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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

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer, Orange 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer, Orange 2013

Weemala is Peter and Hannah Logan's second label, and is the name of their Mudgee vineyard, meaning "good view".

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Preveli Wild Thing Pinot Noir Rosé, Margaret River 2013

Preveli Wild Thing Pinot Noir Rose, Margaret River 2013

The colour is full purple-pink and it has an aroma of ripe dark-cherry to blackberry.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine du Salut Graves AC Rouge, Bordeaux 2010

Domaine du Salut Rouge

This is a good intro to Bordeaux red wine, a merlot-cabernet blend that's driven by the merlot.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tibooburra 3-Clone Merlot, Yarra Valley 2010

Tibooburra 3-clone merlot

This bright medium-bodied red offers herbal, raspberry and mulberry aromas, some crushed leaf and redcurrant too.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Foxeys Hangout Pinot Gris, Mornington Peninsula 2013

Foxey's Pinot Gris 2011

Light brassy-straw hue and aromas of nougat, spices and tropical fruits, with a suggestion of barrel age.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

El Toro Macho Tempranillo, Spain 2012

El Toro Macho Tempranillo

A Spanish tempranillo for $4.99? And good to drink? You're kidding.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

West Cape Howe Hannah's Hill Cabernet Merlot, Frankland River 2012

West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz Huon Hooke

I'm amazed at the quality West Cape Howe produces at modest prices.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Bleasdale Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 2013

This has a nutty, toasty bouquet with savoury nuances probably derived from a small proportion of barrel-aged wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2011

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2011

Fantastic modern Hunter Valley shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Gilbert Picq Chablis 2011

Gilbert Picq Chablis 2011

Classic aromas of white flowers, sea breezes, lemon pith and chalk introduce this basic-appellation Chablis chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2012

Kilikanoon Killermanâ??s Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2012

Kilikanoon does a good job with Clare Valley grenache.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014