A wine lover’s special birthday coming up? A first home bought, or just want to treat yourself? We’ve put together a mixed case of six tip top reds that will make a fantastic base of your cellar, perfect for hiding away and pulling out 5-10 years down the line for a special occasion. These are wines that will age and improve over some years. Patience is a virtue, but trust us, it will pay off!
Benevolent Neglect Syrah Las Madres 2015. Our money’s on this one at being an absolute rockstar 2020-2025.
Big Basin Vineyards Gabilan Mountain GSM 2013 - Like some of the Rhone’s finest bottles, this Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre blend will age wonderfully.
Paserene Union - A South African Syrah led blend, featuring Carignan and Mouvedre from the fantastic 2015 vintage. With some years in bottle, this red will take on a seamless complexity between each cultivar.
Ferdinand Tempranillo - Like some of the great Tempranillo driven reds of Ribera del Duero, this will age majestically over the next 10 years.
Vignerons Schmolzer Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir - just tiny quantities available, this Beechworth Pinot will develop all of those quintessential sous bois, tertiary characters that you can find in red Burgundy with age. The heartbreak grape at its best.
Field Recordings Neverland Cabernet Sauvignon - no new world cellar can be without a Californian Cabernet. This is a softer, more approachable number from California’s Central Coast.