“THERE’S a 2011 shiraz that won four trophies, an innovative blend that incorporates the Portugues touriga nacional variety, a champion semillon that cost a mere $16 and a 1978 port-style fortified that won the heart of a celebrated international wine expert.
They are among the wines that can be bought now from 2014 Hunter Valley Wine Show entries that won 12 of the 20 trophies and 41 of the 54 gold medals.
The show’s guest judge Fongyee Walker, from Beijing, China, was given the task of selecting the inaugural Silver Bullet Trophy for a wine of international calibre and selected the Drayton’s Family 1978 Heritage Vines Tawny, which comes in a special presentation pack and sells for $60.”
Around Hermitage Winners
- Andrew Thomas (Thomas Wines) 2011 Kiss Shiraz (gold medal in the 2012 and older named vineyard shiraz dry red class)
- RidgeView Wines 2011 Impressions Shiraz (gold medal in the 2012 and older named vineyard shiraz dry red class) – $35
- Marsh Estate 2009 Holly’s Block Semillon (gold medal in the 2013 and older named vineyard semillon dry white class) – $50
- Leogate Estate 2013 Creek Bed Semillon (gold medal in the 2013 and older named vineyard semillon dry white class) – $28 or $19.60 to wine club members
- Iain Riggs Wines of Provenance Trophy – Thomas Wines Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon 2004, 2006, 2014