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Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

High-class Margaret River cabernet with blackcurrant, black plum, violet, and classic "cigar box" aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A barrel-influenced Margaret River sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Majura TSG Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano, Canberra District 2012

Mount Majura TSG Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano, Canberra District 2012

Winemaker Frank van de Loo has hit on a winning - if unusual - blend.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Great Southern 2013

Mount Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Great Southern 2013

This brand comes from the same outfit that produces West Cape Howe wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zonte's Footstep Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera, Adelaide Zone 2012

Zonte's Footstep Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera, Adelaide Zone 2012

In Italy, sangiovese grows in Tuscany and other provinces but not Piedmont, while barbera is in Piedmont but not Tuscany.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Millbrook Perth Hills Viognier 2012

Millbrook Perth Hills Viognier 2012

Viognier's exotic personality is centre-stage in this attractive WA wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine Jean Guiton Savigny-les-Beaune 2011

Domaine Jean Guiton Savigny-les-Beaune 2011

Charming Cote de Beaune pinot noir with a redcurrant, red berry and floral nose, touched by spice and gamey richness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Bilgavia Estate semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

Bilgavia Estate semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

The colour is light straw-yellow and it's all-round fresh and vibrant.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot gris is popular in NZ, but quality varies.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Dopff au Moulin pinot blanc, Alsace 2011

Dopff au Moulin pinot blanc, Alsace 2011

Very light straw colour; grass/hay aromas with a smidgen of honey.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Gaia Estates Thalassitis Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2012

Gaia Estates Thalassitis Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2012

A classic dry white from the island of Santorini, smelling as volcanic as the soil itself.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tenuta Carretta Cascina Ferrero barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008

Tenuta Carretta Cascina Ferrero barolo DOCG, Piedmont 2008

Great value for a barolo, although it's quite up-front in style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012

This Barossa wine has fragrant berry aromas with a peppery edge.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013

A delicious Clare Valley riesling with a penetrating nose of lime marmalade, stone fruit and aromatic spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

This sort of shiraz helped power Australian wine's international success, but it's also a wine type loathed by some Oz wine fashionistas - a pity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Bleasdale Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 2013

This has a nutty, toasty bouquet with savoury nuances probably derived from a small proportion of barrel-aged wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

West Cape Howe Hannah's Hill Cabernet Merlot, Frankland River 2012

West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz Huon Hooke

I'm amazed at the quality West Cape Howe produces at modest prices.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Foxeys Hangout Pinot Gris, Mornington Peninsula 2013

Foxey's Pinot Gris 2011

Light brassy-straw hue and aromas of nougat, spices and tropical fruits, with a suggestion of barrel age.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tibooburra 3-Clone Merlot, Yarra Valley 2010

Tibooburra 3-clone merlot

This bright medium-bodied red offers herbal, raspberry and mulberry aromas, some crushed leaf and redcurrant too.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine du Salut Graves AC Rouge, Bordeaux 2010

Domaine du Salut Rouge

This is a good intro to Bordeaux red wine, a merlot-cabernet blend that's driven by the merlot.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014