Best Wines in Australia

  1. 01. Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia Category: White
  2. Bright, vibrant purple/garnet. Chinese 5-spice, pink peppercorn. Fine palate; tannin present but not overpowering.

    02. In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  3. Love this! Shows savoury almond and flor-like characters on the nose with some dried lemon pith below. The palate has a super fresh and clear, elegant feel. Rich, complex and utterly fascinating. A great example of courageous winemaking.

    03. Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria Category: White
  4. Bright berry and cherry fruit nose with some gently leafy elements, sappy as well. Supple and freshly cut red cherry flavours, smooth, even raspberry finish. Plush. Drink now.

    04. Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  5. Sea spray on the nose. Salinity, lime zest and lemon oil, citrus and stone fruits on the palate, with lip smacking acidity and a nice long finish.

    05. philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales Category: White
  6. 06. Howard Vineyard - 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose

    State: South Australia Category: Rosé
  7. Aromatic, slatey and textural. Bright and zingy acid. Concentrated flavour with a rich and lingering phenolic structure that imparts texture and complexity.

    07. Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia Category: White
  8. Fresh raspberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas, sappy too. The palate is sleekly aligned and has plenty of fresh red fruit pop. Drink now.

    08. Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  9. 09. Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Frontignac

    State: South Australia Category: Fortified
  10. Subtle strawberry, watermelon aromas, and a bright bust of spiced bread dough, green strawberry and musk. Pretty and moreish for a warm summer's day.

    10. Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales Category: Sparkling

Category Winners


Light and Refreshing

  1. 01.

    Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Sea spray on the nose. Salinity, lime zest and lemon oil, citrus and stone fruits on the palate, with lip smacking acidity and a nice long finish.

  3. 03.

    Moores Hill - 2020 Riesling

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lovely nose. Savoury edge. Alice in Wonderland intrigue – what’s down that rabbit hole? You’ll like what you find. Sweet finish, lovely acid. Drink now.

  4. 04.

    Barossa Boy - 2020 Cheeky Tilly Riesling

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Warhead of a wine; punchy lemon zest. Love the pithy texture. The palate is taut, crisp and dry, lots of lemon and citrus. Refreshing. Drink ASAP.

  5. 05.

    Vickery - 2021 Watervale Riesling

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lychee, Turkish delight, musk and refreshing acidity. Loads of flavour.

  6. 06.

    Galafrey Wines - 2020 Reserve Riesling

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Warhead of a wine; punchy lemon zest. Love the pithy texture. The palate is taut, crisp and dry, lots of lemon and citrus. Refreshing. Drink ASAP.

  7. 07.

    Langmeil - 2021 Live Wire Riesling

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Zippy, fresh and textural. Lovely balance of fruit; acid and savoury. Sweet finish. Moreish.

  8. 08.

    Swinney - 2021 Riesling

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pleasant dinner party starter – begs for seafood. Fresh citrus aromas are so pure. This is a punchy, pure and mouth-watering dry style of white. Delicious! Drink or hold.

  9. 09.

    Corryton Burge - 2020 Kith Pinot Gris

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Shy nose of honeysuckle, flowers, lemon/lime peel with raciness on the palate alongside a bitter almond finish.

  10. 10.

    Quiet Mutiny - 2020 Charlotte's Elusion Riesling

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Playful honeysuckle nose with an acid twang. Tough of salinity at tip of the tail. Makes you want to sit on the grass and check out for the rest of the day. Elegant. Drink now.


Medium Bodied & Textural

  1. 01.

    Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Aromatic, slatey and textural. Bright and zingy acid. Concentrated flavour with a rich and lingering phenolic structure that imparts texture and complexity.

  2. 02.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Rolle - Vermentino

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Love this. Warm lemon curd and baked tartin the moment it is turned over. Zesty acidity, chalky finish. Very satisfying.

