A terrific shiraz from one of the best Gippsland wineries. It is bright, has lovely rounded fruit flavours, balance and delicious cool-climate spice. Full-flavoured and mouthfilling despite coming from young vines. $28.
How do they do it for the price? Balnaves make several more expensive reds than this, but it's hard to beat when it comes to price/quality ratio. Evocative aromas and lashings of berry/chocolate and oak on the palate. Flavoursome and delicious. $19.
Yarrabank is a joint venture between Champagne house Devaux and Yering Station. As you'd expect, the end result is top notch. There's a complex nose, followed by tight, focused fruit on a delicately structured palate. Delicious! $35.
An outstanding cabernet merlot blend from the ever-reliable Petaluma winery - with just a dash of petit verdot and malbec added. Better than a lot of Bordeauxs with its ripe fruit flavours combined with elegance and structure. Beautiful! $65.