100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2014 in Top 5 of the Global Syrah Masters 2016

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Amazing aclaim for the 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2014 being crowned one of the five Master Shiraz at the 2016 Global Syrah Masters. 

Here is a little more info about what this means on the global scale:

5th October, 2016 by Lauren Eads- Drinks Business

The Drinks Business Global Masters series judges wines purely by grape variety rather than by region. Divided only by price bracket and whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allows wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin.

The best wines were awarded medals which ranged from Bronze through to Gold, with the ultimate accolade, a Master, reserved for exceptional wines.

This year, Australia took home the highest number of Gold medals and Masters, a country that has become Syrah’s most notable home outside France. Today, Syrah – or Shiraz – is Australia’s biggest grape in terms of vineyard area.

However it should be stated that the samples in the tasting were almost entirely from nonEuropean sources, with just one from Hermitage – which proved useful for benchmarking the high-priced great wines of the New World.

The wines were judged by a cherry-picked group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers on 6 July at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

The Drinks Business Global Masters series judges wines purely by grape variety rather than by region. Divided only by price bracket and whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allows wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin.

The best wines were awarded medals which ranged from Bronze through to Gold, with the ultimate accolade, a Master, reserved for exceptional wines.

This year, Australia took home the highest number of Gold medals and Masters, a country that has become Syrah’s most notable home outside France. Today, Syrah – or Shiraz – is Australia’s biggest grape in terms of vineyard area.

However it should be stated that the samples in the tasting were almost entirely from nonEuropean sources, with just one from Hermitage – which proved useful for benchmarking the high-priced great wines of the New World.

The wines were judged by a cherry-picked group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers on 6 July at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

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