KEMENYS REGIONAL EDITION 2022 ISSUE

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REGIONAL EDITION 2022

A Halliday rated 95-point Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir for just $13.95. We’re not kidding. High quality pinot noir is almost impossible to find at a bargain price. Let us solve that issue for you. We have found a glorious Adelaide Hills pinot noir from a legend of the Australian wine industry. It has been awarded a big 95 points in the Halliday Wine Companion, and described by reviewer Jeni Port as “the perfect package”. Its cellar-door price of $24 is already a great price, but we can let you have it for a ridiculously low $13.95 as one of our amazing Secret Labels. Remember Secret Labels come to you with the maker’s label. Be quick as availability is limited.

"The complete package here", Jeni Port

Secret Label Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2021 (KSL 7791) Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 94/100CC

A wine to commemorate {secret winemaker} 60th vintage. The complete package here, immediately appealing and bright. Wrapped in perfectly ripe cherry fruits, bramble, plum, violet and dried herbs. Beautifully detailed, assisted by integrated oak, crunchy acid bite and leafy, savoury tannins. Impressive depth. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Dec 2021. Drink: 2028. Price: $24. Rating: 95/100. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $24


Napa's most recognised Red Blend

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Region: Napa Valley Rating: 95/100

The Prisoner began as the creation of winemaker Dave Phinney in 2000. The Prisoner Wine Company based its entire brand mission on a single sketch from the 1800s drawn by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya. The sketch, which was given to Phinney as a gift from his parents, served as a "visual protest against the injustice and brutality of the Spanish War of Independence." When The Prisoner was first released in 2000, it went viral before viral was a thing. Whilst Dave Phinney has moved on to create the cult brand Orin Swift, the Prisoner has grown to become the most recognised Nappa Valley red blend. A blend of Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish. Kemenys RRP $75

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EDITION 3 Barossa

Our rating system

4 Coonawarra

All wines are judged for quality with a Rating out of 100 awarded.

5 Clare Valley 6 McLaren Vale 7 Langhorne Creek 8 Adelaide Hills

Our thumbs-up rating system represents selections that receive our highest recommendation.

9 Tasmania

This is hot

10 Margaret River

A must-have

11 Great Southern

Buy as much as you can (afford)

12 Central Victoria 14 Yarra Valley 15 Mornington Peninsula 16 NSW & Canberra

Our pricing

17 Hunter Valley

Please feel free to mix up your own case of any wines in Kemenys Wine Dominion as the across any 12 pricing applies to straight or mixed dozens. And YES you can include spirits in the mixed dozen. Please ring 13 8881 for more details.

18 European 20 Champagne 21 Sparkling 22 Bundles 24 Kemenys Mixed Dozens 28 International Rosé

Our guarantee We guarantee our wine. If, after trying a bottle, you are not satisfied, please call us on 13 8881 and we’ll pick up the remainder of your case and offer you a refund for the whole case.

Want F R E E delivery? Why go through the hassle of looking for parking and burning cash on petrol? Just order 4 or more dozen wines and we’ll deliver those (heavy) boxes FREE. These charges apply to Australian state capital cities. For less than 4 dozen wines, we’ll deliver for a flat $10. Please give us a ring on 13 8881 if you need more info.

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Rob Gibson, known to his mates as Gibbo or the Dirtman, is a Barossan legend who started his life in wine as a viticulturist at Penfolds in which he developed many friendships with the owners of the best and oldest vineyards in the Barossa Valley, so when Gibbo started his own label off course his mates joined him. Gibbo's early years working for Penfolds is reflected in his shiraz making style.

Barossa Valley The Barossa is probably Australia’s best known wine region, with its rich, long history, and brilliant wines. The region has an honour roll consisting of many famous names from families involved in Barossa for beyond six generations. Only about an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Barossa boasts an impressive array of red and white wines, but red wines dominate production, with the

Best Shiraz at the prestigious 2022 London Wine Competition

"An honest, meaty Barossa Shiraz", Ralph Kyte-Powell

Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019

St Hallett Black Clay Shiraz 2021

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 97/100

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 92/100

Winner of the trophy of Best Shiraz at the prestigious 2022 London Wine Competition. A deep, inky black wine with impressive concentration. Dark, smoky plum and bitumen aromas complement a complex palate. The palate is rich, full bodied and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz balanced with good oak selection and integration to produce wine with good ageing potential. It shows substantial aroma, and rich, dark fruit balanced with perfect acidity and big dry tannins. The finish is long and generous, leaving rich dark chocolate flavours lingering.

Established in 1944, the St Hallett name is synonymous with great value Barossan shiraz. The St Hallett Black Clay shiraz refers to the black cracking biscay clay soil commonly found in the Barossa Valley. Wine critic, Ralph Kyte-Powell (The Age newspaper), says "an honest, meaty Barossa Shiraz with aromas of raspberries, spice, liquorice and leather. It's medium bodied, ripely flavoured, smooth in the middle and backed up by soft tannins".

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Kemenys RRP $55

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temperate Mediterranean climate and rich soils making a perfect home, mainly for shiraz, cabernet and grenache. A new wave of exciting young winemakers have also been tinkering with other lesser known European grape varieties, bringing an added layer of diversity to proceedings.

Classic Barossa Shiraz

"{secret winery} at its best - and happiest", James Halliday

"A very good biggie", Huon Hooke

Modern dry rosé from the Icon of the Barossa

Hidden Label Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2019 (KHL 6248)

Secret Label Barossa Valley Grenache 2020 (KSL 3877)

John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2020

Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Rosé 2020

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 96/100

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 94/100

One of the Barossa Valley's best family-owned wineries. Their flagship shiraz is one of Australia's most highly regarded icon wines. This is their Estate Shiraz which is sourced from their three vineyards on which some vines were planted over 100 years ago. Luscious shiraz. It is full bodied and rich. The palate flavours of mocha and dark chocolate are deep and lasting. Approachable now but will age well over many decades. Classic Barossa Shiraz.

Hand-picked old bush vines; 25% whole bunches, wild ferment; 10 days on skins; basket pressed to puncheons; matured on lees for 10 months. A springtime basket of red flowers and fruits fill the senses, with a bright, almost tangy, back-palate and finish. {secret winery} at its best - and happiest. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2021. Drink by: 2032. Price: $30. Rating: 96/100.

Very deep, red colour with a good tint of purple and a rich, ripe, typical Barossa ironstone, graphite bouquet. The wine is full-bodied and very firm, the tannins gripping the tongue and finishing long, with a fruit-sweet core and a lot of earthy, ironstone savouriness as well as fruit sweetness. A big, rich, lavishly-fruited wine, with enough tannin and structure to hold it in shape. A very good biggie. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2022. Drink: 2023-2035. Price: $40. Rating: 93/100.

Chateau Tanunda, 'Icon of the Barossa', is Australia's largest and oldest Chateau (est.1890). A crisp modern dry style of rosé with soft colours and texture from Pinot Noir and the traditional Mediterranean red variety Counoise. Not trying to be a Provence like in colour (and better for it with greater fruit intensity). Aromas bursting with juicy strawberry and raspberry lead to a lively palate full of red berry fruits and a cranberry lift on the crisp,dry finish. Really enjoyed this. Ideal with fish, white meat and vegetable dishes.

Kemenys RRP $38

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James Halliday, James Halliday's Top 100 RRP $30

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Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $40

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"Moreish", Gary Walsh

Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 2020 Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 95/100

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Floral, all lavender and spice, blue and black fruit, plus some sage and tar. Medium-bodied, supple, purple fruit, blueberry coulis, and spice, jubey and juicy, but with a savoury edge. Tannin is fine and dense, a gentle grip and grain, with flowers and dark chocolate running long on a bold finish. Fun, sweetish, but moreish. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Aug 2020. Drink: 2020-2026. Price: $29. rating: 93/100. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front RRP $29

Kemenys RRP $25

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"There's an elegance within", Jane Faulkner

Hidden Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (KHL 7694) Region: Coonawarra Rating: 95/100 The tune is Coonawarra but its melody is {hidden winery name}. A riff of blackberries and satsuma plums, mint and menthol tempered by woodsy spices, and the oak just so. All flavours flow through to a palate just shy of full bodied. There's an elegance within, refreshing acidity and perfectly framed emery board tannins to close. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2021. Drink by: 2036. Price: $36. Rating: 95/100. Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion Sells for up to $36 under its own label

Coonawarra Agriculture commenced in Coonawarra in the mid-1800s. the rich terra rossa soils and cooler climate were ideal for sheep farming, and Scottish settler John Riddoch recognized its potential for grape growing, establishing the area’s first vineyard in 1891. Coonawarra, thanks to pioneers such as David Wynn, became famous as Australia’s top cabernet sauvignon region, currently a reputation now in dispute with a threatening Margaret River. Cabernet is the king pin, but Coonawarra also produces other excellent reds and whites, including award winning shiraz and merlot, along with its classic dry riesling style.

Old vines = intense flavour

"Well-crafted and stylish", Sam Kim

One for the cellar

Leconfield Old Vines Riesling 2020

Reschke Bull Trader Shiraz 2020

Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Region: Coonawarra Rating: 95/100

Region: Coonawarra Rating: 93/100

Region: Coonawarra Rating: 95/100

Over the years the Leconfield Riesling has taken its place amongst the best examples in Australia. This riesling comprises some of the original planting's on the estate some vines over 45 years of age; mature vines which produce a crop of intensely flavoured fruit with wonderful varietal character every year. Made in a dry style, the palate is elegant and fine and shows mid palate texture. It finishes crisp and clean with a light refreshing spritz. Ageworthy.

Gorgeously fruited and elegant, the wine shows dark berry, cedar, violet, olive and sweet plum aromas, followed by a supple palate that's pristine and flowing. Well-crafted and stylish with attractive complexity and length. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: June 2021. At its best: now to 2030. Price: $28. Rating: 93/100.

Leconfield is situated in the heart of Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rosa soil over limestone providing the ideal environment for growing premium cabernet sauvignon. The Leconfield cabernet sauvignon is one of the Coonawarra region's flagship cabernets. A beautifully textured cabernet displaying both depth and elegance where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Expect the cedar and cigar box characters to develop over the next 15 years.

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Kemenys RRP $28

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Sam Kim, Wine Orbit RRP $28

Kemenys RRP $36

No need to travel to drink this

Consistently among the top Australian merlots

A beacon for quality wine at an affordable price

Koonara Wanderlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Hidden Label Coonawarra Merlot 2020 (KHL 1867)

Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2020

Region: Coonawarra Rating: 94/100

Region: Coonawarra Rating: 95/100

When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - this is known as the 'Angel's Share'. It was on this sentiment that the Koonara angel was born. Label designs are a funny thing (and definitely in the eye of the beholder) but for what it is worth we like this label design. However the most important thing is what is inside the bottle. Tiny berries make great wine and in 2019 they were very tiny berries. One look at the colour and it gives you an indication of the concentration of these little berries. The flavour also comes from the skin, so the smaller the berry, the more colour and flavour. Intense sweet cassis fruit nose and lovely blackcurrant juiciness on the warming palate with its fine tannins. Great value Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon to be had here.

James Halliday rates this as "one of the most consistent merlots around". A consistent recipient of top wine show awards and glowing reviews, this delicious Coonawarra merlot has classic structure, displaying intense blackberry, cherry and mulberry fruit flavours with spice and fine, ripe tannins. Superb balance and length. An excellent match with lamb or pork. Will cellar gracefully for up to a decade.

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Kemenys RRP $26

Kemenys RRP $28

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Region: Coonawarra Rating: 92/100

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Wynns Red Stripe - a much-loved label out of Coonawarra's most famous estate. The "red-stripe" blend of three red varieties (Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) creates a versatile wine suited to many occasions. Soft fruit and judicious oak create a wine that is perfect for current drinking or medium-term cellaring. The Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a well-balanced and approachable wine, providing a true reflection of its regionality. A beacon for quality wine at an affordable price. Kemenys RRP $25


Clare Valley

"It is a belter", Angus Houghson

Secret Label Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 (KSL 1910)

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Region: Clare Valley Rating: 95/100

Only a couple of hours drive from Adelaide, South Australia’s Clare Valley is situated in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Vineyards were first planted in the Clare Valley in the mid-1800s. In 1885, slate was discovered, and the resultant minerally soils were found to be ideal for riesling, and subsequently a number of emerging varieties such as fiano and the Greek grape, assyrtiko. The Clare Valley has now become one of Australia’s most prestigious wine growing regions, with superb, textural white wines and rich, complex reds.

"It's very impressive", Erin Larkin

Secret Label Clare Valley Shiraz 2020 (KSL 2639)

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Region: Clare Valley Rating: 94/100

Matured in French oak for 14 months (10% new) .2020 was a compounded drought year in SA, and yielded wines of concentration and power. Dry-grown vineyards are at the forefront of yield reduction here. Blood plum, red licorice, blackberries, mulberries, raspberries and spice. This is a satisfying, dense and a compelling drink, especially at the price. Few places on the planet can achieve concentration in shiraz like South Australia can. It's very impressive. Drink by: 2031. Price: $25. Rating: 94/100.

