Visitors Wines of the Year 2001

See also Tom’s wines of the year


Eric Lo, Hong Kong
Red – Allegrini Amarone Classico 1997
Budget red – Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Riserva 1998
Budget white – Dr. Loosen Riesling Spatlese 2000

Pascal Rossignol, Ireland
Red – Château Lynch-Bages (Pauillac) 1990
White – Vincent Girardin (Burgundy) Meursault “Narvaux” 1997
Budget red – Yves Cuilleron (Rhône) “Syrah” VDP Rhodaniennes 1999
Budget white – Alain Brumont (France) Gros Manseng/Sauvignon 2000 VdP
Sweet – Clos Uroulat (Southwest France) Jurançon 1998
Sparkling – Bollinger Grande Année (Champagne) 1992
Dud – Vincent Girardin (Burgundy) Corton-Charlemagne 1998

Geoffrey Smith, USA
Red – Dehlinger (California) Russian River Syrah 1997
White – Kreydenweiss (Alsace) Wiebelsberg Riesling Grand Cru 1999
Budget red – Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône 1998
Budget white – White Oak (California) Napa Sauvignon Blanc1999
Sweet – Inniskillin (Canada) Niagara Riesling Icewine 1999
Sparkling – Yarrabank (Australia) Brut 1996
Fortified – Dow’s Quinta Senhora da Ribeira 1998

Michael Lyons, France
Red – Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Burgundy) Echezeaux 1959
White – Comtes Lafon (Burgundy) Meursault “Perrieres” 1994
Budget red – Dupere-Barrera (France) Cotes de Provence “en Caractere” 1998
Budget white – Château de Suronde Sauvignon Vin de Table
Sweet – Patrick Baudouin (Loire) Coteaux du Layon “Maria Juby” 1997
Sparkling – Champagne Salon 1983
Fortified – Cockburn Port 1963
Dud – Coulee de Serrant (Loire) Savennieres 1993

Jon Wood, UK
Red – Sanfelice (Italy) Librandi Ciro Riserva Duca 1995
White – Pieropan (Italy) Soave Classico Superiore Calvarino 1999
Budget red – Poliziano (Italy) Rosso di Montepulciano 1999
Budget white – Dr Hermann (Germany) Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese 1996
Sweet – Domaine Cady (Loire) Coteaux du Layon St Aubin 1997
Sparkling – La Spinetta (Italy) Moscato d’Asti Bricco Quaglia 1999
Dud – Inycon (Italy) Aglianico 2000

Stephen Pickles, UK
Red – Château Pradeaux (France) Bandol 1966
White – Alan Paret (France) Le Ceps du Nebadon 1998
Budget red – Coop Mont St Victoire (France) Cuvée de Terres Rouge 1999
Sweet – Bodegas Toro Albala (Spain) Don PX 1972
Sparkling – Champagne Veuve Fourny et Fils Réserve Brut NV
Fortified – Domaine de Mas Blanc (France) Cuvée de la St Martin 1981

 

Luis Antunes, Portugal
Red – Bodegas Mauro (Spain, Duero) Terreus, Pago de Cueva Baja 1998
White – Vinhos Niepoort (Portugal, Douro) Redoma, Reserva 2000
Budget red – Alvaro de Castro (Portugal, Dão) Quinta da Pellada 2000
Budget white – Tapada de Coelheiros (Portugal, Alentejo) Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – JM da Fonseca (Portugal, Palmela) Bastardinho de Azeitão 30 anos
Sparkling – Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 1994
Fortified – Taylor’s Port Vintage 1994
Dud – Bento dos Santos (Portugal, Estremadura) Quinta do Monte d’Oiro Syrah 1997

Athony Taylor, UK
Red – Penfolds (Australia) Grange 1983
White – St Johannishof (Germany) Wehlener Sonnenuhr BA 1971
Budget red – Scarpantoni (Australia) Block 3 Shiraz 1999
Budget white – Chateau du Viella (France) Pacherenc sec 1999
Sweet – Château Coutet (France) Barsac 1989
Sparkling – Champagne Lanson Red Label 1971
Fortified – Fonseca Vintage Port 1992
Dud – Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1990 (France)

