Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz Awards

2022 Vintage

  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2024 – Double Gold Medal
  • Wine Pilot (9th Jan 2024) – 92 Points
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox (27th Dec 2023) – 91 Points, Silver

2021 Vintage

  • 2022 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Platinum 94 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2023 – Gold Medal 95 Pts
  • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2022 – 95 Points, Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2022 – Gold Medal
  • 10th “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2023 – Gold
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2022 – Gold Medal
  • 2023 AWC Vienna Wine Challenge – Gold
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold Medal
  • Global Syrah Masters 2023 Gold Medal
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2023- Silver
  • Royal Perth Wine Show 2023 – Silver Medal
  • The New Zealand International Wine Show 2022 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge UK 2023 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin – 92 Points, Silver
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox – 92 Points, Silver

2020 Vintage

  • The New Zealand International Wine Show 2021 – 98 Points, Double Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 – 93 Points, Silver
  • 2022 Perth Royal Wine Awards – 92, Silver
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 (DWWA) – 92 Points, Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2022 (IWC) – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna 2022 – Silver
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin – 91 points

2019 Vintage

  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 – Trophy for Champion Shiraz & Predominant blends, Double Gold Medal
  • Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (Nov 2020) – 95 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Ray Jordan 2020 – 93 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – 91 Points
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin – 90 Points
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox (20 February 2021) – 90 Points
  • 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (USA) – 90 Points, Gold
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Silver Medal

2018 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020– 95 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirits Awards UK 2020 – Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine & Double Gold Medal
  • Winemaker International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020 – Gold 92 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – 91 Points
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards (UK) 2020 – Silver Medal

2017 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019– 95 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Platinum, 94 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Double Gold Medal + Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • New York International Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • James Suckling – 92 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine Competition 2019 – Silver 89 Points
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 92 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal

2016 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Best Shiraz, Platinum, 96 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points

2015 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Platinum 94 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2017 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • James Suckling – 90 Points
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value – Double Gold Medal
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 – Silver Medal

2014 Vintage

  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Platinum Medal 95 Points
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2016 – Blue Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 93 Points
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016 (USA) – Gold Medal 91 points
  • China Wines & Spirits Awards 2015 – Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Vinalies Internationales 2016 – Silver Medal, 83 Points
  • VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian wine Companion – 90 Points

2013 Vintage

  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Blue Gold and Top 100
  • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal

2012 Vintage

  • International Wine Challenge (London) 2014 – Trophy
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Spiegelau International Wine Competition (New Zealand) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 Points
  • Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (Aug 2015) – 95 Points
  • New World Wine Awards (New Zealand) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge (Austria) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards (Shanghai) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2013 – Silver Medal
  • Cuisine Magazine – 5 stars

2021 Vintage

  • 2022 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Platinum 94 Points
  • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2022 – 95 Points, Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2022 – Gold Medal
  • 10th “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2023 – Gold
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2022 – Gold Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold Medal
  • Global Syrah Masters 2023 Gold Medal
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2023- Silver
  • The New Zealand International Wine Show 2022 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge UK 2023 – Silver Medal
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox – 92 Points, Silver

2020 Vintage

  • The New Zealand International Wine Show 2021 – 98 Points, Double Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 – 93 Points, Silver
  • 2022 Perth Royal Wine Awards – 92, Silver
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 (DWWA) – 92 Points, Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2022 (IWC) – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna 2022 – Silver
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin – 91 points

2019 Vintage

  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 – Trophy for Champion Shiraz & Predominant blends, Double Gold Medal
  • Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (Nov 2020) – 95 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Ray Jordan 2020 – 93 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – 91 Points
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin – 90 Points
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox (20 February 2021) – 90 Points
  • 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (USA) – 90 Points, Gold
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Silver Medal

2018 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020– 95 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirits Awards UK 2020 – Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine & Double Gold Medal
  • Winemaker International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020 – Gold 92 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – 91 Points
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards (UK) 2020 – Silver Medal

