Il Lido 2024 Winner
Long one of Western Australia’s finest wine lists, encyclopedic in its scope, chaperoned by some of the state’s finest wine talent and delivered by sommelier’s at the apex of their craft, Il Lido’s wine collection continues to reverberate with excellence. The focus is keenly Italian with epic selections of new-release and cellared offerings with stately Barolo and Barbaresco, Tuscan superstars, emerging Italian producers and left-of-centre regions thunderous in their presence here. Importantly, the wine choices pay due diligence to Australia’s best-known producers nationally, with extra diligence in the well-selected Western Australian wine listings, exploring the breadth of blue-chip producers alongside those of the avant garde from across the state’s regions. Rare and exciting amaro, grappa and dessert wines from Italy are incredibly impressive and, coupled with the mighty table-wine inventory, round out the top-flight drinking experience on hand here.