Classification / Top performers
Classification / Top Performers
Platinum Tier Wines
These are particular wines that occupy the topmost echelon of the fine wine market. These wines have showcased over a large number vintages a consistently high performance in the secondary market. These are some of the most famous wines in the country and world of wine in this tier.
Australia: Penfolds Grange & Bin 707, Henschke Hill of Grace, Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, Mount Mary Quintet, Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir, Giaconda Chardonnay, Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz, Wendouree Shiraz, Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Tyrrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz, Seppeltsfield 100 Year Para Port.
New Zealand: Bell Hill Pinot Noir, Felton Road Block 3 & Block 5 Pinot Noir, Dry River Pinot Noir, Te Mata Coleraine
- Bordeaux - Chateaux; Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild, Haut Brion, Margaux, Petrus, Le Pin, Cheval Blanc, d’Yquem
- Burgundy - Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Domaine Leroy, Henri Jayer, Coche-Drury, Francois Raveneau, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee
- Rhone - Chateau Rayas, Guigal La Landonne/La Mouline/La Turque, JL Chave Hermitage Rouge
- Champagne – Salon, Jacques Selosse
Italy/Spain: Bruno Giacosa Riserva’s, Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, Sassicaia, Gianfranco Soldera Toscana, Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone, Vega Sicilia Unico, Domino de Pingus
Gold Tier Wines
Gold Tier wines are wines are from high quality producers or vineyards that sit just below the Platinum Tier. These wines still represent some of the best expressions of their varieties, age very well and often garner acclaim by critics.
Australia: Best’s Thomson Family Shiraz, Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, Cullen Diana Madeline, Moss Wood Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon, Penfolds Bin 389 & St Henri, Wendouree Cabernet Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir, Clarendon Hills Astralis, Grosset Polish Hill Riesling, Torbreck RunRig Shiraz, Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz, Tyrrell’s Old Patch 1867 Shiraz, Henschke Mt Edelstone Shiraz & Cyril Cabernet Sauvignon, Pierro Chardonnay, Mount Mary Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon
New Zealnd: Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Rippon ‘Tinkers Field’ & ‘Emma’s Block’ Pinot Noir’s, Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah, Stonyridge Larose, Kusuda Pinot Noir, Framingham TBA Riesling
- Bordeaux - Chateaux; Ducru Beaucaillou, Pontet Canet, Leoville Las-Cases, La Mission Haut Brion, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Cos d’Estournel, Montrose, Palmer, Vieux Chateau Certan
Silver Tier Wines
Silver Tier Wines do not quite have the lineage of gold or platinum wines, but have performed strongly in recent years. These wines often have; won recent awards, been awarded high critical reviews, or are produced in very scarce quantities. Some of these producers have benefitted from recent changes in ownership or winemakers which has them on the trajectory to rise up the rankings in the future.