Top Picks for the 2015 Barossa Wine Chapters Auction

Online Auction closes 6pm Friday 17 April

Bid Online at the  Langtons website

 

Prue and Stephen Henschke

“Our interest was drawn by the mix of both exceptional rare-format wines and wonderful Barossan experiences in the coming Wine Chapters Auction.”

  • Hutton Vale Farm’s ‘Little Camino’ guided walk and hosted lunch for eight people (Lot 240, p39)
  • Barons of Barossa, Barons Select Shiraz 2012 6.0L Imperial (Lot 1, p15)
  • Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch (Lot 39, p36)
  • Rockford, Basket Press Shiraz, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 1.5L Magnum (Lot 25, p62)
  • Seppeltsfield, Para Vintage Tawny World War 1 Commemorative Anthology five bottle set. One bottle each of the following: 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. 100ml Bottle. (Lot 28, p68)

Annabel Mugford, Barossa Grape & Wine Association

Being a devoted fortified wine, aged Riesling and sparkling wine drinker my top picks are:

  • Orlando 1963 Tawny Port and 1973 Vintage Port (Lot 111-116, p52)
  • Henschke Julius Riesling 2013 Magnum (Lot 59, p35)
  • Jacobs Creek Steingarten Riesling collection (Lot 15, p40)
  • Rockford Sparkling Black Shiraz collection (Lot 26, p62)
  • And for the ultimate Barossa Experience, who can go past the Hutton Vale Farm’s ‘Little Camino’ guided walk and hosted lunch (Lot 240, p39)

Andre Eikmeier – Co-founder and Joint CEO, Vinomofo

  • Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM 6 Bottle Vertical (Lot 3, p17)
  • Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 (Lot 20, p54)
  • Rockford Basket Press Vertical (Lot 25, p62)
  • Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch (Lot 39, p36)
  • Henschke Hill of Grace 1996 Magnum (Lot 57, p35)
  • Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz 2010 Double Magnum (Lot 64, p36)
  • Penfolds St Henri Shiraz Collection (Lot 131, p55)
  • Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon Vertical (Lot 137, p58)
  • Seppeltsfield Centenary Tour and lunch at FINO for two people (Lot 244, p68)

Gillian Standen-Thomas, Barossa Food Program Manager

For me, each of these picks epitomises the essence of the Barossa, ageless, elegant and generous.

  • Henschke Hill of Grace 1996 (Lot 57, p35)
  • Kalleske Old Vine Grenache 2003 (Lot 99, p47)
  • Rockford Sparkling Black Shiraz (Lot 26, p62)
  • Torbreck The Laird Shiraz 2006 (Lot 34, p78)
  • Seppeltsfield Centenary Tour and lunch at Fino (Lot 244, p68)

Nicki Robins – Viticultural Development Officer, Barossa Grape & Wine Association

  • Charles Melton Nine Popes – most recent even years (Lot 3, p17) – for me.
  • St Hallett Old Block 2006 (Lot 193, p71) – for my husband.

Sal Johnson – Artisans of the Barossa

As a lover of Old Vine Grenache and aged Barossa reds I couldn’t go past these lots.

  • Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Grenache collection (Lot 6, p20)
  • Head Ancestor Vine Grenache 2013 magnum (Lot 45, p31)
  • A mixed dozen from Peter Lehmann’s cellar (Lot 24, p56)
  • Tscharke Gnadenfrei Grenache (Lot 214, p80)
  • Henschke Mt Edelstone mini vertical (Lot 13, p34)

Courtney Nourse – Barossa Young Ambassador Candidate

  • Gibson Wines Australian Old Vine Collection Shiraz 2004 (Lot 25, p24)
  • Hentley Farm Red Collection (Lot 63, p36)
  • Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz 2003 Magnum (Lot 19, p22)
  • Artisans of Barossa Long Table Lunch for twelve people (Lot 38, p15)
  • Seppeltsfield Centenary Tour and lunch at FINO for two people (Lot 244, p68)

Nick Stock – immediate past Chairman of Judges at the Barossa Wine Show

  • Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz 2007 Double Magnum (Lot 5, 20)
  • Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 6 bottle set (Lot 19, p49)
  • Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 (Lot 20, p54)
  • Peter Lehmann Private Cellar Collection (Lot 24, p56)
  • Rockford Basket Press Vertical (Lot 25, p62)
  • Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny World War 1 Commemorative Anthology five bottle set (Lot 28, p12)
  • Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch (Lot 39, p36)
  • Orlando 1963 Tawny Port (Lot 111-113, p52)
  • Orlando Wines N/V Old Show Tawny (Lot 118-120, p52)

James March – Chief Executive, Barossa Grape & Wine Association

  • Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Grenache Collection (Lot 6, p20)
  • Torbreck The Laird Shiraz 2006 (Lot 34, p78)
  • Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2009 Imperial (Lot 12, p34)
  • Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch (Lot 39, p36)
  • Heathvale Vineyard The Reward Shiraz Collection (Lot 53, p32)

Andrew Wigan – Peter Lehmann Wines

  • Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 (Lot 20, p54)
  • Rockford Black Sparkling Shiraz 2009-2014 (Lot 26, p62)
  • Hallett Dawkins Single Vineyard Shiraz (Lot 190-191, p70)
  • John Duval Entity Shiraz 2006 Magnum (Lot 89, p43)
  • Orlando Wines N/V Old Show Tawny (Lot 118-120, p52)

Kym Teusner – Teusner

  • Peter Lehmann Private Cellar Collection (Lot 24, p56)
  • Hutton Vale Farm’s ‘Little Camino’ guided walk and hosted lunch (Lot 240, p39)
  • Orlando 1973 Vintage Port (Lot 114-116, p52) (one year older than me)
  • Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 (Lot 20, p54) (who doesn’t love to see a bottle of Bin 60A hit the table)
  • Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier 2002 Double Magnum (Lot 206, p78) (Mick and I got our hands dirty on this

Jane Thomson – Founder and Principal, The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society

My picks for all kinds of fabulous reasons:

  • Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2012 Magnum (Lot 169, p67)
  • Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM 2005 Collection (Lot 8, p17)
  • Tscharke Gnadanfrei Vineyard Grenache Collection (Lot 213, P80)
  • Bethany GR Reserve Shiraz Collection (Lot 2, p16)
  • Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz 2010 Double Magnum (Lot 64, p36)

James Halliday

  • Charles Melton Nine Popes 6 bottle set – most recent even years (Lot 3, p17)
  • Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2009 6.0L Imperial (Lot 13, p34)
  • Hewitson Gold Garden Mourvedre 3 Magnum set (Lot 12, p37)
  • Rockford, Basket Press Shiraz, 6 Magnum mixed set (Lot 25, p62)
  • Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch (Lot 39, p36)

 

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