Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hollick 2005 Hollaia

This is Coonawarra winery Hollick's excellent take on SuperTuscans. A blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon, it has lovely sweet/savoury aromas and is beautifully structured with attractive fruit and soft tannins. A terrific food wine. $24.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cargo Road 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

The Orange region is well suited to producing beautifully balanced sauvignons blanc. This is neither too herbaceous, or overloaded with tropical fruit. There are some nice crisp apple flavours, citrus, gooseberry and zingy acid. $22.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

De Bortoli 2006 Noble One

De Bortoli have have inspired a legion of imitators but this remains the standout stickie in Australia; a stylish botrytis semillon with intense aromas and a rich, luscious palate oozing with stone fruit and citrus flavours. Great with blue cheese. $30.

Kumeu River 2006 Hunting Hill Chardonnay

This New Zealand winery makes oustanding chardonnays at a range of price points, but this indivdual vineyard wine is absolutely brilliant with lovely balance and great acidity. Powerful but elegant, this would be superb with a roast leg of pork. $58.