Australia has long enjoyed a reputation for producing standout fortified wines. An impressive seven 99-point wines have made it into the fortified category this year, the bulk being muscat, and one 100-point wine, which is the only wine James Halliday has ever awarded 100 points.
James Halliday on the 2020 Fortified Varietal Winners
“The points speak for themselves. These are unique to Australia in terms of their age, their complexity, their intensity, and their varietal make up. They arguably represent the best value of all Australian wines given the cost of production, notably in the amount of working capital tied up for decades.“