Cracker vintage for Hunter Valley wines

“TEN out of 10, that’s how the red wines from the 2014 vintage are rated by some of the Hunter Valley’s leading producers.

Last week, as the first of this year’s whites were being bottled and the reds were quietly maturing in oak barrels, I sought the views of 10 wine men and women on Harvest 2014.

They responded by rating their whites at between 7.5 and 9 out of 10. And the reds? None of the 10 rated their 2014s below 9.”

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