Awards

'Hunt Rd' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Sold Out)

2012 Hunt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

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2012 Hunt Rd Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze Medal The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2015

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2015

Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 46th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today.

What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Our panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class.

Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition. Our partners around the world work throughout the year to drive awareness and promote winners to both trade and consumer audiences.

With 46 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality.

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2012 Hunt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

94 Points James Halliday

01 November 2016

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94 points James Halliday
Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating:94
Drink By:2027
Date Tasted:11 Jan 2016
Alcohol:14.5%

James Halliday – Published on 11 Aug 2016

Night-harvested, semi-crushed and open-fermented for 10 days, matured in new and used French barrels for 20 months. This has a lot to enjoy, with a clear expression of place (the touch of black chocolate) and variety, cassis and cedar neatly joined, the tannins fine and graceful.

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2012 Hunt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze Medal Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2017

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2017

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'Middle Tatta' Shiraz Cabernet 2008 (Sold Out)

2008 Middle Tatta Shiraz Cabernet, Gold Medal

Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011

01 January 1970

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EDITORIAL:
AWC Vienna is the world’s largest wine valuation and the only international wine valuation in Austria which is officially approved by the European Union for the purpose of granting awards for wines!

The panel of experts of awc vienna 2011 consists of national and international oenologists, wine experts, sommeliers, gastronomers, wine traders and journalits. The prerequisite for admission as member of the panel is the attestation of an official wine tasting exam according to the Austrian Wine Law or to an equivalent international sensorical experience.

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2008 ‘Middle Tatta’ Shiraz Cabernet, Silver Medal

Wine & Spirits Asia 2012, Singapore

01 January 1970

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WSA Wine Challenge is a well-established competition in Asia where wines submitted from around the world are evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges that represent accurate characteristics of the Asian palate. The previous edition held in the year 2010 saw labels from 17 wine-producing countries and regions taking part, making it the key platform for international wineries, producers, importers and traders to have their wines acclaimed. With Asia’s growing appreciation and consumption of wine, this coming edition will be highly anticipated by the industry as they eagerly await the winning wines that will best satisfy the palate of the Asian market.

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'Pink Hit' Gewurztraminer 2010 (Sold Out)

2010 Pink Hit Gewurztraminer, 94 Points

Tony Keys, Key Review of Wine No 36, June 2011

01 January 1970

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I have to confess to a decades old love for Gewurztraminer and after years of being disappointed at Australian offerings I am very pleased to see good ones coming to market; I just loved this its not a great wine but hell it’s a very enjoyable one on a dispassionate professional scale I think it rates 90 on a hedonistic one I think 94 on whatever scale its outstanding value at $17

Wines in this section that tickled my taste-buds enough to get a ……..TOP KEY…………
All Saints ‘Alias’ 2009, Conte Estate ‘Pink Hit’ McLaren Vale Gewurztraminer 2010

That is it for this issue, be happy, stay healthy and drink well

Tony

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2010 Pink Hit Gewurztraminer, Silver Medal

Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011

01 January 1970

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AWC Vienna is the world’s largest wine valuation and the only international wine valuation in Austria which is officially approved by the European Union for the purpose of granting awards for wines!

The panel of experts of awc vienna 2011 consists of national and international oenologists, wine experts, sommeliers, gastronomers, wine traders and journalits. The prerequisite for admission as member of the panel is the attestation of an official wine tasting exam according to the Austrian Wine Law or to an equivalent international sensorical experience.

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'Primrose Lane' Chardonnay 2011 (Sold Out)

2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, Silver Medal

Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2012

01 January 1970

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Light on the nose and the notes say a light-medium bodied wine. Spot on, I fully agree; no need for the melon, fig stuff they also drivel on about. 90 points
THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION IN NORTH AMERICA
CANADA, LARGE WINE IMPORTING COUNTRY.
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada is a competition of prestige, established since 1983. The competition proceeds under the high patronage ao the International Organization of the Vine and Wine (OIV), the “Union Internationale des ?nologues” (UIOE) and the World Federation of Major International Competitions of wines and spirits (VinoFed). The medals which are awarded there are universally recognized by commercial purchasers and of the public in general.

Limit of medals awarded
The sum of all medals awarded must not exceed 30% of the total of the samples presented at the competition according to the O.I.V. Standard on International Wine Competition.

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2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, 90 Points

Tony Keys Wine Review "Krow" The Key Review Of Wines issue 41

01 January 1970

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Light on the nose and the notes say a light-medium bodied wine. Spot on, I fully agree; no need for the melon, fig stuff they also drivel on about. 90 points

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2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, Gold Medal

IWSC-International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2012.

