30 Oct Award Winning Australian Wines of 2015
Australian wines are fast gaining acclaim in the international wine scene for their exquisite quality. Some of them have been judged against wines from ancient wine producing countries and have come up on top.
Australian wines have been performing well for some years now. The climate of some regions in the country is ideally suited for wine making. As a result of this favourable climate, winemaking has flourished and has a solid presence in all the major wine competitions in the world.
The wines mentioned here have attained acclaim in two of the most prestigious and notable wine competitions in the world. They are the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
The DWWA is the biggest competition in the world and was started in 2004 in London. The IWSC is one of the oldest and without question, the most prestigious competition. It’s also based in London and was started in 1969.
The Wines in Decanter World Wine Awards
Several Australian wines made it to the top in these competitions. Here’s the list of the most appreciated wines of 2015.
#1 Bay of Fires 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Tasmania
This white wine was awarded the Gold International Trophy in the DWWA. It was awarded under the section of Sauvignon Blanc under over £15.
#2 Leasingham 2009 Classic Clare Riesling from Clare Valley
This dry white was awarded Gold International Trophy for Dry Rieslings over £15 in the DWWA.
#3 Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling 2013 from Adelaide Hills
This was again awarded the Gold International trophy by DWWA. The category was Sweet under £15.
#4 2008, 1827 Cross-Regional Blend from McWilliam
This red-blend received the International Trophy from the DWWA in the category of Red blends over £15.
#5 2013 Mappinga Reserve Shiraz from Sidewood
This red wine won the International Trophy in DWWA under the category of Red Rhone Varietals of over £15.
#6 All Saints Rare Muscat from Victoria
This won the Regional Trophy from DWWA for Australian Fortified over £15.
#7 The Curly Flat 2011 Pinot Noir from Victoria
This red wine won the Regional Trophy for Australian Pinot Noir over £15.
Wines in the International Wine and Spirit Competition
There were several Australian wines in the IWSC that were awarded Gold Outstanding. Here’s a brief list of the highest scoring wines in this competition.
#1 The McGuigan Bin 9000 2003 Semillon
This white wine, produced by Australian Vintage Ltd, is a 2003 vintage and won the Gold Outstanding award.
#2 The McGuigan Shortlist Riesling
The 2004 vintage of Riesling produced by Australian Vintage Ltd, also won a Gold Outstanding award from IWSC.
#3 Brookland Valley Estate 2013 Chardonnay
This 2013 vintage Chardonnay from Brookland Valley Estate also won the Gold Outstanding award from IWSC.
#4 The Everest Shiraz
This red wine from Chateau Tanunda is a 2008 vintage and won the Gold Outstanding award from IWSC as well. The judges called it delightfully intense and said that it travelled well across the palate.
#5 Forester Estate Home Block 2011 Shiraz
This is another Shiraz that won much praise. The 2011 vintage from Forester Estate won the Gold Outstanding award from IWSC. The judges called it a complete wine despite its age.
#6 House of Arras EJ Carr 2002 Late Disgorged
This bottle of sparkling wine received a special award. The Denbies Wine Estate Trophy for Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine was awarded to it. It’s made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a very attractive aroma.
These wines have earned a lot of praise from the panel of judges at both competitions are the Australian wines to watch out for. For more information about unique wine storage solutions, you can call Signature Cellars on 02 9340 7515 or use this contact form to get in touch with us. We’ll be pleased to assist you.
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