This is arguably Australia's finest sparkling wine, a complex, nutty and mature bubbly that oozes class and finishes with a lovely crisp acidity. You won't do better over the holiday period than this intense blend of chardonnay and pinot noir. $60.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Clare Valley winemaker Tim Adams is a master of making dry rieslings and this proves he's no slouch with dessert styles either. It has pronounced fruit sweetness along with some delicious floral and lemon/lime characters and a nice acid finish. $20.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The 2007 semillons from the Hunter Valley were of stellar quality and this is one of the best - fresh, lively and citrusy with delightful balance and structure, finishing dry on the palate. Given time in the bottle it will develop toasty characters. $19.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A recent visit to Cape Mentelle underlined the high quality across the range. This is the style of wine every household needs a case of; it has wonderful balance, and is an atypical Australian red given its softness and elegance. Wonderful drinking. $30.