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2017 Hunter Valley Semillon

Variety:  100% Semillon
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vine Age:  Planted on own roots in 1968

Tasting Notes

The elemental purity of this Semillon is drawn from our 50 year old estate vines on Hermitage Road. It beams with sensational intensity of lime and lemon, plus fine delicate perfumes and flavours of fresh cut lemongrass, white-flower, guava, and fejoa giving citrus-zest energy. Classically refined flavours, combining with a powder-like silkiness and wonderful length, define its pedigree and potential.

Drink: Now to 2028.
Food Match: Fresh oysters, and prawns.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 10.5%
pH: 3.00

Single Dozen Club
$30.00 $27.00 $24.00
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2017 Hunter Valley Chardonnay

Variety:  100% Chardonnay
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vine Age:  20+ years old

Tasting Notes

Fruit aromas of white stone fruit, yellow melon and fig, with detailed elements of  winemaking complexity interwoven to generate much more richness of perfume and textural softness and length. Chardonnay signatures remain paramount revealing elements of nectarine, honeydew, and pineapple, all giving crisp energetic line and length. Fine vanilla oak-spices sit beautifully in the background, and sur-lees creaminess, adding beautiful personality and harmony in equal measure.

Drink: Now to 2024.
Food Match: Shellfish, poultry dishes, and soft cheeses.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.0%
pH: 3.31

Single Dozen Club
$35.00 $31.50 $28.00
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2017 McKelvey Chardonnay

Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Hunter Valley
Vineyard: McKelvey Vineyard
Vine Age: Planted in 1998


Please note: this wine is due for release on the 1st of April, and will be available for shipping from the 4th of April 2018.

Tasting Notes

This is the our first release of Chardonnay from this fantastic hillside vineyard on Deasys Road, Pokolbin. The site has North-Westerly sun exposure for late afternoon sun, as well as powdery limestone underneath ‘Terra Rossa’ clay loam soil; the result is flavour, balance and length that marry seamlessly with quality new and one year old French oak. The aromas are bold and potent with expressive nectarine and pineapple, plus musky perfumes of orange blossom enmeshed with leesy/hazelnut richness, well-balanced oak spice and wispy hints of sea-spray. Flavours are silky-soft with powerful citrus fruit that is smooth and vibrant with terrific length, sitting on a leesy cushion of creamy yoghurt and ripe fig flavours. The finish has a touch of subtle wood smoke, fine mandarin and saline dryness. 155 doz made.

Drink: 2019 to 2025.
Food Match: Pan seared scallops, seafood, or poultry.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.2%
pH: 3.16

Single Dozen Club
$40.00 $40.00 $32.00
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2017 Marsanne

Variety: 100% Marsanne
Region: Hunter Valley
Vine Age: Planted on own roots in 1968

Tasting Notes

The colour of this Marsanne is electric - a strong straw hue with flecks of green as it catches the light. The nose has delicate white flowers, candle wax, cantaloupe and honeyed fresh-cut apple. The palate has wonderful depth and flavour, yellow and white stone fruits intertwined with the plush, creamy autolysis of sur-lees oak ageing. The focus and energy of the wine is outstanding, the peach, honeydew melon, apricot and white mushroom flavours layer around a beam of lemon curd and bright, white stone-fruit that holds in the mouth impressively with silken texture. 60 dozen made. Hand bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Drink: Now to 2028.
Food Match: Serve with soft cheese.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 12.2%
pH: 3.15

Single Dozen Club
$75.00 $75.00 $60.00
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2017 Epogée

Variety: 40% Marsanne | 38% Viognier | 22% Roussanne
Region: Hunter Valley | Hilltops

Tasting Notes

Epogée has a charming aromatic signature - rich musk and jasmine perfumes fill the glass from the first to the last moment, with bold nectarine/golden peach juiciness at its core. The palate is all about plushness and texture, with this riot of ripe fruits combining to create strong velvet depth, and deliciously soft bees-waxy mouthfeel. The extra dominance of Marsanne and Roussanne in the blend delivers macadamia-like creaminess, and fine French oak bookmarks everything with seamless complexity. One year of bottle age is highly recommended to allow Epogée to show it's true magic.

