Blue Pyrenees 2012 Shiraz
If you enjoy your reds with a little bit of style and swagger then this classy number from Western Victoria will be very much to your liking.
It’s a cool-climate shiraz that still has plenty of power with dark chocolate, berry and spice flavours all jostling for priority.
There is plenty of flavour here with a soft, easy drinking style.
This would be great with pizza and pasta dishes but has enough oomph to be a companion for red meat dishes. Try Dan Murphy’s or Vintage Cellars. $22.
Wild White 2014 by Krinklewood
Yet another cracking wine from Krinklewood, the leading biodynamic producer in the Hunter Valley.
A blend of semillon, verdelho and chardonnay, it is a quintessential summer drink; lively and refreshing with crisp acidity.
The new-look label is designed by Pete Windrim, son of vigneron Rod Windrim.
This would be a terrific partner for picnics, seafood dishes or a spicy chicken salad. $18.
Maxwell 2013 Little Demon Cabernet Merlot
A remarkably good wine for the price from a family-owned McLaren Vale producer that is hitting high notes right now.
This blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot offers dark blue fruit flavours, plenty of length, nicely integrated French oak and immediate drinking pleasure.
There is also a cabernet malbec blend at a price that is similarly pleasing. This range offers plenty of flavour with a deft touch. $17.