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Bargain Of The Week

Altos Rioja Crianza, Spain 2010 $14.60 There’s some amazing value in cheaper Spanish reds at present. This Rioja delivers more than simple grapejuice: it’s fairly straightforward but brightly flavoured with lots of blackberry jam and briary aromas leading into a soft, savoury palate with ample

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Backvintage Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2013 $15 This has plenty of weight and flavour for the price; perhaps its only drawback is to be slightly dry-red-ish. With medium-full red-purple hue and a smoky, gamy bouquet, it has good intensity and extract, finishing with some tannin

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Backvintage Chardonnay, Margaret River 2013 $13 This is a fruit-driven and fairly basic chardonnay which is good value at the price. With its light colour and restrained, but fresh aroma showing a touch of cashewnut, it is pleasingly flavoured and balanced, straightforward and slightly short

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Teusner The Pleasure Garden Shiraz Grenache, Barossa Valley 2012 $15 How on earth Aldi persuaded Teusner to let them sell this wine at this price is puzzling, but it’s one of the bargains of the year. Deep, bright colour; attractive fresh earth, dry spice and

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Mawson’s The Vickers Chardonnay, Limestone Coast 2013 $15-$16 Mawson’s is a new label from the Hill Smith family. This is a bright, fresh, fruit-driven style of chardonnay with peach and melon aromas soft, round and smooth and not especially complex, but very quaffable and excellent value. Now

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McWilliam’s Hanwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $14 A simple but tasty, well-priced young cabernet with fruit-driven cassis and leafy cabernet varietal aromas and flavours. It’s light to medium-bodied with very good colour depth and hue, a hint of greenness, but good drinkability. Now to 2019. 13.5

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Elefante Vino Tinto Garnacha, Spain 2012 $14 A well-made and very agreeable but non-regionally specific Spanish red which is extremely well priced. It has a deep, youthful red-purple hue and fresh, undeveloped banana and red fruit aromas, brightly fruity and straightforward to taste, soft and

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BackVintage Shiraz, Clare Valley 2009 $13 Astonishing value for money, this deep coloured, bold, plummy shiraz has touches of mint and earth and is classic Clare in style. It’s medium-bodied and well proportioned, with firm tight tannins and good structure. Drink now to 12 years.

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Chateau Les Maurins, Bordeaux 2012 $9.99 A remarkable value-for-money import from Aldi. The aromas are of earth, cedar, plum and blackberry. Clean and smooth in the mouth, with very soft tannins. It’s a little short on the palate but at this price, no-one will mind.

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Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Clare Valley 2012 $20 There’s more grunt than usual in a wine of its price, with a deep red-purple colour and a lifted aroma of dark fruits and peppermint. It’s quite bold, big and concentrated, without particular regional or