Wines Tasted & Rated 2011


Wines Tasted and Rated 2011

Here’s a list of the Wines that we have opened and enjoyed this year to date.
(Alphabetical Order points/20) not including Wineclubs / Events / Roadshows or Cellar doors.

Abbey Cellars Prophet Cab Sav/franc/Malbec/Merlot Hawke’s Bay NZ 2009 18.0
Alpine Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2011 15.5
Ant Moore Pinot Noir Central Otago NZ 2009 18.0
Auburn Lowburn Riesling Otago NZ 2009 18.0
Auntsfield Estate Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2009 16.5
Bibby Wines Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 15.0
Bladen Riesling Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0
Bouldervines Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 16.0
Boundary Vineyards King’s Road Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2009 17.0
Brancott Estate Renwick R Sauvignon Gris Marlborough NZ 2010 17.5
Cat Amongst The Pigeons Nine Lives Shiraz Barossa Aus 2008 18.0
CH Mercier Demi Sec Champagne A Epernay France NV 19.2
Charles Wiffen Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2008 17.5
Church Road Chardonnay Hawkes Bay NZ 2009 17.0
Clos Henri Petit Clos Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2009 18.0
Clos Henri Bel Echo Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2009 19.0
Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2010 18.0
Curio Wairau Valley Gewurztraminer Marlborough NZ 2008 18.5
Curio Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2008 17.5
Domaine Georges Michel La Reserve Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 18.0
Domaine Georges Michel La Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 16.2
Fairhall Downs Hugo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2008 17.8
Fiddlers Green Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2008 17.0
Forrest Estate The Doctors’ Riesling Marlborough NZ 2009 18.5
Forrest Estate The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2010 17.5
Framingham Estate Montepulciano Marlborough NZ 2008 17.5
Glasnevin Limited Release Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2008 18.0
Gort Vintners Wine Thief Magistates Merlot Hawkes Bay NZ 2008 15.5
Gort Vintners Gee Whizz Gewurztraminer Hawkes Bay Nz 2011 16.0
Gort Vintners Wine Thief Rose Marlborough NZ 2009 16.0
Greystone Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2008 18.0
Gunn Estate Pinot Noir NZ/Au 2010 13.0
Henri Bourgeois Chavignol Pouilly-Fume Sancerre FR 2009 17.0
Highfield Estate Riesling Marlborough NZ 2010 17.5
Hunters Estate Gewurztraminer Marlborough NZ 2010 17.5
Hunters Estate Riesling Marlborough NZ 2006 16.8
Hunters Estate Riesling Marlborough NZ 2007 17.0
Hunters Estate Riesling Marlborough NZ 2008 17.8
Kaituna Valley Kaituna Valley Pinot Noir Canterbury NZ 2007 19.0
Kaituna Valley Awatere Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0
Kim Crawford First Pick Merlot NZ 2009 14.5 72.5
Lake Chalice The Raptor Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2008 17.5
Lawson’s Dry Hills Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2007 17.5
Lawson’s Dry Hills Pioneer Series Gewurztraminer Marlborough NZ 2009 19.0
Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2008 17.0
Lime Rock Pinot Noir Hawke’s Bay NZ 2007 17.5
Mahi Twin Valleys Vineyard Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 18.0
Matariki Quintology Mer/Cabsav/Malbec/Cabfranc/syrah HB NZ 2005 19.0
Maven Craven’s Creek Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 15.0
Mount Brown Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2008 17.0
Mud House Swan (Bendigo) Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2008 18.0
Mudhouse Riesling Waipara NZ 2008 16.0
Ngapuarata Snow Picked Riesling Canterbury NZ 2008 16.0
Ngatarawa Stables Chardonnay Hawke’s BAy NZ 2010 15.5
Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2006 18.6
Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz Coonawarra Aus 2007 17.5
Peregrine Chardonnay Otago NZ 2009 18.0
Peter Yealands Premium Selection Merlot Marlborough NZ 2010 16.0
Peter Yealands Pinot Gris Marlborough NZ 2010 16.5
Peter Yealands Premium Selection Pinot Noir Marlborough / Otago NZ 2010 17.0
Peter Yealands Marlborough Riesling Marlborough NZ 2009 18.0
Quarisa Johnny Q Shiraz / Viognier SE Australia Aus 2008 18.5
Rockburn Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2008 18.5
Sacred Hill The Wine Thief Series Chardonnay Hawkes Bay NZ 2009 17.5
Sandihurst Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2006 17.5
Sandihurst Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2007 17.0
Seifried Estate Chardonnay Nelson NZ 2009 16.0
Seifried Estate WineMakers Collection Chardonnay Nelson NZ 2009 18.0
Seifried Estate Gruner Veltliner Nelson NZ 2010 17.0
Selaks Chardonnay Hawkes Bay NZ 2010 14.0
Seresin Estate Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 18.0
Spy Valley Syrah Marlborough NZ 2009 17.5
St Lukes Blind River Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2008 16.0
St Lukes Spring Creek Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2008 15.6
Te Mania Big Balls Syrah Marlborough NZ 2010 17.7
Te Mata Estate Awatea Cabernets / Merlot Hawke’s Bay NZ 2008 19.0
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Vineyard Merlot Cabernets (Sauv & Franc) Hawkes Bay NZ 2008 17.6
The Ned Ben Morven Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2010 18.0
Tussock Hill Pinot Noir Canterbury NZ 2008 18.0
Villa Maria Taylors Pass Awatere Dry Riesling Marlborough NZ 2009 18.0
Wither Hills Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2010 17.2
Yealands Pete’s Shed Awatere Tempranillo Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0
Yealands Pete’s Shed Tempranillo Marlborough NZ 2009 17.6
Yealands Awatere Valley Viognier Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0
Yealands Estate Awatere SV Gruner Veltliner Marlborough NZ 2010 17.5
Yealands Estate Awatere Valley Pinot Gris Marlborough NZ 2009 16.0
Yealands Estate Awatere SV Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2010 18.0
Yealands Estate Awatere SV Viognier Marlborough NZ 2009 16.0
Yealands Estate Reserve Awatere Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2010 16.5

Wines Submitted for review 2011

The Following wines were submitted by the producers for JB to review on his blog
(Alphabetical Order Points/20)

Anchorage Chardonnay Nelson NZ 2010 16.6
Anchorage Pinot Noir Nelson NZ 2009 16.5
Anchorage Sauvignon Blanc Nelson NZ 2010 16.2
Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2009 17.0
Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2010 16.4
Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Otago NZ 2008 17.6
Blackenbrook Muscat Nelson NZ 2010 18.0
Blackenbrook Pinot Gris Nelson NZ 2010 18.5
Blackenbrook Riesling Nelson NZ 2009 18.0
Cirro by Viscosity Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2009 17.5
Kate Radburnd Sun Kissed Pinot Gris Hawke’s Bay NZ 2010 17.6
Kate Radburnd Vine Velvet Pinot Noir Wairarapa NZ 2009 18.0
Kate Radburnd Bud Burst Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2010 17.8
MacKenzie’s Pardon Methode Traditional Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2008 16.0
MacKenzie’s Pardon Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2010 17.5
Pete’s Shed Guinea Pig Block Awatere Tempranillo Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0
Wrights Wines Entity Blanc de Blanc Hawke’s Bay NZ 2010 17.0
Wrights Wines Reserve Gewurztraminer Hawke’s Bay NZ 2011 18.0
Yealands Estate Awatere Valley Viognier Marlborough NZ 2009 17.0