James Halliday 100 – Charles Melton Rose

Thought I’d have a look at James Halliday Top 100 Wines (put out in November last year) and see what we could get in Singapore.

First wine off the rack is:

2009 / Charles Melton / Rose of Virginia / Barossa Valley / Rose

Halliday rates this wine at 96 points so in his opinion, a true 5 star wine. Definitely drink now. If you like a bit of variety and don’t mind the occasional rose, then this one looks the goods. Tracked it down to Crystal Wines where they have it listed for S$40.85 versus RRP in Australia of A$23. That would normally put it way past my PPT (price pain threshold) but I guess we’ve got used to paying in the $40 range for a lot of things. If you can find it elsewhere cheaper, let me know, but in the meantime we’ve bought 6 bottles to quaff on those warmer nights when a red is a bit too much.

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2 Responses to “James Halliday 100 – Charles Melton Rose”


  1. 1 Robert Rees April 28, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Hate to sound like a salesman (which I am) but we sell the the 2008 of this currently at $32 – we will be going onto the 2009 shortly.

  2. 2 bastardboxwine April 28, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Just goes to show you can still teach an old dog (or Bastard Box) new tricks. That price makes it much more within my PPB, even dare I say a good deal!

    And proves the value of bastardboxwine blog…….


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