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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...
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Elderton Shiraz/Cab E Series 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Bright violet color. Fresh cherry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by black pepper, vanilla and allspice. Sweet and fleshy on the...
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Langmeil Cabernet Sauvignon Blacksmith 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - (aged for two years in 10% new French oak barrels): Vivid purple. Pungent cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by mocha,...
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Penfolds Shiraz Grenache Old Vine Bin 138 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - A neat array of dark and red berry fruits and chocolate, the blue fruits of mataro (aka mourvèdre), ripe blue plums and blackberries,...
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Thistledown The Thorny Devil Grenache 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Pale garnet with a hint of purple, the 2013 Thorny Devil Grenache offers a tantalizing nose of kirsch, red plum preserves and raspberry...
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Torbreck Juveniles 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Zinfandel Juvenile is lively and focused throughout. Sweet tobacco, licorice, cedar and dried red cherries are all laced...

2013 Australia Barossa

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.

The Barossa Valley in Australia is one of the New World's most interesting wine regions, having been established in the late 19th century by German settlers. The region benefits enormously from the relatively temperate climate, which ranges from being hot on the lower parts of the valley, to quite cool as the altitude increases on the valley slopes. Barossa Valley produces mostly Shiraz wines, and has become one of the key Australian regions for this distinctive grape varietal which has gone on to be a major grape for the Australian wine industry. Despite suffering from a poor reputation in the mid 20th century, by the 1980s, plenty of unique and forward-thinking wineries set up in Barossa to take advantage of its excellent climate, and set about producing the excellent red and white wines which the region is famed for today.