Wines To Watch

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - WINE -

Fred­er­ick Steven­son Ries­ling 2017 (Clare Val­ley, $30) Bright, bold, palat­able ries­ling that of­fers real le­mon­ade scents and flavours with gin­ger spice and a tangy, cool fin­ish.

Circe Pinot Noir 2016 (Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula, $40) A fine-boned pinot noir of glo­ri­ous red cherry and spice per­fume. The palate is long, satiny and lip-smack­ing.

Tonic Wines Mataro 2016 (Clare Val­ley, $35) An out­stand­ing, per­fumed, suede-tex­tured, suc­cu­lent red from gun wine­maker Glenn Barry.

Ravensworth Shi­raz Viog­nier 2016 (Canberra District, $36) Bryan Martin is wine­maker at cult win­ery Clon­akilla, but also pro­duces stun­ning wines like this svelte, spicy, per­fumed red.

Silk­man Es­tate Semil­lon 2017 (Hunter Val­ley, $25) Liz Silk­man is one of Aus­tralia’s most awarded mod­ern wine­mak­ers, here pro­duc­ing bril­liant, tangy, lean, re­fresh­ing semil­lon.

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