The wines have been tasted and the results are in. Australia's best wines are now revealed in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion.
Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine.
In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking as well as each wine’s closure, alcohol content and price. He provides information about the wineries, winemakers and other important details such as vineyard sizes, opening times, contact details and website addresses.
The Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country’s leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone visiting a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.
James Halliday has revealed the nation's top wines, winemakers and wineries for 2018 and Peter Lehmann is among the honoured being awarded;
Best of the Best Variety
Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2012 – Rating 97 points
It’s toasty yet fresh. It’s complex yet approachable. A glorious amalgam of flavours from glace lemon and lime, juicy, with superfine acidity ensuring it is a good spot today and for some time yet.
Stonewell Barossa Shiraz 2012 – Rating 97 points
Has retained exceptional deep crimson-purple colour; as the time perspective increase, so does the longevity stature of the ’12 vintage. Here an ocean of full-bodied black fruits has times of tannins and quality oak, all playing off and enhancing each other on the prodigiously long palate.
Best Wineries of the region
Peter Lehmann awarded 5 stars
Peter Lehmann Wines has had a consistent record of excellence for at least the past three years.