Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Australian Reds 2017

Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Australian Reds 2017

Ray Jordan is the WA Wine Critic we all stop and listen to. He has given us a few ‘wow we must buy that’ wines for your vino list; pen at the ready, let’s go…

Hesketh Midday Somewhere Shiraz 2016 – Under $15 Category

This was the big winner last year and hits all the right notes this year. Soft and smooth with a generous middle palate of sweet supple fruit. Lifted finish and great current drinking – Ray Jordan, 89/100

Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2014 – $20 to $25 Category

A solid McLaren Vale Shiraz that ticks all the boxes for style and distinguishing features of the region. Ripe and plump fruit with a liberal hit of oak to complement and support. Nice in the medium term – Ray Jordan, 91/100

St John’s Road Workhorse Shiraz Cabernet 2014 – $20 to $25 Category

The workhorse blend works a treat here. Ripe and juicy full-bodied wine showing great texture and fleshiness. Super length and a deep palate – Ray Jordan, 91/100

St John’s Road Block 8 Maywald Selection Shiraz 2015 – $25 to $40 Category

A beautifully aromatic Shiraz from the Ebenezer region within the Barossa Valley. It’s a relatively high vineyard on shallow rocky soils and the aim was to retain those lovely aromatics in the cool fermentation approach. Vibrant with a minerally thread and fine-grained understated oak – Ray Jordan, 92/100

Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – $25 to $40 Category

The perfume of Coonawarra is evident from the first sniff into this captivating blend. Loaded with a mix f choc mint and blackcurrant with fine-grained oak and silky tannins providing great support – Ray Jordan, 92/100

Torbreck The Steading 2015 – $25 to $40 Category

Grenache Mataro and Shiraz make up this fascinating Barossa blend. It is a glorious expression of the style with such balance and richness held with precision and deftness. An exquisite wine that is so well balanced – Ray Jordan, 95/100

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