Five Australian Wines You Need to Try

Five Australian Wines You Need to Try | WineTransit.com

People often associate Australia with the critter-themed wines like Yellow Tail, but there's so much more to discover when it comes to Australian wines! Here are five wines you need to try today.

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Giant Steps Chardonnay

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 53586

JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, October 4, 2021
A very fresh and composed chardonnay that offers aromas of lemon, lightly spiced pear pastry and peach. The intense and fresh palate holds a line of juicy peach and pear flavors in a smoothly enriched, focused style. Drink now. Screw cap.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2021
This offers a vibrant, mouthwatering mix of lime peel, peach and pineapple flavors on a sleek and juicy frame, with hints of spearmint, matcha green tea and fresh ginger that linger on the long finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. (MaryAnn Worobiec)
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Australia | Victoria | Port Philip | Yarra Valley

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Primary Grape: Chardonnay

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Wine Spectator Top 100 SelectionWine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2020 | #41
Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 28575

RP94+94+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 21st Jul 2022
The Barossa has the ability to convey a sense of place, dirt and air in the glass. The trick is to not get in the way—a cooper does not terroir make. Despite not being the dominant region in this blend (for specificity: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Clare Valley), the Barossa makes a potent contribution. Here, in the 2020 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, the concentrated, dry and warm vintage is on show and provides a splay of earthy, dense fruit, stretched over a framework of savory tannin. Despite Penfolds’s reputation for big tannins/big oak, the fruit here overpowers both and streams out over the long finish. The heart of Barossa is here. Very good. Will get better. (Erin Larkin)
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2022
Ripe and generous, but the aromatics take this to the next level, with notes of cardamom, paprika and dried rose petal, plus touches of candied violet and cocoa powder, to complement the core of fleshy blackberry, black cherry and cassis. The tannins are dense but velvety, and this finishes with warm chocolaty notes. Drink now through 2035. 9,287 cases imported. (MaryAnn Worobiec)
JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
A homage to warmer-region, South Australian shiraz, this has a rich and smooth delivery of ripe blackberries and red-to-dark plums on the nose. The wine has taken its 12 months in American oak (16% new) well and truly in its stride. Plush and suave mouth-feel here, this is effortless and a style that sits right in the Penfolds sweet spot. A blend of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Clare Valley. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2022
Opaque ruby. Oak-spiced cherry, blackberry and mocha aromas, along with coconut, licorice and cracked pepper accents. Deep and weighty on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit, mocha and oak spice flavors that show an appealing sweetness but are slow to open. In a distinctly powerful style, delivering youthfully chewy tannins and a long, chewy finish that echoes the licorice and dark berry notes. (Josh Raynolds)
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Australia | South Australia

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Primary Grape: Shiraz

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Wine Spec. Top 100 - 2020 | #41

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Penley Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 56608

JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, February 6, 2023
Notes of ripe dark fruit with hints of eucalyptus, cedar, leafy herbs and wet stones. Medium-bodied with polished tannins. Juicy and fresh with crunchy berry fruit and blue flowers. Gentle, but long. Drink now. Screw cap. (James Suckling)
WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2024
The dusty, iron-rich terra rossa soils show on this Coonawarra Cab. There’s brambly blackberry and black-cherry fruit along with warm earth-meets-iodine vibes and some minty, peppery nuances, too. Lifted acidity and chalky, saliva-zapping tannins dominate the palate. There’s fruit and spice, too—they just need time to come to the fore. Drink with rare protein or cellar up to around 2035. (Christina Pickard)
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 6th Apr 2023
The 2021 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon spent 15 days on skins with twice daily pumpers and matured in a combination of vessels for 12 months (65% seasoned French oak, 5% new French oak, 30% in stainless steel). This is an unashamedly bright, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon that rests on a very fine rachis of tannin on the mid-palate. It is supple and fine and oh so fresh. It is modern, juicy, vibrant and crunchy, even, reminiscent of good Loire Chinon. It is also a very good value, with a suggested retail price of $20AUD. (Erin Larkin)
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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Two Hands Angel’s Share Shiraz

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 52960

SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2022
Lush and generous, offering juicy huckleberry, blackberry and wild blueberry flavors, with spice, chai tea, dried sage and milk chocolate notes as well as a hint of clove tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2034. 3,500 cases imported. (MaryAnn Worobiec)
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Primary Grape: Shiraz

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Walsh & Sons Roi Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 57051

WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2021
Small-batch Margaret River producers Ryan Walsh and Freya Hohnen have really upped their red game in recent years. From the family’s Osmington vineyard, Roi celebrates all that makes Margs famous for Cabernet. Give it time to open but once it does, it offers boundless flavor, from plum and raspberry fruit to very dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, beetroot, iodine and potpourri. There’s a vibrancy to the palate that’s rarely found in powerful Aussie Cabs. It offers a lovely juxtaposition of silky-fresh fruit and powdery, chiseled tannins, with savory herbs flowing to the finish. Drink now with protein or ideally after a few more years in bottle until 2041. (Christina Pickard)
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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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