Fairly priced, this offers a full-bodied mouthful of ripe fruit and soft tannins. Blackberry and vanilla notes are followed by hints of caramel and cinnamon in the mouth. A drink-now wine that’s easy to like.
A fine example of the style that has come to typify Australian Shiraz, this is a round, lush wine, bursting with ripe berry and plum fruit and lashings of vanilla. There’s not a huge amount of complexity or structure, just mouthfilling fruit and oak. Drink now.
A light- to medium-weight wine, just the size and profile for a pre-dinner apéritif. Soft in the mouth; we found flavors and aromas of pear and pineapple. On the nose, there’s a nutty-toasty accent.
A solid, well-made Sauvignon Blanc from RockBare that combines aromas of melon rind and underripe nectarine with flavors of stone fruit and citrus, this is a nice wine, albeit not one that solves the mystery of what Austin Powers was missing in The Spy Who Shagged Me.
This powerful, intense wine starts with scents of lemon curd enriched by butter and hints of peach and vanilla. Flavors are similar, but incorporate a saltwater note and an extremely tangy finish, which impart a coarseness that the wine’s intensity can’t overcome.
Rich, thick and juicy, bursting with plum, blackberry, cassis, chocolate and sweetened espresso flavors. A bit soft in the mouth due to low acidity, so that the texture is syrupy. But acidity is high enough.