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KELLER 2015

Keller grapes close up 
Best Vintage On Record! First Hipping Tba since 1900!!!

The Keller 2015’s are very special. A vintage like this doesn’t come along very often. Klaus-Peter Keller’s father, Klaus, believes it to be better than the legendary 1971 and the also best he has ever seen. Hipping 2015 Trockenbeerenauslese (Tba) was achievable for the first time in 115 years!

The grapes for the dry wines were harvested clean and perfectly ripe whilst the grapes for sweet wines picked late, with botrytis and without. The sweet wines without botrytis (Kabinett, Spatlese and Auslese) were made from grapes dried perfectly by the sun and wind. “The advantage of healthy dried grapes is increasing acidity, almost proportional to the volume loss, giving the grape juice crystal clear aromas and a fantastic high acidity. I cannot remember ever having late harvest musts weights with this brilliance in the cellar – they were picked with an acidity of 11-13 mg/ml!”K.P Keller

But it is also almost unprecedented that so many bunches were so perfectly botrytised that instead of picking berry-by-berry with scissors as is normal, many bunches were simply picked whole! “With the class of 2015 in the cellar we have been richly rewarded. The clarity and precision of the fruit combined with radiant acidity is simply overwhelming! Riesling is perfect and for example we made our first Hipping Tba. The last time Hipping gave grapes for Tba was 1900! The Rieslaner wines are erotic-exotic elixirs tasting extraordinary good already. The Trockenbeerenauslese from very old vines in Silberberg is a powerful, racy package with charming fruitiness and complexity. Yes, 2015 is really a sweet wine Valhalla with an incredible amount of sweet wines; more than 25 different wines! Batches of Tba range from 27 – 500Lt”K.P Keller

2015 WINES KELLER WINES

KELLER GRUNER SILVANER TROCKEN 2015
KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN 2015
KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN ‘VON DER FELS’ 2015
KELLER RIESLING LIMESTONE 2015 (OFF DRY – 10g) 10%
KELLER RIESLING KABINETT LIMESTONE 2015 9.5%
KELLER RIESLING AUSLESE KIRCHSPEIL 2015
KELLER RIESLING AUSLESE MORSTEIN AVAILABLE2015 375ml
KELLER RIESLING AUSLESE *** HUBACKER 2015 375ml
KELLER CUVEE Tba 375ml
KELLER RIESLANER BEERENAUSLESE SILBERBERG 375ml
KELLER RIESLANER Tba SILBERBERG 375ml
KELLER RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE PETTENTHAL 375ml
KELLER RIESLING Tba MORSTEIN 375ml
KELLER RIESLING Tba HIPPING 375ml

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LIST OF CURRENT WINES AVAILABLE

 

