Stop Press – Selfridges 100 Best Australian Wines Tasting – 30 September 2010

100 Best Australian Wines Tasting

at the awesome Wonder Bar Selfridges

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 30 September 2010

contact the lovely Dawn Davies for tickets on 020 7318 3939


The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines List is the single most important and enjoyable work that I do in the course of my wine year!  I say this because tasting Aussie wine is always a joy.  OK, a few are dull and a few fall short, but the average quality of Australian wine is the highest of any country in the world.  Every year there are so many worthy candidates for this century of greats it is amazing. Only wines that score 18.5+/20 in my notes are considered – that’s GOLD standard!  So it is a pleasure and a challenge to whittle the wines down to a final hundred and there is a lot of tension and nail-biting along the way.  I say that this work is important because Australia is the number one country supplying wine to the UK.  So my decisions are critical.  The wines that I promote and pour for my readers and friends have to be bullet-proof, stellar examples of their kind.  They also have to be totally and utterly delicious.  I hope that this list shapes the wines that are shipped, sold, bought and drunk in this country, so I consider this initiative a mightily responsible duty to you, the keen wine lover.  I am going to pour a first class selection of my 100 Best for you on 30 September at the Wonder Bar, including Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Ben Glaetzer’s Wallace Shiraz/Grenache from the Barossa, Jeff Grosset’s Gaia from the Clare Valley, and Jim Barry’s The Florita Riesling. I very much look forward to sharing these incredible wines with you.

Check out this list of wines that will be on show!!!

2008 Stella Bella Chardonnay

2008 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Ten Minutes by Tractor Judd Vineyard Pinot Noir

2009 Chapel Hill Unwooded Chardonnay

2009 Keith Tulloch Field of Mars Semillon

2007 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

2004 Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling

2008 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay

NV Skillogalee Liqueur Muscat

2004 Tyrrells Belford Single Vineyard Hunter Semillon

2009 Frankland River Isolation Ridge Riesling

2008 Penfolds Bin 08A Chardonnay

2006 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

2008 Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/ Grenache

2007 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc

2009 Rose of Virginia, Charles Melton

2009 Mitolo Jester Cabernet

2006 Grosset Gaia

2007 Greenstone Sangiovese

2007 Plantagenet Shiraz

2006 Tapanapa Cabernet / Shiraz

NV Jansz Rose

2008 Yalumba Virgilius

2009 Pewsey Vale Riesling

2009 Jim Barry The Florita Riesling

2008 Vasse Felix Chardonnay

2008 Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet / Shiraz

2009 Jacobs Creek Sauvignon Blanc

2008 Red Claw Pinot Noir, Yabby Lake