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The key to this wine is fantastic balance from start to finish. Quite deeply coloured, it's ripe and generous but also carries great subtlety too - dark cherry, liquorice and old oak are topped with white pepper, eucalyptus and violets plus a hint of whole bunch spice. There is definitely something Rhoney going on here too. That is followed by a dry, juicy and mid-weight palate with some Clare Valley earthy flavours tied in to dark fruits and supported by long drying tannins with baking spices right on the finish. So much going on here, it is a belter, great value and has plenty of aging potential. Get some. Price: $30. Drink: 2021-2032. Rating: 95/100. Angus Houghson, Winepilot.com RRP $30

"A gorgeous young riesling, loaded with energy", Huon Hooke

Trophy, Best Dry White, Clare Valley Wine Show 2021

Leo Buring Clare Valley Dry Riesling 2021

Hesketh Fiano 2021

Region: Clare Valley Rating: 98/100

Noted for its small yields and intense aromatic profile, Fiano has recently found considerable success on Australian soils. Fiano is an exciting variety for Clare Valley, showing all the quality hallmarks that the wine is known for. Pale yellow with a light greenish tinge. An aromatic citrus bouquet, with a subtle hint of spice. Soft, ripe orchard fruits, grippy texture and a fresh, mineral finish. Well balanced structure with good length. Riesling- like in some ways, but with texture more akin to Chardonnay. A lovely, medium-bodied wine. It will be interesting to watch just how popular Fiano becomes in Australia.

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A very discreet aroma, talcy and gently floral, with traces of lemon and lime that come through more strongly on the palate. The acidity is bracing and extremely refreshing, leaving a lemon sherbet aftertaste. A gorgeous young riesling, loaded with energy, not too dry but beautifully balanced. Great value, too. Alcohol: 11.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2021. Drink: 2021-2033. Rating: 95/100. Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $27

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Region: Clare Valley Rating: 95/100

Kemenys RRP $24

Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $25

Australia's first Assyrtiko vineyard

This cabernet defines charisma!

"Belter of a Clare Valley cabernet", Campbell Mattinson

Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2021

Claymore Black Magic Woman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Knappstein Enterprise Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Region: Clare Valley Rating: 95/100

Region: Clare Valley Rating: 97/100

This cabernet defines charisma! Juicy plum and dark cherry fruits combine with licks of mint and fennel that overlay a slatey-granite earthiness. It's a deep, dark, dangerously intense cabernet with integrated tannins and dense dark fruits wound up in savoury spice. Scored 95 points in the 2020 Wine Showcase and 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition.

Well. This is a beauty. So much fruit, tannin and oak but in such overall balance. Blackcurrant and toast, peppermint cream and dried herbs, chocolate. Swoosh. It's big, it's creamy and it's tannic but it has energy. Bowled me over a bit, this one. Belter of a Clare Valley cabernet. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jun 2021. Price: $53. Rating: 95/100.

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Region: Clare Valley Rating: 94/100

I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before. Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia's first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety. Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.

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Kemenys RRP $50

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Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front RRP $53

Peter Barry, Jim Barry Wines RRP $40

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Trophy, Best Wine, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021

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Dandelion Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2020

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Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 97/100

One of Australia's most prestigious wine trophies is the Bushing Monarch trophy, awarded to the winemaker of highest scoring individual wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Established in 1973, the winner is crowned the "Bushing King" or "Bushing Queen" until they are disrobed when the next winner is announced. Dandelion Vineyards winemaker Elena Brookes and Zar Brookes were crowned the 2021 Bushing Monarchs for their 2020 Lion's Tooth McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling. Shiraz Riesling? You heard right. What may seem incongruous makes sense: blending high-acid riesling (5%) with shiraz, a variety prone to over-ripeness in a climate this warm. There's plenty to like here. The shiraz delivers the oomph - pressed plum and earth, squeezed mulberry and mushroom, spice and pepper. Whilst the riesling gifts it an instant lift, making it so drinkable. We suggest you grab a bottle to try.

Kemenys RRP $40

Like the Barossa, McLaren Vale is historically significant in the rise of the Australian wine industry, with the first vines planted in 1838 by John Reynell and Thomas Hardy. Mclaren Vale’s maritime climate mainly lends itself to red wine production, which accounts for around 90% of production. Whilst shiraz is by far the dominant variety, with its opulence and smooth tannins, there is an abundance of ‘Mediterranean’ varieties making their mark. "Serious insensitity and drive", Stuart Knox

Healthy vines make better wines

It is a multiple case buy

Paxton Organic Pinot Gris 2021

Secret Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020 (KSL 1160)

Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2019

Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 94/100

Purple colour from core to rim and up the sides of the glass as well. Plums, rosémary and sea-spray aromatics. The palate flows majestically from front to back, light of foot but carrying serious intensity and drive. Structured to accentuate the long and lingering glide of fruit into the finish. So much pleasure now and will provide for many years to come. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2021. Drink: 2021-2036. Price: $35. Rating: 95/100.

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Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 93/100

A biodynamic and organic Pinot Gris from one of McLaren Vale's famous single vineyard sites - Paxton's Thomas Block. Paxton is a leader in organic farming and as they say "healthy vines make better wines". This vineyard is one of the cooler sites in McLaren Vale and well suited to the variety. Fresh citrus flavours of lime and lemon myrtle with a hint of pear blossom and canary melon. A zesty palate reminiscent of grapefruit sorbet framing a soft viscosity through the midpalate. Grapefruit comes to play again with rindy texture completing the lively finish. Kemenys RRP $22

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From a James Halliday 5 red star rated family owned winery dedicated to making distinctive small batch wines. One of our top selling reds. It is indeed rare to find McLaren Vale shiraz at this price. Deep purple with crimson hues. Perfumed nose with blueberry, red currant fruits with violets and spice notes. A medium to full bodied Shiraz, with flavours of blueberries, red currants with floral notes. It's textured with a lingering dry finish with notes of hazelnuts and vanilla bean. Lamb cutlets with Shiraz jus. It is $22 a bottle at cellar door, so our price of only $11.95 is very special. Kemenys RRP $22

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Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 96/100

Stuart Knox, The Real Review RRP $35

From one of South Australia's most historic producers

"Density and gravitas here", Huon Hooke

"Mighty expression of old vine McLaren Vale shiraz", Gary Walsh

Hidden Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020 (KHL 2287)

Olivers Taranga HJ Reserve Shiraz 2018

Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2019

Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 96/100

Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 97/100

Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 95/100

Deep, dark, brooding red/purple colour and a rich dark-chocolate, fruitcake, subtle spice and toasty-oak bouquet. Full-bodied, rich and supple, with ample tannins which are ripe and creamy textured. There is density and gravitas here, the finish drawing out long and satisfying. Good now, but it would certainly reward cellaring. Alcohol: 14.5%. Date tasted: Dec 2021. Drink: 2021-2036. Price:$75. Rating: 95/100.

From 127 year old vines, eking out 525 six packs. Liquorice, chocolate, oyster shell, blackberry, a little mint, spice and nutty oak. Deep and concentrated, intense and layered dark fruit and black olive, firm ironstone tannin, such depth and heft, but not really heavy, as such. It's saline and earthy, toasty sage-like oak in support, fresh blackberry acidity, and a umami finish of superb length and sticky ribs of tannin. So purple. Essence-like. A mighty expression of old vine McLaren Vale Shiraz. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Mar 2022. Drink: 20242042+. Price: $125. Rating: 96/100.

McLaren Vale shiraz from one of South Australia's most historic producers. This premium estate grown shiraz is from what is known as the Farm Block situated in front of this winery's McLaren Vale cellar door. Lovely rich, full, concentrated ripe shiraz palate with fine tannins that provide persistence and length. Round acidity provides elegance and grace. A beautiful match with full flavored plates of rare beef, aubergine lasagna or tapas. Kemenys Sells for up to $28 under its own label

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Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $75

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Gary Walsh, The Wine Front RRP $125

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Langhorne Creek

"Great colour", James Halliday

Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 95/100

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Vinified in open fermenters with 12 days on skins including post ferment maceration; 12 months in new (10%) and used French puncheons. Great colour, cassis is the first and last impression of the bouquet and palate respectively, with plenty of dried baby leaf and black olive. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Drink by: 2032. Price: $22. Rating: 95/100.

Only an hour south-east of Adelaide, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, you can find the still ‘undiscovered’ wine region of Langhorne Creek. Actually, despite its relative anonymity, it is the third largest South Australian growing region. Its unique terrior and climate make Langhorne Creek an ideal place to grow outstanding red wine grapes.

James Halliday, James Halliday's Top 100 RRP $22

Although winemaking has been going on here since the 1850s, it remains, primarily, a growers region, with only around twenty wineries. The big companies have included Langhorne Creek material in their top wines over many decades. There should be much more fuss about this great region, but Langhorne Creek continues to fly under the mainstream radar. Do yourself a very big favour and try these excellent reds. A (timeless) classic

"A great red blend", Tony Love

Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2020

Hidden Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Malbec 2019 (KHL 7886)

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 94/100

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As they say, all good things must come to an end. We suspect that the days of Metala, at least at this price, will be a fond memory of the past (we can't say much more). Created from exceptional fruit from South Australia's Langhorne Creek region, Metala is a stalwart of the Australian wine industry. Winning the first ever Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962, Metala had stood the test of time with its timeless label and exceptional, consistent quality with each vintage. Oodles of dark fruit flavour yet seamless. One of Australia's best value reds. The 2020 vintage is in very limited supply. The good news is that we have bought up on this current vintage. A must-have for everyone's cellar. If we are right (hint) this is the last chance.

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 95/100 A great red blend, 69/17/8/6% cabernet sauvignon/ malbec/merlot/petit verdot. Matured for 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Understated at first, though very deeply set in its bouquet with the darkest of berries and chocolate, working their layered magic on the palate. The regional imprint of cabernet is in the lead, plump and generous, with masterful integration of tannins. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Mar 2021. Drink by: 2032. Price: $35. Rating: 95/100.

Australia's flagship Malbec producer

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Bleasdale Generations Malbec 2019 Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 96/100

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Bleasdale is clearly Australia's flagship malbec producer. Bleasdale has been growing Malbec since the late 1800's and produced the region's first Malbec table wine from the 1961 vintage. The 2019 Generations Malbec has just picked up a top gold medal and the trophy for best other varietal red at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. To prove it was no fluke it also won the trophy for Best Other Red Variety at the 2021 Winewise Championship. Intense yet generous, it offers violets, blackberries, cream, satsuma plums, porcini and spice on the nose. The palate is black and deeply flavoured; the fruit, acid and tannin perfectly balanced. It is excellent already and will cellar for many decades.

Kemenys RRP $23

Tony Love, Halliday Wine Companion Sells for up to $35 under its own label

Kemenys RRP $35

"Excellent value", Huon Hooke

A cult red

"Very good value", Jancis Robinson MW

Angas & Bremer The Creek Malbec Grenache Shiraz Touriga 2018

John's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Bleasdale The Wise One Tawny (750ml)

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 96/100

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 93/100

First release in 1974, Johns Blend has built a cult following. Intense deep red. Extremely powerful nose of lifted chocolate, eucalypt and mint with very well-balanced French oak in the background. The palate has characters on the nose carry through to the palate with great intensity. A big, rich and round palate withexcellent French oak balance and soft tannin finish. A classic John's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon!

South Australian blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Verdelho aged for 10 years in small oak casks under this historic winery's hot tin roof. I'm so glad someone has taken notice of this bargain and brought it into the UK for us to enjoy. Bright orange. Very sweet and satisfying for the end of Christmas lunch. Very very slightly syrupy with lots of tropical flower aromas. Like fermented crystallised rosé petals. Fun! But quite dry and pungent on the end. Very good value. Alcohol 18.5%. Rating: 16.5/20.

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 92/100

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Deep, bright red/purple colour. The aromas are fresh and spicy, with floral overtones and plenty of clean, bright fruit. A trace of pepper. The palate is fine and firm, elegant and medium to full-bodied, with real strength of purpose. It would cope with hearty foods. Intense and lasting palate flavour. Excellent value. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: April 2020. Drink by: 2020-2030. Price: $20. Rating: 90/100.

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Kemenys RRP $35

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Jancis Robinson MW RRP $22

Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $20

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"A bargain on a grand scale", James Halliday

Hidden Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (KHL 7052) Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 95/100

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{Hidden winery} has won eight trophies and 52 gold medals for its sauvignon blanc since 2012. The cut grass, nettle and citrus aromas are joined on the palate by the utterly seductive grapefruit and guava fruits with a sheen of just-so acidity. The wine is a bargain on a grand scale. Alcohol; 12%. Closure: screwcap. Drink by: 2022. Price: $22. Rating: 96/100. James Halliday, James Halliday's Top 100 Sells for up to $22 under its own label

Adelaide Hills The Adelaide Hills’ first grape vines were planted in 1840 by German settler Barton Hack, who like many other German and Silesian settlers in South Australia’s rural areas were escaping religious persecution in Europe. By 1900 there were over 200 growers in the region but in the early 1900s, due to economic hardship through restricted exports, the industry withered and was superseded mainly by cattle and fruit orchards. In the 1970s and 80s, the benefits of cooler-climate fruit, with longer ripening periods and higher natural acidity were grasped by a new breed of winemakers. Subsequently, there has been an explosion of top class growers and wineries making superb cool-climate wines. The Hills produces Australia’s best sauvignon blanc, and excels across virtually all other varietals "Deliciously elegant", Huon Hooke

Hidden Label Special Reserve Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017 (KHL 3352)

Secret Label Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2019 (KSL 1958)

Bleasdale Pinot Gris 2021

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 94/100

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 97/100

Deepish red colour with a tinge of purple, bright and translucent. The aromas are spicy and red-fruited, attractively-scented and accessible, the palate medium to full-bodied and nicely modulated. There's a lot of drink-now charm to this very accessible wine. Deliciously elegant, and drinks so well already. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: April 2021. Drink: 20212031. Price: $30. Rating: 93/100.

