The greatest wines of 2017

Krug Champagne (Photo: Champagne Krug)

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.

The best way to check this is to go to the huonhooke.com website (click here to view the list)

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:

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!

2 thoughts on “The greatest wines of 2017”

  1. Garry says:

    Hi Huon, Have tried the Charles Heidsieck multiple times, the last one on Boxing day, seems to be a bit of bottle variation, two have been good the other 3 fantastic. Of interest the same day we had a Ch Bonneau du Martray 2010, it was a bit restrained c/w with my last bottle. There is just so much good wine out there! Happy New Year!

  2. Philip Putnam says:

    Dear Huon,
    Last year I bought a lovely 2004 Barolo in a Hong Kong wine shop. The proprietor mused, ‘I must put my prices up, they’re still the ones I set in 2006.’

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