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Under $20

The Pond Pinot Grigio Chardonnay, Northern Victoria 2014 $7 This well-made wine is a bargain. The colour is light, bright yellow; the aromas are straightforward, clean, fresh white peach to underripe nectarine. Clean and fresh throughout, with a tickle of sweetness. A simple but very

Under $10 red

El Toro Macho Tempranillo, Utiel-Requena (Spain) 2013 $5 The colour is quite deep red with a purple tint and the aromas are plum, cherry and almond-like. It’s all about primary fruit: bright, clean and fresh, but it has enough structure to give it the backbone

$10 Chardonnay

A.C. Byrne & Co Chardonnay, Margaret River 2014 $10 This is a light, fruity, clean, well-made chardonnay with little or no oak. Peach and nectarine aromas abound, laced with cashew-nut. It’s medium bodied and full of flavour, with good length and a refreshing finish. Amazing

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Under $20

A.C. Byrne Chardonnay, Margaret River 2013 $10 Value: very good This straightforward, probably unwooded chardonnay is fruit-driven and herbal, with some straw/hay aromas and a medium-bodied palate with sprightly acidity. It’s delicate, trim and taut, and light to medium bodied. Now to three years. 12.9

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Under $20

Tudor Shiraz, Central Victoria 2012 $13 Value: excellent With a bright, medium-full red-purple colour, this wine has a plummy fruit-driven aroma with subtle spice touches. It has lightness and quaffability, the tannins gentle and easygoing. It doesn’t have much complexity but is a good basic,