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12 Outstanding Australian Reds

These 90-point-plus reds from our most recent tastings play against Aussie stereotypes
Harvey Steiman
Posted: April 2, 2010

Whatever your perceptions of Australian red wines, the wines in this group are likely to run counter to them. The Cabernet-based wines are neither too herbal nor lacking in fruit, but burst with flavor and refinement. These Shirazes are, for the most part, neither excessively alcoholic nor over the top on ripeness, instead achieving remarkable balance.

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