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Known as Wakefield in North American and European markets, Taylors estate is ranked as one of the five best by “The World Association of Writers and Journalists of Wines and Spirits”. Accessible in style, the Promised Land selection features vineyards from the southern part of the country, as well as Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway and Barossa. Miles away from buttery and woody Chardonnays, this one is marked by flavours of honeydew, citrus and tropical fruits.
D’Arenberg is undeniably one of the most prestigious estates of Australia. The house grows over 20 varietals under some 60 labels and is located 40 kilometers south-east of Adelaide in the McLaren Vale region. The man and the soul behind the estate’s expressive wines is the charismatic Chester Osborn, fifth-generation of the family. This Syrah, part of the Stump Jump selection, offers flavours of eucalyptus, chocolate, tobacco and ripe black fruits.
Named in honour of the iconic tower at the estate, The Tower Shiraz reveals remarkable suppleness and accessibility, where notes of ripe black fruits, vanilla, eucalyptus, tobacco and violet are featured.
Brown Brothers is one of the most important Australian family businesses, making wines in Victoria State for over 125 years. Founded in 1889 by Johan Francis Brown, then only 18 years-old, this estate is set apart by its audacity in experimenting with European varietals. Made with Syrah and aged in French and American casks (only 9% new), this cuvee reveals notes of fruits, spices and flowers in a fleshy mouth with a touch of wood.
Yalumba, a 165 year-old property, is the oldest family-run estate of Australia and a pioneer of twist caps, as well as a leader in flavourful and expressive wines. After 30 years of impeccable management, Robert Hill Smith will soon be replaced by Nick Waterman, at Yalumba since 2002. Made with Grenache, Syrah and Mataro (Mourvèdre’s name in Australia), this Barossa red delivers notes of black fruits, brandied cherries, cacao and mild spices in a long and silky mouth.
From Yara Valley to Victoria to New South Wales, De Bortoli family crafts impeccable wines. Italian immigrants from the historic city of Asolo, Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli created their Australian wine business in 1928. This Shiraz from the Windy Peak selection, a favourite at the De Bortoli table, is born from parcels located on volcanic soils in Heathcote. Mouth-filling, fresh and fleshy, this red presents notes of eucalyptus, ripe black fruits, chocolate and flowers.
This important property of New South Wales was founded in 1858 by Edouard Tyrrell and is still today managed by the family; the fifth generation is at the head of the 360-hectare land. This Syrah is named in honour of the Brokenback Mountain Range of volcanic soil. Mostly aged in large oak casks for 18 months, the cuvee adopts a modern style with accents of mocha, cedar, spices and vanilla, complete with ripe raspberry and black cherry.
Founded in 1986 by John Wade, this estate was taken over by Jeff and Amy Burch. Owners of the MadFish and Howard Park brands, the estate is also invested in the production of sublime Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines under the brand Marchand & Burch, a joint effort with Quebec-born Pascal Marchand. Margaret River is without a doubt a well-suited region to bring out the best in Cabernet Sauvignon, as you will see in this 15-month French cask-aged cuvee. It offers irreproachable balance and a Bordeaux-style mouth featuring accents of cedar, tobacco, wood and cassis.
The philosophy behind Jim Barry’s wines is quite simple: to own the vineyards in order to develop the best possible fruit and be present at all stages of winemaking. Launched in 1959 with his wife Nancy, this estate is now in the hands of their children since the death of Jim in 2004. The tannin refinement, ampleness and length of the cuvee are a testament to the great care provided to the Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Clare Valley and from a vineyard previously used as a cricket field in Coonawarra.
Family business since 1877, McWilliam’s manages an impressive array of vineyards in the most prestigious vineyards of Australia and is the most decorated estate of the country. This Syrah from the “Appellation” selection, which features the unique characteristics of New South Wales, is born from the coolest zones of Canberra. Ideal for fans of European-style Syrahs, this cuvee offers seductive notes of pepper, violet, black olives, blackberry and cassis.
The cuvee’s name is a reference to the first vineyard planted by Henry Evans in Keyneton in 1853, totaling seven hectares and one of the first to welcome French and Spanish varietals in Southern Australia. The wine unites Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and Mourvèdre form Barossa and Eden Valley and is aged 10 months in casks, which yields a mouth full of black fruits, spices, eucalyptus, tobacco and chocolate.
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