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From The Wine Vault Lunch at The Smith Prahran

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Every wine connoisseur knows where the most rare, most exclusive, greatest tasting, and most expensive wines are kept -The Vault.

On Sunday 14 June, Wine Tasting Events invites you to experience their most exclusive wine lunch to date - 'From the Wine Vault Lunch' at The Smith.

Over a luxurious 3 course lunch menu designed and prepared by a top chef, 12 guests will have the rare opportunity to taste 9 extraordinary wines from the personal collection of Top Australian Wines.

Step into The Vault and savour:

  • 2004 Mons Rubra Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Pinot Noir (Macedon, VIC)

    Tasting Notes: 100% pinot grapes grown from the ancient MV6 clone, this well balanced sparkling pinot is full bodied, creamy and rich and fills the palate with subtle layers of fruit.


    Succulent Yellow Fin Tuna with Avocado, Sprign Onions, Ginger and Soy.

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  • 2007 McLeish Estate Semillon (Hunter Valley, NSW)

    Tasting Notes: The Semillon colour shows off luminous greens. With a distinctive Hunter lemongrass/straw aromas as a young wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures a long length to distinct elegant finish, combined with lively lingering, generous palate. Excellent acid structure, long flavours of lime and apple blossom. Perfect in its youth and a wine that will bottle age gracefully. 97 POINTS – HALLIDAY

  • 2007 Bodegas Enguera Megala (Spain)

    Tasting Notes: The intense aroma is spicy fruit flavours of ripe red and dark berries.The palate is concentrated with lots of ripe fruit.Very smooth with good acidity. Grippy, bitter, and chocolatey tannins that last a long time.


    Wagyu Porterhouse (Marble score 7) with Miso & roasted garlic Fraiche.

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  • 2006 Peregrine Ridge Limited Release Shiraz (Heathcote, VIC)

    Tasting Notes: In a class by itself.

    Colour: Dark red to garnet with purple to garnet hue.

    Nose: Spicy with hints of cinnamon and a touch of eucalypt and tart raspberries leading to dark cherries, blackberries, dark plums and mulberries. There is an integrated mix of spice and savoury oak, with dark chocolate undertones.

    Palate: Rich dark plums, dark cherries and blackberries dominate the palate, with superbly integrated oak providing the length and persistence that is the hallmark of this wine style. The front palate provides a spicy introduction to a long and persistent after palate with developed, silky tannins and a dark chocolate finish.

    This is a medium to full bodied wine.

  • 1998 Riddoch Estate Shiraz (Coonawarra, SA)

    Tasting Notes: Medium red-purple; the bouquet has some spicy/leathery notes in varietal mode, the palate with pleasant, soft dark cherry and spicy fruit. Minimal oak.

  • 2012 Passing Clouds "The Angel"

    Tasting Notes: The Angel '12 is the second vintage that has been made with 100% Cabernet sauvignon fruit. Spending 18 months in French oak this Bordeaux style Cabernet shows great fruit intensity. Colour: Medium red – purple colour, spicy blackcurrant aromas flow into the palate where the fruit meets well with the elegant tannin structure representative of the style. 96 POINTS HALLIDAY

  • 2006 Pertaringa "Over The Top" Shiraz (McLaren Vale, SA)

    Tasting Notes: Intense nose of mint and black pepper followed by distinctive Shiraz flavours, including blackberry and mulberry. A full flavoured style exhibiting luscious sweet berry fruit on the palate rounded off by hints of milk chocolate and under-scored by savoury notes. The oak used in this wine is well integrated, and fine silky tannins indicate the excellent cellaring capabilities of this wine. 93 POINTS HALLIDAY


    Cabot Cloth Bound Cheddar, Quince Puree & Candied Walnuts.

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  • 2007 David Franz Alternative View "Pirate Strength" Shiraz (Baroosa, SA)

    Tasting Notes: A treasure to behold.

    Colour: Brooding deep rich red Purple with a dense black core

    Nose: Intense Red and Black summer berries laced with cherries over liquorice and cedar box with smoky yeasty undertones

    Palate: Initial black currants liquorice and an explosion of ripe raspberry ably supported by rich deep Satsuma plum brooding below.

    The middle palate starts with Chocolate over cigar box that volatilises cleanly to reveal deep yeasty black tea and shiitake mushrooms.

    The Assertive acid and firm yet velvety tanning gives a palate that lingers on and on.

  • 2009 Izway "Don" Shiraz (Barossa, SA)

    Tasting Notes: True Barossa wine. Old vine, intense fruit spectrum, concentrated and stylish. Shows balance and harmony. Strong tannin profile and balance. A lovely wine that shows good Barossa wine done well.

  • Don't miss out on your one chance to enjoy 3 courses and 9 Vault-worthy rare wines!

    The all inclusive price for this dining experience is $179 per person.

    Places are strictly limited: to reserve your seat, please call 9500 9307 or click here and follow the prompts.

    Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements can be catered for, but Martin must be notified one week prior to the event. Please notify Martin at or call 9500 9307 to inform him of your dietary requirements.

    For more information on this upcoming event, please visit Wine Tasting Events.

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    When: Sunday 14 June, starting at 1:00PM
    Where: The Smith, 213 High Street, Prahran
    Cost: $179 per person which includes a 3 course sumptuous meal matched with 9 extraordinary wines
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