Ray Abercromby, UK
Red – Jim Barry (Australia) Armagh 1994
White – Penfolds (Australia) Bin 94A 1994
Budget red – Raouls (South Africa) Rustic Red 1999
Budget white – Flagstone (South Africa) Free Run Sauv. Blanc 2000
Sparkling – Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame 1990
Dud – Hacienda (Spain) Monasterio 1998

Walter Franklin, USA
Red – Nelson Estate (USA) Pinot Noir 2000
White – Rombauer (USA) Carneros Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Washington Hills (USA) Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Budget white – Kings Ridge (USA) Pinot Gris 1999
Sweet – Washington Hills (USA) Late Harvest Riesling 2000
Sparkling – Jepson (USA) Blanc de Blanc NV
Fortified – Ferreira (Portugal) Dona Antonia Personal Reserve
Dud – Big Frank’s (France) – all of them!

Nerval, UK
Red – Fattoria di Felsina (Italy) Fontalloro 1997
White – Trimbach (France) Clos Ste-Hune 1979
Budget red – Castello di Volpaia (Italy) Chianti Classico 1999
Budget white – JJ Christoffel (Germany) Urziger Würzgarten Spätlese 2000
Sweet – Istvan Szepsy (Hungary) Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 1997
Sparkling – Lanson (France) Gold Label 1976
Fortified – Lustau (Spain) Oloroso 1/2, Miguel Fontadez Florido
Dud – Mas Martinet (Spain) Priorat Vall-Llac 1998

Eddie Tsang, Hong Kong
Red – Château Haut Brion (Bordeaux) 1985
White – Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny (Burgundy) 1997
Budget red – Maglieri Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale (Australia) 1999
Budget white – Beringer Vineyards Founders’ Estate Chardonnay (USA) 1999
Sweet – Château Rieussec, Sauternes (France) 1989
Sparkling – Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame (France) 1985
Fortified – Ferreira Vintage Port (Portugal) 1977
Dud – Château Lynch-Bages (Bordeaux) 1982

Marcus titley, UK
Red – Emmanuel Rouget (Burgundy) Echezeaux 1989
White – F X Pichler (Austria) Riesling 2000 Smargd Kellerberg
Budget red – R & R (Rhône) Côtes du Rhône 1999
Budget white – Francois D’Allaines (Burgundy) Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 1999
Sweet – Château Climens (Sauternes) 1990
Sparkling – Jacques Selosse Champagne 1988
Fortified – Stannard Port 1922
Dud – Dom Leflaive (Burgundy) Bienvenue Batard Montrachet 1987

Roderick Hopkins, Sweden
Red – La Mission Haut-Brion (France) 1978
White – Chapoutier (France) Chante-Alouette, Hermitage Blanc 1991
Budget red – Catena (Argentina) Malbec 1999
Budget white – Buitenverwachting (South Africa) Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Ch Pajzos (Hungary) Essencia 1993
Sparkling – Champagne Salon 1990
Fortified – Blandy´s (Madeira) vintage Bual 1964
Dud – Jaboulet (France) La Chapelle, Hermitage 1997

Don Reid, UK
Red – Bruno Clair (Burgundy) Clos de Beze 1994
White – Penfolds (Australia) Bin 95A 1995
Budget red – Brumont (France) Madiran Meinjarre 1997
Budget white – Vistasur (Chile) Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Sweet – Seppelt (Australia) DP63 Show Reserve Muscat NV
Sparkling – Krug NV
Dud – Vieux Château Certan (Pomerol) 1994

Nick Adkin, UK
Red – Allegrini (Italy) Amarone 1997
White – Redoma Reserva (Portugal) 1997
Budget red – Basilium Valle del Trono (Italy) Aglianico del Vulture 1997
Budget white – Neil Ellis (South Africa) Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Sweet – Grosset (Australia) Botrytis Riesling 1999
Sparkling – Cloudy Bay (New Zealand) Pelorus 1994
Fortified – Henriques+Henriques (Madeira) 10 year old Sercial
Dud – Didier Dagneau (France) Pouilly Fumé En Chailloux 1999

Bengt Johansson, Sweden
Red – Poliziano (Italy) Vino Nobile di Montepuciano “Asinone” 1997
White – Louis Jadot (Burgundy) Meursault 1er Cru 1993
Budget red – Peter Lehmann (Australia) Barossa Vally Shiraz 1998
Budget white – Jordan (South Africa) Chardonnay 1999
Sweet – Isolo e Olena (Italy) vin santo 1995
Sparkling – Salon 1988
Dud – Sassicaia (Italy) 1996

