Friday, December 21, 2007

Bay of Fires 2002 Arras

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

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.

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.