A delightful mix of reds & whites from top Aussie regions. And if they’ve got the Halliday stamp approval, you know they’re good! Each and every drop has 93 points or more.
Lavish Gold-medal Shiraz from the great Thorn Clarke estate, two families with wine expertise in the Barossa dating back to the 1870s. It also has 95 points from Halliday, who calls it "immaculately balanced".
This is an irresistible Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Make sure you've got friends round or you might just polish off a bottle all by yourself!
"Displays the typically textured mouthfeel of the variety, the flavours ripe but not sweet, and a juicy, mouthwatering acidity running through the palate...94 points" (Halliday)
The lovely Helen and Joey Estate is situated on on the old Fernando Vineyard on Spring Lane in Gruyere, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The wines are made by Meg Brodtmann, MW.
“Clear, clean lines. A slender but well-proportioned body of flavour. And a ringing, persistent finish. Tick, tick and tick ... 94pts” (Halliday).
Brothers Neil (winemaker) and Andrew (viticulturist) Pike bring us a stunning Clare Riesling, with pure zesty lime fruit and a bracing finish. And 95 points from James Halliday!
“Excellent colour; very precise black cherries, spices and darker berries on the back-palate, fine but firm tannins. Will relish time in bottle, and its great balance will stand it in good stead. Quality oak, too ... 95pts” (Halliday)
Alkoomi is the aboriginal word for ‘place we chose’, and when Merv and Judy Lange chose the Frankland River in WA’s remote Great Southern region, they chose very well indeed!
McLaren Vale gives Shiraz with a juicy milk chocolate quality, year in and year out. Be delighted by juicy blackberry and mocha notes intertwined with signature lush McLaren Vale tannins and a lingering finish, made by the famous Ben Riggs
“Rolls up its sleeves and enjoys its work. Currants, dark chocolate and bay leaves, concentrated enough without being over-the-top, before slips of spicy, grainy, saucy tannin make its presence felt. For now or later; it will suit both camps... 93 points” (Halliday).
Tahbilk has won a string of impressive gongs and trophies from around the globe, including being rated Halliday’s Winery of the Year 2016. He calls the estate “a winery steeped in tradition, which should be visited at least once by every wine-conscious Australian”.
“Sweet-fruited, textural and lengthy. The word mellifluous is apt. Blackcurrant, black jelly bean and bay leaf notes fill the mouth with succulent flavour. Tannin is supple and perfectly well integrated. No hesitation. It’s lovely ... 94 pts” (Halliday).