Australian Red Wine
The vast range of climates in Australia leads to red of all different types. The huge expanses of the varied landscape make Australian red wine a great wine to explore. Sunny and hot vineyards create juicy, mature and elegant wines, while the colder regions near the sea produce lighter and more restrained options.
Classic spicy, peppery Shiraz character is certainly in evidence here. Having undergone 18 months ageing in French oak barrels >
Purplish red in colour, with a complex and fresh nose, with hints of spices, white pepper, sweet pepper and red fruits. >
It's difficult to avoid the word 'icon' when considering such a label. Grange has undoubtedly been that, decade after decade. >
An excellent Australian Cabernet, full of all the classic blackberry and eucalyptus flavours you'd expect. A superbly refined >
A powerful red colour in the glass with a bouquet of dark cherry and cocoa. Dark fruits dominate the palate and sophisticated >
A year in oak adds a touch of spice to the plush raspberry and blackberry fruit. Silky tannins, with an aromatic freshness >
As well as the region's famed 'sticky' muscat, at their century-old cellars, winemaker Chris Pfeiffer and daughter Jen also >
From the Henschke Eden Valley vineyard, established in 1966 by the Australian winemaking pioneer and patriarch Cyril Henschke. >
2016 Shiraz 'Amon Ra', Glaetzer, Barossa Valley
Brimming with ripe black fruits and a subtle spice. This is a good full-bodied all-rounder.
The mataro gives the hint of spice, the structure and the complexity on the finish, and the grenache contributes balancing >
Classic Coonawarra cabernet from an historic, world-class producer and for just under £14 a bottle? Yes, and one you won't >