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Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2023

Tiers has long been one of Australia’s most famous Chardonnays and this latest release will only add to the reputation. First planted in 1979, fermentation was in French oak barriques, one third new. 575 dozen. A dilute lemon hue, there...
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Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2021

From a stunning vintage, this is simply sumptuous. Always a tiny release, coming from the four remaining rows of Shiraz...
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Pepperjack Single Vineyard Series Shiraz 2022

Pepperjack channels its Barossa Valley heritage to produce one big-hearted, cuddly Shiraz with staying power. Few Australian wine regions do...
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Gibson Wines Burkes Hill Riesling 2024

This 2024 single site Riesling is fresh as a daisy and delivers exotic aromas of lime zest and frangipani with...
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LVDO Rosé Shiraz 2023

Fruit is sourced from Sellicks Hill in McLaren Vale planted in 1990. Whole bunch pressed, wild-fermented and aged 15+ years...
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The Subtle Art of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

In 2016 Mark Manson released an unconventional self-help guide that went on to sell more than 10 million copies. With a giant profanity on the cover, the book provided an honest reality check to a society spoiled by its desire for frequent recognition. We swipe, we like, we comment, we...
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Los Hermanos

The Los Hermanos label is an ode to the cultures that drink a small glass of wine with every meal,...
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Yalumba new releases including some surprises

Travel around the world and what you notice is many great international wineries have parcels of old vintages for sale....
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2024 Chardonnay May – Adelaide Hills

A good rhyme always elevates a name, imbuing it with a sense of playfulness and pop while also adding intrigue...
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Australia’s First Vintage – 1792

The earliest days for the Australian wine industry were not easy. Cuttings first had to successfully make the long trip...
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Giesen Clayvin Series

The wine region of Marlborough may conjure up images of Sauvignon Blanc vines spread flat out along the valley floor...
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Red Earth Rising

It is a rare miracle when two superb vintages go back to back, and, for Coonawarra, 2021 and 2022 may...

Australian new releases

Every week there are hundreds of new Australian wines hitting shelves and winelists around the world. Here is our regular update on what’s new from the biggest brands right down to the smallest boutique winemakers.

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Xanadu Vinework Semillon 2023

Pale and restrained citrus, fresh hay and lemon sherbet. This wine is all about brightness, minerality and energy – crunchy white fruits and gentle herbal tang. Pithy and taut with excellent varietal expression, cementing the noticeable comeback of straight Semillon...
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Handpicked Auburn Road Pinot Noir 2022

A single vineyard on the west side of the Tamar River. North facing slope and organic certified as of 2022. ...
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Handpicked Sparkling Cuvée NV

A blend of 50% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in traditional method, a portion of oaked reserve wines is also...
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Handpicked Collection Chardonnay 2022

Wild yeast ferment, partial malolactic fermentation and matured in new and seasoned barrels for 11 months. Well butter my butt...
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Squitchy Lane Cabernet Franc 2022

This wine pours the colour of sun-kissed blueberries and smells of them too. It’s absolutely bursting with fruit – raspberries...
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Squitchy Lane Pinot Noir 2021

Heady aromas of fresh strawberries and homemade raspberry jam, erupt from the glass. Wait a few moments and they become...
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Balgownie Bendigo Limited Release Shiraz Cabernet 2017

Oh boy, I really did love this wine. Despite now being seven years old, its ruby colour illustrates that there’s...
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Balgownie Bendigo Maiden Gully Shiraz Cabernet 2016

If you’ve ever visited Balgownie’s Bendigo cellar door, you’ll know that Maiden Gully is the bucolic area in which it’s...
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Xanadu Vinework Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023

A slight whiff of smoke and flint on the nose followed by lean tropical fruits, fresh lemongrass and just ripe...
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Xanadu Chardonnay 2023

Almond meal, flint and fresh orchard fruits on the nose, followed by a riot of classic Gin Gin clone characters...
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Xanadu Circa 77 Shiraz 2021

Lifted, fragrant and vivid with plenty of red/black fruits, fennel and warm spice. A component was fermented on Viognier skins...

