Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2009 - The top 100

Tasting notes by John Abbott, Christelle Guibert, Tina Gellie, Mark O'Halleron, Adam Lechmere, Amy Wislocki and Guy Woodward

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Craggy Range, Les Beaux Cailloux, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

Craggy Range Winery New Zealand North Island 2007

Lomond, Pincushion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Agulhas

Lomond N/A N/A 2007

Seghesio, Home Ranch Zinfandel, Alexander Valley

Seghesio Winery United States California 2005

Vergelegen, Mill Race, Stellenbosch

Vergelegen N/A N/A 2005

Alpha Estate, Estate Red, Amyndeon

A;pha Estate N/A N/A 2007

Chateau la Fleur Peyrabon, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac

Chateau la Fleur Peyrabon France Bordeaux 2001

Chateau Beychevelle, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

Chateau Beychevelle France Bordeaux 2000

Matetic, EQ Syrah, San Antionio Valley

Matetic Vineyards N/A N/A 2007

Gonzalez Byass, Solera Sherry 1847

Gonzalez Byass Spain Southern NV

Allegrini, Cortegiara, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

Allegrini Italy North East 2007

Abadia Retuerta, Pago Garduna, Vina de la Tierra Castilla y Leon

Abadia Retuerta N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Paul Mas, Clos des Mures, Coteaux du Languedoc

Les Domaines Paul Mas N/A N/A 2007

Castellare di Castellina, I Sodi di San Niccolo, Colli della Toscana

Castellare di Castellina Italy Central 2004

Santa Sofia, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Santa Sofia Italy North East 2005

Chateau d'Esclans - Domaines Sacha Lichine, Garrus, Cotes de Provence

Chateau d'Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine N/A N/A 2007

Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria, Frontaura Reserva, Toro

Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria Spain Old Castile (Northern) 2005

Rupert & Rothschild, Baroness Nadine, Franschoek

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons N/A N/A 2007

Taylor's Vintage Port, Douro

Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman SA Portugal Douro Valley 2007

Chateau Corbin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Corbin [Saint-Emilion Grand Cru] France Bordeaux 2000

Jorge Ordonez, Botani

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey, 1er Cru Classe, Sauternes

Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey France Bordeaux 2007

Fattoria Nittardi, Nectar Dei, Maremma Toscana

Fattoria Nittardi Italy Central 2005

Castello Banfi, Poggio Alle Mura, Brunello di Montalcino

Castello Banfi Italy Central 2004

Waitrose, Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc

N/A Chile Aconcagua 2008

Kaapzicht, Steytler Vision Cape Blend, Stellenbosch

Kaapzicht Estate N/A N/A 2006

Villa Maria, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau Valley

Villa Maria - Marlborough New Zealand South Island 2008

Bisol, Cartizze Superiore, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

Bisol N/A N/A 2008

Yalumba, The Scribbler, Eden Valley

Yalumba [Hill-Smith/Smith & Son/Heggies/Pewsey Vale] Australia South Australia 2006

Chateau Pouget, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Pouget France Bordeaux 2000

Bodegas Luis Canas, Amaren Reserva Especial, Rioja

Bodegas Luis Canas Spain North-Eastern 2002

Vidal-Fleury, Condrieu

Vidal-Fleury France Rhone Valley 2005

Podere Brizio, Brunello di Montalcino

Podere Brizio Italy Central 2004

Barone Ricasoli, Castello di Brolio, Chianti Classico

Castello di Brolio [Barone Ricasoli] Italy Central 2006

Tenuta di Petrolo, Galatrona, IGT Toscana

Tenuta di Petrolo Italy Central 2007

Champagne Boizel, Brut Reserve

Boizel France Champagne NV

Chateau Coutet, 1er Cru Classe, Barsac

Chateau Coutet [Sauternes/Barsac] France Bordeaux 2004

Chateau Laroque, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Laroque France Bordeaux 2004

La Motte, Shiraz, Franschhoek Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Segla, Margaux

Chateau Rauzan-Segla France Bordeaux 2005

Col d'Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino

Col d'Orcia Italy Central 2004

Marques de Caceres, Reserva, Rioja

Bodegas Marques de Caceres [Union Viti-Vinicola] Spain North-Eastern 2004

Blason d'Issan, Margaux

Chateau d'Issan France Bordeaux 2006

T.H., Sauvignon Blanc Lo Abarca, San Antonio

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Chateau Cap de Faugeres, Cotes de Castillon

Chateau Cap de Faugeres France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Chauvin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Chauvin France Bordeaux 2001

