James Halliday Wine Companion 2014 (5 Red Stars!)

James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion is out and here is a quick summary of the wines reviewed…

This is a highly impressive partnership between Peggy and Carl Lindner (40%), Elena and Zar Brooks (40%), and Fiona and Brad Rey (20%). It brings together vineyards spread across the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena is not only the beautiful wife of industry dilettante Zar, but also an exceptionally gifted winemaker. It may be a dauntingly competitive marketplace, but there can be few more promising ventures than this one. Eye-catching line pricing of every wine bar the icon Red Queen Shiraz. Exports to all major markets.


2010 Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz – 96 Points
2009 Lion’s Tooth of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling – 95 Points
2012 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling – 94 Points
2012 Fairytale of the Barossa Rosé – 94 Points
2010 Lion’s Tooth of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling – 94 Points
2011 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz – 94 Points
2011 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz – 93 Points
2010 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz – 93 Points
2010 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon – 93 Points
NV Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedros Ximinéz – 93 Points
2011 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 Points
2012 Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – 90 Points
2011 Damsel of the Barossa Merlot – 90 Points

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