Shiraz was one of the strongest classes. I noted a remarkable number of spicy wines, including some with evident use of whole-bunch, mostly to their benefit. Sparkling was a strong class with many fine wines, and many styles being rewarded – rosés, blanc de blancs and blends; young and mature wines, vintage and non-vintage. The Other Reds (Full Bodied Varieties) class was also strong, and a great pleasure to judge. It was diverse in varieties and styles, and loaded with interest.
Huon Hooke

2017 Chairman:
Huon Hooke – Australia

Nation of Show:
New Zealand

Wine of Show:
Australia – Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Red Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Elephant Hill Syrah 2014

White Wine of Show:
Australia – Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2015

2017 Wine of Show

Xanadu Wines
Reserve Chardonnay, 2015

Winemaker: Glenn Goodall
Region: Margaret River, WA, Australia

Winemaker Glenn Goodall joined Xanadu in 1999 and took on the role of Senior Winemaker in early 2005. His passion and dedication for the vineyards and the wines, and a commitment to encouraging a strong team spirit, has allowed Xanadu to thrive. Glenn considers his role is often more about being the custodian of the vineyards, and what the individual sites have to offer.

Six Nations Results History

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