01 January 1970

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Judges Tasting Notes: Mid straw yellow with bright silver glints. Ripe stone fruits on the nose, a whiff of smoked bacon and roasting nuts. Very clean and pure in the mouth, this wine has minerality and then some. A cascade of flavours, rich without heaviness, oak so well integrated it is only another layer, with a cracking bite on the finish.

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

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2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, Silver Medal

2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

01 January 1970

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2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, Silver Medal

01 January 1970

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2011 ‘Primrose Lane’ Chardonnay, Silver Medal

International Wine Guide Spain 2013

01 January 1970

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Silver International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Tasting Notes;
It is a fresh, crisp & not too dry wine displaying ripe peach and
melon aromas with mild citrus complexity on the palate. Part
fermentation in French oak has given a depth and refined elegance to
this wine. The lasting impression is of fresh, crisp fruit and a
delightful zesty citrus finish.

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1880 Old Vine Shiraz 2016

1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – 93 Wine Showcase

93 Points | Wineshowcase Magazine, June 2019 New Release Tastings

01 January 1970

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Wineshowcase Magazine, June 2019 New Release Tastings

93Points

A lovely balance of aromas. Palate is solid and showing plenty of delicious depth and flavours.

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – 94 Points

94 points | Wine Business Magazine

01 January 1970

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94 points Mike Bennie – Wine Business Magazine July – August Edition

A turbo-charged red of inky colour, clove-on­forest berry and plum scents, whiffs of graphite and pencil shaving -some vanilla in the mix
too. It glides over the palate in a huge volume, leaving pleasing gummy tannins in its wake.
There’s depth and concentration in spades, but it finds a pleasing balance overall. Dive in. 14.5%
Reviewed by Mike Bennie

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards

Gold Medal | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

01 January 1970

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Gold Medal | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – Gold China Wine Awards

Gold Medal | China Wine Competition 2019

01 January 1970

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Gold Medal | China Wine Competition 2019

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – Gold London Wine Competition

Gold Medal | London Wine Competition 2020

01 January 1970

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Gold Medal

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – Silver Paris Wine Cup

Silver | Paris Wine Cup 2020

01 January 1970

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Silver Paris Wine Cup 2020

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1880 Old Shiraz 2016 – Gold Melbourne-International

Melbourne International Wine Competition

01 January 1970

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Il Bacio d`Oro Preservative Free Sparkling Moscato 2014 (SOLD OUT)

Il Bacio d`Oro Moscato 2014 – Silver Muscats du Monde 2014

01 January 1970

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Il Bacio d`Oro Moscato – 90 Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke Review August 2014 please view editorial

01 January 1970

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90 Points
Deep yellow-golden colour, a trifle cloudy, with a strange mead-like aroma revealing apparent age, as does the colour. Lots of honey notes and perhaps a hint of muscat fruit, but it’s morphed into other things now.
The softness, fullness and sweetness make it an appealing drink. I like it. It’s very soft and harmonious, loaded with character and really fills the mouth.
(No added preservatives. “”Minimal fining and filtration. No added preservatives”” Directions: “”Shake me gently””)

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La Vita Nuda Vermentino 2014

2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

Bronze Medal Small Winemakers Competiton 2016

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal Small Winemakers Competiton 2016
2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

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2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

Bronze Medal Hong Kong International Wine Competition 2016

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal Hong Kong International Wine Competition 2016
2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

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2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

Bronze Medal Australian Alternvative Varieties Competition 2016

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal 2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino
Australian Alternative Varieties Competition 2016

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2014 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

90 Points James Halliday

06 January 2017

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90 POINTS James Halliday – Published on 01 Jun 2017

Crushed and pressed in an airbag press, the unclarified juice cool-fermented in stainless steel, 9 months on lees. The bouquet is (unexpectedly) very aromatic, with pine tree/pine nuts and citrus zest providing plenty of interest; the palate takes some of those characters and adds pear and apple

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2016 La Vita Nuda Vermentino

Bronze Medal Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2017

01 January 1970

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Bronze Medal Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2017

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Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein 2014

2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein Review Max Crus Daily Examiner 9.1 / 10

Daily Examiner Grape Expectations Max Crus

01 January 1970

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Fantastic review by Max Crus
“Possibly Australia best Lagrein and possibly the best sparkling red, full stop. A flavourful and magical mousse, is a chick or bloke magnet.”
9.1 / 10

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2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative Free Sparkling Lagrein Article Max Allen

The Australian, Max Allen. please view web reference

01 January 1970

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Max Allen Article The Australian

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2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein

Silver Medal Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2014

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2014

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2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein THE ADELAIDE REVIEW HOT 100 SA WINES 2014

The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines 2014

01 January 1970

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Presenting our 2014 Lacrima di Terra sparkling preservative free Lagrein once again hitting the big time!

