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Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

An aromatic, savoury white wine from France's Languedoc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Devil's Corner Riesling, Tasmania 2013

Devil's Corner Riesling, Tasmania 2013

This was one of four gold-medal 2013 rieslings in the 2014 Tasmanian Wine Show, and one of the best value-for-money of any type.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30, Rhone Valley 2011

Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30, Rhone Valley 2011

This delicious syrah (shiraz) opens slowly in the glass into an elegant, tightly structured red with quite high, but balanced, acidity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Hardy's Eileen Hardy Chardonnay, Tasmania and Yarra Valley 2012

Hardy's Eileen Hardy Chardonnay, Tasmania and Yarra Valley 2012

Full bright-yellow; rich, peachy, open-knit bouquet with smoky and spicy complexing characters, then a powerful, concentrated palate with richness that borders on opulent.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tail Spin Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 2012

A bright, fruit-driven shiraz with medium-deep red-purple colour and raspberry to red-cherry aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Aromas of flowers, peppery spice, summer berry pudding, and barely there oak herald a silky palate of real concentration.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Is that $70 for a McLaren Vale grenache? It may seem excessive at first but this is no ordinary wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

A little viognier blended into this friendly shiraz adds a light floral touch to juicy red berry and tarry aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Deakin Estate Chardonnay, Riverland 2013

This very quaffable everyday chardonnay is excellent value.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Shingleback Kiss Me Kate Chardonnay, McLaren Vale 2013

Shingleback Kiss Me Kate Chardonnay, McLaren Vale 2013

A new label from Shingleback that's surprising value for money.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Subtle complexity drives this modern chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder is a great-value Clare Valley label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

These Glenrowan reds are more cultured than they once were, but retain honest regional style.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This Coonawarra red has never been better value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Outstanding Margaret River cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

With a light-straw colour, this exemplary non-vintage style has a complex cracked-yeast bouquet and is clean and full of character, thanks to some older reserve wine in the blend.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

A Clare Valley classic.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2012

Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2012

Most of Chapel Hill's brands have churchy names, and its tasting room is in a deconsecrated church on a hill, of course.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

This is a wine of real finesse, and is well worth cellaring, although it is superb now.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

The colour is deep and dark, the bouquet loaded with blood-plum and smoky, meaty charcuterie aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014