This is thick, drying and somewhat un-Hunter style aiming to win over non-Hunter drinkers. Heavy toast oak is the first flavour with this Coonawarra Shiraz, in the mode of an early noughties Wynns Michael (complete with telltale American oak Bounty flavours). There is no wine variety more synonymous with Australia than shiraz. 17/20, 90/100. Or at least that’s my take. Plush and purple berried, it’s a cavalcade of ripe blackberry fruit, the palate soft and ripe but all mid-palate, as it gets a bit diffuse to finish. Best drinking: now to fifteen years. Sourced from the Upper Tintara Vineyard, which remains in the Hardy family. Ultimately it’s a lovely wine. Meanwhile, Eileen. Worth a bottle. That’s not to say there isn’t a place for big reds, just that they can be hard drinks on a warm night (and I’m likely drinking an ice cold can of IPA anyway). 17.5/20, 91/100+. Grows on you this does. Slightly surprised at the development here too – it’s already bricking at the edges, the fruit descending into plum coated in leaf litter, the palate faintly bitter, eucalypt and menthol-edged. It is the great red grape of the northern Rhône where it reaches its apogee in the deep-hued, muscular, long-lived wines of Hermitage and Côte Rôtie. White . Would I buy it? Has proper Hunter agelessness to the subtly tannic finish, albeit with just a little warmth. At 18, I started working in a small suburban bottleshop, largely to buy cheap beer. This is Barossa Valley Shiraz in a chunky, sweetly oaked and plush style, with chocolate plum and a little rum and raisin. Fascinating to see how often I dislike the most expensive Shiraz from a winery. Read more about me here or get in touch to book your next wine event with me here. Best drinking: over the next fifteen years. Syrah is a quintessentially Mediterranean-climate variety, a big cropper resistant to pests and diseases, producing dark, inky, aromatic reds with black fruit flavours and peppery, spicy characteristics.. Very good drinking. Best drinking: now to ten years plus. A glass. Glaetzer is an established winery in the Barossa Valley. Today, we lean towards an Australian red wine that is a bit more muscular than your typical Pinot. 13.5%, $45. Best food matches for Shiraz. Top 20 best Shiraz of November 2020 Hardys Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2016. Enjoy quality wines at below cellar door prices from premium regions in Australia and around the world, delivered to your door. Back in the fridge and after an hour the retry just confirmed that it’s a diffuse wine but an attractive one. I’d drink it, but I can’t justify the price to buy. From Queensland’s Granite Belt to Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, no other country offers such a range of Shiraz from a variety of terroirs. The apostrophe in Hardy’s/Hardys feels forgotten. It’s bold and powerful. This style is ageless might even get better. Polished. 13%, $40. A glass. The first thing you notice it the colour – really saturated purple red. But not profundity? 14.5%, $42. 18/20, 93/100. South Australia’s Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest shiraz vines in the country and produces excellent examples, as seen below with the two of the leading wines coming from the region. At least 25 Australian wine regions produce excellent Shiraz. The apostrophe in Hardy’s/Hardys feels forgotten. ... 2020 GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE GRAPEWORKS TANIUM TROPHY: Best New South Wales Shiraz Philip Shaw Wines 2018 No 3 Shiraz Picked by: Sean McManus, Sommelier at French restaurant Hubert in Sydney’s CBD, and Italian restaurant ... Harkham Aziza’s Preservative Free Hunter Valley. Would I buy it? Inviting. If you ask wine connoisseurs to list their favorite wines, you can bet not a single Australian brand would figure in that list. 18/20, 93/100. Soumah’s Pinot & Chardonnay are first-rate, but the Syrah is inconsistent. Is. A few glasses when it settles down. Variety: Shiraz. Over the years, some of the country’s best Shiraz wine producing brands have garnered a global reputation. It’s curious then that neither JH nor HH have any Yarra Valley chardies on their top lists. The oak and alcohol give this a dusty, almost curranty dried fruit edge. Would I buy it? Underneath the wood lies a silken palate, with hints of mint and a real sense of mediumness before some late tart acidity. Polished, sturdy and opulent, all at once. NB: I tried each of these wines over thirty-six hours, and all remained in excellent condition. That’s rookie as I bloody love half bottles too. Family-run vineyard, Hardy’s in McLaren … 17.7/20, 92/100. Sourced from the Homestead Vineyard, and feels the most classic Hunter style of the range too – more ‘medium’, with a core of ripe plum and purple fruit plus a little leather, soy sauce and tilled soil. Best Australian Wines 2020. x. Best drinking: now to 15 years. Shiraz is made in every Australian winemaking state from South Australia to Western Australia. Toasty milk chocolate/mocha oak plays a big part on the thick palate, oak tannins through the finish too. Mid weight, slightly warm, saturated with mulberry fruit. Proper cool clime Shiraz this. Chunky, fudgey rich McLaren Vale Shiraz in an unquestionably attractive style. 