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Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Ultra-desirable, this fabled sauternes is luscious, sweet, superb.

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

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Honest Margaret River red. Blackcurrant, mint, mocha and an earthy undercurrent with a sweet/savoury balance.

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

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Once very fashionable, gewurztraminer soldiers on as a fringe-dweller these days.

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

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate shows it can make pinot noir.

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

Coriole Sangiovese 2012

Coriole Sangiovese 2012

Coriole has long made a speciality of McLaren Vale sangiovese.

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

Louis Jadot Macon Villages Grange Magnien 2011

Louis Jadot Macon Villages Grange Magnien 2011

A light chardonnay from southern Burgundy with a subtle white stone fruit nose touched with subtle ferment aromas and a mineral hint.

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

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

If you like classically minty Coonawarra reds you'll enjoy this.

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

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

History in a glass from one of Victoria's great estates.

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

Running With Bulls Tempranillo, Barossa Valley, 2012,

Running With Bulls Tempranillo, Barossa Valley, 2012

This is a superb tempranillo, the best yet under this label (part of the Yalumba stable) and its quality is no doubt partly traceable to the outstanding 2012 Barossa vintage.

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

Vietti Barbera d'Alba 2010

Vietti Barbera d'Alba 2010

Italian barbera rarely betters this.

Drink | Indulge yourself | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2013

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2013

This has all the pungent varietal aromas of capsicum and cut-radish that we expect of the style, and is intense and vibrant in the mouth with bright acidity.

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

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

A perennial bargain, this Yarra Valley chardonnay continues in fine form.

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

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pristine Marlborough sauvignon blanc of the type that energised New Zealand's wine industry.

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

Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2012

Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2012

Toi Toi, made intentionally for this modest (for pinot) price, offers terrific value.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Barossa Grenache 2012

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Barossa Grenache 2012

Yalumba's fine example, made from old vines pruned as individual bushes, gives a delicious, earthy, savoury expression of the variety built on fruity varietal flavour.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pikes Clare Valley Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pikes Clare Valley Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pike's victory underlines the tremendous value and drinking pleasure provided by Australia's best dry rieslings.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Penley Estate Chertsey Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc, Coonawarra, 2010

Penley Estate Chertsey Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc, Coonawarra, 2010

Year in, year out, this is one of Penley's best wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Teusner The Riebke Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2012

Teusner The Riebke Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2012

Kym Teusner and his team are regularly producing some of the Barossa's best reds these days across a plethora of labels.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, 2012

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, 2012

Yet another great-value wine under this unassuming label.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Eden Road Off-Dry Riesling, Canberra District, 2013

Eden Road Off-Dry Riesling, Canberra District, 2013

Off-dry styles work best in very cool climes, such as Canberra.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013