Dan Murphy’s 2013 Australian Highlands Wine Show results

Leading Southern Highlands winery Centennial Vineyards (tasting notes), of Bowral, has performed strongly at the Dan Murphy’s 2013 Australian Highlands Wine Show, which I helped judge in Bowral a fortnight ago.

Centennial won trophies for its 2010 Reserve Orange Shiraz Viognier (best shiraz and best red wine) and 2010 Woodside Winery Block Chardonnay (best chardonnay).

Its two 2011 pinot noirs – Woodside and Reserve Orange – both won gold medals. Its three non-vintage sparkling wines won two bronzes and a silver, the silver for its very fine blanc de blancs.

The 2011 shiraz viognier was runner-up to the top wine of show, the 2006 Tertini Crossroads Riesling (which also won best riesling and best white wine).

Tertini, another highlands winery (tasting notes), also landed the trophy for best pinot noir with its 2010 vintage, echoing last year’s performance of the 2009 vintage of the same wine.

Another local winery to impress was Southern Highland Wines (tasting notes). Their Oldbury Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is a smashing, racy wine.

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