A Bendigo shiraz lauded as an unmistakable taste of Australia 

Words By Ioni Doherty on 24th May 2022 by Drinks Trade

A Bendigo shiraz lauded as an unmistakable taste of Australia has taken home the nation’s top wine award at the National Wine Show of Australia held at the National Press Club in Canberra.

Following the delays from last year, the wine awards for 2021 saw Sutton Grange Winery’s 2019 Fairbank Syrah scooped the Prime Minister’s Trophy for Champion Wine of Show.

It was also the winner of the Best Shiraz and the James Halliday Red Wine of Show categories at the event.

National Wine Show Chair of Judges David Bicknell described Sutton Grange’s trifecta-winning entry as a wine that couldn’t be mistaken as coming from anywhere else but Australia.

“It tastes like the country – like it’s grown and made in Australia,” Mr Bicknell said. “It has depth of flavour, real aromatic qualities, complexity, length and it’s beautifully balanced as well – all the attributes we look for in fine wine. It takes a skilful hand to do that, and also a good vineyard.”

Source - https://www.drinkstrade.com.au/australian-judges-name-a-bendigo-shiraz-as-australias-best 

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