This wine shows exceptional freshness on the nose with newly mown grass, hay and lemon fruit. Yarraman is Aboriginal for “wild horse” and the palate has an appropriate kick to it, with crisp acidity suppporting complex lanolin, citrus and pineapple flavors. The finish is surprisingly long. Drink now.
At $10 suggested retail, this is a solid bargain that should please anyone looking for a plump, ready-to-drink red. It has a slightly syrupy texture and soft tannins balanced by a tart edge on the finish, while the bold flavors of cherries round out the midpalate. Drink now.
Another bargain-priced Australian Chardonnay, Hay Burner starts off with buttered toast and popcorn aromas, then backs them up with flavors of citrus custard and some riper melon and peach notes. Surprisingly rich and intense for the price point, a reflection of the soft market for Chardonnay grapes in Australia. Drink now.
This 50-50 blend features bright, strident notes of crisp, red plums and slightly medicinal herbs, then adds a layer of coffee-laden oak. Tobacco and vanilla scents provide touches of nuance to this medium-weight wine. Drink now.
Mainly Shiraz, this is dense and earthy on the nose, filled with dark fruit aromas. The flavor profile is similar, but this medium- to full-bodied red turns tart and lemony on the finish. Drink now.
This medium-bodied blend of 50% Cabernet and 50% Merlot features decent cassis fruit marked by herbal touches. A hint of raisin is balanced by minty freshness, and the wine finishes a bit short.