Australians can still drink formidably well on a budget, as evidenced by this superly-crafted riesling from the Yalumba stable. Steely minerality, intense citrus flavours and lively acid all shine through. I'd be happy to drink this every day. $18.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Ken Helm has been making superb rieslings for three decades at Murrumbateman outside Canberra - and his offerings rival the Clare and Eden valleys for quality. This is bone dry, relatively low in alcohol, full of flavour and with lovely crisp acid. $28.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
What a pleasure to drink a Barossa red with such marvellous balance and poise. A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot, this really sings with dark berry characters, chalky tannins and soft oak all in harmony. $49.