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Henry Frost Riesling, Clare Valley, 2012

Henry Frost Riesling, Clare Valley, 2012

Henry Frost is from the Geelong-based Scotchmans Hill group.

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

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

Linfield Road The Black Hammer Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, 2012

Linfield Road The Black Hammer Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, 2012

The colour is deep and dark, the aromas recall fresh blackberry and spices, sweet and super-ripe.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cloud Line Chardonnay, Strathbogie Ranges 2011

This is fresh, clean, simple and fruit-driven, with a youthful pale colour and lightly herbaceous peach and passionfruit aromas.

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

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

A riper, more flamboyant expression of young Hunter Valley semillon.

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