The 10 Best Australian and New Zealand Wines for ‘Down Under’ $20 Slideshow

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Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2012 ($ 18) – Australian

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If the nose of a wine could be compared to an invitation, this one is welcoming you to a party that is fun and a bit loud. The palate is studded with vibrant black fruit flavors; blackberry and raspberry are most prominent. The bottom line here is that the Paringa Sparkling Shiraz is a fun and delicious wine.

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ($ 14) – New Zealand

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It’s a wine of consistent style and quality. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas abound on the nose. It’s a middle-of-the-road sauvignon blanc in the way you want an entry-level wine to be.

Henry’s Drive Morse Code Chardonnay 2011 ($ 13) – Australian

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Sweet and ripe orchard fruit aromas leap from the glass of this Australian chardonnay. Oodles of tropical and continued orchard fruit flavors are present on the incredibly pleasing palate.

Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard 2015 ($ 20) – New Zealand

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Green apple notes along with bits of herb are present on the nose in this New Zealand wine from one of The Daily Meal’s runners-up in this year’s Winery of the Year ranking. My favorite thing about this wine is the mouthfeel, which is off the charts.

Jacob’s Creek Two Lands Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($ 14) – Australian

Jacob's Creek Two Lands Cabernet Sauvignon
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The nose on this Australian cabernet is dense with lots of black fruit aromas. Generous and smooth in nature, this medium-bodied wine fills the palate with black fruit flavors.

Matua Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 ($ 15) – New Zealand

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The fruit for this New Zealander is predominantly from Marlborough with a small contribution from Central Otago blended in. After a cold soak lasting three days and fermentation, the wine was aged largely in stainless steel tanks while a small amount was aged in oak. Black tea and cherry aromas lead the gently alluring nose of this pinot noir.

Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 ($ 18) – Australian

Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014
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Anjou pear and wisps of white peach emerge from the nose of this Australian entry. Lots of orchard and stone fruit characteristics are joined by subtle hints of spice. There is a nice weight and terrific feel to this wine; I simply didn’t want to put it down.

Mud House The Woolshed Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ($ 20) – New Zealand

The fruit for this wine was sourced from two blocks within the namesake vineyard in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. This bone-dry wine has an impressive finish that shows all of the above characteristics remaining. This is basically a $35 wine with a $20 price tag; grab a case!

Mud House The Woolshed Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ($ 20) – New Zealand

Mud House The Woolshed Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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The fruit for this wine was sourced from two blocks within the namesake vineyard in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. This bone-dry wine has an impressive finish that shows all of the above characteristics remaining. This is basically a $35 wine with a $20 price tag; grab a case!

Yalumba Chardonnay Y Series Unwooded 2015 ($ 16) – Australian

Yalumba Chardonnay Y Series Unwooded 2015
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Tropical fruit and spices inform the welcoming nose of this Australian entry. A burst of yellow apple, pineapple, and a hint of vanilla are all evident on the palate. Wet limestone, lemon zest, and more are all apparent in the above-average finish.

Yalumba Riesling Y Series 2014 ($ 16) – Australian

Yalumba Riesling Y Series 2014
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One of the things I look for in wines less than $20 is consistent reliability. A mélange of citrus aromas dominate the nose. Apricot, peach, and lychee fruit flavors dominate the palate.

ge finish. If you don’t think of Australia for riesling, think again.

Read more about wineries in Australia : Best Wineries in WA Especially Perth Area

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