Good Food - Latest Wines

Serafino Bellissimo Primitivo, McLaren Vale 2012

Serafino Bellissimo Primitivo, McLaren Vale 2012

The colour is deep purple-red, which presages the wine's raw, bold and youthful personality.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 EST 2013

Step Rd Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling NV

Step Rd Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling NV

This is a tasty sparkling wine with attractive meringue aroma beneath which is some parsley herbal fruit, clean and not too simple.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2013

What better summer wine than good Clare Valley riesling?

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 EST 2013

Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne 2012

Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne 2012

The richly textured palate delivers those flavours, finishing fresh, dry and with a little tweak of tannin in the finish.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bay of Fires Pinot Noir Chardonnay Tasmanian Cuvee

Bay of Fires Pinot Noir Chardonnay Tasmanian Cuvee

The cool-grown fruit provides a vivacious and elegant base for this outstanding sparkler.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

Punt Road Airlie Bank Yarra Valley Shiraz 2012

Punt Road Airlie Bank Yarra Valley Shiraz 2012

Cool-climate shiraz makes a versatile food companion for a hot Australian climate.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 08 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

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

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

Turkey Flat Butcher's Block 2012

Turkey Flat Butcher's Block 2012

Lovely crushed raspberries and blackberries, sweet spice and milk chocolate aromas introduce top-notch middleweight Barossa grenache-shiraz-mataro.

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

Leo Buring DWQ18 Leonay Riesling 2013

Leo Buring DWQ18 Leonay Riesling 2013

A restrained, closed-up drop in the style that makes Clare riesling Australia's most age-worthy white.

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

Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2010

Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2010

Attractive modern Gippsland chardonnay.

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

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This iconic Australian label is remarkably consistent.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | 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