13.5%, $45. The Best Australian Wine of 2020: Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Shiraz 2018. Still style and a sense of elegance. Shiraz Day Highlight: Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz…, Part 2: 11-24 of the best Shiraz I've tasted this…. 2019 Best's Great Western Pinot Noir , $25. Best drinking: I’d wait a bit and then for 10 years. Would I buy it? Difficult to see in the photo, but there is this subtle raised lettering on the front and back label that is clever (and probably expensive). The is one of Australia’s oldest and best known regions for Shiraz; Barossa is home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world – Langmeil Freedom vineyard is believed to have been planted in 1843 and is still producing today; Barossa Shiraz is one of the most widely available and best-known red wines … Would I buy it? Yes. A quality $10 Cab at a great Costco price, the Quarisa Mrs. Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz – A Stunner. Would I buy it? Would I buy it? Beyond that, you are paying for things like scarcity and marketing. Below, you’ll uncover this year’s top varietal winners across 16 categories, highlighting some of the finest Australian wines of the year. Juicy. This new Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2018 is spice-driven, and firmly Hills-ian highlight too. Best drinking: now to whenever. Would I buy it? It’s just not quite congruent at this point in time. Plump and forward, you can see both the purple Hunter fruit and that boysenberry almond ripple of Canberra. A glass. 17.5/20, 91/100. Best drinking: wait a few more years and drink over twenty. While it has been in the … Maybe too polished though? Would I buy it? And is it South Australian? Vintage: 2010. BEST KNOWN FOR: Single-vineyard shiraz and semillon; … Best drinking: now to twenty years. I was genuinely surprised that these Paisley Wines releases were old-school oaky and ripe. 14.5%, $35. 2018 Head Old Vine Barossa Shiraz , $35. “A total of 82 wines reached the cut-off point of 97 points. I expected something a bit more ethereal. Feels substantial though. Sign up to receive our email offers and take $25 off today! This is a celebration of the red dirt soils of the Hunter Valley, and sourced from the highest blocks on the Lochleven Vineyard. Lightish. Long too, although just a smidgen warm to finish. Then over a decade. Generous and uncomplicated Hunter Shiraz. Required fields are marked *. Meat-and-three-veg McLaren red, but convincing in its manner too. Here are our picks for the best food matches to enjoy with a glass or two of premium Australian Shiraz. Would I buy it? While a lot of Shiraz is opened here at Graham HQ, the bottles emptied tend to not be the stereotypical ‘big’ Shiraz. A glass or two. In Western Australia’s Margaret River district is the vineyard of Leeuwin Estate that … Our collection includes wines from some of the premium brands like McWilliam’s, Jacob’s Creek, Cooks Lot and Tyrrell’s, highly-rated by wine critics. A half bottle care package of S & S releases turned up earlier in the year in a little box that I promptly forgot about. Not quite now. Soft, round and gentle, the palate is lightly jubey, fleshy, substantial and easy in a modern mode; a flash of pure fruit if a bit singular (and simple). 14%, $60. James Halliday on the 2020 Shiraz Varietal Winners “A total of 82 wines reached the cut-off … Would I buy it? Hmmm. Still if you can find ‘em, buy ‘em. Easily the best balanced Gartelmann red I’ve had in ages. There were two wines which stood out as best of the tasting and they were a little surprising. It’s hard to keep up with the different St Hallett labels now, but this is all Eden Valley stylin’. It has its origins in France’s northern Rhône Valley, where it provides the backbone of the famous Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie wines. This is the flagship Meerea Park red and every bit the reserve wine. Jubey, purple fruited and full of life, this lively Hunter red ticks all the approachable boxes. 18.5/20, 94/100. More whole bunches perhaps? Everything. December 16, 2020 ... and addition of Shiraz adds an extra layer of plumpness too. When an extra $275 only buys you an extra 2 points on a 100 point scale I can see why. Best drinking: nowish. Easily enjoyable and distinctly regional. Best drinking: now to many years. The top wines from 2020; Top reds under $15; Wines from $15 to $20; Wines from $25 to $40; Oh, boy if you are prepared to get into this price bracket you are going to fine some truly exceptional wines selling for prices, that I think are quite nutty. 