Halliday Results

Amazing outcome from the Halliday Wine Companion 2020

2017 Vintage Longbottom H Syrah

The H series hits all the right notes, and the Syrah may well be the finest of the trio. Fidelitous to its Hills’ origins with a marrow of cherry cola etched with herbal tannins and a peppery skein of acidity. A smudge of black olive, a lilac whiff and smoked meat, too. all tactile enough, while hedging this mid-weight into the eminently drinkable category. Nothing hard; nothing out of place. Screwcap. 13.8% alc. Rating 94. To 2023. NG

2017 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Cabernet

Made up of 72% shiraz and 28% cabernet, 96% of which is from the hometown postcode of Padthaway (the skerrick remaining, McLaren Vale), this is a welcome respite from the burley, unyeilding wines of yore. This has metastasised into something full-bodied, sure, but savoury and fresh. A deck of cabernet herb is played across the ace of regional generosity. And played well. Screwcap. 14.3% alc. Rating 94. To 2033. NG

2018 Vintage Longbottom H Sauvignon Blanc
Rating 93

2018 Vintage Longbottom H Chardonnay
Rating 93

2017 Henry’s Drive Shiraz
Rating 93

Vintage Longbottom