Monday 17 February 2020

WBM Magazine 2019 Wines of the Year – 95 points and above

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Tyson Stelzer and Mike Bennie review 600 wines each year for WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine. These are our 2019 Wines of the Year – 95 points and above.

98 POINTS
Clonakilla 2017 Murrumbateman Syrah (Tyson Stelzer)
Xanadu 2017 Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay (TS)

97.5 POINTS
Xanadu 2017 Stevens Road Margaret River Chardonnay (TS)

97 POINTS
Grosset 2016 Gaia (TS)
Henschke 2015 Mount Edelstone Shiraz (TS)
Mount Langi Ghiran 2017 Grampians Langi Shiraz (TS)
Voyager Estate MJW 2014 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Voyager Estate MJW 2016 Margaret River Chardonnay (TS)
Yalumba 2013 The Caley (TS)

96 POINTS
Bekkers 2017 McLaren Vale Syrah (Mike Bennie)
Best’s 2017 Great Western Bin No 0 Shiraz (TS)
Cullen 2017 Kevin John Wilyabrup Chardonnay (TS)
Cullen 2017 Diana Madeline Margaret River (TS)
Deep Woods Estate 2018 Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay (TS)
Dutschke 2016 Oscar Semmler St Jakobi Vineyard Shiraz (TS)
Grosset 2018 Polish Hill Riesling (TS)
Grosset 2019 Polish Hill Riesling (TS)
Henschke 2013 Hill of Roses Shiraz (TS)
Henschke 2014 Hill of Grace Shiraz (TS)
Hentley Farm 2016 H-Block Barossa Valley (TS)
Leo Buring 2019 Leonay DWW14 Riesling (TS)
Leo Buring 2013 Mature Release Eden Valley Riesling (TS)
Mount Horrocks 2018 Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling (TS)
Mount Horrocks 2019 Cordon Cut Clare Valley Riesling (TS)
Mount Pleasant 1921 Vines 2017 Hunter Valley Old Paddock Vineyard Shiraz (TS)
Mount Pleasant 1965 Vines 2017 Hunter Valley Rosehill Vineyard Shiraz (TS)
Mount Pleasant 2017 Maurice O’Shea Shiraz (TS)
Pooley 2017 Cooinda Vale Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (TS)
SC Pannell 2017 Old McDonald McLaren Vale Grenache (MB)
Torbreck 2017 The Gask Eden Valley Shiraz (TS)
Torbreck 2016 RunRig (TS)
Teusner 2017 Albert Barossa Valley Shiraz (TS)
Ulithorne 2016 McLaren Vale Avitus Shiraz (TS)
Vasse Felix 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Voyager Estate 2014 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Voyager Estate 2014 North Block Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Xanadu 2016 Stevens Road Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Yarra Yering 2017 Dry Red Wine No1 (TS)
Yering Station 2017 Reserve Shiraz Viognier (MB)

