Winemaker for Wynns, the landmark Coonawarra winery renowned for its cabernet sauvignon, Sue Hodder shares six wines that are close to her heart.
Sue Hodder's ultimate Aussie six-pack
1. 2012 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz
The St Henri Shiraz is a gentle wine with a substantial heritage and a quiet achiever in Penfolds terms. It’s a low-oak wine, soft and refined, and an old-fashioned style.
RRP $100 | Barossa Valley | Penfolds
2. 2002 Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling
The Arras EJ Carr late-disgorged sparkling is complex and creamy, and a great example of just how far Australian sparkling has come.
RRP $130 | Northern Tasmania | Bay of Fires
3. 2014 Pierro Margaret River Chardonnay
This has beautiful fruit and an amazing texture. It’s equal to white Burgundy.
RRP $82 | Margaret River | Pierro
4. Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat
This is an incredible wine by any definition – truly world-class. It has quality, freshness and balance…beautiful on every level.
RRP $75 | Rutherglen | Morris Wines
5. 2015 O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling
I love this riesling. It’s classic of that dry Australian style we do so well.
RRP $20 | Clare Valley | O'Leary Walker Wines
6. 2015 Wynns Black Label Cabernet
This year marks the release of the 2015 vintage and 60 years of making cabernet. Wynns Black Label is a consistent benchmark of Australian cabernet that’s medium-bodied and ages well. With our more recent vintages of cabernet we’ve achieved finer, supple tannins, so you can drink them young as well.
RRP TBC | Coonawarra | Wynns Coonawarra Estate
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