Best Australian Wines To Buy Right Now [Updated September 2021 Edition]
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Australia is no longer a Biltong backwater. We have a proud panoply of wine regions and products just waiting to be gobbled up (or cleverly consumed).
We also have a growing population of wine lovers who love
to get angry studied appreciation of good things on a regular basis. Believe it or not, we’re even finally leaving some of the silly, posh Australian wine myths that lingered in the past.
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There has also been a growing movement to move away from guessing what is good in your local bottle (not that there is anything wrong with that) and to order your wine, if not the Netflix style, the style of wine. shopping for clothes online.
It’s easier, in many cases cheaper (literally), and also fits well with the growing trend of taking Barossa or Hunter (or Margaret River) wine tours, to find out what you love, to develop a palette and develop a keen sense. for what you like, rather than relying on the whims of a BWS near you (and just assuming the more you spend, the better).
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There is much more to his dizzying game than losing shekels. Finding a good Australian wine to buy is a complex task. Hundreds of years of history, personal preferences, the time of year, wine pairings, social scenarios and more must be considered if you are to find the best Australian wine to buy right now. .
To guide you through this process of finding a top-notch Australian wine, for each month of the year DMARGE got in touch with an Australian wine expert – Peter Nixon.
Peter is the former head of Dan Murphy’s wine committee. He was also the Category Manager for International Wines at Dan Murphy’s.
Peter supplies DMARGE with his top Australian wine selections each month.
Here are her picks for August and September 2021, for those of you looking to leave the heavy winter reds with a bang. It’s also included a few overseas picks to keep you on your toes (as well as a champagne that will go perfectly with any type of lockdown picnic).
Oh and – naturally – there’s a shameless Australian shiraz for those of you who never tire of the Big Reds.
Clock Wishing Dandelion Sauvignon Blanc – Adelaide Hills SA
Marlborough Sauvignon may have dominated the Sauvignon world over the past decade, but many Australians are now looking for a less intuitive style. Adelaide Hills is considered by many to be Australia’s premier grape region, and a sip of it and you can see why. Less ripe tropics, more passion fruit, cut grass, lemongrass and micro-herbs. It is light and skillful on its feet, leaving the palate refreshed. Perfect with Vietnamese salads made with fresh herbs or fresh shrimp and lime mayonnaise.
In short: crisp, spicy and springy. Crunchy, herbaceous; captivatingly fresh.
Price: $ 27
2016 Piccini Antica Cinta Chianti Riserva Oro DOCG – 100% Sangiovese – Tuscany, Italy
2016 was an exceptional vintage for Tuscany, and this âReserveâ example is a great example of value. Aged in great old oaks, this wine presents complex and tasty characters of leather, undergrowth, spices, red fruits and charcuterie, with these famous sculptural Italian tannins formidable and friendly. dusty old bookcases and chesterfield sofas. The classic Tuscan pairing (seen in Florence’s best restaurants) is Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Grilled T-Bone) served with white beans (Cannellini) – drizzled with the best virgin olive oil, just before serving.
IMPORTANT NOTE: One word of caution, give the wine hours of breathing (air) before serving – a wide-mouthed jug will suffice. As it opens, the wine reveals more complexity, fragrance and freshness.
In short: An Italian classic. Serve with Bistecca alla Fiorentina and dream of Florence.
Price: $ 27.50 (plus shipping). Buy in cases of 6.
Champagne Frerejean FrÃ¨res Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru NV – 100% Chardonnay
Irresistibly speaking French (a roller coaster ride of vowels and consonants?) And looking, it’s equally delicious in the glass. Champagne Ruinart might sponsor more art galleries, but it is a worthy contender for the title of best Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV available. Complex and mineral, with crisp, fresh acidity. Flavor for days. Perfect with Oysters, Caviar or Gravlax.
Note: this champagne is now available at Vintage Cellars, but has not yet been included online (it will happen though).
In short: As good as it gets. Ruinart-Slayer.
Price: $ 150
ChÃ¢teau Martinolles Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay – Limoux FRANCE
Its cheaper sibling – Domaines Astruc – may be a longtime favorite of Australians looking for a more traditional style of Chardonnay, but this newer addition to their line is worth improving. Vieilled Vignes – translation of Old Vine (magic). Rich and creamy flavors of white peach, almond and coconut macaroon, nicely coated with crunchy citrus and lemon. Very gloomy. Fantastic with roast chicken and seared hazelnuts.
In short: Old-fashioned and buttered Chardonnay. Think California-style chardonnay.
Price: $ 25
Chris Ringland CR Shiraz – Barossa, South Australia
Chris Ringland Shiraz fans are confined to worship. Few winemakers in Australia, let alone anywhere on the planet, can produce such a sumptuous and powerful red wine as possible. From the first sip, the mouth is flooded with flavors. Large in flavor and concentration, but superbly balanced, the oak is certainly present, but does not dominate. Sumptuous and enveloping, which lacks subtlety, it certainly makes up for it in the charm of the Australian larrikin. Hints of cassis and black peppery goodness, on a sweet and juicy palate. Drink with a Charey rib-eye or smoked bourbon-based American barbecue.
In short: the Australian power station in Shiraz. Shameless Australian Shiraz
Price: $ 25 per rrp bottle