Ready for Their Close-Up

Australian producers are poised for a breakthrough moment in the U.S.

Ready for Their Close-Up
Hickinbotham’s estate vineyards in McLaren Vale yielded five outstanding reds from the 2018 vintage. (Courtesy of Jackson Family Wines)
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue

Australian wine has it all. While benchmark estates maintain their trademark style and high quality from vintage to vintage, a spirit of innovation across this vast continent’s many winegrowing areas is inspiring greater freshness and more complex aromatics. Beyond the mass-produced fruity Shirazes and straightforward Chardonnays, there’s so much more to discover, from bold, concentrated reds to vibrant, elegant whites. Read senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec’s recent tasting report, including analysis of the current market for Australian wine, notable brands new to or once again available in the United States, plus her scores and tasting notes for recommended wines.

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