2017 Awards | Top 12

97

Hatten Wines, Sparkling Tunjung NV | Indonesia

BEST TROPHY

 

Beautiful floral complexities with enticing notes of green apples and lemon tart. An interesting yeasty element is well integrated providing some intrigue. Defies convention, creative and very enjoyable.

Hatten Wines, Sparkling Tunjung NV | Indonesia

BEST TROPHY

 

Beautiful floral complexities with enticing notes of green apples and lemon tart. An interesting yeasty element is well integrated providing some intrigue. Defies convention, creative and very enjoyable.

97

Hevron Heights Eoen Quientessence 2007 | Israel

BEST SWEET

 

This nine-year-old wine is showing lovely creamy pineapple, caramel, rose, roasted chestnuts and butterscotch notes. The use of oak is well played into the overall package as there is enough power in the wine to support depth of flavour. Balanced, intense and delicious

97

Grace Gris de Koshu 2016 | Japan

BEST WHITE

 

Lively and vibrant. The magnificent bouquet of white florals, orange blossoms and chalk add a high level of sophistication to the wine. The palate is expansive whilst holding a tightly-wound mineral profile driven by citrus-like acidity. A classy wine with drinkability beyong just enjoyable.

93

Château Mercian Mariko Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 | Japan

GOLD MEDAL

Orange blossom and lime peel aromas with a delicate X-factor on the palate. Nice overall varietal characteristics and a refinement with good lingering minerality. Wonderful expression of Sauvignon Blanc.

Recanati Winery Chardonnay Reserve 2014 | Israel

GOLD MEDAL

 

Light pale golden colour and hue. Moderate varietal aroma. Light touch of grapefruit, tropical melons and a bees waxy finish. The clever use of oak maturation over fine lees is noticable and well prescribed to add complexity. Rich yet still lively and refreshing

93

97

Jade Vineyard Aria 2014 | China

BEST RED

 

A Cabernet Sauvignon expression at its very best. Blackcurrants, fine grain oak, little bit of clove and toasted herbs. The tannis are assertive, well structured and designed to last a long time. Supported by excellent acidity the wine is lively and has a long life ahead.

He Lang Ting Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | China

GOLD MEDAL

 

Ripe, rich and powerful is the best way to describe this wine. The explosive black fruits and charm of baking spices add lots of appeal. Its generous flavours are balanced, concentrated and moreish. Hard not to love this wine.

95

94

Château Yuange Yuange Yuexiang Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | China

GOLD MEDAL

 

Bright in the glass and loaded with lots of honest blue fruits. The concentration is immense and supports a fresh and vibrant palate that has plenty of concentration and intensity. The genuine varietal purity is what makes it a winner.

94

Yang Yang International Wine Estate Cabernet Gernischt 2013 | China

GOLD MEDAL

Interesting notes of white pepper, nice hints of mint and blackberries. Balanced fruit profile across the palate and tannins to support the overall flow. Good length and great finish. Top marks for complexity.

93

Château Mercian Mariko Vineyard Syrah 2013 | Japan

GOLD MEDAL

 

All the definitive Syrah characteristics are well preserved. The perfume of white pepper, pine trees, blackcurrants and classy French oak is well integrated. This elegant example has tremendous freshness, elegance and poise. A true pleasure.

93

Château Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | China

GOLD MEDAL

 

Immensely concentrated with blackcurrants, cola and sour cherries. The core of this wine lies with its ability to have drying tannins that support the ripe fruit characteristics.

93

Kishor Vineyards Savant Red 2014 | China

GOLD MEDAL

 

Dense and viscous in the glass. Powerful flavours matched with some powerful oak, plush tannins, smattering of blackcurrants. Tannins are ripe and well-extracted offering the drinker a wine full of concentration. Deserves some cellaring time.

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