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Adelaide Hills winery wins World’s Best Shiraz

The Two in the Bush Shiraz from Bird in Hand winery in the Adelaide Hills has won World’s Best Shiraz and World’s Best Value Shiraz, in Decanter Magazine’s International Awards announced this week.

After beating a stellar field to win the award for Best Australian Shiraz under $20 in June, the Two in the Bush 2009 was pitted against the best Shiraz from around the World to take out the trophy.

 ‘A small but select few were left standing in pursuit of this Trophy. All can claim a heritage in a hotbed of Syrah production, but it was this brilliant Australian entry which claimed top spot,’ said Decanter Magazine.

‘Demand for a more elegant style of Shiraz, has catapulted Adelaide Hills, with its higher-altitude vineyards and cooler climate, to the fore,’ said Decanter Magazine.

Decanter Magazine described the Two in the Bush Shiraz 2009 as, ‘Voluptuous and fleshy; mellow but upfront, with a very strong personality. Mint, brown sugar, blackcurrant …. exceptionally well made.’

With its stable of wines consistently receiving five star reviews and class leading awards, Bird in Hand are confirmed at the forefront of contemporary winemaking in Australia and the World.

During their recent 10 Year anniversary celebrations Bird in Hand’s Andrew Nugent, Executive Director
said, "Our original goal for Bird in Hand was to build one of the world's great wineries. In working towards achieving this, we have become so much more.  We are now an international lifestyle brand that is synonymous with excellence."

“This latest accolade is an honor that recognises the quality of our winemaking team and reinforces the excellence of the Bird in Hand brand,” said Mr Nugent.

The Decanter World Wine Awards are one of the most respected and influential wine competitions on the global stage, with expert tasters from around the world. The wines are judged on a regional basis reflecting variety, style and retail price. The challenge is an annual competition that assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to variety, region and vintage.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2011  – Two in the Bush Shiraz 2009
TROPHY – World’s Best Shiraz – Under $20
TROPHY – Best Australian Shiraz – Under $20
TROPHY – World Best Value Shiraz

International Wine Challenge 2011  – Bird in Hand Shiraz 2009
TROPHY -Best Australian Red Wine
TROPHY -Best Australian Shiraz
TROPHY -Best Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Decanter Five Star Award – Bird in Hand, Nest Egg Chardonnay, 2008

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