South Australia


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Grosset, Alea Riesling 2016

The first vintage of this wine was the 2012, making it the third Riesling in Grosset's range. It has a subtle lemon and lime nose, while the palate is really…

Points 92
Ruggabellus, Efferus 2013

Ruggabellus, Efferus, Barossa, Australia 2013 Attractively fresh and aromatic, very succulently textured blackberry fruits which are gently peppery and satisfying savoury in Rhone-like mould. With a rich plum and damson…

Points 96
Dowie Doole, Shiraz 2014

Established in the mid-nineties, Dowie Doole sources fruit from 50 hectares spread across five vineyard sites. Their Shiraz has quite pure blackcurrant aromas, with a hint of eucalyptus joining it…

Points 89
Mad Dog, Sangiovese 2012

Mad Dog sell most of the grapes they produce to premium winemakers in and around the Barossa Valley, which says a lot about the quality of their fruit...

Points 91
Iron Horse, Shiraz 2014

With a friendly image of a tractor on the label, it's not difficult to work out what the 'iron horse' is here. And like the machine, this full-bodied, chocolately red…

Points 89
Penfolds, RWT Shiraz 2014

I genuinely thought Peter Gago said ‘I love you too’ but no, the words, or rather letters, were RWT - no longer the Red Winemaking Trial of the initials, but…

Points 95
Penfolds, Bin 389 2014

Peter Gago announced this as officially Australia’s most cellared red wine and it’s not surprising, because it synthesises the classic Aussie blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, here 53% and…

Points 93
Penfolds, Bin 51 Riesling 2016

Wonderfully fresh and floral, the classic Eden valley style, showing a refreshingly clean spritz on the tongue and lemon and lime fruit infused with floral notes...

Points 91
Peter Lehmann, Layers Red 2014

By incorporating grape varieties that are fairly new to the Barossa Valley, and using good old Shiraz as a base, Lehmann has acheived a multi-dimensional wine loaded with red and…

Points 89
Wolf Blass, Black Label

A textbook vintage (good winter rains, a warm, dry growing season), if not a textbook blend. Leaning more towards Bordeaux, this vintage features 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and just

Points 92
Wolf Blass, Black Label 2004

Good winter rainfall and a long, warm dry vintage produced this concentrated blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Shiraz and 10% Malbec. A purple hue and narrow pink rim broadcast

Points 92
Wolf Blass, Black Label

A wet winter and cool, long growing season plus the introduction of screwcap and Malbec (7%) to this year’s Shiraz-dominated blend (53%) produced this bright, juicy wine with an edge…

Points 92