About the country Australia

A fiercely competitive and successful player in the cut-throat world of wine commerce. In many ways they have set the benchmark and are themselves the yardstick by which commercial success is measured by other New World wine producing countries seeking a piece of the international action. Many wine drinkers equate Australia with their favourite "good value quaffers" while for others Australia represents the mainstay of a personal wine cellar chock-full of the iconic brand names most of us grew up with. But while it's true that great strides have been made in Australian winemaking over the last 30 years (so much so they began exporting their winemakers as well as their wines), it's equally true that the path they have hurtled down over that time is beginning to look more and more unsustainable. About two thirds of all Australian wine made and three quarters of all Australian wine exported is accounted for by just five huge, industry-dominating companies. So it is perhaps not such a surprise that we are now seeing something of a reaction to this, a shift in focus by an energetic segment of the industry who are striving to carve out a more terroir-focused, small-volume approach that they hope will not only bring them success in their own right, but may also do something to re-establish Australia's credentials as a winemaking paradise, capable of turning out characterful, individual wines that offer a relevant response to consumers increasingly seeking wines with more personality.

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Berton Vineyard Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 £14.50

The Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has an impenetrable black colour and is very fragrant with...

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Berton Vineyard Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 £14.50

d'Arenberg The Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2015 £19.00

A flourishing bouquet with pineapple, pear drop, honey suckle, raw cashew and a hint of seaspray. In...

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d'Arenberg The Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2015 £19.00

Fowles Wine Are you Game Pinot Noir 2014 £15.50

This wine is a medium depth of red (deep colour for a pinot noir) with aromas of cherry, strawberry ...

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Fowles Wine Are you Game Pinot Noir 2014 £15.50

The Dead Arm Shiraz d'Arenberg 2013 £39.50

The nose is dominated by an array of perfectly ripe berry fruits and spicy notes. The dark, earthy a...

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The Dead Arm Shiraz d'Arenberg 2013 £39.50

The Laughing Magpie d'Arenberg 2010 £21.50

Dark brooding fruit is dominant on the nose, accompanied by earth, spice and dried herbs. The palate...

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The Laughing Magpie d'Arenberg 2010 £21.50

The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon d'Arenberg 2012 £12.00

Sweet creme de cassis and mulberry, aromatic violets with a twist of blackcurrant leaf. Shows beauti...

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The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon d'Arenberg 2012 £12.00

The Stump Jump Chardonnay d'Arenberg 2015 £12.00

A fruit driven yet refreshing Chardonnay, with stone fruit and green apples. The palate is sleek and...

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The Stump Jump Chardonnay d'Arenberg 2015 £12.00

The Stump Jump GSM d'Arenberg 2013 £12.00

The Shiraz offers dark plum fruits. The Grenache adds a lovely lusciousness to the wine with floral ...

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The Stump Jump GSM d'Arenberg 2013 £12.00

The Stump Jump Shiraz d'Arenberg 2015 £12.00

Deep ruby colour. On the nose, the wine is full of cherry and blackberry fruits. The palate is fresh...

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The Stump Jump Shiraz d'Arenberg 2015 £12.00

The Stump Jump White Blend, d'Arenberg 2017 £12.00

Blended from several varietals, the resulting wine is an exotic mix of citrus and stone fruits. The ...

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The Stump Jump White Blend, d'Arenberg 2017 £12.00