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By Farr Sangreal (Holy Grail) 2014 750ml

Rated 97 - Clones 114 and 115 planted '94, believed to have mutated into a single 'Sangreal' clone. Always made with 50-70% whole bunches, and...
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By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 97 - Superior pinot once again, this is a wine of real substance and weight, and one that's powerful, ripe and commanding. There's a...
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Domaine Tournon Chardonnay Mathilda 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Free of restrictive appellation controlee regulations, Chapoutier’s Australian team blends 85% Viognier and 15% Marsanne in this...
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Penfolds Chardonnay Bin 311 Tumbarumba 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Chardonnay Bin 311 has a lovely grapefruit and white peach nose with hints of brioche, cedar and almonds plus a touch of...
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Seville Estate Chardonnay 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Chardonnay is scented of white peaches, acacia honey, nutmeg and ginger with struck match inflections. Light-bodied and...

2014 Australia Victoria

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 Australian region of Victoria is the country's most historically significant wine region, with vine cultivation and wine production going on there since the mid 19th century. In those times, Victoria produced over half of all Australia's wines. However, today, despite having a huge number of wineries, Victoria has begun to focus on quality over quantity – many of the six hundred wineries based in this region produce wines made from lesser known grape varietals, often producing fascinating wines full of character, but made from vines with far lower yields and a considerably smaller audience. Today, most of the viticulture in Victoria takes place near the cool, coastal region around Melbourne. However, recent years have seen irrigation projects help wine makers grow vines in the more arid parts of the region, with a wide range of grapes now being grown.