Australian Shiraz – what's hot, what's cool

See also Australia – in vogue again.

Recently, Australia has been abuzz about new-wave ChardonnayItalian varieties and natural winemaking. They are held forth as exciting examples of a dynamic wine scene. Meanwhile, some of the styles that made Australia famous seem to have slipped out of view, burdened down by unfashionability. 

Shiraz was the grape variety that made Australia's name for reds – both through top-end examples such as Henschke's Hill of Grace (pictured), and through mass-market brands such as Wyndhams, Lindemans, Peter Lehmann and others. Without question, there's a lot of still being made each year,...

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