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Reviews for 2019

July 2019 - Australia

July 2019 - Australia
This month's Wine feature is Australian Wines

Australia Reviews

Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel Riesling
94 points
$25
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple, Asian pear, ripe peach, yuzu, musk, and honeycomb with a round, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish displaying notes of cloudberry. A fruity and pure Riesling with cellar-worthy acidity; enjoy its freshness now or uncover greater complexity after several years in the cellar.
Shottesbrooke 2016 Reserve Series Eliza Shiraz
94 points
$45.99
Black ruby color. Aromas of roasted dates, bacon, honey, blueberry jam, and chocolate cream pie with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted nuts, pastry crust, and cafe latte finish with moderate oak flavor. A voluptuous, spicy shiraz.
94 points $45.99
Taylor Made 2018 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir
93 points
$25
Dusty light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of compressed watermelon, marinated plum, eucalyptus-mint, gingerbread, and green tea with a silky, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long finish with nuances of ripe strawberry and chocolate chew. A delicious Pinot Noir with subtle herbal notes and craveable fruit.
Taylor Made 2017 BDX Red Blend Clare Valley
93 points
$25
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cassis, pencil shavings, raspberry coulis, and bay leaf with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, elegant, long finish with accents of toasted almond nougat, dark chocolate, carob cookie, and black licorice with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An upstanding Bordeaux blend from Clare Valley with great concentration.
Shottesbrooke 2017 Discovery Series Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, rosemary, black olive, tobacco, and cured meats with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with notes of blueberry, black plum, graphite, and black tea with silky, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex Cabernet with fantastic structure; beautifully integrated tannins make for a memorable wine with excellent cellarability.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Shottesbrooke 2016 Estate Series Shiraz
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Elegant aromas of nougat, ripe berry melange, pecan, milk chocolate, and damp earth with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a colossal, long praline, candied ginger, tamarind, dill, black pepper, and pimento finish with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, elegant wine that offers a conversation piece and excellent meal companion.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Special Release Shiraz
91 points
$25
Black violet color. Aromas of ripe blackberries, eucalyptus, and sweet mint creme with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long mulberry cobbler and mint chip gelato finish. A juicy, fruit-forward shiraz to pair with spicy barbecue; try serving with a slight chill.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$30
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of menthol-mint, kirsch, dark chocolate, wild berries, and wet stone with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of blueberry, vanilla, and cinnamon with light oak flavor. A feisty and herbaceous cabernet with style for days and instant appeal.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Rosé Pinot Noir
88 points
$19
Bright pink coral color. Attractive aromas and flavors of hibiscus-berry tea with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, breezy finish revealing notes of lemon spritz and custard with no oak flavor. A fruity, gulpable rose that won’t let you down; berry-forward and delightful.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018  Tempranillo
88 points
$19
Bright violet color. Aromas of orange marmalade, eucalyptus, and sun dried tomato with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-length strawberry jam, rose hips, tapenade, and cranberry pie finish. A balanced tempranillo from Down Under with great food affinity.
Shottesbrooke NV 1337 Sparkling Shiraz
88 points
$27.99
Dark violet color. Aromas of potpourri, boysenberry jam, balsamic glaze, and dark chocolate with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length toasted blueberry muffin, genache, caramel drizzled berries, graphite, and candied violet finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dense sparkling shiraz bursting at the seams with fruity berry aromas and food-friendly flavors.
88 points $27.99
Waltzing Matilda 2017  Shiraz-Grenache
87 points
$16.75
Black ruby color. Earthy aromas of musk, eucalyptus, blackberry sorbet, and geranium with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length strawberry preserves and chocolate finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, silky palate-pleaser.
87 points $16.75
Shottesbrooke NV Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay
87 points
$27.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of baked apple, brioche French toast, apricot preserves, and orange zest with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length granola, buttercream, cedar, and lemon supremes finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lively sparkler with a warm and toasty underbelly.
87 points $27.99
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