The James Halliday Top 100 is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. With over 1055 wines tasted for this year's edition we have scoured through to hunt down the best of best highly rated wines at the lowest price. What we have assembled is 3 bottles each of 4 different varieties from 4 renowned producers that has received a whopping 96 Points or more.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Scotchmans Hill Shiraz 2018
3 bottles        Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache 2019
3 bottles        Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles        Pikes The Merle Clare Valley Riesling 2020

 

Scotchmans Hill Shiraz 2018
15% whole bunches, wild fermentation,10 months in French oak. A highly expressive, fragrant and complex bouquet carries onto the savoury/spicy palate with wild blackberry, licorice and black peppercorn flavours. The tannins are very good, adding to texture and length. Drink to: 2040; Price: $42.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 98 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache 2019
From vines planted in '45 on a deep sandy dune dubbed ‘The Beach' by Yangarra. Whole bunches are open-fermented. The bouquet exudes fresh-picked raspberries which form the nucleus of the powerful and intense palate, with grainy tannins that underline the complexity of the wine. Drink to: 2034; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2019
Whole-bunch pressed, wild-yeast fermented in new (40%) and used French oak. The bouquet is complex with funky (good) aromas, the palate briefly nodding to the bouquet before moving on to a pure stream of fresh citrus and white peach. The balance and aftertaste are special. Drink to: 2034; Price: $49.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

Pikes The Merle Clare Valley Riesling 2020
Pikes' flagship, but also a Clare Valley flagship. It's not often a 6-month-old riesling can be described as luscious, but that's the impact of this wine. It's citrus focused, of course, and it also has keynote acidity, but it's the honeyed mouthfeel and flavour that hits the jackpot. Drink to: 2035; Price: $52.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 98 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 10574
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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