Drink: 2018 to 2022
Food Match: Gnocchi, pasta, or seafood

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.21

Single Dozen Club
$40.00 $40.00 $32.00
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2017 PERDIEM Pinot Gris

Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Region: Premium vineyard areas in New South Wales Australia

Tasting Notes

The true varietal characters of musk and green apple offer bright, refreshing aromas lifting out of the glass. Nutty spice and the waxy textures of macadamia and barley carry through on the palate with the fruit flavours of white peach, pear and lime zest. A lovely balance of fruit and exotic spice that complements a wide variety of foods and appeals instantly.

Drink: Now.
Food Match: Most foods.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 12.5%
pH: 3.33

Single Dozen Club
$23.00 $20.70 $18.40
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2017 PERDIEM Off-Dry Semillon

Variety:  100% Semillon
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vine Age:  Planted on own roots in 1968

Tasting Note

Pure Semillon taken in a new direction, retaining grape fruit sweetness shaped by a bright, clean finish. The perfumes lift with the zesty aromas of Tahitian lime blossom, ripe lemons & fresh cut pear. Palate flavours are crisp and refreshing with sweet citrus brightness, ripe fig and nashi pear juiciness, a refreshing gentle acidity with a fine satiny length. Serve chilled. Ideal serving temperature: 6-8 degrees.

Drink: Now.
Food Match: Spicy Asian dishes, semi soft cheese with a fresh fruit plate.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 9.4%
pH: 3.23

Single Dozen Club
$23.00 $20.70 $18.40
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2017 PERDIEM Rosé

Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Hunter Valley

Tasting Notes

This Rosé has beautiful colours of rose-petal red and soft blue, with a bright highlights of salmon pink and orange. Very pretty aromas of strawberry and cherries fill the glass, while elegant red fruit flavours - like raspberry and ripe watermelon - give juicy richness throughout its long palate. Lovely savoury texture goes hand-in-hand with soft acidity, providing a bright, refreshing balance.

Drink: Now.
Food Match: Chicken, pork belly, and salads.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 12.2%
pH: 3.3

Single Dozen Club
$23.00 $20.70 $18.40
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2016 Forres Blend

Variety: Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) | Hilltops Merlot (13%) | Hunter Cabernet Franc (13%) | Hunter Shiraz (4%)
Region: Hilltops | Hunter Valley

Tasting Notes

Inky Cabernet Sauvignon dominates providing black fruit layered complexity and natural tannin depth. Merlot shows vibrant fresh mulberry and mint aromas with gentle plummy softness on the palate, velvet harmony and subtle black-cherry roundness. Cabernet Franc chimes in later giving beautiful lavender-like fragrance, in partership with a touch of Shiraz, contributing structural red-cherry lift complete this blend.

Drink: Now to 2027.
Food Match: Lamb, venison, beef, or charcuterie.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 15.1%
pH: 3.43

Single Dozen Club
$42.00 $37.80 $33.60
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2016 Hunter Valley Shiraz Viognier

Variety:  Shiraz (95%) | Viognier (5%)
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vine Age:  40+ years old

Tasting Notes

From a single vineyard, this wine has a dark and broody masculine character. Co-fermenting 5% Viognier with 95% Shiraz generates a magical combination of gentle dark fruit and floral perfume aromas of rose-petal and warm dark spice. Dense blood plum and black cherry concentration harmonise with a silky soft milk chocolate texture and flavour length. Fine French oak spice completes the palate weaving beautifully with gentle fine vanillin elements. This is a medium bodied Shiraz with loads of style and charm.

Drink: Now to 2022.
Food Match: Slow cooked meats, pizza, or risotto.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.41

Single Dozen Club
$36.00 $32.40 $28.80
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2016 Tawarri Shiraz

Variety:  100% Shiraz
Region:  Upper Hunter Valley


Please note: this wine is due for release on the 1st of April, and will be available for shipping from the 4th of April 2018.

Tasting Notes

The fruit for this wine is sourced from a very unique site, which at 550m above sea level is the highest altitude vineyard in the Hunter Valley. This elevation and continental climate lead to cooler-climate aromatics, expressing violet and bramble with hints of eucalypt. These dark, aromatically tantalising fragrances point to this wine's power. Indeed, Flavours are palate saturating with terrific clarity, texture and creamy depth; the richness is liquorice-like and richly packed with plush purplish fruits, plus
chocolatey soft tannins that glide invitingly along in tight and centered focus. There is a wisp of stalky freshness adding to the finish, complete with a final assertion of gentle powdery firmness. This wine is a real statement of the vineyard's pedigree, expressing beautiful balance and structure ideal for cellaring beyond 15 years.

