The chosen ones
A carefully selected wine makes a great gift. The 2016 Phaedrus Pinot Noir, $26, is a fabulous drop, over-delivering on flavour and value. It’s brimming with berry fruits, has undertones of bay and thyme and makes a great addition to a hamper.
2015 Bremerton Bâtonnage Shiraz Malbec, $32, is ideal for a wine lover. Winemaker
Rebecca Willson is achieving excellent results by stirring the lees of the malbec during maturation, resulting in a wine brimming with fleshy fruit and a hint of dark chocolate.
2015 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz, $46, is a charming medium-bodied red with dark cherry flavours, peppery spice and cellaring potential. Perfect for a connoisseur. Order direct from the winery.
For that special someone, splash out on 2014 Pikes The EWP Shiraz, $65, produced only in the best years. Intensely flavoured and medium-bodied, it has fragrant aromatics of berries and a dash of turkish delight.