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McLaren Vale Wine Show - Mission Statement

VISION:

For the McLaren Vale Wine Show to be recognised as the premier regional wine show in Australia.

MISSION:

1. To showcase McLaren Vale wines and the region to local, interstate and international markets.

2. To ensure that excellence in varietal expression, viticulture, production, provenance and subregionality

are celebrated.

3. To develop a vehicle that provides experiences and creates value for the producers and assists them

in effectively promoting their products.

4. To contribute in building the presence and prestige that is brand McLaren Vale.

5. To innovate, engage and educate in order to enable the producers to connect with media and the

general public to build interest in the region as a whole.

6. To have best practice administration with a diverse and strong committee structure, as well as

traceable and transparent use of funds.

McLaren Vale Wine Show - 2021 Committee Members

We would like to acknowledge the following volunteers whose hard work throughout the year makes the

McLaren Vale Wine Show possible:

Co-Chairs:

Jolene Swayn

Paul Carpenter

Committee Members:

Kate Fleming

Peter Kennedy

(Chief Steward)

Dawne Thomas

Andre Bondar

Rob Mack

Ben Wilcox

Julie Kennedy

Haselgrove Wines

Longline Wines

Insideout Promotion & Marketing

Ekhidna Wines

Thomas Vineyard Estate

Bondar Wines

Aphelion Wine

Di Fabio Estate

Wirra Wirra Wines

In the spirit of reconciliation, McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association

acknowledges the Kaurna People as traditional custodians of the McLaren Vale region

and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that

respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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McLaren Vale Wine Show - 2021 Judges

Chair of Judges - Tony Love

Tony Love is a South Australian based professional wine reviewer

and writer for a range of print and online mastheads. He has

been published in the Halliday Wine Companion and Halliday

Magazine, Wine Business Magazine, and Winepilot.com, and

currently is the wine writer for InDaily/InReview and SALife. He

also provides specialist consulting and content to regional and

national authorities, corporate entities, and a range of other travel

and lifestyle platforms. He has been a career journalist and editor

in newspaper, magazine and the book industries Australia-wide,

his roles including senior restaurant reviewer, Taste section editor,

and wine writer at The Advertiser, as well as national wine industry

editor and writer for NewsCorp’s Australian daily mastheads until

late 2018. He was named 2018 Legend of the Vine (SA) by the Wine

Communicators of Australia.

Judges

Panel Chairs

Kate Laurie

Tash Mooney

Tim Dolan

Deviation Road

Wine Architect

Peter Lehmann Wines

Judges

Alex Sherrah

Haselgrove Wines

Alex Mackenzie

Saltram Estate Barossa

Riley Harrison

Samuel’s Gorge

Skye Salter Willunga 100

Leigh Ratzmer

Teusner

Greg Clack

Chain of Ponds

Associate Judges

Henry Slattery

Michael Kane

Amelia Warley

Dylan Lee

Ash Sinclair

Maddy Jiang

Seppeltsfield

Knappstein

Haselgrove Wines

Bird in Hand

Parade Cellars

Australian Wine Research Institute

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MCLAREN VALE WINE SHOW - 2021 EXHIBITORS

McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association acknowledges the significant

contributions of our region’s viticulturists and winemakers. Their continued pursuit of

excellence, particularly in the areas of sustainability, have resulted in quality wines known

the world over. We thank them for their passion, their drive and their commitment to

McLaren Vale and the producers they represent.

Accolade Wines

Alliance Wine Australia

Alluca Vineyards

Alpha Box & Dice

Angove Family Winemakers

Aphelion Wine Co.

Bec Hardy Wines

Bellevue Estate

Beresford Wines

Berg Herring

Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd

Blewitt Springs Wine Co

Bondar Wines

Brini Estate Wines

Brokenwood Wines

Cape Barren Wines

Chalk Hill Wines

Chapel Hill

Cooter & Cooter

Coriole

d’Arenberg

Dandelion Vineyards

Dodgy Brothers Wines

Dog Day Wines

DogRidge

Dowie Doole

Field Day Wine Co.

Five Geese

Fox Creek Wines

G. Patritti & Co

Galvanized Wine Group

Geddes Wines

Gemtree Wines

Geoff Merrill Wines

Grounded Cru

Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd

Hedonist Wines

Heirloom Vineyards

Hither & Yon

Hugh Hamilton Wines

Hugo Wines Pty Ltd

In Praise of Shadows

Jackson Wine Estates Australia

Jericho Wines Pty Ltd

Kay Brothers

Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd

Lino Ramble

Living Roots

Lloyd Brothers Wine

Longline Wines

Loom Wine

Macaulay Wines

Main & Cherry

Maxwell Wines

Mazi wines

McLaren Vale III Associates

Merchant of Organics

Ministry of Clouds

Miracle Hill Pty Ltd

Mitolo Wines

Mollydooker Wines

Morgan Simpson

Mr. Riggs

Nick Haselgrove Wines

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards

Orbis

Paralian Wines

Paxton Wines

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Pinnacle Drinks

Pirramimma Wines

Primo Estate Wines

Pruners Hut

RedHeads Wines

Robert Oatley Vineyards

Rohan Family

Rudderless Wines

Samuel’s Gorge

Scarpantoni Estate

Serafino Wines

Sew & Sew Wines Pty Ltd

Shaw + Smith

Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd

Shingleback

Shirvington Wines

Shottesbrooke Vineyards

Silent Noise Wines

Smidge Wines

Stephen Pannell Wines

Taylors Wines

The Good Doctors Tonic

The Usual Suspects Collective

Thomas Vineyard Estate

Three Dark Horses

Three Kings Wine Merchants

Treasury Wine Estates

Ulithorne Wines

Varney Wines

Wallis Park Wines

WayWood Wines

Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd

Wines by Geoff Hardy

Wirra Wirra Vineyards

XO Wine Co

Year Wines

Zerella Wines

Zonte’s Footstep

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McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 - Trophies

Best Fiano

sponsored by ANZ Banking Group Ltd

Haselgrove Wines 2021 Alternative Series Fiano

Best White Wine (other than Fiano)

sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association

Chapel Hill 2020 Gorge Block Chardonnay

Best One Year Old Grenache

sponsored by McLaren Vintners Pty Ltd

Silent Noise 2021 MF Grenache

Best One Year Old or Younger Shiraz

sponsored by Radoux

Chapel Hill 2020 The Parson Shiraz

Best McLaren Vale Rosé of Show

sponsored by Hahn Corporation

Cru 2021 McLaren Vale Rose

Best McLaren Vale White Wine of Show

sponsored by VAF Memstar

Haselgrove Wines 2021 Alternative Series Fiano

Best Two Year Old Shiraz

sponsored by Doreau Australia

Red Knot Classified 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz

Best Grenache Predominant Blend

sponsored by Langley & Co Advisors

Cru 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Best Shiraz Predominant Blend

sponsored by A.P. John Coopers

Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Lion’s Tooth McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

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McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 - Trophies

Best Two Years and Older Grenache

sponsored by Westpac Agribusiness

S.C. Pannell 2019 Old McDonald Grenache

Best Wine Label of Show

sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association

Samuel’s Gorge 2021 Pinata People Carignan Mourvedre

Best Mediterranean Red Variety

sponsored by Barrel Finance and Logistics

Sherrah Wines 2021 Nero D’Avola

Best Shiraz Three Years or Older

sponsored by Multi-Color Australia

Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz

Best Other Red and Blends

sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association

Big Easy Radio 2020 Funtime Fountain Sangiovese Montepulciano

Most Successful Exhibitor

sponsored by Visy

Shingleback

Best Small Producer of Show

sponsored by McLaren Vale Enterprises

Silent Noise 2021 MF Grenache

Best Single Vineyard Wine Any Style (other than Shiraz)

sponsored by E.E. Muir & Sons - VinCru

Silent Noise 2021 MF Grenache

Best Single Vineyard Viticulturist (any style)

sponsored by G & J East (Strathalbyn)

Laura and Ben Killick

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McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 - Trophies

Best Single Vineyard Shiraz of Show

sponsored by Torresan Estate

Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz

Best Grenache of Show

sponsored by Parallax

Silent Noise 2021 MF Grenache

Best Shiraz of Show

sponsored by Lallemand

Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz

Best Cabernet Sauvignon of Show

sponsored by Orora

Serafino 2020 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Museum Wine of Show

sponsored by Willunga Basin Water

Reynella 2016 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Icon Wines of Show

sponsored by Wineworks Australia

Angove Family Winemakers Medhyk Shiraz 2018, 2015, 2012

Wine Media Trophy

sponsored by Vinpac International

Year Wines 2021 Noodle Juice

Chairperson’s Trophy

sponsored by CCL Labels

Sherrah Wines 2021 Nero D’Avola

Bushing Monarch

sponsored by MGA Insurance

Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Lion’s Tooth McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

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Class 01 - Chardonnay and blends of

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

11 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Gorge Block Chardonnay 95 Gold

10 Three Dark Horses Three Dark Horses 2020 Chardonnay 86 Bronze

4 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2021 Almond Grove Chardonnay 85 Bronze

2 Beresford Wines Beresford 2021 Classic Chardonnay 85 Bronze

6 d’Arenberg d’Arenberg 2020 The Witches Berry Chardonnay

1 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2021 The Parson Chardonnay

3 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Sorrento Chardonnay

8 DogRidge DogRidge 2020 Butterfingers Chardonnay

13 Geoff Merrill Wines Geoff Merrill 2017 Reserve Chardonnay

5 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2020 Wild Olive Chardonnay

7 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Sharktooth Chardonnay

9 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Chardonnay

12 d’Arenberg d’Arenberg 2019 The Witches Berry Chardonnay

Judges: Kate Laurie, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

Site is king. Keep the hand of the maker in balance with the fruit. There is every potential for the region

to make some stellar chardies. Even commercial styles need elegance and balance.

