Monday, April 21, 2008

Carlei Green Vineyards 2005 Chardonnay

Sergio Carlei is an innovative winemaker, using biodynamic techniques to produce wines of real quality. This has undergone barrel fermentation to add complexity but is largely fruit driven with gorgeous melon and citrus flavours. Stunning. $29.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Penfolds 2005 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

A classic Australian red blend made by the most famous winery in the country from a very good vintage. What's not to like? Sometimes referred to as 'Baby Grange' this is a stylish, complex and potentially long-lived wine. One for the connoisseurs. $58.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yalumba Oxford Landing 2007 Chardonnay

This is a perfect wine to have in the fridge for when friends drop by. There is some nice crispness to to this bright, zingy offering that has seen just a touch of oak. Fresh and clean with rich, tropical fruit flavours on the palate. A bargain. $8.