The Thirteenth Edition
Welcome to my 100 Best Australian Wines list for 2016/17. As always, this century of greats is the result of exhaustive tastings held in the UK and Australia over the last twelve months.
It represents the finest one hundred Australian wines available on the shelves in the UK for the coming year. 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’ worth of entertaining, cellar-building and championing. This document is, in effect, my snapshot of what is going on in Australia right now at the highest echelons of winemaking skill.
It goes without saying that every wine listed here has won its place by gaining immense scores in my notes and it has been confirmed by the various UK agents that they all 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 that there are an additional 113 wines which appear in the copy making a grand total of 223 wines, of 100 Best grade, which appear in this Report.
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This year’s report has been designed to support mobile devices with links to supplier websites and space for you to take notes on your phone or tablet.
To make the most of these features you will need to open it using Adobe’s excellent Acrobat Reader mobile app which is available free for all major platforms.
Just open the report in Reader then tap and hold at any point (though we have provided handy spaces for this) and you will be able to add your own text notes, sticky notes or draw on the screen with the freehand tool. You will also have access to other great features such as saving and sharing your annotated report through Dropbox.
Just visit this page on your mobile device for more information or to install it from the appropriate app store: