James Halliday Results 2012 Australian Wine Companion

Date Posted:26 July 2012 

The much anticipated James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition has just been released. Hugh Hamilton Wines was rated 5 Stars and a whopping nine of our wines have been awarded 90 points or above

The much anticipated James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition has just been released. Hugh Hamilton Wines was rated 5 Stars and a whopping nine of our wines have been awarded 90 points or above.

Coveted Best of the Best Lists:

Best Wineries of the Region - Hugh Hamilton made it to this coveted list (only 10% of McLaren Vale wineries)
Best of the Best by Variety - Hugh Hamilton's Scarce Earth at 96 points is in the top Australian Shiraz's

Single Vineyard Scarce Earth Shiraz 2009 - 96 points "Deep, dense purple; you tend to approach wines with such dark, brooding colour with care in case the tannins do an Aunty Jack on you; no such problems here, for while the wine is profound in every way, it is not extractive, nor too tannic; the well of licorice, plum, blackberry and spice is immense. Drink to 2040." James Halliday

'The Rascal' Shiraz 2009 - 94 points
'The Rascal' Shiraz 2008 - 93 points

"Deep purple-crimson; that familiar and comforting union of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate on the bouquet and palate alike is what McLaren Vale should be about, except in crazy vintages like '08; 18 months in French oak is the bow on the parcel. Drink to 2029."

James Halliday

'Jekyll & Hyde' Shiraz Viognier 2009 - 92 points
'The Villain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - 92 points
'The Mongrel' Sangiovese 2010 - 91 points
'The Ratbag' Merlot 2009 - 90 points