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Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley 2011 $79 The bouquet is shy and loaded with earth, humus, fungal and foresty aromas, no longer brightly fresh or fruity but more mysterious and profound. It’s very full-bodied and quite muscular; deep, tannic, structured and emphatic, with traces

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Stargazer Riesling, Tasmania 2015 $30 This baby riesling is still somewhat in its shell, but is brilliantly zesty and fresh, tangy and juicy in the mouth, loaded with zip and vitality. There’s a tickle of sweetness which combines with the acidity to give lift and

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Dr Burklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Dry Riesling, Pfalz 2013 $37 This super-clean, fresh, fragrant riesling is delicate and intense on the tongue, its mild level of sweetness well balanced by refreshing acidity. A classic dry German riesling of excellent quality. The screw cap has kept it beautifully

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Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir, Tasmania 2013 $45 A fragrant, refined, delicate style of Tassie pinot from a new producer, with medium depth of red/purple colour and lovely floral, strawberry and cherry essence aromas. Lively acidity. A very bright, fresh, energetic wine with drive and

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Audrey Wilkinson Winemaker’s Selection Malbec, Hunter Valley 2014 $65 A surprise packet: an excellent malbec from the Hunter. Deep, bright colour and clean, ripe, bright aromas of dark fruits, the palate medium to full-bodied and bold. It’s young, powerful and just a little unready: even

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Te Mata Estate Coleraine, Hawke’s Bay 2013 $89 New Zealand’s pre-eminent cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc blend is on song in 2013. Very deep purple-red hue, a bouquet of violets, blackberry and a nutty oak veneer; the palate full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, with sumptuous ripe fruit

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Brokenwood Forest Edge Chardonnay, Orange 2014 $55 This is a delicate, restrained but intense, pared-back modern style of chardonnay. The aromas suggest minerals, grapefruit and nectarine; in the mouth it’s tight and reserved, its lightness adding to its exceptional drinkability. (Screw cap; 12.5 per cent

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Eldridge Estate Clonal Blend Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula 2013 $75 A full-bodied, deeply coloured, powerful pinot of grand cru proportions. Superb raspberry, red-cherry and spice aromas of ideal ripeness and terrific concentration. Very deep, long-lingering flavour and great structure which should ensure it ages well.

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Apogée Deluxe Method Rosé sparkling, Tasmania 2012 $59.50 The colour is beautiful, very pale peach-pink, almost rose-gold, and it smells of strawberry and ‘red delicious’ apple, fresh and clean, not especially complex, but youthful and very attractive. The palate is very fine and delicate, intense

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Cantina Nals Margreid Sirmian Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy 2013 $56 This is an outstanding Italian dry white, with richness and complexity way above the norm. Full yellow colour; captivating, lifted floral and spicy aromas with a trace of honey. It’s rich and intense in