95 POINTS
Bellebone 2016 Vintage Rosé (TS)
Chapel Hill 2016 The Vicar McLaren Vale (MB)
Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2016 (MB)
Clyde Park 2017 Single Block D Pinot Noir (MB)
Clyde Park 2017 Single Block F Pinot Noir (MB)
Curly Flat 2017 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir (TS)
Curator Wine Co 2017 Barossa Valley Shiraz (MB)
Dutschke 2016 St Jakobi Single Vineyard Shiraz (TS)
Eden Road 2017 Canberra Syrah (MB)
Elderton 2016 Ashmead Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (MB)
Frankland Estate 2015 Olmo’s Reward (MB)
Geoff Merrill 2015 Parham Cabernet Sauvignon (MB)
Glaetzer 2016 Anaperenna Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Glaetzer 2017 Amon-Ra by Ben Glaetzer (TS)
Grant Burge 2015 The Vigneron Reserve Eden Valley Riesling (TS)
Grosset 2016 Gaia (MB)
Grosset 2019 Springvale Riesling (TS)
Hentley Farm 2016 von Kasper Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (MB)
Hare’s Chase 2013 Lepus Barossa Valley Shiraz (MB)
Henschke 2016 The Wheelwright Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz (TS)
Howard Park 2016 Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Hungerford Hill 2018 McLaren Vale Epic Shiraz (MB)
Kaesler 2017 The Bogan Deep Roots Barossa Valley Shiraz (MB)
Kurtz Family Vineyards 2014 Schmick Barossa Valley Shiraz (MB)
Levantine Hill 2015 Yarra Valley Samantha’s Paddock Melange Traditionnel (MB)
Leeuwin Estate 2015 Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Majella 2014 The Malleea by Majella Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (TS)
McGuigan 2014 The Philosophy Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (TS)
Montalto 2017 Mornington Peninsula Main Ridge Block Pinot Noir (MB)
Mount Horrocks 2018 Watervale Riesling (TS)
Mount Langi Ghiran 2017 Grampians Mast Shiraz (TS)
Mount Pleasant 2017 Hunter Valley Full Bodied Dry Red Mountain D (TS)
Mosswood 2018 Ribbon Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (TS)
Oakridge 2016 864 Drive Block Funder & Diamond Yarra Valley Chardonnay (TS)
Paringa Estate 2016 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir (MB)
Penfolds 2016 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz (TS)
Pewsey Vale 2013 The Contours Eden Valley Riesling Museum Reserve (TS)
Pooley 2017 Butcher’s Hill Tasmania Single Vineyard Chardonnay (TS)
Pooley 2017 Margaret Pooley Tribute Tasmania Riesling (TS)
Pooley 2018 Tasmania Butcher’s Hill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (TS)
Pooley 2018 Tasmania Jack Denis Pooley Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (TS)
Rochford Wines 2018 Single Vineyard Premier Yarra Valley Chardonnay (MB)
Rochford Wines 2018 Single Vineyard Dans les Bois Coldstream Pinot Noir (MB)
Rudderless 2017 Sellicks Hill Grenache (MB)
Rusden 2016 Black Guts Shiraz (MB)
Soumah 2017 Equilibrio Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (MB)
Stefano Lubiana 2008 Grande Vintage Methode Traditionnelle (TS)
Stefano Lubiana 2017 Estate Chardonnay (TS)
Steingarten 2018 Barossa Riesling (TS)
Tapanappa 2017 Tiers Vineyard Piccadilly Chardonnay (MB)
Tapanappa 2015 Whalebone Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot Cabernet Franc (MB)
Teusner 2017 Big Jim Barossa Valley Shiraz (MB)
Teusner & Page 2017 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Torbreck 2017 The Struie (TS)
Turkey Flat 2016 Shiraz (TS)
Turkey Flat 2017 Grenache (TS)
Ulithorne 2016 McLaren Vale Unicus Shiraz (TS)
Vasse Felix 2015 Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec (MB)
Vasse Felix 2018 Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (TS)
Vasse Felix 2017 Margaret River Shiraz (TS)
Voyager Estate 2016 Broadvale Block 5 Margaret River Chardonnay (TS)
Voyager Estate 2016 Broadvale Block 6 Chardonnay (TS)
Voyager Estate 2014 Old Block V9 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Voyager Estate 2016 Project W5 Cabernet Sauvignon (MB)
Wantirna Estate 2016 Amelia Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (TS)
Wantirna Estate 2017 Isabella Yarra Valley Chardonnay (TS)
Xanadu 2017 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Xanadu 2016 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (TS)
Xanadu 2017 Margaret River Chardonnay (TS)
Yalumba 2017 The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier (TS)
Yarra Yering 2017 Agincourt Cabernet Malbec (TS)
Yering Station 2016 Yarra Valley Reserve Shiraz (MB)

Photograph: Christian Canute from Rusden (Mike Smith).

 

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