Class 02 - Other still white wine and blends of

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

10 Year Wines Year Wines 2021 Noodle Juice 95 Gold

8 Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2021 Chenin Blanc 93 Silver

13 d’Arenberg d’Arenberg 2014 The Dry Dam Riesling 90 Silver

6 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2021 Chenin Blanc 88 Bronze

9 Coriole Coriole 2021 Chenin Blanc 87 Bronze

7 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Pir Chenin Blanc 87 Bronze

4 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2021 Family Crest Sauvignon Blanc 85 Bronze

1 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2021 Family Crest Pinot Gris 85 Bronze

3 DogRidge DogRidge 2021 The Pup Sauvignon Blanc 85 Bronze

11 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2021 Petit Blanc

12 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Orenji Project Traminer Vermentino

2 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2021 Sauvignon Blanc

5 Scarpantoni Estate

Scarpantoni Estate 2021 School Block White Sauvignon Blanc

Semillon Chenin Blanc

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Lots of fun to judge with strong debate from the judges. A range of interesting styles with some lovely

wines across the board. The gold medal wine generated the most conversation / debate, and begged

to be drunk with food.

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Class 03 - Vermentino and blends of

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

5 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2021 Jester Vermentino 92 Silver

7 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Hancock & Hancock McLaren Vale Vermentino 89 Bronze

3 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2021 Vermentino 87 Bronze

4 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

1 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2021 Vermentino

2 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2021 Vermentino

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2021 Vermentino 85 Bronze

6 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Small Batch Vermentino

Judges: Kate Laurie, Skye Salter, Alex Mackenzie, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

A range of styles, which should become more consistent with experience with the variety.

Class 04 - Other Mediterranean whites and blends of

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

10 Zonte's Footstep Zonte's Footstep 2021 Lady of the Lake Viognier 93 Silver

12 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Dona Blanc Marsanne Viognier 90 Silver

7 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2021 Blanc 90 Silver

8 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2021 The Money Spider Roussanne 88 Bronze

5 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Callow Grenache Blanc 87 Bronze

1 Lino Ramble Lino Ramble 2021 Dot to Dot Arinto 87 Bronze

3 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Welkin Clairette 85 Bronze

15 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2021 Picpoul 85 Bronze

14 Coriole Coriole 2021 Picpoul

4 Coriole Dune 2021 El Beyda Grenache Blanc Clairette Picpoul

2 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2018 La Gita Arneis

9 Lino Ramble Lino Ramble 2020 Solitaire Grillo

11 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2021 The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne

13 Macaulay Wines Macaulay 2021 Monty's Bianco Picpoul

6 Alliance Wine Australia Our Fathers 2021 Just Like Heaven Roussanne Grenache Blanc

Judges: Kate Laurie, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

So much promise. Interesting aromas and textural profiles, which will result in varietals that excel when

they are seamless with the wine. Keep them fresh to balance the texture these varieties bring.

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Class 05 - Fiano and blends of

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

11 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2021 Alternative Series Fiano 96 Top Gold

14 Sherrah Wine Co. Sherrah 2021 Fiano 95 Gold

9 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2021 Fiano 93 Silver

12 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2021 The Sensorial Surfer Fiano 90 Silver

15 The Usual Suspects Collective Ox Hardy Wines 2021 Fiano 90 Silver

1 Coriole Coriole 2021 Fiano 89 Bronze

4 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2021 La Gita Fiano 88 Bronze

16 Shingleback The Bio Project 2021 McLaren Vale Fiano 86 Bronze

13 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2021 Little Demon Fiano 85 Bronze

2 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Bellissimo Fiano 85 Bronze

7 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2021 Wild Olive Fiano

8 Dodgy Brothers Wines Dodgy Brothers Wines 2021 Juxtaposed Fiano

17 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2021 Fiano

5 Shirvington Wines Shirvington Wines 2021 Row X Row Fiano

6 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2021 Fi Fi Fiano

3 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2021 Luna Cresente Fiano

10 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2021 Small Batch Fiano

18 Smidge Wines Smidge Wines 2020 il Piano Fiano

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Excellent quality across the board with freshness and purity. The best wine was a quiet achiever,

seamless and pure.

Class 06 - Rosé

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

35 Grounded Cru Cru 2021 McLaren Vale Rosé 96 Top Gold

42 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2021 Rosé 95 Gold

43 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2021 Estate Series Rosé 95 Gold

37 Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2021 Rosé 93 Silver

10 Longline Wines Longline Wines 2021 Bimini Twist Rosé 92 Silver

29 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2021 Stephanie The Gnome With Rose Coloured

Glasses Rosé

90 Silver

45 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2021 Rosé 90 Silver

12 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2021 Drink the Sun Rosé 90 Silver

15 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2021 Rosé 90 Silver

31 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2021 Wild Olive Rosé 89 Bronze

6 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Sorrento Rosé 89 Bronze

17 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2021 Arido Rosé 89 Bronze

13 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2021 Rosé 89 Bronze

20 Dowie Doole Dowie Doole 2021 Rosé 89 Bronze

Continued

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Class 06 - Rosé continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

38 Motley Cru Pty Ltd Mazi wines 2021 Mataro Cinsault Grenache Rosé 88 Bronze

33 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2021 Rosé 88 Bronze

27 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2021 Diana Mary Rosé 87 Bronze

50 Sew & Sew Wines Pty Ltd Sew & Sew 2019 Sashiko McLaren Vale Rosé 87 Bronze

48 Beresford Wines Beresford 2020 Classic Rosé 87 Bronze

5 DogRidge DogRidge 2021 Running Free Rosé 87 Bronze

26 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2021 Jester Sangiovese Rosé 86 Bronze

44 Mollydooker Wines Mollydooker Wines 2021 Serenity Rosé 86 Bronze

41 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2021 Rosé 86 Bronze

16 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2021 Alternative Series Rosé 85 Bronze

30 Motley Cru Pty Ltd Mazi wines 2021 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé 85 Bronze

39 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2021 The Parson Rosé 85 Bronze

8 Loom Wine Loom SV 2021 Rosé 85 Bronze

9 Varney Wines Varney Wines 2021 Entrada Rosé 85 Bronze

25 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Welkin Rosé

34 Alluca Vineyards Alluca 2021 Single Vineyard Rosé

47 Coriole Coriole 2021 Rosé

23 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2021 Chica Mencia Rosé

32 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 KPWine Rosé

28 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2021 Epoch Rosé

49 Shingleback The Bio Project 2020 Monastrell Dry Rosé

40 Shingleback Haycutters 2021 Salmon Rosé

46 Samuel's Gorge Samuel's Gorge 2021 Piñata People Rosé

7 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2021 Luna de Fresa Rosé

21 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2021 Rosé

3 Coriole Dune 2021 Bonaire Rosé

24 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2021 Rosé

22 Motley Cru Pty Ltd Mazi wines 2021 Limited Release Mourvèdre Grenache Rosé

36 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2021 Sakura Rosé

4 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2021 Little Demon Rosé

2 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2021 Tarot Rosé

14 Orbis Orbis 2021 Rosé

18 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2021 Rosé

11 Motley Cru Pty Ltd Mazi wines 2021 Mavrodaphne Rosé

1 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2021 Grenache Rosé

19 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2021 Rosé

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer,

Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

A mixed class to judge. The better wines have an obvious and subtle pedigree where all components

are in sync and flow. Other wines show a forced component of sugar or acidity that dominates. Rose is

a lesson in subtlety. Great to see a few less classical Rose varietals making good in this arena. A lot of

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Class 07 - Sparkling Wine

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

8 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2018 The Hunt for Mrs Oliver Methode

Traditionnelle Fiano

91 Silver

5 Beresford Wines Beresford NV Angelique Premium Cuvee Chardonnay Grenache 90 Silver

1 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards NV Engine Room Sparkling Shiraz 86 Bronze

6 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2021 Prosecco 86 Bronze

4 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek NV Vixen Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Franc

7 DogRidge DogRidge 2020 The Pup Sparkling Chardonnay

2 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co NV Battle Axe McLaren Vale Sparkling Shiraz

3 Shingleback Shingleback NV Black Bubbles Sparkling Shiraz

Judges: Tim Dolan, Alex Sherrah, Greg Clack, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

86 Bronze

Class Comments:

The best wine had complexity, richness and excellent winemaking expressing a traditional style.

