Sepp No 5 Eden Valley Riesling
Peter Seppelt is a fifth-generation Barossa winemaker whose family started making wine back in 1851. Based at Grand Cru Estate, an 1889 homestead in the south-east corner of the Barossa that is a mixture of farm, cellar door and luxury accommodation, Peter makes a variety of wines from Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit. He has been making Eden Valley Riesling since 1982 and it shows in this classic example. Plenty of green apples, some lime peel and refreshing natural acidity.
Stoney River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
As is typical with young Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is almost water white in the glass. It shows its Awatere Valley roots with whiffs of boxwood and tomato leaf, but these are backed by delightful ripe nectarine notes. On the palate it has all of the juiciness one would expect from a youthful Sauvignon Blanc and this is backed up by a finish that lasts and lasts. Phenolics are well managed and overall this is a vigorous and appealing young wine.
Epic Negociants Upper Yarra Chardonnay
A beautifully composed chardonnay, the elegantly expressed bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, oatmeal and vanilla characters with a touch of hazelnut complexity. The palate is concentrated and focused, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion, wonderfully structured by perfectly pitched acidity.
McWilliam's Stuart McWilliam Chardonnay
The Stuart McWilliam Chardonnay has mixed aromas of white peach, fig and toasty vanillin oak on the nose. A smooth and linear and refreshing palate with fresh honeydew melon and flinty acidity. Creamy cashew nut lees complexity with a long textural finish. A well-balanced summer Chardonnay.
Marquis De Goulaine Chardonnay
This French white is a blend of Chardonnay harvests from several regions in the Loire Valley. It's fresh and round, yet soft on the palate, and has a good overall balance with a fruity finish. Enjoy with appetisers, salads and fresh seafood.
La Vendetta Pinot Grigio
La Vendetta Pinot Grigio has a pale and delicate colour and a fresh and vibrant nose, showcasing lifted aromas of lemon, white peach and cut pear overlaid with delicate floral highlights. The palate is light and crisp with delicate flavours of apple, citrus and white flower carried by a shimmering mineral backbone.
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc is amongst the very best examples of the famous Marlborough style. Always a standout, the Wither Hills is lively on the palate with herbal gooseberry and lemon-grass flavours. A definite leader of the pack.
Cat Amongst The Pigeons Chardonnay
The Cat Amoungst the Pigeons Chardonnay has a white peach, nectarine and melon fruit taste with a subtle oak, crisp acid line.
Trig Station Pinot Gris
Fruity and friendly, this easy-going pinot gris shows ripe stone fruit, baked pear and floral aromas with a hint of mixed spice. The palate is juicy and lively, and delivers appealing fruit intensity and bright acidity, finishing succulent and smooth. At its best: now to 2018. July 2016.
Hardys Nottage Hill Sauvignon Blanc
Hardys Nottage Hill Sauvignon Blanc is clean and crisp with aromas of tropical gooseberry and a herbaceous grassy lift. A crunchy acidity ensures a value-for-money wine of great persistence and length of flavour.