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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
14 Dec 2003
 

Australia's most distinctive gifts to the wine world are bottle-aged, relatively early-picked Semillon from the Hunter Valley (now, alas, a rarity) and these strong, brown fortified wines which go so well with the cakes and puddings stuffed with dried fruit that are common at this time of year.

Sunbaked old vineyards way up on the New…