2013 Results

James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2013 Results

Congratulations to B Seppelt & Sons for their 2011 Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay┬ábeing named Australia’s best chardonnay in the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2013.

Winery Wine Vintage Score Region
B Seppelt & Sons Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay 2011 98 Henty

Top Pointed Regional Wines scoring 94+ points

Listing the highest scoring wines from the regions is intended to be a summary of the producers who are beating the drum the loudest for their respective areas by making excellent chardonnays. In time, we look forward to seeing which producers make the list most often, which regions consistently produce the most 94+ pointed wines, plus the regions and producers that take us all by surprise.

Winery Wine Vintage Score Region
B Seppelt & Sons Limited Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay 2011 98 Henty
Xanadu Wines Xanadu Chardonnay 2010 97 Margaret River
Ocean Eight Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay 2011 97 Mornington Peninsula
Derwent Estate Wines Derwent Estate Block 1 Chardonnay 2011 97 Tasmania
Seville Estate Seville Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2012 97 Yarra Valley
A.Rodda Wines A.Rodda “Smiths Vineyard” Beechworth 2012 96 Beechworth
Penfolds Wines Pty Ltd Penfolds Bin 10A Chardonnay 2010 95 Adelaide Hills
Tyrrell’s Vineyards Pty Ltd Vat 47 Chardonnay 2009 95 Hunter Valley
Galli Estate Winery Galli Estate “Pamela” Chardonnay 2011 95 Sunbury
Talisman Wines Talisman “Gabrielle” Chardonnay 2012 94 Geographe
Ridgemill Estate Ridgemill Estate WYP Chardonnay 2012 94 Granite Belt
Ross Hill Wines Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay 2012 94 Orange

A full list of results is available here 2013 Results by Region