Every home should have a few bottles of this appealing, versatile and affordable red on hand for the arrival of friends or the next barbecue. A blend of shiraz, cabernet and petit verdot, it is medium-bodied and hugely enjoyable. $16.50.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Story 2007 Grampians Shiraz
Former Shelmerdine marketing manager Rory Lane is making tiny quantities of high-quality wine from the Grampians. This is an elegant cool-climate red with real character and drinkability - and excellent value for money at $24.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
Elderton 2006 Merlot
Family-owned Barossa winery Elderton has been on the mark with its 2006 estate-range wines; the shiraz and cabernet sauvignon are also outstanding. This is a stellar merlot with attractive brambly characters and plenty happening on the palate. $29.
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Friday, February 6, 2009
Montana Brancott 'B' 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
In a world of shrill - often unpleasant - sauvignons blanc, this is a shining beacon of Marlborough quality. There are herbaceous/capsicum notes but also piercing minerality, juicy gooseberry fruityness and delightfully refreshing acid. $29.
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