75% fermented cool in tank; 25% fermented with high solids and wild yeast in used French puncheons. This will come as a surprise for those expecting another ho-hum white wine. There is both flavour and texture complexity, largely nashi pear and citrus, plus tropical and spice slants. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2021. Drink by: 2025. Price: $22. Rating: 94/100.

Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a brightly spicy, red-fruited aroma which is full of charm and aromatic appeal. Very good intensity and drive through the palate, great tension and persistence, refinement and vitality that carries right through to the last. Sweet fruit core followed by a firm, authoritative finish. A gorgeous wine. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: diam. Drink: 2020-2035. Price: $90. Rating: 97/100. Huon Hooke, The Real Review Sells for up to $90 under its own label

"A very strong buy recommendation", Gary Walsh

Longhop Riesling 2021

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Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 94/100

Well look at this would you. A Longhop Riesling, with fancy packaging too. Juicy, bath salts perfume, green apple and lime leaf. It has grip and lovely texture, a little bit savoury, a little bit fun, a fine chalky texture, all this grip and perfume, with again the apple and lemon zest bitterness carrying it long. Delightful. Fleshy and flavoursome. A very strong buy recommendation for drinking now, or over the next few years. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Mar 2022. Drink: 2022-2026+. Price: $25. Rating: 94/100.

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Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $30

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Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 94/100

James Halliday, James Halliday's Top 100 RRP $22

"The price ($20) is barely believable", James Halliday

"Lovely", Gary Walsh

Longview Nebbiolo Rosato 2021

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Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 93/100

Perfumed with liquorice root and flowers, red cherry and strawberry, bright and succulent, but dry and gently dusty in texture too, with a long fresh finish and some juicy pink grapefruit to close. Lovely. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Drink: 2021-2024. Drink: 2021-2024. Price: $26. Rating: 93/100. Gary Walsh, The Wine Pilot RRP $26

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front RRP $25

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"Flavour and texture complexity", James Halliday

"A gorgeous wine", Huon Hooke

The Pawn El Desperado Pinot Noir 2021

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Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 92/100

Six pinot clones, whole berries wild fermented as one blend, matured in oak (25%) new for six months. This pinot is given that extra degree of attention in the winery - and doesn't it tell. Aromas of cherry cola, rosé petals and spice erupt from the glass. On the palate, the wine reveals a berry fruit explosion of black cherry and cranberry, with touches of balsamic and earth tones. James Halliday recently said of the label that "the price ($20) is barely believable". James wouldn't believe our price. Kemenys RRP $21

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Tasmania

"Long, long carry", Huon Hooke

Bay of Fires Riesling 2021 Region: Northern Tasmania Rating: 95/100

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Very light colour and the bouquet is a brilliantly intense lemon-lime fragrance, citrus pith and blossoms too, the palate searingly intense and seemingly dry, although there may be a smidge of sweetness hiding in there. Long, long carry. Certainly, it is very approachable and lovely now, while cellaring prospects are considerable. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Mar 2022. Drink: 2022-2033. Price: $47. Rating: 95/100.

Tasmania is quickly becoming the jewel in the Australian wine industry’s crown. There are seven Tasmanian sub-regions, all genuinely coolclimate boasting ideal, long-ripening seasons, producing intense fruit flavours and brilliant natural acidity. It’s simply a perfect place for wine production. From the Tamar Valley near Launceston, in the north, to the Coal Valley, near Hobart, most Tassie vineyards specialize in the ‘Burgundian’ varieties, making still chardonnay and pinot noir, which also goes into their stellar sparkling wines, and there are aromatic white varieties such as riesling and pinot gris.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $47

Crisp, lengthy and delicious

"Resonant finish that rolls on and on", Huon Hooke

"A very smart wine", Aaron Brasher

Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling 2021 (375ml)

Devils Corner Riesling 2021

Holm Oak Chardonnay 2020

Region: Southern Tasmania Rating: 95/100

Region: Tasmania Rating: 91/100

Region: Tasmania Rating: 95/100

Lemon curd and honey aromas, the palate echoing this with richness and weight, plenty of ripe flavour and fruit sweetness, leading into a dry, resonant finish that rolls on and on. A trace of hardness. A bigger, riper style of riesling but it doesn't sacrifice refinement or balance. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2022. Drink: 20222030. Price: $22. Rating: 91/100.

Lifted aromas of grilled nuts, nougat, white peach, melon skin and white flowers. Rich, layered and textured on the palate, where there's plenty of powerful fruit flavour with ample nutty French oak and an element of malo giving mouth-feel, creaminess and richness. A very smart wine. Alcohol: 12%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2022. Drink: 2022-2029. Price: $35. Rating: 95/100.

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Sourced from the Coal River Valley, Southern Tasmania. This aromatic iced wine was crafted through freezing concentrated freshly pressed grape juice intensifying the flavour (the famous icewines of Canada are made through leaving grapes on the vines in the snow). This takes iced riesling to a new level. Mandarin aromas with subtle sweet honey tones and bruised apple flavours. Some tropical notes. Crisp, lengthy and delicous. A great wine and something very different. Match with lemon curd tarts and a selection of fine Tasmanian cheeses.

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Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $22

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review RRP $35

Kemenys RRP $34

Great value Tassie pinot drinking to be had here

"A glass of wine that is very difficult to put down", Stuart Knox

"It's svelte, stylish, spicy and refreshing", Campell Mattinson

42 Degrees South Pinot Noir 2021

Holm Oak the Wizard Pinot Noir 2019

Riversdale Estate Syrah 2017

Region: Southern Tasmania Rating: 94/100

Region: Northern Tasmania Rating: 97/100

42 degrees south refers to the central latitude of Tasmania and reflects the cool climate position from which the grapes are grown. Sourced Coal River Valley and East Coast Tasmanian and made by the A team at Frogmore Creek (Alain Rousseau and Nick Glaetzer). South Pinot Noir has red cherry and blackcurrant aromas followed by mixed fresh berry flavours that linger. Great value Tassie pinot drinking to be had here.

Bright and full ruby colour from core to rim, hints of purple as well. Cherry cola, balsa and sage aromas. Dark fruits meld with sweet spices and char meat notes on the palate. There is a kaleidoscope of flavours, but they all meld seamlessly into a very slippery and flowing package. Tannins and acidity do their work in the background, carrying the wine deep into a long and lingering finish. A glass of wine that is very difficult to put down. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2021. Drink: 2021-2031. Price: $65. Rating: 96/100.

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Kemenys RRP $32

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Stuart Knox, The Real Review RRP $65

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Region: Southern Tasmania Rating: 95/100

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Riversdale Estate Syrah is a wine I'm keen to follow. It's from the Coal River Valley. Beautiful cool climate aroma and flavour here. Perfume aplenty, nothing hard or unripe, pepper and herb, twigs and nuts, and of course cherry and plum. It's svelte, stylish, spicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is sheer and satiny. Length is very good too. If you're a col-climate-shiraz/syrah kind of person then it drinks a treat now; otherwise it will be excellent at maturity. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 18. Drink by: 2027+. Price: $40. Rating: 93/100. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front RRP $40

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"This is first-class Margaret River cabernet", James Halliday

Hidden Label Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (KHL 2410)

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Region: Margaret River Rating: 95/100

This is first-class Margaret River cabernet at an economy price. It has elegance and poise, the cassis and black-olive flavours fresh and detailed, the crisp tannins likewise. The colour, too, is bright and clear. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink: 2033. Price: $24. Rating: 95/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Sells for up to $24 under its own label

Margaret River “Margaret River is the closest thing to paradise of any wine region I have visited in my extensive search for knowledge” - Jancis Robinson In the mid-1960s, a government funded report published by Dr John Gladstones identified the beautiful Margaret River area as ideal grape growing country. The result was that with the vision of Margaret River pioneers such as Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen, and Vasse Felix’s Tom Cullity, Margaret River is now in the top echelon of Australian wine growing regions. Probably best known for its superb cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, Margaret River also produces world class sauvignon blanc, shiraz, riesling and other aromatic whites. Here is a selection of Margaret River’s finest.

"This is a mighty impressive cabernet", Ray Jordan

Provencal in style except in price

"Amazing texture. Love this", Mike Bennie

Hidden Label Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (KHL 5372)

Secret Label Margaret River Rosé 2021 (KSL 1304)

Cullen Grace Madeline 2018

Region: Margaret River Rating: 93/100

Region: Margaret River Rating: 95/100

Wow - a Margaret River rosé at this price! Lovely pale Provencal colour. A delicious combination of pink musk sticks, Turkish delight, fairy floss and hints of rosé petal and strawberries. The palate is soft, with juicy red fruits of strawberries and raspberries with hints of Turkish delight, pink marshmallows and baking spices. A lovely crisp and dry finish.

The first vintage of this naming. Concentration and energy to burn. A wine of complexity, velocity and depth yet scintillating freshness. Incredible persistence. Green apple, fennel, alpine herb, sea spray. Complexity for days. Amazing texture. Love this. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jun 2021. Drink: 2021-2028+. Price: $39. Rating: 96/100.

This is a mighty impressive cabernet. Firm, structured and stylish in one fell swoop. The fruit is beautifully concentrated and set off against the powdery, chalky, fine tannins, creating such an elegant, poised palate. The aromas of black olive tapenade and bay leaf with the deep fruitier tones of blackcurrant really fill the middle palate. The dry finish completes a very good wine with plenty of cellaring potential. Cellar: 20 years. Price: $55. Rating: 95/100.

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Kemenys RRP $18

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Region: Margaret River Rating: 96/100

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front RRP $39

Ray Jordan Sells for up to $55 under its own label

"Textural and lingering", Sam Kim

"A wine of elegance and finesse", James Halliday

"Impeccably poised", Ray Jodan

Brookwood Chenin Blanc 2021

Brookland Valley Cabernet Merlot 2015

Cullen Diana Madeline 2018

Region: Margaret River Rating: 93/100

Region: Margaret River Rating: 97/100

Region: Margaret River Rating: 99/100

Elegant and posied, yet enticing and approachable, the wine shows feijoa, Gala apple, nectarine and blossom notes on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate displaying flashy texture and well-pitched acidity. Textural and lingering. At its best now to 2026. Price: $25. Rating: 93/100.

Estate-grown, hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in French oak for 13 months. A wine of elegance and finesse, reflecting the 'do nothing' philosophy in its crafting. It's only mediumbodied, but the perfume of the bouquet tells you something's up and it's the purity of its cassis fruit that has the syren call allure on the finish of the long, lingering palate. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2018. Drink by: 2035. Price: $59. Rating: 97/100.

I've been waiting for this wine to be released, knowing how good the 2018 vintage was in Margaret River. In fact, it goes further than my lofty expectations. Super-concentrated deep blackcurrant, mulberry and dark, plummy, chocolate flavours. There is an extraordinary brightness and vitality on the nose with exotic violet perfumes. Impeccably poised. A wine that will drink well into the second half of this century. Rating: 99/100.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $59

Ray Jordan, West Weekend Magazine RRP $140

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Sam Kim, Wine Orbit RRP $25

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Great Southern

Nails the style

Hidden Label Mount Barker Chardonnay 2021 (KHL 4252) Region: Mount Barker Rating: 94/100

Great Southern lies along the Southern Ocean on Western Australia’s farsouth coast. It is made up of five sub-regions - Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup, all of which have unique climatic and geographical influences, all contributing outstanding wines of many styles. Shiraz, riesling, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay are the principal varieties of Great Southern, all of which display elegance and intensity created by the relatively cool maritime climate.

This really stood out at a recent Kemenys wine panel tasting

Plantagenet Angevin Riesling 2020

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Region: Great Southern Rating: 95/100

This really stood out at a recent Kemenys wine panel tasting. The 2020 vintage was the hottest on record in the Great Southern. The hot day time temperatures reduced berry expansion, producing fruit with depth of flavour and colour intensity. Wine Critic, Sam Kim, rated it 95 points saying that "it's exquisitely styled, showing Granny Smith apple, lime cordial and white flesh nectarine notes on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that delivers outstanding fruit purity and poise. Refined and stylish with a graceful future ahead". A gold medal at the WA Wine Show Awards 2020 and 5 stars in Winestate Magazine are a further endorsement of its quality.

This is an 'old school' chardonnay. It perfectly typifies the big, soft, buttery styles we knew and loved. This has rich stone fruit flavours enhanced by the cashew nut characters, all very well integrated after nearly 7 months on lees. Having all gone through malo, it already has that extra layer of complexity and the "crème brulee" like flavours sit well with nectarine fruit characters with the fine seam of delicate acidity contributing its long flavoursome finish. Absolutely nails the retro chardonnay style. Kemenys Sell for up to $22 under its own label

Astounding value

Trophy, Best Riesling, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021

Devils Ridge Block 15 Frankland River Chardonnay 2021

Hidden Label Mount Barker Riesling 2021 (KHL 3734)

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Region: Frankland River Rating: 93/100

Region: Mount Barker Rating: 95/100

Devil's Ridge hand picks small parcels of premium fruit to produce quality wines at a devilish price. This chardonnay was sourced from one of the most acclaimed vineyards in the Frankland River (one of West Australia's best kept secrets in the Great Southern wine region). It was the inaugural winner of the Young Gun of Wine's 'Vineyard of the Year' trophy. The white peach and pineapple flavours are distinctive and intense. A perfect balance of Great Southern citrus acidity, ripeness and creamy French oak with a lingering finish.

