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Australian wines kill it at Decanter World Wine Awards

Everyone knows Aussie wines are good. But, now it’s official.

At the Decanter World Wine Awards in London recently, amongst 930 entries, in between 17,000 wines from over 57 countries and judged by 280 of the world’s finest winies, the humble Australian drop took out quite the title.

Only the top 50 were awarded the highly sought-after accolade of “Best in Show” of which Australian wines collected six of these placing them 3rd on the global leaderboard behind France and Spain.

Australia was awarded a massive 16 Platinum medals, 52 Gold medals and 289 Silver medals with these stellar drops.

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Wines to watch out for

The Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Shiraz 2014from the Clare Valley, Dawson James Chardonnay 2015 from Derwent Valley in Tasmania, Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2017 from the Hunter Valley, Shingleback “The Gate” Shiraz 2017 from the McLaren Vale, McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2007 from the Hunter Valley and Campbells Rare Merchant Prince NV Rutherglen Muscat were the winners of the esteemed Best in Show.

Western Australia’s Margaret River was the top performing region, taking the most medals in Australia of which the Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay was awarded a Platinum medal, scoring an impressive 98 points.

For more about the Decanter Awards, head over to their website.

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