Overall quality was consistent with some of the lesser wines marked down as they were looking a

little tired.

Class 08 - Shiraz 2020 or younger

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

38 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 The Parson Shiraz 97 Top Gold

5 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2020 AC Byrne Shiraz 96 Gold

43 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2020 Little Berry Shiraz 95 Gold

3 Silent Noise Wines Silent Noise Wines 2021 FO Shiraz 95 Gold

44 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2020 Shiraz 95 Gold

48 Coriole Dune 2020 Blewitt Springs Shiraz 93 Silver

21 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 93 Silver

27 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Leconfield Wines 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 91 Silver

13 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2020 Uncut Shiraz 91 Silver

50 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2020 Geology Shiraz 91 Silver

23 Pinnacle Drinks Blood Brother Republic 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 90 Silver

20 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 Little Road Shiraz 90 Silver

29 Shingleback Haycutters 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 89 Bronze

31 Shingleback Davey Estate 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 89 Bronze

16 Brokenwood Wines Brokenwood 2020 Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 88 Bronze

26 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2020 Cunning Plan Shiraz 87 Bronze

6 Brokenwood Wines Brokenwood 2020 Wade Block II Shiraz 87 Bronze

37 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 The Smuggler Shiraz 87 Bronze

39 Shingleback The Gate 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 87 Bronze

46 Paralian Wines Paralian Wines 2020 Springs Hill Shiraz 87 Bronze

Continued

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Class 08 - Shiraz 2020 or younger continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

7 Galvanized Wine Group Thomas Goss 2020 Shiraz 87 Bronze

32 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2020 Shiraz 86 Bronze

18 Shingleback Red Knot Classified 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 86 Bronze

41 XO Wine Co XO Wine Co 2020 Shiraz 86 Bronze

49 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Sorrento Shiraz 86 Bronze

33 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz 85 Bronze

36 Pinnacle Drinks Blood Brother Republic 2020 Single Vineyard

McLaren Vale Shiraz

85 Bronze

25 Shingleback Shingleback 2020 Davey Brothers McLaren Vale Shiraz 85 Bronze

42 Field Day Wine Co. Monterra 2020 Elevage Shiraz 85 Bronze

11 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Malpas Vineyard Shiraz 85 Bronze

2 Three Dark Horses Three Dark Horses 2021 Preservative Free Shiraz 85 Bronze

9 Orbis Orbis 2020 The Original Shiraz 85 Bronze

17 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2020 Wild Olive Shiraz

19 Dodgy Brothers Wines Dodgy Brothers Wines 2020 Juxtaposed Wait Vineyard Old Vine

Shiraz

22 Paxton Wines Paxton 2020 Quandong Farm Shiraz

28 Merchant of Organics Organic Hill 2020 Founders Release Certified Organic

Preservative Free Biodynamic Shiraz

24 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Small Batch Shiraz

30 Grounded Cru Cru 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz

40 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2020 Shiraz

12 Shingleback D Block 2020 Reserve Mclaren Vale Shiraz

4 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Black Label Shiraz

8 Three Dark Horses Three Dark Horses 2020 Shiraz

14 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Shiraz

45 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2020 Violet Hour Shiraz

35 Shingleback Red Knot 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz

34 Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2020 Shiraz

10 McLaren Vale III Associates McLaren Vale III Associates 2020 Squid Ink Shiraz

15 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2020 California Road Shiraz

47 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2020 Eocene Shiraz

1 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Sorrento Shiraz

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Riley Harrison, Leigh Ratzmer, Skye Salter, Alex Mackenzie,

Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

We see more youthful expressions of Shiraz in this class, as well as a few quite traditional styles that

perhaps are exhibiting too soon to show their best. Juicy vibrant characters are to be celebrated and

rewarded here, the best also having layers of palate complexity to raise above the pack.

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Class 09 - Shiraz 2019

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

69 Shingleback Red Knot Classified 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz 97 Top Gold

13 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2019 Shiraz 96 Gold

46 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2019 Shiraz 95 Gold

50 Chalk Hill Wines Alpha Crucis 2019 Syrah 95 Gold

101 Wolf Blass Wines Pty Ltd Wolf Blass 2019 Grey Label Shiraz 95 Gold

63 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2019 Ghost Hill Single Vineyard Shiraz 95 Gold

75 Shingleback Davey Estate 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz 95 Gold

1 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2019 Uncut Shiraz 95 Gold

88 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2019 Centurion 127 Year Old Vine Shiraz 94 Silver

85 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Catapult Shiraz 94 Silver

38 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Warboys Shiraz 93 Silver

91 Shingleback D Block 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz 93 Silver

10 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2019 Single Vineyard Blewitt Springs Shiraz 93 Silver

39 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 Burnt Block Shiraz 92 Silver

61 Grounded Cru Cru 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz 92 Silver

81 Shingleback The Gate 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz 92 Silver

8 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2019 Johnny's Block Shiraz 91 Silver

86 Coriole Coriole 2019 Shiraz 90 Silver

29 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2019 Over the Top Shiraz 90 Silver

25 Bec Hardy Wines Bec Hardy Wines 2019 Barbara Hardy Shiraz 90 Silver

57 Chalk Hill Wines Alpha Crucis 2019 Shiraz 90 Silver

66 Chalk Hill Wines Alpha Crucis 2019 Titan Shiraz 90 Silver

89 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 The Vicar Shiraz 90 Silver

94 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2019 Expression Series Shiraz 90 Silver

95 Nick Haselgrove Wines James Haselgrove 2019 Futures Shiraz 90 Silver

5 Galvanized Wine Group Penny's Hill 2019 Cracking Black Shiraz 90 Silver

20 Galvanized Wine Group Penny's Hill 2019 Skeleton Key Shiraz 90 Silver

24 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2019 Workhorse Shiraz 90 Silver

2 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2019 JPB Shiraz 90 Silver

16 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2019 Lot Three Shiraz 90 Silver

41 Dodgy Brothers Wines Dodgy Brothers Wines 2019 Juxtaposed Sherry Vineyard Old Vine

Shiraz

89 Bronze

34 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Basket Pressed Shiraz 89 Bronze

54 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Hillside Shiraz 89 Bronze

82 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2019 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 89 Bronze

64 Shingleback Shingleback 2019 Unedited McLaren Vale Shiraz 89 Bronze

30 Dowie Doole Dowie Doole 2019 DD Shiraz 89 Bronze

107 Coriole Coriole 2019 Willunga 1920 Shiraz 88 Bronze

74 Coriole Coriole 2019 Pettiagala Shiraz 88 Bronze

37 Bec Hardy Wines Bec Hardy Wines 2019 Reserve Shiraz 88 Bronze

47 Bec Hardy Wines Bec Hardy Wines 2019 Shiraz 88 Bronze

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Class 09 - Shiraz 2019 continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

56 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 The MV Shiraz 88 Bronze

93 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Signature Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 88 Bronze

90 The Usual Suspects Collective Ox Hardy Wines 2019 Slate Shiraz 88 Bronze

106 Cooter & Cooter Cooter & Cooter 2019 Shiraz 88 Bronze

12 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2019 Obsidian Shiraz 88 Bronze

52 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 Idle Lane Shiraz 87 Bronze

83 Wines by Geoff Hardy Wines by Geoff Hardy 2019 Hand Crafted Shiraz 87 Bronze

3 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 Black Label Shiraz 87 Bronze

31 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2019 Merchant Shiraz 87 Bronze

19 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Family Crest Shiraz 86 Bronze

51 Paxton Wines Paxton 2019 Jones Block Shiraz 86 Bronze

36 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2019 Jester Shiraz 86 Bronze

70 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 First Cut Shiraz 86 Bronze

67 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 Road Block Shiraz 86 Bronze

105 Miracle Hill Pty Ltd Miracle Hill 2019 Shiraz 86 Bronze

98 Geddes Wines Seldom Inn 2019 Shiraz 86 Bronze

22 Main & Cherry Main & Cherry 2019 Shiraz 86 Bronze

6 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2019 The Rascal Shiraz 86 Bronze

18 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2019 Undercover Shiraz 85 Bronze

60 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2019 Firehawk Farm Shiraz 85 Bronze

17 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2019 Ernest Allan Shiraz 85 Bronze

14 Loom Wine The 5OS Project 2019 Shiraz 85 Bronze

26 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2019 Black Blood III Shiraz 85 Bronze

33 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2019 Old Vine Shiraz 85 Bronze

35 RedHeads Wine RedHeads Wine 2019 March of Progress Shiraz

32 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2019 HJ Shiraz

45 Bellevue Estate Bellevue Estate 2019 Shiraz

55 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2019 Angela Shiraz

49 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 Catkin Shiraz

48 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2019 The Footbolt Shiraz

65 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 JFR Shiraz

44 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 The Gaffer Shiraz

71 Ponting Wines Ponting Wines 2019 The Pinnacle Shiraz

73 Three Kings Wine Merchants Kings Creed 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz

59 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2019 Reserve Shiraz

77 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2019 Shiraz

76 Blewitt Springs Wine Co Blewitt Springs Wine Co 2019 Shiraz

78 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz

27 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2019 Single Vineyard Onkaparinga Rocks Shiraz