AUSTRALIAN WINES

C R F T (Not available in NSW)
CRFT BUDENBERG VINEYARD PICCADILLY VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2014
CRFT CEMETERY VINEYARD EBENEZER BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2014
CRFT FECHNER VINEYARD MOCULTA EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2013 **96Pts
CRFT K1 KUITPO VINEYARD GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2014
CRFT K1 KUITPO VINEYARD GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2015
CRFT K1 KUITPO VINEYARD GRÜNER VELTLINER 2015
CRFT K1 LONGVIEW VINEYARD GRÜNER VELTLINER 2015
CRFT LITTLE HILL VINEYARD SEPPELTSFIELD  BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2014
HEART WINES
HEART WINES COWARAMUP CHARDONNAY 2015
One big barrel. No added acid. No enzymes or yeast. Handpicked. Mature vines. Lots of lees stirring. It’s a wild, funky, matchsticky thing. Pear and lime, nuts, maybe some lemon butter, slight cinnamon spice. It’s medium bodied, quite tangy with a pleasant cider-like edge, but also soft, nutty and milky with it. Has an appealing chalkiness in the aftertaste, and plenty of length. Beautiful style of Chardonnay.
94+Pts Gary Walsh – winefront.com.au 
HEART WINES PINOT GRIS +3 2015
Complexity and effortless drinkability in one go. Perfumed, aromatic, spicy, with juicy white pear, lychees, lime and almonds. Feels light, but has fleshy texture, juicy citrus acidity and a tangy and gently chalky quinine laced finish of good length. Ginger too, I might add. Really good.
92Pts Gary Walsh – winefront.com.au 
HEART WINES VICTOR-CHARDONNAY 2015 – JUST ARRIVED
Richer style with almond and fig, some struck match and funk, stone fruit and citrus. It’s medium bodied, falls to savoury and complex, rather than simply fruity, with a smooth flow of flavour, gently viscous texture, and slightly edgy finish… A complex and good glass of Chardonnay.
91Pts Gary Walsh – winefront.com.au 
KOERNER (Only available to VIC)
KOERNER CABERNET SAUVIGNON MALBEC 2015
KOERNER SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE 2015
KOERNER SANGIOVESE GRENACHE 2015
KOERNER TEMPRANILLO NOUVEAU 2015
MEDHURST (Only available to NSW & ACT)
MEDHURST CABERNET 2012
MEDHURST CHARDONNAY 2013
MEDHURST CHARDONNAY 2014
MEDHURST ‘YARRA VALLEY’ CHARDONNAY 2015
MEDHURST SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014
MEDHURST SHIRAZ 2012
MEDHURST RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2012
MEDHURST RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2012
MEDHURST RESERVE SHIRAZ 2012
MEDHURST RESERVE CABERNET 2012  **93Pts
MEDHURST ROSÉ 2016 – JUST ARRIVED
MOUNT TRIO VINEYARD (Only available in VIC)
MOUNT TRIO GREAT SOUTHERN CABERNET MERLOT 2014
MOUNT TRIO GREAT SOUTHERN CHARDONNAY 2015
MOUNT TRIO HOME BLOCK PINOT NOIR 2014
MOUNT TRIO MT. BARKER PINOT NOIR 2014
MOUNT TRIO WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PINOT NOIR 2014
MOUNT TRIO PORONGURUP RIESLING 2015
MOUNT TRIO PORONGURUP SHIRAZ  2015
NAKED RUN WINES (Not available in SA)
NAKED RUN ‘BWC’ SHIRAZ 2012 **92Pts
NAKED RUN ‘HILL 5’ SHIRAZ CABERNET 2013  **91Pts
NAKED RUN ‘SWEET KISS’ RIESLING 2013
NAKED RUN GREENOCK SHIRAZ 2010
NAKED RUN SEVENHILL RIESLING 2010
NAKED RUN ‘THE ALDO’ GRENACHE SHIRAZ 2014
NAKED RUN ‘THE FIRST’ RIESLING 2011
NAKED RUN ‘THE FIRST’ RIESLING 2012
NAKED RUN ‘THE FIRST’ RIESLING 2013
NAKED RUN ‘THE FIRST’ RIESLING 2015 ~97 Pts
OAKDENE (Available to NSW, ACT & QLD ONLY)
OAKDENE BLUE LABEL CHARDONNAY 2014
OAKDENE BLUE LABEL NV SPARKLING BRUT
OAKDENE BLUE LABEL PINOT NOIR 2014
OAKDENE BLUE LABEL SHIRAZ 2014
OAKDENE WHITE LABEL BERNARDS CABERNETS 2014
OAKDENE WHITE LABEL JESSICA SAUVIGNON 2013
OAKDENE  WHITE LABEL LIZ’S CHARDONNAY 2013
OAKDENE  WHITE LABEL ‘LY LY’ PINOT GRIS 2015
OAKDENE ‘MATILDA’ SPARKLING BLANC DE NOIR 2012
OAKDENE WHITE LABEL PETA’S PINOT NOIR 2013 ***91+Pts
OAKDENE WHITE LABEL WILLIAM SHIRAZ 2014
GOLD MEDAL NATIONAL WINE SHOW 2015
GOLD MEDAL ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW 2015
GOLD MEDAL VICTORIAN WINES SHOW 2015
GOLD MEDAL BALLARAT WINE SHOW 2015 

 

