VIEWS ON THE VINE

Isis Town and Country - - Life - With PETER CHAP­MAN pe­ter­chap­manpw@gmail.com

CLOVER HILL

2012 VIN­TAGE RE­LEASE BRUT AN­OTHER ex­cel­lent bub­bles from the Tas­ma­nian wine grow­ing re­gion. Blend of pinot noir, pinot me­u­nier and chardon­nay, made us­ing tra­di­tional meth­ods aged in French oak foudres. FOOD: Canapes RAT­ING: 95/100 RRP: $45.00

TALTARNI

2011 CUYVEE ROSE A CHARDON­NAY pre­dom­i­nant blend com­pris­ing 32% pinot noir and 7% pinot me­u­nier, sourced from Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia and Tas­ma­nia. A qual­ity bub­bles ideal for special oc­ca­sions. FOOD: Pre-din­ner drinks RAT­ING: 94/100 RRP: $26.00

d’ARENBERG

2013 THE DEAD ARM SHI­RAZ SMACKINGLY great shi­raz from one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing wine-mak­ers. If you want to im­press, pull out one of these from the cel­lar or hand over as an end of year gift. FOOD: Roast duck RAT­ING: 96/100 RRP: $65.00

d’ARENBERG

2013 IRONSTONE PRESSINGS GRENACHE, SHI­RAZ, MOURVEDRE MAKE a place for this fel­low in your “to be drunk on special oc­ca­sions only” wine rack.

Beau­ti­ful red burst­ing with ripe red fruit flavours. FOOD: Rack of Lamb RAT­ING: 97/100 RRP: $65.00

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