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Tyson’s Top Ten Australian Wines of 2019 

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Tyson’s Top Ten Australian Wines of 2019 

My Top Ten Australian Wines of 2019 is purposely not a curated list, but simply the pinnacle of my top-scoring wines of the year.

The final line up provides a fascinating insight into Australia’s benchmark styles on the world stage right now: two South Australian cabernet shiraz blends, straight cabernets from Margaret River and Clare, shiraz from the Grampians and Canberra and, most telling of all, four Margaret River Chardonnays. 


Deep Woods Estate Margaret River Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 

Deep Woods has cleaned up on the modern national wine show circuit, and wines like this are the reason why. Its purity of potent black fruits is something to behold, but it’s the effortless way it holds its presence in impeccable poise that ultimately sets it apart, with super fine tannins and crunchy acidity directing a finish that just never seems to end. For all it represents in the hallowed world of rarefied cabernet, it’s an absolute bargain. 

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Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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