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.
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue