Decanter World Wine Awards 2004 - International Winners

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International Red Blend Under £10 Trophy

Alpha Estate Red Dry Wine of Macedonia, West Macedonia 2002

Red

Purple, youthful, dark. Ripe syrup spice. Complex, very long. 2 - 5 years

US price:$16.20 Diamond Importers Inc, Chicago IL 001 773 549 6211

International Spanish Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Bodegas Luis Cañas Hiru 3 Racimos 2001

Red

Very deep red. Dark, rich liquorice. Toast, wood, rich liquorice and christmas pudding. Vibrant fruit. Big structure. Concentrated and good balance. 5–10 years.

UK price:£50.00 All

International White Single Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Brokenwood Semillon 2003

White

Bright green tinge. Classic hunter. Good lively, great acidity and fruit. 2-5 years

UK price:£8.99 Lib

US price:$15.00

International Rhône Varietals Under £10 Trophy

Cave de Roquebrun Château Roquebrun 2002

Red

Black purple. Perfumed, entrancingly sweet, spicy aromas. Close-knit, dense, ripe, round palate. Now

International Red Bordeaux Varietals Over £10 Trophy

Château Berliquet 2001

Red

Black red. Dense, toasty oak, dominated by fruit. Elegantly balanced, middle weight, new oak present. Sweet fruits with fine tannins. Long length, classy, very successful. Superb. 5–10 years.

UK price:£24.00 BBR, C&B, L&W, WSD, Maj, Rol

US price:$45.00 Lamber Imports +1 908 725 21 00/ The Country Vintner+1 804 784 2886

International Red Single Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Château du Cèdre Le Prestige 2001

Red

Classic ripe colours. Warm, rich, almost firey aromas of deep fruit, minerals and new liver.Lush, deep, richly finished palate with earthy depths and hints of tar and violet. Commanding colours. Now-3 years

UK price:£9.95 GWW

International Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Gaia Wines Gaia Estate 2001

Red

Good, youthful. Aromatic, aggressive nose with new oak. Great, complex, lovely length, great fruit. Elegant – very classy.

UK price:£13.99 Odd

US price:$35.00 Athenee Imports 001 516 505 4800

International Rhône Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep colour. Lifted spicy, peppery aromas. Intense, lovely, rich spice, clove and cinnamon, infused fruit character. Intense, concentrated. Rich, very pure fruit.

UK price:£15.28 AVD

International White Fortified Under £10 Trophy

González Byass Tío Pepe, NV

White

Pale . Classic, crisp. Elegant, good, structured full flavour delicious. Now

UK price:£8.19 No retailer listed

International Fortified Over £10 Trophy

Grant Burge 20 year old Tawny NV

Red

Mid brown. Fine savoury stewed tea. Very, very complex. Long, outstanding.

International White Blend Under £10 Trophy

Ivan Enjingi Venje, Kutjevacko Vinogorje 1998

White

Deep gold/green.Deep, intense concentrated super ripe fruit. Intensely expressed. Even figgy. Richly intensely buttery with rich ripe intensely green, powerful pervasive flavour, that stays completely faithful for miles into aftertaste. Built to last - high alcohol. Exceptional.5+

International Riesling Over £10 Trophy

Kuentz Bas Riesling Pfersigberg 1999

White

Lovely petrolly Riesling aromas. Rich, racy fruit. Stylish. Good balance, length and acidity.

UK price:£14.99 BFV, BMW, Hax, Wmb

International Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002

Red

Bright purple. Oaky, toasty and ripe fruit. Pale, nicely structured, classic, medium length.

International Sweet Under £10 Trophy

Margan Family Winegrowers Botrytis Semillon 2003

White

Bright gold. Strong, botrytis, apricot. Really good, aromatics but fine acid balance still very young. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 Con, WoI, Tan

US price:$15.00

International Sparkling Over £10 Trophy

Piper-Heidsieck Brut 1996

White

Lovely structure, autolytic finesse, ripe fruit. Complex, extremely elegant, great finesse. Medium dry.

International Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2001

Red

Deep crimson/ruby colour. Tight-knit morello cherry aromas. Hints of spice and black pepper. Very fine, ripe, supple fruit and tannins. Big and broad but balanced. Fine-grained tannins on long finish. Up to 10 years.

International Sauvignon Blanc Over £10 Trophy

Saint Clair Estate Wines Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw. Attractive mineral nose. Firm varietal character. Tight knit. Firm palate – well-balanced acidity. Good concentration, intensity and length. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 Vyd, Mkn

US price:$23.00

International Red Italian Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Seghesio Sangiovese 2001

Red

Depth of ruby, floral, rose. Excellent. Typical nose. Savoury, dense, ripe tannins, good acidic structure and depth, persistent. Brilliant varietal definition. Drink now.

UK price:£17.95 Lib

US price:$22.00

International Aromatic White Under £10 Trophy

Stonehaven Limestone Coast Viognier 2003

White

Bright straw, yellow; Clean, fresh, lifted, peachy, fruit sweetness, excellent volume; Super rich, obvious, soft audity.

UK price:£6.99 No retailer listed

International Chardonnay Under £10 Trophy

Stonehaven Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2001

White

Bright yellow. Some evolution and moving to the secondry fruit with honey ans toast. Hint of so2 but good. Good honeyed fruits with good balance and acidity not great but lovely maturity. Now

International Italian Red Varietals Under £10 Trophy

Terragens Romio 2001

Red

Paroque ruby. Jamming - opulent rush. Deeply extracted, saturated ruby to the rim. Explosive nose of coffee, chocolate and joining black fruit. Powerful mouthful with luscious bland fruti and concentrated length. Excellent balance of acidity and tannins

UK price:£9.99 Frx

International Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Umathum Beerenauslese 2002

White

Golden amber. Lovely nose of acacia honey, jasmine and peaches. Very sweet and luscious with a structured acidity, balanced with elegance and a very long complex finish. Up to 20 years.

UK price:£12.00 FWW

US price:$18.00

International Riesling Under £10 Trophy

Yalumba Pewsey Vale Vineyard The Contours Museum Reserve Riesling 1999

White

Brilliant mature Riesling nose, very petrol very complex. Exciting acidic yet well balanced long and fine. Now

UK price:£9.99 NyW, Wmb, ROB, Saf, Upt, VdV

US price:$25.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993