  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2018 Chardonnay LCR

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Nose is intriguing – the stranger on the train you want to talk to. Lifted popcorn sulphide, baked pear and white florals. Concentrated palate with lemon pith and grapefruit, pear skin, great texture and bright acidity. Flavours twist and turn like a synchronised swimmer. Moreish.

  4. 04.

    Save Our Souls - 2018 Chardonnay

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Nice hazelnut and grapefruit pith nose. Palate is textural and lovely, some orange and exotic tropical fruit.

  5. 05.

    Borrello Vineyards - 2020 Borrello Vineyards Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Spiced Moroccan lemons, pithy lemon rind texture, nice line of acid, sweet fruit. Has personality. Enjoyable company.

  6. 06.

    Hahndorf Hill - 2021 White Mischief Gruner Veltliner

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    ​​Grassy, lime and fresh nose. Musk, gooseberry, bananas, sweet fruits, simple. Succulent acid. Moreish.

  7. 07.

    Brothers Koerner - 2021 Pinot Gris

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Citrussy, driven stone fruits, hints of ripe tropical fruits with zesty mid-palate and a decent finish with that acid line. Drink now.

  8. 08.

    Voyager Estate - 2020 Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Good acid, waxy interest and sweet fruits. Crisp and refreshing, drink immediately.

  9. 09.

    Silent Noise - 2020 Cloudy But Fine Chardonnay

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pithy lemon, crunchy green apple. Poised, playful – all at once. Mischievous gleam in the eye. Yum.

  10. 10.

    Nichon - 2018 90% Semillon/ 10% Sauvignon Blanc

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Deep white wine, golden colour, ripe peach, butter brioche nose, pithy, juicy and tangy, long finish.


Full Bodied White Wine

  1. 01.

    Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Love this! Shows savoury almond and flor-like characters on the nose with some dried lemon pith below. The palate has a super fresh and clear, elegant feel. Rich, complex and utterly fascinating. A great example of courageous winemaking.

  2. 02.

    Vasse Felix - 2019 Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Very pure and fresh with assertively cut acidity and peach as well as lemon and grapefruit. All nicely in play on the palate, complex and smooth texture and plenty of depth. Drink immediately.

  3. 03.

    Voyager Estate - 2019 Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    This sits in the tropical fruit zone with a bright and softly fruity palate, very drinkable and up-front peach and pear here too. Drink now.

  4. 04.

    Rogues of the Resistance - 2021 Pecorino

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Reductive and slightly sweaty nose here across tropical and citrus fruits as well as chamomile. The palate is smooth. Consume immediately.

  5. 05.

    La Prova - 2021 Fiano

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright fresh pear and peach fruit aromas here. The palate has a soft fleshy peach fruit core as well as a lemon balm and lemon curd thread. This is very drinkable and even. We like the purity here.

  6. 06.

    Mewstone - 2020 Mewstone Chardonnay

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Quite tropical aromas here with a little lifted edge. The palate has a rich, easy feel. Plenty of fleshy tropical fruit flavours. Drink ASAP.

  7. 07.

    Brave New Wine - 2020 Magical Animal / Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lots of oak and slightly rustic meaty aromas plus some mousiness on the palate. Drink up!

  8. 08.

    Dalwood Estate - 2020 Chardonnay

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Attractively mineral nose with flinty elements as well as lemon and pear fruit aromas. The fresh lemon citrus palate is nicely delivered. Very complete. Drink now.

  9. 09.

    Hahndorf Hill - 2019 Reserve Gruner Veltliner

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    A wealth of ripe peach and some more tropical fruits like mango and papaya, this has intensity. The palate has rich and ripe sweetly fruited style, lots of fruit flesh. Drink now.

  10. 10.

    Bromley Wines - 2015 Alchemy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Sweet smelling lemon and some grassy elements too, this has some depth and gentle toasty nuances. The palate has a smooth, easygoing feel, soft, pear and lemon fruits. Drink now.


Light and Refreshing Red

  1. 01.

