**Hey lovelies! This week on the blog, I've been lucky enough to have the amazing Isabel F. William contribute a post to the site. Isabel is a Body & Mind Balance Blogger with some FUN insight to share on luxury Australian wines. This piece is for all of the wine lovers out there who want to drool at some of the highest end options that exist in the world. Xx
There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a glass of fine wine, so it is probably one of the classiest things you can buy today. Plus, it can fit almost any occasion, both formal and informal. The Australian selection of wines is certainly one of the most diverse in the world, so if you’re looking for quality Australian wine, here are some you should definitely check out:
Penfolds 50 Year Old Rare Tawny
The perfect representation of its brand, the Penfolds 50 Year Old Rare Tawny will engage all your senses. It is deep olive-brown in colour and has a distinctive yellow-green hue. When you open the bottle, you can sense its vibrant aroma of dark chocolate and burnt toffee. Its taste is just as rich as its smell – an amazing mix of chocolate, mocha, and fruitcake. To wrap it all up, the bottle is skilfully handmade by the Australian artist Nick Mount. It’s not hard to see why this fabulous wine costs around $3550
2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal
2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal is a completely unique wine in terms of both its style and its bottle. It is luminous yellow-gold in colour with hints of amber. It releases a scent of candied apricots and citrus, and when aerated, you can smell vanilla, hazelnut, liquorice, and a touch of cinnamon. The palate is complex and energetic, evoking a feeling of freshness and brightness. It usually costs around $359.99 per bottle but can be found for less.
Torbreck The Laird 2008
This richly textured mix of chocolate, liquorice, exotic spice, black fruit, and mocha was not released into the market until it was at least five years old. It was made in small quantities and costs around $900, but it will definitely be worth the price once you get a taste of its earthy aroma.
Chris Ringland Shiraz 2006
Formerly known as the “Three Rivers” Shiraz, only a few barrels of this wine were made. It is stunningly purple/black in colour and delivers a smell of smoke, liquorice, cedar, blackberry, and blueberry. The seamless savoury taste of berries and olive is long-lasting and perfect for late dinners. Chris Ringland Shiraz 2006 costs $700 on average, but you will surely forget about the price the moment you open the bottle.
Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para 1914
The only winery in the world to release a 100-year- old wine every year, Seppeltsfield creates wines of breathtaking concentration and stunning flavour. The flavour lasts for minutes and must be experienced as it is difficult to describe with words. Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para comes at the average price of $6,370 for a 750ml bottle, and it has become one of the most collectable wines. Plus, it is the only Australian wine to have been rewarded 100 points from James Halliday, a senior wine competition judge, critic, and winemaker.
Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir
Incredibly rare and greatly balanced wine, it is made of spicy black cherry fruit, supple tannins, and savoury mocha oak. It is generally believed to be the best and most unique Pinot Noir to have come out of Australia. Its average price is about $485, but it will be worth every penny once you taste this long-lasting heavenly mix of red berries, wildflowers, fresh herbs, and sweet spices.
Whether you’re preparing a romantic dinner date, a business dinner, or just wish to enjoy a nice evening on your own, the best way to spice up any event is with a bottle of quality luxurious wine. Therefore, if you’re living in the Land Down Under (or simply visiting), and you want to lighten up your wallet, don’t hesitate to treat yourself with some of these fantastic wines – their amazing taste will stay on your tongue for a while, but it will stay in your memory forever.
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Isabel is a consultant and lover of literature and philosophy. She believes that sometimes it is just enough to enjoy a really good book, smooth jazz and a cup of coffee to travel somewhere else.
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