Top Drops: May

By Mariam Digges

Top Drops: May
McLeish Estate 2011 Hunter Valley Semillon and Bannockburn De La Terre make our May Top Drops cut.

Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage 

Nothing signifies a celebration quite like  the pop of a champagne cork, and the Piper Heidsieck Sauvage ($80) is the ideal “not so traditional” alternative.

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McLeish Estate 2011 Hunter Valley Semillon 

Great now or cellared  for later, this very fine  semillon features tropical notes and citrus on the nose. A great white for its price category ($40).

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Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 

This Hawke’s Bay red is an award-winning drop thanks to its classical structure, and goes wonderfully with food. $48

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Bannockburn De La Terre

A delicious, juicy pinot noir with an exotic, aromatic bouquet. While the colour is light, the flavour is plump and spicy with ripe dark cherry, blueberry and plum. $65

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