More medals and ratings are awarded when wines are young. Very seldom are they judged with bottle maturation .
Not so with us, we recently asked Dr Ray Healey, one of Australia’s foremost and respected wine Judges for his thoughts. Ray has been Chairman of Judges in Hobart, Tasmania and judged in Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne, including for the famous Jimmy Watson Trophy. Serving temperature was the optimal16C. Glassware was from Riedal.
The results were as follows
Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale Shiraz Limestone Coast Merlot
1999 98 Points 2003 96 points 2001 95 points
2000 95 Points 2004 97 points
2001 97 Points
2002 95 Points
2003 93 Points SEA Cabernet Merlot Limestone Coast Cabernet
2004 96 Points 2000 90 points 2001 94 points
Singapore Wine Show 2007
Burton Premium Wines received its first international Trophy for the best Shiraz at the Show for its 2002 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz and top Golds for its 2001 Aged Release Limestone Coast Merlot and its 2001 Coonawarra Cabernet.
Singapore Wine Show 2008
Awarded top Gold Medal for the 1998 Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet and another Gold for 2002 Reserve Shiraz.
Burton Premium Wines has been awarded over 100 medals in Australian National Wine Shows including a Gold Medal for our 2000 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon in the Perth Wine Show of 2002 where in a class of over 100 entrants only 4 Gold Medals were awarded.
This clearly indicates recognition of the quality of our fruit selection and winemaking.
The Burton 2002 'Reserve' McLaren Vale Shiraz also won a Highly Commended award in the Gold Medal Top 100 Judged with food competition.
The Burton 1998 'Reserve' Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon won the Best Red Wine Bottle award at the prestigious 2002 Boutique Winemakers Association Awards. Judging paid particular attention to initial impact, front and back label design, the bottle, the capsule and overall impression.