FRENCH WINE

BEAUJOLAIS 
THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY CLOS BERTRAND 2013
THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY CLOS BERTRAND 2014
Far out, this producer is good.  So fragrant; uplifting sweet cherry, pretty, musky spice, garrigue, warm terracotta, maraschino. Mixed up, it smells great. In the palate, lithe and light, crunchy-textured, pure-feeling and gently sweet but curled up in feathery tannins and a lick of amaro-herbal things. Finishes fresh and utterly mouthwatering. More, more. Thanks. Beautiful, graceful thing you are.
93Pts Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au
THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY SEPT VIGNES 2014 – (MORE STOCK ARRIVING AUGUST)
Fresh, fragrant, pretty wine, and oh so good and easy to drink. It reeks of red cherries, sweet spice, garrigue and herbs. It’s bright and light in the palate with crisp textured fruitiness and jubey red fruit character. Though sweet-feeling, it’s actually more sweet-sour and finishes with dry, chalky pucker. There’s more structure than you’d think in the wine too – fine boned tannin, flirty acidity, the play of fruit, spice and whole bunch herbal character. Lovely stuff.
93Pts Mike Bennie – winefront.com.au 
THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY LA CHAPELLE 2014
“From up high on Mont Brouilly. Geez this is a good, consistent, interesting Beaujolais producer…(La Chapelle) Electric garnet coloured in glass. Rose hip tea, red cherry, cloves, pepper, game meat. Collision of awesome stuff in the bouquet. Slip then grip in the palate; dig this texture. It’s cherry and cranberry and amaro in the palate, or so I say, but whatever way you run at it it finishes mouthwatering and refreshing for a red. I really get moved by this wine. It is complex, fresh, fine, light weight, great.”
94Pts Mike Bennie – winefront.com.au 
THIVIN COTE DE BROUILLY LES GRIOTTES DE BRULHIE 2013 **92+Pts
THIVIN MANOIR DU PAVE BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES 2015 – NEW VINTAGE
Spicy and packed full of rich raspberry, gentle earthiness in tow, with some perfume. Medium bodied, fleshy and ripe, with plenty of flavour and tannin (for this style of wine, in context), a violety mouth-perfume and a crunch of acidity to clean up. Length is OK, but the drinking satisfaction is high. Tempted to rate it a bit higher!
90Pts Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au
BURGUNDY 
BIZE SAVIGNY 1ER CRU AUX VERGELESSES 2012 1500ml
BIZE SAVIGNY 1ER CRU AUX VERGELESSES 2012  – LIMITED STOCK
BIZE SAVIGNY 1ER CRU LES MARCONNETS 2003 – LIMITED STOCK
DOMAINE DE L’ASTE (DAVID MOREAU) POMMARD 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
DOMAINE DE L’ASTE (DAVID MOREAU) SANTENAY 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
DOMAINE DE L’ASTE (DAVID MOREAU) SANTENAY 1er CRU BEAUREGARD 2013
DOMAINE DE L’ASTE (DAVID MOREAU) SANTENAY 1er CRU BEAUREPAIRE 2013
FONTAINE GAGNARD BOURGOGNE BLANC 2013
FONTAINE GAGNARD BOURGOGNE BLANC 2014
FONTAINE GAGNARD BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2014
FONTAINE GAGNARD POMMARD 1ER CRU LES RUGIENS 2013
FONTAINE GAGNARD POMMARD 1ER CRU LES RUGIENS 2014
FONTAINE GAGNARD VOLNAY 1ER CRU CLOS DES CHENES 2013
FONTAINE GAGNARD VOLNAY 1ER CRU CLOS DES CHENES 2014
GRIVOT BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY 2012
GRIVOT CLOS DE VOUGEOT 2012 375ml
GRIVOT NSG 1ER PRULIERS 2012
GRIVOT NSG 1ER BOUDOTS 2011
CHEVILLON NSG VV 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
