2. Amberley Chimney Brush Chenin Blanc 2014, Western Australia

When I see a bottle of Chenin Blanc I immediately think South Africa so it was a pleasant surprise to hear that producers in Western Australia have been making wine in this style for years.

Where you would usually expect flavours of melon, this wine is full of red apple and pear with interesting ripe tropical fruit notes. It went excellently with fresh prawns in a creamy garlic sauce with spinach and jasmine rice. You can also enjoy this style of wine with spicy food.

The Amberley Estate was founded in the most glorious year of 1985 (the year of my birth) and since its first vintage back in 1990 has continued to produce award winning wines to this day.