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

  • Ashton Hills, Pinot Noir, Piccadilly Valley, 2016

    Product Code: ASH116

    Ashton Hills, Pinot Noir, Piccadilly Valley, 2016

    “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

    Product Code: ASH316

    Ashton Hills, Estate Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, 2016

    “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, 2018

    Product Code: WIC618

    Wickhams Road, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, 2018

    “Gippsland is an up-and-coming coastal region east and south of Melbourne. As the last vintage, now sold out, this is such a winning wine. Soft...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Gippsland
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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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

    Product Code: PIZ616

    Pizzini, Nonna Gisella Sangiovese, King Valley, 2016

    “Aroma of cooked strawberries; and then it’s deliciously ripe and charming, with real berry and cherry fruit concentration. Cries out for any...”

    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

    Product Code: SIL617

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

    “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

    Product Code: SIL816

    Silent Noise, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2016

    “A kick-ass Aussie Shiraz at the right price. Aged half in French and half in American oak barrels, 25% new, this shows a lovely, deep, youthful...”

    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%
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  • Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa, 2017

    Product Code: TOM317

    Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa, 2017

    “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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  • Hoddles Creek, 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2017

    Product Code: HOD817

    Hoddles Creek, 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2017

    “With a mad pastiche of an old-fashioned Burgundian label, a splendid and complex PN: magnificent fruit intensity - almost a sweet red fruit core -...”

    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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  • Hoddles Creek, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2017

    Product Code: HOD617

    Hoddles Creek, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2017

    “From high, cool vineyards in the Yarra. Supple red and black fruit with smoothly integrated oak, incipient hints of sage and savouriness, backed by a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Yarra Valley
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.2%
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  • Wickhams Road, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, 2019 (Case of 12 bottles)

    Product Code: WIC619

    Wickhams Road, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, 2019 (Case of 12 bottles)

    “Soft ruby tone. An appeal of this wine is that one doesn’t have to wait to drink it. There are vibrant red cherry and red berried fruit flavours,...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Light bodied

    Rated 2 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, 2018 (Case of 12 bottles)

    Product Code: HOD618

    Hoddles Creek, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2018 (Case of 12 bottles)

    “11 months in a mix of 30% new, 30% second fill and the rest older barrels. Intense strawberry perfume with the merest whiff of oak. Juicy red 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%
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  • Hoddles Creek, 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2018 (Case of 6 bottles)

    Product Code: HOD818

    Hoddles Creek, 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2018 (Case of 6 bottles)

    “Franco’s commentary: "The 2018 1er Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure .The 1er Pinot Noir...”

    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%
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  • Thorn-Clarke, Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, 2017

    Product Code: THO117

    Thorn-Clarke, Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, 2017

    “Very deep hue. Typical Aussie Cab. profi le of ripe blackcurrant and blueberry tinged with eucalyptus and a herbaceous note. Perfect for roast lamb....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Barossa
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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  • Bremerton, Tamblyn (Cabernet/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot), Langhorne Creek, 2016

    Product Code: BRE116

    Bremerton, Tamblyn (Cabernet/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot), Langhorne Creek, 2016

    “44%, 37%, 12% and 7% of the named grapes, crafted into a juicy, black-fruit and mint charmer; open, meaty and with a sweet finish. Now-2021”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full bodied

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Langhorne Creek
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14.5%
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