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May 2014 - Australia - All Wines

May 2014 - Australia - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is Australian - All Wines

Australia - All Wines Reviews

Rubus 2012  Shiraz
95 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Rich aromas of ripe blueberries, pink peppercorn, and vanilla cream with a silky fruity medium-to-full body and tangy sweet tangerine, spice cake, eucalyptus mint and mineral finish. A vibrantly delicious shiraz that stands out from the crowd.
95 points $18.99 Best Buy
Sea Salt NV Sparkling Moscato Australia
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Exotic citrus and flower aromas with an interesting herbal note. Crisp and lightly carbonated on the palate with a fruity sweet medium body and a tangy spiced peach and pear skin finish. Very tasty and appetizing on its own or with cheeses.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2013  Merlot
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Garnet violet. Attractive aromas of spicy berry pie, vanilla caramel gelato, and chocolate mint with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, blood orange, herb, and spiced apple finish with chewy, appetizing tannins. Very flavorful and stylish.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2013  Shiraz
91 points
$19
Deep violet color. Attractive aromas of huckleberry jam and chocolate toffee bar with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a graceful, creamy vanilla, eucalyptus and peppery spice finish with plush tannins. Artfully composed flavors and texture.
Taltarni 2010  Shiraz
91 points
$21.99
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black raspberries, menthol mint, cinnamon and clove with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a beet, sandalwood and mineral accented finish. A serious, savory shiraz that will shine at the table.
91 points $21.99
Wakefield/Taylors 2013 "St. Andrews" Chardonnay
91 points
$35
Straw yellow color. Aromas of toasted coconut, pineapple, and white toffee with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, lemon curd, lime, passionfruit, and green apple finish. Very good length and depth.
Wakefield/Taylors 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$19
Garnet purple color. Rich aromas of cassis pie a la mode, herbal pickled peppers and beets, and sandalwood with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, spiced apple and melon accented finish with powdery tannins.
Contempo NV  Shiraz
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Aromas of dried sour cherries, orange blossom honey, violet water, and cocoa with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nougat, tangerine, and cream accented finish. A nice everyday sipper that is sure to please.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Fish Eye 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Aromas of dried currants, spice, and delicate peppercorn with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a whole nut, tobacco, and sour cherry finish with chewy tannins. A nice relaxed sipper.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Notting Hill 2012 Bin 404 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate cherries, waxy honeycomb, and sweet spices and herbs with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a toffee, pepper and cream accented finish. A smooth, pleasant, everyday sipper or pizza wine.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Settler’s Cove 2012  Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of cinnamon spiced raspberries, cassis, and melon with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, green apple and smoky mineral finish. A nice sipper or table wine.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2013  Chardonnay
86 points
$19
Yellow. Somewhat meaty aromas suggest elephant hay, nuts, apple tart, and dried pineapple with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy grilled apple and nut brittle finish. A nice table wine.
Settler’s Cove 2012  Semillon-Chardonnay
85 points
$12
Golden straw color. Aromas of dried pineapple, nutshells, and apple core with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy orange pith, brown sugar, and grass finish.
Fish Eye 2013  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$5.99
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of baked peach and molasses with a crisp, dry light body and a melon and citrus rind accented finish.
81 points $5.99
Fish Eye 2013  Chardonnay
80 points
$7
Yellow color. Curious aromas of molasses, nutshell, and smoky grilled pineapple with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a lemon sorbet and singed parchment accented finish.
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