14%, $110. A blend of Hunter & Canberra Shiraz fruit. In amongst an array of new Meerea Park releases, this is my pick. Best drinking: now to well over a decade. Best drinking: I’d go sooner rather than later, and for up to ten years. SHIRAZ. A few glasses. A glass or so with something meaty. Would I buy it? 18.5/20, 94/100. More tannins, more mouthfeel, and a longer finish; so… Spot on for price and style. Ridicule, rejection and forced reinvention have featured heavily in the past 200-odd years of Australia's considerable wine history and that's without even going into issues like decade-long droughts, wildfires, disease and corporate misadventure. Complicated. The remaining four 99-point shiraz wines only further parade the triumph of the variety in Australia. Score is a nod to the palate. Easy to like this. Due to its suitability to hot, dry climates, it thrived in many Australian regions, and consequently grew in popularity… Soy sauce and leaf litter on the nose, the palate meaty, contained and lifted up by its gentle leafy personality and slightly chewy tail. 2016 New Era Vineyards Basket Pressed Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon , $27 That Shaw & Smith prices haven’t really gone up, despite the quality, high scores and acclaim. Delicious. Missed opportunity for sure. Currently, I write features for a variety of publications including National Liquor News, Gourmet Traveller WINE and the RAS, plus I'm a former Lifestyle FOOD channel wine expert. MAGAZINE. South Australia’s Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest shiraz vines in the country and produces excellent examples, as seen below with the two of the leading wines coming from the region. Easy going charm but with substance and Hunter character. Dark berry fruit, squishy, polished boysenberry plum flavours, the palate silken but slightly tart, generous and polished and round but just a bit short. Z Wine from the Barossa Valley … Pleasant drinking, no earth moving under your feet. 18/20, 93/100. Hardie Grant acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. Gundog’s Canberra wines just get better (and better). Drink it, yes, but not buy it. The 2018 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon has taken the top honours at the 2020 James Halliday Australia Cabernet Challenge. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Canberra, Yarra Valley, Geelong, and Great Southern far more appealing than Barossa. By: Jon Thorsen Last Updated: July 7, 2020. More. RELATED: The Goon Bag Is Back: Quality Cask Wine Worth Drinking. 14.3%, $35. Pleasant. Battley Syrah by Russell Bourne. Nice. That oak will seduce, but it’s a singular flavour and underneath this tastes like a missed opportunity. 1 Great Western Shiraz , $25. Best drinking: I’d wait a few years before diving in. I dunno. Cost: $105.99. But from a $15 white to a $350 red, it hasn’t affected the quality of our wines. Plum, soil, a hint of meat, the oak folded in, the palate mid-weight and yet muscular. Two glasses easy. 14.5%, $49.99. Worth a few glasses. All the recent vintages of this McLaren Vale Shiraz top dog have been so polished, but particularly so this vintage. Best drinking: now, but it may indeed be a better wine after another stint in the cellar. Good now, good in many years, proper Hunter Valley style all the way. 2020 SAINT MARTIN OAK GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE TROPHY: Best of Show Shiraz 2018 Z Wine Julius Shiraz Read more about Z Wine Julius Shiraz. Always a substantial wine is Woodhenge, again in 2018. Shiraz arrived in Australia as part of the Busby collection in 1832. Unquestionably bold Shiraz, but also a bit mono-dimensional too. the Hardys Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2016 is very classic McLaren Vale red too – generous and full through the middle, with a plushness and an open flow of flavour. Flagships aren’t my favourite ships…. Australia's wine industry knows what tough times feel like. 17/20, 90/100. Dive into Huon’s value for money 30 best Australian wines for under $30, all sampled in 2020 by the man himself. Your email address will not be published. In amongst an array of new Meerea Park releases, this is my pick. If you like Vale Shiraz, you’re going to like this. Freycinet Wineglass Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – $27 (96pts) Poonawatta The Eden Riesling 2019 – $30 (95pts) Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Gris 2018 – $30 (95pts) Australia has a huge presence worldwide when it comes to red wine in particular, with Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot being the varietals Down Under is best known for. I’d drink it, but out of my price range. But for all Australia's great abundance in wine it hasn't been an easy ride. 17.7/20, 92/100. Would I buy it? power and chunkiness. The alcohol is a noticeable element through the finish, but such a generous and ultimately satisfying Barossa red. 13.8%, $31. This year, an astonishing 8775 wines were tasted, with the winners announced on the evening of the awards, and published in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion, released the following day. Ultimately, there’s a top-tier Hunter red here, even if less would be more. A glass or two. Would I buy it? Vasse Felix 2014 Classic Dry Red. It produces ‘lovely rich plum fruit but with an ironstone character’ according to Hardys winemaker Nic Bowen. This red spends 18 months in new and one-year-old oak. I’m fascinated by how all of the Clyde Park wines go off to different winemakers – this Shiraz was made by Robin Brockett at Scotchmans Hill. I had this Yarra red warm and thought it looked a bit diffuse. Best drinking: now to ten years plus. Shiraz has relatively loose bunches, with large thick-skinned berries and is marked by its spicy, black fruit flavours and smooth tannins. 