Drop Of The Week

Mother's Day Favorites

Mother’s Day is a great day to splash out on Mum. Tables across the country will be surrounded by families sharing laughs, great food and perhaps some wine.

Trying to cater for such occasions isn’t so easy. When buying a wine or two, there are so many variables to consider such as what does mum like to drink? What does everyone else like to drink? Should I get a table wine or some fizz? Do I shell out some good coin or do I just get something reliable as mum just has the odd drink here and there. 

For those who have the occasional drop, try this Lindeman’s Early Harvest Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 ($15). Deliberately picked early to reduce the alcohol content, the push here is the "lighter alcohol and calories" market. Twenty five percent less in fact after reading the label. There’s green melon, guava and tropical fruit freshness. Even some peeled cucumber aromas. The wine is certainly clean, crisp and light in the mouth. I was pleasantly impressed and I would recommend it for those in the market for such a wine.

Staying on the Sauvignon Blanc theme, ‘coz mum’s love Sauvignon Blanc, keep an eye out for Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 ($24) Fresh, clean and oozing tropical fruit goodness, a wine you can easily get stuck into. I can easily see this on your table at lunch. There is some textural interest. That and the simple refreshing delivery of the fruit assures this gets a big tick from me. 

Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 label and bottle

Some fizz? Taltarni Tache 2010 ($26) is a pinkish looking drop which smells a little like strawberries. There’s some texture present via some biscuity characters and a strawberry kiss which flows through to a long, enjoyable finish which is not too dry. Tache means stained and a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the “stained” appearance.

All wines are readily available.

Happy Mother’s Day Mum!!

by Steve from Qwine


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