Australia Turns Toward Elegance

Aided by a series of balanced vintages, winemakers are aiming for more refined reds
Harvey Steiman
Issue: October 15, 2008

Australia's best red wines continue to evolve toward elegance, not only with the expressive, harmonious wines that earned my top ratings, but also with affordable and widely available bottlings. This style is due, in part, to the ripe but not over-the-top 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages, which produced the majority of the wines reviewed for this report.

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