Halliday Wine Companion 2018

The Halliday Wine Companion 2018 was launched in style this week at the Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards.  And once  again Margaret River has cleaned up in the prestigious categories of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay!
Congratulations to Deep Woods Estate for winning the award for Best Cabernet with their 2014 Deep Woods Estate Yallingup and to Leeuwin Estate for winning the award for Best Chardonnay for their 2014 Art Series Chardonnay.
Congratulations also to Firetail for being named as a Ten Dark Horse and to Deep Woods Estate for making Ten of the Best Value Wineries.
The top Margaret River wines by variety are:

Chardonnay
2015 Flying Fish Cove Prize Catch Chardonnay – 98
2014 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay – 98

Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Deep Woods Yallingup Cabernet Sauvignon – 98
2014 Domaine Naturaliste Morus – 98
2012 The Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon – 98
2010 Watershed Premium Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon – 98

Cabernet & Family
2015 Cullen Diana Madeline – 98
2013 Vasse Felix Tom Culity – 98

Sauvignon Blanc 
2016 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc – 96

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Blends
2016 Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – 97

Rose
2016 Deep Woods Harmony Rose – 96
2016 Deep Woods Rose – 96
2016 Eddie McDougall McDougall & Langworthy Rose – 96
2016 Victory Point Rose – 96

Shiraz
2015 Domaine Naturaliste Rachis – 97

 

The Margaret River Discovery Tour and the Margaret River Best of the Best Wine Tour include winery visits and tastings at wineries rated the highest possible rating of Five Red Stars by James Halliday.

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 Margaret River

 

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About Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.