The Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia has been occurring in Mt Barker since 1978 and judges Western Australian wines exclusively. The 2012 medals have been released already on the wine show’s website, and the trophies and other awards will be presented on tonight at the Hyatt Hotel, while last night the Top 50 wine from the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia were up for tasting at the Hyatt Regency. Unfortunately I was unable to attend either of the events due to other commitments, however I will be keeping an eye out on next years date so I can hopefully attend the show and/or tasting event.
The awards for the wine show are divided into the trophies for certain specific categories while the medals are divided into gold, silver and bronze categories and are awarded based upon the tasting scores of the individual wines. The 2012 wine show saw the judges award 52 gold medals, 123 silver medals and 326 bronze medals from over 1000 different wines entered into the show. The tally of the wines have already been published on their website linked at the start of the blog.
Below I will list some of the wines which I know you can find at Liquorland (I cannot however guarantee the vintages available in stores however) along with normal shelf pricing for them at Liquorland. Listed below is only a small selection of what is on the list and there are many other wines that I wish I knew where you could find them in Perth.
West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot 2011 ($19)
Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($45)
Churchview Silverleaf Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($18)
Howling Wolves Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (16.50)
Evans and Tate Metricup Road Chardonnay 2011 ($24)
Rosabrook Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 ($17)
Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 ($27)
Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2011 ($24)
Stella Bella Chardonnay 2010 ($40)
Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (45)
Devil’s Lair Margaret River Hidden Cave Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz 2010 ($24)
Houghton Red Classic Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz/ Merlot 2010 ($13)
Goundrey Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($15)
Devil’s Lair Margaret River Hidden Cave Chardonnay 2011, 2012 ($24)
Moondah Brook Verdelho 2012 ($15)
Devil’s Lair Fifth Leg Semillon Sauv Blanc 2012 ($17)
Brookland Valley Verse 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($18)
Devil’s Lair Marg River Hidden Cave Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 ($24)
Vasse Felix Classic Dry White Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($20)
Houghton White Classic (Chenin Blanc/ Chardonnay/ Verdelho) 2012 ($13)
Evans and Tate Metricup Road Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($24)
Evans and Tate Metricup Road Semillon/ Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($24)
Watershed Shades Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon 2011 ($18)
Brookland Valley Verse 1 Shiraz 2011 ($18)
Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz 2011 ($19.99)
West Cape Howe Shiraz 2011 ($19)
Evans and Tate Marg River Classic Dry Red Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot 2011 ($19)
Devil’s Lair Fifth Leg Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz/ Merlot 2011 ($17)
Evans and Tate Metricup Road Chardonnay 2010 ($24)
Vasse Felix Shiraz 2010 ($42)
Watershed Senses Shiraz 2010 ($24)
Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red Shiraz 2010 ($20)
Rosabrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($22)
Watershed Senses Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot 2010 ($24)
Have you tried one of these wines already? If so let me know what you thought of it! Also if you are in want to find some new wineries to visit over the coming summer months then I recommend you check out their published results by region, which gives you a good idea of where the main contenders for different grape varietals are located.
Until next time!