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Old sherries

During a comprehensive tour of the wine regions of Spain in 1996, I tasted a wine that I will never forget. It was while visiting the famous sherry firm Gonzalez Byass in Jerez that I tasted their 1964 Anada Oloroso.

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Under $20

Kingston Estate Merlot, Limestone Coast 2013 $15-$16 Value: very good The colour is deep and bright, the aromas are clean, fresh and berry-like. A medium-bodied, fruit-driven, easy-drinking merlot which finishes with a gentle but firm tannin grip. A bargain at the price. Now to five

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Top Aussie White

Hungerford Hill Pinot Gris, Tumbarumba 2013 $28 This wine has uncommon intensity and palate length for a pinot gris, its tropical fruit enhanced by some barrel-ferment and subtle sulfide overtones. It’s soft and rounded in the mouth with nectarine, honey and passionfruit notes, and a

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Best Import

Bodegas Trapiche Finca Las Palmas Gran Reserva Malbec, Mendoza 2010 $38 This is a crackerjack malbec at a very reasonable price considering the quality. Impressively deep colour and a powerful bouquet featuring smoky charred oak and black fruits. Full-bodied and powerful, with concentration and extract.

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Best Import

Protos Gran Reserva Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero 2005 $98 Made from vines over 80 years old, this has a complex mellow bouquet of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted nuts, and a terrifically concentrated flavour of power, elegance and length. It’s a grand wine indeed, youthful

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Best Rose

Preveli Wild Thing Pinot Noir Rosé, Margaret River 2013 $23 The colour is full purple-pink and it has an aroma of ripe dark-cherry to blackberry. It’s soft and round, full and quite rich in the mouth, loaded with flavour, and finishes clean and dry on