Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2005: Had this bottle recently. Nose was typical currant with some leafy notes. Noticeable alcohol heat. Palate was pretty light for an aussie red. Demona commented it being a bit watery. Finishing was pleasant with some biting tannins.
Shaw and Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay 2006: Rated 90 pointer by Robert Parker. I heard from my wine sommelier friend that he rated M3 vineyard one of top 3 new world chard that could come close to a Burg. (the other one is leuwin Art series so it's kinda out of my budget). I was so happy to find it on offer at Culina but grabbed a bottle. The nose was pretty creamy with citrus and melon/grapefruit. Still some alcohol heat. On the palate is a huge huge acidity and mid palate. This wine could really be kept for a real long time. There is nothing much now to entice me (lacking in my favoured toasty notes and elegance) however, with time, this could probably be a QPR chardonay screamer. Do you have the patience?