From a famous vineyard in Mount Barker which overlooks the Porongurup mountain ranges. The vines, now over thirty years old, produce fruit of great intensity and complexity. This famous producer has a long history of producing award winning wines beginning in 1986 when this riesling was awarded the Australian National Dry White Champion - the first Western Australian wine to win this award. The 2021 vintage has done it again picking up the trophy for Best Riesling at the Royal Hobart Wine Show. Floral, citrus, apple with lychee aromas lead into a complex but generous mid palate which finishes long and crisp. Mount Barker really is riesling heaven.

Kemenys

Kemenys RRP $32

Kemenys Sells for up to $27 under its own label

Fruit intensity and purity

Unbeatable now or later consumption

"Perfect go-to bargain Pinot", Angus Hughson

Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay 2021

Hidden Label Frankland River Shiraz 2020 (KHL 1465)

Howard Park Flint Rock Pinot Noir 2021

Region: Great Southern Rating: 96/100

Region: Frankland River Rating: 94/100

A collaboration between Jeff Burch (custodian of Howard Park) and Burgundian winemaker Pascal Marchand. Sourced from our Mount Barrow vineyard in the Mount Barker sub region of the Great Southern. Fruit intensity and purity stand resolutely at the forefront of this wine, yet it is the fine acidity and restrained minerality typical of Great Southern Chardonnay that sets it apart. Ripe fruit flavours of stone fruit and pineapple are carried along by fresh, crisp acidity, the finish well textured with a hint of oak lingering.

Shiraz from Frankland River is arguably our strongest variety from this isolated, but super reliable sub-region of the fabulous Great Southern. A small portion finishes its ferment in new oak barriques; matured in new and used French oak. James Halliday recently pointed that "you have to wonder how any new-oak expenditure could be justified by the giveaway price". A deep, dark and vibrant crimsony red. Beautifully aromatic with lifted, fresh and vibrant spicy fruit characters; soft ripe plums and red currants together with hints of raspberry and cranberry. The delicious spicy plum fruit flavours are well integrated after its careful oak handling, all adding to its complexity and depth. Unbeatable now or for later consumption.

Who says Great Southern does not do great Pinot? The name "Flint Rock" epitomizes the fine mineral structure and savoury elegance of wines grown in the wildly remote and beautiful Great Southern region of Western Australia. Bright, translucent ruby in the glass, this juicy, red fruited Pinot Noir exhibits great elegance, poise, and balance. Wine critic Angus Hughson (Winepilot) recently hailed this as "excellent value and the perfect go-to bargain Pinot for mid-week drinking".

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Kemenys RRP $42

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Region: Great Southern Rating: 94/100

Kemenys RRP $29

Kemenys Sells for up to $22 under its own label

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From Australia's prosécco pioneer

Dal Zotto Pucino Prosécco NV Region: King Valley Rating: 92/100 In 1999, inspired by a childhood growing up in the town of Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of Prosécco, Otto Dal Zotto planted the first Prosécco vines in the King Valley, making him the pioneer of the variety in Australia. Pale straw, vivid green youthful hue; tantalizing hints of fresh cut pear, citrus blossom and a mere suggestion of spice jump out and present themselves on the bouquet; the palate is soft, appealing, approachable and basically a whole lot of fun, with gentle bubbles and alcohol combining seamlessly, and offering the maximum amount of freshness for a drink early, enjoy and not necessarily in moderation style of sparkling wine; a spot on example of Prosécco. Kemenys RRP $21

Central Victoria "The range of flavours intensify on the palate", James Halliday

"Does the grape proud", Jeni Port

Kemenys go-to pinot grigio

Hidden Label King Valley Prosécco NV (KHL 5078)

Tar & Rosés Pinot Grigio 2021

Region: King Valley Rating: 94/100

For over a decade the legendary Don Lewis and his winemaking partner Narelle King had made wine in Europe. Their immersion within the classic European wine regions and varietals sparked their interest in how these varietals could prosper in Central Victoria and led to the establishment of Tar & Rosés. Sadly, Don passed in 2017 with Narelle now carrying on the Tar & Rosés tradition. Always a go-to pinot grigio. Alluringly fragrant with sweet nashi pear, white stone fruit and mandarin fruit flavours, bundled up in bright natural acidity. Hints of honeydew melon dance around the edges. It's rich, viscous and elegant, a testament to the winemaking prowess of Narelle King. Enjoy it alongside snapper in burnt butter sauce. Note that the orange tinge in colour is true to this style.

Machined harvested at night, cool fermentation with Champagne yeast, small amount of lees contact. Bottle-ready wine is fermented for a 2nd time in a pressure tank, filtered, then a small amount of dosage. So easy to get to love. Simple enjoyment assured with delicious lemon sorbet, citrus, fresh cut apple and harmonious slurpy, bright acidity. Does the grape proud. Alcohol: 10.5%. Closure: crown seal. Date tasted: Jan 2021. Price: $25. Rating: 95/100. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion Sells for up to $25 under its own label

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Region: Central Victoria Rating: 94/100

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Pinot Gris 2020

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Region: Grampians Rating: 93/100

The cool Grampians climate gives pinot gris the drive that it misses in warmer regions. Nashi pear aromas surge out as the glass is swirled and the range of flavours intensify on the palate and finish. Grapefruit zest, nashi pear and minerally acidity coming into play. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink by: 2023. Price: $20. Rating: 93/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $20

Kemenys RRP $24 "An indefinite lifespan", James Halliday

"A luxurious wine", James Halliday

Bests Great Western Riesling 2020

Tahbilk Viognier 2021

Region: Great Western Rating: 96/100

The perfection of the growing season has provided a luxurious wine, packed with flavours spanning ripe stone fruits through to shafts of fresh ginger, and a sprightly mouthfeel. Breaks all the rules of convention. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2021. Drink: 2024. Price: $21. Rating: 95/100.

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The vines are direct descendants of the 1866 plantings in the nursery block. A core of sweet lime-juice essence and spine-tingling acidity makes a wine that follows in the footsteps of its multi-gold-medal-winning predecessors. An indefinite lifespan. Alcohol: 12%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink by: 2040. Price: $25. Rating: 96/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $25

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Region: Goulburn Valley Rating: 94/100

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $21

"Stunning value, as always", Jeni Port

Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne 2016

A fabulous follow-up vintage to the excellent 2015, encapsulating all the beauty of the Rhone grape that comes with bottle age. The characters we see in youth remain: the honeysuckle, jasmine florals and citrus force. Built around them are complexing additions through age, of hay, almond meal, pear skin and apricot nut. Acidity is firm but also soft. Stunning value, as always. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2022. Drink by: 2031. Price: $26. Rating: 95/100. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $26

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Region: Goulburn Valley Rating: 96/100


Great value Heathcote shiraz

Hidden Label Heathcote Shiraz 2021 (KHL 7865) Region: Heathcote Rating: 94/100

The Central Victorian wine region is extremely diverse, encompassing chilly mountain ranges, humid valley plains, fertile river flats, thick forests and dry, rolling hills, producing wines that range from rich, ripe reds to full-flavoured whites. There are five distinct regions in central Victoria, each with markedly different topography, altitudes and climates, resulting in a wide range of differing winemaking strengths.

After over a century of producing stellar wines exclusively from their 'home' region in the Hunter, {hidden famous wine family} made their first wine from Heathcote shiraz in 1997, having long admired the wines from this famous Victorian region. The late legendary wine critic John Fordham says this "decision to source shiraz from Victoria's Heathcote region two decades ago has been vindicated many times over". The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. The nose is full of ripe plum and dark cherries with a hint of white pepper and sweet vanillin. The flavours carry onto the palate which is full of big soft fruit, but perfectly weighted by an elegant oak structure and natural acid, resulting in a rich wine with a complex and fresh structure.

the Murray River in the north, encompassing lush, fertile farmland and the humid, water-abundant sub-region of Nagambie Lakes, famed for its Rhône varietals. To the west is shiraz country, in the hills around the historic gold-mining town of Bendigo, and among the box ironbark forests around Heathcote. To the east, the magnificently wild Strathbogie Ranges and high country of Upper Goulburn produce beautiful, cool climate white and sparkling wines of great balance and finesse.

The Goulburn Valley stretches from Seymour in the south to

Kemenys Sells for up to 25 under its own label

"A rosé to savour", Jenni Port

"Worthy of much admiration", Ralph Kyte-Powell

"Hard to resist at this price", James Halliday

Tahbilk Grenache Mourvedre Rosé 2021

Tahbilk Old Vine Cabernet Shiraz 2017

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2017

Region: Goulburn Valley Rating: 95/100

Region: Goulburn Valley Rating: 96/100

Region: Grampians Rating: 93/100

52/48% grenache/mourvedre. A rosé of serious intent focusing on 2 Rhone Valley grape varieties perfectly in sync. Boasts concentrated flavour and a degree of complexity not generally seen at this price. Morello cherry, raspberry, rosé and cardamom spice up this confection-pink rosé. Juicy energy in the mouth. Flavour is intense and runs deep with a firm tannin grip as company. A rosé to savour. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2021. Drink by: 2026. Price: $22. Rating: 95/100.

A traditional Australian red wine type, worthy of much admiration. Deeply-coloured, it has tons of appeal on the nose with plummy fruit aromas woven through with hints of mocha, subtle mint and minerally earth. It tastes smooth and succulent with the sort of perfect palate structure and depth that old vines provide. Ample tannins support a long, delicious aftertaste. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jun 2020. Drink: 20202030. Price: $46. Rating: 95/100.

The fragrant, floral red fruits and spice and pepper on the bouquet are joined by black pepper and licorice on the palate. Hard to resist at this price, very hard. No patience is required, it is ready now. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2019. Drink by: 2024. Price: $20. Rating: 93/100.

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Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $22

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Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz 2018

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Region: Victoria Rating: 94/100

A blend of spicy, fragrant Grampians and juicy Heathcote shiraz, the sum of the parts greater than the price of each. It really does take you on a broomstick ride across Central Victoria, from the cool Grampians in the west to warm Heathcote in the east. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2020. Drink by: 2033. Price: $27. Rating: 93/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $27

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James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $20

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review RRP $46

"A rousing and evocative red", Jeni Port

"Poise, grace and indelible richness", Ned Goodwin

Blue Pyrenees Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Devil's Cave Vineyard Shiraz 2017

Region: Pyrenees Rating: 95/100

Pushing a pedal of bright acidity and fine-grained tannins across Heathcote's black-fruited dress code, this is a welcome fresh face for the district. Pulpy and vibrant, the regional trademark of forceful mineral soldered to bitter chocolate, iodine, coffee grind, briar and licorice is palpable. Beautifully floral, too. A distinctive drink of poise, grace and indelible richness. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2019. Drink by: 2032. Price: $40. Rating: 96/100.

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Cold soak pre-ferment, a 5-day warm ferment, 2 weeks extended maceration on skins, mlf in oak, matured 18 months in new and 2yo French oak barriques. A serious wine in memory of a seriously lovely wine man, the late Colin Richardson. Colin loved a rousing and evocative red, something to get your teeth into and also be awed by. The cabernets made in his honour follow that principle. The '18, while still in building mode, is ready for its close-up right now, bursting in sweet blackberry fruits, almost riotous spice, rich in clove and aniseed, with a signature Pyrenees menthol, leafy edge. Ripe tannins keep the structure keen, something for the journey ahead. Alcohol: 14.4%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Aug 2021. Drink by: 2035. Price: $64. Rating: 95/100.

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Region: Heathcote Rating: 96/100

Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $40

Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $64

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A blend of chardonnay from Giant Steps prized vineyards

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021

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Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 95/100

The Yarra Valley Chardonnay is sourced from Giant Steps prized single vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack. It is not uncommon for this Estate blend to be rated as high (or even more highly) than the single vineyard Chardonnay's given its access to multiple quality vineyards. The 2021 vintage was terrfic across the Yarra Valley. A super-bright green gold. Vibrant aromas with perfectly ripened stone fruits. It shows the pedigree of the top Giant Steps wines but delivers also on drinkability. Classy chardonnay. Kemenys RRP $40

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years and is known as the ‘birthplace’ of Victoria's wine industry. Vines were first planted in 1838 and viticulture spread rapidly through the 1860s and 1870s. However, increased demand for fortified wine saw Yarra Valley wine production cease in 1921. Replanting began in the late 1960s, with the region now recognised as one of Australia's foremost cool climate regions, capable of making classic styles from a wide range of varieties. In addition to the second wave of pioneers, the Yarra Valley is now also home to a bold and exciting new breed of revolutionary winemakers who are pushing the boundaries of grape growing and winemaking. The modern classic Yarra Valley varieties like chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz have been joined in recent years by a selection of emerging varieties such as nebbiolo, arneis, gamay and gruner veltliner, all of which are showing considerable promise.

