Three chardonnays earned gold-ribbon marks and yet each is stylistically quite distinct from its mates on the winner’s podium.
Penfolds has released another wine that seems destined to stop collectors in their tracks and reach for their chequebooks.
The Penfolds Collection wines for 2017 have been released and with them, the 2013 vintage of the flagship, Grange.
St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, NZD $52.99
Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle 2012, Central Otago, NZD $45.50
Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Mudgee, AUD $26
Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2012, Yarra Valley, AUD $45
The Old Faithful Café Block Shiraz 2012, McLaren Vale, AUD $60
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Chardonnay 2012, Adelaide Hills, AUD $40
Toolangi Reserve Shiraz 2012, Yarra Valley, AUD $60