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Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

Pikes The Merle Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013

This is a wine of real finesse, and is well worth cellaring, although it is superb now.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

Tar & Roses Shiraz, Heathcote, 2012

The colour is deep and dark, the bouquet loaded with blood-plum and smoky, meaty charcuterie aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

Pirie sparkling chardonnay, pinot noir, Tasmania, NV

With a light-straw colour, this exemplary non-vintage style has a complex cracked-yeast bouquet and is clean and full of character, thanks to some older reserve wine in the blend.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

A Clare Valley classic.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2011

Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2011

This WA shiraz regularly over-performs in the sub-$15 wine world.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

These Iberian grapes do well in South Australia.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Joseph d'Elena Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 2013

Joseph d'Elena Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 2013

The style is in the pinot grigio (rather than gris) mould: crisp, lean and taut, with a linear profile and an intense, dry/savoury and appetising palate.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jacob's Creek Riesling 2013

Jacob's Creek Riesling 2013

A recently tasted, screw-capped 2002 of this modest South Australian riesling was outstanding.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Central Otago chardonnay at its best.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Centennial Vineyards Rosé, Orange 2013

Centennial Vineyards Rosé, Orange 2013

This is a delicate, light-bodied, refreshing and eminently quaffable rosé style.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2011

Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay 2011

A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot, showing tremendous depth of colour and concentration of flavour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

High-class Margaret River cabernet with blackcurrant, black plum, violet, and classic "cigar box" aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A barrel-influenced Margaret River sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Majura TSG Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano, Canberra District 2012

Mount Majura TSG Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano, Canberra District 2012

Winemaker Frank van de Loo has hit on a winning - if unusual - blend.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Great Southern 2013

Mount Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Great Southern 2013

This brand comes from the same outfit that produces West Cape Howe wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zonte's Footstep Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera, Adelaide Zone 2012

Zonte's Footstep Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera, Adelaide Zone 2012

In Italy, sangiovese grows in Tuscany and other provinces but not Piedmont, while barbera is in Piedmont but not Tuscany.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Millbrook Perth Hills Viognier 2012

Millbrook Perth Hills Viognier 2012

Viognier's exotic personality is centre-stage in this attractive WA wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine Jean Guiton Savigny-les-Beaune 2011

Domaine Jean Guiton Savigny-les-Beaune 2011

Charming Cote de Beaune pinot noir with a redcurrant, red berry and floral nose, touched by spice and gamey richness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Bilgavia Estate semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

Bilgavia Estate semillon, Hunter Valley 2013

The colour is light straw-yellow and it's all-round fresh and vibrant.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot gris is popular in NZ, but quality varies.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014