The real standouts here are wines that are not showing their best today but have the potential to evolve into something really expressive of soil, grape and time. That’s the recipe for great wine of course, all great wines.
In the past, many of the high scoring Australian Shiraz turned out to be smoke and mirrors- high octane, high alcohol wines full of early promise and little else. There has been a real effort in Australia to dial back the wines over the past few years, to search for the balance and depth that they had built their reputation upon.
Check out these compelling and varied wines over $20 a bottle for more insight into the current state of Australian Shiraz.
Recommended Australian Shiraz $15 and under can be found here
Recommended Australian Shiraz $16 to $20 can be found here.
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