2017 Delin­quente Wine Co Weep­ing Juan River­land Petil­lant Na­turel, South Aus­tralia, $25

Halliday - - 80 Wines -

A crunchy, de­li­cious wine. The la­bel is a bit strange, but the wine is so good, sim­ple and af­ford­able. It’s per­fect for a party – you don’t want to break the bank, but you want some­thing fun to share. It’s easy to pick an ex­pen­sive wine and as­sume it will be good, but the great-value stuff is harder to find.

52. NV Vou­ette et Sor­bee Fidele Bux­ieres sur Arce Cham­pagne, France, $140

Fidele means ‘faith­ful’, so I like this wine as a wed­ding gift. It’s a grower Cham­pagne, and it’s pure, chalky and de­li­cious, made from 100 per cent pinot noir, so it has a bit more struc­ture.

53. 2017 Harkham Az­iza’s Semil­lon,

Hunter Val­ley New South Wales, $35

I don’t typ­i­cally drink semil­lon, which is tough be­ing a som­me­lier in Syd­ney, but when I came across this wine, it changed my mind. It’s quite syrupy and beau­ti­ful with food. If you have a friend who likes chardon­nay, this would be a nice wine to show them.

54. 2016 Vie di Ro­mans Des­simis Fri­uliVenezia Gi­u­lia Pinot Gri­gio, Italy, $70

The ‘Rolls-Royce’ of pinot gri­gios. It’s far from the bland, wishy-washy pinot gri­gio that you get in the bar by the beach; it’s flo­ral and del­i­cate, with a lit­tle bit of tex­ture and a lovely pink hue.

55. 2010 Loic Mahe Saven­nieres Equi­li­bre Loire Val­ley Chenin Blanc, France, $99

A pick for the wine nerds. It has mush­roomy char­ac­ters, but is still very lean and crisp, even though it’s eight years old. Chenin blanc is a magic grape that can evolve into some in­trigu­ing flavours.

56. 2017 Do­maine de la Tour du Bon Ban­dol Provence Rosé, France, $45 Ban­dol is prob­a­bly the best ap­pel­la­tion within Provence for rosé, and it makes its wine with 100 per cent mourve­dre. It’s dry, pale and easy drink­ing, but it has lay­ers of flavour and a bit more mouth­feel. If you need a gift for a friend who loves rosé, you can treat him or her to this classy ex­am­ple.

57. 2016 CFRT Ar­ran­more Vine­yard Ade­laide Hills Pinot Noir,

South Aus­tralia, $39

This sin­gle-vine­yard pinot noir is beau­ti­ful, pure and well bal­anced. For the price, I would drink it every day.

58. 2016 Do­maine de l’An­glore Vin de France Ni­zon South­ern Rhone Mourve­dre Gre­nache Blend, France, $85

This gre­nache blend is light, like a pinot noir, so it’s sur­pris­ing when you pour it in the glass. It’s a beau­ti­ful ex­am­ple of pu­rity, from a re­gion known for its big­ger reds.

59. 2014 Do­maine Gi­u­di­celli Pat­ri­mo­nio Cor­sica Niel­luc­cui, France, $80

Great for those who like fuller-bod­ied reds. If you know some­one who en­joys those ‘punch in the guts’ styles, this is the way to go. It’s dark, rus­tic, heavy and re­quires a good hour of de­cant­ing, but it’s beau­ti­ful.

60. 2016 Stan­dish The Stan­dish Barossa Val­ley Shi­raz, South Aus­tralia, $120

This shi­raz is bold, dark and inky, but it has pu­rity as well. It’s a mag­nif­i­cent wine.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.