The results are in! Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Alongside some of Australia’s best producers, Brown Brothers has been named a 5-star winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, with 11 of our wines achieving a rating of 90 points and above: ‘an outstanding winery with a long track record of excellence, having held a 5-star rating continuously for 10 years – truly the best of the best.

 

Among this year’s top performers are the heroes of our Patricia range, scoring 95 points and above:

 

Patricia Sparkling Brut 2014, 96 points
“78/22% Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, on lees for 6 years. Fruit from the Whitlands Plateau – one of the highest vineyards in Australia – possessing a rare vitality for a 6-year-old sparkling. Patricia’s signature purity of fruit expression and exhilarating acidity are present, with a persistent, fine bubble. Lemon zest, straw, apple custard, and biscuit. Youthful exuberance with grapefruit, citrus, almond meal and a clean creaminess.”  – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Patricia Chardonnay 2019, 95 points
“67/33% Hazards/Kayena vineyards. Matured in French oak barrels (29% new). The word refined comes to mind with Patricia. Everything is in its place; the result – one presumes – of diligent, thoughtful winemaking. Superfine flavours built around nectarine, citrus, patisserie, biscuit and a surge of tangy acidity. Energy to burn. Should age a treat.”  – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Patricia Shiraz 2017, 95 points (yet to be released!)
“From a top vintage, Patricia Shiraz in all of its ripe, sweet, concentrated fruit intensity. A seamless beauty, drinking beautifully now, but with a long road still ahead of it. Lifted, heady aromas of blue, black, and red fruits, violets, wood smoke, and gentle spice. Crushed velvet on the tongue, with well-judged oak, tight, well-tuned tannins, and lashings of generous fruit. Immerse yourself.” – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Full list of Brown Family Wine Group wines with 90 points and above:

 

Brown Brothers:

Patricia Sparkling Brut (2014 vintage label) has 96 points

Patricia Chardonnay (2019 label) has 95 points

Patricia Shiraz (2017 label) has 95 points

Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon (2018 label) has 95 points

Shiraz Mondeuse and Cabernet Sauvignon (2015 label) has 94 points

Premium Prosecco Brut ( NV label) has 94 points

Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier (NV Label) has 93 points

Winemaker’s Series Shiraz (2019 label) has 92 points

Sparkling Moscato (NV label) has 91 points

Sparkling Moscato Rose (NV label) has 90 points

1889 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018 label) has 90 points

Limited Release Montepulciano (2018 label) has 90 points

 

Tamar Ridge:

Reserve Pinot Noir (2019 label) has 96 points

Pinot Gris (2019 label) has 91 points

 

Innocent Bystander:

Mea Culpa Pinot Noir (2019 label) has 95 points

Chardonnay (2020 label) has 90 points

 

Devils Corner:

Resolution Chardonnay (2018 label) has 95 points

Pinot Noir Rose (2020 label) has 95 points

Chardonnay (2020 label) has 93 points

Mt Amos (2019 label) has 92 points

Pinot Noir (2019 label) has 92 points

 

Please join us in congratulating our winemaking and viticulture teams for their continuous and commendable efforts in bringing these wines to life. #BrownBrothers #HallidayWineCompanion