Our O Series 2018 Shiraz has taken out the ‘Best In Show’ at the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, the Decanter World Wine Awards!
“Most keen drinkers now realise that Australia can produce a gamut of Chardonnay styles, but somehow the word seems harder to get out about Shiraz. This wine from Adelaide Hills should do the trick for anyone who has yet to realise that cool-climate accounts of the variety can be every bit as compelling as their warm-climate counterparts. The wine is dark in colour, with lots of episcopal purple; the aromas are bright, lifted and billowing, not just cherry-fresh but with some billowing cherry blossom in there too. In the mouth, the wine is deep, round, poised and lively: an explosion of vivid fruits with a peppery finish.” (Decanter DWWA 2020 Tasting Notes for Anderson Hill O Series Shiraz 2018)
Now in its 17th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards took place over 28 constitutive days in August at the Decanter offices in London. The judging panel was comprised of 116 expert wine judges, including 37 Masters of Wine and 9 Master Sommeliers, who tasted and evaluated 16,518 wines from 56 countries.
The ‘Best in Show’ is the ultimate accolade at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Only 0.3% of all wines entered, were awarded the highly sought-after accolade of ‘Best in Show’, and 6 of these were won by Australia. There were only 3 ‘Best in Show’ awards for Shiraz in the world, and they were all from South Australia.
“We’re thrilled that our 2018 O Series has triumphed…and it’s only our second vintage! We’re a true family owned winery. My wife and I run the business with our winemaker Turon White and only a very small team, and we’ve worked really hard to create the business we have, so I couldn’t be more proud”, says Anderson Hill owner Ben Anderson
This award is a thrilling reward that comes after a very difficult year for the us, having been hit hard by the December 2019 bushfire that damaged 40% of our vineyard, and many of our 2019 barrels. Winning the DWWA Best of Show has really helped us to see the silver lining on the other side.
This wine is currently only available to our Wine Club members.