The best Australian tasting ever?


The stars aligned in several ways for Matthew Jukes' 100 Best Australian Wines tasting on 30 May in London. Firstly, the room in Australia House was a veritable who's who of the British wine trade, attended by dozens of top writers, buyers, importers and retailers, all of whom were tasting keenly – no mean feat for spoilt professionals who so often get access to great wine from all over the world. 

Secondly, the wines themselves were a pantheon of celestial names, hand-picked by Matthew Jukes for this fifteenth edition of his annual guide, designed to be the best-in-class examples for...