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Wine Australia – Winter Trade Tasting 2018 – Toronto

Wine Australia – Winter Trade Tasting 2018 – Toronto
Wine Australia – Winter Trade Tasting 2018 – Toronto

Over the last 40 years, Australian winemakers changed their styles according to market demands. New craft winemakers “lightened” their white wines and reds.

Some experiment with grape varieties ( think nero d’avola, marsanne, rousanne, fiano, sangiovese etc) that only two decades ago no one would have dared to grow.

A few wineries still continue to produce “old style” red wines, high in alcohol, heavily extracted, and tannic that require long cellaring and heavy foods.

81 wineries participated in this tasting with 173 wines, of which I tasted approximately 60.

Here is a list of wines scored 88 plus.

Some wines listed are private orders, others consignment, yet others vintages listings, classics catalogue and still others available on line or in some stores.

Geelong Shiraz, 2014, By Farr
91+/100
$ 69.95

La Pleaiade Heathcote Shiraz, 2013, Champoutier and Laughton
91/100
$ 90.95

Canberra Shiraz/Viognier, 2015, Clonakilla
91/100
$ 104.00
Alicia@rogers.com

Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris, 2017, Blaesdale “Potts Family”
88+/100
21.95 Heritage Series Langhorne Creek Malbec, 2016, Blaesdale
dan@azureau.com

Uncle Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, 2017, Alpha Box and Dice
88/100
$ 20.95

Blod Of Jupiter Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Barossa Valley/McLaren Vale, Alpha Box and Dice
88+/100
$ 36.95
rsalvino@awsm.ca

The Laughing MagPie Shiraz/Viognier, 2012, d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale
leslie@churchillcellars.com

19th Meeting Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, The Lane
89+/100
$ 37.95
dchristie@epicwineandspirits.ca

NDV Nero d’Avola, 2016, Brash Higgins, McLaren Vale
Sulky Red Adelaide Hills Syrah/Pinot Noir/ Mourvedre, 2016 , Murdock Hill
90/100
$ 65.95

Windy Cottage Gippsland Pinot Noir, 2016, Patrick Sullivan
89/100
$ 47.95
mark@thelivingvine.ca

Pipers River Pinot Noir, 2015, Dalrymple
91/100
$ 42.95

Henry’s Seven Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre
Henschke
92/100
$ 55.00

Pluexus Barossa Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre, 2014, John Duval Wines
88+/100
$ 57.00

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Vasse Felix
90/100
$ 50.00
emuir@negociants.com

Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Fishbone
88+/100
$ 29.85

Frankland River Pinot Noir, 2014, Grey Elk
88+/100
$ 28.25
Available at the L C B O and online

Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2015, Turkey Flat
91/100
$ 58.60

White Barossa Valley Marsanne/Rousanne/Viognier, 2017, Turkey Flat
88+/100
$ 24.75

Steading Barossa Valley Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre, 2015, Torbreck Vintners
91/100
$ 50.65
angelaa@nobleestates.com

Wallace Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache, 2016, Glaetzer
88/100
$ 25.95

Amon Ra Barosa Valley Shiraz, 2015 Glaetzer
90/100
$ 72.95
Alexander@thevineagency.com

Limited Release Moorooroo Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2013, Schild Estates
92/100
$ 78.65
Nicolas@npwines.com

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Voyager Estates
92/100
$ 64.95
n.macquarrie@rogcomwines.com

Prodigal Clare Valley Grenache, 2013, Kilikanoon
h.Kaman@chartonhobbs.com
88/100
$ 24.95

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