17.7/20, 92/100. James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2020. 17.5/20, 91/100. The remaining four 99-point shiraz wines only further parade the triumph of the variety in Australia. In the end both Ambrozkiewicz and I agreed that the Forest Hill shiraz 2017 was the best wine, but only just ahead of the Turkey Flat Butcher’s Block shiraz. That is a solid line-up of winemakers on the Clyde Park roster. The last few vintages of this have wavered in style quite a bit. I now judge at wine shows around the world, sit on the Australian Wine List of the Year awards panel and was once a Wine Journalism Young Gun (but baby that was years ago). A blend of Barossa & Eden Valley fruit that spends 20 months in French with a small amount of American oak. By becoming a member of Wine Companion, you'll have access to the largest database of wines in Australia. There’s a fight here between the riper boysenberry, cranberry and fig fruit and the brooding whole bunch spicier dark and bitterness, but it makes for such an interesting package. It’s ripe and polished if leaning a little too far into warmth and inelegance, with a waft of caramel on the finish. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. But what I want to know is, are you drinking much Shiraz? Worth a few glasses. Good, solid, real Barossa Shiraz here. 2018 Best's Bin No. A bit of a Bellarine Peninsula Super Group. Shiraz represented 26% of the total 2017 crush, far ahead of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.”. Definitely has power though – it’s a mouthful of a wine, and there is complexity aplenty here. They can be complex and spicy, elegant and floral or even just juicy and smashable; their versatility makes them one of the best Australian red wines you can buy. 17.5/20, 91/100. Regardless, if I am in the mood for Shiraz, this assortment of the Top 20 best Shiraz of November 2020 is a great place to start…. Fun fact: Shiraz makes up over 25% of all winegrapes crushed in Australia, and South Australia has the largest vineyard area with 76,292ha (Wine Australia figures 19/20). Punctuation. Just a bit lean, but svelte too. Has understated purple fruit, sage and then a quietly bitter and substantial palate. 18/20, 93/100. The WA wine scoring 97 points of a possible 100 to claim the top trophy from 364 entries, encompassing 29 Australian wine regions. Just lacks some carry through the finish. Tastes it too. 2018 Mewstone Hughes & Hughes Pinot Noir , $34. Z Wine – Australia’s Best Shiraz Posted by adelaidefoodcentral on December 6, 2020 This outstanding announcement of ‘ BEST OF SHOW SHIRAZ ’ and ‘ BEST SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WINE ’ comes from the 26th edition of this prestigious and highly regarded wine award, which attracted over 430 entries from 70 regions from Australia through an extensive and diverse range of premium quality Shiraz. Shiraz (the same grape as Syrah) is Australia's leading red grape and the wines made from it are often spectacular in both texture and flavor, with huge vivid waves of black pepper, black fruits, exotic spices, cigars, bitter chocolate and boysenberries. Likely too much. Glaetzer Wines. 14.5%, $30. Subscribe now to get the latest wines news and tasting notes, plus unlock handy features on the Halliday website. From the packaging, I was expecting low intervention funk. This is estate Shiraz, the blend featuring 20% whole bunches, fermented wild and matured for 9 months in 20% new oak. It’s just a little bit tart, but the finish is true. Below we have compiled a list of the top Australian Shiraz wines as rated by Decanter’s experts. Hunter Shiraz from Gundog pitching at Hunter Burgundy. This … We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Still quality. Brutish for Hunter Shiraz but not hard going – it’s like a more approachable version of the Black Shiraz. Has a distinctly Barossan Shiraz mode through the middle, even if it’s tarter and less silken to finish. Yes, it’s been an annus horribilis. Your email address will not be published. You know what else I love? The Australian Wine – Absolutely the best way to buy your wine! Other Clyde Park wines are made by Ray Nadeson (Lethbridge), Matt Holmes (Bannockburn Vineyards) and Sam Vogel/Scott Ireland (Provenance Wines). 