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May 2013 - Australia - All Wines

May 2013 - Australia - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is Australian - All Wines

Australia - All Wines Reviews

Wyndham Estate 2010 Bin 555 Shiraz
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of dried berries, delicate eucalyptus, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty, honeyed orange, blueberry cobbler, cedar, and sweet pickled tomato accented finish. Very flavorful and fun.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Yalumba 2010 "Patchwork" Shiraz
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Deep purple garnet color. Aromas of melted chocolate, nuts, herbs, and blueberry tart with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a menthol, Asian spice, and craisin accented finish. A rich, flavorful shiraz that hits all the high notes.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Yalumba 2009  Shiraz-Viognier
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet black color. Bright aromas and flavors of blueberry and strawberry pastries, menthol candy, and peppery spice with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and rich, balanced finish with great purity of tangy fruit and subtle sweet nutty oak.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Taylors 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Interesting aromas of pickled olives, toasty cassis pie, chocolate, and faint eucalyptus with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cherry, strawberry and and spiced nut accented finish with powdery tannins in support. Delicious and rich.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Jacob’s Creek 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bold aromas and flavors of pomegranate liqueur, sassafras, and eucalyptus lozenge with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a layered finish with flavors of tomato relish, dried blueberry, and cola rounding out nicely. Very flavorful and distinctive.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Yalumba 2011 "Bush Vine" Grenache
91 points
$18.99
Deep ruby color. Dense aromas of cracked exotic peppercorns and frosted strawberry cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, spiced apple and watermelon, sandalwood and nut accented finish. A spicy, flavorful grenache.
91 points $18.99
McWilliam’s Hanwood 2010  Shiraz
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Chocolate smore, honeyed rye toast, and dark berry compote with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a strawberry with balsamic, roasted nut, plum, and peppery spice finish. A pleasant balance of fruit and wood.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Jacob’s Creek 2010 Reserve Shiraz
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet black color. Rich aromas and flavors of spicy blueberry custard pie, toasted meringue, and buttery praline with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, baked citrus, cedar, and nut accented finish with gripping tannins. A rock solid shiraz that will be great with lamb.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Jim Barry 2012 "The Lodge Hill" Riesling
90 points
$18.99
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon sorbet, honeydew and nectarine with a tangy, fruity medium body and a Meyer lemon, lime, and kiwi driven finish with nice fruit tannins and minerality holding everything together.
90 points $18.99
Jacob’s Creek 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Aromas of sweet menthol tobacco, currant tart, candied violet, and spicy pickles with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, earthy finish. Tasty and well balanced.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Jacob’s Creek 2012 Reserve Chardonnay
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, pineapple cake, and apple pastry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful Meyer lemon sorbet, melon, and spicy kiwi tart accented finish. A tasty all-purpose chardonnay that is sure to please.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Pewsey Vale 2012  Riesling
89 points
$17.99
Bright aromas of peach, lemon curd and kiwi tart with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very refreshing and long finish with notes of melon and earth. A great table companion to pair with grilled seafood.
89 points $17.99
Taylors 2012  Chardonnay
89 points
$19
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavor of fresh crusty apple pie and pineapple cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, creme Anglaise, green apple, and mineral accented finish. Very precise and tasty.
Yalumba 2012 "The Y Series" Viognier
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of pineapple, apple, and peach with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very tangy finish with a touch of chalk. Really jazzy acidity is atypical but very well suited for the table.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Kalbarri 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha buttercream, cranberry relish and stewed berries with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy caramelized nut and grassy earth finish with dusty tannins.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Taylors 2012  Riesling
87 points
$19
Pale straw color. Aromas of apple, papaya custard, and faint beeswax with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon sorbet like finish. Tasty and refreshing.
Kalbarri 2012  Chardonnay
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow. Aromas of lemon chiffon, whipped cream, and delicate pickling spices with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy praline, apple skin and nut accented finish.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Heggies 2011  Chardonnay
86 points
$24.99
Pale golden yellow color. Creamy aromas suggest apple custard pie, grilled pineapple, and toasty oak spiciness with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an horchata and nutskin like tannin finish. Very heavily oak influenced, but interesting.
86 points $24.99
Oxford Landing Estates 2011  Merlot
85 points
$8.99
Garnet color. Bright aromas of berry compote, pickling spice, and cocoa with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sour cherry, melon, and cedar accented finish. A nice everyday merlot.
85 points $8.99
Kalbarri 2012  Shiraz
84 points
$9.99
Aromas of honeycomb, crushed berries, toffee, and toasty spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty, earthy, and firmly tannic nutshell-like finish.
84 points $9.99
Wyndham Estate 2011 Bin 222 Chardonnay
84 points
$9.99
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of apple tart, banana custard pie, and dried pineapple display a hint of rubber with a soft, dryish medium body and a caramelized nut, lemon granita, and earth accented finish. A nice everyday sipper.
84 points $9.99
Foxhorn Vineyards NV  Chardonnay
84 points
$10
Golden yellow color. Bright aromas of cedar dust, creme brulee, and spicy pineapple compote with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lemon tart and toasted birch bark finish.
Kalbarri 2012  Merlot
82 points
$9.99
Garnet color. Funky barnyard-like aromas of horse hay, chocolate, and wild berry jam with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body a tart plum, nut skin and spice accented finish with powdery tannins.
82 points $9.99
Jacob’s Creek 2011 Reserve Dry Riesling
82 points
$13.99
Pale silvery straw color. Earthy, petrolly aromas lead with notes of jack fruit, bruised apples and peaches. Very crisp and tart with a light-to-medium body and a puckering, sour lemon and lime rind and chalk eraser driven finish. A bit austere and lean.
82 points $13.99
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