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Recent results – IWC and WWSA 2019

The IWC announced its tranche 2 winners* this week, and as in previous years, we are delighted to
have received trophies for our wines, including best Australian Red:

2017 Syrah, Bird in Hand – Australian Red Trophy
Brooding and focused with elegant floral black fruits on the nose and cool climate elegance. Pure raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, understated oak and fine tannins.

2017 Noble Late Harvest Riesling, Paul Cluver – South African Sweet Trophy
Clear honey, white pepper and ginger with exotic spice. Hints of toffee and buttery creamy aromas
and flavours. Intensely sweet but still refreshing and lively juicy palate with a delightful range of aromas and flavours.

2017 Shiraz, Bird in Hand – Mount Lofty Ranges Shiraz Trophy
Initial shyness resolves into fresh bramble perfume. Gorgeous tension between tannin and fruit. Harmony with depth and poise. Classy with tremendous persistence. A great example of new wave Australian Shiraz.

In addition Bird in Hand’s 2014 Nest Egg Shiraz and 2015 Nest Egg Cabernet Sauvignon won gold medals, and a further 25 wines were awarded silver medals. Congratulations to all the producers for these well-deserved awards!

Also announced this past month, the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, in which Beth Forrest, winemaker for Forrest Wines and The Doctors’ range received two gold medals for The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018 and The Doctors’ Rosé 2018. Both will be available to taste with John Forrest at London Wine Fair.

* Unfortunately not all of these vintages are currently available – please call the office to find out more.