Australia
Australia

Australia

Hitting the sweet spot

Hitting the sweet spot

Australia continues to be a great source of everyday good value especially in the all-important sweet spot between £8 and £15 per bottle.

It is hard to generalise about such a continent of contrasts, but 2017 was a good vintage with healthy volumes of high-quality wines. This is one of a series of good harvests and our current selection of 2016, 2015 and 2014 reds are lovely now. These are warm vintages producing very fruit-forward and therefore extremely drinkable wines. The 2016 and 2015 whites have slightly more generosity than the 2017s coming through, but the 2017s make up for it with their very refreshing style.

Look out for our older wines too from our cellars this year; these will prove that although Aussie wine offers great bang for your buck on a week night, with time it can really develop great layers of maturity and complexity too!

Sarah Knowles MW
2018

Sarah Knowles MW

Sarah Knowles MW
Buyer for Australia

2018



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