Andrew Stevenson, UK
Red – Masia Barril (Spain, Priorato) Classico 1995
White – Planeta (Sicily) Chardonnay 1999
Budget red – Jaboulet (France, Rhone) La Table du Roy, NV
Budget white – Hilltop Neszmely (Hungary) Reserve Gewürztraminer 1999/00
Sweet – Willi Opitz (Austria) Opitz One 1997
Sparkling – Schloss Gobelsburg (Austria) Brut Reserve (NV?)
Fortified – Dow’s Port 1963
Dud – Nyetimber (England) Classic Cuvée 1994

Brian Whitlock, UK
Red – Rosemount (Australia) Hill of Gold Shiraz 1998
White – Cloudy Bay (NZ) Chardonnay 1999
Budget red – Clos Du Pontet (France) Montagne-St-Emilion 1998
Budget white – Frances Blanchet (France) Pouilly-Fumé 2000
Budget white – Dom. de la Foliette (France) VV Muscadet SetM Sur Lie 1999
Sweet – De Bortoli (Australia) Noble One 1998
Sparkling – Veuve Clicquot Champagne Yellow Label NV
Fortified – Pineau Des Charentes (France) Eric Cartaud (white)

Richard Busellato, UK
Red – A. Gaja (Italy) Barbaresco “Sori Tildin” 1985
White – JL Chave (Rhône) Hermitage Blanc 1990
Budget red – Galah Shiraz 1996
Budget white – Zind-Humbrecht (Alsace) Riesling “Clos Hauserer” 1996
Sweet – Avignonesi (Italy) Vin Santo 1989
Sparkling – Louis Roederer “Cristal” 1985
Fortified – Warre Vintage Port ’77
Dud – Château Mouton-Rothschild (Bordeaux) 1990

Bill Nanson, UK (currently in Switzerland)
Red – Pieve Santa Restituta (Italy) Brunello Di Montalcino 1995
White – Marcel Deiss (Alsace) VT Riesling GC Altenburg 1994
Budget red – Rustenberg (South Africa) John X Merriman 1999
Budget white – Peter Lehmann (Australia) Reserve Riesling 1994
Sweet – Josmeyer (Alsace) Riesling Cuvée l’Exception 1995
Sparkling – Charles Heidsieck Champagne Diamant Blanc
Fortified – d’Arenburg (Australia) Fortified Shiraz 1997
Dud – Penfolds (Australia) Grange 1991

Andy Wilson, UK
Red – Duckhorn (Napa Valley) Merlot 1996
White – Zind-Humbrecht (Alsace) Riesling Herrenweg 1989
Budget red – Bethany (Barossa Valley) Grenache 1999
Budget white – Le Midi VDP (France) Viognier 2000
Sweet – Kiona (Washington State) Late Harvest Riesling 1990
Sparkling – Louis Roederer Cristal 1995
Fortified – Taylor Port 1977

Yixin Ong, Singapore (currently in California)
Red – Chave (Rhône) Hermitage Cuvée Cathelin 1991
White – J.J. Prum (Germany) Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1979
Budget red – Claude Marechal (France) Bourgogne Rouge 2000
Budget white – J.J. Christoffel (Germany) Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2000
Sweet – Trimbach (Alsace) Clos St-Hune ‘Hors Choix’ 1989
Sparkling – Champagne Salon 1982
Fortified – Gonzalez Byass (Spain) Oloroso 1963
Dud – Château d’Yquem (France) Sauternes 1990

Paul Anderson, UK
Red – J-L Chave (Rhône) Hermitage 1995
White – Raveneau (Burgundy) Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots 1991
Budget red – M. Ecard (Burg) Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Les Narbantons 96
Budget white – Rene Michel (Burgundy) Mâcon-Clesse 1997
Sweet – Gaston Huet (Loire) Vouvray Clos de Bourg Moelleaux 1989
Sparkling – Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne NV
Dud – Château Calon-Segur (Bordeaux) 1997

