Sunday, March 29, 2009

Barwang 2006 842 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

The latest addition to the increasingly impressive Barwang range from McWilliam's; a beautifully restrained, high-altitude, cool-climate chardonnay with perfect balance between lemon/lime flavours, minerality and subtle oak. Very fine and elegant. $35.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dowie Doole 2008 Merlot

Hurray for a sensibly-priced merlot that's not bland and boring. This McLaren Vale offering is soft and approachable, as you'd expect, but also has some lovely fruit richness without too much sweetness. A real pleasure to drink! $22.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Taylors 2006 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon

The Jaraman range gets better and better. This is a classy melange of fruit from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra, perfectly balanced with fabulous dark berry fruit flavours complemented by mint, chocolate, spice and quality oak. Excellent drinking. $30.