Tired of the same old varieties and want something a little bit different in your glass? Or ever find yourself staring at a wine list unsure what a Mourvedre (Moo-ved-erah) or a Malbec or a Gruner Veltliner (grew-ner velt-lee-ner) tastes like? We’ve got you covered with this selection of unconventional varieties which not only has scored an amazing 94 Points or better from the worlds leading wine critics but serves to highlight that something new does not have to be expensive. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles      Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre 2020
3 bottles      Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2021
3 bottles      The Pawn Fiano 2022
3 bottles      Hahndorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner 2021


Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre 2020
Super value here with what is a strongly varietal Mourvèdre and you will struggle to find a better example than this under $50. It’s a robust, big red but never loses its shape or intensity. It opens with layers of ripe, rich fruits; mulberry, blackberry and new leather plus old oak in the background. The palate then takes it up a couple of notches with Mourvèdre’s more savoury personality coming through thanks to earthy, rustic tones underpinned by sweet, dark Barossan fruits. Concentration is good although the length is better with firm but manicured tannins also providing some very good aging potential. Put it away for a couple of years to let Mourvèdre’s more feral side come to the party. Date: Dec 2021; Drink: 2021-2030; Price: $28; Rating: 94 Points; Wine Pilot

Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec 2021
Three gold medals at second tier shows, silver at Perth Royal Wine Awards and Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Bleasdale is Australia’s foremost maker of malbec, investing it with rich, velvety plum and blackberry fruits, supported with amiable tannins. For the record, matured for nine months in French puncheons (10% new). Drink to: 2031; Price: $22.00; Date: Feb 2023; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday; The Weekend Australian Magazine

The Pawn Fiano 2022
Wild-yeast fermented; orange blossom, distinct melon and almonds, but then a funky/feral mouthfeel. It's a wine of courage. Date: Nov 2022; Alcohol: 12%; Drink by: 2029; Rating: 94 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

Hahndorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner 2021
This style gives free range to the exuberant aromatics that this exciting variety has the potential to produce. The nose is bursting with mouth-watering citrus and tropical aromatics and the palate is a vibrant tumble of guava, nectarine, ruby-grapefruit and gentle spice. This is all held together with a super-juicy acidity and the all-important textural rub.

Trophy & Gold Medal - National Wine Show of Australia 2021
Top Gold Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal & 96 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022
97 Points - Winestate Magazine, Adelaide Hills Regional Tasting 2021
Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2021



SKU 14598
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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