Good Food - Latest Wines

2011 Tohu Sauvignon Blanc

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A bright nose with plenty of gooseberry and passionfruit, some lime here too; floral sweet perfume floats out of the glass. The palate's smooth and even, very inoffensive, light and easy.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:54 EST 2012

2011 Tupari Sauvignon Blanc

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Restrained and subdued aromas of tropical fruits and citrus flashes. A dab of textural finesse here, with stony poise and and a nectarine and stone fruit–influenced finish.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:53 EST 2012

2010 Waimea Viognier

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The nose seems to lack any varietal punch, but the familiar viognier characters make an appearance on the palate. Stone fruits, citrus, apricot kernel and soft spice.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:53 EST 2012

2011 Te Whare Ra Gewurztraminer

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Pungent aromatics with vivid fruit characters of citrus, passionfruit and tropical fruits, underscored by hints of bath salts, frangipani, candied ginger, curry leaf and riverstone.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:53 EST 2012

2011 Konrad Gewurztraminer

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An elegant-smelling offering, with a subtle, aromatic profile that is a tip of the hat to the wines of Alsace.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:52 EST 2012

2011 Waimea Estates Gewurtztraminer

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Head-spinning aromatics here, with intense tropical-fruit characters, lychee and passionfruit-curd characters exploding from the glass.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:52 EST 2012

2011 Konrad Bunch Selection Riesling

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Plenty of character on display here. Grapefruit, Bickfords lime, lemon and poached pear combine with hints of clotted cream, marzipan and almond blossom.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:51 EST 2012

2010 Bald Hills Last Light Riesling

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A quite expressive nose showing aromas of grapefruit and pear, with hints of lemon oil, jasmine and stone pitching in for good measure.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:51 EST 2012

Nautilus Marlborough Cuvee Brut

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Complexity is on show here, with detailed aromas of strawberries and fresh-baked pastry, some grilled almonds, citrus rind and wafts of white flowers.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:51 EST 2012

2011 Lark Hill Dark Horse Vineyard Viognier

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An elegant, floral and fragrant take on this Rhone Valley white grape, showing trademark stone fruits, sweet Gardenia-like perfume and honeysuckle.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:50 EST 2012

2009 Ben Haines Syrah

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A top Central Victorian syrah that shows astute winemaking. Pure black and red fruits, gum leaf, hard spice elements, an orange, zesty, Rhone-like thread, and a little loamy earth to boot.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:50 EST 2012

2010 Ben Haines Roussanne

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Ex-Mitchelton winemaker Ben Haines certainly has a way with these Rhone whites in Central Victoria. This effort has a nose of banana, white mushroom, hints of white stone fruits and a...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:49 EST 2012

2010 Tatachilla Shiraz

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A straightforward style that marries older, woody characters with plum and cassis fruit, simple and ripe; could be fresher.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:49 EST 2012

2010 Seville Estate Dr McMahon Shiraz

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Impressive, lilting fragrance; this draws you in from the very first instant. Smoothly perfumed, red fruits and steeply integrated spice, some toasty oak too, sweet cherry, plenty of...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:49 EST 2012

2010 Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz

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Impressive for all the elegance, finesse, complex whole bunch–driven character and excitement in the wine.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:48 EST 2012

2008 Chandon Vintage Brut

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Lovely, fresh, yeasty nose here: really sweet florals and fresh-baked bread, fresh almond, a little nougat and citrus, some yellow fruits – really complex but immensely fresh, it will...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:48 EST 2012

2008 Chandon Vintage Blanc de Blancs

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Always one of the best-performing sparklings in the Chandon stable, this has a fragrant white floral nose and offers plenty of citrus and chalky notes, as well as a flinty edge, some...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:47 EST 2012

2009 Raventos I Blanc Reserva Brut

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Some light toast and honey on the nose here, gently sweet, dried wild flowers too, citrus and hints of stone fruits.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:47 EST 2012

MVSA de Vallformosa

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Bright and primary with grapefruit citrus and neat, pithy, quite savoury and bright. The palate's crisp and zesty, and has finer texture than most Cava: quite creamy, with good acid spark...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:46 EST 2012

Brancott Estate Sparkling Pinot Noir

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Watch out as this isn't a blanc de noir; it's a sparkling red made with pinot noir. The nose is unmistakable, with plenty of brambly red berry fruit aromas, and the palate's brash and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:46 EST 2012