    In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright, vibrant purple/garnet. Chinese 5-spice, pink peppercorn. Fine palate; tannin present but not overpowering.

  2. 02.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Giliam Light Dry Red

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pretty good depth and drive, has dark berry, blueberry and fine tannins that hold well. Great fruit, well made. Seamless and long. Drink over the next seven years.

  3. 03.

    Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright berry and cherry fruit nose with some gently leafy elements, sappy as well. Supple and freshly cut red cherry flavours, smooth, even raspberry finish. Plush. Drink now.

  4. 04.

    Howard Vineyard - 2021 Sangiovese

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright garnet. Raspberry, and strawberry lip balm. Fine tannin. Creamy palate. Sweet fruit.

  5. 05.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Francis Cabernet Franc

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Vibrant purple plums. Peppercorn. Broody. Nice and stemmy. Very lively.

  6. 06.

    smallfry - 2021 jellyfish grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Earthy, bouncy and vibrant. Lovely palate. Has all the parts.

  7. 07.

    Brothers Koerner - 2021 Light Red (Pinot Noir/ Pinot Gris Blend)

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    A vibrant wine with notes of cherry balanced well with earthiness and crunch. Simply a delicious drop.

  8. 08.

    Dr. Edge Winemaking - 2021 Rouge

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Has a Campari vibe with blood orange and rhubarb notes. The palate is vegetal with an excellent firmness and good balance.

  9. 09.

    Lansdowne Wine - 2021 New Pinot

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Very fresh strawberry fruits and wild cherry as well as sappy elements, blood orange, Campari, too. This is on the money, elegant and fresh, crisp palate here. Lacy tannins. Drink now.


Medium & Bodied Red

  1. 01.

    Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Fresh raspberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas, sappy too. The palate is sleekly aligned and has plenty of fresh red fruit pop. Drink now.

  2. 02.

    Silent Noise - 2021 FO Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Super peppery nose, white pepper and bright fresh berry fruits, really spicy. The palate has a fresh, vivid and sleek feel. Acid chimes in. Seriously polished texture. Like this. Drink or hold.

  3. 03.

    Bondar - 2020 Rayner Vineyard Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Herbaceous leafy characters and cherry fruits. Plush, driven and juicy with oak balance, and good tannis.

  4. 04.

    Harrison - 2020 Vento do Mar / Cabernet franc

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Aromatic, juicy and spicy. Kinda gorgeous, too. Bunchy, herbal and savoury. Plush, black tea. Good structure.

  5. 05.

    Murdoch Hill - 2020 The Phaeton Pinot Noir

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Subtle nose, wild cherry palate. Light on the palate but flavour is direct. Lean but beautifully formed – like a whippet. Negroni finish. YUM. You’ll want the whole bottle for yourself.

  6. 06.

    Hedonist - 2020 Tempranillo

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Outback Oz – walk through the scrub. Eucalypt across nose and palate. White pepper at tail. Very pleasant.

  7. 07.

    Langmeil Winery - 2020 Rough Diamond Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Has a dark brightness if such a thing is possible. A restrained nose, but a flood of mouth filling energy.

  8. 08.

    Murdoch Hill - 2020 The Apollo Pinot Noir

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Expressively fragrant and complex, there’s a ton of sappy perfume here and plenty of cherry fruit on offer, too. The palate is nicely articulated in that there’s detail and texture and interest here. This has a lot of appeal. Drink now.

  9. 09.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Grenache Touriga ( 70%/ 30%)

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pretty red fruits on a cool morning. Yet generous and earthy and bright and good.

  10. 10.

    Best's Great Western - 2020 Cabernet Franc

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A dark eucalypt forest with woody and herbaceous qualities. Bright and fleshy, and packed with loads of personality and character, it features an exciting, dusty minerality that is rare in Australian wine.


Full Bodied Red

  1. 01.

    Little Frances - 2020 Greenock Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Think velvet smoking jacket with lots of cherry ripe and dark chocolate. A big beast of a wine that should be very popular with plush bold fruit and power.

