97 POINTS Haselgrove CRUTH Shiraz 2012 – James Halliday 2015

Haselgrove The CRUTH Shiraz 2012 JH 97 points
Rating: 97
Drink By: 2037
Price: $150.00
Date Tasted: 25 Nov 2014
Alcohol: 14.5%
James Halliday – Published on 08 Jan 2015
3096 Bottles made.

“Two parcels from Seaview and two from McLaren Flat were crushed (but not destemmed) to open fermenters; 3-day cold soak; on skins for 8 days; pressed direct to new and used French oak for 18 months maturation; a barrel selection made for this wine. It has enormous concentration of blackberry, black cherry, spice, bitter chocolate and cedar, but no harsh tannins whatsoever. May well outlive its cork.”

Rating: 93
Drink By: 2016
Price: $40.00
Date Tasted: 25 Nov 2014
Alcohol: 17%
James Halliday – Published on 03 Dec 2014
1000 Bottles released per year.

“An unexpectedly attractive mix of freshness and aged complexity; notes of cherry brandy and a long, balanced finish. Anywhere, any time.”

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Qantas International – Haselgrove SWITCH GSM continuing the journey…


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On the back of the inaugural Haselgrove SWITCH GSM’s Trophies and Gold Medals throughout the world of wine shows and wine critics high 90+ points, Qantas Airlines has again increased its allocation of our small batch GSM to again serve to all of the Qantas Business/First Class passengers in both Lounges and Onboard to its global fleet. Stocks of the 2012 Switch were consumed within 6 weeks of placement, the 2013 release will feature across the network throughout the first half of 2015.

“Its all about drinking our product, thats why we work so hard from the vineyard to the bottle” said a spokesperson from Haselgrove winery. “So many visitors to Haselgrove have come from drinking our wines in the air, its a great captive audience and when the wine is highly sought after it makes everything so very rewarding.

Haselgrove Switch Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre (GSM) is available predominantly on Qantas along with selected Restaurants and Independant liquor stores.

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 “This winery is on the move”

James Halliday, Wine Companion 2015





“5 star winery”


Haselgrove is excited to announce they have won the ‘Dark Horse’ WINERY OF THE YEAR at the annual launch of the James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 in Melbourne last night (Tuesday 29th July, 2014).

In addition to be recognised for a winery that has undergone a correction in its ranging and direction, the winery was also recognised with a 5 star status. Additionally, wines gaining 94 points or higher are described within the Wine Companion as “Outstanding Wines of the highest quality, often with distinguished pedigree. Tasting notes will always appear within the Wine Companion”

A total of 7 wines were reviewed from the Haselgrove range featuring 94 points or higher were:

Haselgrove “CATKIN” Shiraz 2012 – Dense, opaque colour; while full bodied and totally laden with sumptuous black fruits, the texture is a mix of satin and velvet, its tannins and French oak held within that perfectly ripened fruit. Rating 96 To 2032.

Haselgrove “CRUTH” Shiraz 2011 – Uncompromisingly full bodied savoury/earthy/tarry black fruits backed by persistent tannins on the long palate. None of the wines from the Legend series has suffered from the vintage – but it is a bold move to debut a group such as this from 2011 Rating 95 to 2035

Haselgrove “The Ambassador” Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011 – In familiar McLaren Vale style with plum and blackberry and dark chocolate on the expressive bouquet and supple, rounded palate, the tannins and oak play long stop for a polished wines. Rating 95 To 2030.

Haselgrove “CATKIN” Shiraz 2011 –  Rating 94 To 2020

Haselgrove “COL CROSS” Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011Rating 94 To 2026

Haselgrove “THE LEAR” Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011Rating 94 To 2021

Haselgrove “SWITCH” Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2012Rating 94 To 2037

The latest accolade adds to a very successful year for Haselgrove. The past 12 months have seen Haselgrove’s range receive comparable recognition by Robert Parker (7 wines rated 90+ points), Wine Spectator (2 wines rated 90+ points) and the Trophy at the Royal Hobart Wine Show for the Haselgrove Switch GSM.




On the back of Haselgrove winning the ‘Dark Horse’ WINERY OF THE YEAR at the annual launch of the James Halliday Wine Companion 2015, Haselgrove has been recognised amongst the very top of world wines by being awarded 2 trophies at the TOP WINES IN CHINA that was judged against over 600 entries from around the world by 8 “Master of Wine” from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

The night of all nights was presented at the foot of the Great Wall of China, Beijing. Receiving the accolade was the Haselgrove CRUTH Shiraz 2012 and the Haselgrove CATKIN Shiraz 2012 collecting a trophy each of a total 27 trophies awarded on the night.

“To be judged against an invited selection of the very best of world wine, and judged at the top by eight of the world’s highly respected Masters of Wine is a credit to the continued confirmation of the Haselgrove winemakers Greg Clack and Matthew Copping making Haselgrove as a top producer of world wine”



In addition, the release by the Korean Airlines First Class listing of the Haselgrove COL CROSS Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011 and Business Class listing of the Haselgrove CATKIN Shiraz 2012 is an exciting addition to the expansion of Haselgrove consumption around the world.

Korean media link http://www.mt.co.kr/view/mtview.php?type=1&no=2014072511045459218&outlink=1 



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Haselgrove is proud to announce that the Haselgrove COL CROSS Single Vineyard Shiraz has been selected by the highly acclaimed Korean Airlines tasting panel to be poured to First Class passengers on flights between Korea and Australia.

“We are very impressed by the selection of our Haselgrove Col Cross Shiraz to be served on Korean Airlines, especially to the First Class passengers” said Ryan Kinghorn, CEO “Haselgrove’s exports into Korea have increased exponentially over the past 6 months and this ‘liquid on lips’ opportunity is incredibly important for our future in Korea”

This selection further emphasises that the Haselgrove winemaking team are continuing to make wines at the very top of world wine.


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Wine Advocate reviews Haselgrove with 7 wines receiving 90+ Points – Top of the Class – Cruth 2012 – 94+


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Haselgrove Origin Series – Wine Advocate – 90, 90, 89 points


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94 Points – James Halliday – Haselgrove ‘SWITCH’ GSM 2012


Full crimson-purple; this is the full monty, with lashings of plum, blackberry, black cherry – you name it – fruit, oak and tannins line up to support the generous, velvety fruit. The balance cant be faulted, and the wine will live for decades, improving for at least the first decade. 14.5% alc Cellaring  2037

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