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2020 ASEG Wine Offer

The ASEG SA/NT Branch is pleased to be able to present the following wines to ASEG members. These wines were found by the tasting panel to be enjoyable drinking and excellent value. The price of each wine includes GST and bulk delivery to a distribution point in each
capital city in early December. Stocks of these wines are limited and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this is a non-profit activity carried out by the ASEG SA/NT Branch committee only for ASEG members. The prices have been specially negotiated with the wineries and are not available through commercial outlets. Compare prices if you wish but you must not disclose them to commercial outlets.

Chain of Ponds 2020 Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc

Sourced from 5 vineyards in the southern Adelaide Hills and carefully blended. With colour of a very pale green straw, green hue with brilliant clarity. An intensely aromatic bouquet of gooseberry, lychee and paw paw with lifted hints of lemon meringue pie with passionfruit, all integrated with subtle hints of fresh pea pods and nuances of cucumber. The 2020 Black Thursday is lively and vibrant with an intense fruit driven palate of citrus, gooseberry and tropical notes are supported by subtle grassiness. Balanced focused acidity with a soft voluptuous mouthfeel, and subtle fruit sweetness. The Chain of Ponds 2020 Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc has exceptional length and
intensity made for enjoying young. Perfectly suited to a lazy afternoon in the sun.

Maxwell Wines Little Demon Envious N.V. Sparkling

Named after the Scottish physicist James Maxwell’s hypothetical intelligent gatekeeper, the ‘Little Demon’, illustrated in the thought experiment about the possibility of violating the second law of thermodynamics. Combined with a simple play on words ‘Envious’ to represent this NV Sparkling, or ‘NVS’ for short. This NVS has a composition of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit which provides this Sparkling wine with citrus flavours that illuminates the palate and provides the wine with freshness. A bright pale straw colour with aromas of fresh green apple and citrus effervesce. Delicate creamy yeast characters which bring style and complexity, while a subtle melon note plays in the background. The Maxwell Wines Little Demon NVS has good length with a pleasantly dry finish and is wine made for celebration, to be enjoyed now.

2018 Nietschke Jack Shiraz

The 2018 vintage was superb, a true classical Barossa vintage. Great Uncle Jack would be proud as this is a modern Shiraz with a twist. There’s a little something extra with a dash of Petite Sirah added for complexity. The Nietschke 2018 Jack Shiraz is a deep red colour with purple hues, that’s very uplifting with inviting aromas of chocolate cake, plum, cinnamon, roses and a hint of toasty mocha oak. The palate is full-bodied with rich dark fruits. It is generous, mouth-filling and beautifully balanced. Along with red and black fruits are subtle oak barrel notes giving complexity and dimension. Tannins are mild and well-integrated adding structure without obtrusion. A lengthy finish completes this wine. This is a fine Barossa Shiraz that will cellar gracefully in the medium term.


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