Red Hot & Rated 2017

Expand your repertoire with the help of our 2017 Red Hot and Rated guide, which features around 100 of the latest and greatest Australian red wines ranging from Tasmanian pinot noir to Victorian merlot, Hunter Valley shiraz to Western Australian cabernet blends – all scored 95 points or above.

Free to download below (or in hard copy with the Oct/Nov issue of Halliday Wine Companion magazine), this easy-to-use guide includes winemaker notes on what makes each wine special as well as detailed reviews by our experienced tasting team.

Simply click the ‘fullscreen’ icon in the bottom-right corner of the e-reader frame below to peruse the Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Blends, Cabernet and Blends, and Other Reds pages now, or select the top-left ‘download’ icon to save a PDF (15.7MB) version to read later. There are handy links to the winery website on each page to help you procure a bottle or 12, plus information on exclusive discounts and the all-important number of points awarded.

If you’re in a rush (and have a Halliday Wine Companion membership) you can also go direct to the digital tasting notes for these quality red wines by clicking on the section headers below and start adding favourites to your virtual cellar.

We trust you'll find plenty of inspiration on this journey through some of 2017's top Australian red wines.

Editor’s note: James Halliday and his tasting team provided the reviews featured here without knowledge of any advertising placed in conjunction with the 2017 Red Hot and Rated guide, and were not involved in the final selection of wines.

  • RHR17 pinot noir

    Ten high-rated pinot noir wines from across Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

  • RHR17 shiraz and blends

    These 47 high-rated wines reveal the delicious diversity of Australian shiraz styles.

  • RHR17 cabernet sauvignon and blends

    A 25-strong selection of impressive cabernet sauvignon wines for your consideration.

  • RHR17 other reds

    A clutch of grenache blends and other reds of note to round out your vinous enjoyment this year.

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