Champagne De Venoge, Cordon Bleu, Brut Select

de Venoge France Champagne NV

Palestra, Tesco Finest Verdejo, Rueda

N/A Spain Old Castile (Northern) 2008

Maison Louis Latour, En Paradis, Pouilly-Vinzelles

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Jean-Luc Baldes, Clos Triguedina, Cahors

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Pago de Cirsus de Inaki Nunez, Vendemia Seleccionada, Navarra

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Tenute Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari, La Forra, Chianti Classico Riserva

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Fontodi, Flaccianello della Pieve, IGT Toscana

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Amayna, Syrah, Leyda Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards United States California 2007

Chateau La Renaissance, Pomerol

Chateau La Renaissance France Bordeaux 2004

Prats & Symington, Chryseia, Douro

Prats & Syminton N/A N/A 2007

Quinta do Noval, LBV, Douro

Quinta do Noval - Vinhos SA Portugal Douro Valley 2003

Glen Carlou, Grand Classique, Paarl

Glen Carlou N/A N/A 2005

Domaine d'En Segur, Le Rose, Vin de Pays des Cotes du Tarn

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Domaine des Bernardins, Baumes de Venise Rouge

Domaine des Bernardins N/A N/A 2006

Graham's, Quinta dos Malvedos, Single-Quinta Vintage Port

W & J Graham (Symington Family Estates) Portugal Douro Valley 1996

Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

Chateau Leoville Poyferre France Bordeaux 2004

Vina Ijalba, Graciano, Rioja

Vina Ijalba Spain North-Eastern 2005

Louis Jadot, Domaine du Duc de Magenta, Clos de la Garenne, Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru

Maison Louis Jadot [Beaune] France Burgundy 2004

Chateau de la Roulerie, Les Terrasses, Anjou Blanc

Chateau de la Roulerie France Loire 2008

Zenato, Sansonina, IGT Rosso Veronese

Azienda Vitivinicola Zenato N/A N/A 2005

Benanti, Pietramarina, Etna Bianco Superior, IGT Sicilia

Azienda Vinicola Benanti Italy South & Islands 2004

Montes, Purple Angel, Colchagua Valley

Montes [Discover Wine] Chile The Central Valley 2006

O Fournier, B Crux, Mendoza

Bodega y Vinedos O Fournier Argentina Cuyo 2008

Diamond Creek Vineyards, Volcanic Hill, Napa Valley

Diamond Creek Vineyards United States California 2003

Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Coastal Region

Kanonkop Estate N/A N/A 2006

Peter Lehmann, Stonewell Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Peter Lehmann Wines Australia South Australia 2004

Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Brane-Cantenac France Bordeaux 2002

Chateau Lagrange, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

Chateau Lagrange [Saint-Julien] France Bordeaux 2000

Chateau Phelan-Segur, Cru Bourgeois, Saint-Estephe

Chateau Phelan Segur France Bordeaux 1996

Chateau Palmer, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Palmer France Bordeaux 2001

Chateau Clerc Milon, Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac

Chateau Clerc Milon France Bordeaux 2004

Bodegas Muga, Prado, Rioja Gran Reserva

Bodegas Muga Spain North-Eastern 2001

Chateau la Verrerie, Grand Deffand, Cotes du Luberon

Chateau la Verrerie France Rhone Valley 2006

Tenuta Sette Ponti, Orma, IGT Toscana

Tenuta Sette Ponti Italy Central 2006

Brancaia, Il Blu, IGT Toscana

Podere Brancaia Italy Central 2006

Martin Wasmmer Winery, Schlatter, Spatburgunder, Baden

N/A Germany Baden-Wurttemberg 2007

Catena Zapata, Alta Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Bodega Catena Zapata Argentina Cuyo 2006

Domaine Gerovassiliou, Avaton

Domaine Gerovassiliou N/A N/A 2005

Alves de Sousa, Caldas White Port

Alves de Sousa Portugal Douro Valley NV

Montana, Terroir Series, Gabriel's Gully Pinot Noir, New Zealand

Montana Wines New Zealand South Island 2007

Heitz Wine Cellars, Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Heitz Cellars United States California 2004

De Wetshof Estate, Batelur Chardonnay, Robertson

De Wetshof Estate N/A N/A 2007

Jacob's Creek, Johann, South Australia

Pernod Ricard Pacific Australia South Australia 2001

Miguel Torres, Salmos, Priorat

Miguel Torres [Bella Terra/Santa Digna/Cordillera] Spain North-Eastern 2006

M Chapoutier, la Bernadine, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

M Chapoutier France Rhone Valley 2006

Tenuta L'Illuminata, Tebavio, Barolo

N/A Italy North West 2005

Il Molino di Grace, Chianti Classico

N/A Italy Central 2005