FROM THE VINE
2017 Taylors Promised Land Shiraz
Once Sydney publicans, the Taylor clan’s move to wine in the Clare Valley proved seamless and exceedingly successful. Extraordinary value comes with this very approachable shiraz, with the variety’s trademark appeal in glowing evidence, its rich, savoury flavours enhanced with a touch of oak.
2017 McLeish Semillon
This boutique Hunter Valley producer continues to punch high above its weight, its sequence of multi-trophy winning semillon vintages being lauded at home and abroad. Crafted by local topliner Andrew Thomas, this latest fresh, inviting release is destined to keep the awards rolling in.
2016 McGuigan The Shortlist Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills fruit is the source of this contemporary style chardonnay selected by Winestate magazine at its 2017 wine of the year. Featuring an alluring array of fruit flavours and gentle oak, it shows why chardonnay has reclaimed its No. 1 white mantle after a period of disappointment.
2012 Rymill Maturation Release Cabernet Sauvignon
This famous Coonawarra winery delayed this wine’s release until winemaker Sandrine Gimon was absolutely sure it was in pristine condition. The good news is that it has met her stringent maturation guidelines, offering a five-star presentation of generous soft, rich and lingering fruit flavours.