Twilight of the Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Awards

Posted January 17, 2018

Vintage 2017

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 - Gold Medal 91 points
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine Challange 2018 - Silver Medal Critics International Wine Competition - Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 91 Points
"Nothing too complicated. Peach, pear and citrus flavours are full of fresh, fruit-driven appeal, the action delivered upfront, the flow free and unbridled."

    Vintage 2016

    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 94 Points
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Gold Medal
    • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - Silver Medal
    • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
    • James Suckling – 90 Points
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 89 Points 

    "Part fermented in stainless steel, thence to new and second-use French barriques to conclude fermentation, matured for 10 months. An elegant light to medium-bodied chardonnay, the accent firmly on citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit largely missing in action."

    Vintage 2015

    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal – 91 Points
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Gold Medal
    • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal

    Vintage 2014

    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 – Gold Medal
    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
    • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
    • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Silver Medal
    • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Silver Medal
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 90 Points
    "Hand-picked, destemmed, limited use of French oak for partial fermentation. Easy go lucky stone fruit (surprising given the alcohol) fits well with the simple vinification. No hard yards here." 

      Vintage 2013

      • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
      • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 - Gold Medal 90 points
      • Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 (UK) - Silver Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 91 Points 

      "Hand-picked; destemmed, not crushed; cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks, part finishing fermentation in new and used French oak. Initially delicately juicy, before gaining considerable traction on the back-palate and finish, fruit, not oak, setting the agenda."

      Vintage 2012

      • Adelaide Review Hot 100 (South Australian) Wines 2013 - Top 100
      • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2013 - Gold Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 94 Points
      • Wine Spectator (USA) August 2013 - 91 Points

      "Pale straw-green; the fragrant bouquet is quickly followed by an intense and tightly focused palate of impressive length, white stone fruit interwoven with grapefruit; the decision to largely ferment in stainless steel, with some new and used French barriques, worked well."

       Twilight of the Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

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