Lucky Dip Premium Reds Edition 3.0 (6pk)
The Lucky Dip Case is back! This time with an extra chance to win even more awesome wines! This case has a potential to be a whopping $1230 RRP.
Every case contains the same 5 already wicked wines, including some of our absolute faves here at the ‘fo. More info on them below, and they’re all good things. All mofo standard - i.e. nothing we haven’t enjoyed ourselves.
Then there’s the added excitement of seeing which one of these world-beater wines you will receive as your sixth.
The 6th wine is the wildcard and could be any one of these:
An iconic Penfolds Grange 2017 worth $1000 (1 in 50 chance)
An incredible 2020 French red worth $90 (1 in 25 chance)
A 96pt 2018 McLaren Vale shiraz worth $85 (1 in 10 chance)
A 96pt 2020 Margaret River cabernet worth $75 (1 in 5 chance)
A mofo fave 2019 Clare Valley shiraz worth $65 (for the rest!)
Each box contains one of these epic wines. The odds vary, but each one is a centrepiece wine, worthy of some truly special occasions.
We should say up front: there are no returns on this - click here for case terms and conditions. As it’s a Lucky Dip, it would be unfair to other mofos running in the draw.
The easiest way to guarantee getting a bottle of Grange is to go out and buy one for yourself. If you, like me, don’t have $1000 handy, this is definitely your best (and cheapest) option! Heard enough already? Pop that case in the cart and cross your fingers and toes! Otherwise, read on for a bit more info on all those lovely wines:
The Wild Card Wines
Wild Card Wine #1
Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2017
98pts Wine Spectator | 98pts Huon Hooke | 96pts Robert Parker
“Very deep, dark, dense colour with plenty of purple in the rim. The bouquet is classic Grange, loaded with toast-smoky-oaky scents of smoked-meats and toasted barrels, dried herbs adding an extra fragrance, and hints of five-spice, especially star anise. It’s very full-bodied and concentrate, powerful and long-lasting, but the tannins are beautifully crafted and supple, harmonious, and avoid any suggestion of astringency. The core of the wine is lusciously fruit-sweet and delicious, the robe of tannin complementary rather than domineering. The finish is tremendously long and satisfying. I can enjoy drinking this now: not usual with a new Grange release. A quite magnificent wine and a great Grange.” - Huon Hooke
“Strongly marked - as always - by its 100% American oak elevage, the 2017 Grange backs up the cedar and vanilla notes with ample blackberry and cassis fruit. Full-bodied, ripe and almost decadently creamy in the mouth, it’s loaded with substance, concentrated and rich, yet- in the context of Grange - relatively light and elegant-seeming on the finish. Only the seventh-ever Grange to be exclusively Shiraz, it originates from Barossa Valley (86%) and McLaren Vale (14%): Shiraz from the other growing regions in South Australia failed to make the grade this year.” - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Memorable, complex, aromatic and explosively deep, with a mix of palo santo, dark chocolate, black olive, espresso and hazelnut butter. The pure fruit at the core is a mix of ripe huckleberry, boysenberry and wild blackberry, with dense but polished tannins. Savoury notes of dried rosemary and sage, cigar box, dried apricot and sandalwood linger on the epic finish. Drink now through 2045.” - Wine Spectator
YOU’D PAY $1000 full price.
Wild Card Wine #2
Domaine la Bouche du Roi Les Trois Corneilles Merlot 2020
This producer crafts truly dazzling wines, and their 2020 is a rare rouge loaded with enough flavour to leave you speechless. A lesson in elegance, with a warm fruitiness filled with fleshy plums, and a dynamism bringing merlot to life. Full bodied, yet elegant fine, cedary tannins, this unique vineyard shows off an exceptional vintage, and is too an exceptional merlot.
YOU’D PAY $90 full price
Wild Card Wine #3
Ulithorne Paternus Shiraz 2018
McLaren Vale, SA
96pts Wine Orbit | 95pts Wine Pilot | 94pts James Halliday | Five Red Star Halliday Rated Winery | Old Vines
From the oldest vines on Ulithorne’s estate vineyard comes this dark and deep Vale shiraz. Great drainage in the sand-over-clay soil sets the stage for excellent concentration of flavour, presenting as blackberry, cherry, plum and spice. Twenty months in a mix of new and seasoned French oak rounds out the package with fine-grained tannins and a subtle cedary influence on the back palate. This is classic Vale old vine shiraz, inky and smooth, deep and complex.
YOU’D PAY $85 full price
Wild Card Wine #4
Jilyara Williams’ Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Margaret River, WA
96pts Halliday Wine Companion | 96pts Wine Pilot | 4.5 Vivino (All Vintages) | Five Star Halliday Rated Winery
This is so much more than just cabernet. Literally. Jilyara have thrown in a funky little mix of malbec and petit verdot in a very French style. Like salt and pepper and the flavours of char on a good steak, these additions are what makes this cabernet really sing. It’s deep in colour, drawing its drinker into the depths of the glass. What you’ll find in there is a full bouquet of florals, cedar, chocolate, dark berries and tinges of those toasty barrels. Magnificently constructed, super concentrated vino.
