December 2013 - Australia - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Australian - All Wines
Australia - All Wines Reviews
204505
Jaraman
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark garnet violet color. Aromas of pressed linen and flowers, honeycomb, and dried currants with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory herb, menthol tobacco, mossy earth, and chocolate cherry finish. Great structure and elegant depth for now or the long haul.
93 points $34.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204682
Clover Hill
2007 Sparkling Wine Tasmania
Brilliant pale golden color. Bright aromas and flavors of toasty lemon puff pastry and peach custard with a crisp, tangy, medium-to-full body and a very lively and refreshing sweet citrus and cake driven finish. A delicious and zesty bubbly that will be great on its own or with spicy foods.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204501
Taylors
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate mint, lavender, blackberry custard pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and along, tangy interplay of pure berry fruit, cedar, and flowers with chewy, gripping tannins. A very interesting and delightful cabernet that will age well or pair brilliant with pink peppercorn encrusted steak.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204680
Taltarni
2011 "Three Monks" Fume Blanc
Silvery straw color. Bold oak and fruit aromas of sweet pepper, grapefruit, gherkin, and toasty profiterole with a tangy, medium body and a citrus custard, passionfruit, green apple, and delicate baking spice accented finish. Balanced oak makes this a pleasure to drink.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204506
Taylors
2012 Shiraz
Dark garnet violet color. Bold blueberry cobbler a la mode and waxy honeycomb aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, savory dried cherry, pickled beet, and spice finish. A delicious, zesty shiraz that will cover a lot of bases.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204507
Taylors
2012 Merlot
Dark garnet color. Rich aromas and flavors of mixed berry custard pie, milk chocolate mousse, and delicate lavender and pickling herbs with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spice pear, cedar, and crunchy tannin finish. A lovely, well structured sipper or table wine to serve with spicy, grilled meats.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204681
Taltarni
2009 "Three Monks" Cab-Merlot-Petit Verdot
Dark garnet color. Earthy and fruity aromas of dried flowers and herbs, cocoa, meringue, pickling spices, and cassis jam with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, tangy, pomegranate and cedar accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204502
St. Andrews
2012 Chardonnay
Pale golden silver color. Toasty aromas and flavors of apple and pineapple tarts with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lemon curd, cream, and delicate spice accented finish. Very nicely balanced oak with a solid core of ripe fruit and lively acidity.
91 points $34.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204503
Taylors
2013 Riesling
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peaches, lemon, and nut brittle with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tart kiwi, lime, apple, and dusty mineral accented finish. Excellent structure and table appeal.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204678
Taltarni
2010 "Taché" Victoria
Pale silver pink color. Aromas and flavors of sour cherry custard and wild strawberries with a effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium body and a delicate exotic citrus, apple skin, and herb accented finish. Great vibrancy and balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204504
Jaraman
2012 Shiraz
Dark garnet violet color. Mellow aromas suggest dried berries, toasty meringue and chocolate nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delicate marinated carrot, beet, and herb accented finish with chewy tannins. A refined savory wine for the table and braised meats.
90 points $34.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204679
Taltarni
NV "T Series" Brut Victoria
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of kiwi tart and strawberry yogurt with a frothy, tangy medium body and a crisp, citrus, pear and nut finish.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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