The 7 South Australian wines named a must-try by Australian critics

Seven South Australian wines have been labeled as a ‘must-try’ by prestigious reviewers the Real Review.

10 Australian wines have been declared as a a ‘must-try’ by Australian critics, the The Real Review and in true over achieving fashion, South Australia is home to 7 of them.

The Real Review, a publication in the Australian wine scene, only recently announced their highly anticipated ranking of the Top Wineries of Australia for this year. Following a rigorous tasting process of over 10,000 wines throughout the year, assessed by a panel of Australian critics, the results were revealed and SA finished with 4 in the top 10 around the country.

The annual release of The Real Review Top Wineries of Australia aims to commend excellence in Australian winemaking. Rankings are determined through a proprietary algorithm, considering the ratings and recent reviews by The Real Review’s panel of leading critics over a two-year period. Each year, the producers receive a prestigious Top Wineries Certificate, acknowledging their position among the nation’s finest.

South Australia is home to arguably some of the best wine in the world, so when a panel of Australian Critics name 7 of our wines as a must try, it would be rude to!

And to make things easy for you, here’s the full SA list! 

Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2020

Keyneton Euphonium embodies a splendid blend of Shiraz sourced from vines aged up to 50 years old, cultivated in the Eden and Barossa Valleys. This Shiraz is harmoniously combined with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from select vineyards across both regions.
Price: $66
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Rieslingfreak No 12 Flaxman Valley Riesling 2023

The 2023 No.12 boasts vibrant flavours of zesty Tahitian lime, tangy lemongrass, and the sweet-floral richness of fresh quince. With Rieslingfreak’s John and Belinda Hughes speciality being riesling, you know it’s going to be a good bottle.
Price: $37
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Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz 2021

Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz epitomises the distinction, elegance, and potency of Langhorne Creek. While the top shelf Wolf Blass can be a bit on the pricier side, this drink now blend is great to grab for an immediate gathering or just to add to your collection.
Price: $45
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Seppeltsfield Para Rare Tawny NV

While this is one of the more expensive ones on the list, it certainly does not lack in quality. Para Rare Tawny is meticulous crafted through blending of vintage parcels to attain an average age of 15 years, this tawny is nurtured patiently in oak barrels within the storied cellars of Seppeltsfield. It also won awards at for Best Australian Fortified Tawny at the 2019 and 2022 Australian Fortified Wine Show.
Price: $80
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2021

Wynns is a must stop for anyone travelling through the South-East of SA and this Cabernet Shiraz gives you all the more reason! With a mix forest berries, black tea and aniseed, there is no doubt it was play on the palate.
Price: $60
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d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Add this to d’Arenberg’s long list of achievements, their Cab Sav is a star. Truly an everyday, affordable buy, the High Trellis has a dark presence in your glass, with blackcurrant, cedar, paprika and leafy notes. What can’t they do?
Price: $22
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Jim Barry Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2023

Another great white on the list, Jim Barry has done it again with this affordable riesling. With bursts like lime, citrus and orange rind scents followed by some green apple, talc and mineral notes, this is a must grab for the warmer months.
Price: $28
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