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AWARDS FOR NEIL HAHN WINES


Catharina Range - Medals Awarded


  • 2012 Catharina Shiraz
  • Bronze Medal: 2015 Barossa Wine Show
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  • 2006 Catharina Shiraz
  • Silver Medal:    2008 Wine Style Asia Award - Wines For Asia
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  • 2005 Catharina Shiraz
  • Silver Medal:    2008 Barossa Wine Show
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  • 2004 Catharina Shiraz
  • Bronze Medal: 2007 Barossa Wine Show
  • Gold Medal:     2008 Barossa Wine Show 

Yanyarrie Range - Medals Awarded


  • 2008 Yanyarrie Riesling
  • Gold Medal:       2008 Wine Style Asia Award - Wines For Asia
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  • 2007 Yanyarrie Riesling
  • Silver Medal:     2007 Barossa Wine Show
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  • 2005 Yanyarrie Shiraz
  • Bronze Medal:   2007 Barossa Wine Show
  • Bronze Medal:   2008 Barossa Wine Show 

RATINGS & REVIEWS FOR NEIL HAHN WINES

Catharina Range, Yanyarrie Range & Madcap Range


  • 2013 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 5 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sep-Oct 2015) - "World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge X" - "Lots of drinking pleasure to be had with this one, enthused one judge. A savoury touch to the nose and a palate thick with blackberry and plum flavours with a strong oak finish."  (Equal top in category & Finalist)
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  • 2012 Catharina Shiraz
  • Bronze Medal - 2015 Barossa Wine Show
  • Rated 4 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sep-Oct 2015) - "World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge X" - "Complexity of dark fruits and licorice on the nose with some subservient oak and lots of violets. Lovely palate full of fruit and spice."
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  • 2012 Yanyarrie Riesling
  • Rated 4 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine - Annual 2014 Edition - Winestate's Best Wines of 2013-South Australia" - "Bright lifted citrus nose and ripe tropical flavours balanced by green acidity. Excellent palate length with a fresh finish."
  • Rated "Top 40 Best Value Buys"  WINESTATE Magazine, The Australian & New Zealand Wine & Spirit Insider, March/April 2013 Edition.
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  • 2010 Yanyarrie Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rated "Top 40 Best Value Buys" WINESTATE Magazine, The Australian & New Zealand Wine & Spirit Insider, March/April 2013 Edition.
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  • 2009 Yanyarrie Shiraz
  • Rated 3 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2011) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2011 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI"
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  • 2006 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 4 Stars - "WINESTATE Magazine - Annual 2014 Edition - "Winestate's Best Wines of 2013-Style Tastings" - "Very developed, with lovely layers of savoury olive and soy-like fruit. The lovely tannins add softness and elegance to the palate."
  • Rated 4 Stars - "WINESTATE Magazine - Annual 2013 Edition - "Winestate's Best Wines of 2012-Style Tastings" - "Cedary oak nose and a chocolaty rich palate that's threaded through with plum fruit flavours. Has length and lovely soften on the finish."
  • Rated 4 Stars - "WINESTATE" Magazine (Sep-Oct 2013 Edition) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2013 World's Greatest Syrah & Shiraz Challenge VIII" - "Very developed, with lovely layers of savoury olive and soy-like fruit. The lovely tannins add softness and elegance to the palate."
  • Rated 4 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine - Annual 2012 Edition - "Winestate's Best Wines of 2011-Style Tastings: - "Ageing nicely, with the prune-like fruit holding up well. Good lift of peppery characters and showing some attractive leathery development."
  • Rated 4 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2011) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2011 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI"
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  • 2009 Yanyarrie Riesling
  • Rated 87/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition.
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  • 2009 Madcap Chardonnay
  • Rated 86/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition.
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  • 2008 Yanyarrie Shiraz
  • Rated 3 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2010) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2010 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge V"
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  • 2008 Madcap Shiraz
  • Rated 84/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition
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  • 2008 Madcap Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rated 84/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition.
