1001 Wines Under $20

1001 Wines Under $20

James Halliday

Language: English

Pages: 318


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Good wine in Australia doesn't have to cost a fortune, and it's about to become even easier to choose the right bottle at the right price. For the first time ever, the country's leading wine authority has compiled his pick of the best Australian wines under $20. With tasting notes, rankings, drink-to dates and food matches for 1001 top-notch wines, James Halliday's 1001 Wines under $20 is the most comprehensive guide to value wines in Australia. The wines in 1001 Wines under $20 are grouped by variety, with chapters on the best shirazs, chardonnays, pinot noirs and other popular Australian varieties. Each chapter has an introduction explaining the key drinking qualities of the variety and the grape-growing regions that are associated with it. The book also features a comprehensive index to help you find wines in a hurry. Written with his trademark candor and wit, James Halliday's 1001 Wines under $20 is the one book you will need to help choose a fantastic bottle of Australian wine without blowing your budget.














sweetness. It’s nicely made, and won’t frighten the horses. Ready now in mainstream grigio fashion. 2010 AUSTIN’S SIX FOOT SIX PINOT GRIS 90 points $19.99 Screwcap 12.5% alcohol Pamela and Richard Austin have methodically grown their business from a tiny base in 1982, most of the growth occurring since 1998 when production was 700 dozen compared to today’s 20 000. The recruitment of Scott Ireland as resident winemaker was of key importance. Bright strawgreen. The evocative apple, pear and

two will do it no harm. 2010 CURRENCY CREEK THE VIADUCT FLEURIEU PENINSULA ROUSSANNE VIOGNIER 88 points $17 Screwcap 12.5% alcohol Wild flower and herbal tea aromas, says the back label. Ah, but which wild flower did you have in mind, I wonder, although I am half-inclined to grant the herbal tea. These two varieties seem to like each other’s company; the mouthfeel is harmonious and long. Recommended time in bottle – say 4 years. 2010 CURRENCY CREEK WATER RIBBON FLEURIEU PENINSULA

JUNIPER ESTATE JUNIPER CROSSING MARGARET RIVER ROSE 90 points $18 Screwcap 12% alcohol Juniper Crossing is the second label, typically using a mix of estate- and contract-grown grapes, and has had a habit of picking up gold medals to outperform the main label. Light fuchsia-pink. A gently aromatic, wellbalanced rose with bright fruit and a dry, crisp finish. Made by saignee – bleeding juice from a red wine must prior to fermentation commencing. 2010 KALLESKE BAROSSA VALLEY ROSINA 91

contract-winemaking by Nick Spencer. Bright straw-green, this is a very cleverly made wine, with a tantalising play between lime citrus fruit, a touch of sweetness and crisp acidity that dries out the long finish. It gained the trophy for Best Riesling Winewise Competition 2010, and will gain, not lose, complexity with time in the cellar. 2010 NAKED RUN THE FIRST CLARE VALLEY RIESLING 95 points $19.99 Screwcap 12.5% alcohol This is a virtual winery venture of friends and university

$12.50 Screwcap 14.5% alcohol The 65-ha estate vineyards enable the Fokkema family to offer the lowest prices in Margaret River for the Silverleaf range, the bottom of a three-tiered price portfolio. Bright colour. The wine altogether belies its alcohol with its predominant savoury black olive aromas and flavours, but there is no doubting its variety, even less its value. A red meat merlot style. 2009 CLOWN FISH NEW SCHOOL MARGARET RIVER MERLOT CABERNET 89 points $18 Screwcap 13.5%

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