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Five Oaks VineyardWine of the Week

Estate-grown, hand-picked, fermented for 16 days in open fermenters, matured for 18 months in French oak (90% new). Excellent, vibrant colour; a splendidly juicy attack of cassis on the palate makes you sit up and either wave or salute, the choice is yours; the impact continues through to the back-palate, joined there by fine-grained tannins and well integrated, cedary oak.

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What James is drinking2006 Verget Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I had forgotten about this wine, hiding in a corner of my cellar not often visited, and was delighted to find it. Delighted, because it was sealed with a screwcap. Bright yellow-gold, it is wonderfully fresh, without the slightest hint of reduction – this with a Chablis! 

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The New Black: Nero d'Avola

Thanks to its ability to withstand dry, hot conditions, Sicily’s nero d’Avola is being embraced by Australian vignerons, who’ve found that this medium-bodied red has a natural affinity with our warmest wine regions.

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