Cor Balfoort, Netherlands
Red – Château Latour (Bordeaux) Pauillac 1995
White – Chave (Rhône) Hermitage Blanc 1983
Budget red – Coltibuono (Italy) Sangiovese VdT 1997
Budget white – Kientzler (Alsace) Pinot d’Alsace 1998
Sweet – Goutte d’Or (Loire) Vouvray 1947
Sweet 2 – Château d’Yquem (Bordeaux) Sauternes 1989
Sparkling – Roederer Crystal 1982
Fortified – Fonseca 1994

Craig Thomson, New Zealand
Red – Stonyridge (NZ) Larose Cabernets 1999
White – Cloudy Bay (NZ) Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Leasingham (Australia) Bin 61 Shiraz 1995
Budget white – Palliser Estate (NZ) Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Wairau River (NZ) Noble Riesling 2000
Sparkling – Pol Roger (France) Rosé 1990
Dud – Montana (NZ) Shiraz 2000

Eric Teneberg, Sweden
Red – Château Pichon-Lalande (Bordeaux) 1982
White – L. Jadot (Burgundy) Corton-Charlemagne 1989
Budget red – Promessa (Italy) Rosso Salento 2000
Budget white – Argento (Argentina) Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Château Sudiuraut (Sauternes) 1976
Sparkling – Dom Perignon 1971
Fortified – Graham´s Vintage Port 1985
Dud – Palacios (Spain) l´Ermita Priorat 1997

Mark Pearce, UK
Red – Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (Bordeaux) 1993
White – Francois Villard (Rhône) Condrieu “Le Grand Vallon” 1999
Budget red – Guelbenzu (Spain) “Azul” 1999
Budget white – De Bortoli (Australia) Rare Dry Botrytis Semillon 1996
Sweet – Château Suduiraut (Sauternes) 1997
Sparkling – La Pamelita (Spain) NV
Fortified – Seppelt (Australia) Rutherglen Show Muscat DP63
Dud – Château Montrose (Bordeaux) 1993

Giovanni Galfano, Italy
Red – J.M. Gerin (Rhône) Côte Rôtie Champin Le Seigneur 1998
White – Caldaro (Italy) Campaner Gewürztraminer 1999
Budget red – Castello di Rencine (Italy) Chianti Classico Riserva 1990
Budget white – Umberto Portinari (Italy) Soave superiore Vigna Albare 1999
Sweet – Maculan (Italy) Torcolato 1999
Sparkling – Bellavista (Italy) Franciacorta Pas Operé 1996
Fortified – Marco De Bartoli (Italy) Vecchio Samperi Riserva Ventennale

Charles Adams, UK
Red – P. Leclerc (Burgundy) Gevrey Chambertin les Cazetiers 1992
White – H. Prudhon (Burgundy) St. Aubin les Murgers des Dents de Chien 1996
Budget red – Domaine du Chene (Rhône) St. Joseph 1998 (£8.95)
Budget white – Huet (Loire) Vouvray le Mont Sec 1998 (£7.50)
Sweet – Dr. Loosen (Germany) Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1997
Sparkling – Heidsieck (France) Blanc des Millenaires Brut 1985
Fortified – Valdespino (Spain) Viejo Oloroso Dulce Sherry
Dud – Zind Humbrecht (Alsace) Rotenberg Pinot Gris 1998

Nick Alabaster, UK
Red – JL Chave (Rhône) Hermitage 1982
White – Domaine Leflaive (Burgundy) Batard Montrachet 1997
Budget red – Domaine de la Bellane Côtes du Rhône 1999
Budget white – Lenz Moser (Austria) Beerenauslese 1999
Sweet – Quails Gate (Canada) Icewine 1998
Sparkling – Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1990
Fortified – Warre Port 1994
Dud – Château Beaucastel (Rhône) 1998

Trevor March, UK
Red – Château Margaux (France) 1985
White – Bonneau du Martray (Burgundy) Corton-Charlemagne 1985
Budget red – Château d’Oupia (France) Minervois “Cuvée des Barons” 1998
Budget white – Château de Monthelie (France) Rully 1er Cru 1997
Sweet – Cuilleron (Rhône) Condrieu “Les Eguets” 1997
Fortified – SIVIR (France) Banyuls Grand Cru 1929
Dud – San Guido (Italy) Sassicaia 1990

