Decanter World Wine Awards 2004 - All Regional Trophy Winners

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Regional New Zealand Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Alpha Domus AD The Aviator 2000

Red

Very, very crimson. Lovely cedary nose and palate. Youthful with fine elegance balanced

UK price:£24.54 DWL, Han, You

Regional North America Bordeaux Varietal Trophy under £10

Beaucanon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Moderate Opaque; sweet ripe fruit, some wood. Smooth, some grip and structure; dense fruit, balanced with layers. Some persistance. 5-8 years

US price:$18.00

Regional North America Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Belle Vallée Cellars Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Moderate bright, opaque, ruby. Fairly full red, intense high-toned bouquet; super attack, well structured, has finesse, complex candied strawberries, soft, rich and serious; good length. Refined fruit. Drink now.

US price:$23.50 Joe Wright 001 541 231 7969

Regional Piedmont Over £10 Trophy

Beni di Batasiolo Vigneto La Corda della Briccolina 1999

Red

Fresh zippy look. Clash of rose aromas, fresh fruit. Structured tannins, lovely development, architectural style, beautiful balanced wood, integrated. Classic blend.

UK price:£36.00 MnW

Regional Veneto Over £10 Trophy

Cantina Sociale Valpantena 2001

Red

Deep black. Jammy black fruit. Tannic – pungent coffee, slightly bitter, long finish, stalky,

UK price:£22.99 EnW

US price:$9.70 Monsieur Touton Selection Tel 001 212 2550674

Regional Australian Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Cape Mentelle Cabernet/Merlot 'Trinders' 2001

Red

Very dark red colour. Classic aromatic expression. Lots to it. Ripe and luscious with fruit spice. Good acid balance. Goes through with a great length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.00 Wai

US price:$17.99 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

Regional Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Over £10 Trophy

Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard 2003

White

Very pleasant gooseberry. Light nettle scent. Some wet stone character – subtle, inviting. Light spritz; delicious balance – some weight, touch of ripe sugar. Lovely. Drink now.

UK price:£12.00 L&W

Regional Bordeaux Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Château Calon 2001

Red

Medium deep. Sweet fruity, classic black fruit aromas ver good. Pencil, lead. Classic Bordeaux - good fruit, dry - firm tennins, long, persistent. Outstanding, elegant. 2-5 years

Regional France Red Single Grape Variety Over £10 Trophy

Château Haut Monplaisir Pur Plaisir 2001

Red

Opaque. Wonderful scents of bonfires and raw meat. Ripe terroir mixture. Deep vivid palate built on a core of smoky fruit. Soft tannic mass integrated into finish. Brilliant oak integration. Excellent. Up to 6 years.

UK price:£18.99 www.modernfrenchwine.co.uk

Regional Loire Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Château la Varière Les Melleresses 1er Tries 1997

White

Lovely and floral, citric, caramelly, fruity, botrytis. Complex and intense. Fine textured, richly sweet, luscious, but with good acidity. Flavours of oranges and lemons, bitter, toasty. Excellent length.

UK price:£70.00 BBR

US price:$100.00 Wine Symphony inc (+1 212 226 82 83)

Regional France Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Château le Payral Cuvée Marie-Jeanne 2001

White

Full gold colour. Honeyed, complex, almondy-apricot scents, with tangy intensity. Initially explosive flavours of butter and apricot, almond fruity, subsiding to a lingering creamy finish. Outstanding for this appellation. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.99 EnW

Regional Bordeaux Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Château Suduiraut 2001

White

Mid gold. Fine honey, new oak, botrytis. Rich, concentrated, medium weight Sauternes, very sweet, but nicely defined by fresh acidity. Long, complex, racy, very well sustained, with excellent length. Lovely example of 2001. 5–10 years.

Regional Loire Valley Over £10 Trophy

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Grande Cuvée 2002

White

Mid yellow. Very good nose with an oakiness there. Good length. Fine balance, good ripe fruit.

UK price:£12.95 Ear, ThH

Regional Alsace Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Domaine Stentz Buecher Vendanges Tardives Riesling Tannenbuehl 2001

White

Very powerful, concentrated nose. Full, very long, round, concentrated. Good honeyed intensity and fine refreshing character. Lovely flavour, depth and length very good.

Regional Greek White Single Grape Variety Under £10 Trophy

Domaine Tselepos Mantinia 2003

White

Pale clear and bright. Floral, lychees, mineral acidity. Solid first attack followed by a fleshy, intense weight. Floral mid palate finish is elegant and long. A very personable and well made wine. Now

UK price:£4.70 No retailer listed

Regional New Zealand Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Greenhough Pinot Noir Hope Vineyard 2002

Red

Medium crimson. Ripe fruit – very appealing nose. Lovely ripe fruit on palate. Balanced oak fruit and a tannic balance. Long, elegant and silky. 2–3 years.

UK price:£18.45 L&W

Regional Central & Eastern Europe Single White Grape Variety Under £10 Trophy

Ivan Enjingi Grasevina Kasna Berba, Kutjevacko Vinogorje 2002

White

22-carat gold colour. Clean and clear. Clean and fresh, pithy and citrusy, herbal, zesty, high alcohol.Intoxicating, well-made. Elegant and powerful - has personality! Rich, glossy texture with nice acidity and good length of orchard and tropical fruits.5

Regional German Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Kunstler Hochkeimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese 2002

White

Lime-green colour. Citrus, almost creamy fruit nose. Appley/rhubarb, creamy yoghurt, pure Riesling intensity of fresh, ripe grapes. Perfect. 5–10 years.

