Good Food - Latest Wines

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

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

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

This sort of shiraz helped power Australian wine's international success, but it's also a wine type loathed by some Oz wine fashionistas - a pity.

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

Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato 2013

Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato 2013

Made from old Barossa frontignac vines, this excellent, summery moscato style has floral and fresh-crushed grape aromas.

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

Mt. Monster Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mt Monster 2012 Cabernet

Satisfying Limestone Coast cabernet with intense, succulent, varietally pure black fruit and currant aromas.

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

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Trendy sulphide characters don't quite overwhelm stone fruit, citrus, mineral and savoury lactic notes in this majestic NZ chardonnay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz, Nagambie Lakes 2008

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz, Nagambie Lakes 2008

With the benefit of bottle age over most current-release reds, this is superbly mellow and drinking beautifully, with its deep brick-red colour and complex, mellow, leathery earthy developed-fruit...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 21 11:35:39 EST 2014

Coldstream Hills The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2012

A profound nose runs from fragrant florals through black cherry, cocoa and spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tulloch Vineyard Selection Semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

Tulloch Vineyard Selection Semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

A typical Hunter semillon with a pale colour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

TarraWarra Pinot Noir Rose, Yarra Valley 2012

TarraWarra Pinot Noir Rose, Yarra Valley 2012

This delicious rose has a pale smoked-salmon pink colour and a delicate, properly dry palate in the Provencal style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014