James Halliday’s articles

The making of St Hugo wines

The making of St Hugo wines

When Johann Gramp took up residence on the banks of the meandering Jacob’s Creek in 1847, he became one of the pioneers of the Barossa Valley. The twists and turns of his legacy over the next 147 years culminated in the Maurice O’Shea Award in 1994...

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2009 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese

2009 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese

This is an outrageously beautiful wine, a strong contender for my Desert Island wine (if you only had one bottle...). Its fruit/acidity/sweetness is like a ballet dancer in Swan Lake, gliding across the senses in an unbroken stream of sheer bliss....

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