40 Zonte's Footstep Zonte's Footstep 2019 Chocolate Factory Shiraz

Continued

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Class 09 - Shiraz 2019 continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

42 Dodgy Brothers Wines Dodgy Brothers Wines 2019 Juxtaposed Wait Vineyard

Old Vine Shiraz

53 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2019 Shiraz

43 Brokenwood Wines Brokenwood 2019 Wade Block II Shiraz

68 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 The Bolter Shiraz

79 Grounded Cru Inc 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz

87 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz

104 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2019 Rayner Vineyard Shiraz

80 Nick Haselgrove Wines Blackbilly 2019 Shiraz

103 Nick Haselgrove Wines Clarence Hill 2019 Reserve Shiraz

97 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2019 McLaren Vale S3 Shiraz

84 Field Day Wine Co. Monterra 2019 Reserve Shiraz

72 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Woodhenge Shiraz

15 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 Magnitude Shiraz

9 Wallis Park Wines Wallis Park Wines 2019 My Dark Horse Shiraz

7 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2019 Very Special Shiraz

23 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2019 Shiraz

96 Blewitt Springs Wine Co Blewitt Springs Wine Co 2019 Reserve Shiraz

100 Field Day Wine Co. Monterra 2019 Shiraz

99 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Scrubby Rise Shiraz

11 Macaulay Wines Macaulay 2019 Paddy's Rosso Shiraz

21 WayWood Wines WayWood Wines 2019 Shiraz

28 Scarpantoni Estate Oxenberry Farm 2019 Pedler Creek Shiraz

92 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2019 Ironheart Shiraz

102 Morgan Simpson Morgan Simpson Wines 2019 Basket Press Shiraz

62 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2019 The Love Grass Shiraz

58 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 The Ambassador Shiraz

4 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2019 Silver Hammer Shiraz

10 McLaren Vale III Associates McLaren Vale III Associates 2020 Squid Ink Shiraz

15 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2020 California Road Shiraz

47 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2020 Eocene Shiraz

1 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Sorrento Shiraz

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Leigh Ratzmer, Skye Salter,

Alex Mackenzie, Alex Sherrah, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane,

Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Lots of really nice wines with full fruit profiles and judicious use of oak. Stand out wines had a liveliness

to life, more presence and fruit power. Great consistency across the board from a strong vintage.

Powerful styles, but well managed ripeness and oak for the most part. Best wines showed fresh dark

fruits with fine, graphite-like tannin. No doubt some will age gracefully for many years in the cellar.

A lot of well made, delicious wines. The ones that got rewarded showed personality and nuance with

vibrancy. Many were looking a little tired already, dominated by some big oak.

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Honour Roll

2020 Renae Hirsch and Tom Harvey Chalk Hill Wines

2019 Richard Leask and Malcolm Leask Hither & Yon

2018 Stephen Pannell and Fiona Lindquist S.C Pannell Wines

2017 Duncan Kennedy and Elspeth Kay Kay Bros Amery

2016 Stephen Pannell and Fiona Lindquist S.C Pannell Wines

2015 Stephen Pannell and Fiona Lindquist S.C Pannell Wines

2014 Matt Caldersmith and Nic Bowen Chateau Reynella

2013 Matt Koch and Randall Cummins Rosemount Estate

2012 Matt Koch and Andrew Locke Rosemount Estate

2011 Stephen Pannell and Fiona Lindquist S.C. Pannell Wines

2010 Michael Fragos and Bryn Richards Chapel Hill

2009 Paul Carpenter and Alix Hardy Hardy’s Tintara

2008 Rose Kentish and Brian Light Ulithorne Wines

2007 Scott Rawlinson and Maria Maglieri Serafino Wines

2006 Wayne and Bev Thomas Wayne Thomas Wines

2005 Ben and Annie Riggs Penny’s Hill

2004 Wayne and Bev Thomas Wayne Thomas Wines

2003 Dan Hills and Tony Walker Fox Creek Wines

2002 Sparky and Sarah Marquis Shirvington

2001 Grant Harrison and Mark Lloyd Coriole Vineyards

2000 Ben and Annie Riggs Wirra Wirra Vineyards

1999 Michael Fragos and Justin McNamee Tatachilla Winery

1998 Sparky and Sarah Marquis Fox Creek Wines

1997 Michael Fragos Tatachilla Winery


Bushing Monarchs

1996 Sparky and Sarah Marquis Fox Creek Wines

1995 Brian and Kay Light Merrivale Wines

1994 Mike Farmilo and Di Murphy Seaview Winery

1993 Nick Haselgrove James Haselgrove Wines

1992 John Loxton and Maria Maglieri Maglieri Wines

1991 Pam Dunsford Chapel Hill

1990 Chester Osborn and Julie McEwen d’Arenberg Wines

1989 Brian and Kay Light Normans Wines

1988 Bill and Merrilyn Hardy Thomas Hardy & Sons

1987 Walter and Kerry Clappis Ingoldby Wines

1986 Scott Collett and Anne Tully Woodstock Winery

1985 Graham and Marie Stevens Stevens Cambrai Wines

1984 Geoff Merrill Chateau Reynella

1983 Peter and Marg Dennis Daringa Cellars

1982 Iain and Janice Riggs Hazelmere Estate

1981 Geoff Merrill Chateau Reynella

1980 Ken and Margaret Maxwell Maxwell Wines

1979 Steve and Letizia Maglieri Maglieri Wines

1978 Ken and Margaret Maxwell Daringa Cellars

1977 Ian Wilson and Joylene Thorpe Southern Australian Vintners

1976 Graham and Jenny Beenham Southern Vales Co-Op Winery

1975 Graham and Marie Stevens Coriole Vineyards

1974 Hugh and Molly Lloyd Coriole Vineyards

1973 David & Helen Hardy Thomas Hardy & Sons


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Class 10 - Shiraz 2018 or older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

2 Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 97 Top Gold

37 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2018 Medhyk Shiraz 96 Gold

6 Shingleback The Gate 2018 McLaren Vale Shiraz 96 Gold

24 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2018 RSW Shiraz 95 Gold

17 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2018 Finisterre McLaren Vale Shiraz 93 Silver

31 Accolade Wines Hardys 2018 Eileen Hardy Shiraz 93 Silver

21 Geddes Wines Seldom Inn 2018 Shiraz 92 Silver

52 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2017 Balmoral Syrah 90 Silver

29 Miracle Hill Pty Ltd Miracle Hill 2018 Shiraz 90 Silver

58 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2017 Upper Tintara Shiraz 90 Silver

15 Shingleback Shingleback 2018 Unedited McLaren Vale Shiraz 89 Bronze

45 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2018 Syrah 88 Bronze

47 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2018 Balmoral Syrah 88 Bronze

55 Miracle Hill Pty Ltd Miracle Hill 2017 Shiraz 88 Bronze

39 Zonte's Footstep Zonte's Footstep 2018 Z-Force Shiraz 86 Bronze

42 Paxton Wines Paxton 2018 EJ Shiraz 86 Bronze

46 Wolf Blass Wines Pty Ltd Wolf Blass 2018 Grey Label Shiraz 86 Bronze

13 Grounded Cru Inc 2018 McLaren Vale Shiraz 86 Bronze

59 Nick Haselgrove Wines Old Faithful 2017 Shiraz 86 Bronze

9 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2018 McLaren Vale Shiraz 86 Bronze

7 Loom Wine Loom SV 2018 Shiraz 86 Bronze

25 Zonte's Footstep Zonte's Footstep 2018 Age of Enlightenment Shiraz 85 Bronze

26 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2018 Yeoman Shiraz 85 Bronze

44 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2018 G.A.M. Shiraz 85 Bronze

28 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2018 Hillside Shiraz 85 Bronze

27 Sew & Sew Wines Pty Ltd Sew & Sew 2018 Sashiko McLaren Vale Shiraz 85 Bronze

61 Pernod Ricard Winemakers Jacob's Creek 2016 Biodynamic McLaren Vale Shiraz 85 Bronze

5 Beresford Wines Beresford 2018 Classic Shiraz 85 Bronze

8 Beresford Wines Beresford 2018 Estate Shiraz 85 Bronze

4 Accolade Wines Reynella 2018 Basket Pressed Shiraz 85 Bronze

32 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2018 Shiraz 85 Bronze

40 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2018 Over the Top Shiraz

34 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2018 Dona Shiraz

38 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Wild Pixie Shiraz

19 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2018 Reserve Series Eliza Shiraz

16 Serafino Wines Serafino 2018 Terremoto Syrah

1 Loom Wine Loom Old Vine 2018 Shiraz

3 Thomas Vineyard Estate Thomas Vineyard Estate 2018 Shiraz

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Class 10 - Shiraz 2018 or older continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

