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Halliday Wine Companion 2019

***** Five Red Stars for Heydon Estate in the Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Each year James Halliday and his panel taste their way through literally 1000’s of wines, to bring to us what has become the definitive guide to Australian wine, our bible!

Heydon Estate are once again honoured to receive a FiveRed Star rating. Out of the 1216 Australian wineries profiled for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion 232 wineries (8.2%) received a Five Red Star Rating.

With a grand total of 9289 wines tasted we are proud to share the following reviews from this edition:

2017 CHIN MUSIC SINGLE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER SAUVIGNON BLANC, 95 points

”Selectiv’-harvested, crushed and pressed with selected yeast, stirred for 2 months,  settled and bottled soon thereafter. The fruit is exceptionally intense, with snow pea, pink grapefruit and guava encircled by acidity.”  Drink to 2019.

2016 HALLOWED TURF SINGLE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY, 95 points

“Clonal mix of 50% 95 and 227, 50% Gin Gin.Selectiv’-harvested,50% fermented in used French oak, 50% in stainless steel barrels. Extraordinarily intense chardonnay; the oak has disappeared, leaving a pure, unadorned varietal mix of stone fruit and citrus.”  Drink to 2024.

2014 THE WILLOW SINGLE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY, 97 points

”Hand-picked 100% Gin Gin clone, whole-bunch pressed, cloudy juice to French oak (40% new), wild fermentation. This is true elegance, the straightest of straight bats. Margaret River isn’t given to producing Chablis style, but this has a go, with many years (and runs) ahead.”  Drink to 2026

2013 W.G. GRACE SINGLE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 96 points

”Vines planted ‘98, hand-picked, crushed, destemmed, 4weeks on skins, 18 months in French oak (60% new). A very powerful wine, cabernet at its Viv Richards haughtiest best. The tannins are a firm but balanced part of the long, structured blackcurrant and black olive finish.”  Drink to 2038.

2015 THE DOC SINGLE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER PETIT VERDOT, 94 points

”Includes 15% cabernet sauvignon, hand-picked, matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). Bright crimson-purple; opens with a juicy flourish, then petit verdot tannins wake up and join the band, providing both balance and length.”  Drink to 2035.

All of these wines are our current release and are available for purchase here on our website or directly from our Cellar Door. We hope to see you soon!

Halliday Wine Companion review pdf.