McGUIGAN High with Halliday

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The 2016 edition of the annual James Halliday Australian Wine Companion has revealed exceptional scores for McGuigan Wines. Three-time International Winemaker of the Year, McGuigan Wines, received over 90 points for 12 of its wines, with its limited release, super premium 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, The Philosophy, receiving a record 97 points. The Shortlist range received major accolades for its 2012 Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre (95), 2014 Riesling (95), 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Shiraz (94).

Commenting on the company’s success, Chief Winemaker of McGuigan Wines, Neil McGuigan, said;

“To receive over 90 points for 26 of our wines across the portfolio – let alone a 97 for McGuigan’s first ever super premium wine – is just fantastic. We are so proud to have all three of our core brands acknowledged in this edition by one of the country’s most esteemed wine journalists.”

A full list of McGuigan Wines and their corresponding point scores in the 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion is included below.

  • 2010 McGuigan The Philosophy – 97 points
  • 2014 McGuigan Shortlist Semillon (Cellar Door only) – 96 points
  • 2014 McGuigan Shortlist Riesling – 95 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Shortlist GSM – 95 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Farms Shiraz – 95 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Shortlist Shiraz – 94 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 points
  • 2014 Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay (Cellar Door only) – 94 points
  • 2013 McGuigan Shortlist Chardonnay – 94 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Handmade Shiraz – 92 points
  • 2013 Shortlist Montepulciano (Cellar Door only) – 92 points
  • 2014 McGuigan BIN 9000 Semillon – 91 points
  • 2014 McGuigan BIN 6000 Verdelho – 85 points
  • 2013 McGuigan Founders Pinot Gris – 89 points
  • 2013 McGuigan BIN 7000 Chardonnay – 89 points
  • 2012 McGuigan Founders Cabernet Shiraz – 87 points
  • 2012 McGuigan BIN 4000 Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points
  • 2014 McGuigan BIN 8000 Sauvignon Blanc – 86 points
  • 2012 McGuigan BIN 3000 Merlot – 86 points