Bill Hogg, Canada
Red – Jaboulet Ainé (Rhône) Cornas 1972
White – Trimbach (Alsace) Clos Ste. Hune 1996
Budget red – Clavel (France) Les Garrigues 1998
Budget white – Closel (Loire) Savenierres “Clos Papillon” 1997
Sweet – Château Bellerive (Loire) Clos de Chaume 1996
Sparkling – Pol Roger NV
Fortified – Taylor Fladgate XX Tawny
Dud – Huet (Loire) Clos du Bourg 1er Trie Moelleux 1990

Peter May, UK
Red – Thirty Bench (Canada) Cabernet Franc Reserve 1998
White – Frederic Varonne (Switzerland) Petite Arvine 1999
Budget red – Beaumont Estate (SA) Raouls Old Basket Press Rustic Red 1999
Budget white – Giacosa Fratelli (Italy) Roero Arneis 1999
Sweet – Vineland Estate (Canada) Vidal Ice Wine 1998
Sparkling – Lanson (France) Black Label Champagne NV
Fortified – Muratie Estate (South Africa) Amber Forever! 1999
Dud – Guterverwalting Stifnangs-Weinguter (Germany) Riesling Icewein 1996

David Lester, UK
White – Zilliken “Saarburger Rausch” Auction Auslese (AP 3-00) 1999
Budget red – La Croix Canon 1998
Budget white – Zilliken “Saarburger Rausch” Kabinett 1999
Fortified – Dow 1960

Stephen Farris, Canada
Red – Château Leoville-Las-Cases (Bordeaux) St. Julien 1993
White – H. Schmitges (Germany) Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese 1990
Budget red – Roquebrun (France) St. Chinian 1998
Budget white – Matua Valley (NZ) Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Sweet – Producer Unknown (Hungary) Tokay Aszu 6 puttonyos 1988
Fortified – Buller (Australia) Rutherglen Fine Old Muscat NV
Dud – Lindemans Pyrus (Australia) Coonawarra Bordeaux Blend 1993

Chris Smith, UK
Red – Château Pichon-Lalande (Bordeaux) 1988
White – De Heger (Germany) Achkarrer Schlossberg Riesling Auslese 1998
Budget red – Commanderie (France) Cotes de Castillon 1998
Budget white – Casal di Serra (Italy) Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi 1998
Sweet – Baudouin (France) Coteaux du Layon SGN Cuvee Marie Juby 1997
Fortified – Chambers Rosewood (Australia) Special Muscat NV
Dud – Marques de Murrieta (Spain) Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva 1989

Simon Rummens, UK
Red – Michel Ogier (France) Côte Rôtie 1994
White – Trimbach (France) Clos St Hune 1981
Budget red – Château de Sours rosé (France) 2000
Budget white – Montes (Chile) Special cuvée Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Tedeschi (Italy) recioto 1996
Sparkling – Nyetimber (UK) blanc de blancs 1993
Fortified – Quarles Harris Port 1983
Dud – Tim Adams (Australia) The Fergus 1997 and 1998

Paul Armstrong, UK
Red – Château Lagrange (Bordeaux) St Julien 1988
White – Grosset (Australia) Polish Hill Riesling 1997
Budget red – Ogier (France) La Rosine VdP des Collines Rhodaniennes 1998
Budget white – Huet (France) Vodanis Vouvray Sec 2000
Sweet – Rene Muré (Alsace) Clos St Landelin SdGN Tokay Pinot Gris 1990
Sparkling – Michele Chiarlo (Italy) Nivole Moscato d’Asti 2000
Fortified – Gould Campbell (Portugal) Vintage Port 1970
Dud – Coldstream Hills (Australia) Pinot Noir Reserve 1998

Steve Lau, Canada
Red – Château Pichon-Lalande (Bordeaux) 1981
White – Chapoutier (Rhône) de L’Oree 1996
Budget red – Mildara (Australia) Jamiesons Run Coonawarra Red 1998
Budget white – Wynns (Australia) Riesling 1999
Sparkling – 1990 Bollinger Grande Année
dud – Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann 1997

Chris Kissack, UK
Red – Rauzan-Ségla (Bordeaux) Margaux 1985
White – Cuilleron (Rhéne) Condrieu Les Chaillets Vieilles Vignes 1997
Budget red – Schrapel Family (Australia) Bethany Grenache 1999
Budget white – Domaine des Deux Roches Mâcon-Davayé 1999
Sweet – Kuentz-Bas Tokay Pinot Gris VT Cuvée Caroline 1996
Sparkling – Pol Roger Brut 1990
Fortified – Warre’s LBV 1990/1992

