Wednesday 19th JUNE 2019


Our June tasting features something different – an opportunity to try Australian wines from five different
regions. Robert Oatley Vineyards, created in 2006 from a family business, draws on long-term partnerships with a host of select growers across a diverse range of climatic regions. Their director of wine-making is amongst the most travelled humans there is, driving thousands of kilometres throughout the growing season to oversee vineyard management from Mudgee in NSW to Margaret River in Western Australia.

We have selected wines from the company's Signature range that uses key classic varieties from the best Oz regions. Margaret River will provide a Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay from the award-winning 2016 vintage. Our third white wine will also be from Western Australia,
but features a 2017 Riesling from the up-and-coming vGreat Southern vineyards: cooler, and ideally suited to grow this super variety. Our reds start with another Margaret River example – Cabernet Sauvignon, grown around the Wilyabrup area, aged in French oak for 10 months. Moving to South Australia, we shall taste the classic G/S/M blend sourced from the southern part of
McLaren Vale. Yarra Valley in Victoria has gained a top reputation for Pinot Noir, and Oatley's 2016 should show us why. Our final pairing brings us back to South Oz and matches two Shiraz 2016s – one from Barossa, the other from McLaren Vale, a real spice-fest to end our journey across this vast land.

We are extremely fortunate to have Katie Macauley, Robert Oatley's UK-based business development manager to guide us through the tasting, and to give us some insights into the Oatley philosophies.

Tickets are available on application – *Members £35, guests £40.  Concessionary rates for eligible members will apply if requested in advance.

The tasting, to be held on WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE 2019, will be at the BOOT & FLOGGER, 10/20 REDCROSS WAY, LONDON, SE1 1TA.  We shall aim to start proceedings at around 6.30pm.

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Tasting Etiquette

Although our tastings are social events, members seek to improve their wine knowledge.

Please therefore remain quiet whilst the lecturer is speaking. There will be a time for discussion before the next wine is poured.