Still looking for some awesome last minute Gift ideas or stocking stuffers? We have you covered, from our fave tipples to some amazing tech finds.
- Christmas in a bottle: Starward’s new Tawny Cask ($119)
To create the limited-edition Tawny cask expression, Starward matured its signature single malt whisky in Tawny fortified wine barrels. Each barrel was a
smaller 100L octave size which provides an extra fullbodied taste. Starward wanted a balance of character so opted for fresh Tawny barrels from Yalumba for vibrant fruity flavours, then charred Tawny barrels from SA Cooperage to add toasty oak complexity. With notes of raisin, brown sugar, fig and dried orange, it’s the ultimate whisky for Christmas time.
- Summer sipper: Kim Crawford Chardonnay ($22)
The ultimate summer aperitif, Kim Crawford Chardonnay features notes of tropical fruits and pineapple complimented with a creamy texture and hints of butterscotch and lemon meringue pie. Approachable and full-bodied, this flavoursome wine is sure to excite your guests’ taste buds and spread the Christmas cheer!
- For the hard to buy for: 2017 Hardys HRB Cabernet Sauvignon ($34.99)
Take the stress out of shopping for friends who have everything by gifting a wine from an Australian label synonymous with quality and class – 2017 Hardys HRB Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays a beautiful bouquet of lifted mulberries, violets and blackberries with hints of musk, tobacco leaf and cinnamon spice, alongside a complex and layered palate of red and dark fruits. No doubt a welcomed addition to the wine rack ahead of Christmas celebrations, this drop will excite even the most notoriously hard-to-buy-for. Available from major retailers nationally.
- Secret Santa Saviour: Mateus Rosé ($15)
Fresh, seductive, with an intense bouquet of flavours – the shapely eye-catching bottle of Mateus Rosé is reason enough to include it on your Christmas table. The slightly sparkling wine has a soft, fizzy finish and pairs perfectly with anything light including grills and salads. Available at major retailers and independent stores nationally.
- Luxury lover: Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz 2017 ($250.00)
When only the best will do, or it’s time to impress the in-laws, a bottle of Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz 2017 will do jolly fine. With its striking deep purple hue, amazingly intense red and black fruits combine with spice to create a beautiful and complex aroma. The powerful fruits come to the fore, with perfect acid and tannin balance providing an exhilarating intensity and length. Available at major retailers and independent stores nationally.
- Tech Geek: Arteor with Netatmo Starter Kit ($489)
The best choice for the techie homebody, Arteor with Netatmo will mean they can holler at their TV to play a movie, remotely control lights in the home or blast their favourite playlist. A collection of smart switches and sockets, Arteor with Netatmo will also allow the user to monitor their energy consumption keeping them up-to-date in real time from their smartphone. All items available from leading hardware stores nationally. Visit www.hpm.com.au to locate a retailer.
- Social Butterfly: HPM Wireless Charging Station ($93)
Receive phone calls, browse Instagram or watch TV in total freedom from cables or adaptors for Qi-certified smartphones. Perfect for the home, office or bedside tables, the HPM Wireless Charging Station can be built into a benchtop or plugged into a wall socket or USB port. All items available from leading hardware stores nationally. Visit www.hpm.com.au to locate a retailer.
Happy Shopping &
Merry Christmas from RH