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Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Yarra chardonnay of subtle complexity and balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 14 00:00:00 EST 2014

The Frontbencher Canberra District Shiraz 2011

The Frontbencher Canberra District Shiraz 2011

Cold, wet conditions greatly reduced Canberra's 2011 grape crop and resulted in notably lighter red styles than usual.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Kooyong Beurrot Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris 2012

Kooyong Beurrot Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris 2012

A good level of acidity gives the palate refreshing vigour, followed by a pleasantly tart bite of tannin in the finish.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Brown Brothers Heathcote 18 Eighty Nine Shiraz 2012

A gold-medal winner at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, the wine offers bright, ripe, plum-like varietal flavour with an earthy, savoury note.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Turkey Flat Rose 2013

Turkey Flat Rose 2013

An appealing fuchsia-pink Barossa wine with red cherry, red jelly and rosewater aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 2004

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 2004

Heading a superb 2004 Veuve Clicquot champagne family, La Grande Dame has fantastic complexity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula 2012

This punches above its weight, partly thanks to a great season.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Mandoleto Nero d'Avola, Terre di Sicilia IGT, Italy 2012

Mandoleto Nero d'Avola, Terre di Sicilia IGT, Italy 2012

A remarkable wine for the money.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Clyde Park Pinot Noir 2012

Clyde Park Pinot Noir 2012

Smooth, likeable Geelong pinot.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 2010

Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 2010

The Italian passito technique - enriching and sweetening wines using dried grapes - finds great expression in this delicious sweet muscat of Alexandria from the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Houghton Sparkling Classic Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvee Brut NV

Houghton Sparkling Classic Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvee Brut NV

Bargain bubbly of unusual quality.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Halberd White Co-Ferment, Adelaide Hills 2012

Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Halberd White Co-Ferment, Adelaide Hills 2012

A barrel-fermented dry white blended from viognier, chardonnay and "other grape varieties".

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Tokay

Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Tokay

The best Rutherglen tokays are breathtaking.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz, Mount Barker & Frankland 2011

West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz, Mount Barker & Frankland 2011

West Cape Howe is based at Mount Barker in the Great Southern region.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

La Vendetta Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy 2012

La Vendetta Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy 2012

A very good Italian grigio, and great value for money.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bloodwood Chirac, Orange 2007

Bloodwood Chirac, Orange 2007

A generous sparkling wine showing richness and character from time on lees.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bream Creek Vineyard Tasmania Riesling 2010

Bream Creek Vineyard Tasmania Riesling 2010

It offers delicate, Germanic, apple-like flavours, carried refreshingly across the palate by its high natural acidity.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz 2011

Made for Oatley by Larry Cherubino, one of Australia's very talented winemakers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012

It's on the lighter side of pinot, but offers pure varietal aroma and flavour and adequate depth and tannin structure to be a real red.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sun Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2013

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2013

What better summer wine than good Clare Valley riesling?

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 EST 2013