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Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

A little viognier blended into this friendly shiraz adds a light floral touch to juicy red berry and tarry aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

An aromatic, savoury white wine from France's Languedoc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder is a great-value Clare Valley label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Is that $70 for a McLaren Vale grenache? It may seem excessive at first but this is no ordinary wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Taltarni Tache 2010

Taltarni Tache 2010

Taltarni's pink sparkle has a middling coppery-pink colour, and a nose of lipstick and red fruits with a light dab of biscuity complexity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Feb 19 10:14:55 EST 2014

Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

This is a wine of real finesse, and is well worth cellaring, although it is superb now.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

The colour is deep and dark, the bouquet loaded with blood-plum and smoky, meaty charcuterie aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

With a light-straw colour, this exemplary non-vintage style has a complex cracked-yeast bouquet and is clean and full of character, thanks to some older reserve wine in the blend.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Vietti Perbacco Langhe DOC, Piedmont, 2010

Vietti Perbacco Langhe DOC, Piedmont, 2010

This a junior Barolo for a fraction of a Barolo's price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

3 Tales Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Produced by Marlborough's Marris family for De Bortoli Wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2012

Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2012

Most of Chapel Hill's brands have churchy names, and its tasting room is in a deconsecrated church on a hill, of course.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Outstanding Margaret River cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

A Clare Valley classic.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

These Glenrowan reds are more cultured than they once were, but retain honest regional style.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Rymill The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Rymill The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A fresh, zippy varietal aroma introduces this Coonawarra sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This Coonawarra red has never been better value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

This column often extols the virtues of reasonably priced drops from some of Australia's biggest wine producers.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

High-class Margaret River cabernet with blackcurrant, black plum, violet, and classic "cigar box" aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Central Otago chardonnay at its best.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

These Iberian grapes do well in South Australia.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014