Drink: 2019 to 2038.
Food Match: Beef, lamb or kangaroo.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.46

Single Dozen Club
$48.00 $43.20 $38.40
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2016 Vanguard

Variety:  100% Shiraz
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vineyard: Bainton Vineyard

Tasting Notes

The blackness of this wine is ever-present, evident in not only the palate and the nose, but the colour in the glass is an inky purple-black as well. Aromatics follow this theme of broody darkness, deep aromas of black cherry, liquorice, currant and anise swirl with cold-drip coffee freshness. The muscularity of this wine is ever-present on the palate, a melange of surly black fruits and black peppery spices wrapping smoothly around the generous understory of velvety tannins. The foundation flavours are terrific, with lashings of brown cinnamon oak-spice power, adding even more length of flavour and harmony to this already flavour packed youngster.

Drink: Now to 2026.
Food Match: Lamb, beef, or venison.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.21

Single Dozen Club
$55.00 $55.00 $44.00
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2012 'THE KESTER' SHIRAZ

Variety: Shiraz (99%) | Viognier (1%)
Region: Hunter Valley, single heritage listed vineyard
Vine Age: Planted on own roots in 1923


Please note: this wine is due for release on the 1st of April, and will be available for shipping from the 4th of April 2018.

Tasting Notes

This medium bodied Kester has wonderful drive and energy, revealing superb details on a long silken palate.
The nature of this Vintage has generated beautifully expressive flavours – sweet black cherry, Morello cherry, and rich plum signatures; hints of olive tapenade and Mediterranean herbs, lavender and thyme, add persistence, becoming more majestic with time in the glass. Tannins are sublimely satiny and gentle, with fine French oak marrying seamlessly with the savoury soft tannins from the grape.
Each of these aromas and flavours reveal themselves in stages, each an extraordinary step in harmony and balance.
The fantastic fruit drive and youthful colour of this release point to potential for aging another 10 years, however the silky –smooth tannins make this an excellent wine to drink now. 
Drink 2018 to 2028. Food Match; beef brisket, roasted meats and vegetables.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.51

Single Dozen Club
$75.00 $75.00 $60.00
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2014 'THE DOCTOR' SHIRAZ

'The Doctor' is the zenith of our Shiraz winemaking, a selection of 100% Hunter Valley Shiraz barrels from exemplary batches, and made in only the most outstanding vintages. My father, Dr. Harold William Tulloch, is a viticultural scientist who has in so many ways shaped the course of my life and career - this wine is made and named in his honour.

Tasting Notes

The wine's colour displays a youthful purple rim over deep, inky red black. Aromatically, this wine is super dark and dense, with fully ripe black fruit crammed into every niche; hints of cinnamon, mocha, fresh nutmeg and clove sway over the fruit core - but these recede with breathing as the black fruit power punches through with a rapid ascension, building with stronger perfumed concentration of sweet liquorice, blackcurrant and cola.

In every way this aromatic intensity is matched on the palate, with opulent richness from start to finish, and flavours that are phenomenally energetic and long. Black cherry and liquorice command with delicious spicy depth, plus the savoury support of red cherry, cranberry and black olive. For all it's broody, dense flavour, this wine is a gentle giant - enormous concentration with equally lavish oak spices, regally poised amongst ripe, fine grained, satiny soft tannins. A sinewy, muscular powerhouse of flavour that will cellar beautifully for many years.

It is so wonderfully complete.

Drink: Now to 2034.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.35

Single Dozen Club
$150.00 $150.00 $120.00
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2015 Botrytis Semillon

Variety:  100% Semillon
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vineyard: John Tulloch

Tasting Notes

Bright golden yellow, with vibrant green freshness, this delicious dessert-style wine shows beautifully concentrated citrus-fruits, showing the zesty freshness of cumquat and the aromatic fullness of candied clementine, plus hints of apricot, flower-blossom/nectar, and vanilla.
Flavours are velvety and mouth-filling, with lush super-ripe sweetness balanced by bright acidity, giving zesty cumquat-like freshness and length. Eight months in barrel has contributed extra elements of spice, a silky flavour softness and sweeter oak mouth-feel onto the finish. Delightful 'crème brulee' toffee characters will develop into the future, adding more depth, complexity, charm and richness as the wine matures.

