Monday, June 22, 2009

Cow Bombie 2008 Cabernet Merlot

It may be a silly name (Cow Bombie is actually a surf break off the West Australian coast) but there is plenty of serious fun to be had with this good-value, drink-young blend that is just bursting with ripe berry flavours alongside hints of black chocolate and pepper. The perfect wine for when friends drop by. $15.

Friday, June 12, 2009

O'Leary Walker 2009 Watervale Riesling

One of the first 09 riesling releases, this has floral aromatics, stunning purity of fruit, delightful citrus characters, lovely line and length and superb structure with zingy finishing acid. I can't think of anything I'd rather drink right now. $21.

Friday, June 5, 2009

De Bortoli 2007 Noble One

The 25th-anniversary release of the iconic botrytis semillon lives up to the hype. Silky smooth, luscious, opulent and complex; this is a truly great wine. Pair it with blue cheese or a game terrine. $32 for 375mls.