Joel Hopwood, UK
Red – Roberto Voerzio (Italy) Barolo Brunate 1997
White – Anselmi (Italy) Capitel Foscarino 1999
Budget white – Berres (Germany) Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Spatlese 1993
Sweet – Anselmi (Italy) Recioto I Capitelli 1998
Sparkling – Bollinger RD 1985
Dud – Möet and Chandon Vintage 1995

Joakim Råhberg, Sweden
Red – Château Gruaud-Larose (Bordeaux) St Julien 1982
White – v. Kesselstatt (Germany) Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese 1990
Budget red – Farnito (Italy) Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Budget white – Künstler (Germany) Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Kabinett 1999
Sweet – Château d´Yquem (France) 1967
Sparkling – Champagne Salon 1988
Fortified – Taylor’s Vintage Port 1955
Dud – Domaine de Trévallon (France) 1997

Daron Fincham, UK
Red – Te Mata (New Zealand) “Awatea” Cabernet Merlot 1998
White – P.Scherf (Germany) Waldracher Kröne Riesling Auslese 1989
Budget red – St. Supery (California) Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Budget white – Rothbury Estate (Australia) “Cowra” Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Oltina Vineyards (Romania) Tamaioasa Romaneasca 1960
Sparkling – Pongracz (South Africa) Cap Classique NV
Fortified – Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim Port 1986
Dud – De Muller (Spain) Merlot 1998

Marc Sparkes, UK
Red – Château Brane-Cantenac (Bordeaux) Margaux 2eme Cru 1971
White – Domaine Ostertag (Alsace) Gewürzraminer Fronholz 1995
Budget red – Evans & Tate (Australia) Shiraz Margaret River 1999
Budget white – Alamos (Argentina) Mendoza Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Rolly Gassman (Alsace) Pinot Gris SdGN 1989
Sparkling – Veuve-Clicquot Champagne Yellow Label NV
Fortified – Blandy’s 15 Years Old Malmsey Madeira

Dr J.Kosarka, Hungary
Sweet – Disznókö (Hungary) Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 1995
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Cameron Clark, Holland
Red – Ravenswood Lane (Australia) Reunion Shiraz 1997
White – Penfolds (Australia) Bin 95a Chardonnay
Budget red – Azienda Agricola Brigaldara (Italy) Valpollicela Classico 1997
Budget white – Scotchman Hill (Australia) Sauvingnon Blanc 2000
Sweet – Kracher (Austria) Eiswein 1999, Cuvee “L”
Dud – Diamond Creek (California) Gravelly Meadow 1989

Phil Wilkins, UK
Red – Henschke (Australia) Hill of Grace 1991
White – Knoll (Austria) Riesling Schutt Smaragd 1999
Budget red – Henschke (Australia) Mt Edlestone 1986
Budget white – McWilliams (Australia) Lovedale Semillion 1986
Sparkling – Rockford (Australia) Black Shiraz
Fortified – Campbells (Australia) Merchant Prince Muscat
Dud – Penfolds (Australia) Yattarna 1995

Rob Adler, USA
Red – Ridge (Sonoma) Geyserville 1985, 1993, 1994
White – Zind-Humbrecht (Alsace) Rangen Clos St-Urbain Riesling 1988
Budget red – Olga Raffault (Loire) Chinon Les Picasses 1998
Budget white – Dönhoff (Germany) Obenhasuer Leistenberg Rielsing 1999
Sweet – Chateau Pierre-Bise (Loire) Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1996
Fortified – Verdelho, d’Oliveira Madeira (Portugal) 1850
Dud – Silver Oak (California) Alexander Valley 1997

Matthew Mellor, UK
Red – Château Latour (Bordeaux) Pauillac 1982
White – Chateau de Beaucastel (Rhône) Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000
Budget red – Château Signac (Côtes du Rhône Villages) Combe d’Enfer 1999
Budget white – Jackson Estate (NZ) Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Château Climens (Bordeaux) Barsac 1991
Sparkling – Carlin Champagne Brut 1985
Fortified – Warre’s Port LBV 1992
Dud – Le Piat d’Or Rouge NV

