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Current Vintage Wine Competition Award Location Comments
Releases 2005 Clare Valley Riesling Boutique Wine Awards Bronze Medal London
2004 Yarra Valley Chardonnay International Wine & Spirits Competition Bronze Medal London
  2003 Barossa Valley Shiraz International Wine & Spirits Competition Best in Class London  
2003 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon International Wine & Spirits Competition Bronze Medal London
Previous Releases 2003 Yarra Valley Chardonnay Royal Sydney Wine Show Finalist Sydney
2002 Barossa Valley Shiraz International Wine Challenge Silver London
2002 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon International Wine & Spirits Competition Bronze Medal London

Only 4 medals awarded from hundreds of entries

Our Recent Ratings & Comments

In August 2007 we were designated a 5-Star winery by Australian wine authority James Halliday - this means:


“Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high

quality, and did so this year”.

  Vintage Wine Publication Score Comments

Future

Releases

2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2008 (pub. Aug 07)

94/100

5 Stars

"Bursting with traditional Barossa Valley black fruits with underlying nuances of licorice, good tannin texture & structure; carries its alcohol with aplomb".

2006 Clare Valley Riesling James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2008 (pub. Aug 07)

94/100

5 Stars

“Glowing green-straw; voluminous aromas and flavours of lime and tropical fruit without losing focus or brightness; fabulous".
Current Releases 2005 Clare Valley Riesling James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2007 (pub. July 06) 93/100 4.5 Stars “Flowery perfumed blossom aromas; the palate opens with generous lime and passionfruit, then moves to delicious lemony acidity on the finish”
2004 Yarra Valley Chardonnay 93/100 4.5 Stars “Elegant style; bracing minerally acidity runs through the palate from start to finish; a touch of French oak adds to complexity”.
  2003 Barossa Valley Shiraz 88/100 4.5 Stars “Medium-bodied, showing some signs of development ; spicy earthy edges to plum and blackberry fruit; integrated French oak
  International Wine Spirit Competition Website (pub. July 06) Best in Class “ Deep purple. Nose is a full mingle of plum, blackberry, dark cherry and pepper. Rich and full in the mouth yet well balanced and elegant. Soft, silky flow across the palate. Fine tannins and lively acidity. Good oak support. Long, keen finish”
2003 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2007 (pub. July 06) 90/100 4 Stars “Light-to-medium bodied; pleasantly soft and spicy fruit, aided by silky tannins, provides good mouthfeel”.
Previous Releases 2003 Yarra Valley Chardonnay Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2005/06 (pub. Jan 06) Huon Hooke/Ralph Kyte-Powell Rated 4.5 glasses (out of 5) (= a marvellous wine that is so close to the top it almost doesn't matter ) “Although its been barrel fermented, 25 percent in new French oak, this is a more subtle Chardonnay than most. The nose has fine fruit characters, reminiscent of nectarines, grapefruit and green lime. There's also a honeyed touch and oak is a restrained dressing. In the mouth it's smooth and silky in texture with very fine fruit and minerally flavours that last long and fragrant. A welcome alternative to the big sunshiny chardonnays, this suits steamed scampi with Chinese seasonings well.”
James Halliday Winepros Website (pub. May 2005) & James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2007 (pub. July 06) 91 out of 100 4.5 Stars   "Very well made; a fusion of ripe melon, fig, nectarine and subtle French oak; good length; developing nicely."
2002 Barossa Valley Shiraz 90 out of 100 4.5 Stars "Light to medium-bodied; savoury, spicy style; good length; well controlled extract and oak".
2002 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 90 out of 100 4.5 Stars "Savoury, earthy blackcurrant fruit typical of the region (and vintage); neatly sweetened by oak and ripe tannin".
Press Release Downloads
  • IWSC James Halliday Results 2006 (PDF) here
  • IWSC James Halliday Results 2006 (Word) here
  • James Halliday Results 2005 (PDF) here
  • James Halliday Results 2005 (Word) here
  • Awards Table Above (PDF)  here
  • Awards Table Above (Word) here
  • Ratings Table Above (PDF)  here
  • Ratings Table Above (Word) here
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