8 Best New Releases from Australia

In an effort to keep wine lovers up to speed with the very lates releases, The Wine Advocate managing editor, Joe Czerwinski, is on a mission. 

“Rather than hold those reviews for inclusion in an oversized annual report, this update represents the first in a series of continuing efforts to release those reviews closer to when the wines are actually released (at least on the American market),” he says in his latest Australia report

In it, you’ll find tasting notes from the latest releases from Torbreck, Noon and Two Hands, among others. 

Here are the top eight new releases from Australia, all rated 96 points and higher:

“Winemaker Ian Hongell, who joined Torbreck from Peter Lehmann, may not have made this wine, but he deserves a lot of credit for the blending and finishing of this tour de force.”

“The stunning 2015 Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz combines awesome complexity with ample weight, power and concentration.”

“While most Noon wines can be drunk on release (as can this one, albeit in a soft-core S&M sort of way), I would suggest holding this one for a couple of years and drinking it over the next decade.”

“The fruit is impressive, the oak luxurious, the texture velvety, yet I can't help but wonder if it needs to spend that extra time in barrel.”

“The tannins are ripe and plush, and the berry flavors linger on the finish, turning complex, meaty and savory in the process.”

“I'm a sucker for the complex floral and savory aromas on the nose of Torbreck's 2015 The Factor.”

“Aromas of spiced strawberries and raspberries are inviting and complex, hinting at white pepper, cardamom and allspice.”

“Good stuff.”

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