Penfolds, Grange Shiraz, Adelaide
From its onset in 1951 to its current release, the multi-region wine is unquestionably the Australia’s most prestigious and critically acclaimed wines of all time. It is a heritage listed wine by National Trust of South Australia. Naturally, it can be expensive but a glass of wine for special occasion is definitely something to remember.
Jim Barry, The Florita Riesling, Clare Valley
Apart from being one of the prettiest of all the regions in the Clare valley, another part of magic is that it produces most of the delicate, perfumed Riesling and can also provide with one of the rich, full-bodied Shiraz in the same year. The first reputation of finest riesling came when the family-owned Jim Barry Wines was first cemented.
Rockford, Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa
The Barossa is the favorite home to big Aussie Shiraz. It can also work with other varieties such as Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon but as you think of Barossa, you think about the Shiraz. All the fabulous winemakers and companies can make the wines to be described as completely iconic.
D’Arenberg, Scarce Earth Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Winemaker Chester Osborn has listed three ‘iconic’ wines among the 50 or so amount of wines in his portfolio and one of them is definitely the Dead Arm Shiraz. It is known worldwide. But it is always worth to dig a little deeper to find the truly iconic wines that were also a part of Scarce Earth project. A single block has its own unique flavour profile, stature and personality.
Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra
John Riddoch was an icon, a pastoralist and parliamentarian who was the owner of a huge chunk of the Coonawarra. He planted some of its first vines in 1890 in the area which was 20km long, cigar-shaped ridge of rich terra rosa soil – the reason why the region became world famous. They produced its first vintage only six years later. Since 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon became its one of the most flagship wine.