Each year, the editors of publication, Wine Spectator, assess the wines reviewed over the past twelve months and select a Top 100.
The annual listicle acknowledges “quality, value, availability, and excitement.”
The Top 100 for 2019 have now been revealed, with South Australian wines scoring two places.
Fittingly in their year of 175th anniversary celebrations, the Penfolds Shiraz Barossa Valley RWT Bin 798 was placed at number 9.
According to Wine Spectator, the wine, “Offers a lush, juicy mix of blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry flavours that appears seamless, integrating with notes of amaretto, clove, and lavender. Plush, juicy, and very generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034.”
Torbreck Shiraz Barossa Valley Woodcutter’s was awarded place number 32.
Wine Spectator states this wine is, “Aromatic and stylish, opening with violet, white pepper and subtle sweet cream notes. The core gushes with huckleberry and wild blueberry flavours, revealing shades of rosemary and apricot. Supple and smooth, with tannins hanging in the background, providing appealing traction. The finish sails on and on. Drink now through 2035.”
For the full list, visit Wine Spectator here.