Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mike Press 2009 Shiraz

Mike Press is a winemaker who has been around the block a couple of times and now makes wines under his own label that represent phenomenal value for money at $150 for a case. This is a lovely fresh wine made from Adelaide Hills fruit with dark berry flavours and a good dollop of spicy oak. There are some nice textures and it’s well balanced – ridiculously good for the price really. The only problem is it might be hard to track down, but you can order it from Get together with a couple of friends, order a dozen and plan a party. $12.50.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Helm 2010 Riesling Classic Dry

The Canberra region has started to establish a reputation for fine, long-lived rieslings – and the pioneer of the movement was Ken Helm, who has long been a believer in the grape’s immense potential in the district and has been making fine wines from riesling for 34 years. Low in alcohol at just 11.5%, this is a stunning wine with brilliant structure. It has a floral bouquet, lifted citrusy palate and beautifully balanced clean acid finish. $28.