Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lindemans 2008 Early Harvest Crisp Dry White

Most low-alcohol beers are crap, as have been most low-alcohol, lower-calorie wines - until now. With just 8.5% alcohol, this is crisp, refreshing and quaffable. The 07s were questionable; this is a real improvement. Prepare to be surprised. $14.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tim Adams 2008 Pinot Gris

In a sea of lightweight pinot gris, this is a welcome exception; a wine of style and substance. Lovely stone/tropical fruit flavours, plenty of lemony zest and just a hint of fruit sweetness with a zingy dry finish. Fabulous with spicy foods. $24.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yering Station 2006 Pinot Noir

Wow! This is sensational value for money given the prices several less worthy pinots are fetching. You'll find dark cherry and plum aromas with some eathiness on the nose and a soft, silky palate with hints of mushrooms and spice. Gorgeous. $25.