We have quite the bevy of James Halliday 5 Star rated wineries on From The Producerbut it’s one thing to have the five stars and quite another to get one of your wines in the top 100. Just to put it into perspective, Sir James’ top 100 are selected from a total of 1435 wines submitted; making the Top 100 the best 7% of wines in the country. In reality, there are so many wines that are never submitted it’s probably more like the top 1%…… so really, it’s the elite wines of our country you are looking at.
12 wines from From The Producer producers featured in the Top 100 (YAY) and here’s a selection of stunning wines available right now on FTP and looking for a new home….. at your house:
Stella Bella Skuttlebutt Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (94 points, $18) – one of the most widely enjoyed blends out of the Margaret River just saw a big up in quality. This is summer drinking at it’s finest.
Trentham Estate The Family Vermentino 2015 (92 points, $15) – A sneaky little Italian variety starting to make its way on the Australian landscape. A beautiful hot weather wine that can be served straight out of the esky with friends, some summer food and the outdoors. Team it with thier “best of the rest” Verdejo (below) and you have a great summer box.
Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2016 (89 points, $13) – I’ve always loved the fact that Yalumba are one of the oldest wine companies in the country and that just keep striving for better and better things. Fresh, lively and just a smashable wine with personality. Get on it!
Snake + Herring Perfect Day Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (95 points, $23) – We go up a notch in quality here and start looking at wines made with real attention to detail and some tricky winemaking. Extra length and depth here making this one a wine that really stands out.
Stella Bella Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (96 points, $24) – WOW, 96 points for a Savvy B? Now James, I’m just going to have to try this one for myself (despite being a complete Savvy snob). Looking forward to cracking a few bottles of this next Friday for our Summer Drinking tasting.
Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne 2010 (96 points, $45) – From the original proponents of this variety in Australia and off the only vines with 90+ years to their name. This wine represents the best of the Australian pioneering spirit and will reward cellaring for many years.
Pfeiffer Gamay 2015 (95 points, $18) – A pretty remarkable wine at this price point. Modelled on the French Beaujolais style, this is complex and time consuming wine making indeed. A beautiful summer red wine that can be enjoyed slightly chilled. (Note: 2015 has sold out everywhere but the 2016 version on FTP is right up there apparently)
Snake + Herring Cannonball Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot 2013 (96 points, $38) – Another entry from the guys at Snake and Herring really shows how well the portfolio is going (grab yourself a mixed six, you won’t be disappointed trust me). A medium bodied blend that according to Mr Halliday offers an “Aladdin’s cave of aromas and flavours” and has a great tannin structure to boot. I’m looking forward to trying.
Best of the rest:
Trentham Estate Verdejo (89 points, $16)
Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points, $25)
Tahbilk 1890 Vines Shiraz (97 points, $150)
So a massive congratulations to our awesome producers taking out places this year; especially Stella Bella and Snake + Herring who have taken a number of spots (not to mention roaring success at recent wine shows). Congratulations also to FTP producers Medhurst, Xanadu and Yabby Lake who’s products that made the Top100 are not currently available on FTP.
Go support these great producers on FTP – and don’t forget that just by signing in, you will be eligible for 5% off all orders plus free shipping on all orders over $150 from any single producer.
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