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Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateauneuf-du-Pape has long been a well-known French red in the English-speaking world but recent years have seen its international popularity boom.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Dirty Three Pinot Noir 2012

Dirty Three Pinot Noir 2012

There's talk about 2012 Victorian pinot noirs' high quality but some seem to lack flesh.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Koonowla The Ringmaster Riesling 2013

Koonowla The Ringmaster Riesling 2013

Nose is a riot of fragrance - blossom, lime, a hint of pineapple - steely backbone to intense citrus flavours.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bruno Paillard Reserve Privee Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne

Bruno Paillard Reserve Privee Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne

This pure chardonnay champagne has a mid-straw colour and a complex, mellow bouquet of toasted bread, nougat, candied lemon and grapefruit peel.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Kangarilla Road Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2013

Kangarilla Road Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2013

It's rare to find such excellent chardonnay at this price these days.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Chardonnay, Hunter Valley 2012

Tyrrell's Lost Block Chardonnay, Hunter Valley 2012

Tyrrell chardonnays have been continuing to improve in recent years, becoming finer and tighter with less alcohol.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2011,

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2011

Coldstream Hills issued three great 2011 prestige chardonnays, this being the best.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Chapel Hill Sangiovese, McLaren Vale 2012

Chapel Hill Sangiovese, McLaren Vale 2012

A typical sangiovese - sapid and dry, the opposite of fruity - and not too deeply coloured, showing savoury bacon-bone, dried-herb, star-anise and licorice aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pinelli Estate Reserve Durif, Swan Valley 2012

Pinelli Estate Reserve Durif, Swan Valley 2012

A gold medallist at the 2013 Swan Valley Wine Show, this excellent durif would compete well with Rutherglen's finest.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Two Rivers Stones Throw Semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

Two Rivers Stones Throw Semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

From the Upper Hunter vineyard Two Rivers comes another vintage in a consistent line.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Printhie Mountain Range Orange Chardonnay 2012

Printhie Mountain Range Orange Chardonnay 2012

Juicy, just ripe, nectarine-like varietal flavour underpins Printhie's new release.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Heathcote Shiraz 2012

The latest iteration features quirky labels on a small range of regional-varietal specialties, including this shiraz from Heathcote, Victoria.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

St Huberts Yarra Valley Roussanne 2012

St Huberts Yarra Valley Roussanne 2012

The wine shares textural characteristics with other barrel fermented whites, but the flavours head off in their own direction, well removed from those of say chardonnay, marsanne or viognier.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Yarran Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Riverina, 2013

Yarran Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Riverina, 2013

A simple, light, refreshing, sav-sem that really delivers as a drink-now quaffer, and look at the price!

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Campbells Limited Release Durif, Rutherglen, 2010

Campbells Limited Release Durif, Rutherglen, 2010

With a deep, dark red-purple colour this sumptuous durif has sweetly ripe berry aromas with herbal and earthy overtones.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Coriole Barbera, McLaren Vale, 2012

Coriole Barbera, McLaren Vale, 2012

Deep red-purple, bright colour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Deen De Bortoli Vat Series All Rounder Dry Botrytis Semillon, Riverina, 2002

Deen De Bortoli Vat Series All Rounder Dry Botrytis Semillon, Riverina, 2002

Like the dry botrytis wines of the famous Sauternes chateaux, this is a superb wine of great complexity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2013

Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2013

This is a restrained, delicate, youthful dry white in traditional low-alcohol Hunter style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Caillard Shiraz 2012

Caillard Shiraz 2012

A more elegant Barossa shiraz, Caillard smells of dark berries with light peppery and floral elements.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Lime, musky floral scents, tropical fruit and smoky spice meet the nose, ahead of a soft mouthful, enhanced by a trace of sweetness, with good structure.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013