James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Results

James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Results

K1: The Halliday Results are in!

The highly coveted James Halliday Wine Companion Tasting awards have recently been announced. Now that the dust has settled, we have put together a special mixed pack with our highest rated wines, which we are delighted to offer you at a very special price.

These awards are the result of hundreds of hours of tasting by the Halliday Wine Companion team. After reviewing over 9000 Australian wines, a handful of exceptional producers are chosen by James Halliday’s expert panel as the best of the year.

We are pleased to confirm that Wines by Geoff Hardy retains our 5 Red Star rating.

We’ve had great results in the past for Wines by Geoff Hardy but this year sees the best ever results for our single estate K1 vineyard in the Adelaide Hills for Wines by Geoff Hardy.

Join us in celebrating our results by tasting for yourself. Let us know if the experts got it right!


1 x 2019 Sauvignon Blanc   91 Silver

‘Night-harvested, cooled, pressed immediately then fermented with highly technical progressive use of three strains of yeast. Interesting outcome with the flavours per se as expected from ’19 but enhanced in terms of the depth of the tropical/citrus/gooseberry flavours.’

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020


1 x 2019 Gruner Veltliner    91 Silver

Night harvested, destemmed forthwith, 80% fermented in stainless steel, 20% in barrel, stirring kept to a minimum to maintain the flavour profile. Has grip and length, and also clarity and freshness.

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020


1 x 2017 Chardonnay                       93 Silver

Fermented in French barriques, some barrels with wild yeast. 10 months oak maturation (30% new), staying on lees till blending and bottling. Aromas of white peach and nectarine battle for supremacy with toasty oak on the bouquet, but fruit wins through on the palate with ripe, juicy flavours prevailing. Texture and good acidity provide shape and structure.

Steven Creber
Published 01 August 2019


1 x 2017 Shiraz                      95 Gold

80% hand-picked, 20% hand-picked for whole bunch inclusion plus a small percentage of viognier co-fermented, matured in French oak (15% new) for 18 months. Very fragrant, on the light side of medium-bodied, excellent balance and length. My personal prejudice at work here.

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020


1 x 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon         95 Gold

30yo vines, whole berries open-fermented, matured for 18 months in French oak (30% new). Very neat medium to full-bodied cabernet with supple tannins, and oak support. Overall length and balance ditto. Blackberry-accented berries/flashes of red fruit and spice.

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020


1 x 2017 Tzimmukin             94 Silver

60% shiraz, 40% cabernet sauvignon. The grapes are hand-picked into small baskets, partially dried in an earth-floored shed in the vineyard, hand sorted, crushed into small fermenters, 10-14 days on skins, matured in used French hogsheads for 20 months. The alcohol is far from fierce, and a question that Geoff Hardy might consider irrelevant is what would the alcohol have been without dehydration?

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020

K1 Wine Companion 2021 mixed 6 pack:

1 x 2019 K1 by Geoff Hardy Gruner Veltliner                  91 Silver         RRP $25.00

1 x 2017 K1 by Geoff Hardy Shiraz                                    95 Gold          RRP $45.00

1 x 2017 K1 by Geoff Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon           95 Gold          RRP $45.00

1 x 2017 K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin                            94 Silver        RRP $295.00

1 x 2020 K1 by Geoff Hardy Sauvignon Blanc – Please note the 91 point score was for the 2019 vintage which has sold out. This is the new release.

                                                                                             RRP $25.00

1 x 2018 K1 by Geoff Hardy Chardonnay – Please note the 93 point score was for the 2017 vintage and this is the current release

                                                                                             RRP $35.00

Normally this pack has an RRP of $470 but to celebrate our fantastic results we are offering it for $325 delivered to your door!

Join us in celebrating the new results from this years

James Halliday Wine Companion.

Buy the 6pk here

We hope you thoroughly enjoy the wines in this selection.
Stay safe in these uncertain times.

Offer expires 30 September 2020