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Australia

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.

  • Best's Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz 2016

    Best's Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz 2016

    Wine Maker's Notes:Best’s Great Western as a Shiraz ‘house’, has gathered experience with the variety through the legacy of Best’s long winemaking history dating back to 1866. Bin 1 Shiraz is the wine that often gives people an...

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  • Australian Red Wine

    Glaetzer, Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2016

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2016 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache is the same 78/22 blend that the past two vintages have been, but it seems a touch darker and richer on the nose and palate, if perhaps a little less complex and nuanced. It's still...

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  • Grosset, Polish Hill 2018

    Jancis Robinson"Jeffrey Grosset is the Egon Müller of Australia (although Müller himself now makes Riesling in South Australia, as well as in Slovakia). Much denser and drier than most German Rieslings, Polish Hill is a particularly expressive,...

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  • 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...

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  • Australian Red Wine

    Howard Park, Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    91 points Wine Enthusiast"This wine is dusty and a little austere but is unmistakably Margaret River. Aromas of cedar, pencil lead, blackberry, baking spices and cocoa powder are followed by a drying palate wrapped in savory tannins. The fruit is...

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  • Kooyong, Estate Chardonnay 2016

    95 points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion"The Estate chardonnay ups the ante in terms of presence in the mouth, pulse of intensity and the impressive length. Ample stone fruit notes and toasted hazelnut flavours are wrapped around a coil of...

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  • Shaw And Smith Pinot Noir 2014

    94 points Wine Enthusiast"This is an excellent example why so many go crazy for Pinot Noir. The wine exudes a nourishing warmth that transports you to a cozy country kitchen, with bouquets of drying flowers and currants hanging from the rafters, szechuan...

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  • Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

    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 of...

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  • Australian Semillon

    Tyrrell's, Hunter Valley Semillon 2018

    94 points Wine Enthusiast"This historic winery is a benchmark for the inimitable style of Semillon the Hunter Valley's warm and humid conditions are famed for. This current vintage is an open and delicate drop that ripples with honey-flecked fruit,...

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  • Australian Shiraz

    Tyrrell's, Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017

    93 points Wine Enthusiast"Shiraz expresses itself uniquely in the historic Hunter Valley, and this equally historic winery has produced a lovely example, fermented in open-topped vats and aged in 2,700 liter French oak casks. Lovely, heady aromatics of...

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    Vinaceous, Reverend V Chardonnay 2015

    92 points James Halliday"Grapefruit zest, pith and juice are the markers in this particular instance, very different to the more luscious wines made in the north of the region. It's all a question of personal choice unless - and it's a big unless - the...

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  • Yalumba, Triangle Block Shiraz Viognier 2013

    Yalumba, Triangle Bloc Shz/Viog 2013

    93 points Wine & Spirits"A modern take on an old-fashioned style of Eden Valley shiraz, this is bold in flavor but not at all massive - more about stamina and grace than density and weight. Its flavors of red currants, jasmine and tar have forthright...

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