"We're in business here", Campbell Mattinson

"Yes. Buy", Campbell Mattinson

Yering Station Little Yering Chardonnay 2020

Yering Station Little Yering Shiraz 2018

Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 93/100

100% shiraz, fermented as whole berries, all old oak (and actually old oak at that, rather than merely "not new"; the oak here ranged from 5-10 years old). Yes. Buy. 'Nuff said. Meat, plum, toast and cedarwood characters put on a lovely, fruit-driven-but-savoury show. Oak adds polish. Maybe some game here too but as a positive. Punchy tannin. Robust and bodied, yet charming. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Drink: 20212025+. Price: $22. Rating: 92/100.

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As an off-hand remark I'd wager that it's harder to find good chardonnay pickings at the "affordable" level now. At the upper end the general standard has increased dramatically over the past 10-15 years but along the way it's vacuumed some of the quality lower down. Thought of the day. This wine avoids that trap and offers good value. It's generally light and frisky but it has the tools to give richness a shot. Citrus and nectarine flavours are the mainstays but there's yellow peach, butter and cedar here too. We're in business here. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2021. Drink: 2021-2024. Price: $22. Rating: 90/100.

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Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front RRP $22

Special value Yarra Valley pinot at this price

Helen's Hill Ingram Road Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

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Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 93/100

MV6 and 777 clones, matured for 10 months in used French barriques. A bouquet of strawberries and cherries jumps out of the glass at you, inviting you to taste. On the palate, the fun continues with generous red fruits and the slightest hint of silky tannins to this elegant Pinot the structure required. The varietal expression is crystal clear and it is easy drinking pinot noir at its best. Special value Yarra Valley pinot at this price. Kemenys RRP $24

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front RRP $22 "The perfect intriduction to modern Yarra pinot", Philip Rich

Not a 'cookie cutter' standard pinot noir

Embodies the good life, just like Tommy

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Rouleur Pinot Noir 2021

Tommys Lane Pinot Noir 2020

Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 95/100

Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 92/100

60/40% upper/lower Yarra Valley fruit. Handpicked and open-fermented with 60% whole berries, the remainder whole bunches. A very bright, light-medium crimson red. A gentle waft of fresh raspberries and cranberries, with just the right amount of spice-rack spices. Delicious right out of the gate, this medium-bodied and refreshing wine will age well too. The perfect introduction to modern Yarra pinot. Alcohol; 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Dec 2021. Drink by: 2026. Price: $40. Rating: 96/100.

Recognised as a young gun winemaker, Matt East has done it again with this 2021 vintage release. It has more density and complexity than prior years, whilst remains true to style, being finer boned with lovely carbonic character that elevates the wine, providing more interest and character, ensuring this wine is not a 'cookie cutter' standard pinot noir. On the nose there's fragrant sour cherries, dried florals, star anise, sulfide and stems from whole bunches used during ferment (40%). The palate has plenty of flavour and boasts upright, integrated tannins, jubey regional cherries and satsuma plum too. A wine that drinks well now but will evolve beautifully in bottle over the next 3 plus years.

The 2020 vintage Tommy's Lane Pinot Noir delivers a youthful charm and punches weigh above its weight at this price. Like its founder Tommy, this wine embodies the good life with dark cherry fruit at the core and finishing with lingering fine tannins typifying the elegance and finesse of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. We suggest pairing this delicious wine with your favourite roast duck or five spice chicken dishes.

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Mornington Peninsula You will find the Mornington Peninsula about 70km west of Melbourne. It is a region boasting a relatively cool maritime climate which in concert with excellent vineyard-friendly soils and slopes has become home to about 200 vineyards and more than 50 wineries. Even though wine production here can be traced back to the 1880s, the modern resurgence of the region really accelerated in the early 1970s when its true potential was realised. The region has excelled in producing world-class pinot noir and chardonnay, along with highly awarded cool-climate, complex shiraz, and aromatic white varieties.

"Charming, understated, and really good to drink", Gary Walsh

Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir 2021 Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 94/100

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Red cherry, spiced strawberry, subtle oak. It's delicate, but precise, with bright red fruits, a subtle sappiness, fine emery tannin, and a fresh and juicy red fruit finish of fine shape and length. A smattering of dried herb and meaty reduction finishes off. Charming, understated, and really good to drink. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: March 2022. Drink: 2022-2027. Price: $34. Rating: 93/100. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front RRP $34

"Delicious and succulent", Huon Hooke

Pitch perfect

Trophy, Best Victorian Shiraz, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019

Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2018

Polperro Chardonnay 2021

Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz 2018

Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 95/100

Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 96/100

Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 96/100

Medium to full ruby colour, the bouquet echoing the beginnings of some age development, with a toasty-smoky note and hints of berry compote, subtle foresty bunchy nuances too, and these are supported by abundant soft but drying tannins on the palate. There's a charming core of sweet fruit and the wine is overall really delicious and succulent. And very good value. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Oct 2021. Drink: 2021-2028. Price: $40. Rating: 95/100.

If ever in the region, Polperro is firmly cemented as one of the great places to visit for a quintessential Mornington Peninsula food and wine experience. This single vineyard expression of the Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay is pitch perfect. Intense and inviting notes of stonefruits and nutty barrel ferment characters. Mineral and intense on the entry, with an elegant mid palate of white peaches and a delicate savoury texture, all held together by a pure and driving line of acidity.

Trophy winner for 'Best Victorian Shiraz' at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019. The bouquet of this wine shows spicy blackberry fruit along with the lifted floral viognier aromatics. The palate has black fruits, black pepper and fine-grained tannins. A medium bodied wine with texture and power but with a fineness that reflects its cool climate origin. Impressive.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $40

Kemenys RRP $50

World class and one of our favourite chardonnays

"Calling all lovers of Chablis", Winsor Dobbin

Dexter Chardonnay 2021

Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2019

Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 96/100

Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 93/100

Few know the Mornington Peninsula better than Tod Dexter. With decades of winemaking experience, including as chief winemaker at Stonier, Dexter has mastered Mornington Chardonnay (and Pinot Noir). The Dexter Chardonnay truly is world class and one of our favourite chardonnays. Aromas of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit and lemon, and white peach, with subtle oak. Subtle flavours are reflective of the aromas. The wine has a soft middle palate with terrific length and refreshing acid. Pitch-perfect.

Calling all lovers of Chablis. If you are finding your fresh, citrus/mineral favourite increasingly expensive then here is a very good Australian alternative from Kooyong on the Mornington Peninsula. There is a floral/talcum powder nose leading on to an impressive intensity and acidity on the palate. Think pithy mandarin and grapefruit, hints of ripe stone fruits, with just a hint of nuttiness. Wonderfully fresh and beguiling. My bet is you'll empty the bottle quick smart.

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"Impressive", James Halliday

Foxeys Hangout the Red Fox Pinot Noir 2019 Region: Mornington Peninsula Rating: 95/100

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Modest colour; cooking spices frame the bouquet, contributing even more of the palate's message. In Foxeys' usual style, fine tannins are also centre stage together with exotic dark berry fruits. Second place in Foxeys' hierarchy, but nonetheless impressive. Alcohol: 19%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink by: 2030. Price: $29. Rating: 95/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $29

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From the Hilltops flagship winery

Hidden Label Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (KHL 1763) Region: Hilltops Rating: 94/100 This producer is acknowledged as the flagship Hilltops winery, and one of the rising stars of top-end Australian wine. Ranked among the most prolific award-winners on the major Australian and international wine-show circuits, this winery has won over 100 medals and trophies in the last decade. A James Halliday 5-star rated winery, they have crafted this classically structured cabernet sauvignon with a formidable austerity to the blackcurrant fruit and tannins. This is their Estate Cabernet. Drinking beautifully now and will further reward five years in the cellar. A must with rich red meat dishes. Kemenys Sells for up to $35 under its own label

NSW & Canberra This group of wines covers the cool climes of Tumbarumba, originally targeted for growing chardonnay for ‘big company’ sparkling wine. It was soon established that the fruit quality warranted inclusion in top echelon still chardonnay. Tumbarumba pinot noir is now on a path to similar glories. Hilltops and Orange regions have now transitioned from ‘emerging’ wine regions, home to dozens of fully fledged, top quality cool-climate producers. Canberra’s cool climate keeps churning out some of Australia’s finest riesling and shiraz wines, fragrant, textural and classically structured.

Now this is cool

Hidden Label Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2021 (KHL 6433)

"An elegant and textural rosé", The Grape Hunter

"It's already a great drink but it's still a baby", Huon Hooke

Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese Rosé 2021

Four Winds Vineyard Riesling 2021

Region: Orange Rating: 93/100

Region: Canberra Rating: 95/100

This 2021 Angullong Fossil Hill Rosé is made from the Grosso Sangiovese clone planted over 20 years ago. This is a fresh and vibrant Rosé displaying an attractive roséwater colour. The Grosso Sangiovese characteristics of cherry and violets are well-supported by a sweet 'n' savoury palate and tingly, astringent acid lift. It is an elegant and textural Rosé which admirably survived the 24 hour test both as an aperitif and matched with our al-fresco lunch of a mixed charcuterie and cheese platter the next day.

The aroma is very reserved and shy, with a hint of greenness, a fresh-herb note, and a little smoky note, possibly due to a trace of reduction. The palate is lean, very lemony and bright in its acidity, leaving a tanginess on the aftertaste. Very intense apple and citrus flavours, the fruit-sweetness balancing and striking sparks off the cool-grown acidity. Time will only improve this wine-it's already a great drink but it's still a baby. Alcohol: 11%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2011. Drink: 2022-2033. Price: $28. Rating: 95/100.

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Region: Tumbarumba Rating: 94/100 Cool climate chardonnay from Tumbarumba, at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW. The elegance and purity of Tumbarumba Chardonnay challenges people's perception of Australian Chardonnay of days gone by. Bright and lifted on the nose with citrus, fig and flinty notes. The palate is long and elegant with the varietal flavours, knitting in neatly with subtle toasty French oak, adding a spicy, nutty complexity. Kemenys Sells for up to $35 under its own label

The Grape Hunter RRP $26

Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $28

"The value for money is outstanding", Huon Hooke

Impressive release

"This is exceptional shiraz", James Halliday

Coppabella Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Moppity Lock & Key Shiraz 2018 Region: Hilltops Rating: 93/100

Region: Hilltops Rating: 98/100

Region: Tumbarumba Rating: 94/100

Deepish red with a tinge of purple, the bouquet vegetal, earthy, meaty and slightly funky possibly due to some whole-bunch ferment. Chocolate, vanilla and black cherry flavours, fruit-sweet and quite delicious to taste. Firm but finely-sculpted tannins, good balance and length. The value for money is outstanding. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Drink: 2020-2030. Price: $25. Rating: 92/100.

Moppity's new flagship release, from a tiny parcel of grapes from the original block planted '73, considered too good to blend. Two trophies and 12 gold medals in Aus and credible overseas shows were well deserved. This is an exceptional shiraz, its greatest assets balance and extreme length. The colour is good, the plum and blackberry fruits with a juicy intensity, the tannins lined up in respectful support, the high quality oak having done its job to perfection. Alcohol: 14%. Date tasted: Dec 2016. Price: $130. Drink by: 2043. Rating: 98/100.

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From cool climate vineyards in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The famed Coppabella Vineyard was founded by the Tumbarumba region's founder in the early 90's and flagship Hilltops winery Moppity is now the custodian. Aromas of ripe red fruits, baking spices, nutty oak and some fresh herb. Bright aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice, with nicely judged French oak, crunchy acidity and fine tannins. Supple and elegant with excellent length. Great with duck or venison. After lost the 2020 vintage to the bushfires it is great to see this back - impressive release.

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Hunter Valley

"Throughly impressive", Ned Goodwin MW

Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon 2021

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Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 97/100

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, with grape vine plantings recorded way back in the 1700s. The region is famous for its worldclass semillon, chardonnay and shiraz wines. The Hunter is a warm region and vintages occur earlier than most other Australian wine regions. Semillon is the jewel in the Hunter crown, renowned world-wide for its magnificent cellaring qualities, morphing from a fresh, fruit driven youngster, to a complex lemon curd and buttered toast-flavoured marvel after extended bottle age. Semillon is also astounding value-for-money when you compare similarly lauded European wines. Top Hunter chardonnay and shiraz wines also provide great rewards with patient cellaring, becoming regional classics with time in the cellar.

From the southeast-facing Dairy Hill site. Thinned, green harvested, hand picked and rigorously sorted, the result 37% down on usual volumes. Wild-yeast fermented warmer than the regional standard, all radical in these parts. Left on lees for 4 months post-ferment. I adore the sentiment behind this, but the textural build has been pushed radically. Watch the neighbours! But, I love this. A sign of the future rather than the past. A bright one! Scents of tatami, porcini, lanolin, citrus peel, glazed quince and gin and tonic. White pepper, again. Delicious. Rich for the idiom. Palatestaining finish. Thoroughly impressive. Alcohol: 11.8%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Oct 2021. Drink by: 2033. Price: $45. Rating: 97/100. Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $45

From the maker of one of Australia's most famous chardonnays

"How's the purity?", Gary Walsh

Hard to pronounce, easy to drink

Hidden Label Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2021 (KHL 7859)

Hidden Label Reserve Hunter Valley Semillon 2017 (KHL 7880)

De Iuliis Semillon 2021

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 93/100 Made to the same exacting standards as the makers flagship chardonnay (one of Australia's most famous chardonnays). Textbook modern, medium-bodied Hunter Valley Chardonnay to be enjoyed with a variety of cuisines. The nose shows a great mixture of citrus, white stone fruit, some oak spice as well as just a hint of solids complexity. The palate is medium bodied, with a lively fruit intensity and texture through the mid-palate, with a refreshing acid profile. So drinkable. Kemenys Sells for up to $25 under its own label

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Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 96/100 Crisp, fresh, slight grassiness, light powdery soft chalkiness through it, and more to lemon than lime in the flavour department. Good length. Zips along. Fresh squeezed lemon juice sweetness plays out on the finish. How's the purity? Tasty now too, though better later. Alcohol: 11%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jul 17. Drink: 2017-2030+. Price: $45. Rating: 94+/100.

