Australian Red Wines

Australia is an enormous country but it's area under vine is relatively small when compared to European countries. There were no native grapes until the British settlers arrived, and conditions for survival for any living thing can be challenging to say the least. Virtually all the vineyards are in the cooler South, although Tasmania is probably just too cold to produce any great red wine. The Australian red wine industry is now booming, thanks to it's abundance of sunshine being tempered by advanced irrigation systems, and the recognition of the need for cooler vineyard sites at altitude to prevent over ripening. Australian red wine seems to be getting better every year and, if you steer clear of the mass produced factory brands, you will find a variety of styles to suit every taste.

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  1. Harewood Estate Shiraz

    Western Australia Boutique Wine Show - Gold

    Old world style, restrained quality shiraz from this small producer.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £12.95
  2. Harewood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    94 Points - James Halliday

    A good quality aged Cabernet still showing good fruit.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £12.95
  3. Claymore Nirvana Reserve Shiraz

    WINESTATE Magazine 2015 - 4 Stars "Best of Style

    A fantastic example of top Aussie Shiraz from a real boutique winery in Clare Valley.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £24.98
  4. Maxwell Ellen Street Shiraz

    This is a superb single vineyard Shiraz from vines over 55 years old.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £24.00
  5. Hugh Hamilton The Rascal Shiraz

    Hugh Hamilton Shiraz, 'The Rascal'. Mclaren Vale. A superb, big, powerful Shiraz. Bags of fruit very smooth, good body and balance. Great with food.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.99
  6. Hugh Hamilton The Villain Cabernet Sauvignon

    Hugh Hamilton Cabernet Sauvignon 'The Villain'. Mclaren Vale. A big powerful Cab Sauv with plenty of fruit, and caramel flavours. Powerful but very smooth with a very long finish.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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