Halliday High Points

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There’s not too much doubt James Halliday is Australia’s most influential wine critic. Here’s a pack of some of our faves, which he’s given scores ranging between 94 and 97 points out of a hundred, all delicious and great value to boot.

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1. 2015 Alpha Crucis Shiraz
97pts James Halliday
The highest pointed Alpha Crucis wine ever, thanks to a lazy 97 points from James Halliday. A detailed and finely drawn portrait of intensity and clarity of fruit. Perfume abounds, as does exceptional blue fruit, plums, ripe tannins and spindles of gorgeously cedary oak.

2. 2013 Willunga 100 'The Tithing' Grenache
96pts James Halliday
Best Grenache ever to grace our shelves. Big, rich, and sinewy, this old vine Grenache offers bright, bold fruits and a fine weave of tannin along with excellent acidity. The result is a red and blue fruited beauty which is mouthwatering and persistent.

3. 2015 Chalk Hill Shiraz
95pts James Halliday, 94pts Tony Keys
It all starts with the colour for this 95 point scorer. Vibrant and glossy purple in appearance, it’s absolutely bursting with flavour, aroma and complexity. There’s blackberry, dark plum and crunchy red cherry in a fruit forward McLaren Vale style, wrapped in spiced vanilla, dark chocolate and mint. Ten minutes in the glass and sweet red apple and bath powders appear amidst a familiar Mediterranean backdrop. It’s got excellent structure and intensity but delicate acid and tannin, giving it exciting cellaring potential if you can keep your hands off it!

4. 2015 Curtis Family Vineyards Cavaliere Cabernet Sauvignon
94pts James Halliday, 4.5 Stars Winestate, Top in Category Winestate
A superb first release Cabernet under the Curtis Cavaliere label and as good as you’d expect if you’ve had the Shiraz previously. Lots going on here, with chocolate, spice, cedary oak and lots of fine tannins. Decant for an hour or so if you want to try it now or stick it in the broom closet for up to 10 years.

5. 2015 Pertaringa 'Over the Top' Shiraz
95pts James Halliday, 96pts Tony Keys, 95pts Sam Kim, 94pts Wine Showcase Magazine, Gold Medal, 5 Stars Winestate
Seductive is the word here as allspice, liquorice, black pepper and chocolate abound. There’s plenty of oak too making this an exceedingly generous drink but there is enough acid to pull it into balance. A ripper. At 14.7% it is a biggun but it holds the alcohol exceedingly well with an elegance which underpins the fruit weight. One you can happily drink now after decanting, or at any time over the next 15 years.

6. 2015 Curtis Family Vineyards Limited Series McLaren Vale Shiraz
94pts James Halliday
Rippingly good, fine boned yet full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz. We reckon this one will improve with cellaring for 20 years, such is its structure and power of fruit. Lots of black and blue fruits here, along with aristocratic spindles of cedary oak.

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