Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Halliday Time in the Wine World

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Halliday Time in the Wine World

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WINE WORDS

with Regan Drew

IF YOU have any sort of wine nerd inside or near you, you'll know exactly who James Halliday is. The wine journalism tour de force that is the annual Halliday Wine Companion book has been released and the 2017 Halliday awards have just been presented in Melbourne. Sarah Crowe of Yarra Yering was Winemaker of the Year, Best's Thomson Family Great Western Shiraz 2014 was crowned Wine of the Year, Larry Cherubino Wines won Best Value Winery, Bondar Wines was anointed Best New Winery, Arlewood Estate was the Dark Horse Winery, and Mount Pleasant was acclaimed as Winery of the Year. The Halliday Wine Companion 2017, RRP $39.99, is available nationally.

Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon

Hunter Valley, 2007: Glows very bright in the glass. Coming out of adolescence and developing maturity: softish almost snow pea, vegetal mulch lift. Palate still has lemon butter over lime pith. The trademark Hunter acidity is still there. …

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