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Year’s Best Australian Shiraz from Wine & Spirits
September 11, 2012

10 of the 33 wines selected for Wine & Spirits Magazine’s YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ, are championed by Old Bridge Cellars. These winemakers give everything in their pursuit of truly distinctive, regionally defined styles that sit comfortably with the world’s best.

YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ
(10 of the 29 ‘exceptional’/90+ wines (33 total) are in OBC’s portfolio!)

91 pts – 2010 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz
92 pts – 2009 d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz
91 pts – 2010 d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz
90 pts –  2010 d’Arenberg the Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier
92 pts – 2010 John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz
92 pts – 2010 Yeringberg Shiraz
90 pts – 2009 Penley Estate Special Special Select Shiraz
91 pts – 2009 Plantagenet Shiraz
90 pts (Best Buy) – 2009 Plantagenet Omrah Shiraz
91 pts – 2010 Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz

IMPORTED NEW RELEASES
91 pts – 2010 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay
90 pts – 2010 Cullen Mangan MMPV
90 pts – 2010 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay
88 pts (Best Buy) – 2011 d’Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling
90 pts – 2010 d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon
93 pts – 2010 d’Arenberg The Blewitt Springs Grenache
90 pts – 2009 d’Arenberg The Sticks & Stones Tempranillo Blend
90 pts – 2009 d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings GSM
90 pts – 2009 Yarra Yering Pinot Noir
90 pts – 2008 Yarra Yering Potsorts
89 pts (Best Buy) – NV Chambers Rutherglen Muscat
93 pts –  NV Chambers Grand Muscat
90 pts – NV Chambers Rare Muscat
90 pts – 2009 Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
88 pts (Best Buy) – 2011 Plantagenet Omrah Sauvignon Blanc
91 pts – 2011 Plantagenet Riesling
90 pts – 2009 Plantagenet Omrah Cabernet/Merlot
90 pts – 2011 Zonte’s Footstep Seamakeover Verdelho
92 pts – 2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Read the full reviews.