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Mud House South Island Pinot Gris, New Zealand, 2012

Mud House South Island Pinot Gris, New Zealand, 2012

The colour is bright mid-yellow, the aromas are of spiced, poached fruits with a trickle of honey.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 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

S.C. Pannell Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2011

S.C. Pannell Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2011

This has surprising depth of red-purple colour (for grenache) and a rich spicy, meaty bouquet.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne, Yarra Valley, 2012

Yeringberg Marsanne Roussanne, Yarra Valley 2012

The aromas are very spicy, with some cracked pepper, moving into a rich, full-flavoured palate with ripe, soft, rounded flavour and shape.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Crawford River Cabernet Sauvignon, Henty, 2006

Crawford River Cabernet Sauvignon, Henty, 2006

This is a very elegant, stylish and complex cabernet.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Clyde Park Rose, Geelong, 2013

Clyde Park Rose, Geelong, 2013

Deep hot-pink colour and a smoky, toasty, meaty, caramel bouquet of some complexity, and a suggestion of barrel.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Claymore Wines You'll Never Walk Alone Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Clare Valley, 2012

Claymore Wines You'll Never Walk Alone Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Clare Valley, 2012

The colour is deep with purple tints, thanks to the shiraz component.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Plantagenet Chardonnay, Mount Barker, 2012

Plantagenet Chardonnay, Mount Barker, 2012

Conventional wisdom has it that the Great Southern is great territory for riesling but not chardonnay, while the reverse applies in Margaret River.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Rock Ferry Cawte's Cave Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2012

Rock Ferry Cawte's Cave Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2012

Great bargain and I recommend it highly.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

The Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

The aroma introduces this cool grown New South Wales wine in fine form, resembling chardonnays selling for twice the price.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Craggy Range Le Sol 2011

Craggy Range Le Sol 2011

The most elegant release of this esteemed Hawke's Bay (NZ) syrah.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

A pristine expression of one of Australia's great regional types, this Clare Valley riesling has zesty lime, spice and mineral aromas of thrilling intensity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

This Geelong blend challenges the idea that cabernet has to be tough in youth.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Parnasse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Parnasse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A tasty young cabernet from France's south-west, with inviting aromas of dark plums and blackcurrant jam and a savoury briary thread.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Saltram Winemaker's Selection Barossa Valley Grenache 2012

Saltram Winemaker's Selection Barossa Valley Grenache 2012

Honest Barossa grenache.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio 2013

De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio 2013

Quality Aussie pinot grigio at less than $10 is a rare thing.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

Tasmania is the modern home of high-quality Australian sparkling wine, and the House of Arras is the benchmark.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Alkoomi Chardonnay, Frankland River 2011

Alkoomi Chardonnay, Frankland River 2011

A savoury style, with toasty barrel-derived and creamy lees characters leading the way, and a bright, light/medium yellow hue.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Sally's Paddock, Pyrenees 2010

Sally's Paddock Pyrenees 2010

The modern style of this famous cabernet blend is riper, fuller-bodied and more fruit-sweet than the original, and this is a top vintage.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013