James Halliday’s much revered Top 100 Wines of the Year list has been released for 2012, published 14 November 2012.

Best Red Wines under $20 includes:

94 points: Zonte’s Footstep ‘Lake Doctor’ Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2010
“Bright colour; the touch of viognier (less than 5%) has added a degree of freshness and elegance to the multitude of flavours of this medium-bodied wine, the fragrance of the bouquet sending the first signals of the red and black fruits, spice and controlled oak flavours; fine, ripe tannins lengthen the finish.”  (Read more about Zonte’s Footstep wines…)

94 points: Pitchfork (by Hay Shed Hill) Cabernet Merlot 2010
“Excellent retention of colour, even brighter than when first tasted 12 months ago. This has all the character one expects from higher priced Margaret River cabernet merlots; there is abundant cassis fruit framed by quality French oak and persistent, ripe tannins. Has undoubted development potential.”  (Read more about Pitchfork wines…)

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