Sunday, March 30, 2008

Logan 2007 Apple Tree Flat Chardonnay

What a great buy! It is hard to go past a well-made, flavoursome chardonnay like one. It offers some lovely varietal characters, with stone and citrus fruit flavours to the fore, making it an excellent quaffer for $11.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pipers Brook Vineyard 2007 Riesling

One of a number of excellent rieslings coming out of Tasmania, this is a wonderfully vibrant wine with intense floral aromas and just the right balance of citrus and minerality on the palate. Crisp and dry with lingering mouthfeel. $28.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Capel Vale 2007 Debut Verdelho

Verdelho is often casually dismissed, but can be very refreshing when made well - and this is. Fresh, zingy and zesty, it is the perfect wine for a warm autumn afternoon. There are some tropical fruit flavours but also some lovely crispness. $18.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Casella 2006 Yendah Shiraz Viognier

The Casella family have enjoyed huge success with their [Yellow Tail] label but for this range they source fruit from around the country (in this case McLaren Vale) to make stylish, well-structured wines. This is soft, appealing and food-friendly. $18.