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Australia's 10 best budget-friendly wines

Australia's 10 best budget-friendly wines



One of the world's top wine critics, James Suckling, has included 10 Australian wines in his inaugural 100 Best Wines Under $30 list.

The list was compiled from the more than 22,000 his website rated this year and ordering them by score, plus factoring in personal preference. 

 The site notes: "Our list below is not just an exercise in pseudoscientific number crunching. We also took into consideration availability, diversity and what we personally enjoy drinking every day. A great value bottle should be a really exciting household staple, so the names below are all wines James and I as well as Stuart and Nick regularly consume (or would like to!) at home."

As for the Aussie wines chose, the site noted: "Australia and New Zealand are also among the New World countries putting in a strong showing for top value wines in 2018.

"Some of our all-time favorite producers lead the way such as S.C. Pannell, Head Wines, Shaw + Smith, Dog Point and Escarpment.

"Many, particular in Southern Australia, are already champions of the restrained, terroir-focused styles we believe the two countries are becoming better known for.

"Australia is in such a good place right now when it comes to making consistently outstanding wines at attractive prices, and New Zealand is catching up fast."

Australia's top 10 wines on the 100 BEST WINES UNDER $30 (2018)

No.12: S.C. PANNELL GRENACHE SHIRAZ MCLAREN VALE THE VALE 2016
No.30: HODDLE’S CREEK ESTATE CHARDONNAY YARRA VALLEY 2017
No.36: SHAW + SMITH SHIRAZ ADELAIDE HILLS 2015
No. 37: HEAD WINES SHIRAZ BAROSSA VALLEY THE BLONDE 2016
No.44: YALUMBA GRENACHE BAROSSA VALLEY VINE VALE 2016
No.59: PEWSEY VALE RIESLING EDEN VALLEY 2017
No.69: LEEUWIN ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC MARGARET RIVER ART SERIES 2017
No.78: VASSE FELIX CHARDONNAY MARGARET RIVER FILIUS 2016
No.80: BEST'S SHIRAZ GREAT WESTERN BIN NO. 1 2016
No.100: GIANT STEPS CHARDONNAY YARRA VALLEY 2017

Click here to see the full list.

Note: Prices not in Australian dollars.



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