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Wine Of The Week AU

Moppity Lock & Key Shiraz, Hilltops 2014, AUD $17-$22 An elegant, fruit-driven, spicy shiraz which has very little if any oak, allowing free reign to the earthy, charcoal and pepper/spice aromas. It’s elegantly weighted, smooth and finely textured, with lovely red fruit flavours and superfine

Under $20

Balnaves The Blend, Coonawarra 2013 $19-$22 The warm season evidently suited these varieties in Coonawarra as the wine is full-bodied, deep and supple, with lots of fleshy extract and richness. Bright mint and forest floor aromas. It’s 52 per cent merlot, 46 per cent cabernet