Killikanoon Estate scored high marks in the new edition of Australian Wine Guide


The 2020 edition of Australian Wine Guide compiled by James Halliday, a well-known Australian wine critic, has recently been published. Ten wines of Kilikanoon Estate, owned by Changyu, scored 94 points or more, four of which scored 95 points, including Attunga in 2014. Dry Red Vineyard Shiraz vineyard 1865 (9K winemaker collection) and Oracle Shiraz Dry Red Vineyard 2015 (8K winery special collection).

According to reports, the 2020 edition of the Australian Wine Guide is based on James Halliday’s wine tasting team’s evaluation of 8775 Australian wines and is regarded as the industry benchmark for understanding Australian wines.

Located in Clare Valley, South Australia, the Attunga Vineyard is a living fossil of Australian wine history, with 800 Shiraz planted in 1865. The 1920 edition of the Australian Wine Guide won 95 points in Attunga vineyard in 1865, Shiraz Fujita in dry red. This year, it also won the Platinum Prize in the World Wine Competition (DWWA) of the British Alcohol Magazine and the “Best Competition Award”.

Oracle Shiraz Dry Red is also a top winner of many awards. This time, the 2020 edition of Australian Wine Guide won 95 points of Oracle Shiraz Dry Red in 2015, and this year also won the Gold Prize in the International Wine Challenge (IWC). In addition, the 2001 Oracle Shiraz Dry Red was awarded the “Best Shiraz in the World” in the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). In 2005, Oracle Shiraz Dry Red won the “International Shiraz Cup” in the 2008 International Wine Challenge (IWC). In 2014, Oracle Shiraz Dry Red was awarded the “International Shiraz Cup” in 2018. The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was awarded the “Best Shiraz in the World”.

It is worth mentioning that in 2003, Oracle Shiraz Dry Red was scored nearly 98 points by Robert Parker, a famous American wine critic, in 2005. It surpassed the score of Ben Franche in Robert Parker scoring system (92 points) in the same year and was selected as Robert Parker. Kerr’s “World’s Top Shiraz” was chosen to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his Wine Advocate magazine.

Troy van Dulken, the vineyard director of Golden Wine Vineyard, who is participating in the second Golden Wine China Roadshow, said that the success of Golden Wine lies in its commitment to quality. For example, because of the cold and humid climate in Clare Valley in 2011, the grapes used to make Oracle do not meet the winery standards. Finally, they gave up brewing. It is understood that the second Gerong Vineyard China Road Show was launched in Guangzhou on July 29. There are 20 cities in the whole road show site. At present, the road show has been completed in Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Nantong, Suzhou, Changshu, Nanjing and other cities. The road show activities in other cities are progressing step by step. Troy Van Duken, Director of Vineyard of Golden Wine, who presided over the current China Road Exhibition, is currently the chairman of Claire Valley Wine Grape Growers Association.

Post time: Aug-14-2019
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