernet / cassis leading the nose marked by warm red and black plums, Mediterranean herbs, pepper and cedar. In the mouth notes of vanilla and cedar wrap around the warm black fruit core that is framed by firm, chewy tannins and just enough acid. It finishes long.”………94.99

PENFOLDS SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA “SAINT HENRI” SHIRAZ’13  “Medium deep colour. Lovely fragrant aromas with intense blackberry, inky espresso aromas. Inky textured wine with love fruit complexity and balance. Well-concentrated yet modulated blackberry pastille espresso flavours, looseknit graphite/ fine-boned chalky textures and roasted almond notes. Finishes chalky firm with blackberry pastille, inky notes. Delicious and classic in style with superb vinosity and fruit complexity. Should develop very well over the next ten years or so. 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.”……….124.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’16 – In a sea of dense, dark-fruited Barossa Shiraz, it can be a refreshing change to find something with a little more elegance and high fruit tones, even if the aromas venture a slightly into soap territory. Ripe strawberry mingles with baking spices, Dr. Pepper and a savory note. The tannins are tongue-gripping but balanced by a nice acidity and a herbal character on the finish.”……… 32.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA “G.M.S.”’12  –  Dark, focused and distinctive, with smoky, licorice-accented plum and currant flavors, dancing with relative lightness over refined tannins on the harmonious finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz.”…………..36.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA “G.M.S.”’16………..34.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA MERLOT’11………..51.99

SCHILD ESTATE BASROSSA MERLOT’15 – Blackberry jam, leafy, green herbs, grilled capsicum, dark chocolate. Good stuff.  This wine has a good beat to its soul. Mouth-filling, it finishes with an element of softness before a flash of warm then peppery spice rides it out.”………55.99

SCHILD BAROSSA VALLEY BEN SCHILD RESERVESHIRAZ’10 Dark and peppery, smooth and supple, layering black cherry and licorice flavors on a plump frame, finishing with length. Has depth and presence.”……104.99

WINE MEN OF GOTHAM SOUTH AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ’17……32.99