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.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Pfeiffer 2007 Ensemble
What a great picnic wine! This rosé-style blend from north-east Victoria offers sweet berry fruit flavours with just a hint of spice, and a crisp, clean finish. A wine for enjoying well-chilled on a warm day, or with a Lebanese banquet. $14.
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
Tim Adams 2006 Botrytis Affected Riesling
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.
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Monday, November 26, 2007
Brokenwood 2007 Semillon
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.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Cape Mentelle 2005 Cabernet Merlot "Trinders"
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.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Shingleback D Block 2004 Reserve Shiraz
John Davey handcrafts his wines from vine to bottle. He describes himself as a "minimalist winemaker" who treats wines gently from fermentation to aging. This is a big, bold and beautiful red with power and concentration. $59.95.
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