Tasting Notes

wine of the year

Mixed Wines

For over 25 years, the Wine of the Year has been our most popular Wine Reservation. The Wine of the Year mixed reservation let's you enjoy the year's two finest wines - a red and white - as chosen by our expert Tasting Panel at a fraction of the price you would pay at the cellar door.

Discover the year's finest wines.

Each year you’ll receive your Reservation of the annual Winners in January and Hall of Fame in July.

Hall of Fame Case Tasting Notes

Wine of the Year
  • Redemption Hilltops Shiraz 2016

    Shiraz from the Hilltops region of New South Wales is one of the most exciting expressions of this famous Australian varietal. Showing plush dark fruits and cool climate class, it has the Neil Doddridge stamp of quality in every sip.

  • Right Side of the Tracks Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    This medal-winning Cab Sav from the legendary Coonawarra region showcases complex notes of lifted spice and blue fruits on the nose alongside, strong black cherry and blackcurrant flavours on the palate.

  • Krondorf Growers Barossa Shiraz 2018

    Medal-winning South Australian Shiraz from the world renowned Barossa Valley. This superb wine displays intense and fragrant dark berry fruit aromas, with a long and supple palate.

  • Mockingbird Hill Slate Lane Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2019

    Outstanding Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec , with rich bramble and berry flavours and long tannins, this wine is destined to improve for many years to come.

  • Pepper Tree Black Label Wrattonbully Merlot 2019

    A classic expression of this superb varietal, this Merlot is supple and rich. The nose is an expressive mix of ripe plum and red berry notes leading into a juicy palate balanced with fine oak and silky tannins.

  • The Gallows Wine Co. Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

    Soft, well balanced Cabernet Merlot blend with an opulent, yet refined palate. Fleshy integrated tannins and savoury depth from smokey oak.

  • Lobster Reef Black Label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    This Sauvignon Blanc is in a modern, ripe tropical style with bright acidity and freshness. It has good mid palate weight and finishes fresh and long.

  • Briar Ridge Wrattonbully Chardonnay 2019

    This Wrattonbully Chardonnay displays lifted aromas of white peach and stone fruits alongside a generously fruit-driven palate with crisp refreshing acidity balanced by subtle oak complexity providing a generous finish.

  • Zonte's Footstep Doctoressa Di Lago Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2019

    This wine is just like biting into a fresh Nashi pear, with hints of melon . The palate is crisp and fine yet surprisingly soft considering the zingy and tight finish. A delicious spice quality adds another layer of interest.

  • Fierte Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

    An ethereal New Zealand Pinot Gris with zesty acidity softened by lush tropical fruits, nettles and herbaceous flavours on the lingering finish.

  • Hutt River Clare Valley Riesling 2020

    This Riesling is a classic Clare Valley example showing lifted lemon and lime citrus fruit flavour. The palate is fresh, intensely flavoured and super long.

  • Abbey View High Altar Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

    Made from Abbey View's finest parcels of fruit, this complex, full flavoured Margaret River Chardonnay displays lifted aromas of grapefruit, gunflint and herbs interspersed with richer tropical fruit and subtle oak hints on the palate.

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