Barossa Val­ley, SA

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - 2013 FLOREN­TINE CHENIN BLANC; $ 19

12.5 per cent A BIO­DY­NAMIC, sin­gle- vine­yard wine with wild fer­ment and par­tial bar­rel age­ing adding tex­ture, in­ter­est and depth to the palate’s pre­dom­i­nantly green ap­ple and trop­i­cal fruit fl avours and lift­ing the wine above the bland, pedes­trian styles of chenin blancs usu­ally found in Aus­tralia. Chill well. BIL­GAVIA ES­TATE 2013 SEMIL­LON; $ 26

Hunter Val­ley, NSW

11.0 per cent DE­LI­CIOUSLY fragrant and vi­brant aro­mas, a lit­tle less ex­cit­ing in the mouth but still with re­fresh­ing notes of green ap­ple and le­mon essence, the palate lean, light bod­ied, nicely bal­anced and juicy and with the po­ten­tial to de­velop more honey and le­mon curd char­ac­ters with age. KIRRIHILL 2012 GRE­NACHE SAN­GIOVESE TEM­PRANILLO; $ 28

Clare Val­ley, SA

14.8 per cent WITH­OUT try­ing to un­ravel the con­tri­bu­tion of each grape va­ri­ety this is sim­ply a full- bod­ied and bal­anced, drink- now style of red with good tex­ture and a touch of ripe fruit sweet­ness in the mid palate be­fore a long, more savoury and tan­nic, food- friendly fi nish. YAN­GARRA 2012 OLD VINE GRE­NACHE $ 32

McLaren Vale, SA

14.5 per cent ONE of the bet­ter grenaches around, not as sweet rasp­ber­ryfruited as most, the vel­vety palate spicier and juicier with hints of choco­late and a touch of deeper, wild yeast funk­i­ness, fi rm tan­nins pro­vid­ing struc­ture and a long, dry fi nish. Good, fl avour­some drink­ing.

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