UK price:£13.99 Wai

Regional Spanish Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

La Perla Del Priorat Clos Les Fites, Crianza 2001

Red

Deep. Walnuts, intense fruit. Good wood, powerful, harmony, great potential. 5–10 years.

UK price:£15.99 Hpa

Regional Central & Eastern Europe Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Majoros Vine Estate Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 1998

White

Supple, luscious finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£45.00 No retailer listed

Regional Tuscan Over £10 Trophy

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Nipozzano 2001

Red

Classy typical Chianti. Nicely integrated with oak on nose. Aristocratic, sleek and classy style mingling with fruit (red berry and cherry) and herb/spice. Some dark chocolate on finish.

UK price:£12.99 Tan, VtH, WIE, Odd, Cos, SHW

Regional South Africa Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Mont du Toit 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Very peppery, spicy and juicy fruit. Soft fruit middle, lashings of oak. Very long. Rich, super-ripe, plummy, juicy, modern. Perfect structure, fantastic. Very classy. 2–10 years.

UK price:£15.75 C&B

Regional Australian White Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2003

White

Bright gold. Lifted botrytis. Great acidity balancing the intense sweetness.

UK price:£13.95 Lib

US price:$25.00 The Australian Premium wine collection

Regional Greek Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Parparoussis Winery Muscat Rio Patras 1998

White

Golden green. Fresh perfumed harmony. Varietal expression and acidity. Drink now.

Regional Australian Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2000

Red

Mid red. Complex, coffee some age, charred oak. More than oak and fruit; complex, genuinely interesting. Up to 3 years.

US price:$28.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

Regional North America Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Pillitteri Estates Winery Riesling Icewine 2002

White

Light yellow straw. Honeyed botrytis. Spicy, rich, luscious, peach and pineapple, lovely zesty acidity, well balanced, great length. 3-5

US price:$30.00

Regional German Riesling Over £10 Trophy

Reichsrat von Buhl Forster Pechstein, Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2002

White

Brilliant lime green colour. Beautifully pure citrus aroma. Wonderfully rich and flamboyant on the palate, very direct, with hints of apricots and a lively fresh finish. Deliciously long finish. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£16.50 WPf

Regional South Africa Rhône Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Rickety Bridge Winery Shiraz 2000

Red

Mid-deep ruby; Elegant, subdued nose; Rather understated but a very elegant wine. Beautifully structured – superb length and balance. Pencil shavings, dense black fruit. Great future although already four years old. 5-10 years.

Regional South Africa Rhône Varietal Shiraz Under £10 Trophy

Rustenberg Brampton Shiraz, Viognier 2002

Red

Deep and concentrated red; Complex nose, crushed fruit, soft and velvety. Lovely, gorgeous beautifully balanced wine - great length and complexity. Now + 5

UK price:£7.99 Dll, L&S, GGr

Regional North America Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2002

Red

Dark ruby. Toasty ripe nose. Good spicy fruit, classic Zin, ripe, lush, rich blackberry fruit and spice. Raspberry, a hint of alcohol but good length.

UK price:£23.50 Lib

US price:$28.00

Regional Port Over £10 Trophy

Taylor's 20 year-old Tawny NV

Red

Fine, pale orange brown. Fruit cordial, peel. Honey and almonds, elegant, fine balance and poise. Subtle acidity, toffee caramel with lovely nutty finish.

UK price:£29.99 Sai, Sel, For, Har

Regional Italian Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Tenuta di Capezzana Riserva 1998

White

Old gold. Rich, intense walnuts and marzipan. Unctuous, dried fruit, great concentration and focused. Fantastic balance between sweetness and acidity. Power and elegance, persistent.

UK price:£22.99 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00 Clicquot 001 212 888 7575

Regional Argentine Bordeaux Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Valentin Bianchi Bianchi Famiglia Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep dark brooding youthful colour.Nose of exotic spices, chocolate and vanilla. A ripe, concentrated cassis, plum and red berry - like red with pronounced, but well integrated, alcohol and oak. Silky, sleek and velvety, but with lively acidity.Now - 4

UK price:£7.99 Haw

Regional South of Italy Red Over £10 Trophy

Vesevo Vesevo 1998

Red

Deep black purple colour. Black stone fruits washed with fudgy vanilla oak. Palate full, well structured, elegant, powerful wine with cherry confit, sweet chocolate, vanilla. Young and vibrant, huge potential. 2–5 years.

Regional Chilean Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Viña Casa Rivas Gran Reserva Carmenère 2002

Red

Clear green pepper, ripe dark fruit, attractive and fresh. Fresh, crunchy black fruit, good firm tannin, well-integrated acid – well made, for pure Carmenère.

UK price:£10.99 AND

Regional Chilean Rhône Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Viña Cono Sur Visión Shiraz 2002

Red

Very opaque! Elegant nose of light creamy oak and exotic, but not over ripefruit.Classy layered fruit and good tannin. Lovely flavour classy, elegant. Some old vine richness/effect?

UK price:£8.99 Thr

Regional North America Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Whitehall Lane Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Very deep red; sweet, ripe, glossy nose. A touch of herbs but not green; rich attack, not soupy. Well structured for ageing. Exciting, elegant and long.

US price:$70.00

Regional Australian Rhône Varietal Under £10 Trophy

Zonte's Footstep Shiraz Viognier 2003

Red

White pepper spice plud dash berry aromas. Rich sweet long balanced oak. Fruit tannin excellent.

UK price:£7.99 Sai, Wso