An aromatic Antipodean pot pourri


Australia and New Zealand with their high level of winemaking technology and expertise are useful sources of very clean aromatic wines, both red and white – probably helped in many cases by their fruit-preserving screwcap (see our very lively Closures thread on this topic in the forum).

Below is a collection of fairly recently tasted examples, with no common thread other than that they are aromatic and of interest in some way. There's one wine sent from the bushfire-affected Yarra Valley 2009 vintage (see also Chardonnays and Pinots from the bushfire year and look at the bushfires tag), just the...