CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LIST Jamie Dickinson
WINEs ON LIST 998 (28 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($6-$20 by the glass)
It's great to see wine lists dedicating their pages entirely to Australian wine, and a vindication that Australian wine is perhaps in its best era yet is written large in these pages. This isn't a dodgy theme park ride that some all-Australian lists can run the risks of appearing like, but an homage to great Australian producers that are tried and tested, set alongside those emerging from the avant garde. Therefore, you can get Leconfield, Best's or Seven Hill if you want more traditional Australian wines and styles, but if a younger generation of expressive wines is more your style, then dial in BK Wines Petillant Naturel or Alpha Box & Dice's Golden Mullet Fury white blend. There's loads of emerging varieties in the mix too - try assyrtiko, ugni blanc, verduzzo, gruner veltliner on for size, and all from high quality producers. It's an exciting list, speaking loudly of originality and thoughtful curation. And don't miss the high quality, all-Australian artisan spirit pages too.