Nick Hildebrandt, Bentley, Sydney
Big, wide, deep, long - by whichever dimensions you choose to
judge the expanded list at the new incarnation of The Bentley, it's
impressive. But we prefer to go with "smart". Nick Hildebrandt
remains consistently ahead of the curve; he's always across the
latest trends in wine, but never anything like a slave to them.
Unlike some odd somms, too, he revels in sharing his treasures, and
heads a like-minded team of accomplished wine professionals, making
his restaurant's vinous appeal harder than ever to resist.
Photography: Yianni Aspradakis