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Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Ultra-desirable, this fabled sauternes is luscious, sweet, superb.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

A perennial bargain, this Yarra Valley chardonnay continues in fine form.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

If you like classically minty Coonawarra reds you'll enjoy this.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2012

Toi Toi Central Otago Clutha Pinot Noir 2012

Toi Toi, made intentionally for this modest (for pinot) price, offers terrific value.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Barossa Grenache 2012

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Barossa Grenache 2012

Yalumba's fine example, made from old vines pruned as individual bushes, gives a delicious, earthy, savoury expression of the variety built on fruity varietal flavour.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pikes Clare Valley Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pikes Clare Valley Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pike's victory underlines the tremendous value and drinking pleasure provided by Australia's best dry rieslings.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, 2012

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, 2012

Yet another great-value wine under this unassuming label.

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

Eden Road Off-Dry Riesling, Canberra District, 2013

Eden Road Off-Dry Riesling, Canberra District, 2013

Off-dry styles work best in very cool climes, such as Canberra.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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