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Balnaves The Blend 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The fresh cherry and plum flavors show fragrant accents of mint and anise. This is polished and bright on the long finish, where all the...
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Banrock Station Cabernet-Shiraz 750ml

Clear. Powdered orange drink aromas jump from the glass. A slightly syrupy entry leads to a sweet, somewhat tart, light- to medium-bodied palate of...
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Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Berry and cherry flavors have an appealing tang, showing fresh herb accents of sage and rosemary, with a warm, toasty finish where the...

Australia

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.