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.

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.

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.