SUCCESS: In addition to her four Silkman boutique brand trophies, Liz Jackson took the Marshall-Flannery Trophy for best current-vintage semillon. Photo: Chris Elfes
THE 2017 Hunter Valley Wine Show judges awarded 23 trophies and 36 gold medals and many of these winners can now be bought at cellar doors, online and in bottle shops.
The top red wine, theSilkman 2015 Reserve Shiraz, is available at $50 a bottleatsilkmanwines苏州夜总会招聘.auand the Small Winemakers Centre 426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.
It won the Doug Seabrook Trophy for thebest red of the show, the Hector Tulloch Trophyfor best shiraz and the Elliott Family Trophy for best two-year-old shiraz.
Silkman is the four-year-old boutique venture of husband and wife team of Shaun Silkman andLiz Jackson, who are respectivelychief of production and bottling and chief winemaker at theFirst Creek winery headed by Shaun’s father Greg Silkman.
The boutique brand of former First Creek husband and wife winemaking duoDamien Stevens and Jodie Belleville won theGeorge Wyndham Trophy for best current and one-year-old chardonnay with theirHart and Hunter 2016 26 Rows Chardonnay, which is available at$40 at the463 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and onhartandhunter苏州夜总会招聘.au.
The Tyrrell’s family wine company was again dominant with 10 trophies and 11 goldmedals andwith its 2009 Vat 1 Semillon netting a top-of-the-show score of 97 points out of 100 in the 2015 and older semillon class.
The wine, which is not currently available, won the Petrie-Drinan Trophy for best white wine of the show, the Maurice O’Shea Trophy for best semillon and the McGuigan Family Trophy for best mature two-year-old and older semillon.
The currently available Tyrrell’s trophy wines are the:
2011 Stevens Semillon(Len Evans Trophy for the best named vineyard wine and Tyrrell Family Trophy for best named vineyard white wine), which can be found in some wine stores at $35 a bottle
2013 Vat 47 Chardonnay(Murray Tyrrell Trophy for best chardonnay and Lindeman Trophy for best two–year-old and older chardonnay), which sells for $75 attyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au, the Broke Rd, Pokolbin, winery and wine stores
2017 HVD Semillon, which joined the 2005 and 2009 HVDs in winning the Iain Riggs Wine of Provenance Trophy, is available at $35 to Tyrrell’s Private Bin members.
TheRidgeview 2016 Impressions Shiraz, which won the Drayton Family Trophy for best named vineyard red wine, can be bought for $40 at the 273 Sweetwater Rd, Rothbury, cellar door and onridgeview苏州夜总会招聘.au.
TheVinden Estate 2017 Verdelho, which won the Jay Tulloch Trophy for best verdelho and the Silver Bullet Trophy as international judge Elaine Chukan Brown’s favourite wine, sells for $30 at the 17 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and onvindenestate苏州夜总会招聘.au.
The Agnew Group’sCockfighter’s Ghost 2016 Reserve Semillonthat won the Ed Jouault Trophy for best one-year-old dry semillon is available at $30 at cellar dooraudreywilkinson苏州夜总会招聘.auandthe De Beyers Rd cellar door.
TheMcWilliam’s Mount Pleasant 2014 Maurice O’Shea Shiraz, which won the James Busby Trophy for best mature three-year-old and older shiraz, can be bought for $250 a bottleat theMarrowbone Rd, Pokolbin, winery, and onmountpleasantwines苏州夜总会招聘.au, as can the$80Mount Pleasant Non-Vintage Tawny Blend, winner of the Trevor Drayton Trophy for best fortified wine.
The gold medal $35Mount Pleasant 2009 Elizabeth Semillonand $50Mount Pleasant Wines 2014 Rosehill Shirazare also online and at cellar door.
TheDe Iuliis 2016 Shiraz,which won the Alexander Munro Trophy for best current and one-year-old shiraz, is available at $25 from October 1ondewine苏州夜总会招聘.auand at 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, winery.
Shaun Silkman andLiz Jackson won a fourth trophy in theother red varietals and blends sectionwith the not-yet-releasedSilkman 2016 Reserve Shiraz-Pinot Noirand a gold medal in the2016 and older semillon class with theSilkman 2017 Single VineyardBlackberrySemillon, which sells on-line and at the Small Winemakers Centre for$35.
The Iris Capital group of Sydney hotelier and developer Sam Arnaout made asuccessful Hunter Wine Show debut when itsSweetwater 2014 Shirazscored the 96-point top gold in 2015 and older shiraz class.