Australia

Australia

Australia made its name as a wine producer with big, fat, oaky Chardonnay and powerful, fruity Shiraz. It that’s your bag, the Aussies still do both of those things better than most, but these days they do much more besides. Chardonnays are now produced with just a modicum of oak or none at all, and whilst the reds are still full of fruit, they are a little more subtle.

The Australian climate will always produce red grapes with lots of sugar, which results in their wines often being in the +14% category, with many winemakers, McGuigan’s for instance, leaving a higher than usual amount of residual sugar in red wine to boost the fruitiness. Many other labels offer red wines with slightly more defined varietal elements, such as the Runamok wines on this list, which offer superb value for money, and are very well made wines.

All the above, and most of the major brands, have vineyards in the Murray Valley and Riverland areas which transcend three states. The wines have therefore to carry the region of origin as South East Australia, a rather indistinct description. That’s not to decry them, but if you are looking for wines with specific regional qualities which are invariably better wines, then you should seek out areas such as Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu, Barossa, amongst many others. At the discount prices on this list, you can often pick up a single vineyard wine for about the same price as a standard supermarket one.

As for whites, winemakers have increasingly been looking to cooler sites to grow their vines, meaning subtler, more refreshing styles such as those from Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills.

The UK continues to be the biggest export market for Aussie wines, and it still offers some of the best value wines around.


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One of Australia's favourite blends -Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon produced by the renowned winemakers Penfolds under their Rawson's Retreat label.

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The latest vintage of Malbec under the world famous McGuigan Black Label. Intense fruit flavours and pleasantly softer than Malbecs from Argentina. Absolutely stunning.

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A lively fruit and spice aroma on the nose that follows through on the palate. There are ripe plum flavours with excellent length at the finish.

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This richly flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon has dark blackberry and cassis aromas lifted with hints of varietal leafiness and underscored with subtle oak

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Blass Noir Chardonnay, from the diverse, complex soils and cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, is a rich, elegant white wine with white peach and melon flavours, integrated French oak, a creamy texture and a long, balanced finish. 

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This wine leaps from the glass and yells “drink me”. Alive with a rich medley of dark berries, plums and liquorice; supported by delicate milk chocolate and nutmeg notes and a long and mouth-watering finish. 
 

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A very good Australian Cabernet Sauvignon from the house of Penfold, under their Rawson's Retreat label. Full of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with hints of spice and good tannins.

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An intense, zesty lemon and lime Aussie white from Keith Tulloch's highly acclaimed winery.

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Fruit-driven blend of Hunter Valley Semillon and Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Dry with plenty of tangy gooseberry, apple and lime flavours and a herbaceous note on the finish.

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The inky, ruby, purple hued Explorateur Shiraz offers sweet aromas of blackberries, white pepper, liquorice and graphite. While full bodied, powerful and rich, it also displays striking finesse and elegance from its aging in French Oak.

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