Good Food - Latest Wines

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

Penny's Hill Malpas Road Merlot, McLaren Vale 2012

A substantial merlot, possessing greater density and fleshiness than usual for this variety.

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

Centennial Vineyards Rosé, Orange 2013

Centennial Vineyards Rosé, Orange 2013

This is a delicate, light-bodied, refreshing and eminently quaffable rosé style.

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

Joseph d'Elena Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 2013

Joseph d'Elena Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 2013

The style is in the pinot grigio (rather than gris) mould: crisp, lean and taut, with a linear profile and an intense, dry/savoury and appetising palate.

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

Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2011

Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2011

A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot, showing tremendous depth of colour and concentration of flavour.

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

Red Claw Shiraz Edition 12-02, Mornington Peninsula & Heathcote 2012

Red Claw Shiraz Edition 12-02, Mornington Peninsula & Heathcote 2012

Deep, dark red-purple hue; with dense, serious bouquet that's blackberry layered with smoky, char and spice hints.

Drink | Huon Hooke | 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

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

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

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

Chalk Hill The Procrastinator 2012

Chalk Hill The Procrastinator 2012

A McLaren Vale cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon blend with smoothly appealing plummy fruit, spice and caramel on the nose.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | 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

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012

The 2012 Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley chardonnay and pinot noir wines are regional high points.

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

The Alchemists Elixir Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2011

The Alchemists Elixir Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2011

There are sage-like dried-herb and fresh earth aromas, plus some mocha.

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

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

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

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