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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. He's included a single malt whiskey, too.

By Max Allen
Ever wondered which wines Gourmet Traveller likes to kick back with at the end of the day? Red, white or pink, here are our favourite wines (and whiskey) of the month.

Our top drops for January

2019 Rymill Cabernet Franc, Coonawarra, $25
2019 Rymill Cabernet Franc, Coonawarra, $25
More winemakers in the area are finding their red grapes aren't just suited to serious cellar wines, they can also make juicy drops like this snappy cab franc. rymill.com.au
2019 De Iuliis Fiano, Hunter Valley, $35
2019 De Iuliis Fiano, Hunter Valley, $35
Well known for its classic Hunter varietals semillon and shiraz, De Iuliis has cracked the fiano code: citrus aromatics, apricotty texture, crisp finish. dewine.com.au
2019 Bress Rosé, Harcourt, $30
2019 Bress Rosé, Harcourt, $30
This pale, dry rosé is made from cabernet grapes off old vines, so it has more heft and chew than others of the style. Pair with gutsy fish dishes. bress.com.au
2018 Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, $60
2018 Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, $60
Good examples like this of the barbera grape have a lipsmacking juiciness and savoury undertow that makes them so good with gutsy Italian cooking. firstdropwines.com](https://www.firstdropwines.com/|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")u
Westward Single Malt Whiskey, Oregon, $130
Westward Single Malt Whiskey, Oregon, $130
This magnificent whiskey will make all the difference in a Highball, the cocktail du jour of summer: it's rich, layered and satisfying, with bold toasted flavours. westwardwhiskey.com
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