This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous! Each week we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, South Australia, Victoria and a Bit Beyond . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and reviews below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “The sheer diversity of wine styles in greater South Australia is nothing short of mind-bending. Name it, they make it. That makes generalizing about this vast swath of territory a fool’s errand. The attitude toward Australian wines seems to finally be shifting to what is and has been happening here, albeit slowly. Still, far too many wine lovers view Australia’s massive and far-flung vinous culture as simply about big, full-throttle reds, all day long. Stereotypes do tend to die hard.” --Josh Raynolds, South Australia, Victoria and a Bit Beyond, September 2022 1. 2018 Brokenwood Semillon 2. 2019 By Farr Pinot Noir Sangreal 3. 2019 Giant Steps Pinot Noir Applejack Vineyard 4. 2017 Innocent Bystander Syrah 5. 2015 Jamsheed Syrah Illaj 6. 2019 Leeuwin Estate Riesling Art Series 7. 2018 Mitolo Wines Shiraz Jester 8. 2019 Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Phoenix 9. 2019 Ricca Terra Vintners Bronco Buster 10. 2019 Vasse Felix Chardonnay Heytesbury

Vasse Felix

Heytesbury Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.6

Shimmering straw. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits, saffron, chamomile and fennel, and vanilla and sweet butter notes build with aeration. Shows superb clarity and mineral cut on the palate, offering concentrated pear nectar, Meyer lemon, hazelnut, honeysuckle and candied ginger flavors and a touch of smoky lees. Emphatically echoes the mineral and floral notes on the impressively long finish, which shows noteworthy precision and spicy cut. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Jamsheed

Illaj Yarra Valley Syrah 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Dark ruby. Ripe black and blue fruits on the spice-accented nose, along with a floral nuance and a hint of cola. Plush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blackberry, cherry and candied licorice flavors and a touch of smokiness. Discreet tannins come in late on a persistent finish that echoes the cherry note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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By Farr

Sangreal Pinot Noir 2018

Delectable Wine
9.5

Limpid ruby-red. Finely detailed red currant, raspberry, Asian spice and floral aromas pick up a hint of blood orange with air. Juicy and lithe on the palate, offering alluringly sweet red fruit preserve, candied rose, star anise and vanilla flavors that betray no excess fat. In a distinctly elegant style, with fine-grained tannins adding discreet grip to the impressively long, red-fruit- and spice-driven finish. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Ricca Terra Vintners

Bronco Buster Fiano Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Pale straw. Lemon pith, pear and floral qualities on the incisive nose. Dry and sharply focused on the palate, offering nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a spicy touch of ginger. Closes taut and long, with the citrus fruit note repeating. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Mitolo

Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Opaque ruby. Spice-accented dark berries, licorice and a smoky nuance on the expressive nose. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, showing supple texture and plush blackberry and cherry cola flavors that tighten up on the back half. The smoky note recurs on the long, seamless finish, which features gentle tannins and lingering spiciness. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Syrah 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Dark violet. Oak-spiced black raspberry and floral scents take on suggestions of woodsmoke and licorice with air. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering subtly sweet, spice-tinged red berry and cherry flavors that slowly flesh out through the midpalate. Gently gripping tannins frame the finish, which hangs on with very good, spicy tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Brokenwood

Hunter Valley Sémillon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Pale yellow. Lively lemon, grapefruit pith and pear scents show fine definition and pick up dusty mineral and floral accents with aeration. Silky and taut on the palate, showing fine clarity and cut to the juicy, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes very long and nervy, with lingering citrus fruit and succulent herb qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Inky ruby. Cherry and red berries on the nose, along with a hint of cracked pepper. In a forward, elegant style, offering juicy cherry cola and red currant flavors that deepen with air. Discreet tannins frame the persistent, appealingly sweet finish, which features repeating red fruit and spice notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Riesling 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

Translucent yellow. Vibrant, mineral- and spice-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas and a suggestion of pungent flowers. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering lemon zest, green apple and honeysuckle flavors that deepen through the back half. Shows fine clarity and nervy cut on the persistent finish, which leaves a refreshing suggestion of bitter citrus pith behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.4

Deep, glistening ruby-red. Ripe, mineral-accented red and blue fruits, incense, musky earth and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose. Sappy and alluringly sweet on the palate, offering juicy cherry, black raspberry, savory herb and vanilla flavors along with an exotic Asian spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, delivering round, slowly building tannins and an impressively long finish that leaves kirsch and floral notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
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