The colloboration of Burgundy vigneron Pascal Marchand and Howard Park proprietor Jeff Burch is the source of some outstanding wines from the 2020 Burgundy vintage. Their village level Chablis ticks all the boxes and is exceptional value…
Dubbed "one of Australia's best winemakers", Adelina's Col McBryde has a deft hand with Shiraz. Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz 2021 is a quintessential modern Australian red - ripe but not over-ripe, negligible oak influence, medium bodied and big…
The 2019 vintage release is the best ever offering of Domaine AC Bourgogne Rouge. It delivers a beautiful combination of floral aromatics, ripe fruit and earthy complexity.
Merlot-dominajnt right banker Chateau Hyot Cuvee Prestige is a great example of the value to be found in the satellite appellations neighbouring St Emilion and Pomerol.
With no Giaconda Chardonnay available Nantua Shiraz 2019 (100% Warner Vineyard fruit) and Roussanne 2021 are the one and only way to get your fill of Giaconda this year. The Roussanne is a superb alternative to Chardonnay and will blossom with…
Moulin-a-Vent is considered by many to be the source of the most powerful and savoury examples of Beaujolais (those in Morgon would beg to differ). This example marries the lively fruity side of Beaujolais with a serious underbelly.
Chateau Deyrem-Valentin 2016, Margaux - “It is simply a beautiful wine whose silky texture will seduce from 100 yards!”
2016 is the greatest Bordeaux vintage of the modern era. Chateau Deyrem-Valentin 2016 delivers a near perfect balance of perfumed aromatics and typical Margaux elegance. At less than $100 per bottle it is proof positive that great Bordeaux can…
Over the years, Pondalowie Special Release Shiraz has earned the moniker 'Grange-beater'. It's sibling, Pondalowie Shiraz, is the perfect everyday Shiraz. It's the wine to drink while your Special Release is enjoying a quiet slumber.
2011 was an outstanding vintage for Sauternes. Few properties produced better wines in 2011 than first growth Chateau Suduiraut. It delivers a near perfect balance of luscious sweetness, fresh acidity and botrytis-driven complexity.
The mild 2017 growing season has produced two outstanding wines in the shape of Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. Both have a distinct 'cool and sophisticated' personality. SOLD OUT
Since the inaugural 2013 vintage release, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity has entrenched itself as one of the top new world Cabernets. 2018 was a great Margaret River vintage and Tom Cullity well and truly delivered the goods. This is world class…
Although best known for its Pinot Noirs, Central Otago is perfectly suited to the production of aromatic white wines. Picnic Riesling is the quiet achiever in the Two Paddocks line-up. There are few better matches for Asian cuisines.
You won't find a better Italian wine for just $23 per bottle than Banchetto del Cinghiale Chanti DOCG. It delivers authentic Tuscan flavour at a very affordable price.
In fine wine terms, Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is about as close you can get to a 'blue chip' stock. It is Australia's most collected Cabernet with good reason. The mild 2019 growing season has again produced a wine of outstanding quality.…
Ata Rangi ranks among the benchmark producers of Pinot Noir in the new world along with the likes of Oregon pioneer Eyrie Vineyards and California's Littorai. The 2019 vintage sets a high water mark even by the lofty standards of Ata Rangi. …
Domaine du Chardonnay Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2018 is the real deal. This is high quality Chardonnay with a twist of oyster shell minerality. Pay just $57 per bottle.
'Leirana' Albarino from small producer Forjas de Salnes is one of the best examples of Albarino. It delivers outstanding fruit purity and complex wet stone minerality. It makes a wonderful alternative to Chablis.
Anderson Fort Toolleen Shiraz 2017 is the second single vineyard Heathcote Shiraz from the talented twosome, Liam Anderson and Bryan Fort. Matured in seasoned oak barrels it is a stylish, polished and elegant Shiraz.
Pinot Grigio has won over a legion of fans over the course of the past couple of decade. Toodle Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio delivers excellent varietal character and intensity of flavour for a modest price - just $18 per bottle.
Although Shiraz takes centre stage at Whistling Eagle, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a very smart wine too, and keenly priced to boot. 2018 sets a new quality bar for this Heathcote Cabernet.
With a rich history spanning over four decades, Cullen is an Australian Cabernet icon. Qualitatively, Diana Madeline is the equivalent of a Bordeaux Left Bank 2nd or 3rd growth.
Pommery was the first Champagne house to make an English sparkling wine. Louis Pommery Brut NV England, a joint venture with Hampshire's Hattingley Valley, reflects its northern origins and post disgorgement ageing. It is more than a match…
Valtellina and its baby brother Rosso di Valtellina are the source of compelling examples of alpine Nebbiolo. This example, from Sandro Fay, is light on the hip pocket. Its gentle personality and light, sandy tannins make it a perfect early…
Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay ranks among the icons of new world Chardonnay. The just released 2020 vintage, a great year for Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, is bang on the money.
Domaine Jaume's Cotes du Rhone Rouge is one of the best examples of its type in the Australian market. Laden with juicy cherry and raspberry fruit interwoven with exotic spice, it is the 'guilt free' wine to enjoy anytime.
Forty Paces Pinot Noir is the latest addition to the pantheon of great Macedon Ranges Pinots.
The Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine de la Vougeraie under the "Terres de Famille' label are benchmark expressions of entry level Burgundy. The 2018 vintages were excellent - the 2019's are just as good, perhaps better.
Domaine Jaume Vinsobres Altitude 420 2017 is proof positive of the quality and great value than can be found in the villages of the southern Rhone. Pay just $30 per bottle.
With more than one quarter of the world's vitis vinifera, Italy is blessed with enormous diversity. Verdicchio is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian wine. The organically grown example represents outstanding value for money.
Domaine Henri + Gilles Buisson makes a small quantity of Corton Renardes Grand Cru from a plot of vines that immediately abut those of Domaine Leroy.
The 2017 vintage of Pondalowie Specvial Release Shiraz is the sleekest and most compact example of this legendary full-bodied Shiraz we have seen. It is a veritable thoroughbred of a wine.
Tony Bish declared "2020 was a stellar vintage for Hawke's Bay Chardnnistas and our Heartwood Chardonnay perfectly captures that!" What more needs to be said?
With roots running deep in the village of Saint Romain, Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson is the source of some of the best value for money white and red Burgundy on the Cote d'Or. These wines are proof positive that value can be found in…
Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone Rose is quintessential southern French rose - pale in colour, bone dry, with notes of wild strawberries, exotic spice and white flowers. Transport yourself to Provence in one glass!
Alan's Cabernet is the 'joker in the pack'. Ironically, the estate's first vineyard was planted to Bordeaux varieties. This perfectly cellared release, from the great 2010 vintage, is drinking wonderfully now. Very limited availability.
Made from organically grown Cabernet Franc, the Saumur Rouge l'Ilot des Biches 2018 from Domaine de l'Enchantoir is irresistibly delicious. It marries the elegance of Pinot Noir with the savoury personality of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jean Pernet Brut Tradition NV is from a small, quality-driven family-owned house. With vineyard holdings in some of the greatest premier and grand cru villages in the Cote de Blancs, it serves it up to the big volume brands.
Riesling legend Neil Pike may have entered retirement, but he couldn't resist dabbling with his beloved Riesling grape. The 2021 vintage releases under his Limefinger label are the distillation of 40 years experience with Clare Valley Riesling.
At the offer price of just $26 per bottle, Chateau de Ribebon is a cracking value entry level red Bordeaux. The 2018 is a more than worthy successor to the exceptional 2016 vintage release.
Langmeil's Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2020 took all before it at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020. It took out the gong for Best Wine Blend and was awarded a gold medal, the only wine in its class to score gold.
Obscurite Heathcote Shiraz 2016 joins the likes of Whistling Eagle Eagle's Blood and Wild Duck Creek Springflat as an elite member of the Heathcote Shiraz firmament. This is one classy Shiraz, for sure.
Scloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Loess 2020 - great value Gruner from one of Austria's best producers
With a history spanning over 850 years, Schloss Gobelsburg is one of Austria greatest and most important wineries. It's Gruner Veltliner Loess is a brilliant example of the variety.
J.M. Lentini Eden Valley Syrah 2016 has been a star performer at our monthly Shiraz Challenge this year, beating all-comers, including Penfolds Grange.
Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 - “This vision of cool-climate Shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication.”
The 2019 vintage of Shaw + Shiraz takes this benchmark cool climate Shiraz to another level. At the offer price, it undoubtedly represents one of Australia's best wine values.
Located in the inner eastern suburbs just 4km from Melbourne's CBD, Hawthorn Estate is the ultimate urban winery. Hawthorn Estate Copping Sparkling 2017 outshines many similarly priced Champagnes.
Jenny Dobson's illustrious career was highlighted by her appointment as the first ever female maitre de chai in Bordeaux. He considerable blending skills permeate through her own red blend, Doris, an assemblage of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc…
When an industry legend like Brian Croser lauds a wine as the best he has made in a career spanning over 5 decades, it's time to sit up and take notice. Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2020 is the real deal.
Nestled in the hillside village of Vinsobres, Domaine Jaume is one of the leading family-owned estates of the Rhone Valley. The estate's keenly priced Cotes du Rhone Rouge is a simply delicious red blend.
We have just taken delivery of a fresh new shipment of our biggest selling rose, Chateau Aspras Cotes de Provence Rose 'Les Trois Freres'. There are few better Provence roses in the market. 100% organic.
You'd be hard pressed to find a more joyful wine than this delicious Beaujolais Villages. It is literally bursting with berry fruit. The term easy drinking was made for this wine.
Our top selling chardonnay is back in stock. Lush tropical favours balanced by fresh acidity and mellowed with a creamy texture.
Doug Neal is a master in the art of making fine cool climate Shiraz. The inaugural release of his Altera Terra Sanctus Shiraz is one of the most exciting new Shiraz releases we have seen in a long time.
Based in the village of Bouzy, Champagne Barnaut makes extremely good value, full flavoured, Pinot Noir dominant Champagne. The Grande Reserve Grand Cru NV is the match of any grande marque Champagne.
You'll be hard pushed to find better value cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir anywhere else in Australia. The quality from Mount Moriac befits wines that a priced over $30 per bottle.