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Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 94/100

De Iuliis may be hard to pronounce but their semillon is so easy to drink. Fresh, lifted citrus characters, a light palate, and crisp, zesty acids. Picture perfect young semillon from an excellent vintage. Allways good drinking and good value. Kemenys RRP $25

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front Sells for up to $45 under its own label

Enjoy

"A delicious regional shiraz", Ned Goodwin MW

"A very bright future", Gary Walsh

Hidden Label Hunter Valley Shiraz 2021 (KHL 7864)

Secret Label Hunter Valley Shiraz 2019 (KSL 7020)

Secret Label Hunter Valley Semillon 2014 (KSL 2072)

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 95/100

Grown on some of the top blocks at probably the Hunter Valley's most famous producer, which have an average vine age of 40 years and are mostly dry grown. Vibrant purple colour, with a lifted nose showing bright red fruits and confectionery spice. The palate is medium bodied with good depth of flavour yet still lively and fresh. Soft, savoury tannins and a crunchy acidity adds to the wines complexity. A wonderful example of the modern, medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz.

A medium bodied wine that captures the great vintage. Small parcels of fruit were crushed and fermented and, after pressing, the wine was aged in French oak hogsheads. Tough marking wine critic, Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion) enjoyed it saying "this is a delicious regional shiraz, without perceptible artifice, extraneous effort or grandiose design. It just is. All the better for it. Sweet earth, poached cherry, polished leather and clove, The tangy acidity irks a little. Yet the finish has flow, a curt forthrightness and an unequivocal stamp of place. Pretty satisfying".

Bright young floral estery thing, lime and peach, light talc chalkiness and gentle herbal twang - great fruit flavour and shape here - abridged by a minor level of youthful coarseness on the finish, but with the promise of a very bright future and much much more to come. Alcohol: 11%. Closure: screwcap. Drink: 2015-2030. Rating: 94/100.

Kemenys Sells for up to $25 under its own label

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98 points Luca Maroni!

Cielo de'Conti Appassimento 100 x 100 2019

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Region: Puglia Rating: 96/100

This affordable red immediately caught out attention having been rated 98 points by Italian wine critic Luca Maroni. The word appassimento is Italian for "withering" and refers to a method of wine production in which grapes are dried for several weeks after harvest in special storage racks. The liquid evaporates and the aromas intensify with the concentrated fruit. Garnet red in colour the nose is a harmonic blend of dried cranberries, currants, nutmeg and pepper. On the palate it is vibrant with ripe berry fruits and velvety tannins. The very long finish features the typical notes of appassimento technique, that is raisins and spices. Great match with game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses. Kemenys RRP $28

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European

Italy is the world’s most prolific wine producer, marginally ahead of France and Spain. It is also home to some of the world’s oldest wine regions. There are twenty Italian wine regions, with a vast range of climate and geology, stretching from Trentino in the cooler northern areas, to the warm climate of Sicily in the far south. Wine styles are influenced as much by local cuisine as by the local growing conditions, and the regional grape varieties.

"Among the best reds of year", Luca Maroni

One of Italy's most famous wine varietals

"Lingering and appealing", Huon Hooke

Cielo 3 Passo Organic Rosso 2019

Devils Ridge Block 4 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

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Region: Puglia Rating: 97/100

Italian wine critic Luca Maroni rated this 98 points in his annual Italian wine guide saying "among the best reds of the year". A muscular blend of negroamaro and sangiovese, Made with a 3 step (3 passo) winemaking approach: firstly a proportion of the grapes are dried on the vines for concentration, secondly the wine is pumped over to extract sweet tannins and colour, then the wine is matured in oak. A big velvety red with rich dark plum and cherry flavours, savoury mineral characters and ripe tannins. Great with beef dishes and cheese.

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Region: Tuscany Rating: 95/100

The Italians were the first to discover this medium-bodied red wine, made from the Montepulciano grapes in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy. Intense black and red fruit aromas with delicate spices and rich, juicy palate. Bright acidity and succulent, approachable tannins providing good length and balance to the finish. A beautiful wine that pairs perfectly with antipasto or red meat dishes.

Deep red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is walnutty and oak-kissed, the same flavour notes joined by almond, dried plum and sour cherry, intense and richly mouth-filling, with a lingering and appealingly balanced aftertaste. The tannins are ample but supple, providing the kind of structure that will love hearty protein-rich foods. Closure; cork. Drink: 2021-2031. Price: $75. Rating: 95/100.

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Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $75

Spanish temptation

Wonderful match with seafood

Bodegas Patrocinio Zinio Tempranillo 2020

Gotas de Mar Albarino 2020

Region: Rioja Rating: 94/100

Grown is Rias Baixas (northwest Spain on the cool Atlantic coast) home to Spain's native white grape varietal, Albarino. Brilliant pale lemon colour. Intense stringent aromas of peaches, white flowers, stony minerals and a hint of fresh sea breeze. The palate offers an energetic combination steely acidity with charming peachy fruit and stony minerals. It finishes clean with a mouth watering acidity and long complex persistency. Presented in a striking blue and white livery it promises much and does not disappoint - a wonderful match with seafood.

Kemenys RRP $30

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Like Italy and France, Spanish wine production began many centuries BC and flourished during the rule of the Roman Empire. We’ve chosen to feature the two most prolific Spanish varietal wines, in Tempranillo and Albariño. Tempranillo producers can be found in the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. They’re fresh, robust wines with chalky tannins and great character. Rías Baixas on the west coast with its maritime climate is the perfect home for Albariño. If you close your eyes, you can sense the subtle salinity and hints of spring blossoms. It’s a wonderful combination with seafood. 18

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Region: Abruzzo & Molise Rating: 93/100

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Bodegas Patrocinio, the producer of 'Zinio' is based in the town of Urunuela in Rioja Alta, the classic region in Northern Spain renowned for its tempranillo-based wines. Bouquet is rich and fragrant with dark berries, spice and earthy minerals. Flavours of ripe dark and red cherry with cranberry tang and food-friendly raspy tannins. Great with rustic red meat dishes. Kemenys RRP $18

Region: Castilla-Leon Rating: 93/100

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FRANCE With a wine production history dating back to at least the 6th century BC, and a plethora of superb growing regions, France is generally acknowledged as the benchmark when it comes to world wine quality from the least expensive ‘vin de table’ to the most highly-classified and expensive Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines. There is such a wonderful array of brilliant wines to choose from. Here are just a few.

Sancerre at its best

La Gemiere Sancerre 2020

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Region: Sancerre Rating: 95/100

In 1981, Daniel and Josette Millet built a cellar on a plot of land named La Gemiere, Domaine La Gemiere was then born. Sancerre at its best. A brilliant yellow robe along with golden tint. An intense and pleasant nose on floral and fruity notes completed with a hint of gingerbread. The attack in mouth is frank with a beautiful vividness, on of citrus fruit and pear aromas where the wood is harmoniously molten. Kemenys RRP $50

Textbook in expression

If you're not a merlot fan this will win you over

Smashing value for a quality Cotes du Rhone

Domaine Alain Geoffrey Petit Chablis 2020

Chateau Prieure Marquet Bordeaux Superior 2016

Ferraton Pere & Fils Samorens Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2020

Region: Chablis Rating: 94/100

Region: St Emilion Rating: 96/100

Region: Cotes du Rhone Rating: 94/100

Established in 1850, this small family owned domain is renowned for their great value chardonnay. Contrary to popular opinion Petit Chablis it not so much 'lesser Chablis' but due to the soils in surrounding communes outside Chablis it is fresher, lighter, less complex style for easy drinking. Textbook in expression and style, super fine and elegant, this has perfectly poised, piercing acidity. This drives superb length of flavour on the featherweight light palate. Is there a better oyster wine?

A very good example here of the kind of classy Bordeaux you can find outside of the top villages on the Right Bank. This 100% Merlot is packed full of charm with layers of ripe blackberry, olive and cedar fruits with sweet oak sitting comfortably in the background showing the power and richness of fruit we've come to expect from the exceptional 2016 vintage. It's then bone dry with ample flesh; the tannins quite firm and structural for Merlot with dark fruits showing the first signs of aging thanks to dried herb and earthy complexity. It's a little rustic but delivers plenty of classic Bordeaux character to enjoy over the medium term. If you're not a merlot fan this will win you over.

Maison Ferraton was founded in 1946 by Jean-Orens Ferraton. A close friend of the Ferratons', Michel Chapoutier (probably the most famous surname from Rhone) also lent a bit of know-how. This is smashing value for a quality Cotes du Rhone. A blend of Grenache (80%), Syrah (15%) and Cinsault (5%). Aromas of dark berry fruit, licorice, dried herbs and more. Tasting reveals a really ice Cotes du Rhone red with no oak influence, similar flavors to the nose and nice structure. It's a little bit meaty, a little bit spicy, a little bit peppery and a lot bit tasty. It ends with a dry, long, savory, mineral tinged finish.

Kemenys RRP $40

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The blood of Hercules

Greece's famous dessert wine

Lafazanis Geometria Agiorgitiko 2019

Samos Vin Doux 2019 (375ml)

Region: Greece Rating: 93/100

Region: Greece Rating: 93/100

Lafazania is a leading winery from the ancient Nemea region in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese. Traditionally grown in the Nemean region (and a mouthful to pronounce), Agiorgitiko is Greece's most popular red varietal. It is nicknamed "the blood of Hercules" because of the legend that before the Greek hero slayed the Nemean lion, it was the local Nemean wine made from Agiorgitiko that he consumed. The Lafazania Agiorgitiko is bright red color with purple reflections, inviting aromas of red fruits -cherries and plums, with black pepper notes. Good body with soft and round tannins and an exceptional finish. Greek wines are in huge demand globally. This is a wonderful food wine, suggest you try.

A beautiful, rich dessert style wine from the mountainous terraces on the idyllic Greek island of Samos. It is the most popular wine of Samos and also the top selling dessert wine in all of Greece. It has a light golden color and the nose is dominated by aromas of apricot jam and mature melon. A fruity taste with summer fruits in the foreground. Served chilled after a meal.

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GREECE

Greek wine is currently one of the hottest tickets in world wine. Greece has a long history of wine production, but until relatively recently, the wines have mainly been consumed locally. In recent years Greece’s vinous treasures have found their way onto overseas markets and their alluring traits have taken the world by storm. Try this glorious Agiorgitiko from Nemea, a Peloponnese region which is a rich, dark fruited beauty, and a wonderful sweet muscat ‘vin doux’ from Samos.

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A great alternative to the big name champagnes

Champagne Lallier R.018 NV

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Region: Champagne Rating: 95/100

When we tried Lallier R.016 we loved it and it pretty much sold in a flash. Here is the next release Lallier R.018 NV. It is just as good. A blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%). The majority of champagne is from the vintage on the front label, with approximately 20% reserve wine from prior vintages. An intense nose of crisp apple leads into a ripe, rounded, apple and lemon fruited palate. It is dry and well balanced. A Champagne that is 80% vintage dominant, in that context, the value is off the charts compared with the big name non-vintage champagnes and any vintage Champagne.

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"The greatest Charles Heidsieck I can remember', Tyson Stelzer

Extra dry Champagne perfectly matched with oysters

“Impressive complexity for a wine at this price", Angus Hughson

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

Collet Extra Brut Premier Cru NV

Champagne Montaudon Brut NV

Region:Champagne Rating: 97/100

Region: Champagne Rating: 96/100

Region: Champagne Rating: 93/100

The thrilling energy of this splendid season charges it with a vibrancy and definition that places this blend on a plateau elevated high above even the lofty heights that this cuvee has attained under the new Charles Heidsieck. In searching for any other entry non-vintage cuvee to which to compare it, I can fathom none short of the mesospheric heights of Krug itself. In sheer age (current Krug Grande Cuvee is only one year older) and depth of reserves, this Charles Heidsieck splendidly upholds its elevated position among Champagne's richer NVs... In sheer, breathtaking calibre for the price, this is the greatest Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve I can remember. It deserves to be the house champagne we all have chilled perpetually at the ready this year. Rating: 96/100.

This assemblage is based on a meticulous selection of 20 Crus from the Premiers and Grands Crus of the Champagne region. According to the champagne house itself the cuvee Extra Brut Premier Cru "brings out its best charms when paired with iodised dishes such as the famous oyster basket". The best champagnes to match with oysters are dry. This has just 3 grams/ litre "liqueur d'expedition" - it is dry but avoids austerity. It also benefits from 20% older reserve wines as well as long ageing on lees which brings length, power and richness of red fruit. Very good value when compared to the big name champagne brands at a similar price. Kemenys

Established in 1891, Champagne Montaudon is at the bargain end of Champagne, and offers particularly good value for money. It is a pinot dominant style - with pinot noir and pinot meunier making up 75% of the blend. What makes it standout is the exceptional balance of bright and youthful fruits with a nice touch of aged French pastry complexity. The wine is bright mid straw and is reserved with attractive strawberry and citrus fruits plus praline complexity from aged reserve wines. It is then dry and fresh in the mouth, mid-weight and given impact thanks to that zesty acidity. There is good length to finish too with a solid dose of aged pinot toastiness adding impressive complexity for a wine at this price. Rating: 93/100.