In the strength of this vintage, I’m going to make a small purchase (in quantity, less so in dollars) of some of the 1ers from this producer. I confess, I do buy red Burgundy sometimes. It’s a sometimes wine. There’s a lot of juicy energy and joy in the glass here. Bursting with all the red fruits, a dusting of spice and vanilla oak, gentle earthiness and smoky autumn leaves. Clean, fresh, gummy tannin and a leaping attack, then a crisp mineral laced finish of excellent length with the pretty red fruits showing in the finale. If only it were less expensive. Lovely drinking.
93+Pts Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au
CHEVILLON NSG BOUSSELOTS 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
CHEVILLON NSG RONCIERES 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
CHEVILLON NSG PERRIERES 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
CHEVILLON NSG PRULIERS 2013 – LIMITED STOCK
CHABLIS  
MOREAU CHABLIS 1ER CRU VAILLONS 2011 375ml (SCREWCAP)
MOREAU CHABLIS 1ER CRU VAILLONS 2013 (SCREWCAP) – SPECIAL PRICE
MOREAU CHABLIS 1ER CRU VAILLONS 2014 (SCREWCAP)
Such a great thing to drink, good Chablis: my favourite. This is cool and scented with mint and fennel, stony with dilute citrus and green apple flavours, crunch and freshness on a crunchy cucumber finish of fine length. Delicious. Suspect I’ll be buying a bit of this. 93Pts Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au
MOREAU CHABLIS DOMAINE DE BIEVILLE CHABLIS 2014 (SCREWCAP)
MOREAU CHABLIS GRAND CRU BLANCHOT 2010 – LIMITED STOCK
MOREAU CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES CLOS 2011  (SCREWCAP)
DOMAINE GILBERT PICQ 2014 – CHABLIS CLASSICS  
PICQ CHABLIS “Vosgros”
PICQ CHABLIS “Dessus la Carriere” – ARRIVING IN AUGUST
“2014 is possibly Picq’s best ever vintage, at least that I have tasted after more than a decade of history buying from the estate. The acidity is high, and the ph is low and life-giving (3.15 for the oenologically minded), and the alcohol a perfect 12.5%. There is power combined with a sense of weightlessness, purity and length along with some nice extended-lees aging doughy and/or mineral/reduction, oyster shell characteristics.” Randall Pollard
CHAMPAGNE 
SAVES CARTE BLANCHE BRUT PREMIER CRU
SAVES CARTE BLANCHE BRUT PREMIER CRU 1500ml
SAVES CUVEE PRESTIGE BRUT GRAND CRU
SAVES CARTE BLANC DE NOIRS GRAND CRU LES LOGIS
JURA   
DOMAINE JEAN BOURDY COTES DU JURA BLANC 2010
DOMAINE JEAN BOURDY CREMANT DE JURA CEPAGE (ROSÉ TROUSSEAU)
DOMAINE JEAN BOURDY CREMANT DU JURA NV SPARKLING
DOMAINE JEAN BOURDY CHATEAU CHALON 2005 620ml
DOMAINE JEAN BOURDY CHATEAU CHALON 2006 620ml
DOMAIN JEAN MACLE MACVIN DU JURA
PUFFENEY CHARDONNAY 2014
TISSOT PATCHWORK CHARDONNAY 2014
TISSOT SELECTION 2011
LANGUEDOC
CARAGUILHES CORBIERES BLANC 2015
CARAGUILHES CORBIERES ROUGE 2013
DOMAINE DE LA BASTIDE SYRAH VV 2013
CROIX DE BEZARD PICPOUL DE PINET 2014
MAJONE PICPOUL 2015
PARADOU GRENACHE (MINERVOIS) 2013  **90Pts
DOMAINE PIERRE DE PRUNET BLANC 2014
DOMAINE PIERRE DE PRUNET ROSÉ 2015
DOMAINE PIERRE DE PRUNET ROUGE 2014
LOIRE VALLEY
CLERAY MUSCADET CARDINAL RICHARD 2012
CROCHET SANCERRE BLANC 2014  **92Pts
MARECHAL METHODE TRADITIONAL NV
PROVENCE
MIRADOU ROSÉ 2014
ROUBINE ‘R’ PROVENCE ROSÉ 2013 1500ml
ROUBINE ‘R’ PROVENCE ROSÉ 2015
ROQUEFORT CORAIL ROSÉ 2015
RHONE VALLEY 
DUMARCHER ZIN ZIN 2014
DUMARCHER VIN ROUGE 2014
PESQUIE TERRASSES VENTOUX ROUGE 2014
SEGRIES COTES DU RHONE ROUGE 2014
SEGRIES LIRAC ROUGE 2013
SEGRIES TAVEL ROSÉ 2015 – NEW VINTAGE

