Australia

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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This wine has lots of rich plummy and red berry aromas and flavours, along with a bit of spice and pepper. It’s quite full-bodied and rich.

 

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Rich smooth blackcurrant fruit flavours mingle with black cherries, all topped off with a dash of spice in this superb Shiraz.

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The best selling Aussie red wine in the Independent sector. Very fruity, soft and smooth, yet with complexity and structure. The ultimate in easy drinking.

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This classic Australian Shiraz has rich flavours of ripe plum, blackcurrant and spices. Well rounded with a smooth, mouth filling finish, all together in McGuigan's easy drinking style.

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A fruit packed wine with good varietal elements, and ultra smoothness.

This fresh, vibrant Merlot, has typical jammy fruit, entwined with softened tannins to give structure. Sells for up to £7.99 in many outlets.

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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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Yellow plum, apple and peach fruit flavours coupled with citrussy lemon notes. Good acidity create a fresh finish, making thise wines ideal for a variety of foods.

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Elegant and complex Shiraz with lifted spicy bouquet and vibrant flavours of raspberry and blackcurrant, perfectly balanced with velvety tannins and a long savoury finish. 

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A medium to full-bodied wine, with a zippy acidity and dry, youthful, grippy tannins, making it a match for even the most well-versed wine connoisseur to get a handle on! 

 

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If the Australian summer would be wine, then it looked exactly like Pinot Grigio’s “Barramundi” . The aroma with notes of peach, white nectarine and grapefruit comes out of the glass. Sweet notes of honeysuckle, crispy taste with lemon character.

 

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