The James Halliday Wine Companion 2014 results are out.

A really great result and consistently good across the whole range of wines.

2012 Daisy Creek Sauvignon Blanc: 89 points
“Pale straw-green; a no-frills sauvignon blanc with a perfumed, tropical bouquet and a light, fresh palate with passionfruit and lime-accented acidity on the finish.”

2012 Daisy Creek Chardonnay: 87 points
“A pleasant, light- to medium-bodied chardonnay given brief oak contact; stone fruit and melon are the major contributors to the overall flavour.”

2011 Daisy Creek Cabernet Shiraz: 90 points
“Light red-purple; a 70/30% blend, with a savoury/spicy overlay to the bedrock of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit on the medium-bodied palate; a very good outcome for the vintage, and a good wine, period. Very good value.”

2012 Rachel’s Rose: 90 points
“Pale pink; a blend of pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, all made separately; the shiraz and cabernet were whole bunch-pressed and wild yeast fermented; it has good texture, with a mix of red berry/spicy/savoury flavours and a pleasingly dry finish. Serious rose designed for food.”

2011 Amherst Shiraz: 90 points
“From the Bonindra Vineyard, matured for 15 months in French oak. The colour is good, in no way anaemic, and the wine has real presence and structure. Yes, there are earthy/savoury characters upfront, but there are red and black fruits on the mid-palate before fine, persistent tannins return on the finish.”