Ray Jordan's Top 100 July 2012

Prominent Western Australian wine writer, Ray Jordan, has done his annual review of Australian Red Wines. Wineries are invited to submit wines in various price points with a limit of two per brand per category. Mainbreak 2009 Shiraz was placed in the Top 100.

This is what Ray had to say:

“This year more than 500 wines were submitted from all of the major wine-growing areas and the task of culling this list down to 100 was difficult , to say the least. Even getting down to the final 150 was a challenge.”

Shiraz $15-$20 “This was the biggest category in the tasting with more than 150 wines. And it wasn’t so much the wines that made the final list but the quality of the wines that missed out.”

Mainbreak 2009 Shiraz. Pumps just as hard as the famous Mainbreak at the mouth of the Margaret River. Stacks of punch ripe plummy shiraz fruit with a savoury earthiness. The palate is deliciously soft and supple but with a thread of fine tannin and a tweak of oak to add some structure and further interest.”

James Halliday awards Mainbreak Wines

James Halliday’s 2011 Wine Companion has awarded Mainbreak Wines 4.5 stars.

5 Stars and Best of the Best Wines By Variety – Awarded to Mainbreak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009.  “Not in the least flamboyant, and has an attractive precision to its bouquet and palate that earned it a gold medal at the Qantas WA Wine Show ‘09; the citrus and grass flavours drive a long palate and clean finish.  94 points.”

4.5 Stars – Awarded to Mainbreak Cabernet Merlot 2008.  “Good colour; an effusive bouquet of black fruits, spice and herbs leads into a palate full of thrust and vigour to its mix of black and red fruits plus savoury nuances.  Gold Medal Hobart International Wine Show ‘09.  92 points”

Gold Medal awarded to Mainbreak's Cabernet Merlot

Royal Hobart Wine Show, November 2009 (more…)

Gold Medal awarded to Mainbreak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia, October 2009. (more…)