Olly Smith —
Wines of the Week
My return to Oz – 14th October 2012—
Wine of the Week
Coteaux du Baronnies 2011 Rhône, France (Waitrose, £6.29) Superb and deftly crafted vino that’s all about quality fruit from a super vintage in the Rhône.
Vermentino 2011, Australia (M&S, £9.99) An absolute gem, with surprising restrained alcohol at 11.5%, this is ultra modern Aussie wine.
The Lodge Hill Riesling 2011, Jim Barry, Australia (Majestic, £9.99) Lime and grapefruit with a twist of exotic zip, it’s a stonkingly refreshing aperitif.
Tesco Finest Mundulla Vineyard Shiraz 2009, Australia (Tesco, £8.69) Deftly made with spice, fragrance and a meaty full flavour that comes in at a respectable 13.5% alcohol.
See Saw Shiraz/Mourvedre 2010, Australia (Waitrose, £8.99) Superb dark smoky and tangy wine with delightful intensity of fruit coming from this clever and unusual Aussie blend of grapes.
These recommendations also appear in Olly’s column in Live, The Mail on Sunday.
All prices, stockists and availability correct at time of going to press.