The Seventeenth Edition of my 100 Best Australian Wines Report represents the finest one hundred Australian wines available on the shelves in the UK for the coming twelve months.
It is designed as a balanced, modern collection of all styles of wine, including sparklers, whites, reds, sweet and fortified wines.
I endeavour to cover all price points and as many regions as possible in an effort to give you a complete Australian ‘wine list’ for the next twelve months of entertaining, cellar-building and championing. This document is, in effect, my snapshot of what is going on in Australia at the highest echelons of winemaking skill.
Every wine listed here has won its place by gaining immense scores in my notes, and the various UK agents have confirmed that they have sufficient stock to see us through to the New Year and hopefully beyond.
As always, these are the only criteria for inclusion. As you read through these notes, you will find there are 18 debut appearances this year and an additional 145 wines in the copy. This makes a grand total of 245 recommendations of 100 Best grade wines (the highest number ever) which appear in this Report. It is my great pleasure to bring these amazing wines to your attention.
Anyone looking seriously at laying down top Australian red and white wines for the long term should make a point of attending Matthew Jukes’s annual 100 Best Australian Wine Report tasting.
Absolutely fascinating. I have phoned my friend to say I am not going to make dinner because I want to taste every wine. The way your notes bring the wines to life is amazing.
The entire list is mesmerizing; your words conveying such focussed insight, with wonderful expression.
The 100 Best is a great showcase for Australia’s ever increasing number of truly fine wines. It’s a great snap shot of the great and the good, the established names and the new kids on the block. The price range is impressive from good value supermarket wines right up to Grange. Matthew’s notes on the wines and wineries are precise, insightful and make you want to try the wines.
I really enjoyed the 100 Aussies and I also really enjoyed your tasting notes – full of energy and precision.
It was genuinely one of the best wine evenings that I have attended.
What I love about 100 Best is seeing Australia evolve and progress, plus the surprises that are always on the table.
It’s the most elegant and balanced line up of Australian wines that I have tasted.
The diversity of 100 Best is most impressive. What is interesting is that it doesn’t come down to region but winemakers intent and confidence – it’s a truly exciting range.