Five fab wines for under $20.00

Current circumstances see you in urgent need of a fabulous wine for under $20? No need to flounder around. Here’s five you can reach straight out for and grab, that won’t leave you disappointed:

RED:

The Stump JumpD’Arenberg ‘The Stump Jump’ GSM 2010 $15.00

This classic French-style blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre from one of McLaren Vale’s most famous wine producers is smooth, lush and very drinkable. But don’t think cheap and cheerful. This is a very sophisticated little-black-dress of a wine that can be confidently worn at a wide range of special events.

 

WHITE:

Yalumba Y Series Pinot GrigioYalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2012 $12.00

This saucy little minx of a wine will have you screaming ‘tropical island holiday’ so hard you’ll want to stick an umbrella in it and sip it by the pool in your bikini. Regularly touted as one of Australia’s best value Pinot Grigios, it’s full of the heady, lingering perfume of jasmine flowers and lickable pear and apricot gelato flavours. Drink with the sun on your shoulders (or the dream of it!).

 

ROSE:

Dominique PortetDominique Portet Fontaine Rosé 2012 $19.00

Forget roses. If you really want to impress a gal, bring her a big box of Rose! And this one is so romantically French in both name and flavour that she’ll hardly believe it actually comes from Australia’s Yarra Valley. This is a lovely dry Rose, with some delicate spice, but still has plenty of the lush strawberry and ripe plum flavours that make pink wines so hard not to love. Drink it up.

 

SPARKLING:

Brown Brothers NV Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot MeunierBrown Brothers NV Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier $19.00

This has got to be one of the best value Australian sparkling wines on the market. In true Champagne tradition it includes all three essential grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier) and is ready to celebrate any occasion with you in style. A delicious bubbly with a creamy fine bead, and all the biscuity, toasty flavours you’d expect to find in a bottle more than twice this price. Pop.  

 

DESSERT:

miranda golden botrytisMiranda Golden Botrytis 2008 $16.00

This is a luscious botrytis Semillon from Griffith in New South Wales that’s dripping with ripe stone fruit – rosy, juicy peaches and apricots. But there’s also some lovely acidity to balance it, meaning it’s not cloyingly sweet. It’s won more awards than Meryl Streep has Oscar nominations, and puts on an equally impressive performance. An amazing value sticky to be enjoyed with a dessert or a cheese board.

 

4 comments

  1. may I suggest Yellow Glen Vintage sparkly chardonnay?,under $15 @ Dan Murphys it's a must!

    1. The Fabulous Ladies

      You may indeed Vikki! A lovely suggestion and an excellent value bottle of bubbly!

  2. Kristine Galbraith

    haha….I am sitting here with a glass of Yalumba Pinot Grigio in my hand!! 🙂

    1. The Fabulous Ladies

      Superb serendipity Kristine 🙂

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