Wine O’Clock Wines
The Mistress of Wine Recommends:
Fourth Dimension Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019
The popularity of New Zealand Sauvignon (from Marlborough in particular) means that Australia tends to slightly play second fiddle when people are perusing the shelves for Savvy. This however is a spectacular bottle of Sauvignon. It looks amazing. It tastes amazing and it is also fantastic value. It is focused with some minerality (the Adelaide Hills are relatively cool climate) but there is real pungency and ripeness too with notes of grapefruit, asparagus, gooseberry and pea. A really delicious glass of wine. Yum.
Odd Lot 2017
A soft, succulent blend of 80% Petite Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot, this is a beguiling, warming, winter red from California. Deep, inky and youthful with masses of bramble, chocolate, liquorice and blackberry fruit, this has no hard edges and is ideal for red meat, spicy food and sofa or fireside sipping. The 14.5% alc is well-hidden and it looks as good as it tastes with a really striking label - great for gifting or enjoying at home. Lovely.