James Halliday Top 100

September 06, 2018

James Halliday Top 100

Hi Folks, It's the most anticipated "Best of Year" wine list in Australia and it was released last Saturday.  This year there were over 1,000 wines submitted for the James Halliday Top 100 selection and of course, 100 were selected.  As we do, Cloudwine has picked the eyes out of the list, selected 6 different wines and bundled them into a Red 6-pack for $110.  You'll be pleased to know you can buy some of the wines individually as well. Some wines are so limited, they're not available for individual sale, just in the 6pack.

Now here's a question: Is there any need to offer extra wines when we've got the James Halliday Top 100 Reds 6-Pack for $110 leading?  Probably not, however you are reading the Cloudwine newsletter so we've done just that.  We have one of New Zealand's most awarded Pinot Noirs - Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015 which was awarded Trophy Champion Pinot Noir at the Sydney International Wine Show.  We also have 
Lightfoot and Sons Home Block Gippsland Chardonnay 2015 which received 97 Points and was also included in the Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017 by James Halliday.  For this wine and others, scroll down below.

 
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There were over 1,000 wines tasted this year to select James Halliday's Top 100 Wines for 2017.  We've picked the eyes out of the list and offer a 6-pack of reds all included in the Top 100 Wines of 2017 for just $110!  You won't find a better 6-pack in Australia at this price!  Wines included are:

1 x Castelli Estate The Sum Shiraz 2016
94 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
1 x Chalk Hill Luna McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
94 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
1 x Mike Press Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2016
94 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
1 x West Cape Howe Hannah's Hill Cabernet Malbec 2016
95 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
1 x Clyde Park Vineyard Locale Geelong Pinot Noir 2016
95 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
1 x Xanadu DJL Shiraz 2015
96 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015

Trophy Champion Red Wine - Sydney Int'l Wine Comp 2017
Trophy Champion Pinot Noir - Sydney Int'l Wine Comp 2017
Gold medal - Sydney Int'l Wine Comp 2017
Gold medal - Int'l Wine Challenge (London) 2017
95/100 - Bob Campbell (MW)
5 Stars - Michael Cooper (MW)
5 Stars - Winestate magazine

Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir is a classic Central Otago pinot noir. It has an aromatic nose and lifted perfume of spice and cherry. Rich and concentrated palate with ripe red and dark fruits, hints of chocolate and subtle integrated oak, with a long finish.
 
Lightfoot and Sons Home Block Gippsland Chardonnay 2015
97 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017
James Halliday

"Pressed straight to French oak (30% new) for fermentation on full solids, matured for 10 months. The depth, intensity and length of the fruits are exceptional; throws down the gauntlet at the feet of top class Yarra chardonnays. The grapefruit component is mouthwatering, drawing saliva from the mouth, crunchy acidity an ally. Drink by: 2030; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017" James Halliday.

“In quite superb form. One sip and you know you’re onto something special. Fleshy, almost pulpy stonefruit, grapefruit, milk power and cedar spice. A subtle infusion of woodsmoke. It’s enchanting. Entrancing. A true delight”.  95 Points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

 
Xanadu DJL Shiraz 2015
96 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017
James Halliday.

Deep crimson; continuing a line of distinguished wines at bargain basement prices, it is elegant, full of life, and brings together a stream of juicy black cherry fruit, balanced and integrated tannins, and some cleverly handled oak inputs. It is particularly exceptional value. Drink by: 2035; Price: $24.00; Date Tasted: Sept 2017; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017; James Halliday.
Clyde Park Vineyard Locale Geelong Pinot Noir 2016
95 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017
James Halliday

"Excellent buying and drinking"  Campbell Mattinson
 
Contract-grown. Full, deep crimson hue; this is a powerhouse in its price class - in Burgundy it would be labelled Bourgogne. It can certainly be drunk now, but will equally certainly see its deep-seated cherry, spice and tannin flavour and structure come into full flower over 5 years. Drink By: 2029 Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
 
Clyde Park’s “entry level” pinot noir is in good form. Yes. Easy wine to recommend. Perfumed, bright, fruity-enough, characterful. Lively with cherry-plum and violets, a slip of smoky-cedasriness not hurting matters a jot. Some spice but not a great deal. Gets on with it in a pretty-but-satisfying fashion. Excellent buying and drinking.  Rated : 92 Points. Campbell Mattinson.  The Winefront.
 
West Cape Howe Hannah's Hill Cabernet Malbec 2016
95 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017
James Halliday

From estate vineyards in Mount Barker and Frankland River. Bright, clear crimson hue; achieves the impossible of elegance and finesse in the midst of luxuriant cabernet's cassis and malbec's plum jam. The undeniably silky tannins manipulated by an unseen puppet master create the magic.Drink By: 2031. Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star.Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017. James Halliday
 

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