"Lip-smacking crisp dryness", Huon Hooke

"This is the quintessential, refreshing aperitif", Tyson Stelzer

"Delicious and luxurious", James Suckling

Secret Label Champagne NV (KSL 5556)

Champagne Deutz Classic Brut NV

Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2012

Region: Champagne Rating: 94/100

Region: Champagne Rating: 98/100

Deutz cuvees haven't been available in the Australian market for the last 3 years but it is back in 2022. Brut Classic is the barometer of Deutz, representing 80% of the volume of production, and the house gives it first priority. Champagne expert Tyson Stelzer says "this is the quintessential, refreshing aperitif, presenting an engaging contrast between the presence and volume of red apple and strawberry fruits of pinot, the racy tension of lemon and grapefruit of chardonnay, and the complexity of bottle age in nuances of nougat, brioche and honey. It finishes fine and long, with well-integrated dosage and gentle chalk minerality. There is presence and flesh here, well presented in the vivacious and subtle style that defines the signature of Deutz".

Intense aromas of strawberry and subtle apple with pie crust and some ash and stone. An almost smoky undertone to the aromas. Full-bodied and very layered with ultra fine tannins that give it a rough-cut, velvety texture. It's very flavourful, yet so checked and reserved at the same time. Compact, tight palate that is deep and powerful. Very vinous at the end and in the mouth feel. Spicy and biscuity at the finish. Mostly pinot noir with chardonnay and only grand cru. More density and complexity than the 2008. Seven years on the lees. Delicious and luxurious to drink now, but giving this some age will make it even better. Rating: 98/100.

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Region: Champagne Rating: 95/100

A mosaic of crus, grape varieties, vintages, aromas and flavours - this flagship cuvee could not be named more aptly (hint). A blend where Chardonnay is the dominant grape variety (35%40%), giving freshness and delicate aromas. Pinot Noir (35%-40%) adds structure and Pinot Meunier (25% -30%) brings fruit. The grapes are sourced from exceptional terroirs, including the Grands Crus of the Cote des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The presence of 20% reserve wine ensures a consistent style, while more than three years ageing and a light dosage of 10g/l result in a balanced and complex champagne. Wine critic Huon Hooke agrees saying that "the palate is rich and soft... and a very dry savouriness that lingers. Lip-smacking crisp dryness". Kemenys

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Sparkling "I feel a little underdressed even drinking this", Curley Haslem-Coates

Yarrabank Cuvee 2015

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Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 95/100

The 2015 Yarrabank Cuvee is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay all sourced from Wombat Creek, one of the higher elevations in the Yarra Valley and that extra layer of finesse and freshness is always a bonus in sparkling wine. Released under the careful eye of new Senior Winemaker Brendan Hawker, returned to Yering after other wine adventures. Tiraged in November 2015 with only 3g/l dosage, this is decadence itself. Sumptuous flavours of dark chocolate, quince, red apples and kumquats are all wrapped up in a nutty blanket of smooth, fine bubbles, finishing smoky and rich. I should be at the sort of dinner party that has crushed velvet drapes, Titian paintings, serving rolled pork loin stuffed with prunes soaked in Armagnac and a dessert that involves dark chocolate mousse and gold leaf. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: cork. Date tasted: Drink: 2021-2030. Price: $40. Rating: 95/100.

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Region: Veneto Rating: 93/100

According to our schoolboy Italian, Alto Profilo means 'high profile" which is a good name for a bottle of fizz. Sourced from the hills above Treviso, in the Veneto region of northern Italy, this is classic Italian prosécco. A very fine, persistent bead and scents of apples and pears that act as a prelude to the flavors of ripe stone fruit with a bit of melon and orange. Fresh and lively with a long, dry finish. Bargain. Kemenys RRP $25

"The balance excellent, ditto the length", James Halliday

"Long the best value sub $10 sparkling on the shelves", Tyson Stelzer

Hidden Label Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut NV (KHL 7739)

Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay Pinot Noir Premium Cuvee NV

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 95/100

This is indeed one of Australia's household sparkling wines. The wine press wax lyrical, year after year about the quality of this classic blend of of chardonnay and pinot noir. It's a refreshing balanced style that showcases the lemon, pear and peach flavours of chardonnay and pinot noir to compelling effect. Sparkling expert, Tyson Stelzer says that "this is singly the wine I recommend more often than any other for big receptions where budget is everything" and going on to say "long the best sub-$10 sparkling on the shelves".

A selection of Dijon clones for both the 60% pinot and 40% chardonnay components. Enormous care is taken for a non-vintage blend at a price of $22, following the trail of previous releases with gold medal success. Fresh, lively, the balance excellent, ditto the length. Price: $22. Rating: 95/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $22

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Region: South Australia Rating: 90/100

Kemenys RRP $14

Curley Haslem-Coates, The Wine Front RRP $40 A stunning collboration between Georg Jensen & Heemskerk

Unique and elegant

Always classy

Georg Jensen Hallmark Rosé NV by Heemskerk

Mezza di Mezzacorona Glacial Sparkling NV

Petaluma Croser Vintage Brut 2017

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige Rating: 93/100

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 95/100

Region: Tasmania Rating: 94/100

A white grape blend of predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco grown on the Mezza di Mezzacorona estate at the foothill of the Dolomites in Trentino Alto Adige. 'Italian Glacial Bubbly' vokes the alpine origins of Mezza di Mezzacorona, alluding to the pure, clean, refreshing qualities of the wine, while drier than most Prosécco it has a lovely aromatic fruit freshness with a bright acidity. Unique and elegant it is a top aperitif.

Croser was founded by Brian Croser in 1985 in the belief that the right region could produce sparkling wine to rival Champagne. Croser believed that the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills was the right region. A complex, elegant and creamy vintage Croser with a nose redolent of honey and cashew and an alluring citrus lift. The palate shows wild strawberry pinot characters alongside a more buttery nectarine chardonnay before a soft yeasty finish buoyed by green apple acidity. Great value for a vintage sparkling.

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This Georg Jensen Hallmark Cuvee is a 'designer' sparkling wine created as a collaboration between the renowned Danish design house, Georg Jensen, and cool climate Heemskerk wines in Tasmania. It's presented with an elegantly crafted closure that can be used as a bottle stopper. Aromas of delicate strawberry blossom, fresh raspberry. The palate shows restraint with a beautiful refreshing finish and a mouthful of strawberries. An exceptional gift.

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A delicious young semillon

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Knappstein Riesling 2021

First Creek Semillon 2019

Region: Clare Valley Rating: 94/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 94/100

Helen's Hill Ingram Road Chardonnay 2021

Pristine and delicately lifted, showing crunchy apple, lemon/lime peel and white floral aromas on the nose, leading to a vibrant palate that's light and lingering. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and elegance combined with firm acidity, finishing impressively long and mouthwatering. At its best: 2024 to 2034. Price: $22. Rating: 94/100.

It would be difficult to find a wine expert that wouldn't agree the Hunter Valley is one of the world's best Semillon regions. Similarly, the winemaker Liz Silkman is considered to be one of the best exponents of this noble variety. A delicious wine with a combination of delicacy and depth. It has impressive aromatic complexity with subtle smokiness and ripe lemon tones. The wine builds as the flavours progress through the palate. Excellent varietal clarity. An excellent current vintage that will reward cellaring. Would make a perfect match with seafood.

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Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 94/100

James Halliday recently described this label as "excellent value" and he is not wrong. Multiclone, wild-fermented in French oak, 10 months maturation. Generous and rich, with nectarine and white peach to the fore, neatly tightened on the finish by grapefruit/citrus acidity. One of the highest quality chardonnays you will find under $20. Kemenys RRP $24

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A bright, vibrant clarity

A nod to history

Classic cool-climate chardonnay

Taylors Estate Riesling 2021

Kirkton Estate The William Semillon 2021

Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2021

Region: Clare Valley Rating: 92/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 93/100

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 93/100

Arguably the pick of the Taylors Estate range. A blend of Clare Valley (78%) and Adelaide Hills (22%). There is a bright, vibrant clarity to the wine. It has a very pale straw colour and subtle green highlights to the edges. Kaffir lime and lemon characters abound, followed by layers of subtle blossom and enticing floral talc nuances. Intense citrus fruit characters of fresh lemon and lime along with hints of orange blossom. Through the mid-palate there is excellent fruit presence with zesty fresh lemon and lime characters. The finish is crisp, clean and persistent.

James Busby planted hundreds of varieties at Kirkton Estate – the first vineyard in the Hunter Valley. He is recognised as the "father of the Australian wine industry". William Busby is James Busby son who inherited Kirkton Estate in 1857. This Semillon is dedicated to William. A fresh and crisp Semillon, with undertones of lemon sherbet and citrus fruit. The palate is clean and complex with a stunning lime finish.

A premium cool-climate Chardonnay, which has been crafted from top-quality Adelaide Hills fruit. The nose is a symphony of citrus, peach blossom and rockmelon, accented by sweet notes of toasted brioche with creamed honey, the sweet spice characters of fresh hot cross buns, and a touch of cheesy funk that adds exotic complexity to the bouquet. The palate is creamy yet crisp with excellent natural acidity with near-perfect structure and flow across the palate. It's awash with the flavours of fresh citrus, white peach and lemongrass.

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Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2018

Moppity Lock & Key Pinot Noir 2021

Region: Pyrenees Rating: 93/100

Region: Tumbarumba Rating: 93/100

Saturated purple/red colour. Rich earthy, meaty and dark-fruit aromas, the palate is medium to full-bodied and savoury, with nicely drying but supple tannins. The fruit is concentrated and yet smoothly supple, well-modulated and satisfying on the long-lasting finish. This is outstanding value at the price. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Aug 2021. Drink: 20212033. Price: $27. Rating: 92/100.

From cool climate vineyards in Tumbarumba at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. This is sourced from the famed Coppabella Vineyard which was founded by the region's founder in the early 90's and flagship Hilltops winery Moppity is now the custodian. Aromas of ripe red fruits, baking spices, nutty oak and some fresh herb. Bright aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice, with nicely judged French oak, crunchy acidity and fine tannins. Supple and elegant with excellent length. Great with duck or venison. Tumbarumba pinot is rarely seen at this price.

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Blue Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Region: Pyrenees Rating: 93/100

Cabernet Sauvignon is a specialty of the Victorian Pyrenees region, particularly for this winery with the influence of its French family owners. Produced from select parcels of low yielding grapes sourced from 100% estate vineyards. Very pure bouquet with blackcurrant leading the way and a seamless palate with blue and black fruit. Its a classical medium-bodied cabernet that displays complexity and deep concentration whilst retaining its elegance. Kemenys RRP $27

Benchmark McLaren Vale Shiraz

Bargain pinot

Tradition continues

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2019

Tomich Hilltop Pinot Noir 2021

Region: McLaren Vale Rating: 93/100

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 93/100

Taylors Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

d'Arenberg certainly have a knack for coming up with creative names. Joseph Osborn was a successful racehorse owner and Footbolt was the pride of his stable. In 1912 he made the hard decision to sell his horses to purchase the d'Arenberg property. Today the d'Arenberg Footbolt is considered to be a benchmark McLaren Vale Shiraz. Brimming with ripe red fruits and an underlying layer of subtle oak, as well as a hint of pepper. This shiraz represents great value, and has a long life ahead of it... if you can resist!

The cool climate vineyards of Adelaide Hills are ideal for producing top quality pinot noir. Tomich have a great record with pinot, and this wine is no exception. Deep aromas of dark berry, earth and brown spices. Plenty of supple, sweet and tangy fruit on the palate, showing black cherry, sweet spice and savoury earthy characters. Fresh acidity and super-fine tannins pave the way to a persistent finish. Very nice.

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Region: Clare Valley Rating: 93/100

Taylors really do cabernet well. No surprise that their flagship wine, the Visionary, is a straight cabernet (with the recent release being crowned World's Best Cabernet knocking off the French at their Concours International des Cabernets). The Estate cabernet has great intensity with deep aromas of dark berry, subtle spice and a touch of eucalypt. Distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours, chocolate, dried leaves and spice. A cabernet to be enjoyed upon release and will cellar for a decade or more. Exceptional value for cabernet drinkers. Kemenys RRP $22

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Hidden Label Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (KHL 2410) Region: Margaret River

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This is first-class Margaret River cabernet at an economy price. It has elegance and poise, the cassis and black-olive flavours fresh and detailed, the crisp tannins likewise. The colour, too, is bright and clear. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink: 2033. Price: $24. Rating: 95/100. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Sells for up to $24 under its own label

Hidden Label Heathcote Shiraz 2021 (KHL 7865) Region: Heathcote Rating: 94/100 After over a century of producing stellar wines exclusively from their ‘home’ region in the Hunter, {secret famous wine family} made their first wine from Heathcote shiraz in 1997, having long admired the wines from this famous Victorian region. The late legendary wine critic John Fordham says this “decision to source shiraz from Victoria’s Heathcote region two decades ago has been vindicated many times over”. The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. The nose is full of ripe plum and dark cherries with a hint of white pepper and sweet vanillin. The flavours carry onto the palate which is full of big soft fruit, but perfectly weighted by an elegant oak structure and natural acid, resulting in a rich wine with a complex and fresh structure. Kemenys Sells for up to $25 under its own label

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Hidden Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (KHL 7052)

Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 95/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 96/100

Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 93/100

Region: Adelaide Hills Rating: 95/100

A great red blend, 69/17/8/6% cabernet sauvignon/malbec/ merlot/petit verdot. Matured for 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Understated at first, though very deeply set in its bouquet with the darkest of berries and chocolate, working their layered magic on the palate. The regional imprint of cabernet is in the lead, plump and generous, with masterful integration of tannins. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Mar 2021. Drink by: 2032. Price: $35. Rating: 95/100.

