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Rose: Roses come in many shapes and hues, sometimes bits and pieces of leftover wines or grapes, the best made from the ground up, as is this one.
Pinot Noir: Needless to say, the best pinots are over $20, indeed well over, which only serves to underline the value for money offered by these three lovely Yarra Valley pinots.
Shiraz and blends: As was the case from the last two years’ selections, from seven regions spread across three states, all but one of the wines 14.5% alcohol or less.
Cabernet Sauvignon and blends: Straight (100%) cabernet sauvignons and cabernet merlot blends hold no surprises, other than the unambiguously good news of their prices.
Other Reds and blends: Three wines attesting to Australia’s diversity of terroirs and varieties.
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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate
Hoddles Creek Estate
Mike Press Wines
West Cape Howe Wines
Willow Bridge Estate
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