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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 September

2018 Aphelion The Verdant Grenache, McLaren Vale, $40
2018 Aphelion The Verdant Grenache, McLaren Vale, $40
My pick of five very good grenaches, varietals and blends, from this new producer. Grapes from sandy Blewitt Springs soils result in a raspberry-fruited, juicy wine.
aphelionwine.com.au
2016 Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne, Saint Joseph, $81
2016 Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne, Saint Joseph, $81
This rivals wine from Hermitage and Cote-Rotie: Ripe blackberries squished onto gravelly soil and sprinkled with brown peppercorns. Delicious.
randalls.net.au
Teeling Whiskey 24-Year-Old Single Malt, Dublin, $600
Teeling Whiskey 24-Year-Old Single Malt, Dublin, $600
Named Best Single Malt at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards: complex flavours of grilled nuts and whole wheat and citrus and spice tumble out of the glass.
danmurphys.com.au
Hunter and the Harp Embarkment Mead, South Coast NSW, $22
Hunter and the Harp Embarkment Mead, South Coast NSW, $22
Imagine a cloudy pet-nat sparkling wine delicately flavoured with wild hedgerow blackberry and lemon myrtle and you've got an good idea what this mead tastes like.
hunterandtheharp.com.au
2019 Tim Adams Riesling, Clare Valley, $24
2019 Tim Adams Riesling, Clare Valley, $24
It's always a joy when the first young Clare rieslings appear in bottle a few months after vintage each year, especially when they're as lime-juicy and as slatey-dry as this one.
timadamswines.com.au
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