To end up as a bestselling wine a few things have to happen. We have to love them enough to recommend them to you and you have to agree by way of coming back for more once you’ve had a crack at them. So here’s a selection of the wines we recommended and you loved - our bestselling reds of 2020...
Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache 2019
Trophy, Gold Medal, 96pts McLaren Vale Wine Show, 96pts Halliday Grenache Challenge
We saw musk, cherries, earthiness, black pepper, blackberries and more. A delicious, complete, complex yet playful Grenache and clearly one of Australia’s best.
Heirloom Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2017
6 x Gold Medals, 95pts James Halliday
Smooth, polished and rich, offering black and blue fruits, velvety tannins and beautifully subtle oak. Delicious already yet has the legs to cellar for a decade or more.
Through the Tasting Glass 'Mad Hatter' GMS 2017
95pts Kim Brebach
A truly beautiful and fruit driven blend displaying spice, confected notes, raspberries, rhubarb, sour cherry, chocolate, brooding brambles, blue and black fruits and fine, fine tannins. It’s a mad mélange this, one we’ll tip our hat to, whilst asking for it to be filled.
Martins Vineyard Limited McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
97pts Sam Kim, 95pts James Halliday, 94pts Patrick Eckel, 94pts Tony Love
Stunning intensity of blue and black fruits with absolutely no overripe characters. It is neither the heaving, jammy and over oaked behemoth of old, nor the modern, perfumed pretty which is in favour at the mo.
Curtis Limited Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
96pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday
Rippingly good, fine boned yet full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. Lots of black and blue fruits here, along with aristocratic spindles of cedary oak.
Jeanneret Cabernet Shiraz 2017
95pts Kim Brebach, 94pts Sam Kim
We see blackcurrant, plum, cedar, powdered dark chocolate and a lovely underpinning herbal characteristic which screams Caaaberneeet! There are some big, chalky tannins to finish but they sit well as a backstop to the beautifully intense dark fruits.