Australia

Australian Wines


Australia: far away, very hot, and with an overvalued commodity currency. The distance, the issue that too many reds taste slightly roasted or stewed, and the high prices being asked for the country’s many splendid reds mean that SVS is not, at least for the moment, going to offer a wide range. We like to concentrate on the country’s great strength, Shiraz.

Australia

  • Coriole, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2011

    Product Code: COP411

    Coriole, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2011

    “Mclaren Vale, just south of Adelaide, enjoys a Mediterranean climate perfect for Shiraz. The Lloyd family-owned estate of Coriole was an early mover...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: McLaren Vale
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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  • Rolf Binder, Heysen Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2009

    Product Code: BIN409

    Rolf Binder, Heysen Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2009

    “Originally established as Veritas, the Binder family renamed the estate as Rolf Binder in 2005. From ancient dry-farmed vines, with just a touch of...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Barossa
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Yalumba, The Cigar, Coonawarra, 2012

    Product Code: YAL912

    Yalumba, The Cigar, Coonawarra, 2012

    “The Cigar is grown from Yalumba’s Menzies vineyard on the famed long (and thus cigar shaped) strip of terra rossa, Coonawarra. Coonawarra, in South...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Coonawara
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Willow Bridge, Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, Western Australia, 2013

    Product Code: DRA113

    Willow Bridge, Cabernet Merlot, Geographe, Western Australia, 2013

    “Geographe is a newly minted region of western Australia, near Margaret River. Here the Dewar family’s vines are just 20km from the cool ocean, so...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Geographe
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.3%
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  • Victoria Park, Shiraz-Viognier, South Australia, 2014

    Product Code: VIQ114

    Victoria Park, Shiraz-Viognier, South Australia, 2014

    “Raspberry and blueberry, lively, with leather and spice. Lightly savoury. Drink this year”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: South Australia
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Tomfoolery, Young Blood Shiraz, Barossa, 2017 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: TOM117

    Tomfoolery, Young Blood Shiraz, Barossa, 2017 [Screwcap]

    “The Young Blood wines are made in a transparent, forward and oh-so-drinkable style to be enjoyed young: the Aussies call this style of wine...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Barossa
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.9%
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  • Ashton Hills, Pinot Noir, Piccadilly Valley, 2016 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: ASH116

    Ashton Hills, Pinot Noir, Piccadilly Valley, 2016 [Screwcap]

    “Based on fruit from the home vineyard, with grapes from two other nearby farms; no new barrels. Friendly Pinot aromas, just lightly herbaceous and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Adelaide Hills
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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  • Ashton Hills, Estate Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, 2016 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: ASH316

    Ashton Hills, Estate Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, 2016 [Screwcap]

    “From four clones; 30% whole bunch; some new oak on this wine; and bottled without filtration. So generously open and fat, silky and supple with...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Adelaide Hills
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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  • Wickhams Road, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, 2017 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: WIC617

    Wickhams Road, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, 2017 [Screwcap]

    “"Wickhams Road is a remarkable wine and it has more vitality and friskiness than a Cirque de Soleil troupe of acrobats. I could swear that there...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Gippsland
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Hoddles Creek, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2016, [Screwcap]

    Product Code: HOD616

    Hoddles Creek, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2016, [Screwcap]

    “Cedar / cigar box accents on a fresh red fruit perfume. Juicy red and black fruit backed by a correct structure. Excellent transparency and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Yarra Valley
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.2%
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  • Mac Forbes, Coldstream Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2016

    Product Code: MAC316

    Mac Forbes, Coldstream Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2016

    “Coldstream is the best-known area of the warmer Lower Yarra; here the Pinot tends to be riper, more forward and opulent. This has an exciting...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Yarra Valley
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Mac Forbes, Healesville Syrah, Yarra Valley, 2016

    Product Code: MAC516

    Mac Forbes, Healesville Syrah, Yarra Valley, 2016

    “Just the second vintage of this, from plots around Healesville, where Mac’s cellar is located and note the name - Syrah, indicating Mac’s wish to...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Yarra Valley
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Pizzini, Nonna Gisella Sangiovese, King Valley, 2016 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: PIZ616

    Pizzini, Nonna Gisella Sangiovese, King Valley, 2016 [Screwcap]

    “Named after Alfredo’s grandmother, so intended to be "warm and humble just like its namesake", this is a very winning wine. Aroma of...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: King Valley
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Silent Noise, SGZ, (Shiraz / Grenache / Zinfandel), McLaren Vale, 2017 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: SIL617

    Silent Noise, SGZ, (Shiraz / Grenache / Zinfandel), McLaren Vale, 2017 [Screwcap]

    “An unusual blend; but the Shiraz doesn’t dominate, and the fruit character of both the Grenache and Zinfandel comes through well. This is...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Mclaren Vale
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Silent Noise, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2016 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: SIL816

    Silent Noise, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2016 [Screwcap]

    “Just what we have been looking for: a kick-ass Aussie Shiraz at the right price. Aged half in French and half in American oak barrels, this shows a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Mclaren Vale
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa, 2017 [Screwcap]

    Product Code: TOM317

    Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa, 2017 [Screwcap]

    “Pale and clear dark cherry tone. Textbook Aussie Grenache strawberry perfume. For a wine over 14%, this appears so light, supple and aromatic and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Barossa
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.3%
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  • Tomfoolery, Black & Blue Shiraz, Barossa, 2016

    Product Code: TOM516

    Tomfoolery, Black & Blue Shiraz, Barossa, 2016

    “To quote from the winery website: "sourced from a select premium vineyard in the northern sub-region of Ebenezer in the Barossa Valley. Grown by...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full Bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Barossa
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
    More Info
  • Premium Aussie Reds

    Product Code: AUS38

    Premium Aussie Reds

    “This case includes two bottles of each of the six wines listed, with a discount of 10% on the bottle prices in the list”

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