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Bream Creek Pinot Noir, Tasmania 2012 AUD $37.50 This multiple gold medal winner is a bargain at the price. Deep colour with purple tints; dark cherry, smoky charcuterie aromas, and a big, bold, lush fruit palate. Well structured, concentrated and powerful. Its maturity is a

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Seresin 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, Marlborough $43 Quite an intense, full-bodied Chardonnay with spicy oak, sizzled butter and nutty yeast lees flavours that slightly dominate ripe melon, white peach and citrus flavours. An obviously complex and youthful wine with good development potential. Organic/biodynamic. (Screwcap) Score: 95 ★★★★★

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De Bortoli Villages Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2014 $22 A lovely lighter bodied chardonnay of great drinkability and charm. There are grapefruit and lemon aromas, hints of passionfruit, and the palate is soft and juicy and shows minimal oak. A thoroughly modern chardonnay; great value. (12.5

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Millton 2014 Clos de Ste Anne Naboth’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Gisborne $75 Rich, mellow and complex Chardonnay with ginger, peach, apricot, spicy apple, anise, brioche and classy oak among the more obvious flavours, although other more subtle characters are revealed on the wine’s lengthy finish. Silken-textured

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Felton Road 2015 Block 1 Riesling, Central Otago $42.50 Concentrated Riesling with chalky mineral, wild flower and citrus, lime and lemon flavours. Very pure and impressively powerful wine with a great texture and very lengthy finish. A true classic that seems drier than its residual

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Pirie Non-Vintage Sparkling, Tasmania $32 A 55/45 chardonnay pinot noir blend based on the 2011 vintage, this is the sparkling trophy winner from the 2016 Tasmanian Wine Show. It has remarkable character and complexity for a bubbly of its price. For a wine that’s spent three years

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Vidal 2014 Legacy Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay $59.99 Vidal’s flagship Chardonnay offers purity, power, sophistication and cellaring potential. It’s a precise and potentially complex wine that can be appreciated now. Apple and lemon citrus flavours, with a chalky mineral character together with a seasoning of roasted

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Felton Road 2015 Bannockburn Riesling, Central Otago $35.50 Felton Road is best known for its supremely elegant Pinot Noir, but in my view, Riesling deserves line honours. This very concentrated wine has green apple, rose petal and lime citrus flavours, with a suggestion of bush

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Bay of Fires Riesling, Tasmania 2015 $35 This outstanding riesling has an exquisite aroma of peach nectar, flowers and stone fruits, the flavour a marvelous combination of richness and delicacy. Subtle but voluminous and beautifully textured. (12.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.) Score: 97 ★★★★★ –

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Felton Road 2014 Block 2 Chardonnay, Central Otago $53 Intense, yet restrained and powerful Chardonnay with layers of toasted nut, wet stone/mineral, wild flowers and a suggestion of brioche. Youthful, almost brooding Chardonnay with plenty of cellaring potential. A stylish and complex wine. (Screwcap) Score: