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DeBor­toli No­ble One Bo­tyr­tis Semil­lon 2013, Rive­rina, Aus­tralia, 375ml — €42.95

The 2013 vin­tage was a great year for botry­tis with most of the vine­yard af­fected. Golden yel­low in colour with sweet ap­ple-pie aro­mas mixed with mar­malade, or­ange peel and cit­rus. In­tense and rich but also clean and fresh on the fin­ish. Try with ap­ple tart or St. Tola goats cheese.

DeBor­toli Wood­fired Heath­cote Shi­raz, Aus­tralia — €17.99-€18.99

Heath­cote in Vic­to­ria is renowned for its rich meaty Shi­raz and DeBor­toli’s ver­sion is typ­i­cal. By the name you can guess this is in­tended for grilled beef and it is in­deed packed with spicy, choco­late tinged dark plum and black­cur­rant flavours per­fect for a grilled lump of rib-eye or sir­loin.

d’Aren­berg Nos­tal­gia Rare, McLaren Vale, Aus­tralia, 375ml — €31.95

This for­ti­fied Grenache ‘Tawny’ is the old­est wine d’Aren­berg re­lease only in very small quan­ti­ties. This is a throw­back as this style of wine is now rare in Aus­tralia but is warmly rec­om­mended for its rich spicy fig aro­mas, com­plex caramelised ap­ple-pear flavours and in­tense lin­ger­ing fin­ish.

Stock­ists: O’Briens, 1601 Kin­sale, Red­monds, Thomas Wood­bury Gal­way

Stock­ists: 1601, Whytes Cen­tra Ken­mare, La Touche, Malt­house Trim, Kellys Clontarf

Stock­ists: Corkscrew, Thomas Wood­bury Gal­way, www.wi­neon­line.ie

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