Crisp, fresh, slight grassiness, light powdery soft chalkiness through it, and more to lemon than lime in the flavour department. Good length. Zips along. Fresh squeezed lemon juice sweetness plays out on the finish. How’s the purity? Tasty now too, though better later. Alcohol: 11%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: July 17. Drink: 2017-2030+. Price: $45. Rating: 94+/100.

Made to the same exacting standards as the makers flagship chardonnay (one of Australia’s most famous chardonnays). Textbook modern, mediumbodied Hunter Valley Chardonnay to be enjoyed with a variety of cuisines. The nose shows a great mixture of citrus, white stone fruit, some oak spice as well as just a hint of solids complexity. The palate is medium bodied, with a lively fruit intensity and texture through the mid-palate, with a refreshing acid profile. So drinkable.

{Hidden winery} has won eight trophies and 52 gold medals for its sauvignon blanc since 2012. The cut grass, nettle and citrus aromas are joined on the palate by the utterly seductive grapefruit and guava fruits with a sheen of just-so acidity. The wine is a bargain on a grand scale. Alcohol; 12%. Closure: screwcap. Drink by: 2022. Price: $22. Rating: 96/100.

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West Cape Howe Shiraz 2019

Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 92/100

Region: Frankland River

Established in 1944, the St Hallett name is synonymous with great value Barossan shiraz. The St Hallett Black Clay shiraz refers to the black cracking biscay clay soil commonly found in the Barossa Valley. Wine critic, Ralph KytePowell (The Age newspaper), says “an honest, meaty Barossa Shiraz with aromas of raspberries, spice, liquorice and leather. It’s medium bodied, ripely flavoured, smooth in the middle and backed up by soft tannins”.

A small portion finishes its ferment in new oak barriques; matured in new and used French oak. You have to wonder how any new-oak expenditure could be justified by the giveaway price. Unbeatable now or for later consumption, with its spicy black fruits and precise tannin control. Alcohol: 14.5%. closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Sep 2021. Drink by: 2037. Price: $22. Rating: 94/100.

Kemenys RRP $20

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Gibson Discovery Road Il Minestrone 2019 Region: Barossa Valley

James Halliday, James Halliday’s Top 100 RRP $22

Rating: 94/100CC

A well named blend of Shiraz, Tempranillo, Montepulciano, Nero d’Avola, Merlot and Grenache, a minestrone with alcohol. It may sound like a bit of everything as been blended but trust us – this is very good. Gibbo spend much of his working life as a senior viticulturist at Penfolds and knows what works. The palate features wild berry, dusty chocolate and savoury spice. James Halliday once said of this “real wine drinkers will simply enjoy it. And if you do, your autopilot palate will tell you it’s a decidedly good trattoria wine” - and if you sitting down for some casual Italian fare this would be an excellent choice.

Devils Corner Riesling 2021 Region: Tasmania

Rating: 92/100C Lemon curd and honey aromas, the palate echoing this with richness and weight, plenty of ripe flavour and fruit sweetness, leading into a dry, resonant finish that rolls on and on. A trace of hardness. A bigger, riper style of riesling but it doesn’t sacrifice refinement or balance. Alcohol: 13%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2022. Drink: 20222030. Price: $22. Rating: 91/100. Huon Hooke, The Real Review RRP $22

Brookwood Chenin Blanc 2021

Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Region: Margaret River

Region: Adelaide Hills

Elegant and posied, yet enticing and approachable, the wine shows feijoa, Gala apple, nectarine and blossom notes on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate displaying flashy texture and well-pitched acidity. Textural and lingering. At its best now to 2026. Price: $25. Rating: 93/100.

2021 represents another stellar release from Sidewood Estate, the wine has piercingly pure tropical fruits set against crushed herbs on the nose and a palate that has intensity of fruit that is met in equal measure by crunchy, textural acidity. The fruit focuses on passionfruit, with a finely filamented citrus acidity bringing the wine to life and framing excellent length that lingers with boysenberry and subtle peppery green herbs. Drink: 2021-2023. Rating: 95/100.

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Purple Hands Shiraz 2017 Region: Barossa Valley

Rating: 94/100C

Open ferment, basket pressed, 18 months in French oak. The ‘classic Barossa shiraz fruit characters of blackberry and dark plum are out in force here, the regional theme accentuated with notes of dark chocolate and tarry earth. Smooth and seamless, it’s a comfortable ride, offering plenty of flavour - without being heavy – ripe tannins rounding out the finish. Alcohol: 14%. Drink by: 2027. Rating: 93/100. Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $30

Bleasdale Second Seppelt Innings Malbec Chalambar Shiraz 2019 2018

Pauletts Clare Valley Riesling 2021

Tyrrells Pokolbin Hills Semillon 2017

Xanadu Estate DJL Chardonnay 2019

Region: Langhorne Creek

Rating: 95/100CC

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Region: Clare Valley

Region: Hunter Valley

Region: Margaret River

Bleasdale can’t put a foot wrong with malbec at whatever price point it chooses. This is flooded with plum varietal fruit, but also has the texture and back-palate structure that many malbecs miss out on. Winemaker Paul Hotker is a wiz. Alcohol: 14%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Nov 2020. Drink by: 2027. Price: $22. Rating: 95/100.

A blend of spicy, fragrant Grampians and juicy Heathcote shiraz, the sum of the parts greater than the price of each. It really does take you on a broomstick ride across Central Victoria, from the cool Grampians in the west to warm Heathcote in the east. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2020. Drink by: 2033. Price: $27. Rating: 93/100.

Winestate’s magazine the Le Cordon Blue trophy winner for ‘Riesling of the Year’. Pale green straw. Lifted aromatics of citrus fruits and orange blossom with tropical notes and underlying stone fruits. Juicy vibrant flavours of lemon, lime, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Generous balanced natural acidity that lingers on the palate giving freshness and length.

A different expression altogether sans the benefit of bottle age. Youthful. Zesty. Punchy. As filigreed of talcy acidity and fine boned as the rest of the crew, this is guava, lemon grass and sherbet, teeming along a line of candied citrus chew. The wine will blossom in the medium term, but will not shy away from some aged furrows and complexity. Alcohol: 12%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jan 2018. Drink by: 2029. Price: $35. Rating: 94/100.

Xanadu was established by Dr John Lagan in 1977 (one of the first Margaret River vineyards). DJL Chardonnay is made entirely from Gingin clone. Wine critic Aaron Brasher (The Real Review) says “green melon, nectarine, musk and spice aromas. A rich androundly-flavoured wine that has a generosity of peach and lemon flavours, zesty acidity and a textured, layered mouth-feel. A fresh and rewarding style of chardonnay that offers top value for money”. A contemporary Chardonnay displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $22

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Claymore Black Magic Woman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Region: Clare Valley Rating: 95/100

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This cabernet defines charisma! Juicy plum and dark cherry fruits combine with licks of mint and fennel that overlay a slatey-granite earthiness. It’s a deep, dark, dangerously intense cabernet with integrated tannins and dense dark fruits wound up in savoury spice. Scored 95 points in the 2020 Wine Showcase and 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Kemenys RRP $50

Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019 Region: Barossa Valley Rating: 97/100

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Winner of the trophy of Best Shiraz at the prestigious 2022 London Wine Competition. A deep, inky black wine with impressive concentration. Dark, smoky plum and bitumen aromas complement a complex palate. The palate is rich, full bodied and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz balanced with good oak selection and integration to produce wine with good ageing potential. It shows substantial aroma, and rich, dark fruit balanced with perfect acidity and big dry tannins. The finish is long and generous, leaving rich dark chocolate flavours lingering. Kemenys RRP $55

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Bleasdale Generations Malbec 2019 Region: Langhorne Creek Rating: 96/100

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Bleasdale is clearly Australia’s flagship malbec producer. Bleasdale has been growing Malbec since the late 1800’s and produced the region’s first Malbec table wine from the 1961 vintage. The 2019 Generations Malbec has just picked up a top gold medal and the trophy for best other varietal red at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. To prove it was no fluke it also won the trophy for Best Other Red Variety at the 2021 Winewise Championship. Intense yet generous, it offers violets, blackberries, cream, satsuma plums, porcini and spice on the nose. The palate is black and deeply flavoured; the fruit, acid and tannin perfectly balanced. It is excellent already and will cellar for many decades. Kemenys RRP $35

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Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon 2021 Region: Hunter Valley Rating: 97/100

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From the southeast-facing Dairy Hill site. Thinned, green harvested, hand picked and rigorously sorted, the result 37% down on usual volumes. Wild-yeast fermented warmer than the regional standard, all radical in these parts. Left on lees for 4 months post-ferment. I adore the sentiment behind this, but the textural build has been pushed radically. Watch the neighbours! But, I love this. A sign of the future rather than the past. A bright one! Scents of tatami, porcini, lanolin, citrus peel, glazed quince and gin and tonic. White pepper, again. Delicious. Rich for the idiom. Palatestaining finish. Thoroughly impressive. Alcohol: 11.8%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Oct 2021. Drink by: 2033. Price: $45. Rating: 97/100. Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion RRP $45

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Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021 Region: Yarra Valley Rating: 95/100

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The Yarra Valley Chardonnay is sourced from Giant Steps prized single vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack. It is not uncommon for this Estate blend to be rated as high (or even more highly) than the single vineyard Chardonnay’s given its access to multiple quality vineyards. The 2021 vintage was terrific across the Yarra Valley. A super-bright green gold. Vibrant aromas with perfectly ripened stone fruits. It shows the pedigree of the top Giant Steps wines but delivers also on drinkability. Classy chardonnay.

Cullen Grace Madeline 2018 Region: Margaret River Rating: 96/100

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The first vintage of this naming. Concentration and energy to burn. A wine of complexity, velocity and depth yet scintillating freshness. Incredible persistence. Green apple, fennel, alpine herb, sea spray. Complexity for days. Amazing texture. Love this. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Jun 2021. Drink: 2021-2028+. Price: $39. Rating: 96/100. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front RRP $39

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Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Provence AOP Rosé 2020 Region: Cotes de Provence Rating: 97/100

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All Provencal rosé lovers know the name Whispering Angel - the best-selling label from Chateau d'Esclans. Rightly demanded worldwide, it's a brilliant pink drink with just a touch of ripe peach and strawberry fruit, and a delicate tingle of grapefruit, which merge seemlessly to create a form of refreshment that's ripe, but oh so light. Standard fare on all super yachts in St Tropez!

Anytime is rosé time and rosé is produced in regions all over the world. Of course, Provence is the spiritual home of rose, but there are top quality rosés being made right across the globe, from France to Greece, Italy, New Zealand and beyond. Try these on for size.

Fabulous value French rosé

Single vineyard pinot noir rosé

A vibrant aperitif style rosé

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La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2020

Spy Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé 2020

Semeli Estate Oreinos Helios Rosé 2019

Region: Cotes du Ventoux Rating: 93/100

Region: Marlborough Rating: 93/100

Region: Veneto Rating: 94/100

Region: Greece Rating: 94/100

The rosé with the chicken on the front has turned out to be a hit sensation. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah from Southern Rhone. Beautiful pink and red tones colour. Aromas of white flowers, cherries, and fruit drops, is balanced, dry and refreshing. Ideal as an aperitif or with a meal amongst friends. Great value French rosé.

Single vineyard Pinot Noir rosé from one of Marlborough's top producers. Beautiful pink salmon colour. Delicate notes of rosé petal, cinnamon and cracked pepper. The palate is dry with flavours of berries and stone fruits. Integrated with impressively poised acidity. Best enjoyed in its vibrant youth, although can confidently cellar through to 2025.

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This has summer drinking all over it. From Veneto in Northern Italy this is made from 50% Corvina grapes, 25% Trebbiano di Lugarna with a little Syrah and Carmenere. The name '11 Minutes' refers to the amount of time the juice is left in contact with skins in order to extract colour. Pale salmon in colour, this has red berry, floral and spice aromas. Fresh and dry on the palate with lively citrus, strawberry and raspberry flavours balance with fine acidity. A vibrant aperitif style rosé with plenty of interest.

The Semeli Estate is located at an altitude of 600m on the slopes of the hilly Koutsi region, one of Nemea's (situated in the Pelopennese) most celebrated "crus". The grape variety that has been cultivated for over 3000 years in Nemea is the red Agiorgitiko variety. This is a dry, Agiorgitiko rosé which is bright, cherry-red. Wonderful nose with aromas of ripe, sweet fruit, strawberry and cherry. On the palate it displays a noted acidity which gives freshness and concentrated cherry flavor. This is for those that like their rosé with a bit more flavour.

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