New Zealand new releases

Kiwi winemakers are now crafting some of the greatest wines on the planet. Our team in Australia and New Zealand hunt down the best new releases from right around the country to share with you.

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Petaluma White Label Pinot Noir Central Otago 2023

Ripe black cherry, black plum, blueberry, tar, nutmeg and curry leaf reduction straight off. The fruit notes fill out and sweeten things up with oxygen, allowing some integration. It’s a darkly profiled wine aromatically, with a broody and slightly meaty...
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Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

A different iteration of Central Otago Pinot Noir to the usual. The colour is less Otago bold and concentrated, coming...
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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

There’s an intriguing wildness here among the ripe, sweet fruit. Don’t you love it when there’s a hint of something...
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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago The Canyon Pinot Noir 2019

Central Otago Pinot Noir always brings weight and density of flavour, but this little beauty isn’t about to do the...
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Tarras Vineyards Central Otago Pinot Gris 2023

Gris in name but close your eyes and that scent, gee, it’s so Gewürz spicy it’s uncanny. High florals –...
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Forrest Marlborough Botrytised Riesling 2018

Opulent and sumptuous, there is something special about a top Botrytised Riesling. It’s all here in a feast for the...
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Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

Off-dry or dry? To an Australian Riesling drinker, this New Zealand Riesling at 4.5gL residual sugar, would be on the...
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Forrest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Tempers old school Marlborough herbaceous-ness with some modern-style, ripe tropical fruit. The result is both nicely pungent and herbal with...
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Forrest Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

Picked ripe and it shows, with an immediate burst in sunny tropical fruit aromas in passionfruit, peach, mango, melon and...
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Tarras Kuru Kuru Pinot Noir 2018

From the Bendigo sub-region in Central Otago, the wine is matured in French oak barrels, one third of which are...
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Tarras Pinot Noir 2020

The star turn from Central Otago is undoubtedly Pinot Noir and this wine, as well as others from this stable,...

International new releases

Looking for a change? Then let us guide you through the world of wine with our International new releases. We’ve got reviews and stories on everything from bargain supermarket picks right through to international icons.

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Nerissimo Primitivo Salento 2022

In Australia we know this as Zinfandel, it’s a native of Puglia and produces lovely generous red and black fruit characters. The tannins are quite subdued, allowing the fruit to present with its generous supple flavoursome characters. It’s soft and...
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Corte Carista Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2020

Brilliant, bright wine showing the characters of this variety beautifully. Loads of black fruit with a blackberry dominance. The palate...
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Mezzacorona Maso di Mezzo Teroldego 2021

The Italian red variety, Teroldego, may not be a household name in Australian drinking circles just yet, but for those...
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Hekate Passito 2019

Named after Hekate, a Greek goddess who was the guardian of youth (no wonder I’d never heard of her). She...
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Mezzacorona Maso di Mezzo Chardonnay 2022

All the world loves Chardonnay, or it should. And all the world grows and makes Chardonnay, or at least it...
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Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2023

A Côtes du Rhône Rosé which is bronze/pink in colour. Lots of lifted aromas here with raspberries and spices to...
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Mottura Negroamaro Salento IGT 2022

Negroamaro continues to attract (favourable) attention in Australia and examples hailing from its home can only assist, especially when they...
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Firman Teroldego Rotalian Riserva 2019

A serious example of this Italian red from the Trentino Alto Adige region, Teroldego Rotaliano received DOC status way back...
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Feudo Arancio Riserva 2019

This is the team’s pointy end Nero d’Avola with grapes from two of their Sicilian estates. 30% of the wine...
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Feudo Arancio Queto Pinot Grigio 2021

An organic Pinot Grigio from the Sambuca di Sicilia estate in the province of Agrigento on the island of Sicily....
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Feudo Arancio Queto Grillo 2021

Organic Grillo from Sicily, a controlled fermentation for ten days in stainless steel tanks, followed by five days resting on...