Calabria Richland 2016 Shiraz
If money is a little tight after the holidays but you still want to drink in style then this very nifty and easy-drinking shiraz from the Calabria family in Griffith, NSW, should be on your radar.
This is the 20th anniversary release of the Richland label and the shiraz is one of the best wine bargains around; rich and flavoursome, soft and well-rounded with attractive hints of pepper and spice.
It would be a very good barbecue wine, or would look good paired with a pepper steak. $11.
Gerard Bertrand Cotes des Roses 2015 Rosé
The perfect choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for the special lady in your life.
Not only is this a really lovely rosé from the Languedoc-Rousillon region in the south of France, it is also beautifully presented with a crystal cork and specially-designed bottle with a the base shaped like a bunch of roses.
It would make a lovely vase after you’ve drunk the contents, which is fresh, dry and delicious rosé. Try Dan Murphy’s or BWS. $26.
Claymore 2016 Joshua Tree Riesling
One of the best rieslings from South Australia’s Clare Valley in 2016, but also one of the best-kept secrets; this new release is well worth keeping an eye out for.
It is a classic wine from a stunning year for dry rieslings; full of intense, curled energy.
Driven by lemon and grapefruit citrus flavours, this is long and sinewy with bright, zingy sherbet acid and lots of length. Beautifully balanced and a perfect match for white fish. $20.