  2. 02.

    Masterstroke - 2019 Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Blue fruits and medium body, lovely fruit spice and mocha oak. Energetic, rich and dense with long herbal notes. Great balance.

  3. 03.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted dark berry fruits on the nose of blackberry alongside bramble. Good tension and fruit drive. Brooding and lovely chewy tannins. This is a swashbuckling wine.

  4. 04.

    Rose Kentish Wines - 2018 Shiraz Tempranillo

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Big and bold, rich and ripe. Sweet Christmas cake fruit that is fresh with spicy fruit. Bitter and sweet elements are in harmony.

  5. 05.

    Pyren Vineyard - 2019 Pyren Vineyard Union (34% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Shiraz)

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Attractive bunchy and sappy aromas with red plum, strawberry and spice aromas. Complex and fresh. The palate has fine tannins, fresh and lively and well-defined. Crunchy red and pink berry flavours sit well. Drink or hold.

  6. 06.

    Chaffey Bros - 2019 Evangeline Syrah

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Nice acid line. Shows vibrancy with density. Great red and blue fruit aromas with sweet spice. Bright and silky with a generous intensity. Very drinkable.

  7. 07.

    Hesketh - 2019 G.A.R. Great Australian Red

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Blackcurrant and cassis, violets, graphite, supple palate, fresh acidity and long finish of grainy tannins. Well-integrated oak support.

  8. 08.

    Penley Estate - 2019 Helios Cabernet Sauvignon

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Nice cassis on the nose, earthy, black and blue fruits with well incorporated tannins, structure and length.

  9. 09.

    Penley Estate - 2018 Eos

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Minty blackcurrant, thyme, basil, full rich palate of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, linear drive, long finish of driving fine-grained tannin.

  10. 10.

    Rose Kentish Wines - 2019 Tempranillo Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Medium weight and decent depth of berry and plum fruit flavours here, this has plenty of fresh, taut tannin and a little cocoa powder to close. Drink or hold.


Sparkling - Charmat Transfer Method Traditional

  1. 01.

    Crescendo - Methode traditionelle Sparkling / Chardonnay Pinot Noir

    State: Western Australia
  2. 02.

    Langmeil Winery - 2020 Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2016 Methode Traditionelle

    State: New South Wales
  4. 04.

    The Vegan Wine Project - Cuvée

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Jansz Tasmania - Premium Rosé

    State: Tasmania
  6. 06.

    Gilbert - 2016 Gilbert Blanc de Blancs

    State: New South Wales
  7. 07.

    Dunes & Greene - Dunes & Greene Prosecco

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    La Maschera - 2020 Prosecco

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Taylor Made - Prosecco

    State: Victoria
  10. 10.

    Lakey Farm - 2017 Ray-Monde Deux “Blue Devil” Sparkling Rose

    State: Victoria

Sparkling - Pet Nat

  1. 01.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Subtle strawberry, watermelon aromas, and a bright bust of spiced bread dough, green strawberry and musk. Pretty and moreish for a warm summer's day.

  2. 02.

    Break Free - 2021 Bliss Bomb Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bubblegum, juicy and pretty. Bold natural wine, funky and textural.

  3. 03.

    Dhiaga - 2020 Hopscato

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Ginger beer, lemon peel and home-made lemonade aromas. Ginger palate, gentle bubbles, gingerbread finish. Delicious.

  4. 04.

    Minimum Wines - 2021 Hailstorm Special Pét Nat // Sangiovese/Chardonnay

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Ruby red grapefruit, mandarin peel aromas, nutty aldehyde. Bread dough saline finish and a sweep of gentle petilliance. Lovely.

  5. 05.

    EDAN WINES - 2021 Grenache Rose

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Shy aromas of strawberry and white pepper. Bright bubbles, strawberries and cream on the finish. Pretty and fun drinking.

