Do you drink the same wines repeatedly? Want to broaden your horizons? Well, you’re in the right place because this is a list of some of the Aussie wines that you NEED to try this year. While other countries seem to take the plaudits when it comes to wine, Australia goes under the radar…and this means you’re missing out on some amazing wines! If you struggle with your alcohol consumption, we encourage you to visit IAMACOMEBACK alcohol recovery to learn more about the process and how you can get sober. For those of you that can enjoy a glass without finishing a barrel, continue reading to learn more about the top Aussie wines you must try.
2017 The Barry Bros (Jim Barry)
Though cheap, this one has been getting lots of attention recently because it combines a Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Made in a luxury winery in Clare Valley, this is a rich wine, and you shouldn’t forget it in a hurry. Even experts in the wine industry are enjoying this wine and believe that it offers a complexity not available in more expensive options.
2019 Bugalugs Barossa Grenache (Tim Smith)
Next, it’s sad that Australian Grenache gets overlooked. For many years, it seems as though people would rather take Shiraz and various other imports. However, Tim Smith has well and truly put Australian Grenache back on the map with this wine. With a combination of pepperiness and raspberry flavors, it’s soothing from the first sip to the last.
Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz
Once again, this is another wine that disrupts the old notion that the most expensive wines are the best. Made in Tasmania, it needs a couple of decades in storage. When ready, however, it not only shines alone but works with a delicious meal too. Especially if you have gamey meat on the plate, it will complement the earthy wine (something that wouldn’t be out of place in a French Burgundy).
Best’s Old Vine Pinot Meunier
When it comes to Australian wine, it doesn’t take long before Pinor Noir is mentioned because it’s prominent not just in Victoria but right across the country. If you don’t have the budget for vintages from the 1990s (wine from the Bass Phillip Reserve is especially popular), a solid runner-up is Best’s Pinot Meunier.
A classic in Australia, it has been made in the country for many decades, and there’s no reason why this will change any time soon. Medium-bodied, people who drink this wine talk about the warm red fruit flavors. The longer you leave this wine to age, the more earthy the flavor becomes.
Wendouree Cabernet Malbec
Moving across to one of the most reputable sites in Australia, the Wendouree vineyard, you might be surprised that you’re not about to see a long description of the Shiraz since this is probably the most loved wine from the vineyard. Since it’s so popular, you’ve probably already tried it, but you may not have tasted the delicious Cabernet Malbec.
If you like bold black fruits, you’ll love this wine. From the first sip, you should also pick up hints of bay leaf and black licorice. Once again, this wine develops in the wine rack and will grow old gracefully.
Wendouree is a reputable brand, so much so that the vineyard doesn’t have a website and doesn’t allow the public to visit. It’s this sort of mysteriousness that has allowed the brand to grow over the years. Either way, you’ll find this Cabernet Malbec in independent shops as well as online.
Other Aussie Wines
Just in case you need other suggestions, here are some more fantastic Aussie wines you MUST try:
- Seppeltsfield 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny
- 2018 Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz-Riesling (Dandelion Vineyards)
- Torbreck The Laird
- Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz
- Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon