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What is food without a great wine? Here are a few of our favourites...
21st Mar 2018

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


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.
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Shiraz
Price range: $50/bottle
Punter's Corner 2002 and 2003 Chardonnay


White wine
These Coonawarra whites are great value - have a listen to our second podcast for a bit of a rant about them during a vertical tasting. The '02 is a bit more refined, with higher acid on the finish, while the '03 brings out the malolactic fermentation for a more creamy, buttery palate. Interestingly, these were both matured in Russian oak, supposedly quite similar to French, but much cheaper. Tastes pretty good in my book!
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Chardonnay
Price range: Under $30 a bottle
Tahbilk 2008 Riesling


White wine
Surprised me. I'm generally not a fan of Victorian riesling (without a recommendation I tend not to try them, I've been hurt too many times), but this one is great value and extremely drinkable.
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Riesling
Price range: $12.95 cellar door
Petaluma 2005 Chardonnay - Piccadilly Valley


White wine
Peach, nectarine and stone fruit on the mid palate, but a fresher nose hinting towards underlying complexity. Long dry finish with plenty of stick, but not overpowering by any means. Well integrated oak leaves you wanting another glass. Great wine, surprisingly good value.
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Chardonnay
Price range: $40/bottle
Coldstream Hills 2004 Reserve Chardonnay


White wine
The $50 price tag is a tad more than what I would generally spend on Chardonnay, but this one I think is worth the money. The beautifully toasty oak nose, and the lingering buttery finish make this an outstanding wine in my book.
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Chardonnay
Price range: $50



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