Glenguin Estate celebrates its results in 2017 Halliday Wine Companion

The Hunter winery's best ever results

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Glenguin Estate and Vineyard, Hunter Valley NSW

Glenguin Estate and Vineyard, Hunter Valley NSW [©Glenguin Estate]


The recent release of the 2017 edition of the Halliday Wine Companion has again revealed Glenguin Estate as the hidden gem of the Hunter Valley with five wines being rated at 95 points or above and also regaining their five red star winery rating.

The trio of 2014 shirazes – Stonybroke (95 pts), Schoolhouse Block (97 pts) and the flagship Aristea (97 pts) – all received praise as premium Hunter Valley shirazes. Also rated as outstanding wines were two older releases – the 2007 Aristea Shiraz (95 pts) and the 2006 Classic Aged Release Semillon (96 pts). The current release 2015 Semillon was rated highly as well, scoring 88 points.

Glenguin Estate vigneron Robin Tedder, MW, says “The 2014 shirazes from Glenguin make all the hard work over a quarter of a century seem worthwhile. The wines have a purity and zing to them whilst also being endowed with terrific length, depth and balance, capably of extended development in bottle, over decades in the case of Schoolhouse and Aristea. The unique bench of river gravel at Glenguin (the main reason we purchased the property) has proven itself a wonderful site for shiraz, especially so in 2014.”

Cellar Door Manager, Phil Jones, says the result is a win for the Broke Fordwich region as well as Glenguin Estate. “The result illustrates just how special the Broke Fordwich region is. We are consistently seeing wines of the highest quality coming from here. Our results, along with those of Margan, Stomp! and Catherine Vale, showcase the region as a producer of super premium wine, particularly shiraz, that can rival those from anywhere else in the country.”

The Halliday Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark and is keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers alike. Here's how the Companion rated Glenguin Estate's wines:

2014 Aristea Shiraz – 97 points
“A totally compelling wine with it’s multiplicity of messages, half deriving from the terroir and vintage, half from the vinification.”
Drinking to 2044

2014 Schoolhouse Block Shiraz – 97 points
"Both the bouquet and palate hve complex elements, but the wine shares the medium-bodied freshness of its siblings."
Drinking to 2044

2006 Classic Aged Release Semillon – 96 points
"Is it better than it was 4 years ago? Yes it is. is the wine worth the price? Absolutely – should be twice that."
Drinking to 2026

2014 Stoneybroke Shiraz – 95 points
"Has striking freshness to the array of red and black fruits; the palate compelling length and freshness."
Drinking to 2044

2007 Aged Release Aristea Shiraz – 95 points
"Confidently holding its bright cololur and equally confidently all its quality markers since first tasted 3 years ago."
Drinking to 2037

2015 Semillon – 88 points
"A classic Hunter Valley Semillon; lemon and line tang balanced by natural acidity, drinking fresh while young but will reward with time.
Drinking to 2020.


Read more about Glenguin Estate here »


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