680 NEWS wine reviews – January 26–18, 2018

d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014
d’Arenberg in Australia’s McLaren Vale makes terrific wines across its extremely large portfolio. Currently offered at Vintages outlets is d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014. Dense purple black in colour, it has a cedary, spicy, blackberry bouquet enhanced with vanilla oak notes; full-bodied, dry and savoury, juicy black fruit flavours fill the palate contained in a firm tannic structure. It costs $17.00 a bottle. A red meat wine if ever there was one – especially for pepper steak. That’s d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014 from Australia at Vintages. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS.  ($17.00, Vintages #984021) (89)

Vistamar Corte de Campo Coastal Blend 2015
Vistamar Corte de Campo Coastal Blend 2015 from Chile’s Casablanca Valley is a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier. Palest lime in colour, it has a toasty nose of apple with a floral grace note; full-bodied and dry, it’s rich and full on the palate with a spicy lemony finish. It costs $18.95 at Vintages outlets and would match beautifully with runny cheeses or a Chicken Caesar salad. That’s Vistamar Corte de Campo Coastal Blend 2015 from Chile. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($18.95, Vintages #541003)

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