Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
It’s that time of year again. The results of Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 have been released, and we’re delighted to see, of our current vintages in stock, one Gold, one Silver, five Bronze and four commendations awarded. All can be seen below.
This adds nicely to our medal collection from last years awards, most of which we still have in stock (including a lovely gold medal winning Albarino, which is one of many). We’ll keep you well informed of new award winning vintages as they come in – as well brand new award winning lines.
The Decanter World Wine Awards is great for consumers seeking for tried and tested wine that will deliver on quality, but it must be remembered that there’s big money involved in entering the competition, so many of the smaller producers with lesser marketing budgets can be overlooked.
Glaetzer Amon-Ra 2007: Ripe fruit with a savoury spice, bacon, liquorice, chocolate and opulent oak – exceptional complexity.
Langmeil Hangin’ Snakes Shiraz-Viognier 2007: Medium intensity. Gorgeous nose. Lovely, supple mid-palate. Plush and gorgeous.
Alta Pinot Grigio 2007: Fresh, herbal, spiced pears and apple. Good acidity, well-balanced, integrated palate.
Tussock Sauvignon Blanc 2008: Fresh but slightly oily note. Well made with good balance.
Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2008: Flinty, steely nose, very crisp, classy balance. Long finish.
Langmeil Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Mint and cassis. Focused. Generous, ripe tannins.
Langmeil Three Gardens 2006: Subtle evolution. Tea, black fruit and pepper, firm tannins.
Other recognised wines of earlier vintages
I’ve recognised the earlier vintages, many of which have received awards in previous years, as I believe they pay testament to the ability of the winemakers.
Woodstock “The Stocks” Shiraz 2006 (Bronze Medal) – 2004 vintage
Tabali Reserva Syrah 2007 (Silver Medal) – 2006 vintage (Bronze Medal in 2008 Awards)
Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rosé 2008 (Commended) – 2007 vintage
Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Commended) – 2007 vintage (Air New Zealand Elite Gold)
Palazzi Negroamaro 2007 (Commended) – 2006 vintage
Saxanburg Private Collection 2006 (Bronze Medal) – 2004 vintage
Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2007 (Bronze Medal) – 2005 vintage
Fuenteseca Bobal-Syrah 2008 (Bronze Medal) – 2007 vintage (Bronze Medal in 2008 Awards)
Heartland Viognier-Pinot Gris 2007 (Bronze Medal) -2006 vintage
Glaetzer Annaperenna 2007 (Bronze Medal) – 2006 vintage (Trophy winner in 2008 Awards)
Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2007 (Bronze Medal) – 2006 vintage (Commendation in 2008 Awards)
Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz 2006 (Bronze Medal) – 2005 vintage (Bronze Medal in 2008 Awards)
Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (Bronze Medal) – 2005 vintage (Bronze Medal in 2008 Awards)
Another wine I would like to mention is the 2008 white brother of our award winning Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Chante Cigale. It won a Decanter Trophy (the top accolade), and we’ll be doing our best to get our hands on a few cases before Christmas.
That’s it for another year – in the meantime watch this space for new wines and awards.
Click here to view all of the results from the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards