Wine with Winsor – 246


Classy number
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.



Summer favourite
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.




Red devil
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.