Following the completion of another fantastic year of wine judging, the IWSC is delighted to reveal its medal highlights, including over 200 medals awarded to New Zealand wines.
They had over 100 international judges join them for the biggest Wine Awards to date, consisting of 30% Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, 76% buyers for all sectors of the trade. The panels of expert judges were overseen by six Wine Judging Committee members, Essi Avellan MW, Sarah Abbott MW, Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, Alistair Cooper MW, Mick O’Connell MW and Alex Hunt MW.
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New Zealand had a successful year with medals awarded to over 200 wines, including seven gold medals. Yealands Wine Group, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2022 was the highest scoring still dry wine in this year’s awards, receiving 97 points. Our judges were impressed by the wine’s “intensity and zingy acidity”, noting that this wine was “the benchmark, with impressive length and purity on the finish”.
Here are the results from the New Zealand entries.
Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Marlborough (97 points)
Peren Farms Two Sisters Pinot Noir 2019 Central Otago (96 points)
Saint Clair Family Estate Origin Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Marlborough (95 points)
Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Syrah 2020 Hawke’s Bay (95 points)
Mission Estate Winery Huchet Syrah 2019 Hawke’s Bay (95 points)
Giesen Organic Chardonnay 2019 Marlborough (95 points)
Marisco Vineyards The Craft Series The Pioneer Chardonnay 2021 Marlborough (95 points)
There were also 80 Silver Medals and 143 Bronze medals awarded to New Zealand Wines