30 great australian wines for under $20

30 great australian wines for under $20

March 18, 2012  |  wine review

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY A NEW ONE – GO TO http://rebounds.com.au/category/wine-review/

Notes:
• This site is updated quarterly due to vintage changes and new releases
• As the wine lake evaporates, prices are rising and we may not get value like this at $20 or less for much longer.
• Suppliers please note that the author will evaluate products for this price point. Contact by email to ken@boundys.com

SPARKLING
• Seppelt 2006 Original Sparkling Shiraz at Wine Star for $20. A classic style
• Croser sparkling brut NV at Kemenys for $20. Great value for quality fizz!

ROSE
• Spinifex Rose 2011 from North Sydney Cellars at $20 – made from Grenache, Cinsault, Mataro and Carignan in a Rhone style.
• Walter Clappis the Hedonist McLaren Vale Sangiovese Rose 2011 direct from winery for $20

PINOT NOIR
It’s increasingly hard to find good pinot at this price point. These two Yarra Valley wines deliver:
• Oakridge Over the Shoulder Pinot Noir 2010 direct from the winery for $20
• Ingram Road Pinot Noir 2010 from Cloudwine at an amazing $18

CABERNETS
• Celestial Bay (Margaret River) Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from Cloudwine for $16
• Reschke Vitulus Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 from Nicks for $20
• Climbing Cabernet Sauvignon from Orange, Vintage Cellars at $17.60 (case lots)
• Journey’s End Vineyards Coonawarra Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. An excellent wine from a great vintage. Nick’s for $20

SHIRAZ
• Tar and Roses Heathcote Shiraz 2009 at Dan Murphys for $16.15
• Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2008 at Vintage Cellars for $18.40
• Kurtz Family Boundary Row Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008 at Nicks for $20
• Hardys D641 Shiraz 2007 made for Kemenys at $20. Good value for an older wine.

OTHER RED VARIETALS
• Coriole Sangiovese McLaren Vale 2010 from Vintage Cellars at $20. Best of breed.
• Running with Bulls Tempranillo from wineboxwarehouse.com.au at $18.76

RIESLING
The four rieslings presented are masterpieces:
• Best’s Great Western Riesling 2011 at Cloudwine for $20
• O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2011. Nicks for $20
• Dandelion Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2011 Cloudwine $20
• Skillogalee Clare Valley Riesling 2011 from Crackawines for $20

CHARDONNAY
• Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2010 from Cloudwine for $19. Excellent!
• Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2011 from Kemenys – for a crazy $13.75
• Punt Road Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2010 from Dan Murphys for $20
• Stonier Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2010 from Vintage Cellars for $20

SAUVIGNON BLANC
• Logan Sauvignon Blanc from Orange 2011 from myshopping.com.au for $20
• Philip Shaw no 19 Sauvignon Blanc from Orange 2011 from Dan Murphys for $20

OTHER WHITE VARIETIES
• Tim Adams Clare Valley Pinot Gris 2011 from Cloudwine at $19
• Stella Bella Maragret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009 at Dan Murphys for $20
• Mount Pleasant Heritage Collection Elizabeth Semillon 2005 – an aged Semillon for $17 at Kemenys
• Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2010 from Dan Murphys for $17.10

FORTIFIED
• Buller’s Premium Fine Old Muscat from Cloudwine for $20. An unbelievable gem.

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