Australian Wine Companion (2015 Edition)
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Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2015 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information.
In his inimitable style, James Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking as well as each wine's closure, alcohol content and price. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.
The Australian Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country's leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone visiting a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.
and white peach/nectarine have a fine web of oak holding the wine tight, aided by strongly minerally acidity. Very much in a Chablis mould. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 94 To 2019 $30 Eden Valley Riesling 2012 Rating 93 To 2017 $30 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Rating 93 To 2026 $40 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2012 Rating 92 To 2018 $40 Helen & Joey Estate 12–14 Spring Lane, Gruyere, Vic 3770 Region Yarra Valley T 0421 463 996 www.hjestate.com.au Open By appt Winemaker Rob
even more intense than those of Lock & Key, thanks to more oak and crisp, minerally acidity. Gold medals Perth and Canberra Regional Wine Shows ’13. Screwcap. 12.5% alc. Rating 96 To 2020 $25 Lock & Key Single Vineyard Reserve Hilltops Shiraz 2012 It’s an unusual Shiraz, high in acid and tannin and nut-like flavour, essentially Nebbiolo-esque but in a New World context. Toasty, flighty oak plays a key role on the nose but has settled comfortably on the palate. The race here is determined not
2027 $30 Bendigo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Rating 92 To 2025 $30 Fringe Bendigo Shiraz 2012 Rating 90 To 2022 $24 Fringe Bendigo Shiraz Classic Blend 2012 Rating 90 To 2022 $24 Sanguine Estate 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote, Vic 3523 Region Heathcote T (03) 5433 3111 www.sanguinewines.com.au Open W’ends & public hols 10–5 or by appt Winemaker Mark Hunter Est. 1997 Dozens 3500 Vyds 21ha The Hunter family – parents Linda and Tony at the head, and their children Mark and Jodi, with
extended maturation in barrel. It is little short of amazing how such raw power can have the supple elegance the wine displays on its gloriously long full-bodied palate; ripe tannins and French oak provide part of the answer. Screwcap. 14% alc. Rating 97 To 2052 $50 Sahsah Shiraz 2012 Shows the introduction of French oak, and whole bunches in open fermenters; the impact of these changes is dramatic, especially when the dense concentration of all the Summerfield Shirazs is taken into account;
recognition under the direction of Argentine-born and Spanish-trained Paola Cabezas Rhymer. Exports to the UK. Alto Spanish Collection The Blend 2011 Very good colour sets the scene for an extremely attractive medium-bodied blend of monastrell, garnacha, syrah, tempranillo and tannat. There is an abundance of spicy red berry fruits, perfectly balanced by fine, savoury tannins and French oak stemming from 12 months in barrel. Screwcap. 14.2% alc. Rating 94 To 2020 $40 Alto Spanish Collection