Pepik 2012 Pinot Noir
Tasmanian pinots are all the rage right now with the trendy drinkers around town, but you don’t have to splash out heaps of cash to see what all the fuss is about.
This is a delicious easy drinking style of pinot from one of the island state’s better producers, Josef Chromy.
It’s fragrant and medium-weighted with some attractive savoury notes and is dangerously slurpable.
Pair it with duck or chicken dishes.
Angove 2012 Organic Chardonnay
There’s a growing interest in organic and biodynamic wines – and the quality is certainly on the upswing, even at lower-end price points.
This is a very good chardonnay for the money, clean and crisp in the modern mode with peach, melon, fig and grapefruit flavours all in evidence and a nice clean, zingy finish.
A very good summer quaffer.
SC Pannell 2012 Tempranillo Touriga
Stephen Pannell makes superb high-end red wines but this affordable number is noteworthy because it is so immediately appealing and ridiculously drinkable that it is hard to resist.
A blend of two Iberian Peninsula grape varieties, it leaps out of the glass with its positivity.
If you like wines that reflect juicy, concentrated fruit rather than serious structure then you’ll love this lusty, luscious red from the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.