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Great value chardonnay

How ever did we manage before the ‘sort’ function was invented? I love the ability of databases to sort. I recently sorted out the wines under $23 in my latest chardonnay tasting of 127 wines, to see how the value-for-money stacked up. My scores on these wines range from 92 down to 85.

Under $20

Le Cirque Wine Co. Whiz Bang Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2014 $16 A deep purple-red hue introduces a fresh, straightforward, primary fruit driven style of shiraz, with red fruit aromas touched with herb and spice notes. It’s light to medium-weight and has gentle, soft tannins and

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Bargain Of The Week

Le Cirque Whiz Bang Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2012 $16 There’s a firmness in the tannins but the wine has plenty of depth in colour, aromas and flavour, with hints of straw, coffee-grounds and dry-spices. The palate is medium-full bodied, and savoury, with good length and

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Shiraz is the foundation grape of our image-leaders Penfolds (tastings), Henschke (tastings), Torbreck (tastings), and, it could be argued, the entire Australian wine industry. More than one-quarter of all of our wine is shiraz. All told, I’ve uploaded 198 reviews of shiraz and shiraz-based blends this month. Two of the