 

GERMAN WINES

RHEINHESSEN
KELLER FRAUENBERG GG PINOT NOIR 2013
KELLER RIESLING KABINETT LIMESTONE 2015 (9.5%)
Perfume is on point, flavours are lean, brisk, crisp, refreshing, acid and sugar dance, the wine is insanely drinkable. It has pedigree of fine riesling but the smashability of vin de soif. It’s lime, florals, honeycomb, slate in perfume, tang, slate and sweet-sour on a seesaw to taste. Epee-sword thrust across the palate, finishes mouthwatering. So. Good. To. Drink. Riesling lovers line up. 
94Pts Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au
KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN 2014 **93Pts
KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN 2015
KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN VON DER FELS 2014 **94Pts
KELLER RIESLING LIMESTONE 2015
Lime, lavender, sweet green apple, rivers of juicy sweet citrus flowing over limestone and flint. Intense, but balanced, with a long sweet/dry/crunchy finish. Has this kind of bitters in lemon squash thing going on too. Crikey, it’s delicious. So refreshing. Perhaps I *should* drink more Riesling. 
94Pts Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au
KELLER SILVANER TROCKEN 2015
WAGNER STEMPEL FURFELDER RIESLING VOM MELAPHYR 2014
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HEERKRETZ 2013   *93Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HEERKRETZ 2013 1500ml    *93Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HEERKRETZ 2014  *95Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HEERKRETZ 2014 1500ml  *95Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HOLLBERG 2013 *94Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HOLLBERG 2013 1500ml *94Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HOLLBERG 2014 *95Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING GG HOLLBERG 2014 1500ml  *95Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL RIESLING TROCKEN 2014 *91Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL SIEFERSHEIMER RIESLING VOM PORPHYR 2014 *93Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL SIEFERSHEIMER RIESLING VOM PORPHYR 2014 1500ml  *93Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL SILVANER TROCKEN 2012
WAGNER STEMPEL SILVANER TROCKEN 2014 *90Pts
WAGNER STEMPEL WEISSBURGUNDER TROCKEN 2014

 

ITALIAN WINES

AZELIA
AZELIA BAROLO 2009
AZELIA BAROLO BRICCO FIASCO 1998 1500ml
AZELIA BAROLO MARGHERIA 2009 Cellar Aged Stock
AZELIA BAROLO MARGHERIA 2008 Cellar Aged Stock 1500ml
AZELIA DOLCETTO D ALBA BRICCO DELL ORIOLO 2013  *90Pts
BROVIA
BROVIA BAROLO 2011
BROVIA BAROLO CA MIA 2009 **95Pts
BROVIA BAROLO CA MIA 2011
BROVIA BAROLO GARBLET SUE 2009
BROVIA BAROLO GARBLET SUE 2011
BROVIA BAROLO ROCCHE 2009
BROVIA BAROLO ROCCHE 2011
BROVIA BAROLO VILLERO 2009
BROVIA BAROLO VILLERO 2011
CANTINA DEL PINO
CANTINA DEL PINO LANGHE NEBBIOLO 2014 (BABY  BARBARESCO)
CANTINA DEL PINO BARBARESCO 2011
ISOLA AUGUSTA
ISOLA AUGUSTA  FRIULANO 2013 & 2014
ISOLA AUGUSTA PINOT GRIGIO 2014
ISOLA AUGUSTA PINOT NERO 2013 – SPECIAL PRICE
ISOLA AUGUSTA PROSECCO MILLESIMATO BRUT 2014  **90Pts
MALVIRA
MALVIRA LANGHE NEBBIOLO 2012
MALVIRA RIVE GAUCHE ARNEIS BRUT
MALVIRA ROERO ARNEIS 2014 Non So2
MALVIRA ROERO ARNEIS RENESIO 2011  **89Pts
MALVIRA ROERO ARNEIS SAGLIETTO 2011
STELLA DI CAMPALTO
STELLA DI CAMPALTO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2008 – VERY LIMITED STOCK
STELLA DI CAMPALTO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2009 RESERVA – LIMITED STOCK
VICENTINI
VICENTINI SOAVE DOC TERRE LUNGHE 2014
VICENTINI VALPOLICELLA DOC BOCCASCALUCCE 2014

 

* Mike Bennie – winefront.com.au
** Gary Walsh – winefront.com.au
*** Campbell Mattinson – winefront.com.au
~ James Halliday Wine Companion