95 Point Ratings from James Halliday Wine Companion

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard McAskill Shiraz has been given 95 points from revered wine critic James Halliday Wine Companion.

“From a single estate vineyard at White Hut, planted 1996. Matured 17 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Bright and lively blueberry fruit is lifted eloquently by violet fragrance and underlined by pencil-lead-fine chalk mineral structure. Fruit, acidity and tannins embrace triumphantly to define medium-term cellaring potential. It carries medium persistence and will hopefully build in time.”

Also achieving Gold with 95 points each, a few of our favourites:

  • 95 points 2019 McAskill Cabernet Malbec
  • 95 points 2020 McAskill Riesling

and the outstanding Silvers medal winners:

  • 2018 Celtic Farm Shiraz Cabernet (93 points)
  • 2020 White Hut Riesling (93 points)
  • 2020 Celtic Farm Riesling (91 points)