Our stunner of a wine has made the Hot 100 2014 list of SA wines

This means out of more than 1400 wines tasted by expert wine judges our Lagrein hit the top of the list

The Adelaide Review Hot 100 goal every year is to find the most drinkable wines in South Australia

And WALA there it is BAM! sitting pretty in the Magazine for all to see.

Tasting Notes; Lambrusco inspired thrills with a chill. Opaque with notes of bitter cherry, squid ink, nori and tar. Spritz and firm tannins deftly offset attractive residual sugar. Lots of fun and pleasure here.

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2014 Lacrima di Terra Sparkling Preservative Free Lagrein

Silver Medal Effervescents du Monde 2014

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal Effervescents du Monde 2014 France
More than 600 wine samples
Medal Distribution:
Gold Medals: 35
Silver Medals: 167
Our Ambition:
To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde®: diversity, quality and high standards.

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Mixed Up Teen' Rose` 2010 (Sold Out)

2010 ‘Mixed Up Teen’ Rose, Silver Medal

2011 Wine Style For Asia Awards, Singapore

01 January 1970

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Nuovo Cammino Aglianico 2014

2014 Aglianico Nuovo Cammino 4 Stars Winestate 2017

Winestate Spanish and Italian Tastings 2017

08 April 2017

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4 Stars Winestate Spanish and Italian Tastings 2017

Tasting Notes
An interesting wine with a fascinating lift of nutmeg
and toasted almond fragrances. Powerful but classy flavours
with a hint of sweetness

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2014 Aglianico Nuovo Cammino 90 Points / Silver

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

08 July 2017

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2014 Aglianico Nuovo Cammino 90 Points / Silver
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Wine Companion tasting note.
Rating: 90 / Silver
Drink By:2022Price:$25.00Date Tasted:13 Dec 2016Alcohol:13.5%
James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

There’s reason to stop and take note of this southern Italian variety, with its maraschino cherry fruit tamed by spicy/earthy/wild herb notes on the aftertaste. It has sultry Italian maiden charm that keep your eyes on it (or her, or vice versa).

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Over The Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz 2012 (Sold Out)

2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

93+ / 100 Wine Review - WineFront - Campbell Mattinson May 2015

05 September 2015

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93+ Points / Gold Outstanding – Campbell Mattinson Wine Front
Grown on vines planted circa 1880. Hand picked, crushed and open fermented for 12 days. Matured in new and seasoned French oak for 24 months.

Dense but vibrant. A soak of red cherry, plum, blackberry and tar, with lifted notes of orange peel and clovey spice. Teeters on the exotic. Tannin is stern and earthen yet still manages to go with the juicy flow of the wine. You’d almost describe this as “dense but light”. Its flavour profile is a modern rendition of a classic McLaren Vale Burgundy style.
Rated : 93+ Points (+; has the potential to become better with cellaring)
Tasted : May15
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2016 – 2028

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

93 points James Halliday

01 January 1970

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93 Points James Halliday
Wine Companion tasting note.
Rating:93
Drink By:2032
Date Tasted:25 May 2015Alcohol:14.5%

James Halliday – Published on 10 Aug 2016

Hand-picked, crushed and open-fermented for 12 days, then matured in new and used French oak for 2 years. A richly endowed wine, with an array of black (predominantly) and red fruits, an air brush of McLaren Vale chocolate joined at the hip with oak. Everything is on song until the last moment when there is a slight phenolic catch on the flow.

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Silver Medal New York International Wine Competition 2015

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal New York International Wine Competition 2015

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

01 January 1970

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Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Gold Medal MUNDUS VINI 2015 - Summer Tasting

09 June 2015

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Gold Medal MUNDUS VINI 2015 – Summer Tasting

Many thanks for taking part in the 17th MUNDUS VINI Grand International Wine Award 2015, and
congratulations on the award won by your wine.

Nearly 150 jury members from 36 countries came here to Neustadt as our guests in the beginning
of september. They carried out a professional sampling of the wine you submitted, and rewarded it
with a medal for its excellent quality. Overall the members of our jury awarded this year 33 of the
coveted Grand Gold-Medals, 768 Gold-Medals and 858 Silver-Medals.