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  • 2008  Yanyarrie Riesling
  • Reviews by: WINESTATE Magazine - (Nov-Dec 2008) - "Top 40 Best Buys"
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  • 2007 Yanyarrie Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rated 86/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition.
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  • 2007 Yanyarrie Shiraz Cabernet
  • Rated 89/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition - "The strong point of the wine is its texture and structure, and its melange of mocha, black cherry and spice works well."
  • Rated 3 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2010) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting/Shiraz Blends - 2010 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge V"
  • Rated - Top 40 Best Buys Less Than $20 by The Wine & Spirit Insider (March/April 2010) "Wine still tight but ageing gracefully: Plenty of solid dark fruit and oak held together by a firm acid spine".
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  • 2006 Yanyarrie Shiraz
  • Rated 87/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition - "There is no doubting the generosity of the flavour, nor the warmth to the mouthfeel. Top barbecue red."
  • The Adelaide Review, Oct 2008 - "Hot 100 Review": "This young thing has all the approachability of fine young shiraz, strong fragrance, blackberry fruit and lively freshness. There's impressive balance in place, widely appealing, ripe and complete - this plays to the innate strengths of the Barossa's juicy appeal".
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  • 2006 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 91/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition - "Holding deep crimson hue; a heroic wine, jam-packed with ripe shiraz fruit and integrated vanillin American oak."
  • The Adelaide Review, Oct 2008 - "Hot 100 Review":  "This Catharina is Neil Hahn's top flight cuvee and has all the appeal of his Yanyarrie Shiraz with an added dimension of complexity and richness.  The palate's more powerful but doesn't sacrifice anything in terms of immediate appeal, blackberry fruit everywhere you look, neatly managed tannins and a decent whack of oak to boot".
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  • 2005 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine (Sep-Oct 2016) - "Varietal Tasting: World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge XI" - Judges comments: "The mature leathery nose amazingly still has some varietal fruit evident. Palate is still very much alive. Drinking well now and should remain so for some time."  Also nominated for the "2016 Winestate Wine of the Year Awards."
  • Rated 90/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition - "Strong crimson-red; an effusive bouquet of lush, ripe fruits is followed by a high octane, fruit-driven palate. What you see is what you get".
  • Silver Medal - 2008 Barossa Wine Show
  • Rated 5 Stars & Classed Equal Top in Category - "Tasting Shiraz & Shiraz Blends" - Winestate Magazine (Sept-Oct 2008)
  • Rated 4 Stars - Winestate Magazine (Sept-Oct 2007) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2007 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge II"
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  • 2004 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine (Sep-Oct 2016) - "Varietal Tasting - World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge VI" - Judges comments: "A sprightly wine for its age. Sweet molasses-like development on the nose with some fruit hanging in there. The soft and sweet palate still shows an energy."  Also nominated for the "2016 Winestate Wine of the Year Awards."
  • Rated 91/100 by James Halliday Wine Companion 2011 Edition - "Hokling red-purple hue very well; has blackberry, prune, licorice and dark chocolate flavours in abundance."
  • Rated 5 Stars & Classed Equal Top in Category - "Tasting Shiraz & Shiraz Blends" WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2008)
  • 6th Ranked Shiraz in Australia - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2008) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2008 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge III"
  • Nominated in 2007 for the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation's - "George Mackey Memorial Trophy" for the Best Wine to be exported from Australia.
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  • 2004 Yanyarrie Shiraz
  • Rated 3 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2006) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2006 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge I"
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  • 2003 Catharina Shiraz
  • Rated 3 1/2 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sep-Oct 2016) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge XI"
  • Rated 3 1/2 Stars - WINESTATE Magazine (Sept-Oct 2006) - "Winestate Varietal Tasting - 2006 World's Greatest Syrah/Shiraz Challenge I"
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  • 2002 Catharina Shiraz
  • Selected By: WINESTATE Magazine\'s "Top 5 Shiraz - Wine of the Year Competition for 2005"