James Halliday é a maior autoridade quando o assunto é vinho Australiano. Todo ano publica uma lista Top 100, muito aguardada, servido de referência para sommeliers, jornalistas e enófilos em geral. Segue a lista dividida por tipos e valores.

Best white wines under $20

  1. BackVintage Mt Barker Riesling 2011 – BackVintage Wines – Riesling – Various
  2. Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2012 – Wilson Vineyard – Riesling – Clare Valley
  3. Peter Lehmann Portrait Eden Valley Riesling Dry 2012 – Peter Lehmann – Riesling – Barossa Valley
  4. McGuigan Bin Series No. 9000 Hunter Valley Semillon 2012 – McGuigan Wines – Semillon – Hunter Valley
  5. Chateau Francois Pokolbin Semillon 2006 – Chateau Francois – Semillon – Hunter Valley
  6. De Bortoli Sacred Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – De Bortoli – Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – Riverina
  7. Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Oxford Landing Estate – Sauvignon Blanc – Riverland
  8. Yarran Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 – Yarran Wines – Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Riverina
  9. Nannup Ridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Nannup Ridge Estate – Sauvignon Blanc – Blackwood Valley
  10. Teusner Woodside Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Teusner – Sauvignon Blanc – Barossa Valley
  11. Tyrrell’s Old Winery Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2012 – Tyrrell’s – Chardonnay – Hunter Valley
  12. Tahbilk Marsanne 2012 – Tahbilk – Marsanne – Nagambie Lakes
  13. Yarran Pinot Grigio 2012 – Yarran Wines – Pinot Grigio – Riverina
  14. Yelland & Papps Delight Barossa Valley Vermentino 2012 – Yelland & Papps – Whites other – Barossa Valley
  15. Jacob’s Creek Pinot Grigio 2012 – Jacob’s Creek – Pinot Grigio – Barossa Valley
  16. Jacob’s Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2011 – Jacob’s Creek – Chardonnay – Barossa Valley
  17. Echelon The Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2011 – Armchair Critic – Chardonnay – Various
  18. Hoddles Creek Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2011 – Hoddles Creek Estate – Chardonnay – Yarra Valley
  19. McPherson Verdelho 2012 – McPherson Wines – Verdelho – Nagambie Lakes
  20. Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard 2012 – Primo Estate – Colombard – McLaren Vale    

Best red wines under $20

  1. Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Rose 2012 – Turkey Flat – Rose – Barossa Valley
  2. BackVintage Margaret River Shiraz 2009 – BackVintage Wines – Shiraz – Various
  3. Brygon Reserve Nostalgia Wines Flying High Margaret River Shiraz 2009 – Brygon Reserve – Shiraz – Margaret River
  4. Ferngrove Leaping Lizard Shiraz 2011 – Ferngrove – Shiraz – Frankland River
  5. Echelon Zeppelin Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010 – Zeppelin – Shiraz – Barossa Zone
  6. Echelon Zeppelin Northern Barossa Valley Grenache 2010 – Zeppelin – Grenache – Barossa Zone
  7. Yarran Leopardwood Heathcote Shiraz 2010 – Yarran Wines – Shiraz – Riverina
  8. Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Single Site Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2010 – Zonte’s Footstep – Shiraz – McLaren Vale
  9. Nepenthe Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2010 – Nepenthe – Shiraz – Adelaide Hills
  10. Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Shiraz 2010 – Kilikanoon – Shiraz – Clare Valley
  11. Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red Margaret River Shiraz Cabernet 2010 – Vasse Felix – Shiraz Cabernet – Margaret River
  12. Houghton Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Houghton – Cabernet Sauvignon – Swan Valley
  13. Hay Shed Hill Pitchfork Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2010 – Hay Shed Hill Wines – Cabernet Merlot – Margaret River
  14. Ingoldby McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Ingoldby – Cabernet Sauvignon – McLaren Vale
  15. Pfeiffer Carlyle Cabernet Merlot 2010 – Pfeiffer Wines – Cabernet Merlot – Rutherglen
  16. Mike Press Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Merlot 2010 – Mike Press Wines – Merlot – Adelaide Hills
  17. Romney Park Three Guineas Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2010 – Romney Park Wines – Pinot Noir – Adelaide Hills
  18. Balnaves of Coonawarra The Blend 2010 – Balnaves of Coonawarra – Merlot Blends – Coonawarra
  19. Brygon Reserve Third Wheel Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2009 – Brygon Reserve – Cabernet Blends – Margaret River
  20. Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley McLaren Vale Grenache Rose 2012 – Wirra Wirra – Rose – McLaren Vale

