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Australia's Red Wines Blaze Ahead

Big Shirazes and Cabernets dominate a surge in quality, led by wines from the 2004 vintage
Harvey Steiman
Issue: October 15, 2006

Australian red wines are coming off a stunning showing in recent tastings. Powered by the 2004 vintage, the reds of Down Under are reaching new heights of quality. And established producers aren't the only ones making outstanding wines—a spate of new challengers to the country's iconic labels are also making wines worth seeking out.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2006.

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