Last week I enjoyed an afternoon visiting with Donal O’Dwyer who flew all the way from Australia with a few sample bottles of wine! I tasted his new 2009 Cabernet (400 cases produced), which will be in stock shortly, as well as a latest venture, his 2010 Shiraz (only 100 cases produced) – we are taking orders NOW!
The 2009 Cabernet all estate is by far THE BEST wine he has ever produced, it will put his 2006 vintage to shame! The Shiraz (sourced from his neighbor’s vineyard) is finger licking good! Eventually Donal will produce his own “Estate” Shiraz as the vines are still a little young so he is selling that fruit and making trial batches as references for future releases.
O’Dwyer 2009 “Estate” Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley
Retail $75.00 – Retail 65.00
PRE-ORDER BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, for an A TOTAL OF 20% OFF
ONLY $59.99 per bottle with FREE SHIPPING on 12!!!!
FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more, use code ODW upon checkout (can mix and match with his Shiraz)
The Cabernet, which I am sipping while writing this note will elevate you to other galaxies. The nose is gorgeous, amazing black stone fruit jumps out of the glass. The palate is mouth coating and teeth staining black stone fruit that is very well-balanced and extremely complex. One would think Napa and Bordeaux visited the Clare Valley!
Lush black currant, with a hint of chocolate and mocha notes lead into a 45 second long crescendo. The tannins are there, and I suggest decanting this wine an hour or two before consuming. The 2009 O’Dwyer Cabernet is drinking well now, but can benefit from a year or two in the cellar and will age gracefully for a good 10-12 years. 400 cases were produced and ONLY 50 are coming to the US. Because of the big following, I anticipate this wine to be sold out before it arrives here!
We are commencing the PRE-SALE offer today. The wine is NOT YET in stock and is scheduled to arrive late January 2015. Well worth waiting for, really!!
The 2010 O’Dwyer Shiraz offers a deep dark purple hue and intense aromatics of black berries and violets with a touch of pepper, tea and bacon fat character. The wine oozes on the palate, full in body with rich and seductive flavors of black berries, chocolate, creme de cassis, and a whiff of smokiness that lingers on the back palate. The wine is lush, yet very elegant and intense with silky tannins on the long lasting finish. Only 100 cases produced, and only 5 are coming to the US!!
All orders received after November 30 will receive a pre-sale price of $65.00 with FREE SHIPPING on 12 bottles. Pre-Sale ends December 12, 2014.
*Free shipping on qualifying orders to a single address within the continental United States. Alaska and Hawaii orders will receive discounted air freight.