10 DogRidge DogRidge 2018 Shirtfront Shiraz

33 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2018 Block 3 Shiraz

23 Cape Barren Wines Cape Barren Wines 2018 Old Vine Reserve Release Shiraz

36 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2018 Shiraz

57 Morgan Simpson Mogan Simpson Wines 2017 Basket Press Shiraz

60 Morgan Simpson Morgan Simpson Wines 2016 Reprieve Shiraz

43 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2018 Block 6 Shiraz

51 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2017 Syrah

48 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2018 Frux Frugis Shiraz

49 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz

12 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Dead Arm Shiraz

14 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2018 Firehawk Farm Shiraz

54 The Usual Suspects Collective Ox Hardy Wines 2017 Upper Tintara Vineyard Shiraz

22 Nick Haselgrove Wines Old Faithful 2018 Shiraz

41 Serafino Wines Serafino 2018 Sharktooth Shiraz

63 Beresford Wines Beresford 2015 Limited Release Shiraz

64 Geoff Merrill Wines Geoff Merrill 2014 Reserve Shiraz

62 Geoff Merrill Wines Geoff Merrill 2015 Jackos Shiraz

11 Brini Estate Wines Brini Estate Wines 2018 Blewitt Springs Shiraz

53 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2017 Home Block Single Vineyard Shiraz

30 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2018 Hercules Shiraz

20 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2018 McLaren Vale S3 Shiraz

18 Hither & Yon Old Jarvie 2018 The Honorable Shiraz

35 Cape Barren Wines Cape Barren Wines 2018 Native Goose Shiraz

50 Beresford Wines Beresford 2017 Classic Shiraz

56 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2017 Reserve Shiraz

4 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2019 Silver Hammer Shiraz

10 McLaren Vale III Associates McLaren Vale III Associates 2020 Squid Ink Shiraz

15 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2020 California Road Shiraz

47 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2020 Eocene Shiraz

1 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Sorrento Shiraz

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Leigh Ratzmer, Skye Salter,

Alex Mackenzie, Alex Sherrah, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane,

Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

While some wines showed extract and not much else, or were tired and prematurely advanced, we

awarded fruit flavour and depth as well as balance and finesse. Lots of discussion on this line up.

Excellent fruit weight and structure, some looking developed so the winners had a vibrancy and

excitement on the palate.

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Class 11 - Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 or younger

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

3 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 97 Top Gold

1 Pinnacle Drinks Blood Brother Republic 2020 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Gold

9 Shingleback D Block 2020 Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 89 Bronze

11 Coriole Coriole 2020 Songbird Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Bronze

8 Pinnacle Drinks Blood Brother Republic 2020 Single Vineyard McLaren Vale

Cabernet Sauvignon

87 Bronze

4 Galvanized Wine Group Thomas Goss 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

2 Shingleback Red Knot 2020 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

5 Shingleback Davey Estate 2020 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

10 Field Day Wine Co. Monterra 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

6 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2020 "4056" Cabernet Sauvignon

7 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2020 The Villain Cabernet Sauvignon

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee

Class Comments:

A class split by wines with varietal character and youth vs wines that are pushed in development and

leading with ripeness and alcohol/glycerol. Two golds were very different stylistically and we would think

geographically but classy in their own right. Some restraint shown in top wines where it was needed.

Class 12 - Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 or older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

31 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2018 Reserve Series Punch

Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Top Gold

3 Shingleback Davey Estate 2019 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Gold

9 Shingleback D Block 2019 Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Gold

38 Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 95 Gold

6 Grounded Cru Inc 2019 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 93 Silver

35 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2018 Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon 91 Silver

39 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 91 Silver

14 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2019 Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 89 Bronze

26 Beresford Wines Beresford 2018 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 89 Bronze

46 Beresford Wines Beresford 2016 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 89 Bronze

34 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2018 Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Bronze

37 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Bronze

12 Nick Haselgrove Wines Clarence Hill 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Bronze

15 Loom Wine Loom Old Vine 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 88 Bronze

4 Coriole Coriole 2019 Mary Kathleen Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

28 Grounded Cru Inc 2018 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

1 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2019 Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

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Class 12 - Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 or older continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

18 Main & Cherry Main & Cherry 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

5 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

40 Shirvington Wines Shirvington Wines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

27 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2018 Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

32 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2018 The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon 85 Bronze

43 Accolade Wines Reynella 2017 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon 85 Bronze

45 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2017 Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

24 Mitolo Wines Mitolo Wines 2019 Jester Cabernet Sauvignon

44 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

33 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

30 Morgan Simpson Morgan Simpson Wines 2018 Row 42 Cabernet Sauvignon

11 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 Protector Cabernet Sauvignon

25 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2019 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon

2 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 The Parson Cabernet Sauvignon

8 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 Gorge Block Cabernet Sauvignon

7 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2019 Hut Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon

10 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2019 Reserve Series Punch

Cabernet Sauvignon

17 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

16 Galvanized Wine Group Penny's Hill 2019 Edwards Road Cabernet Sauvignon

20 Dowie Doole Dowie Doole 2019 DD Cabernet Sauvignon

41 Geoff Merrill Wines Geoff Merrill 2017 Parham Cabernet Sauvignon

36 Smidge Wines Smidge Wines 2018 La Grenouille Cabernet Sauvignon

23 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2019 Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon

21 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2019 Merchant Series Cabernet Sauvignon

19 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2019 Nimble King Cabernet Sauvignon

42 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2017 Icona Cabernet Sauvignon

29 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon

22 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Family Crest

Cabernet Sauvignon

47 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2012 The MV Cabernet Sauvignon

13 Beresford Wines Beresford 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Judges: Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie,

Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

When Cabernet is made with thoughtfulness from the vine to the bottle it can be a serious player in the

Australian landscape. When the crop is high, it’s picked too ripe and pressed into too much new oak,

it becomes a challenging wine to drink. The consumer’s palate must be front of mind when dealing

with this grape. The wines that were rewarded showed not only a vibrancy for their age, but exciting

winemaking to give lift and a seductive perfume. Go Cabernet!

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Class 13 - Grenache 2020 or younger

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

55 Silent Noise Wines Silent Noise Wines 2021 MF Grenache 96 Gold

13 Chalk Hill Wines Alpha Crucis 2020 Old Vine Grenache 95 Gold

18 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2020 Ecology Grenache 95 Gold

40 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2020 Small Batch Egg Grenache 95 Gold

44 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2020 Grenache 95 Gold

46 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Grenache 95 Gold

7 Paxton Wines Paxton 2020 Grenache 93 Silver

22 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2020 Vagabond Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache 93 Silver

23 Jackson Wine Estates

Australia

Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2020 Hickinbotham Clarendon

Grenache

93 Silver

42 Three Dark Horses Three Dark Horses 2020 Grenache 93 Silver

51 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2021 Perpetual Holidaze Grenache 93 Silver

16 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2020 Rayner Vineyard Grenache 92 Silver

17 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Smart Grenache 92 Silver

15 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 The Hundred Single Vineyard Clarendon

Grenache

91 Silver

20 Grounded Cru Cru 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache 91 Silver

53 XO Wine Co XO Wine Co 2021 Grenache 91 Silver

8 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 Grenache 90 Silver

31 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2020 Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 90 Silver

32 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 The Hundred Single Vineyard Blewitt Springs

Grenache

90 Silver

39 Cooter & Cooter Cooter & Cooter 2020 Grenache 90 Silver

54 Varney Wines Varney Wines 2021 Grenache 90 Silver

12 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa 2020 Two Gentlemen's Grenache 89 Bronze

14 Shaw + Smith The Other Wine Co. 2020 Grenache 89 Bronze

1 Accolade Wines Reynella 2020 Basket Pressed Grenache 88 Bronze

4 Year Wines Year Wines 2020 Grenache 88 Bronze

6 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2020 Sands of Time Old Vine Single Vineyard

Grenache

88 Bronze

30 The Usual Suspects Collective Ox Hardy Wines 2020 Grenache 88 Bronze

36 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Reserve Grenache 88 Bronze

5 Dodgy Brothers Wines Dodgy Brothers Wines 2020 Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache 87 Bronze

29 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2020 Signature Series McLaren Vale Grenache 87 Bronze

21 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Faraway Tree Grenache 86 Bronze

27 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2020 RW Grenache 86 Bronze

47 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2020 Old Vine Grenache 86 Bronze

48 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Welkin Grenache 86 Bronze

3 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 The MV Grenache 85 Bronze

26 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2020 This Charming Man Single Vineyard Old Vine

Grenache

85 Bronze

Continued

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Class 13 - Grenache 2020 or younger continued

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

28 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 Burton's Vineyard Old Bush Vine

Grenache

85 Bronze

34 Geddes Wines Seldom Inn 2020 Grenache 85 Bronze

49 Zonte's Footstep Zonte's Footstep 2021 Love Symbol Grenache 85 Bronze

9 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Old McDonald Grenache

11 Living Roots Living Roots 2020 Grenache

24 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2020 Fresca Grenache

33 Nick Haselgrove Wines Blackbilly 2020 Grenache

35 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2020 The Absconder Grenache

