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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.

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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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  • 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...

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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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  • Chardonnay from Tolpuddle Vineyard

    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 of...

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  • Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2015

    Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2015

    Winemaker NotesPure aromas reminiscent of fresh apricots, lifted ginger, saffron and fresh white flowers. A long, rich and luscious palate, with intense and expressive stone fruit flavors finishing with an alluring citrus freshness. This wine will...

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  • Yalumba Menzies The Cigar Cab 2013

    92 points Wine Enthusiast"Menzies is the name of Yalumba's Coonawarra estate, which is almost entirely devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Like most of the Yalumba wines, the oak levels have been pared back in recent vintages, allowing this wine's cassis...

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