Bethany Shiraz picks up Gold at Sommelier AwardsBethany Wines
Bethany Wines has walked home with a Gold Medal for its 2010 G6 Barossa Shiraz at the 2014 Sommelier Wine Awards in the UK.
Wines that receive Gold are considered to be the best wines entered in the Sommelier Wine Awards, gathered together to form an ultimate wine list.
The judges said:
‘Vibrancy and sophistication stole the day with this food-friendly wine. Ripe plum, blackcurrant and violet on the nose lead to a vibrant blue fruit palate.’
Consultant sommelier Nicolas Clerc MS said the wine displayed mineral notes, earthiness and spice, and had “a harmonious palate with a generous finale”.
The Bethany 2010 G6 Barossa Shiraz hails from the 2010 vintage, considered by many to be the best vintage in several years, characterised by good winter rains and a mild and steady ripening period.
The Bethany 2010 Shiraz was also rated 93 points by Australian wine critic James Halliday.
Bethany Wines’ director Geoff Schrapel said the award was testament to the hard work and dedication of the winemaking team at Bethany.
“Our 2010 Shiraz not only shows the true expression of the vineyard, but it also showcases the careful winemaking practices which have allowed for its elegance and complexity,” Schrapel said.
The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition focused entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade.