CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LIST William Roser
WINEs ON LIST 821 (41 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($79-$8 by the glass)
A stellar offering that celebrates Australian wine deeply then adds a deep kicker of international wines, with a particularly well chosen Burgundy and Champagne collection. Western Australia is, of course, a strong feature, and aside the stupendous verticals of marquee wines like Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Moss Wood Cabernet or Cullen Diana Madeline, there's back vintage runs of Mount Mary, Yarra Yering, By Farr and Mac Forbes to dive into. Likewise, the emerging sect of avant garde wine producers of Western Australia find their way into this collection, and it's great to see not only Great Southern and Margaret River included, but front-running producers from Swan Valley, Geographe, Ferguson Valley and Pemberton included. Catching an eye is the by the glass list, a triumph of boutique producers that reads like a 'must do' list for anyone seeking out some of the finest local producers and judiciously chosen imports. A clever, detailed and distinct list here.