Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro Awards

2022 Vintage

  • 2023 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Platinum 94Points
  • Wine Pilot (9th Jan 2024) – 94 Points
  • 2023 AWC Vienna Wine Challenge – Silver
  • Japan Wine Challenge 2023- Silver

2021 Vintage

  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022 – 94 Points, Gold Medal
  • 2022 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Gold 93 Points
  • Wine Orbit Reviews, Sam Kim – 5 Stars, 94 Points
  • Raymond Chan Reviews, Candice Chow (Dec 2022)– 5 Stars, 18.5+/20pts (94 Points)
  • 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition – Gold Medal
  • 2023 Texsom Awards – Silver Medal
  • Critics Challenge IWSC 2023 – Silver
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin – 90 points, Silver
  • International Wine Challenge UK 2023 – Silver Medal
  • The Real Review, Huon Hooke (Nov 2022) – 90 Points

2020 Vintage

  • “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2022 – Gold Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Dave Brookes (26 April 2022) – 90 Points, Silver

2019 Vintage

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Double Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • The Real Review, Aaron Brasher – 95 Points, Gold Medal, Top Rank 2019 Grenache blends from Barossa Valley
  • 2021 Sydney Royal Wine Show – 93 Points, Silver
  • Tyson Stelzer – 93 Points
  • Vinonotebook 2021, Regan Drew – 93 Points
  • Global Fine Wine Challenge 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (USA) – 92 Points, Gold
  • Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin (22 June 2021) – 91 Points
  • Vinous, Josh Reynolds – 91 Points (Dec 2021)
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Silver Medal
  • 24th Japan Wine Challenge 2021 – Silver Medal
  • Wine Align, David Lawrason (March 2022) – 91 Points

2018 Vintage

  • Winemaker International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020 – Gold 92 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Comp 2019 – Silver Medal

 

“This slurpy, rich wine is a meld of 80% of grenache, thankfully but a smidgeon of shiraz, alongside a dollop of the more interesting mataro (5%). Hewn of fruit from abutting blocks and loosely, thus, a field blend. Delicious. Kirsch and smoked meat notes are corralled by some spicy whole-bunch revelry. The finish is long, sappy and nicely pliant. The oak a pillar of support, giving direction.” – Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

2017 Vintage

  • Critics International Wine Competition 2018 – Best Red Rhone Wine and Gold Medal 93 Points
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal 
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018- Silver Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Silver Medal

2016 Vintage

  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 90 Points
  • The Wine Advocate – 90 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 91 Points  

 

“80% Grenache, 15% Mataro, 5% shiraz. Raspberry, clove and sweet spice flavours move this through the mouth at speed, its juiciness and savoury edges doing their darndest to keep you coming back for more.”

2015 Vintage

  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value – Double Gold Medal, CWSA Barossa Valley Wine of the Year Trophy
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 95 Points

 

“An 80/15/5% field blend, the percentages approximate because the vines are interplanted; open-fermented with wild yeast for 14 days, matured for 12 months in used French barriques. An altogether superior Barossa Valley blend with very good colour and a concerto of supple red and black fruits on the finely balanced, medium-bodied palate. Great value.”

  • 2014 Vintage
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Platinum 90 points
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 90 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 – Silver Medal
  • The Spieglau International Wine Competition (NZ) 2015 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 89 Points

 

“A menagerie of awards including Barossa Winery of the Year in New York ’14, and a 93-point gold from the US Critics Choice ’15! An 80/15/5% blend, wild yeast open ferment, basket-pressed, matured for 12 months in used French barriques. It’s a raw-boned wine that looks as if it will develop obstinately slowly, and isn’t on song now.”

2013 Vintage

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Platinum
  • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Gold Medal
  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 90 points
  • Decanter World Wide Awards 2015 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 92 Points

“A 100% whole bunch 80/15/5% field blend wild-fermented, hand-plunged 14 days, pressed to used French oak for 12 months maturation. A no-holds-barred, full-bodied blend with lots of extract to live off. If you want to cellar a GSM for a decade, go with this.”

2012 Vintage

  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge (Austria) 2014- Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards (Shanghai) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver Outstanding
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition (USA) 2014- Silver Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2013 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 94 Points
  • Robert Parker (USA) – 90+ Points

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