Rarer Than Unicorn – A Tasting of Rare Australian Wines

WineAlign presents an exclusive tasting of highly acclaimed and rare wines on October 8, 2014. 

This exclusive tasting will showcase highly acclaimed (including 10 wines rated over 95 pts!) and rare wines from Australia. Alto Vino is the importer of some of Australia and New Zealand’s best wines. They are from numerous producers and all punch above their weight in terms of quality versus price. With the small production of many of the wines, some are rarely ever opened for public tasting. Dumangin Champagne will also be showcased with four cuvee’s available.

There will be approximately 25 wines being poured, most of them retail for over $50 AUD down under. You have the opportunity to try all of them for $50 CDN, all in.

We’re excited about the collection.  Here are comments about just one of the wine being poured, the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier:

– “Some argue this is Australia’s greatest red wine, it is certainly one of the greatest Shirazs” – The Wall Street Journal

– “An icon wine, one of the best in Australia” – James Halliday

– “One of the most important advances in the development of Australian Shiraz since the release of 1952 Penfolds Grange Hermitage” – Andrew Caillard, MW

All wines tasted will be available for private ordering at great prices. This is a walk-around tasting event at Crush Wine Bar on King St in Toronto. A selection of hors d’oeuvres, including cheese and charcuterie platters will be served.  WineAlign’s David Lawrason will also be in attendance.

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Wines being sampled include:


Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2012 (97 points James Halliday)
Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2012 (95 points James Halliday)
Clonakilla O’riada Shiraz 2012 (95 points James Halliday)

Rob Dolan True Colours Chardonnay 2012 (89 points James Halliday)
Rob Dolan White Label Pinot 2012 (94 points James Halliday)

By Farr Chardonnay 2012 (96 points James Halliday)
By Farr Tout Pres Pinot 2010 (96 points James Halliday)
By Farr Farrside Pinot 2011 (97 points James Halliday)

Farr Rising Chardonnay 2009 (95 points James Halliday)
Farr Rising Geelong Pinot 2010 (96 points James Halliday)
Farr Rising Saignee(Pinot Rose) 2013 (93 points Winefront)

Philip Shaw Idiot Shiraz 2012 (new release)
Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet 2011 (new release)

Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock 2010 (96 points Jeremy Oliver)
Kalleske Pirathon Shiraz 2012 (95 points James Halliday)

Dumangin La Cuvée 17 (93 points Tyson Stelzer, 91 points Wine Enthusiast)
Dumangin Le Rosé 1er Cru (94 points Tyson Stelzer)
Dumangin Le Vintage 2004 (92 points Wine Enthusiast)
Dumangin L’Extra-Brut 1er Cru (93 points Tyson Stelzer, 90 pts Wine Enthusiast)

12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2013
12,000 Miles Pinot Gris 2014
12,000 Miles Pinot Noir 2013


Event Details:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Location: Crush Wine Bar (455 King St W, Toronto)
Time:  5:30 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: $50 (includes all taxes and fees)

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About Crush Wine Bar:

Located in Toronto’s trendy King West entertainment district, CRUSH Wine Bar offers a blend of casual fine food and winning wines in a vibrant atmosphere. From organic meat, fresh fruits and vegetables from surrounding local farms, Executive Chef Trista Sheen constructs a menu rooted in the French style but highlighted with continental flair. Sommelier Tiffany Jamieson-Horne is on hand to guide guests through the extensive wine collection to enhance the flavours of Chef Sheens’ simple yet stunning dishes.

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