38 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Basso Garnacha

43 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2020 Grenache

45 Pruners Hut Pruners Hut 2020 Grenache

2 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2020 Confluence Grenache

19 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Old Vine Grenache

25 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2020 Grenache

37 Paralian Wines Paralian Wines 2020 Marmont Vineyard Grenache

41 Galvanized Wine Group Penny's Hill 2020 The Experiment Grenache

50 Coriole Dune 2021 Cactus Canyon Grenache

52 Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2021 Preservative Free Grenache

10 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2020 Grenache

56 Scarpantoni Estate Oxenberry Farm 2021 Doringo Valley Grenache

57 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Grenache

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer,

Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane, Ash Sinclair,

Henry Slattery

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Class 14 - Grenache 2019 or older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

21 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2019 Old McDonald Grenache 96 Gold

31 Longline Wines Longline Wines 2019 Albright Grenache 95 Gold

29 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2019 Smart Grenache 92 Silver

23 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2019 Single Vineyard Bush Vine

Grenache

90 Silver

19 Mr. Riggs Mr Riggs Wine Co 2019 The Magnet Grenache 89 Bronze

30 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Basket Pressed Grenache 89 Bronze

8 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2018 Old McDonald Grenache 88 Bronze

10 Loom Wine Loom SV 2018 Grenache 87 Bronze

14 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Warboys Grenache 87 Bronze

33 Cape Barren Wines Cape Barren Wines 2019 Old Vine Grenache 87 Bronze

17 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Griffon's Key Grenache 85 Bronze

25 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2019 Blewitt Springs Grenache 85 Bronze

32 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2019 Limited Release Grenache 85 Bronze

1 Five Geese Five Geese 2013 Grenache

2 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2014 McLaren Sand Hills Grenache

3 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2014 The Beautiful View Grenache

4 Beresford Wines Beresford 2015 Estate Grenache

5 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2016 The Blewitt Sands Grenache

6 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache

7 Blewitt Springs Wine Co Blewitt Springs Wine Co 2018 Grenache

9 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2018 Reserve Grenache

11 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Custodian Grenache

12 Geoff Merrill Wines By Merrill 2018 Grumpy Gramps Grenache

13 Accolade Wines Reynella 2018 Basket Pressed Grenache

15 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2019 This Charming Man Single Vineyard Old Vine

Grenache

16 Pirramimma Wines Pirramimma 2019 Ironstone Old Bush Vine Grenache

18 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 Vine Sean Grenache

20 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2019 Leask Grenache

22 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Finisterre McLaren Vale Grenache

24 Nick Haselgrove Wines Old Faithful 2019 Grenache

26 McLaren Vale III Associates McLaren Vale III Associates 2019 Four Score Grenache

27 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Farmer's Heart Grenache

28 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 Reserve Grenache

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer,

Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane, Ash Sinclair,

Henry Slattery

Classes 13 and 14 Comments:

Younger to older, fresher to more robust, Grenache has shown an extraordinary style diversity. We have

seen terroir expressed, and a generational shift in winemaking come to the fore. The best of vintages

2019 and 2020 were textural with solid varietal character. Many more youthful iterations from 2021 are

vibrant and light-hearted styles with purity and elegance. Overall the class represents exciting times for

McLaren Vale Grenache.

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Class 15 -

Single Mediterranean Red Varietals 2020 or younger

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

27 Sherrah Wine Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2021 Nero D'Avola 96 Top Gold

28 Coriole Coriole 2021 Nero D'Avola 96 Gold

29 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2021 Nero D'Avola 95 Gold

11 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Olivers Road Aglianico 95 Gold

23 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2020 Touriga 95 Gold

13 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Bellissimo Montepulciano 93 Silver

41 Hedonist Wines Hedonist 2020 Tempranillo 92 Silver

32 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2020 Nero D'Avola 92 Silver

26 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2021 Welkin Nero D'Avola 91 Silver

20 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Bellissimo Sangiovese 91 Silver

19 Coriole Coriole 2020 Sangiovese 90 Silver

37 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2021 Limited Release Tempranillo 90 Silver

6 Samuel's Gorge Samuel's Gorge 2020 Graciano 89 Bronze

15 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 Farm Twelve Mourvèdre 89 Bronze

25 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2021 Limited Release Nero D'Avola 89 Bronze

24 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2020 McLaren Vale Touriga 88 Bronze

22 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2020 Touriga 88 Bronze

36 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2020 Nero D'Avola 88 Bronze

33 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2020 La Gita Nero D'Avola 88 Bronze

7 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2020 Basket Pressed Mataro 87 Bronze

42 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 Tempranillo 87 Bronze

34 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Nero Diavola 87 Bronze

21 Lino Ramble Lino Ramble 2021 Simon Says Saperavi 87 Bronze

5 Paxton Wines Paxton 2020 Graciano 86 Bronze

4 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Mencia 86 Bronze

46 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2020 Family Crest Tempranillo 85 Bronze

3 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2020 Mencia 85 Bronze

2 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2020 Barbera 85 Bronze

44 Samuel's Gorge Samuel's Gorge 2020 Tempranillo 85 Bronze

43 Shingleback Shingleback 2020 El Capitan McLaren Vale Tempranillo 85 Bronze

38 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2021 Luna Temprana Tempranillo 85 Bronze

35 Living Roots Living Roots 2020 Nero D'Avola

17 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 The MV Mourvèdre

31 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2020 Clan Nero D'Avola

14 The Good Doctor Wines The Good Doctor 2020 Antidote Montepulciano

8 Shirvington Wines Shirvington Wines 2020 Row X Row Mataro

16 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2020 The Moocher Mourvèdre

10 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2020 Monastrell

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Class 15 - continued

Single Mediterranean Red Varietals 2020 or younger

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

39 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Bellissimo Tempranillo

40 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Dead End Tempranillo

45 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards /

Swell Brewing Co

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards 2020 Tempranillo

18 DogRidge DogRidge 2021 Il Cucciolo Sangiovese

30 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2020 Siren Nero D'Avola

12 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2021 Montepulciano

1 Scarpantoni Estate Scarpantoni Estate 2021 Barbera

9 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Mataro

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer,

Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

Incredible approachability on the young Nero’s. Balanced and structured with lovely lift. The Tempranillo

entries show that 2020 was not an excellent year for the variety, with the fruit looking a little tired

already. Lovely class of well handled fruit driven wines. Some lovely tannin profiles really drove the higher

pointed wines. Restraint is the optimum word with making these beautiful Mediterranean varieties

and we saw this throughout the class. An exciting one to judge. If any region can do Mediterranean it’s

McLaren Vale.

Class 16 - Single Mediterranean Red Varietals 2019 or older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

5 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2019 McLaren Vale Touriga 96 Top Gold

2 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2019 The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 95 Gold

11 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2019 The Oddball Saperavi 95 Gold

13 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2019 Dead End Tempranillo 92 Silver

8 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Twenty Eight Road Mourvèdre 88 Bronze

10 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Magnum Opus Nero D'Avola 87 Bronze

16 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2019 Emergent Mataro 87 Bronze

7 Smidge Wines St Brioc Wine Co 2018 Montepulciano 87 Bronze

12 Penfolds Wines Pty Ltd Penfolds 2019 Cellar Reserve Tempranillo 86 Bronze

6 Zerella Wines Zerella Wines 2019 La Gita Barbera 85 Bronze

9 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 Bellissimo Nebbiolo

14 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Hancock & Hancock McLaren Vale

Tempranillo

3 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2019 Aglianico

1 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2019 Blood of Jupiter Sangiovese

4 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2018 Xola Aglianico

15 Blewitt Springs Wine Co Blewitt Springs Wine Co 2018 Tempranillo

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Three standout varieties in the class were a real shining light, generating lots of discussion. Best

wines showed their true varietal characters with careful, considered winemaking. Underripe / overripe

characters were quite apparent in the lesser wines.

