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Gourmet Traveller (Australia) - - Drinks -

2018 Prove­nance Ries­ling, Henty, $30 Scott Ire­land sources grapes from vine­yards across western Vic­to­ria for his wines. This is his first ries­ling from the Henty re­gion and it’s stun­ning: racy, gor­geous, mouth-wa­ter­ing. prove­nancewines.com.au White Pos­sum For­ager 1, Mel­bourne, $49 This aper­i­tivo is made us­ing dried orange, roasted wat­tle­seed and earthy roots. It’s flo­ral, gen­tly fruity and bit­ter, with a woody, dry fin­ish. Mix with pros­ecco for a savoury Spritz. whitepos­sum.com.au

2016 Eper­osa Meld, Barossa Val­ley, $25 Fire up the bar­bie, chuck some pep­pery kan­ga­roo fil­lets on the coals, and pour your­self a big slug of this bold, vi­brant blend of mataro, grenache and shi­raz: heaps of wild, juicy berry fruit, loads of fra­grant spice. eper­osa.com.au 2014 Hono­rio Ru­bio Lías Fi­nas Edi­ción Lim­i­tada, Rioja, $60 One sip of this ex­cel­lent white Rioja and I’m back in Spain eat­ing grilled fish by the sea: le­mony fresh to smell, creamy and lay­ered, fin­ish­ing with a lovely herbal tang. Im­ported by thes­pan­ishac­qui­si­tion.com 2016 Gau­theron Ch­ablis Pre­mier Cru “Les Fourneaux”, Ch­ablis, $60 This white has ex­quis­ite flo­ral, cit­rusy aro­mas and flavours, with fab­u­lously thirst-slak­ing min­er­al­ity on the tongue. Great value for a Ch­ablis Pre­mier Cru of this qual­ity. Im­ported by san­tewines.com.au 2017 Pipers Brook New Cer­tan Pinot Noir, Tas­ma­nia, $100 Ut­terly en­tranc­ing new pinot noir from the Pipers Brook wine team: ethe­real red fruit aro­mas and flavours lead on to a fo­cused palate with fine, per­sis­tent tan­nins. Ex­cep­tional wine. kreglinger­wi­neestates.com Glen­fid­dich Win­ter Storm 21-Year-Old Sin­gle Malt Whisky, Scot­land, $350 The lat­est and best so far in Glen­fid­dich’s Ex­per­i­men­tal Series: rich, com­plex, ma­ture malt, bur­nished with sweet­ness thanks to time spent ma­tur­ing in Cana­dian icewine bar­rels. dan­mur­phys.com.au

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