Scarborough 2011 Yellow Label Chardonnay
While most Hunter Valley wineries specialise in shiraz and semillon, the Scarborough family is best known for its excellent chardonnays, of which this powerful but beautifully balanced wine is a perfect example.
Fermented and aged on lees in French oak barrels for 12 months and released when mature, this assertive, textural wine would be a very good partner for poultry dishes or a traditional pork roast.
Cumulus 2014 Rolling Pink
One of the first wine releases from the 2014 vintage, this is a deliciously fresh and vibrant rosé from the Central Ranges outside Orange.
Made from shiraz grapes, it is a drier style than many of its contemporaries with red berry aromas leading onto juicy raspberry notes on the palate, brisk, refreshing acid and some nice mouthfeel.
Serve chilled, pair with Middle Eastern dishes, or simply sip and savour.
Bremerton 2012 Tamblyn
Sisters Rebecca and Lucy Willson produce an excellent range of wines from the under-rated Langhorne Creek region of South Australia.
This is their entry-level red, a very appealing blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, malbec and merlot.
It is a medium-bodied “drink any time” red with plenty of flavour and soft structure that would be terrific with burgers, a barbecue or a chunk of Cheddar cheese.