Eisenstone Hoffman Vineyard Ebenzer Shiraz 2020

Made from 80 year old vines on the Hoffman Vineyard this is the most complete of all the Eisenstone wines from 2020. It starts with an impressive and powerful core of fruit – blackberry, chocolate and licorice aromas delivered with panache and confidence well matched to fine-grained oak. It then holds a compact shape, all tightly wound and

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Eisenstone Hoffman Vineyard Ebenzer Shiraz 2020

Made from 80 year old vines on the Hoffman Vineyard this is the most complete of all the Eisenstone wines from 2020. It starts with an impressive and powerful core of fruit – blackberry, chocolate and licorice aromas delivered with panache and confidence well matched to fine-grained oak. It then holds a compact shape, all tightly wound and

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Bodega Piedra Negra Malbec Reserve 2019

From the home of the Malbec grape in Argentina comes a wine with some cachet via its maker, noted Bordeaux producer François Lurton of Domaines François Lurton. Mons. Lurton has a restless energy working in and outside France in Spain, Chile and Argentina. An organic winemaker, his signature style is all about a touch of class. Expect some sophisticated, nicely integrated oak handling here, not bad at all for a $12 wine. Floral notes – pungent, pure and bright – led by violet and laden with black and blue berries, sweet tobacco and dark chocolate stamp themselves as Malbec. Tannins

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Bodega Piedra Negra Malbec Reserve 2019

From the home of the Malbec grape in Argentina comes a wine with some cachet via its maker, noted Bordeaux producer François Lurton of Domaines François Lurton. Mons. Lurton has a restless energy working in and outside France in Spain, Chile and Argentina. An organic winemaker, his signature style is all about a touch of class. Expect some sophisticated, nicely integrated oak handling here, not bad at all for a $12 wine. Floral notes – pungent, pure and bright – led by violet and laden with black and blue berries, sweet tobacco and dark chocolate stamp themselves as Malbec. Tannins

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Oliver’s Taranga 2022

Six generations of growers and one winemaker make up the Oliver family that have over 182 years of connection to their land in Seaview, McLaren Vale. Wines are sustainably made from their Taranga vineyards and the rest of their grapes on their 100 hectare property go to other operations like d’Arenberg, Penfolds and Wirra Wirra (you might have heard of them). 2022 Oliver’s Taranga Vermentino – 89 PointsThe 2022 Vermentino opens with plenty of fresh poured pear nectar, yellow grapefruit skin and golden apple. There is a white Hyacinth perfume and element of elderflower. The wine has a lovely ripeness

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Oliver’s Taranga 2022

Six generations of growers and one winemaker make up the Oliver family that have over 182 years of connection to their land in Seaview, McLaren Vale. Wines are sustainably made from their Taranga vineyards and the rest of their grapes on their 100 hectare property go to other operations like d’Arenberg, Penfolds and Wirra Wirra (you might have heard of them). 2022 Oliver’s Taranga Vermentino – 89 PointsThe 2022 Vermentino opens with plenty of fresh poured pear nectar, yellow grapefruit skin and golden apple. There is a white Hyacinth perfume and element of elderflower. The wine has a lovely ripeness

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Every week there are hundreds of new Australian wines hitting shelves and winelists around the world. Here is our regular update on what’s new from the biggest brands right down to the smallest boutique winemakers.

Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling 2020

Just two years old and creating a big impression from the first sniff with stunning aromatics to the fore. This is Clare Valley Riesling amplified with a powerful scent rich in lime cordial, grapefruit, apple and citrus blossom. The citrus motif continues afresh, at its insistent best, with a core of lime, lemon curd, crab apple and orange peel. Love the length to this little beauty and the limey twist to close. Classic stuff. It is both concentrated and fine thanks to some juicy, filigreed acidity. That acidity will bring with it extended potential for bottle ageing which is characteristic

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Gibson Wines Reserve Shiraz 2020

Great colour from this classically styled hearty and wholesome Barossa Shiraz which opens up with generous chocolate, blackberry and terracotta aromas that are already open-knit and ready to enjoy, all punctuated by sweet oak. Fleshy and rich dark berry flavours follow which are well supported by ample but supple tannins with a flash of acidity giving freshness to a long finish. It is a crowd pleaser for sure and will offer plenty to enjoy over the medium term.

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Kiwi winemakers are now crafting some of the greatest wines on the planet. Our team in Australia and New Zealand hunt down the best new releases from right around the country to share with you.

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A lovely take on the classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that is immediately impressive thanks to its combination of power and subtlety. There is an intense line of primary fruits including guava, honeydew melon and dried herbs with oak providing richness and volume. There is then a delicious tension between bright, citrus flavours and more savoury oak and natural ferments which help to draw out a lengthy finish. A classy version of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with some ageing potential.

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Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A lovely take on the classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that is immediately impressive thanks to its combination of power and subtlety. There is an intense line of primary fruits including guava, honeydew melon and dried herbs with oak providing richness and volume. There is then a delicious tension between bright, citrus flavours and more savoury oak and natural ferments which help to draw out a lengthy finish. A classy version of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with some ageing potential.

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Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

It is fantastic to see this level of Prosecco available in Australia when many of the wines sold locally are lower down the quality scale. It’s so expressive and detailed with layers of fine floral, melon and citrus fruits with the barest savoury edge to remind you of its Italian origins. Great energy, freshness and vitality follows as its creamy texture is beautifully integrated with lacy acidity before a finish with good length. Benchmark Prosecco.

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Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

It is fantastic to see this level of Prosecco available in Australia when many of the wines sold locally are lower down the quality scale. It’s so expressive and detailed with layers of fine floral, melon and citrus fruits with the barest savoury edge to remind you of its Italian origins. Great energy, freshness and vitality follows as its creamy texture is beautifully integrated with lacy acidity before a finish with good length. Benchmark Prosecco.

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