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Class 17 - Shiraz Predominant Blends

(excluding Classic Australian) - any vintage

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

7 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Lion's Tooth McLaren Vale Shiraz

Riesling

96 Top Gold

10 Silent Noise Wines Silent Noise Wines 2020 SGZ Shiraz Grenache Zinfandel 95 Gold

15 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2020 Moonrise Kingdom Shiraz Grenache

Petite Sirah

93 Silver

9 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 Shiraz Viognier 92 Silver

2 Lloyd Brothers Wine Lloyd Brothers 2020 Estate Blend Shiraz Grenache 91 Silver

20 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Warboys Shiraz Grenache 90 Silver

1 Willunga Hundred Pty Ltd Willunga 100 2020 Shiraz Grenache 90 Silver

17 Dandelion Vineyards Dandelion Vineyards 2019 Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 88 Bronze

16 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Hancock & Hancock McLaren Vale Shiraz

Grenache

88 Bronze

4 Hither & Yon Old Jarvie 2020 The Enforcer Shiraz Mataro Grenache 88 Bronze

23 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2018 Dona Shiraz Grenache 87 Bronze

3 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Small Batch Shiraz Mourvèdre 86 Bronze

25 Morgan Simpson Morgan Simpson 2017 Barcore Shiraz Mataro 85 Bronze

13 Primo Estate Wines Primo Estate Wines 2020 Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese 85 Bronze

14 Paxton Wines Paxton 2020 AAA Shiraz Grenache

8 Coriole Dune 2020 The Empty Quarter Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre

18 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Chi Shiraz Grenache

21 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

11 Shingleback Shingleback 2020 Local Heroes McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache

12 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2020 Engine Room Shiraz Tempranillo

5 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2020 Engine Room Shiraz Mataro

Grenache

6 Field Day Wine Co. Monterra 2020 Elevage Shiraz Tempranillo

22 Alpha Box & Dice Alpha Box and Dice 2018 Apostle Shiraz Grenache Carignan

19 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2019 Black Ops Shiraz Saperavi

24 Dowie Doole Dowie Doole 2017 DD Shiraz Grenache

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Some enjoyable, robust styles of Shiraz predominant blends, with the best wines combining some clever

winemaking in with thoughtful blending decisions. Best wine showed freshness, power and balance

along with enough X factor to set it apart from the pack.

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Class 18 - Cabernet Blends

(excluding Classic Australian) - any vintage

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

1 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2020 Engine Room

Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese

7 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2018 Reserve Series The Proprietor Cabernet

Sauvignon Merlot Malbec

89 Bronze

86 Bronze

4 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 85 Bronze

2 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Mr Vinecombe Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot

3 Serafino Wines Serafino 2019 BDX Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet

Franc Carmenere

5 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2019 Reserve Series The Proprietor Cabernet

Sauvignon Merlot Malbec

6 Stephen Pannell Wines Koomilya 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Most wines in the class had oak overriding fruit. Extractive tannins were also a topic of discussion. Best

wine had freshness and drinkability whilst being respectful of the varieties.

Class 19 - Grenache Predominant blends - any vintage

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

21 Grounded Cru Cru 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 96 Top Gold

18 Chalk Hill Wines Chalk Hill 2020 Grenache Tempranillo Graciano 95 Gold

5 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2020 Cinnabar Grenache Shiraz Mataro 95 Gold

35 Longline Wines Longline Wines 2019 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 95 Gold

7 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Grenache Carignan 95 Gold

17 Aphelion Wine Co. Aphelion Wine Co. 2020 The Affinity Grenache Mataro Shiraz 94 Silver

12 Varney Wines Varney Wines 2020 Entrada Grenache Mourvèdre Touriga 94 Silver

2 Lloyd Brothers Wine Lloyd Brothers 2021 Nouveau Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 93 Silver

30 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Grenache Shiraz Touriga 93 Silver

45 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2019 Estate Series Grenache Shiraz Mataro 92 Silver

37 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2019 Postmaster Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 92 Silver

10 Gemtree Wines Gemtree Wines 2020 Phantom Red Blend Grenache Mataro 91 Silver

40 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2019 Family Crest

Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

90 Silver

49 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2018 Estate GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro 90 Silver

51 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 90 Silver

29 Bondar Wines Bondar Wines 2020 Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 90 Silver

1 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2021 Amator Nouveau Grenache Touriga Shiraz 89 Bronze

9 Paralian Wines Paralian Wines 2020 Grenache Shiraz 89 Bronze

14 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 The Parson Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 88 Bronze

24 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2020 Small Batch Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 88 Bronze

27 Jericho Wines Pty Ltd Jericho 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 88 Bronze

13 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020 Grenache Shiraz Mataro 88 Bronze

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Class 19 - Grenache Predominant blends - any vintage cont.

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

8 Zerella Wines Zerella Wine 2020 Packing Shed Grenache Mataro Shiraz 88 Bronze

20 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2020 The Innocent Weed Grenache

Mourvèdre Shiraz

44 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2019 The Ironstone Pressings Grenache

Shiraz Mourvèdre

25 Shingleback Red Knot Classified 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache

Shiraz Mourvèdre

87 Bronze

87 Bronze

87 Bronze

34 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Dona Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 86 Bronze

4 Serafino Wines Serafino 2021 Grenache Shiraz Mataro 86 Bronze

33 Dog Day Wines Rusty Mutt 2019 Rocky Ox Grenache Shiraz Mataro 86 Bronze

47 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Nova Duo Grenache Shiraz 85 Bronze

3 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2021 Mankai Grenache Mataro Touriga

Nacional Graciano

85 Bronze

43 Lloyd Brothers Wine Lloyd Brothers 2019 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 85 Bronze

26 Hither & Yon Hither & Yon 2020 Grenache Mataro 85 Bronze

48 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 d'Arry's Original Grenache Shiraz

50 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Bonsai Vine Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

22 Heirloom Vineyards Heirloom Vineyards 2020 Anevo McLaren Vale Grenache

Touriga Tempranillo

38 Nick Haselgrove Wines Clarence Hill 2019 Red Label Grenache Shiraz Mataro

15 Three Dark Horses Three Dark Horses 2020 Grenache Touriga

36 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2019 Merchant Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

6 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2020 Noir

41 Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Haselgrove Wines 2019 Switch GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

19 Rudderless Wines Rudderless Wines 2020 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

46 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2019 L'Ombre Grenache Mataro Shiraz

31 Maxwell Wines Maxwell Wines 2019 Little Demon Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

23 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 Colton's Grenache Shiraz

Mourvèdre

32 Robert Oatley Vineyards Robert Oatley 2019 Signature Series McLaren Vale

Grenache Shiraz Mataro

39 Hither & Yon Old Jarvie 2019 The Saviour Grenache Mataro Touriga

28 Sew & Sew Wines Pty Ltd Sew & Sew 2020 Sashiko McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mataro

11 Sherrah Wines Pty Ltd Sherrah Wines 2020 Red et Al. Grenache Shiraz Nero D'Avola

42 Varney Wines Varney Wines 2019 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

16 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Kintsugi Grenache Shiraz

Mataro Carignan

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Leigh Ratzmer, Skye Salter,

Alex Mackenzie, Alex Sherrah, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane,

Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Spectacular fun to judge this class with 83% strike rate of medals which is great to see. Purity of fruit

obvious in many wines with layers of fruit, stalk and oak tannin, bunch, lees work and a whole lot of other

things happening. The layers are the interesting point of difference in the way we judged the wines. The

gold medal wines were brought together to form a final blend in a thoughtful and balanced way. While

lots of wines showed obvious reduction and advanced characters which held them off progressing any

further, the best wines were shining lights that were elegant and medium bodied.

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Class 20 - ‘Classic Australian’ blend (CS/SHZ or SHZ/CS)

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

7 Shingleback The Gate 2018 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 93 Silver

4 Shingleback The Gate 2019 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 91 Silver

3 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 2019 Small Batch Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 90 Silver

1 Paxton Wines Paxton 2020 Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

2 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Ironmonger Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 85 Bronze

5 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd Hugo Wines 2018 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 85 Bronze

6 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2018 JSM Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 85 Bronze

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee

Class Comments:

These blends are looking on the drier side. They look more like an after thought than a purposeful

thought at times. Freshness and purity of fruit needs to be a priority in this style. Maybe they are

better off sticking to other styles that they do best or that are more exciting for a mediterranean,

contemporary climate.

Class 21 - Other Red Varietals and blends - any vintage

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

7 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2020 Funtime Fountain Sangiovese Montepulciano97 Top Gold

26 Geddes Wines Seldom Inn 2019 Petit Verdot 96 Gold

2 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2021 Looking Forward to Yesterday Merlot 95 Gold

12 In Praise of Shadows In Praise of Shadows 2020 Mankai Touriga Nacional Graciano

Grenache

14 Shingleback The Bio Project 2020 Tempranillo Touriga Nacional Grenache

Graciano

95 Gold

91 Silver

1 Samuel's Gorge Samuel's Gorge 2021 Piñata People Carignan Mourvèdre 90 Silver

8 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2020 Malbec Sangiovese 89 Bronze

10 Rudderless Wines Rudderless Wines 2020 Malbec 87 Bronze

23 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Sticks & Stones Tempranillo Grenache 87 Bronze

6 Kay Brothers Kay Brothers 2019 Basket Pressed Merlot 86 Bronze

9 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2020 Forget Babylon Malbec 86 Bronze

15 Sew & Sew Wines Pty Ltd Sew & Sew 2020 Sashiko McLaren Vale Nero D'Avola Aglianico

Mataro

86 Bronze

3 Hugh Hamilton Wines Hugh Hamilton Wines 2020 The Ratbag Merlot 86 Bronze

20 Ulithorne Wines Ulithorne 2019 Specialis Tempranillo Graciano Grenache 85 Bronze

11 Big Easy Radio Pty Ltd Big Easy Radio 2019 Forget Babylon Malbec 85 Bronze

4 Leconfield Wines Pty Ltd Richard Hamilton Wines 2020 Lot 148 Merlot 85 Bronze

19 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Wirra Wirra 2019 Amator Tempranillo Touriga 85 Bronze

17 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2020 Tempranillo Touriga 85 Bronze

13 Berg Herring Berg Herring 2020 Saperavi Barbera 85 Bronze

22 Ministry of Clouds Ministry of Clouds 2020 Tempranillo Grenache 85 Bronze

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Class 21 - Other Red Varietals and blends - any vintage cont.

