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Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling Awards

Posted January 17, 2018

Vintage 2018

  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019 – Trophy Best Shiraz Predominant Blend
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Platinum, 94 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2019– Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Comp 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirit Awards UK 2020 – Gold Medal
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 – TOP 100

Vintage 2017

  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 – Top 100 Award Top 100/Blue-Gold, Medium Bodied Dry Red Wines Category
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 - Platinum, 94 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2019 - Double Gold
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Show 2019 - Gold Medal 91 points
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 - 94 Points

"95% whole bunch shiraz fermented with 5% riesling skins for 11 days, then matured in French barriques (mostly new) for 18 months. Is the type of wine that fuels fierce arguments about 100% whole bunch ferments (the riesling is a side show). Vibrantly aromatic and flavoured to the point of outright mouthwatering red fruits and a streak of acidity end up as a coherent whole."

Vintage 2016

  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 – Trophy Best in Show, 97 Points
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 - Platinum 94 points 
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 – Silver MedalKorea Wine Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 91 Points

Vintage 2015

  • China Wine & Spirits 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2017 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine Challenge Trance 2 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge International Wine Challenge (USA) 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points 
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 92 Points

"95% shiraz, 5% riesling. You can't argue with its brightness, nor with its perfumed appeal. It's blue and red-berried, touched with sweet herbs, medium-weight at most and ripe/sound through the finish. Riesling no doubt had an influence but it's not overt, there's nothing dogs-balls about it. It's a pretty red wine, well-shaped and massaged into highly drinkable territory."

Vintage 2014

  • Korea Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal – 93 Points
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 - Gold Medal 91 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Double Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal 88 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 90 Points

Vintage 2013

  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 - Gold Medal 92 points
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier's Challenge USA – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2015 - Silver Medal
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 – Silver Medal
  • Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2015 – Silver Medal 90 points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 94 Points

Vintage 2012

  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge (Austria) 2014 - Gold Medal
  • Shanghai International Wine Challenge (China) 2014 - Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards (Shanghai) 2014 - Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) – Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2014 - Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 - Gold Medal
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2014 - Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 92 Points
Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

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