Halliday agrees with Naked Angels…

Published by Nicole Russell - 10th Aug 2016

Your winemakers have made headlines (and we’re pretty damn proud!)

So it turns out James Halliday (Australia’s most respected wine writer) agrees with you, our Angels…
15 of your winemakers have been recognised in the latest edition of the James Halliday wine companion released annually.

We think that Angel ratings are much more powerful than any wine critic, but it’s always nice to get the recognition!

You guys were way ahead of the trends, telling us for months now how good these wines are. So grab a bottle, raise a glass, and pat yourself on the back.

Here’s the summary:

Luke Tocaciu makes LTD (his retail winery is Patrick of Coonawarra): 5 Red Stars – which means: “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five star rating for the previous two years.”

Jen Pfeiffer makes The Diamond, The Hero and The Rebel (her retail winery is Pfeiffer Wines) 5 Red Stars – which means: “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five star rating for the previous two years.”

Adam Barton makes Rabbit and Spaghetti (his retail winery is Atlas Wines) 5 Red Stars – which means: “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five star rating for the previous two years.”

Stuart Pym makes Hearts and Bones (his retail winery is Flowstone Wines)  5 Red Stars – which means: “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five star rating for the previous two years.”

Nigel Ludlow makes Art by EVOI (his retail winery is Evoi WInes)  5 Red Stars – which means: “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five star rating for the previous two years.”

Adrian and Rebecca Sontolin make Boy Meets Girl (their retail winery is Santolin Wines)  5 Black Star – which means: “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality and did so this year. Will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.” Only 6.3% of submitted wineries attain this rating.

Hamish Maguire makes Engine Room (his retail winery is Shottesbrooke): 5 Black Star – which means: “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality and did so this year. Will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.” Only 6.3% of submitted wineries attain this rating.

Damien Stevens and Jodie Belleville make Fuzzy and May (their retail winery is Hart & Hunter) 5 Black Star – which means: “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality and did so this year. Will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.” Only 6.3% of submitted wineries attain this rating.

Rob Paulazzo Wines makes exclusive R. Paulazzo (his retail winery is R.Paulazzo Wines) 5 Black Star – which means: “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality and did so this year. Will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.” Only 6.3% of submitted wineries attain this rating.

Brian Fletcher makes Brian Fletcher Estate (he makes retail for Rosabrook in Margaret River) – 5 Black Star – which means: “Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality and did so this year. Will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.” Only 6.3% of submitted wineries attain this rating.
– Brian Fletcher Signature Wines Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay 2015 – “Barrel-ferment inputs are relatively subtle, but leave you in no doubt about the crafting of the wine; the fruit flavours are very similar to those of its varietal siblings, but have significantly greater depth and length, and aren’t intimidated by oak.” 94 POINTS
– Brian Fletcher Signature Wines Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2014 – 91 POINTS

Rory Clifton Parks makes Left Hook (makes for Franklin Tate Estate): 4.5 Black Stars – which means: “Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a five star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above.”

Derek & Anna Hooper make Obelisk Wines Ded Reckoning (their retail winery is Cape Jaffa Wines) 4.5 Black Stars =- which means: “Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a five star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above.”

Andrew Leembruggen makes exclusive Andevine Wines (his retail winery is Andevine Wines) 4.5 Black Stars – which means: “Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a five star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above.”

Rory Clifton Parks makes Left Hook (makes for Miles From Nowhere): 4 Black Stars – which means: “Very good producer of of wines with class and character.

Paul Nelson makes Paul Nelson Army of Grapes (his retail winery is Paul Nelson Wines) 4 Black Stars – which means: “Very good producer of of wines with class and character.”

Judy and Glen Kelly make Chateau Coco (their retail winery is Artwine) 4 Black Stars – which means: “Very good producer of of wines with class and character.”

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