Huntington Estate 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
You don’t find too many new-release red wines with seven years on the clock but this excellent cabernet from one of the leading producers in the Mudgee region has been released at its peak – and looks very stylish.
It is the Huntington philosophy to release red wines with a number of years of bottle maturation.
This is from an excellent vintage, is savoury and elegant and would be a great wine to take to a dinner party. $26.
Trentham Estate 2015 Two Thirds
Looking to cut down on your alcohol consumption? The team at Trentham Estate has produced a lovely semillon sauvignon blanc that has, as the name suggests, just two-thirds of the usual alcohol.
It weighs in at just 8.5% alcohol but still has the flavour profile of a full-strength wine.
Made from early picked fruit and a great pairing with a chicken or seafood salad, this is a delicate, fresh and crisp white designed for enjoying well chilled. $16.
Foster e Rocco 2015 Rosé
Adam Foster used to be a sommelier but he got so caught up in the allure of wine that he decided to become a winemaker – and he is rather a dab hand with the Italian grape variety sangiovese.
Here, he and fellow sommelier Lincoln Riley (Rocco) have combined to make a rather delicious dry and savoury rosé made in the European dry style that is absolutely stunning with dishes like a Mediterranean mezze plate. $25.