Tahbilk 2010 Shiraz
Looking for a high quality red that won’t break the bank?
You won’t go wrong with this delicious shiraz from Western Victoria made by a family winery whose winemaking roots date back to 1860.
There is a judicious combination of soft fruit and savoury notes here in a beautifully balanced wine that outshone several more expensive brethren in a recent tasting.
Complex and delicious but affordable.
Westend Estate 2013 Richland Pinot Grigio
You can’t beat the Calabria family’s Richland label when it comes to value with a capital V – and this is an excellent follow-up to the cracking 2012 pinot grigio.
It’s a bright, frisky young thing, a little coltish but with delightful pear and green apple aromas leading on to a palate that exudes freshness and vitality.
There’s some nice brisk texture and this would be very food-friendly, too.
The Barry Brothers 2012 by Jim Barry
This is a vibrant young red wine from Sam and Tom Barry, the 20-something winemaker brothers at Jim Barry Wines in the Clare Valley.
A blend of Australia’s two most popular red grape varieties, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, it is designed for immediate enjoyment and certainly has slurpability.
It’s inky and juicy and unashamedly fruit driven with plenty of length.
A terrific uncomplicated barbecue or quaffing red.