Learn More About the Finest Red Wines at the Hamper Emporium

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted:27 June 2017 

Many Australian Christmas hampers at the Hamper Emporium contain a nice bottle of red wine. These bottles of red wine are usually obtained from some of the finest wine labels in the world, so one of our Australian Christmas hampers with a nice bottle of red will surely please wine connoisseurs and collectors. Do you want to learn more about the red wines in our Australian Christmas hampers? Read our overview below to discover all you need to know!

What Can You Tell Me About the 2014 Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz?

The Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz is a part of the Robert Oatley Signature Series. Wines from the Robert Oatley Signature Series are created to impress, so be sure to pick one of our Australian Christmas hampers containing this bottle of red wine.

2014 Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz from our collection of Australian Christmas hampers could be described as a tribute to shiraz excellence. The shiraz is created by famous winemaking talent Larry Cherubino, who has more than forty years of winemaking experience.

To ensure an optimal palate and aroma for the 2014 Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz, Robert Oatley winemakers let this wine mature for 10 months in specialised French oaks casks. The wine is also made from fruit obtained in Blewitt Springs, so wine lovers can expect one of the most opulent shiraz releases ever created.

Since this is an exquisite release that does not lose its vibrancy or brightness throughout the blend, we certainly recommend this wine for a collector, connoisseur or red wine lover. The wine goes great on its own, but also with some nice Italian dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese.

What Can You Tell Me About the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz?

Another red wine you can find at the Hamper Emporium is the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz. This wine draws a lot of inspiration from the French Rhone Valley, and this has certainly paid dividend!

The 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz is characterised by an inky appearance, which has some purple hues running throughout the wine. The bold appearance of this wine is beautifully matched by a vibrant aroma, mainly provided by hints of blueberries, red berries and violets.

Naturally, the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz has some complexity that makes this wine worthwhile for connoisseurs and collectors. The complexity starts with the aroma, because in addition to the fruity aroma we already mentioned, connoisseurs will also detect some cured meat notes, cracked black pepper and dark olives.

The palate of the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz is delightfully complex too. It follows the aroma of the shiraz flawlessly, displaying intense flavours such as red fruits, dark savoury pepper and cardamom spices. The palate of the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz also has some integrated oak and a savoury finish; this makes it easier to combine the shiraz with numerous foods.

If you are looking to combine the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz with some gourmet foods, the Cape Mentelle winery recommends combining the wine with a cherry glazed duck magret and freshly roasted baby vegetables.

Not only wine connoisseurs and red wine lovers will appreciate the 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz, because collectors can cellar this exquisite shiraz for more than ten years. So, if this is a shiraz release that you believe your recipient will appreciate, be sure to add one of our hampers with the Cape Mentelle Shiraz to your shopping cart today!

Which Gourmet Hampers Contain Red Wine at the Hamper Emporium?

As you may know already, the Hamper Emporium offers many gift hampers with a nice red wine. If you have been looking for the perfect red wine hamper, be sure to read on, because we are about to disclose our finest red wine hampers below!

The Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper

One of the first hampers you should consider for a wine collector or a wine connoisseur is the Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper. The Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper contains an exquisite Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz, but also numerous gourmet snacks that are beautifully paired with this excellent red wine.

The Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper contains numerous gourmet treats from well-established Australian gourmet brands. One of these brands is Baylies Epicurean Delights, an Australian gourmet manufacturer known for the use of local ingredients and the superior quality of all their products.

Our Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper also contains some delicious tapenades from Gourmet Regional. These tapenades could be a great topping for crackers, which are also present in this gift hamper, but they also go well with a delicious cheese selection.

The Chocolates & Red Hamper

Hamper Emporium’s Chocolates & Red Hamper should also be on the top of your considerations list. The Chocolates & Red Hamper contains the exquisite 2013 Cape Mentelle Shiraz, beautifully complemented with finger-licking chocolates from some of the world’s finest chocolate brands.

Inside the Chocolates & Red Hamper, customers can find two beautiful chocolate selections from Butlers Irish Chocolates. Butlers Irish Chocolates are an excellent choice for chocolate lovers, because the creaminess and outstanding flavour of these chocolates are unmatched by any other brand.

 Still, if you are in the mood for something a little more adventurous, then you can also count on a chocolate square from Willie’s Cacao. To make their chocolates, Willie’s Cacao only uses exotic cacao beans and unique flavour combinations, which makes this chocolate square the personal favourite of many adventurous chocolate lovers.

Can I Find Other Wines at the Hamper Emporium?

The Hamper Emporium has an exquisite selection of wine, so you can find more options than the wines we described already. In addition to red wine, customers can also find white wine, champagne, rosé and more. So, there is certainly no shortage of hampers for wine connoisseurs and collectors.

Do you need some advice on your gift choice? Or do you require some information on any of our products? Please contact the Hamper Emporium for more information today.