  6. 06.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Riesling

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    A refreshing old fashioned lemonade, cloudy, acidity. Delicious.

  7. 07.

    Hughes & Hughes - 2021 Soiree

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    A spicy undercurrent; creaming soda, musk, grape bubblegum and cinnamon aromas. Tart raspberry flavours. It’s Molly Ringwald – Pretty in Pink. Fun and very drinkable

  8. 08.

    Vino Volta - 2021 Methode Ancestrale Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Some spice and ginger, fresh and a good amount of fizz.

  9. 09.

    Little Brunswick Wine Co - 2021 Tidy Town Shiraz Pet Nat

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Dark, brooding fruits, dense and has structure, with a touch of bitter seeds. Very intriguing.

  10. 10.

    Brave New Wine - 2021 Nat Daddy / Sauvignon Blanc/Shiraz

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Initially baffling, herbs and tart cherry, jubey blackcurrant flavours on the palate, gentle petilliance. This is the weird cool kid in class you want to hang out with.


Rose

  1. 01.

    Varney Wines - 2021 Entrada Grenache Rose

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Howard Vineyard - 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Rose

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pretty pale and pink. The palate is nice and soft but still holds a good acid line. Some phenolic to round it out. Very succulent, mouth watering and truly gluggable.

  4. 04.

    Jericho - 2021 Adelaide Hills Rose'

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Maidenii - 2020 Drii Rose by Maidenii Bottle

    State: Victoria
  6. 06.

    Chaffey Bros - 2020 Lux Venit Rose

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Shy nose, bronze and bitter the palate opens up into a delicious tasty explosion. Good length and phenolic interest.

  7. 07.

    Aziza's Rose 2019 - 2019 Shiraz

    State: New South Wales
  8. 08.

    Chaffey Bros - 2021 Not Your Grandma's Rose

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Voyager Estate - 2021 Rose

    State: Western Australia
  10. 10.

    Bondar - 2021 Rosé

    State: South Australia

Vermouth

  1. 01.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Rosso Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Dry Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Imperial Measures Distilling - 2019 SV Sweet Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    The Craft & Co - Rose Vermouth

    State: Victoria
  5. 05.

    Maidenii - 2018 Maidenii Kina Quinquina Bottle (750ml)

    State: Victoria
  6. 06.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Rose Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Hughes&Hughes - 2019 Hughes&Hughes Riveaux Rd Vermouth

    State: Tasmania
  8. 08.

    Chalari Wines - 2020 Retsina

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Kangarilla Road Winery - 2018 The Veil Vermentino Under Flor

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Brave New Wine - 2020 Fizzard of Aus / Vermentino/Botanicals/Honey

    State: Western Australia

Skin Contact

  1. 01.

    worlds apart wines - 2020 hope forest

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Pigato - Vermentino

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted lime, tangerine and bitter apricot kernel. Nice and light phenolics. A summer sipper.

  3. 03.

    Fin - 2020 Mahady / Roussane

    State: Victoria
  4. 04.

    LA VIOLETTA - 2021 Lounge O

    State: Western Australia
  5. 05.

    Unico Zelo - 2020 'Esoterico' Amber Wine

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Varney Wines - 2021 Riesling Fiano

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    smallfry wines - 2021 Tangerine Dream, semillon, pedro ximenez, riesling, roussanne, muscat

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Vino Volta - 2020 Different Skins Gewurtztraminer / Frontignac

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Frankly This Wine Was Made By Bob - 2019 Juice

    State: New South Wales

Fortified

  1. 01.

    Battle of Bosworth - 2019 Vintage Fortified Touriga

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Frontignac

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    SCION - 2020 Muscat X / Brown Muscat

    State: Victoria
  4. 04.

    Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Semillon

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lovely raisin-driven oxidative nose, lifted and dense. Firm acid, bright - great line and length. Kudos.

  5. 05.

    CORYMBIA - Corymbia Extra Dry

    State: Western Australia
  6. 06.

