Friday, May 23, 2008

Dowie Doole 2006 Shiraz

If you enjoy wines with plenty of grunt you'll love this McLaren Vale offering, which is dark, big, rich and opulent. You'll find blackberry, plum and spice characters, dollops of bold oak and plenty of mouthfeel. Pair it with steak and kidney pie. $25.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Jacob's Creek 2007 Grenache Shiraz

There are not many bottles of budget red that enthuse me, but two of us drank a bottle of this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Juicy, slightly spicy and medium bodied, it just oozes drinkability. Great with steaks, pizzas or pastas and terrific value at $10.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Alkoomi 2007 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

A terrific budget-priced wine for drinking in its youth. There are lovely aromatics and plenty of flavour on the palate, where you'll discover crisp sweet fruit flavours and a zesty finish. Enjoy chilled with spicy Thai dishes or grilled seafood. $16.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Capel Vale 2007 Debut Verdelho

Verdelho is very refreshing when made well, and this is made very well indeed. Fresh zingy and zesty, it's the perfect wine for a warm autumn afternoon. Tropical fruit flavours and crispness make it a good partner for spicy food. $18.