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What is food without a great wine? Here are a few of our favourites...
21st Oct 2017
   

Our top 5's:

Dave and Alicia's Best :
  1 : Tetsuya's
  2 : Attica
  3 : Vue de Monde
  4 : Bistro Guillaume
  5 : Rockpool Bar and Grill
   
Lachie & Sarah's Picks :
  1 : Attica
  2 : Jacques Reymond
  3 : The Lake House
  4 : Pearl
  5 : Matteo's
   

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Warrenmang 2004 Estate Shiraz

Type:

Red Wine
Something for when you get tired of Barossa and Heathcote, this is a big Shiraz for big Shiraz lovers. Plenty of dark fruit flavours, hints of chocolate and a long dry finish. Enjoy with a good cut of beef.

http://www.warrenmang.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Shiraz
Price range: $50/bottle
Macedon LD Extended Lees aged Cuvée VII NV

Type:

Sparkling wine
Possibly Australia's best sparkling. On lees for around 9 years, it is a stunning wine. I put it on equal footing to French champagnes in the same price range. If you're not a real sparkling fan and can't really justify the expense then the cheaper Macedon NV Brut Cuvée XII NV is a great option at $49 cellar door (though seen much cheaper at some bottleshops).

http://www.hangingrock.com.au/wineshopdetail.asp?ID=78
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Brut Cuvée
Price range: $115
Lachie's Mai Tai

Type:

Cocktail
Shake:
- shot of light rum
- half a shot of coitreau
- tropical juice
- ice

pour into glass and layer dark rum on top.
Adjust amount of juice and dark rum depending on how strong you like it.
Sit back, and pretend you're in Hawaii.
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Rum
Price range:
William Downie 2006 Mornington Pinot Noir

Type:

Red Wine
Bill Downie was named young wine maker of the year in 2007 (I think it was '07) and with good reason: he only makes Pinot, and it's good stuff. The Mornington version is a more fruit driven wine than his Yarra Valley wine, but don't dismiss it as a "watery pinot" - it's got plenty of spine to back it up. Bright berry flavours on the palate go well with gamey foods, or rich sauces - we enjoyed it with the Stuffed chicken with truffle and pomegranate that we did on the first podcast. Highly recommended, and worth watching in the future.

http://www.williamdownie.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Pinot Noir
Price range: around $50/bottle
Moss Wood 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

Type:

Red Wine
Certainly in the handful of "great" Australian wines, this is a bottle which will benefit from a good few years in the cellar. Big full fruit flavours on the palate, with a finish that never seems to end. Mind you, at this price, it'd want to be pretty awesome. This is one of the few wines in this price range which is worth it. Forget Grange - buy a couple of bottles of this instead!

http://www.mosswood.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price range: $100/bottle from cellar door

 

 

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