Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir 2016, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $70
Naked Run The Aldo Old Vine Grenache Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $22
Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2014, Abruzzo, AUD $10
Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec 2012, Mendoza, AUD $19.99-$21
Even Keel Syrah 2015, Canberra District, AUD $35
Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward, Frankland River 2013 $50 This blend of 66% Cabernet Franc, 27% Malbec and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and youthful, fresh and appealing, with violet and berry aromas tinged with nutty oak. The palate is tight, elegant and medium to full-bodied.
Wine By KT 5452 Grenache Mataro, Clare Valley 2013 $25 This is a big, generously flavoured Clare red, with a bouquet of black fruits and licorice plus stony, earthy mineral overtones. There’s abundant extract and fleshy texture in the mouth, with lots of soft tannins.
Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz, King Valley 2013 $19 The colour is deep and youthful and the bouquet shows darker fruit aromas, with black plum and spice, and the sangiovese dominates. It has body and amplitude followed by a dry but balanced tannin aftertaste. There is appealing
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
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