MOUNT AVOCA 2010 Cordon Cut Sauvignon Blanc $ 24
10 per cent A pale gold colour with fresh melon and mild tropical fruit aromas and flavours enriched by a touch of vanilla oak, leaving a soft and sweetish aftertaste faintly reminiscent of passionfruit custard – which would probably be a good match.
PRESSING MATTERS 2009 R139 Riesling $ 26
Tea Tree, Tas
9.5 per cent A delicious aged riesling nose and a rich and complex honeycomb palate freshened and focused by a core of pristine, lime- juice acid perfectly balancing and cleansing the intense sweetness of the finish. A beauty.
DEEN DE BORTOLI 2008 Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon $ 14
10.5 per cent The bargain- priced little brother to De Bortoli’s famed Noble One with a deeply developed golden colour, plenty of botrytis’ rich apricot- flavoured intensity and a soft, longlingering finish. Excellent with richer, winter desserts.
BROWN BROTHERS 2009 Noble Riesling $ 35
King Valley, Vic
9.5 per cent A burnished gold colour and a rich, toast- and- honey nose and palate against a background of citrus, smooth and unctuous in the mouth and with a long, intense and deliciously balanced aftertaste. Made for a baked golden syrup pudding or a tarte tatin.