2017 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019– 95 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Platinum, 94 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Double Gold Medal + Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • New York International Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • James Suckling – 92 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine Competition 2019 – Silver 89 Points
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 92 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal

2016 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Best Shiraz, Platinum, 96 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points

2015 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Platinum 94 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2017 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • James Suckling – 90 Points
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value – Double Gold Medal
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 – Silver Medal

2014 Vintage

  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Platinum Medal 95 Points
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2016 – Blue Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 93 Points
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016 (USA) – Gold Medal 91 points
  • China Wines & Spirits Awards 2015 – Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Vinalies Internationales 2016 – Silver Medal, 83 Points
  • VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian wine Companion – 90 Points

2013 Vintage

  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Blue Gold and Top 100
  • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal

2012 Vintage

  • International Wine Challenge (London) 2014 – Trophy
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Spiegelau International Wine Competition (New Zealand) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 Points
  • Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (Aug 2015) – 95 Points
  • New World Wine Awards (New Zealand) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge (Austria) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards (Shanghai) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2013 – Silver Medal
  • Cuisine Magazine – 5 stars

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Vintage 2019

  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2020 – Trophy for Champion Shiraz & Predominant blends, Double Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Ray Jordan 2020 – 93 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – 91 Points
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox – 90 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Silver Medal “Powerful statement of the McLaren Vale. It’s been crafted in traditional ways with open fermenters, basket pressing and largely older French oak. Combines the sweet fruit of the region with a slightly dusty savory character creating an appealing complexity, Rolls effortlessly to a long finish”.    Ray Jordan

Vintage 2018

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020– 95 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirits Awards UK 2020 – Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine & Double Gold Medal
  • Winemaker International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020 – Gold 92 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards (UK) 2020 – Silver Medal “Matured in French and American oak (mainly used) for 18 months. Deeply coloured crimson-purple, it is redolent of McLaren Vale with layers of black fruits, choc-mint and ripe tannins, the oak important for texture, not flavour. All up, a thoroughly impressive wine at this price.” James Halliday

Vintage 2017

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Gold, 93 Points
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 – Platinum 94 points
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • New York International Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine Competition 2019 – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Show 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2-19 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 95 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 92 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 95 Points
“Hand-picked, crushed to open fermenters, 12 days on skins, 18 months maturation in French and American oak, largely used. Deep crimson-purple; full-bodied, but not the least oppressive, letting all things McLaren Vale free to express themselves. Blackberry, black cherry and bitter chocolate are wrapped in a gauze veil of ripe tannins.” James Halliday

Vintage 2016

  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Best Shiraz, Platinum, 96 Points
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points
“It combines heft with restraint and that’s its key. Black coal, redcurrant, blackberry and clove flavours announce the presence of a big wine, but from there it just keeps the flow going, the party on track. No fireworks, no overreaching, no embarrassing leaps into the pool, and all the better for it. This is a hearty red wine to sit down and settle in with.”

Vintage 2015

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Platinum 94 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2017 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2016 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value – Double Gold Medal
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 90 Points

Vintage 2014

  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Platinum Medal 95 Points
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2016 – Blue Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 93 Points
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 92 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016 (USA) – Gold Medal 91 points
  • China Wines & Spirits Awards 2015 – Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Vinalies Internationales 2016 – Silver Medal, 83 Points
  • VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian wine Companion – 90 Points

Vintage 2013

  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Blue Gold and Top 100
  • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 93 points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal

Vintage 2012

  • International Wine Challenge (London) 2014 – Trophy
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Spiegelau International Wine Competition (New Zealand) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal
  • New World Wine Awards (New Zealand) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge (Austria) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards (Shanghai) 2014 – Silver Medal
  • Critics Challenge (USA) 2013 – Silver Medal
  • Cuisine Magazine – 5 stars
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 95 Points
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