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Tokar Estate Shiraz 2013

Tokar Estate Shiraz 2013

Its texture is soft and smooth, fleshy and supple, with good extract and a degree of succulence.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 12:22:56 EST 2015

Glenmorangie The Taghta Single Malt Whisky

Glenmorangie The Taghta Single Malt Whiskey

Its tremendously intense and complex nutty, dried-fruit flavour has phenomenal length and great style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 12:17:15 EST 2015

Hanamikura Aya Futsushu Sake

Hanamikura Aya Futsushu Sake

For a Futsushu (brewed from rice grains polished a mere 70 per cent), this shows considerable refinement in flavour and texture.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 12:05:51 EST 2015

Pepper Tree Coquun Reserve Shiraz 2011

Pepper Tree Coquun Reserve Shiraz 2011

This is a big Hunter red from the famed Tallawanta vineyard, with deep colour and floral, spice and plum aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:57:18 EST 2015

Keller von der Fels Riesling 2013

Keller von der Fels Riesling 2014

This has a vibrant, lemony, zesty bouquet, while the palate is rich and full, with remarkable density.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:52:12 EST 2015

Cherubino Porongurup Riesling 2014

Cherubino Porongurup Riesling 2014

This pale wine has a fresh, youthful fragrance.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:46:48 EST 2015

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2013

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2013

This chardonnay has nutty, nougat-like, slightly smoky aromas that are complex and appealing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:39:34 EST 2015

Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2014

Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2014

The bouquet evokes lavender powder puff, withlime and green-herb aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:32:40 EST 2015

Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This very young, simple, fruity wine is also very soft and drinkable.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:27:25 EST 2015

Huon Hooke's wine guide

Under $20

Good Food | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 EST 2014

Oxford Landing Shiraz 2013

A smoky, medium-bodied shiraz that's a great drop for the price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 16:02:44 EST 2014

Heemskerk Abel’s Tempest Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2011

A well-balanced chardonnay pinot noir with aromas of almond icing and meringue.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 16:00:58 EST 2014

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2014

This juicy riesling with floral aromas is ideal for cellaring.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:46:20 EST 2014

Deviation Road Loftia Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2012

A lovely sparkling wine with a rich flavour and cleansing acidity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:45:34 EST 2014

Karrawatta Dairy Block Shiraz 2013

Karrawatta Dairy Block Shiraz 2013

A full-bodied yet elegant shiraz that will benefit from some ageing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:44:35 EST 2014

Tuatara Hop Head Heaven American Pale Ale

Tuatara Hop Head Heaven American Pale Ale

A hoppy, bitter beer that's clean, refreshing and full of flavour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:43:58 EST 2014

Talijancich Julian James Blend No. 2 1980 Solero Liqueur Shiraz

Talijancich Julian James Blend No. 2 1980 Solero Liqueur Shiraz

A luscious fortified wine with aromas of malt, raisin and toffee.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:42:49 EST 2014

Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

A clean and fresh sparkling wine perfect for parties.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:41:09 EST 2014

Mountadam Riesling 2013

Mountadam Riesling 2013

A delicious riesling in a fine, delicate but fully ripe style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:39:55 EST 2014

Huon Hooke's top wines of 2014

Red wine.

The wines that most excited Huon Hooke this year were not those with stratospheric prices but those offering great value for money.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014