Due to our strict rules, the awarding of medals is limited to 40 per cent of entries maximum. Your
wine passed this test with flying colours.

We would now like to wish you lots of success with the marketing of your product

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Silver Outstanding Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition’s (IWSC) 2015

01 January 1970

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Silver Outstanding Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition’s (IWSC) 2015
Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 46th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today.

What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Our panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class.

Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition. Our partners around the world work throughout the year to drive awareness and promote winners to both trade and consumer audiences.

With 46 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality.

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

01 January 1970

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Silver Award Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

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2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz

Top 25 Australian Shiraz Wines In Singapore 2019

01 January 1970

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4 stars & made Top 10 for an Australian Shiraz sold in Singapore

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Primrose Lane Unwooded Chardonnay 2016

Primrose Lane Chardonnay 2016 – 94 Tony Keys

94 points Tony Keys / The Key Report 13th April 2017

01 January 1970

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94 points Tony Keys / The Key Report 13th April 2017 2016 Primrose Lane Unwooded Chardonnay

Conte Estate ‘Primrose Lane’ McLaren Vale Unwooded Chardonnay 2016: This may lack oak, but it has a gorgeous, fresh, lively nose. It’s also fresh and alive as it sails across the palate. The absence of oak in this case lets mineral characters shine, and this wine shines clear and bright. It’s a remarkable wine. 94 points and great value at just $20.

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Primrose Lane Chardonnay 2016 – Bronze London International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal IWC 2017- Tranche 2

01 January 1970

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Widely recognised as the most respected and prestigious international wine competition in the world.

Bronze Medal IWC 2017 – Tranche 2

Judges Tasting Notes;
Mouthful of lemon-lime and orange blossom on the nose, light, clean mineral finish.

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Primrose Lane Chardonnay 2016 – 93 Wine Showcase

Wine Showcase Chardonnay Tasting 2017

08 April 2017

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93 Points Wine Showcase Chardonnay Tasting 2017

Tasting Notes TBA

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Primrose Lane Chardonnay 2016 – Gold Melbourne International 2021

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021

01 January 1970

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Rock Hill Shiraz 2012 (out of stock)

Gold Medal 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

01 January 1970

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2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Gold Medal China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

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Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

11 January 2014

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Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

5109 wines registered 2309 wines scored for the final | 151 medals
The percentage rate was 6,57% of the wines in the competition

18 Gold
133 Silver

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Primrose Lane Chardonnay 2016 – 94 Tony Keys

91 Points James Halliday

01 January 1970

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James Halliday Wine Companion
Published on 25 Jul 2014
Rating:
91 points / Highly Recommended
Drink By:
2020
Price:
$25.00
Date Tasted:
08 Feb 2014
Alcohol:
14.5%
Tasting Notes
Only McLaren Vale could have produced this deeply coloured single vineyard wine, its plush black fruits wrapped in a coat of dark chocolate, sauced by French oak.

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Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` 2013 (Sold Out)

2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`Gold Medal

14th MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards 2014

01 January 1970

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2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Gold Medal 14th MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards 2014

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2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`92 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion January 2014

01 January 1970

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92 Points James Halliday

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2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose Gold Medal

China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

01 January 1970

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Gold Medal 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose`

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Silver 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose

Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

01 January 1970

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Silver 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

5109 wines registered 2309 wines scored for the final | 151 medals
The percentage rate was 6,57% of the wines in the competition

18 Gold
133 Silver

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2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose, Double Gold

Wine & Spirits Asia Awards 2014

01 January 1970

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Double Gold 2013 Rosato Longevo Grenache Rose` Wine & Spirits Asia Awards 2014

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Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine 2010

2010 Stick Gecko Noble Rot

95 Points Simon Hughes

01 January 1970

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95 Points Simon Hughes

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2010 sticky Gewurztraminer 90 Points / Silver

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

08 April 2017

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90 points /Silver James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating: 90 points / Silver
Drink By:2020 Price:$25.00 Date Tasted:23 Aug 2016 Alcohol:10.5%

James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

Bronze-gold in colour, it challenges the d’Arenberg super-stickies with its harvest at 23 degrees baume; extremely luscious, with spiced mandarin and cumquat flavours, it has the all-important acidity to provide balance, but does demand a rich dessert (or vanilla ice cream) to be anointed with this wine. The price is fair, too. 500ml.

