Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke

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Can wine really be worth $700 a bottle?

Well aged: Vines dating back to the 1860s are responsible for Henschke’s Hill of Grace shiraz.

Wealthy wine-buyers are pushing prices up at the sharp end.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2013

A lush, full-bodied red with lovely texture and balance.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:11:45 EST 2015

Wickham’s Road Chardonnay 2014

A crisp and restrained chardonnay from the Yarra Valley.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:10:05 EST 2015

Plan B! Shiraz Tempranillo 2012

With its ripe black-fruit aromas and opulent flavours, this great-value red is all about the shiraz.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:10:57 EST 2015

Seppelt Jaluka Chardonnay 2013

A modern Australian-style chardonnay with freshness, intensity and charm.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:08:22 EST 2015

Eldridge Estate Clonal Blend Pinot Noir 2013

A powerful, structured pinot that will age well.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:07:46 EST 2015

Apogee Deluxe Method Rosé sparkling 2012

A dry but soft sparkling rosé that is beautifully pale peach-pink in colour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:06:39 EST 2015

Pikes Pilsener Lager

A refreshing, clean-tasting beer with a floral, hoppy bouquet.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 25 15:05:28 EST 2015

4 Pines Brewing Brookvale Union Ginger Beer

Quite sweet with a spicy finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 15:48:27 EST 2015

Marchesi Alfieri La Tota Barbera d’Asti 2012

Marchesi Alfiere La Tota Barbera d'Asti 2012

A concentrated and delicious palate with plenty of acidity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 15:40:01 EST 2015

Cantina Nals Margreid Sirmian Pinot Bianco 2013

Rich and intense with great acidity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 15:20:58 EST 2015

Spinifex Papillon Grenache Cinsault 2014

Light-bodied, perfumed and subtle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 15:10:10 EST 2015

Whicher Ridge Viognier 2013

A wine of character, with a bouquet of fruits and spices.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 14:45:36 EST 2015

Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz 2012

A youthful red with a bright aroma.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 14:34:08 EST 2015

Paul Mas Estate Nicole Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2013

A smooth, accessible red with good intensity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 14:25:16 EST 2015

Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2013

Domaine du Tariquet Classic Cotes de Gascogne 2013.

A delicious dry white that's delicate and fine yet soft and rich in the mouth.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon May 11 14:12:22 EST 2015

Marlborough sauvignon blanc still in top form after 30 years

One name continues to stand out amid the growing number of vineyards in New Zealand's sunny Marlborough.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

2A Sparkling Non Vintage

A youthful, rich and smooth sparkling with a clean, fruity flavour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 27 14:00:58 EST 2015

Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio 2014

A soft, light-bodied pinot grigio with an intense and spicy bouquet.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 27 13:59:15 EST 2015

Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot 2013

A very drinkable, fruity red that is soft and smooth on the palate.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 27 13:58:42 EST 2015