Wines of the week: Celebrate Australia Day with three beauties from the country's best regions

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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From Coonawara

Wynns Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

An exuberant and powerful red from deepest South Australia. Some decent ageing has allowed the full fruit flavours to mellow and soften, letting in some notes of chocolate and tar. Decant well in advance, drink with red meat of all kinds, but particularly beef. £15.99, Waitrose

From Yarra Valley

Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2012

Who says Aussies only do robust reds? The cool climate of Yarra, east of Melbourne, is ideal for tricky Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, fragrant, with succulent cherry fruit, underlying vegetal notes and good structure. For lighter chicken and pork-based supper dishes. £12.70, slurp.co.uk; £13.50, winedirect.co.uk

From Clare Valley

Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz-Cabernet 2013

Shiraz is the dominant grape in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and texture to deliver a juicy, easy-going, but fulsome red for spicy Middle Eastern dishes or pasta with meatballs. £7.50, thewinesociety.com

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