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Wine Of The Week

Higher Plane South by Southwest Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Margaret River 2011 $22  This is a much more serious wine than the price suggests, a warming generous cabernet with aromas of ripe dark fruits (blackberry, cherry, dark plum), chocolate and vanilla, the same flavours permeating the

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Sydney loses another independent wine shop

The trend towards the concentration of retailing power in the hands of the few continues, with leading Sydney independent wine shop Cremorne Cellars being sold to the Camperdown Cellars group. It could be worse, of course: the shop could have gone to Woolworths or Coles.

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From $20-$35

Eden Road Pinot Gris, Canberra District 2013 $25 Value: good The colour is bright copper, the bouquet rich in spices, stone-fruits and ripe pear. In the mouth, it’s full and rich, smooth and pulpy, with lots of fruit and flavour in a soft, rounded, front-of-mouth

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Best Import

Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2013 $29 Isabel has for years been one of the better Marlborough savvies, concentrated and ripe, with stone-fruit and tropical aromas, passionfruit and pineapple as well as peach and grapefruit. It’s very fragrant and alluring, a delicious wine which is clean

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Top Aussie White

Crawford River Young Vines Riesling, Henty 2012 $30 This is a delicate, restrained, baby of a riesling, scented with shy floral and creamy lees notes, the palate firm and tightly-knit, finishing clean and dry, with a lasting aftertaste. Subtle fruit flavours. Time will bring out

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Best Import

Ferdinando Principiano Le Coste Nebbiolo Langhe DOC, Piedmont 2012 $41 An entry-level nebbiolo from Barolo country, with deep-ish colour and briary, dried-herb and raspberry aromas. It’s a medium-weight wine on the palate, with clean, sweetly ripe fruit and a touch of leanness, the tannins tight

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Best Import

Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis 1er cru Vaillons, Burgundy 2010 $54-$59 This is a wonderful wine and amazing value. It possesses classic Chablis smoky, struck-flint, mineral aromas; the taste is tremendously intense and fine, with a winning combination of power and delicacy. It makes the mouth

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For The Cellar

Ceretto Bernardina Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC, Piedmont 2011 $39 This is just an entry-level Piedmontese nebbiolo, not a Barolo or Barbaresco, but it’s a very serious wine with firm tannins and considerable depth, and will age well. Maraschino cherry, dry-straw and brick-dust aromas; the firm handshake

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Bargain Of The Week

Mount Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Great Southern 2013 $17.50 This brand comes from the same outfit that produces West Cape Howe wines. It’s lightly fragrant, fresh and lime-citrusy to sniff, with a light, delicate but quite intensely flavoured palate. The finish is clean and crisp. There’s

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Indulge Yourself

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz, Nagambie Lakes 2008 $69.50 With the benefit of bottle-age over most current-release reds, this is superbly mellow and drinking beautifully, with its deep brickred colour and complex, mellow, leathery earthy developed-fruit bouquet. There are hints of spices including star anise,