White River Chenin Blanc 2010. South Africa.
Plenty of white fruits, peaches, apricots, even pineapple. Quite stony too, really forward and lively on the nose. Gorgeously full and fruity on the palate. So ready to give, would be an excellent crowd pleaser. A great everyday wine.
Campanula Pinot Grigio 2008. Hungary.
Stony white fruits with good minerality coming through. Fresh and juicy on the palate, gentle acidity. No faults but also unremarkable, an everyday wine.
McPherson Family Series Andrew's Shiraz 2008. Australia.
Big, full bodied Shiraz in a typical Aussie style. Chocked full with red berries, hints of spice and plenty of alcohol to bring it all together. Ideally a food wine. A well made example of an Aussie Shiraz - what you see is what you get.
Il Papavero NV. Italy.
A non-vintage red wine normally makes me very suspicious, but this example is probably towards the better end. Nice round red fruits, plums and cherries; juicy and with very little tannins, this wine feels soft and approachable. I can't fault it and its unremarkable but then again I probably wont refuse a second or third glass.