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The wines we're loving right now

Our top drops of the month as selected by our consummate wine expert Max Allen.

By Max Allen
Ever wondered which wines Gourmet Traveller likes to kick back with at the end of the day? White, red or orange, here are our favourite wines of the month,

Our top drops for August

2015 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac, $130
2015 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac, $130
Auction house and wine retailer Langton's has boosted its Bordeaux offer, bringing in excellent clarets such as this: balanced, ripe but elegant, and cellarworthy.
langtons.com.au
2018 Lyons Will Estate Riesling, Macedon Ranges, $35
2018 Lyons Will Estate Riesling, Macedon Ranges, $35
Brief skin-contact, wild ferment in old oak and lees-contact all add richness and depth to this scintillating riesling. Excellent addition to the Macedon Ranges scene.
lyonswillestate.com.au
2018 Wangolina Lagrein, Limestone Coast, $28
2018 Wangolina Lagrein, Limestone Coast, $28
Winemaker Anita Goode is doing some great things with non-mainstream grape varieties down on South Australia's Limestone Coast, including making this deep, saturated, bold and slurpy purple wine from lagrein.
wangolina.com.au
2017 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, $60
2017 Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, $60
Of Tony Bish's very impressive range of 2017 chardonnays, this one, fermented in concrete eggs, is the one I want to drink now: intense, focused, long, poised, more-ish.
Imported by armadalecellars.com.au
Apollonis Authentic Meunier Blanc de Noirs, Champagne, $79
Apollonis Authentic Meunier Blanc de Noirs, Champagne, $79
Champagnes made from 100 per cent pinot meunier aren't common, but can be delicious: scents of grilled nuts, hints of ironbark honey, a touch of peach, long and savoury.
Imported by footprintwines.com.au
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