Powerhouse Australian Shirazes
Twelve classic-rated wines top this year's reds from Down Under
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 By Harvey Steiman Wine Spectator
"Australia's best regions have already released a raft of exciting wines from the 2002, 2001 and 2000 vintages. Now, as the longer-aged marquee wines reach our shores, those years are looking even more impressive.
An even dozen wines, all made from Shiraz or blends thereof, earned classic ratings (95 points or higher on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale) in this report, which includes all the Australian reds tasted since last year's annual report (Sept. 30, 2003). In all, I reviewed close to 600 Australian reds in the past year, rating 130 of them outstanding (90 points or higher), the most ever. " MORE->
Check out the listing of Top Wines, Smart Buys and Best Values, and then do your self a favor and search out the Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2002.