5 of the best red wines to buy in 2021
Written by Shonagh Walker
Wondering what is a nice red wine to drink in winter this year? We’re here to help you discover some truly fantastic Australian red wine brands so you know that with your next pour, you’re sipping on some of the best red wines in Australia.
Here’s another tip - these wines taste even better when they’re perfectly paired with the right meal.
Best with BBQ: Burge Family Old Vine Shiraz 2017
With aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper, this deep purple drop also features dark berry fruits that are a sensation on the palate. This wine has a fabulous intensity of flavour. It’s refreshing enough for those who shy away from bolder wines, but also full-bodied enough - with super firm tannins - for those who love a bit of grunt on the taste buds.
Best with pork ribs: Robert Oakley Winemaker’s Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Hailing from the iconic Margaret River wine region, this ruby-hued drop is full of flavour yet finely structured, featuring flavours of black berries, dried leaves, and gravelly tannin.
Best with beef: Paulett Wines Clare Valley Polish Hill River Shiraz 2017
From the award-winning Paulett Wines in the Clare Valley of South Australia comes this medium-bodied drop, filled with dark fruit flavours complemented with a lovely soft oak influence. It features a beautiful deep crimson hue and offers inviting aromas of dark berry fruits supported by spicy and earthy tannins. One of Australia's best red wines, this wine has a distinctive character with rich palate coating textures and lots of layers and depth.
Best with slow-cooked casserole: Paulett Wines Helmsford Cabernet Shiraz 2017
This Cabernet Shiraz from Paulett Wines opens with flavours of dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant, followed by some early herbaceous nuances. It rounds off beautifully with a French oak texture finish.
Best with confit duck leg: Vandenberg Six Brothers Pinot Noir 2018
Discover a delicious blend of aromas including mulberries, anise, cinnamon, marjoram and wild thyme in this Pinot Noir. We recommend enjoying this with confit duck leg with a ginger and orange sauce however we just know it’ll go down a treat with any food pairing thanks to its crunchy acid and creamy oak flavours.
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