17.5/20, 91/100. Best drinking: now to fifteen years. Best drinking: now to ten plus years. Yalumba Organic Shiraz – A Reliable Buy. Colour belies the moderate alcohol, the nose saturated with plump, strawberry and cream lollies, the silken palate has more push than expected. Oak. Z Wine tops the 2020 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. 2018 Best's LSV Great Western Shiraz , $35. 10:45am, Oct 13, 2020 Updated: 4:52pm, Oct 28. 14.5%, $130. 17.7/20, 92/100. A glass. Stay up to date with Halliday Wine Companion, Receive the latest tasting notes and wine news poured directly into your inbox, The Best of the Best: 2020 Varietal Winners, About the Halliday Wine Companion Tasting Team. Best drinking: now to eight years as a start. Aged release from Gundog, but you wouldn’t know it as the packaging is unchanged. "For a classic Barossa Shiraz that demonstrates what Australian Shiraz should be, the Penfolds RWT (or bin 798) is a full-bodied powerhouse that is also elegantly balanced," Osborn says. Personally, I think the price/quality equation peaks somewhere between $40 and $60 for most varieties. Shiraz is often referred to as Syrah outside Australia. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s in the winery logo, yet nowhere else. 17.7/20, 92/100. Best drinking: now to ten years. Would I buy it? Even a sticker across the front label to say ‘aged release’. Despite the alcohol, it’s a quite light Yarra red with jubey fruit, the palate fun and flirty if a little simple. Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Shiraz. What sets this apart from the more expensive Terracotta below? 13.5%, $120. The TWF report mentions that the amigos have now agreed amongst themselves that the best Chardonnays in Australia come from the Yarra Valley. More than meets the eye! 14.5%, $60. It’s just a teensy bit spirity, but certainly charming and such a good presentation of style. CABERNET SAUVIGNON. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.5%, $70. 14%, $25. Building 1, 658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121 Australia. In 2019 and 2020 I was voted in the Top 30 Best Wine Critics in The World, and in my spare time, I'm a sucker for punishment and run trail ultra marathons, much to the delight of my long-suffering family. The Penfolds 2020 collection is available from Dan Murphys and Vintage Cellars from the August 6, 2020. A plum-drenched mouthful of wine it is too, with trademark plush fruit and cosseting oak. Would I buy it? The Best Australian Wine - The 2020 Reverse Wine Snob Picks. Best drinking: now to twenty years. Needless to say, I discovered wine, and my life evolved with a unique dual focus - wine and environment.Twenty years later and I spend my days wearing many (wine) hats, mostly as a writer, presenter and marketer. Soft. 14%, $49. Worth a bottle. LOCATION: Hunter Valley, NSW. best shiraz wine The crowd favourite, the 2013 Shiraz Republic is a rich Shiraz, full of fruit-driven flavour and oak tannins. Still a reasonable drink. Stylistically it’s a bolder wine – deep and concentrated, all chocolate malt and thick dark berries then alcohol warmth and thickish tannins. It is still just 750 mills of liquid at the end of the day. Drinking a bit less shiraz overall than in the past and very much liking more cooler climate styles. Fifteen plus. Would I buy it? Would I buy it? 14.5%, $40. A few Christmas Wines, Beers (2020 Edition). The Vasse Felix classic is one of the most renowned red wines in … The 16 best Champagne & Sparkling Wines in 2020 ranked based on 61 reviews - Find consumer reviews on ProductReview.com.au, Australia's No.1 Opinion Site. Quarisa Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon – A Good Buy. 14.1%, $28. The price is an aberration, sure, but the quality fruit is not. 18.5/20, 94/100. The Best Australian Shiraz, According To People Who Drink It For A Living. It was my first year of university, slogging through physics and chemistry, so a liquor shop seemed like fun. The first 5 wines that Huon scored 98 points are also on TWF’s top list, so we have some agreement here. Uncover the 2019 Shiraz Varietal Winners with Halliday Wine Companion. Would I buy it? From the Lochleven Vineyard. This is the ‘standard’ estate wine in Seville Estate’s multi-tiered Yarra Shiraz lineup, and there’s real charisma here. Would I buy it? 14%, $300. There are many good red wine brands making ripping Pinots in Australia, and they can be made in so many marvellous ways. Gundog Estate Marksman’s Shiraz 2018. I’d share a bottle. TYRRELL'S. It’s in the winery logo, yet nowhere... Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz 2018. There is some questionable value for money in this line-up. Top 10 Australian Wines. Good, hearty Hunter Shiraz. This, in turn, is thicker than expected – you’d almost call it South Australian with its saturated plum nose, the palate follows with more plums, vanilla and just a cursory waft of mint. 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