The Top 100 Wines of 2018

Top red wines over $30

James Halliday by James Halliday

10 Nov, 2018

Representing the cream of the red wine crop, the diverse mix here will have you adding everything from old-vine shiraz to cool-climate pinot noir, Margaret River merlot and superb South Australian grenache to your cellar.

The list that follows forms part of James Halliday's Top 100.

Wow. Opens with six pinot noirs split equally between Tasmania and the Yarra Valley, all but one from the exceptional ’17 vintage. Then seven shirazs (all old vine), two grenaches, a ravishing merlot and four great Margaret River cabernets to conclude. 

The ahead 20 wines were chosen from 332 submitted. 

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