YOU’D PAY $75 full price
Wild Card Wine #5
Kilikanoon Ridgeline Shiraz 2019
Clare Valley, SA
Five Red Star Halliday Rated Winery | Mofo Fave | Single Vineyard
Kilikanoon...one of the Clare’s absolute best and one of our absolute faves. Ridgeline isn’t just a marketing term for this shiraz. The grapes are sourced from a few rows at the very top of the hill on their Morrison’s Vineyard, overlooking the town of Watervale. There’s a smidge of new oak used here, but the majority is older barrels to the tune of 15 months. This provides a bit of texture and structure while still letting that fruit sing. We found dark cherry, plum, dried herbs and licorice all wrapped up in a savoury blanket with a lengthy finish and ripe tannins. Another hit from a producer that seems to know no other way.
YOU’D PAY $65 full price
Matahiwi Estate Holly Pinot Noir 2019
94pts Wine Orbit | 5 Stars Wine Orbit | 18.5/20 Candice Chow
Matahiwi’s ‘Holly’ range continues to grow in popularity throughout the nation, and for good reason. With a swath of rich, dark forest fruits and an aromatic lift of soft cooking spices, this is a supercharged pinot for those of you after a richer, more robust style. Ready to knock back in its youth thanks to a generous fruit profile, the wine has had a major whack of French oak prior to bottling, a good 10 months and 35% new. Couple that with a core of balanced, driving acidity and you can feel very confident to lay this down for a good 5-7 years and let those ever intriguing secondary and tertiary characteristics shine through.
YOU’D PAY $55 full price
Pirramimma Heritage Limited Edition Grenache Shiraz 2020
McLaren Vale, SA
5 Star Halliday Rated Producer | Mofo Fave Producer
A great vintage and some great old vines. Pirramimma selected only the best barrels for this release, one that is sourced from low-yielding old vine vineyards in McLaren Vale. There’s brightness on the nose, exhibiting rose, raspberry, pomegranate and cherry. Have a sip and you’ll find more of the same, layered upon cranberry, nutmeg, Christmas pudding and cedary oak notes. It’s rich and savoury, ready to go now, yet structured enough for years of aging.
YOU’D PAY $50 full price
Kilikanoon Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Clare Valley, SA
94pts Wine Orbit | 5 Red Star Halliday Rated Winery | Mofo Fave Producer
“It’s immediately appealing on the nose showing blackcurrant, dark plum, thyme and warm spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate offering plump mouthfeel and smooth texture. Harmonious with generous fruit intensity, finishing lingering and juicy” - Wine Orbit
This wine needs almost no introduction. Last vintage hundreds of cases sold out in record time, and once you try it, you’ll understand why. This is legendary Clare Valley shiraz cab. Black fruit and liquorice over earthy and spicy undertones, held together with a lashing of toasty oak that melds into the wine seamlessly. It’s a classic style that changes minimally from vintage to vintage, and it’s bloody great. It’s got the same supreme freshness as a feature, with depth and darkness, and just a touch of mint. There’s no questioning the impeccable quality of this wine
YOU’D PAY $45 full price
Taltarni Vineyards Estate Shiraz 2018
98pts Winestate | 95pts Great Shiraz Challenge | Trophy World’s Greatest Shiraz, Winestate | Trophy Shiraz Wine of the Year, Winestate | Five Red Star Halliday Rated Producer
You heard it here first, this wine from Taltarni is the best shiraz in the WORLD. Or at least that’s the award it has received from not just one judgement, but two. That’s some pretty consistent feedback. The Pyrenees region might be a small drop in the sea of Victorian winemaking, but the quality is consistently higher from this region of overachievers. And we think this one’s pretty spectacular. With its shades of violets and a concentrated, fruit forward nose, a little dash of mourvèdre in the blend enhances the meaty, gamey elements, and a touch of well-handled oak gives great tannic structure. Oh my, this is not just unique. It’s glorious.
YOU’D PAY $40 full price
Haselgrove Cul Stor Shiraz Cabernets 2019
95pts Wine Orbit | 95pts Wine Showcase
It’s safe to say this wine is a ‘shoe-in’. Multiple vintages of the famous Cul Stor have rushed into our warehouse and zoomed straight back out and to your front door faster than you can say ‘shiraz blended with cab sav and a splash of cab franc’. It’s so SO popular with our thirsty mofo members. At its core, we have all the plush dark berries, plums and chocolatey goodness that you’d expect from McLaren Vale. But the blend of cabernets is what lifts this drop way above entry level, firm tannins and a liveliness on the back palate provide wonderful length and serious structure; perfect to pair with your good old fashioned Sunday roast lamb with all the trimmings.
YOU’D PAY $40 full price