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Australia Up Close: June, 13, 2017

31 Oct 2017

 

Time to dive into the diversity of Australian wine as 15 Aussie wineries descended upon Toronto to pour and allow those in attendance to experience more than just Shiraz (although she was there as well) and discover a variety of different region within Australia through these wines.

Below is a list of the wines that impressed – any wine rated 4 stars and above will be linked to a full review on the website.

Alpha Box & Dice 2015 Dead Winemakers Society (*** ½)
Adelaide Hills – Dolcetto

Alpha Crucis Wines 2015 Titan (*** ½+)
McLaren Vale – Shiraz

Barossa Valley Estate 2015 GSM (****+)
Barossa Valley – Red Blend

Dalrymple 2015 Pinot Noir (****)
Tasmania – Pinot Noir

Jansz NV Premium Cuvee (*** ½+)
Tasmania – Sparkling

Kilikanoon Wines 2015 Killerman’s Run (****)
Clare Valley – Shiraz  

Kilikanoon Wines 2014 Prodigal (****)
Clare Valley – Grenache

Kilikanoon Wines 2014 Covenant (*** ½+)
Clare Valley – Shiraz

Kilikanoon Wines 2014 Blocks Road (****)
Clare Valley – Cabernet Sauvignon

Lake Breeze 2013 Arthur’s Reserve (****)
Langhorne Creek – Red Blend

Penley Estate 2015 Aradia (****)
Coonawarra – Chardonnay

Penley Estate 2015 Phoenix (*** ½+)
Coonawarra – Cabernet Sauvignon

Pepper Tree Wines 2014 Varietal Range (*** ½+)
Wrattonbully – Merlot

Pepper Tree Wines 2014 Single Vineyard Coquun (*** ½+)
Hunter Valley – Shiraz

Peter Lehman 2015 The Barossan (****)
Barossa Valley – Shiraz

Peter Lehman 2014 Portrait (****)
Barossa Valley – Shiraz

Rockford 2016 Rosé (*** ½)
Barossa Valley – Alicante Bouchet

Thorn-Clark 2016 Grenache-Shiraz (****)
   Barossa Valley – Red Blend

Thorn-Clark 2015 Terra Barossa (****+)
Barossa Valley – Shiraz

Two Hands 2015 Gnarly Dude (****)
Barossa Valley – Shiraz

Voyager  Estate 2014 Broadvale Block 6 (*** ½+)
Margaret River - Chardonnay

Voyager Estate 2014 Chardonnay (*** ½+)
Margaret River – Chardonnay

Yalumba 2015 Old Bush Vine (*** ½+)
Barossa Valley – Grenache

 

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