WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

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.

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