Stuart Walton, UK
Red – Felton Road (New Zealand) Pinot Noir 2000, Central Otago
White – Trois Terroirs (France) Viognier Cuvée Reserve 2000, VdP d’Oc
Budget red – Château Barreyres (France) 1998, Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois
Budget white – Boekenhoutskloof (SA) Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Chateau Rieussec (France) 1989, Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Sparkling – Champagne Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 1993
Fortified – Dow Crusted Port
Dud – Swaying Willow (Australia) Diet Chardonnay

Peter Ruhrberg, Germany
Red – M. d’ Angerville (Burgundy) Volnay Clos des Ducs 1999
White – Dönnhoff (Germany) Niederhauser Herrmannshöhle Auslese 2000
Budget white – van Volxem (Germany) Weissburgunder QbA trocken
Sweet – Dönnhoff (germany) Oberhäuser Brücke Eiswein 2000
Sparkling – Gosset Champagne Celebris 1995
Fortified – Valdespino Moscatel (Oddbin’s special bottling?)
Dud – Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs & Kangarilla 1996

Bryan Collins, UK
Red – Planeta (Italy) Merlot 1998
White – Trimbach (Alsace) Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 1979
Budget red – Alario (Italy) Dolcetto d’Alba Costa Fiore 1999
Budget white – Berres (Germany) Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 1993
Sweet – Szabo (Hungary) Tokaj Eszencia 1988
Sparkling – Salon Clos de Mesnil 1985
Fortified – Maculan (Italy) Torcolato 19??
Dud – Merino (Spain) Rioja Reserva 1994

Neal Martin, UK
Red – Château Pétrus (Bordeaux) Pomerol 1964
White – Agr. Az. Bellavista (Italy) Terre di Franciacorta 1997
Budget red – Kushushu Creek (South Africa) 1999
Budget white – Domaine de la Balmondiere (Burgundy) St. Veran 1999
Sweet – Schlumberger (Alsace) Gewürztraminer SdGN “Cuvée Anne” 1976
Sparkling – Jean Vesselle Champagne Brut Reserve
Fortified – Taylor’s Port 1970
Dud – Château Cos d’Estournel (Bordeaux) 2000

David Pearce, UK
Red – Solaia (Italy) 1997
White – Drouhin (Burgundy) Le Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1992
Budget red – Plantagenet (Australia) “Omrah” Shiraz 1998
Budget white – Pinot Gris from Hungary – can’t remember the producer!
Sweet – Isole e Olena (Italy) Vin Santo 1994
Sparkling – Bollinger RD 1985
Fortified – Taylor’s Port 1970
Dud – Penfolds (Australia) Bin 389 1998

Hugh Miller, UK
Red – Château Giscours (France) Margaux 1990
White – Thelema (South Africa) Stellenbosch Chardonnay 1996
Budget red – Terrazas (Argentina) Malbec 1999
Budget white – Ashanti (South Africa) Paarl Chenin Blanc 1999
Sweet – Klein Constantia (South Africa) Sauvignon Blanc 1997
Sparkling – Hunter’s (New Zealand) Miru-Miru 1996
Fortified – Taylors (Portugal) Quinta da Terra Feita 1982
Dud – Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial

David Bennett, UK
Red – Fontodi (Italy) Chianti Classico 1997 (TWS)
White – Querciabella (Italy) Bâtar 1997
Budget red – Domaine de La Hauterive (France) Cahors 1999 (TWS) £4.95
Budget white – Incyon (Italy) Chardonnay Sicily 2000 (TWS) £5.50
Sweet – Dindarello (Italy) Maculan 1998 (Odd)
Sparkling – Vilmart Cuvée Creation 3 1990 (Gauntley’s)
Fortified – Osborne (Spain) PX Viejo Sherry (Gauntley’s)


Øyvind Hellesnes, Norway
Red – Marqués de Murrieta (Spain) Castillo Ygay 1989 (from double magnum)
White – Yves Cuilleron (Rhône) Condrieu La Petite Côte 1998
Budget red – Columbia Crest (USA) Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Budget white – Nikolaihof (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 1999
Sweet – Accordini (Italy) Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore 1999
Sparkling – Guy Charlemagne Cuvée Mesnillésime Les Mesnil Bl de Bls 1995

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