Houghton White Classic, Australia 2014 $9 Formerly named Houghton White Burgundy, this has a distinguished history. It’s a clean, fresh, well-made dry white with restrained grassy herbal aromas which hint at semillon and/or sauvignon blanc in the blend. It’s light, fresh and fruity in a
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
De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay, Australia 2014 $5.50 This is a simple but quite delicious young chardonnay, fruit-driven, with little or no oak character. It’s true to type, with peachy aromas, and is bright and fruit-driven, the palate soft and grapy without being obviously sweet.