High Scores in Halliday Wine Companion

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Bird On A Wire received a five star winery rating in the Halliday Wine Companion 2021. This is based on the scores of each wine and the consistency of these scores over subsequent years.

Gratefully, the scores for the three wines featured in the Halliday Wine Companion 2021 were 90 points and above, with wine reviewer Campbell Mattinson, providing very generous notes for each one.

Two of the wines reviewed are yet to be released at the time of publishing, but I hope this gives you a taste of the wines to come.

The 2017 Chardonnay is available now online and at selected stockists.

Sincere thanks to Campbell and the Halliday team – this has definitely given me something to celebrate in 2020!

2015 Bird On A Wire Wines Marsanne – 90 points (not yet available)

It’s rich with custard powder and honeysuckle-like aroma and flavour, stone fruit and toast characters powering through. Personality, it has plenty. Alcohol warmth mars the finish but it remains quite an experience.

2017 Bird On A Wire Wines Chardonnay – 95 points

It’s from the Willowlake Vineyard in the Upper Yarra and it’s in a beautiful drinking place. It has flesh and flavour, excellent thrust and the length to match. Chalk, honeysuckle and loads of stone fruit. The press release suggests barbecued scallops as an accompaniment; it sounds terrific. Lovely wine.

2016 Bird On A Wire Wines Syrah – 95 points (not yet available)

33% whole bunches and 15% new French oak. Grown on a vineyard at Yarra Glen. It’s a nutty, peppery, twiggy shiraz with excellent, plush texture and sure delivery of cherry-plum fruit flavour. It’s medium in weight and has everything balanced just so. Honey-soy characters hover about the nose; cedar wood adds polish to the palate. There’s a lot to like about this.