June 2022 - Australia

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

Australia Reviews

Tyrrell’s 2021 Rufus Stone Shiraz
94 points
$25
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
$22
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
$22
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
$19
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
$18
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
$10
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
$19
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
$19
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
$19
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
$18
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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