Australian wines shine at Decanter World Wine Awards

Australian wines were named the best of the best across six categories at the Decanter World Wine Awards which were held last night in London.

The awards which were held at London’s Royal Opera House, mark a return of Australian wine to the world stage following recent years of floods, pests and drought which impacted on the quality of the products, The Mercury reports.

Decanter World Wine Awards chairman, Steven Spurrier said that Australia’s performance at the awards is a testament to the ‘diverse talent’ of the Nation.

"It's testament to the diverse talents of the country's winemakers that Australia has won trophies in categories across the world including red, white and sweet fortified," Decanter World Wine Awards chairman, Steven Spurrier said.

The awards were judged by a panel of 200 industry professionals including wine merchants, sommeliers, journalists and authors, including 75 Masters of Wine, from 27 countries.

An impressive 815 Australian wines were awarded medals out of 1075 nominations from the country.

The Australian international trophy winners

  • Riesling over Pound15 ($A25)
  • Eden Springs, High Eden Riesling 2008
  • Chardonnay over Pound15 Trophy
  • Josef Chromy, Chardonnay 2011
  • White Single-Varietal under Pound15
  • McGuigan, Bin 9000 Semillon 2007
  • Red Blend over Pound15
  • Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz 2010
  • Red Rhône varietals over Pound15
  • Credaro Family Estate, Beach Head Shiraz 2011
  • Sweet Fortified under Pound15
  • Campbells, Topaque NV 


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