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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER - JOHN FORDHAM [email protected]

2016 Risky Busi­ness White Knuckle Chardon­nay

$25

There is no risk in­volved in­vest­ing in this de­light­ful Mar­garet River wine con­sid­er­ing its fruit se­lec­tion and wine­mak­ing are to­tally in sync. Del­i­cate oak in­ter­ven­tion has al­lowed dis­tinc­tive peach-melon flavours and toasty nu­ances to flourish, pro­vid­ing a true chardon­nay ex­pe­ri­ence.

2016 Howard Park Mount Barker Ries­ling

$33

Show­cas­ing the al­lur­ing trade­marks of a qual­ity ries­ling, this five-star re­lease from Mount Barker re­veals a qual­ity glimpse at ev­ery turn. If you en­joy ries­lings both young and aged, this is def­i­nitely the wine for you. Sub­lime cit­rus flavours and a deft touch of min­er­al­ity de­liver a note­wor­thy re­sult.

2015 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

$46

The chal­lenge to master this most tem­per­a­men­tal va­ri­ety has never fazed cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith and this gold medal-win­ning Ade­laide Hills re­lease is ar­guably their finest to date. Light to medium-bod­ied, with spicy, sup­ple and savoury flavours, it grows on you with ev­ery sip.

2015 High­land Her­itage Pa­trono Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon

$55

With his fam­ily’s as­so­ci­a­tion with Or­ange dat­ing back 70 years, cur­rent cus­to­dian Rex D’Aquino has marked the mile­stone with a truly el­e­gant and finely-tuned red that ac­cen­tu­ates caber­net sau­vi­gnon’s high-stand­ing in this cool-cli­mate re­gion.

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