Established since the eighteenth century, the vine has flourished in the southern states of this continent country marked by a particularly hot and dry climate. Four states produce almost all Australian wines: South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. For many, Australian viticulture boils down to a few globally distributed brands produced by a few giants in an industrial style, but Australia has another face embodied by a growing generation of independent producers who strive to produce strong wines. personality by exploiting the potential of cooler vineyards, at altitude or near the coasts. Clearly the majority, Australian red wines seduce by their roundness and the maturity of their fruit. Syrah excels, in an opulent and fleshy (Barossa) or more vigorous (Victoria) style, as is Cabernet Sauvignon, which produces wines of great elegance in Coonawarra or Margaret River. In white, Chardonnay dominates very largely, with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Riesling, the latter able to excel in appropriate sites.



    91 points Wine Enthusiast   "This seems slightly fresher than the basic Muscadelle, offering more balanced flavors, including a touch of orange zest. It's sweet and long, with notes of brown sugar and citrus lingering on the long, more-ish...

  • Elderton, Barossa Shiraz 2014

    Elderton, Barossa Shiraz 2014

    94 points Australian Wine Companion   "This would blow your hair back. It offers a whoosh of syrupy soft flavour. It's all plums and cloves and smoky oak; twist the top and the scents and flavours are at you at a rate of knots, like they...

  • Grosset, Springvale 2017

    Grosset, Springvale 2017

    Jancis Robinson "If I were tasting this on its own, I might find it more stony and mineral than I do tasting it next to the Polish Hill. By comparison, the Springvale is definitely more fruity, with a clear-as-a-bell citrus aroma – both lemon and...

  • Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee NV

    Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee NV

    91 points Australian Wine Companion   "A blend that evenly harmonises fruit character, depth of maturity and the vivacious mood or cool Tasmanian acidity, in flavours of apple and pear finishing with biscuity, toasty complexity. It's long and...

  • Kilikanoon, Clare Valley Riesling Killerman'S Run 2015

    Kilikanoon, Clare Valley Riesling Killerman'S Run 2015

    94 points Australian Wine Companion   "From several high quality vineyards across the Clare Valley. Its bouquet is good, but it's the palate that gets all the antennae waging with its ravishing lemon/lime citrus fruit curling through to the...



    93 points Wine Spectator "Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and concentration to the plum, cassis and blackberry flavors. Sage and rosemary accents linger in the background. Strikes the right note between power and elegance, with grace...

  • Pewsey Vale Riesling 2017

    Pewsey Vale Riesling 2017

    94 points James Suckling   "A strong vintage that was picked later. It delivers a lot of concentrated lime and lemon citrus amid stony, gently talcy minerals and hints of stone fruits. Terrific acidity and flavors of ripe lime, apples and...

  • Shaw And Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Shaw And Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    92 points Decanter "From high elevation vineyards, where yields are kept down and the grapes are hand-picked. This features crisply-scented lemon and bell pepper aromas with a hint of apricot. It's really well balanced in the mouth, the succulent but...

  • TAHBILK, Marsanne 2017

    TAHBILK, Marsanne 2017

    94 points Australian Wine Companion "Honeysuckle, beeswax and wisteria on the bouquet, then firm, racy mineral and Meyer lemon on the palate, gaining velocity and depth of fruit flavour as it does."   Jancis Robinson   Wine of the...

  • Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay

    Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay

    97 points James Suckling "Super refined and cool peach and grapefruit aromas with gently flinty minerally accents. The oak adds a smoky edge. The palate has powerful driving fruit with punchy acid presence and a super long, fine and mouthwatering core...

  • TYRRELL'S, Heathcote Rufus Stone Shiraz 2013

    TYRRELL'S, Heathcote Rufus Stone Shiraz 2013

    91 points Australian Wine Companion   "Promises throaty flavor and delivers it well. Blackberry, cloves and mint with a slip of well-measured chocolatey/creamy oak. Seals the deal through the finish. Reliably good."   91 Wine...

  • XANADU, Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    XANADU, Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    92 points Australian Wine Companion 89 points Wine Enthusiast "This is a fine value in weeknight Cabernet, showing supple tannins, regionally distinct aromas and flavors of currants, sage and bay leaf, and subtle oak. Drink this fruit-driven,...

  • Yalumba Barossa Old Bush Vine Grenache 2016

    Yalumba Barossa Old Bush Vine Grenache 2016

    93 points Wine & Spirits   "The Old Bush Vine range from Yalumba consistently turns out some of the greatest values from Australia, this latest grenache being one of them. It’s clean and bright; one taster described the taste as...

  • YERING STATION, Village Pinot Noir 2015

    YERING STATION, Village Pinot Noir 2015

    92 points Wine Front "Add this one to the no-brainer list. It’s pretty smart drinking. You’d be happy with this for just about any occasion. It’s all sweet-sour cherry and cranberry with enough spice and undergrowth-like flavour...