100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2017/18 – final post

100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2017/18 – It’s a wrap!

The 2017/18 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow has come to an end.  It was the biggest Roadshow to date with over 2400 people tasting the wines all over the country.  In addition to the public events listed below, I showed these 100 Best wines to no less than 500 professionals in the City and an even larger range of wines from this Report to 30 elite sommeliers in both London and Edinburgh.

Thank you to every single person who has taken the time to join me on this Roadshow and thank you to the fantastic partners listed below for hosting such incredible tastings at such memorable locations.

2018/19 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow

The 2018/19 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow is very nearly complete with nine events booked already, including some debut partners in all corners of the country.  I will announce the full list of dates and venues in August 2018.

Dates and Details for the 2017/18 Roadshow

1st November 2017 – London with partners Tate Britain – SOLD OUT

10th November 2017 – Colchester with partners Church Street Tavern (including dinner) – SOLD OUT

1st February 2018 – Bath with partners Great Western Wine tel. 01225 322810 – SOLD OUT

7th February 2018Australia House, London with partners SWiG tel. 020 8995 7060 – SOLD OUT

1st March 2018 – Edinburgh with partners Smith & Gertrude tel. 0131 629 6280 – SOLD OUT

2nd March 2018Bridge of Allan, Stirling with partners WoodWinters tel. 01786 834894 – NOT SOLD OUT BUT THE BEAST FROM THE EAST DID NOT STOP US!

8th March 2018 –  St Helier, Jersey with partners Gorey Wine Cellar tel. 01534 636903 – SOLD OUT

9th March 2018 – Chichester with partners Hennings Wine tel. 01798 87248 – SOLD OUT

15th March 2018 – Birmingham with partners Loki Wine Merchant & Tasting House tel. 0121 212 9440 – SOLD OUT

Roadshow Wines

There are no less than 51 wines in this year’s stellar line-up.  This is the largest number of wines I have ever taken around the country on a 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow and, as you will see below, the list is packed with exceptional creations.  There are well-known wineries present as well as some brand new names and also some real surprises.  Every single wine is of the highest quality imaginable.  Everyone who comes to a Roadshow event will be given a 62-page 100 Best Booklet with tasting notes on every single wine as well as loads of other information besides.  They will also be given a code to download this Report digitally from my website for free.  The digital Report, when opened in Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, allows you to add your own notes to my pages and then it saves everything when you close the file.   I look forward to pouring these wines for you.

Sparkling

2011 Jansz Tasmania, Premium Vintage Cuvée, Tasmania

White

Semillon

2016 Tyrrell’s, Hunter Valley Semillon, New South Wales

2016 Gundog Estate, Wild Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

2015 Tempus Two, Pewter Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Riesling

2016 Jacob’s Creek, Classic Riesling, South Eastern Australia

2016 Devil’s Corner, Riesling, Tasmania

2017 Jim Barry, The Lodge Hill Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia

2017 Tim Adams, Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia

2016 Skillogalee, Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia

Aromatic

2016 First Drop, Vivo Arneis, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2016 Tahbilk, Marsanne, Nagambie Lakes, Victoria

2016 Tahbilk, Viognier, Nagambie Lakes, Victoria

2016 Oxford Landing Estates, Marty’s Block Viognier, South Australia

2016 Fox Gordon, Princess Fiano, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2017 Tim Adams, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, South Australia

2016 Antiquarian, Rare Field White, Riverland, South Australia

Chardonnay

2016 Xanadu, Exmoor Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

2016 Wirra Wirra, 12th Man Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2016 Giant Steps, Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2014 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

Red

Pinot Noir

2016 Yering Station, Little Yering Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2016 Innocent Bystander, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2016 Paringa Estate, Peninsula Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

2015 Ten Minutes By Tractor, Wallis Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Weird & Wonderful

2015 Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy, Lagrein, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2016 Fox Gordon, The Dark Prince Nero d’Avola, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

NV Payten & Jones, Solera Leuconoe Sangiovese, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Xanadu Estate, Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

2014 Howard Park, Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

2014 Parker Estate, Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia

2014 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia

2013 Yalumba, The Menzies Vineyard The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia

2014 Cherubino, Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Australia

2012 Kilikanoon, Tregea Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, South Australia

The Great Australian Red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz

2015 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill, Seventy Six Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia

2013 Lehmann / Hesketh Mk.01, Cabernet / Shiraz, Coonawarra / Barossa Valley, South Australia

Grenache-based blends

2015 Turkey Flat, Butcher’s Block Red, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2014 Sons of Eden, Kennedy Grenache / Shiraz / Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2015 Pertaringa, The Gentlemen’s GSM, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2013 d’Arenberg, The Ironstone Pressings, GSM, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2014 Charles Melton, Nine Popes, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2014 Torbreck, The Steading, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Shiraz

2016 Wakefield, Estate Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia

2016 Berton Vineyard, The Black Shiraz, South Australia

2014 Penfolds, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia

2014 Wakefield, St Andrews Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia

2014 The Story, R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyard Syrah, Grampians, Victoria

2009 Brown Brothers, Patricia Shiraz, Heathcote, Victoria

Fortified

NV Yalumba, Museum Reserve Muscat, Victoria

NV Pfeiffer, Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria

NV Chambers Rosewood, Rutherglen Old Vine Muscat, Victoria