For the month of January, the L C B O is featuring 13 Australian wines that represent good value.
I had the opportunity to taste them all and found the following to represent good value.
For the first time, the L C B O laboratory has also published residual sugar content in grams per litre, which should guide diabetics who like to consume a glass of wine with their meals.
Bin 555 Shiraz, 2012, Wyndham (9gr/L)
Deliciously smoky, black fruit aromas. Full bodied, layered, taste with a long aftertaste.
Are You Game Shiraz?, 2012, Fowles Wines
Spicy, dark fruit aromas. Full-bodied, highly extarctes (3grams/L), deeply flavoured, and very appealing. Pair with beef stews, roasted root vegetables, roast rack of lamb.
Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet, 2012, Penfold
A classic, smooth, aromatic, full-bodied wine from South Australia with 5gr/L residual sugar. Still slightly tannic. Would benefit from two years of cellaring. If you want to drink it now pair it with grilled steak, beef stew, hard cheeses, or game pates.
Pocket Watch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 (8 grams/L)
Appealing dark fruit aromas. Highly extracted, excellent mouth feel, deeply flavoured with a long aftertaste.