Best white wines over $20

  1. Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling Select 2012 – Bellarmine Wines – Sweet White – Pemberton
  2. Bannockburn Vineyards Geelong Chardonnay 2010 – Bannockburn Vineyards – Chardonnay – Geelong
  3. Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Riesling 2012 – Castle Rock Estate – Riesling – Porongurup
  4. Peter Lehmann Margaret Barossa Semillon 2007 – Peter Lehmann – Semillon – Barossa Valley
  5. Larry Cherubino Cherubino Porongurup Riesling 2012 – Larry Cherubino Wines – Riesling – Western Australia
  6. Lethbridge Geelong Pinot Gris 2011 – Lethbridge Wines – Pinot Gris – Geelong
  7. Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 2006 – Tyrrell’s – Semillon – Hunter Valley
  8. Terre ‘ Terre Wrattonbully Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Terre Terre – Sauvignon Blanc – Wrattonbully
  9. Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne 2003 –Tahbilk – Marsanne – Nagambie Lakes
  10. Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2011 – Dominique Portet – Chardonnay – Yarra Valley
  11. De Bortoli (Victoria) Reserve Release Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2011 – De Bortoli (Victoria) – Chardonnay – Yarra Valley
  12. Vasse Felix Heytesbury Margaret River Chardonnay 2011 – Vasse Felix – Chardonnay – Margaret River
  13. Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2012 – Grosset – Riesling – Clare Valley
  14. Cullen Kevin John Margaret River Chardonnay 2010 – Cullen Wines – Chardonnay – Margaret River
  15. Pressing Matters R139 Riesling 2010 – Pressing Matters – Sweet white – Southern Tasmania
  16. Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2009 – Penfolds – Chardonnay – Barossa Valley
  17. Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2009 – Leeuwin Estate – Chardonnay – Margaret River
  18. McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Lovedale Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon 2007 – McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant – Semillon – Hunter Valley
  19. Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2009 – Yalumba – Viognier – Eden Valley
  20. Stella Bella Suckfizzle Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008 – Stella Bella Wines – Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Margaret River

Best red wines over $20

  1. Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Pinot Noir 2011 – Castle Rock Estate – Pinot Noir – Porongurup
  2. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz 2010 – Wynns Coonawarra Estate – Shiraz – Coonawarra
  3. Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz 2009 – Seppelt – Shiraz – Grampians
  4. SC Pannell McLaren Vale Grenache 2010 – SC Pannell – Grenache – South Australia
  5. Hentley Farm Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010 – Hentley Farm Wines – Shiraz – Barossa Valley
  6. Larry Cherubino Cherubino Laissez Faire Syrah 2011 – Larry Cherubino Wines – Syrah – Western Australia
  7. Majella Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Majella – Cabernet Sauvignon – Coonawarra
  8. Thorn-Clarke William Randell Barossa Shiraz 2010 – Thorn-Clarke Wines – Shiraz – Barossa Valley
  9. Houghton Gladstones Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Houghton – Cabernet Sauvignon – Swan Valley
  10. Bird in Hand Nest Egg Adelaide Hills Merlot 2010 – Bird in Hand – Merlot – Adelaide Hills
  11. Cullen Diana Madeline 2010 – Cullen Wines – Cabernet Blends – Margaret River
  12. Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 – Penfolds – Shiraz – Barossa Valley
  13. Freycinet Pinot Noir 2010 – Freycinet – Pinot Noir – East Coast Tasmania
  14. Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Block Release Block 6 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010 – Yabby Lake Vineyard – Pinot Noir – Mornington Peninsula
  15. Yering Station Reserve Yarra Valley Shiraz Viognier 2010 – Yering Station – Shiraz Viognier – Yarra Valley
  16. Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Wynns Coonawarra Estate – Cabernet Sauvignon – Coonawarra
  17. Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010 – Turkey Flat – Shiraz – Barossa Valley
  18. McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Original Vineyard OP&OH Hunter Valley Shiraz 2010 – McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant – Shiraz – Hunter Valley
  19. Nannup Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Nannup Ridge Estate – Cabernet Sauvignon – Blackwood Valley
  20. Hillcrest Vineyard Premium Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Hillcrest Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon – Yarra Valley

Best Australian sparkling

  1. Hardys Sir James Vintage Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2007 – Hardys – Pinot Noir Chardonnay – McLaren Vale
  2. Domaine Chandon Blanc de Blancs 2009 – Domaine Chandon – Sparkling – Yarra Valley
  3. Jansz Tasmania Premium Vintage Rose 2008 – Jansz Tasmania – Sparkling Rose – Northern Tasmania
  4. Yellowglen Vintage Perle Rose 2006 – Yellowglen – Sparkling Rose – South Eastern Australia
  5. Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut 2006 – Brown Brothers – Pinot Noir Chardonnay – King Valley
  6. Bay of Fires/House of Arras Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2000 – Bay of Fires / House of Arras – Sparkling – Northern Tasmania
  7. Freycinet Radenti Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2001 – Freycinet – Chardonnay Pinot Noir – East Coast Tasmania
  8. Yarrabank Late Disgorged 2004 – Yarrabank – Sparkling – Yarra Valley

Best champagne

  1. Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Selection Belles Annés Blanc de Blancs Brut NV – 94 points, $60
  2. Taittinger Brut Reserve NV – 93 points, $99
  3. Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV – 95 points, $100
  4. Laurent Perrier Millesime 2002 – 96 points, $120
  5. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose NV – 96 points, $130
  6. Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 – 94 points, $132
  7. Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs 2000 – 97 points, $155
  8. Bollinger La Grande Année Brut 2002 – 97 points, $245
  9. Krug Grande Cuvée NV – 97 points, $299
  10. Ruinart Dom Ruinart Blanc 2002 – 97 points, $320
  11. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 – 98 points, $340
  12. Dom Pérignon Rosé 2000 – 97 points, $780

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