Australian reds – getting younger and younger


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One of the most exciting trends in Australian wine today is the proliferation of very young reds. 

We are awash with light, juicy 2015 vintage Pinots and Grenaches, Tempranillos and Shirazes, Cabernet Francs and Sangioveses. Walk into any hipster wine bar or indie wine shop in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane and you’ll find lists and shelves littered with them. Spain has its joven reds, France its nouveaux: Australia, it seems, is now spoiled for choice when it comes to juicy local reds designed to be drunk before the next...