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Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Gold Medal

2016 Australian Sweet Wine Challenge

01 January 1970

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Sticky Gecko Noble Rot Dessert Wine Gold Medal
2016 Australian Sweet Wine Challenge

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2010 sticky Gewurztraminer Gold Medal

2016 Australian Alternative Wine Show

01 January 1970

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2010 sticky Gewurztraminer
Gold Medal 2016 Australian Alternative Wine Show

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2010 sticky Gewurztraminer 4 stars

Winestate New Release September October 2016

10 January 2016

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4 stars Winestate New Release September October 2016

Citrus peel, candied orange, marmalade and honey aromas, nicely reflected on the palate. Lovely botrytis style with a long and generous palate.

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The Gondola' Grenache Shiraz 2006 Sold Out

2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

Wine Review, Murray Almond

01 January 1970

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Spicey nose with earthy cassis with dutch licorice hints The palate is nicely balanced to the alcohol and brings forward a touch more licorice while broadening nicely across thee palate. Medium firm fine tannins before a good long finish. A nicely structure Grenache Blend that could well handle some cellaring.
Drink 2008-2013
90/100 Excellent
RRP $18

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2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

Vienna International Wine Challenge2009 James Halliday Wine Companion

01 January 1970

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Medium-bodied; considerably more structure than the Grenache, McLaren Vale chocolate coming through for one thing, and plenty of black fruits for another, even if tempered a little by the grenache; good tannins and length. Cork 15° alc. RATING 90 DRINK 2012 DATE TASTED Mar 07

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2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz, Gold Medal

Vienna International Wine Challenge

01 January 1970

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2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz Silver Medal

Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada

01 January 1970

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2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz Gold Medal

2009 Sommelier Challenge, San Diego, California

01 January 1970

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2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

Wine Review, Paul Ippolito

01 January 1970

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Conte Estate The Gondola Grenache Shiraz 2006

Vibrant fresh and uplifting are the buzz words here. An impressive red blend that really hits the mark. You get loads of cherries, plums and earthy blackberries. The fruit is elegant and medium bodied, the oak is judiciously imparted and pairs up well with the fruit characters. The tannin structure is superfine and long and overall the drinkability factor is high. Decent honest red wine drinking, quite European in style, the fruit is there, but in a refined and not over the top sense and just right drinking for the cooler weather. Try it with roast lamb and veges.

Drink to 2012. Alc 14.5% (but not really discernable). About $20. 90/100 – Very Good.

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The Numb Hand Pruner' Grenache 2006 (sold out)

2006 Numb Hand Pruner Grenache, Great Review

Winetitles Magazine, Aug 2011 Issue

10 January 2011

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Pale birck red colour with an intense, savoury nose with some fruit evident. Good fruit intensity on the palate which has layers of complexity that makes the wine “seem to grow on the palate”, said one taster. Good texture and length with a soft finish.

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2006 ‘The Numb Hand Pruner’ Grenache, 90 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2012

07 December 2012

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The colour is still very good; the cork is still unmarked, four and a half years after first tasting the wine; the juicy red cherry fruits of grenache are still in high profile, albeit with plenty of mocha oak.
Drink by:
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Vine Shed Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Sold Out)

Silver Medal | AWC Vienna 2019

AWC Vienna 2019

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal | AWC Vienna 2019

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91 POINTS | Wine Showcase Magazine

Wine Showcase Magazine | New Release Tastings September 2019 Issue

01 January 1970

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91 Points | Wine Showcase Magazine Sept 2019 Issue

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Silver Medal | Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal | Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

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90 Points | James Halliday | Campbell Mattinson

James Halliday Wine Companion | Campbell Mattinson

08 January 2019

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Tasting Notes

Vineyard planted in ’79. Heightened blackcurrant and truffle with tips of sweet raspberry and raisin. It’s full-bodied and sweet with fruit; it’s not particularly varietal but it delivers a mouthful of berried flavour.

Campbell Mattinson

Published 01 August 2019

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Vine Shed Gewürztraminer 2016

Vine Shed Gewurz 2016 Silver Melb Int 2021

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021

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Vine Shed Pinot Noir 2020

89 points

Bonvinitas 2021 review - Germany

02 February 2021

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Great, what is possible with 12%! When smelling in, notes of cherries, sloes, ripe blackberries; on the tongue a very harmonious round red wine and this at pleasant 12% – a real art! Equally harmonious finish, in which the fruit of the bouquet reappears with gentle tannins. Nice with pasta dishes, pizza or braised meat.

https://www.bonvinitas.com/en/wine-ratings/162-category1-dry-up-to-12-percent/2020-vine-shed-pinot-noir-mclaren-vale-australia

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Vine Shed Shiraz 2019

Silver Melb Int 2021

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021

01 January 1970

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Silver Medal – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021

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