    SCION - 2019 Muscat Nouveau / Brown Muscat

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted, orange and mandarin aromatics. Lychees and white flowers. Beautifully well-balanced palate weight and shape. A joy to judge.

  7. 07.

    Mitchell Harris Wines - Blanc# 1 by the Maker, The Muse and the Alchemist

    State: Victoria
  8. 08.

    SCION - 2019 After Dark / Durif

    State: Victoria
  9. 09.

    Mitchell Harris Wines - 2015 Sabre Ratafia

    State: Victoria
  10. 10.

    Crittenden Estate Macvin #2 - Savagnin

    State: Victoria

Top 10 Red Wines

  1. 01.

    In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright, vibrant purple/garnet. Chinese 5-spice, pink peppercorn. Fine palate; tannin present but not overpowering.

  2. 02.

    Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bright berry and cherry fruit nose with some gently leafy elements, sappy as well. Supple and freshly cut red cherry flavours, smooth, even raspberry finish. Plush. Drink now.

  3. 03.

    Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Fresh raspberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas, sappy too. The palate is sleekly aligned and has plenty of fresh red fruit pop. Drink now.

  4. 04.

    Silent Noise - 2021 FO Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Super peppery nose, white pepper and bright fresh berry fruits, really spicy. The palate has a fresh, vivid and sleek feel. Acid chimes in. Seriously polished texture. Like this. Drink or hold.

  5. 05.

    Bondar - 2020 Rayner Vineyard Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Herbaceous leafy characters and cherry fruits. Plush, driven and juicy with oak balance, and good tannis.

  6. 06.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Giliam Light Dry Red

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pretty good depth and drive, has dark berry, blueberry and fine tannins that hold well. Great fruit, well made. Seamless and long. Drink over the next seven years.

  7. 07.

    Masterstroke - 2019 Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Blue fruits and medium body, lovely fruit spice and mocha oak. Energetic, rich and dense with long herbal notes. Great balance.

  8. 08.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted dark berry fruits on the nose of blackberry alongside bramble. Good tension and fruit drive. Brooding and lovely chewy tannins. This is a swashbuckling wine.

  9. 09.

    Little Frances - 2020 Greenock Shiraz

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Think velvet smoking jacket with lots of cherry ripe and dark chocolate. A big beast of a wine that should be very popular with plush bold fruit and power.

  10. 10.

    Battle of Bosworth - 2019 Vintage Fortified Touriga

    State: South Australia

Top 10 White Wines

  1. 01.

    Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Love this! Shows savoury almond and flor-like characters on the nose with some dried lemon pith below. The palate has a super fresh and clear, elegant feel. Rich, complex and utterly fascinating. A great example of courageous winemaking.

  3. 03.

    philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Sea spray on the nose. Salinity, lime zest and lemon oil, citrus and stone fruits on the palate, with lip smacking acidity and a nice long finish.

  4. 04.

    Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Aromatic, slatey and textural. Bright and zingy acid. Concentrated flavour with a rich and lingering phenolic structure that imparts texture and complexity.

  5. 05.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Subtle strawberry, watermelon aromas, and a bright bust of spiced bread dough, green strawberry and musk. Pretty and moreish for a warm summer's day.

  6. 06.

    Moores Hill - 2020 Riesling

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lovely nose. Savoury edge. Alice in Wonderland intrigue – what’s down that rabbit hole? You’ll like what you find. Sweet finish, lovely acid. Drink now.

  7. 07.

    Heggies Vineyard - Cloudline Chardonnay

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Rolle - Vermentino

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Love this. Warm lemon curd and baked tartin the moment it is turned over. Zesty acidity, chalky finish. Very satisfying.

  9. 09.

    Gilbert - 2019 Gilbert Chardonnay

    State: New South Wales
  10. 10.

    Break Free - 2021 Bliss Bomb Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Bubblegum, juicy and pretty. Bold natural wine, funky and textural.