Oliver’s Taranga RW Grenache 2021

Grenache has shown itself to be a champion variety of McLaren Vale and this beauty is a prime example. It smells like intensely perfumed roses and violets, ripe red cherries and fragrant vanilla pod. There’s freshly sliced fennel adding a hint of anise and the mineral buzz of rock pools in the midday sun. Such bright, pure fruit

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Oliver’s Taranga RW Grenache 2021

Grenache has shown itself to be a champion variety of McLaren Vale and this beauty is a prime example. It smells like intensely perfumed roses and violets, ripe red cherries and fragrant vanilla pod. There’s freshly sliced fennel adding a hint of anise and the mineral buzz of rock pools in the midday sun. Such bright, pure fruit

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Looking for something special? Here are our picks and favourite drinks to suit every occasion. From midweek wines and casual catchups through to the biggest events, here you will find new favourites at every price that are guaranteed to help you drink better everyday.

The Lane Vineyard Lois Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV

A beautifully pitched Adelaide Hills Sparkling Chardonnay for a bargain price, this wine is all about delicacy and detail in a crisp and early drinking package. It opens with a delicious array of precise chalky, green apple and pear aromas interwoven with a fine layer of pastry. Then fine and fresh with a touch of sweetness as pure citrus fruits are lifted by just a touch of cashew flavour complexity before a long and elegant finish making for a stylish aperitif.

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The Lane Vineyard Lois Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV

A beautifully pitched Adelaide Hills Sparkling Chardonnay for a bargain price, this wine is all about delicacy and detail in a crisp and early drinking package. It opens with a delicious array of precise chalky, green apple and pear aromas interwoven with a fine layer of pastry. Then fine and fresh with a touch of sweetness as pure citrus fruits are lifted by just a touch of cashew flavour complexity before a long and elegant finish making for a stylish aperitif.

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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.

Vinea Marson Shiraz Viognier 2017

Inky and dense with blackberries, cassis, brooding violets and dark, bittersweet flourless chocolate cake. There’s an earthy, slatey minerality. Just a small amount of Viognier (5%) adds the floral spice of a spring vegetable garden as the shoots start to bloom. Flavours of black cherries, fresh peppercorns and the umami of unsweetened carob. The graphite drawing-pencil tannins, and bright early-summer blueberry acidity promises a lot of joy with further cellaring too. Pair with a chargrilled wagyu steak served with fragrant roasted parnips and Jerusalem artichokes.

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The Lane Vineyard Lois Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV

A beautifully pitched Adelaide Hills Sparkling Chardonnay for a bargain price, this wine is all about delicacy and detail in a crisp and early drinking package. It opens with a delicious array of precise chalky, green apple and pear aromas interwoven with a fine layer of pastry. Then fine and fresh with a touch of sweetness as pure citrus fruits are lifted by just a touch of cashew flavour complexity before a long and elegant finish making for a stylish aperitif.

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