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Our Top 10 Picks of Australian Wine

by Jeff Helms June 29, 2018


Penfolds Bin 620 Cabernet – Shiraz, Coonawarra

This wine pays homage to the 1966 Bin 620, a legendary Penfolds show wine from a great Coonawarra vintage. A unique Australian blend – Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This classically structured, beautifully balanced wine has all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve for many decades with careful cellaring. 

Torbreck The Laird, Barossa Valley

This single vineyard Shiraz comes from the old Gnadenfrei vineyard in the sub-region of Marananga in the Barossa Valley.  However, this vineyard also has an “X factor” which gives the wine an extra something that cannot be fully explained. The resulting small, concentrated berries produced consistently on the property make it the envy of all the winemakers in the valley.

Penfolds Grange Bin 95

Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange utilizes fully-ripe, intensely-flavored and textured Shiraz grapes.

Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir, Gippsland

The unfiltered Reserve, matured for 20 months in new Alliers oak, is a brilliant example of Australian terroir showing plenty of concentrated spicy/black cherry fruit, savory mocha oak, and supple tannins and is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest, most consistent and characterful Pinot Noir.

Greenock Creek Vineyards & Cellars Roennfeldt Road Shiraz

The grapes for this wine are picked from a single estate vineyard on our Roennfeldt Road property at Marananga near Greenock. The wine is left to mature in wine barrels for a total of 36 months and then bottled.

Chris Ringland Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz encompasses Chris’s signature Shiraz style from the Barossa Valley. Aged for over five years in new French oak, with deep brooding fruit and powerful palate weight Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz is a barrel selection blended to age gracefully for 20-30 years.

Greenock Creek Vineyards & Cellars Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

The grapes for this wine are picked from a single estate vineyard on our Roennfeldt Road property at Marananga near Greenock. The vines are around 80 years old. This wine has been in barrel or bottle for in excess of five years prior to its release.

Wild Duck Creek Estate ‘Duck Muck’ Shiraz, Heathcote

Only made in exceptional viticultural years, Duck Muck is a wine that embodies our intensity without heaviness modus operandi.Usually less than 150 cases produced.

Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

Cabernet Sauvignon from a boutique winery in Margaret River, Western Australia producing no more than 550 cases a year, which usually sell out instantly. A hard red wine to get your hands on.

Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley

The vineyard was planted by Jim Barry in 1968 and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.

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