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Matthew Jukes launches his 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19

31 May 2018

Matthew Jukes launches his 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19

Last night saw Matthew Jukes launch his 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19 at a showcase event at Australia House in London. A champion of the diversity and quality in Australian wine, Matthew has compiled a compelling list of the best the country has to offer and we are delighted that 16 wines in our premium Australian portfolio made the list.

With two wines in the 100 Best, Grosset was named Matthew’s Winery of the Year. As Matthew summarised, the estate “demonstrates one man’s genius crystal-clearly in every glass and it is a very worthy winner of the title”.

In numbers of wines featured over the past 15 years, both Peter Lehmann and Cullen are in the top 10 wineries. Other producers in the top 40 wineries include Charles Melton, Grosset, Mitolo, Mount Horrocks and Shaw + Smith.

By Farr makes its first appearance on Matthew’s list with the 2016 ‘Three Oaks Vineyard’ Chardonnay, praised for its “incredible amplitude of flavour”. Producers returning to the list include Cullen, whose Diana Madeline has now been selected nine times, Charles Melton, whose Grains of Paradise Shiraz makes its first appearance, and SC Pannell, with his Field Street Shiraz; “a gift to everyone who has followed him and his wines for so long”. McLaren Vale Grenache specialist Willunga 100’s 2016 ‘The Tithing’ Grenache made the cut this year, the winery’s 10th consecutive appearance in the report.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cullen `Diana Madeline` Margaret River 2015

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Mount Horrocks ‘Watervale' Clare Valley Riesling 2017
Grosset Clare Valley Semillon/Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Grosset `Piccadilly` Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016
Peter Lehmann Masters `Wigan` Eden Valley Riesling 2012
Charles Melton `Grains of Paradise` Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Shaw + Smith `M3` Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016
Willunga 100 `The Tithing` McLaren Vale Grenache 2016
Mitolo ‘Mariscan’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling 2017
S.C. Pannell ‘Field Street’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

VICTORIA
By Farr ‘Three Oaks Vineyard' Geelong Chardonnay 2016
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Gris 2017
Giant Steps Single Vineyard ‘Lusatia Park' Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016
Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat NV

TASMANIA
Tolpuddle Vineyard Coal River Valley Chardonnay 2016

In addition to these headline 100 Best wines, a further 16 wines from these producers were highlighted as being noteworthy. Matthew Jukes’ full report is available to download at http://www.matthewjukes.com.