June 2022 - Australia

June 2022 - Australia
This month's Wine feature is Australian Wines

Australia Reviews

Tyrrell’s 2021 Rufus Stone Shiraz
94 points
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of fatty, crispy duck skin with plum sauce, eucalyptus, mole, and sweet tobacco with a syrupy, fruity full body and a peppery, delightful, very long finish with notes of cherry ricola cough drops, blackberry chutney, and blueberry compote with light oak flavor. A juicy, toothsome Aussie Shiraz with delicious berry and herb flavors in fine balance.
Sidewood 2020 Estate Shiraz
93 points
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus honey, chocolate mint, bubbly berry pie crust, and menthol lozenge with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish revealing accents of spiced berries and apples, honey roasted root vegetables, and herbal tea with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, vibrant Shiraz that will shine at the table.
Sidewood 2021 Estate Pinot Noir
93 points
Ruby black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of pickled mangos and cucumbers, cherry fruit leather, and cranberry flavored cheddar cheese with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish imparting notes of spicy sour cherry chutney, pickled beets and scallions, and goji berry with fine tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A savory, bold, mouth-filling Pinot Noir for all occasions.
Sidewood 2021 Estate Chardonnay
92 points
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted pineapple and poached apple in cream with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, appealing, medium-long finish revealing accents of pickled pineapple and pickles with a suggestion of oak flavor. A clean, well balanced Chardonnay with bright tropical fruit and nice acidity.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Sidewood 2019 Stablemate Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, blueberry chutney, chocolate toffee, and methanol with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish that exhibits suggestions of craisin, black raspberry strudel, spiced nuts, and pink pepper with crunchy, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A boldly herbal and berry-forward Cabernet that will be fantastic with spicy lamb dishes.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Ocean Road 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of melon balls, sliced apples in greek yogurt, grapefruit peel, and wheat grass with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a graceful, long finish imparting suggestions of spiced green apple and pear, grilled pineapple, and coconut water with no oak flavor. A juicy and flavorful Sauvignon Blanc sipper to reward yourself with after a long summer day.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Adelaide Hills
89 points
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd and kiwi with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, long finish that exhibits notes of spiced peach and citrus. A bright and zesty sparkler that will excel as a aperitif.
Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir
88 points
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cherry preserves and strawberry yogurt with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, medium body and a smooth, refreshing, breezy finish evoking notes of raspberry and lychee with no oak flavor. A tangy, quenching Rose sparkler.
Sidewood 2021 Estate Pinot Gris
87 points
Emerald straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of baked peach, nut brittle, and musk melon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with accents of green apple and peach skins and grass with fine, dusty tannins. A rock solid Pinot Grigio sipper with nice flavor and length.
Sidewood 2021 Stablemate Shiraz
86 points
Deep purple color. Aromas of berry preserves on raisin toast, butter roasted nuts, pickled watermelon, and dill patch with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length blueberry nut pastry and yams finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A round and warming Shiraz for everyday pleasure.
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