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

21 Alluca Vineyards Alluca 2019 Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

16 Coriole Dune 2020 Tirari Touriga Grenache Negro Amaro Mourvèdre

5 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2019 Merlot

18 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2019 Tempranillo Touriga

27 DogRidge DogRidge 2014 MVP Petit Verdot

25 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 The Conscious Biosphere Petite Sirah Aglianico

24 The Good Doctors Tonic The Good Doctor 2018 Cure Mataro Shiraz

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer, Amelia

Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane

Class Comments:

Lovely class to judge and see, some lovely tannin work and fresh, beautiful aromatics. This is what

McLaren Vale does well and will be exciting to watch into the future. Balance of ripeness and freshness

was what sets the better wines apart from the others. A concerning number of faulty wines. Alcohol

heat stood out in many samples and many were dry.

Class 22 - Fortified Wine (including Port) -

any style - any vintage

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

5 Shingleback Shingleback 2018 Vintage Fortified McLaren Vale Shiraz 95 Gold

2 DogRidge DogRidge NV Fortified Viognier 92 Silver

6 WayWood Wines WayWood Wines 2017 LBVP Shiraz 92 Silver

1 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines NV Rare Fortified Chardonnay 90 Silver

4 d'Arenberg d'Arenberg 2018 Vintage Fortified Shiraz 88 Bronze

3 G. Patritti & Co Patritti Wines 2018 Vintage Fortified Shiraz

24 The Good Doctors Tonic The Good Doctor 2018 Cure Mataro Shiraz

Judges: Tim Dolan, Alex Sherrah, Greg Clack, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Fantastic line up of a diverse range of styles. The best wine showed complexity from the fruit and spirit,

whilst retaining freshness and sugar / ripeness balance. The fortified whites were a gem, unique and

drove plenty of discussion, freshness was excellent.

Class 23 – White 2019 and Older No entries for this class

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Class 24 - Museum Wine - Shiraz 2017 or older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

6 Shingleback Shingleback 2017 Unedited Shiraz 95 Gold

1 Shingleback The Gate 2017 Shiraz 92 Silver

5 Accolade Wines Reynella 2017 Basket Pressed Shiraz 90 Silver

12 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2016 Upper Tintara Shiraz 90 Silver

9 Accolade Wines Hardys 2016 Eileen Hardy Shiraz 88 Bronze

11 Wolf Blass Wines Pty Ltd Wolf Blass 2016 Grey Label Shiraz 87 Bronze

2 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2017 Yeenunga Shiraz 87 Bronze

13 Shingleback D Block 2016 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 86 Bronze

3 Serafino Wines Serafino 2017 Terremoto Syrah 85 Bronze

14 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2013 Family Crest Shiraz

8 Miracle Hill Pty Ltd Miracle Hill 2016 Shiraz

7 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2016 Yeenunga Shiraz

4 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2017 Ironheart Shiraz

16 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2010 Balmoral Syrah

10 Serafino Wines Serafino 2016 Sharktooth Shiraz

17 Accolade Wines Reynella 2009 Basket Pressed Shiraz

15 Shirvington Wines Shirvington Wines 2013 The Redwind Shiraz

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee

Class 25 - Museum Wines - Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

and older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

2 Accolade Wines Reynella 2016 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon 96 Gold

1 Shingleback D Block 2017 Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 87 Bronze

3 Shingleback D Block 2016 Reserve McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 86 Bronze

4 Accolade Wines Reynella 2006 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon

5 Shirvington Wines Shirvington Wines 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

The examples in this class didn’t show a lot of varietal typicity, often being quite ripe and advanced.

There was one shining light, albeit in a robust, dense style.

Class 26 - Grenache 2017 and older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

3 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2016 Reserve Grenache 86 Bronze

2 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2017 Sands of Time Single Vineyard

Blewitt Springs Grenache

1 Alliance Wine Australia Thistledown 2017 Vagabond Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache

85 Bronze

Judges: Natasha Mooney, Kate Laurie, Tim Dolan, Skye Salter, Greg Clack, Alex Sherrah, Leigh Ratzmer,

Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Amelia Warley, Dylan Lee, Maddy Jiang, Michael Kane, Ash Sinclair,

Henry Slattery

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Class 27 – Other Red Single Varietals 2017 and Older

No entries for this class

Class 28 - Museum Wines - All Red Blends 2017 and older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

2 Shingleback Shingleback Local Heroes 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 88 Bronze

5 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2013 Family Crest Grenache

Shiraz Mourvèdre

4 Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd Rosemount 2016 Estate GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro

3 The Good Doctors Tonic The Good Doctor 2016 Tonic Tannat Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

1 Accolade Wines Hardys Tintara 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Judges: Tim Dolan, Riley Harrison, Alex Mackenzie, Ash Sinclair, Henry Slattery

Class Comments:

Not a lot of joy for the team with this class, with premature ageing prevalent.

Class 29 – Vintage Port/Fortified Wine Any Style 2017

and Older No entries for this class

Class 30, 31, 32 - Icon Wines - Current release,

3-5 years older, 6+ years older

Entry # Exhibitor Wine name Score Award

8 Angove Family Winemakers Angove Family Winemakers 2018, 2015, 2012 Medhyk Shiraz Gold

1 Serafino Wines Serafino 2020, 2017, 2012 Reserve Grenache

2 Nick Haselgrove Wines James Haselgrove 2019, 2014, 2010 Futures Shiraz

3 Stephen Pannell Wines S.C.Pannell 2019, 2016, 2012 The Vale Shiraz Grenache

4 Bellevue Estate Bellevue Estate 2019, 2016, 2013 Shiraz

5 Shingleback D Block 2019, 2016, 2012 Reserve McLaren Vale

Cabernet Sauvignon

6 Longline Wines Longline Wines 2019, 2014, 2012 Albright Grenache

7 Accolade Wines Hardys 2018, 2014, 2008 Eileen Hardy Shiraz

9 Fox Creek Wines Fox Creek 2016, 2013, 2011 Reserve Shiraz

10 Accolade Wines Reynella 2017, 2012, 2009 Basket Pressed Shiraz

11 Jackson Wine Estates Australia Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2019, 2016, 2013 Ironheart Shiraz

Judges: Tony Love, Tim Dolan, Kate Laurie, Natasha Mooney

Class Comments:

Eleven entries across several red varieties and styles exhibited a declaration to the craft of fine

winemaking for more than a decade. Four ‘finalists’ were able to show great consistency across all

three entries, with their trajectory of development and maturity clearly on show. When older wines are

now tiring, it is worth considering the legitimacy to enter this class.

A word on the Museum classes from Tony Love

It is noted that we are seeing a fall in entries for the Museum classes. Perhaps the Icon class has stolen

some of their thunder. Our back stories are still an essential identification of individual journeys, as well

as the history of the region, and we encourage winemakers to look into the cellars and be proud of

where they have stepped before. It is impossible for us to know where we are heading in the future if we

don’t know where and how far we have come from the past.

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Today our range includes:

• Doreau and Vernou oak barrels

• Sense Oak alternatives

• Big formats from Doreau l’Atelier & VBS Schon

• Oenotan oak tannins

• Fermentis direct pitch yeasts and derivatives

Our history is written every day, at the heart of excellence.

At the top

of the Tree

Justine Prior - Area Manager

+61(0)8 7200 1727


Find your

ideal solution.

BULK & PACKAGED WINE TRANSPORT

WAREHOUSING

BULK CONTAINER EXPORT

Using our own proprietary filtration services,

VAF Memstar deliver your wines as intended;

with the best aroma, flavour and texture possible.

We are proud to sponsor the

Best McLaren White Wine at the

2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

vafmemstar.com.au

MOPPA RD SOUTH NURIOOTPA SA

08 8561 2800

bulkwine@hahncorporation.com.au

www.hahncorporation.com.au


Radoux Australia are proud to support

the McLaren Vale Wine Show

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are

available for the 2022 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

Contact McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism

for a sponsorship prospectus.

Phone (08) 8323 8999

Email info@mclarenvale.info

Launching new low and moderate

impact toasting profiles.

Pure, Revelation and Integration

for elegant oak influence.

Courtney Christie

Nigel Catt

Radoux Australia

Radoux Australia

0438 144 471 0418 832 967

courtney@radoux.com.au nigel@radoux.com.au

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Call Phil Keenihan for a quote on 0414 331 489.


Two locals.

Two businesses.

Under one roof from 29 November 2021.

Insideout Print & Signage and Office & Image

4 Hill Street Willunga

Jason Fleming

M: 0439 926 668

E: jfleming@ipmservices.com.au

Kate Fleming

M: 0411 065 109

E: kate@ipmservices.com.au

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