Decanter panel tasting (Sept 2011): New Zealand & Australian Riesling - All wines

A bonza tasting, said our experts - at least for Australia. Rarely have we seen such disparity in the results between two wine regions in the same tasting. The following wines were awarded 15 points or more.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Skillogalee, Riesling, Clare Valley

Skillogalee Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Pikes, Traditionale Riesling, Clare Valley

Pikes Wines Australia South Australia 2009

Eldredge, Riesling, Clare Valley

Eldredge Vineyards Australia South Australia 2010

Bethany, Riesling, Eden Valley

Bethany Wines [Schrapel Family Vineyards] Australia South Australia 2010

Mount Horrocks, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

Mount Horrocks Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Tesco Finest Riesling, Tingleup Vineyard, Great Southern

N/A Australia Western Australia 2010

Kilikanoon, Mort's Block, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

Kilikanoon Wines Australia South Australia 2009

Grosset, Springvale, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

Grosset Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Mitchell, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

Mitchell Winery Australia South Australia 2010

Pewsey Vale, The Contours, Riesling, Eden Valley

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Australia South Australia 2005

Asda, Extra Special Riesling, Clare Valley

N/A Australia South Australia 2008

Pewsey Vale, Riesling, Eden Valley

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Australia South Australia 2010

Ainsworth & Snelson, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

Ainsworth & Snelson Australia South Australia 2008

Astrolabe, Riesling, Marlborough

Astrolabe New Zealand South Island 2008

Wirra Wirra, The Lost Watch, Riesling, Adelaide Hills

Wirra Wirra Vineyards Australia South Australia 2010

Peter Lehmann, Wigan, Riesling, Eden Valley

Peter Lehmann Wines Australia South Australia 2005

Elderton, Riesling, Eden Valley

Elderton Australia South Australia 2010

Jacob's Creek, Reserve Riesling, Barossa

Pernod Ricard Pacific Australia South Australia 2010

Knappstein, Hand Picked Riesling, Clare Valley

Knappstein Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Ad Hoc, Wallflower, Mount Barker Riesling, Great Southern

Larry Cherubino Australia Western Australia 2009

McPherson Wines, Basilisk, Riesling, Central Victoria

McPherson Wines Australia Victoria 2010

Wakefield, Jaraman, Riesling, Clare Valley & Eden Valley

Wakefield Estate N/A N/A 2009

Jim Barry, The Lodge Hill, Riesling, Clare Valley

Jim Barry Wines Australia South Australia 2008

Jim Barry, The Florita, Riesling, Clare Valley

Jim Barry Wines Australia South Australia 2008

Paulett's, Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley

Paulett Wines Australia South Australia 2009

Petaluma, Hanlin Hill, Riesling, Clare Valley

Petaluma Australia South Australia 2010

Plunkett Fowles, Stone Dwellers Riesling, Strathbogie Ranges

Fowles Wines Australia Victoria 2010

St Hallett, Riesling, Eden Valley

St Hallett Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Wolf Blass, Gold Label Riesling, Eden Valley

Wolf Blass Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Sherwood Estate, Riesling, Waipara

Sherwood Estate Wines New Zealand South Island 2008

Ferngrove, Cossack, Frankland River Riesling, Great Southern

N/A Australia Western Australia 2010

Mesh, Riesling, Eden Valley

Mesh Wine Australia South Australia 2010

Spy Valley, Envoy, Riesling, Marlborough

Spy Valley Wines New Zealand South Island 2008

Tim Adams, Riesling, Clare Valley

Tim Adams Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Palliser Estate, Riesling, Martinborough

Palliser Estate New Zealand North Island 2010

Felton Road, Riesling, Central Otago

Felton Road Wines New Zealand South Island 2010

Foxes Island, Riesling, Awatere Valley-Marlborough

Foxes Island Wines New Zealand South Island 2009

Peter Lehmann, Riesling, Eden Valley

Peter Lehmann Wines Australia South Australia 2010

Howard Park, Riesling, Great Southern

Howard Park Australia Western Australia 2010

Pirie, South Riesling, Tasmania

Pipers Brook Vineyard Australia Tasmania 2008

Plunkett Fowles, Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch, Riesling, Strathbogie Ranges

Fowles Wines N/A N/A 2009

Sherwood Estate, Clearwater, Riesling, Waipara

Sherwood Estate Wines New Zealand South Island 2008

Esk Valley, Riesling, Marlborough

Esk Valley Estate New Zealand South Island 2010

Frankland Estate, Isolation Ridge, Frankland River Riesling, Great Southern

Frankland Estate Australia Western Australia 2010

Mitchelton, Blackwood Park, Riesling, Central Victoria

Mitchelton Wines [Thomas Mitchell, Preece, Blackwood Pk, Print Shiraz, Goulburn V] Australia Victoria 2010

Bethany, G6 Riesling, Barossa

Bethany Wines [Schrapel Family Vineyards] Australia South Australia 2010

Borthwick Vineyard, Riesling, Wairarapa

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Kanta, Riesling, Belhannah Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Henschke, Julius, Riesling, Eden Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Wither Hills, Kerseley, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Frankland Estate, Poison Hill, Frankland River Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Petaluma Wines, Project Company, Riesling, Adelaide Hills

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Framingham, Dry Riesling, Wairau Valley-Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2004

Plantagenet, Mount Barker Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Waipara Springs, Premo Dry Riesling, Waipara

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Lawson's Dry Hills, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Leasingham, Magnus, Riesling, Clare Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Seppelt, Riesling, Drumborg Vineyard, Henty

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Waimea Estates, Spinyback, Riesling, Nelson

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Wakefield, Estate Riesling, South Australia

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Ant Moore, Riesling, Nelson

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Henschke, Green's Hill Riesling, Lenswood-Adelaide Hills

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Knappstein, Ackland Vineyard, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Frankland Estate, Netley Road, Frankland River Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Mitchell, McNicol Riesling, Clare Valley

Mitchell Winery N/A N/A 2006

Forrest, The Valley's Riesling, Wairau Valley-Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Leasingham, Bin 7, Riesling, Clare Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Leeuwin Estate, Art Series, Riesling, Margaret River

N/A N/A N/A 2009

MadFish, Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Neudorf, Brightwater Riesling, Nelson

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Villa Maria, Cellar Selection Riesling, Marlborugh

N/A N/A N/A 2008

Seresin, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Yalumba, Y Series Riesling, South Australia

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Forrest, The John Forrest Collection, Riesling, Wairau Valley-Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Gladstone Vineyard, Riesling, Waipara

Gladstone Vineyard New Zealand South Island 2010

Penfolds, Autumn Riesling, South Australia

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Waipara Springs, Dry Riesling, Waipara

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Dandelion Vineyards, Wonderfuland of the Eden Valley, Riesling, Eden Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Larry Cherubino, The Yard, Whispering Hill, Mount Barker Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Mud House, Riesling, Waipara

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Domain Road, The Water Race, Bannockburn Riesling, Central Otago

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Coopers Creek, SV Marlborugh, Mister Phebus, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Tanunda, Riesling, Eden Valley

Chateau Tanunda N/A N/A 2010

De Bortoli, Reserve Release Riesling, Yarra Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Hewitson, Gun Metal, Riesling, Eden Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Frankland Estate, Rocky Gully, Frankland River Riesling, Great Southern

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Gibbston Valley, Gibbston Valley Riesling, Central Otago

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Hunter's, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Majella, Riesling, Coonawarra

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Pasquale, Riesling, Waitaki Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Villa Maria, Private Bin, Riesling, Marlborough

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Wakefield, St Andrews, Riesling, South Australia

N/A N/A N/A 2010