The greatest wines of 2017
Where to start? Best Australian wines? Best imports? Best current release wines? Best value for money wines? There are simply too many ways to tackle the question.
I decided to hunt for the highest-rated wines of all kinds, available or not.
For those who aren’t subscribers, here’s a sneak peek. The top seven wines I tasted this year, which all scored 99 points, listed alphabetically are:
- Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995
- Château d’Yquem 1967
- J.J. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein 1998
- Krug Collection 1990
- Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2004
- Penfolds g3
- Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny 1917
Below these on 98 points you’ll see the names Cullen, Cape Mentelle, Wynns, By Farr, Tyrrell’s, Vasse Felix, Arras, Moss Wood, Morris, Penfolds, Gaja, Boscarelli, Château Léoville-Las-Cases, Château Montrose, Château Cos d’Estournel, Gonzalez Byass, Raveneau, Armand Rousseau, Bonneau du Martray, Mongeard-Mugneret, Piper-Heidsieck, Dom Perignon, Clemens Busch, Eroica and Opus One.
It’s been a good year!