Drink: Within 5 – 7 years.
Food Match: Creamy blue cheese, or crème brulee.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 10.5%
pH: 3.33
Residual sugar: 155 g/l

Single Dozen Club
$38.00 $38.00 $30.40
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The Family Collection

'The Family Collection' is sold as a three pack in a wooden collector's box. It contains:

    •    1x 2014 'The Kester' - The flagship of Keith Tulloch Wine, my own interpretation of the ultimate Hunter Shiraz
    •    1x 2014 'The Doctor' - A barrel selection made for my father, Dr. Harry Tulloch, named in his honour.
    •    1x 2014 'The Wife' - Created entirely in the style and taste which my wife, Amanda, loves.


Since 1998 I have made ‘The Kester’ Shiraz, our flagship release, in a style that very much expresses my own experience, methodology and taste. Decades of making Hunter Valley Shiraz, and learned methods from great Rhône vignerons, has culminated in my signature wine from a single vineyard in Broke Fordwich.

‘The Doctor’ Shiraz is a wine that is dedicated to my father and mentor, Dr. Harold William Tulloch. It was a great privilege to taste through my finest Shiraz barrels from an outstanding harvest with Harry, and make a wine that truly captured his taste and his character. This wine isn’t just made in his image; it reminds me of him.

Experimental ferments of Shiraz have always been a part of our winemaking, particularly with high concentrations of co-fermented Viognier. Finding the right balance and technique to craft ‘The Wife’, a wonderfully aromatic Shiraz-Viognier with chocolate soft tannins, very much vindicated these trials. The result genuinely captures the feminine charm of my wife, Amanda. It’s her favourite red.



Single Dozen Club
$330.00 $330.00 $264.00
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The Field of Mars Collection

This pack contains six unique Field of Mars Single Vineyard Hunter Valley wines in a collector's wooden box. This collection epitomises the highest quality with limited bottles produced of each variety, Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz. Selected from precise sub sections of our best vineyard blocks these wines show outstanding varietal expression and true historical & regional identity.

2 x Block 2A Semillon 2014
2 x Block 6 Chardonnay 2014
2 x Block 1 Shiraz 2013

Tasting Notes

Block 2A  Semillon 2014
Terrific focus showing classic lime and lemon zest with juicy power. Aromas are extraordinary : packed around this pure zesty core are flashes of lemon-curd, guava, and pineapple, all beaming equally, like facets of a clear-cut-diamond. The palate is so energetic, full of linear quartz brightness at this young stage, with the delicate fruit texture running to clean minerally acids with hints of chalk, combining with a final flair of lemongrass-and-wintergreen-like herbaceousness giving a crisp, long, finish. This youngster is a flawless gem, showing the ideal fine presence and pedigree for great cellaring beyond 15 years.


Block 6 Chardonnay 2014
The 50 year old Chardonnay vines have generated such positive opulence of powerful and fully-ripe yellow/golden fruit, abounding with fully-ripe nectarine, melon, and peach, all packed in with superb ripe expression and harmony. Produced by whole-bunch pressing, the fruit core remains elegant and refined, held in poise by bright (stalky) astringency onto the finish. As these flavours glide along, the subtle velvety texture of barrel ferment begins to build, and wonderfully complex highlights of musk-stick, and creamed corn, fill out the flavours as the wine breathes. This Chardonnay is already showing so much charm, but has serious potential for cellaring beyond 10 years.

Block 1 Shiraz 2013
The fruit from this block is always our gentle giant – enormously rich and complex, crammed with the old-vine Hunter Shiraz intensity of fresh black cherry, dark black-chocolate, plus currant, prune, and quince. The primary fruit power is matched by deluxe French oak, adding layer upon layer of fine perfumed cedar and vanilla, over background hints of clove and polished leather.The palate is equally compelling, with expansive, fully-ripe fruit reinforced by deep, velvety soft tannins: cassis and chocolate-cake and X-mas spices from the start to a very long, satisfying finish.
With decanting, this wine lifts another notch, as the oak spices lift enough to clearly reveal the magnitude of solid black-fruits, and the tannins hold their ground with gentle firm grip. 2013 was a very good Vintage for Hunter Shiraz – not as ample and deep as 2011 or 2014, but this wine is a classic – with great balance and complexity that keeps on giving. Ideal cellaring 15 years and beyond.

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