Wine News Magazine: Proprietary Shiraz - Australia's Best of Show
I found this article after a discussion with some friends about the seemingly poor reputation Australian wines have in the USA.
I'm not sure they were correct about that, but I could understand that if Americans based their opinions on the mega-market brands like Yellowtail that they were certainly getting the wrong impression. Sure Australia makes a lot of plonk, but then so does France, Italy, and of course the USA.
The article, while quite old (2002 I think), discusses some of the Australian Icon wines. I hope it whets your taste buds a bit.