On Monday 20th June 2017, The Australian Financial Review counted down the winners of its annual restaurant awards, crowning the 100 best restaurants in Australia at a gala event held at The Star in Sydney.
Peter Lehmann was the proud wine partner for this prestigious event, which saw owners, chefs and sommeliers from Australia’s finest dining establishments come together in anticipation of a place on the list. Unlike other industry awards, these are voted upon by the top 500 chefs and restaurateurs in the country, meaning the winners are selected by their peers rather than food critics.
Guests sipped on the multi-award winning Peter Lehmann 2011 Wigan Riesling and Peter Lehmann 2015 H&V Shiraz, alongside a creative and inspired selection of canapés from The Star’s renowned fine dining residents; Black Bar and Grill, Sokyo, Balla and Momofuku Seiobo.
2017’s top honour went to Victoria’s Brae, while chef and owner Dan Hunter received further awards, including the ‘Australia’s Top Chef’ Award.
For the full list visit : www.afr.com/australias-top-restaurants
Pictured: The incredibly talented culinary chefs from Sokyo restaurant at The Star guided by head Chef Chase Kojima (centre) showcased their traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Highly respected Australian wine critic, James Halliday, has rated the 2012 Stonewell Shiraz 97/100 points, classifying it as Exceptional.
Since its release in late 2016, 2012 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz has been wowing judges and wine critics alike. Here's how some of Australia's most influential wine critics, have described the wine:
"Has retained exceptional deep crimson-purple colour; as the time perspective increases, so does the statute of the '12 vintage, and its longevity. Here an ocean of full-bodied black fruits has tides of tannins and quality oak all playing off and enhancing each other on the prodigiously long palate.”
97 Points – James Halliday, James Halliday’s Wine Companion
“This is the PL brand’s top shelf outing and therefore takes in the best picks of shiraz from the valley each year, this particularity fine vintage taking three vineyards from the southern Barossa before traditional winemaking a year in oak, and three in bottle to get to this glorious point of delivery. It’s rich with dense, dark fruits that offer highlights like dark chocolate and liquorice, mint and eucal in faint lifts, and suggestions of pepper-like spice. Will top of a big say with lasting impressions.”
4.5 Out of 5 – Tony Love, National Wine Editor, News Crop
Multi-award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker as well as International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015, Tyson Stelzer awarded our 2012 Stonewell Shiraz 97 Points.
“An epic Stonewell, infused with monumental density of black plus and blackberry fruit, masterfully supported by dark chocolate oak. For all of its commanding volume, it is never broad nor heavy, pulled obediently into line by finely structured yet confidently enduring tannins of great definition. It culminates in a finish of astonishing line and length. Irresistible now, it will live confidently for two decades.”
97 Points – Tyson Stelzer, Tysonstelzer.com