Cullen: Best known for being a biodynamic, carbon-positive winery crafting beautiful cabernet-based red Diana Madeline and chardonnay Kevin John, as well as pure cabernet sauvignon named Vanya after the winemaker. And occasional bottlings produced according to the biodynamic calendar. Yalumba: Best known for Barossa shiraz and grenache, Eden Valley riesling, Coonawarra cabernet. Yalumba is truly an all-rounder. Noted for championing the traditional Aussie cab-shiraz blend (The Signature dates back to 1962), and the less-trad viognier. Penfolds: Best known for Grange, and a bevy of similarly statuesque red beauties, but also stunning chardonnays Yattarna and Reserve Bin A. Yarra Yering: Best known for sublime cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-style red blends, shiraz, pinot noir and blends of Portuguese red grapes, from some of the Yarra’s oldest vines.
Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019, Margaret River, AUD $43
The Real Review is excited to present two extraordinary public wine tasting events in Melbourne and Sydney in the coming weeks, the likes of which have not been seen before.
Yarra Yering is the number one winery in Australia. It has topped The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2021 list, published today.
Whilst amber wines have been around since the dawn of wine, a recent renaissance has brought them back into the spotlight.
Cullen Dancing in the Moonlight Rosé 2020, Margaret River, AUD $25
Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2019, Margaret River, AUD $135
It may have been a shocker of a year, but 2020 still yielded some beautiful wines. Huon Hooke’s best wines of the year were capped by seven wines that scored 99 points and 32 that scored 98.
Rosé is the star of The Real Review’s current Top Value Wines of Australia list. Rosé scored the highest number of gold-ribbon scores, with nine wines. This is well ahead of all other categories.
Just about every winery in Margaret River produces a semillon sauvignon blanc blend. Or a sauvignon blanc semillon – it depends on the proportions.