FOX 2012 GORDON Princess Fiano $ 20
Adelaide 13.0 per cent Hills, SA www.foxgordon.com. au Pale bronze colour, fairly restrained nectarine aromas followed by a rich, smoothly textured, dried herbs and peaches and cream-like palate with good depth and intensity and a long follow through. YANGARRA 2012 Viognier $ 25
McLaren Vale, SA 13.6 per cent www. yangarra. com Bright straw colour, a strangely subdued nose for a viognier, the palate somewhat more expressive with moderately intense apricot and orange zest flavours that take time to open up before you can fully enjoy them. Chill well and decant, give it plenty of air. CLARENCE HOUSE ESTATE 2010 Tempranillo $ 25
Cambridge, Tas 14.6 per cent 6247 7345 Deep red/ purple with dried cherries, dark plum and a hint of cinnamon spice on the nose and palate, gutsy, rustic, chewy and tannic dry making it a very enjoyable and food- friendly drop from left field of the ultra- clean and refined, show- pony mainstream. CHAPEL HILL 2011 Mourvedre $ 30
McLaren Vale 14.5 per cent www.chapelhillwine.com.au A darkly coloured, meaty and deeply flavoured drop, earthy, complex and attractively dry, medium to full- bodied, nicely textured and with a spicy savouriness that would make it a wonderful partner to rich winter stews.