The sheer size of this category says a lot of the incredible standard of Australian shiraz. At 99 points, Brokenwood's Graveyard Shiraz takes out both James Halliday's best shiraz of the year and the award for Halliday Wine Companion Wine of the Year. Read more about this astounding bottle and the plethora of other top-rated shiraz wines from the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion.
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James Halliday on his 2021 shiraz: 

2018 Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz

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Supple, perfectly balanced, a par expression of a quirky vineyard that has been the work of Iain Riggs for four decades; '18 was a great vintage and he nailed it.