Visitors Wines of the Year 2002

See also Tom’s wines of the year


Peter Ruhrberg, Germany
Red – Vega Sicilia (Spain) Unico 1987
White – Hirtzberger (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Honivogl Honifogl 1986
Budget white – van Volxem (Germany) Saar Riesling 2001
Sweet – Fritz Haag (Germany) Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr TBA 1994
Sparkling – la Morandina (Italy) Moscato d’Asti 2001
Fortified – Valdespino (Spain) Moscatel Toneles

Stephen Pickles, UK
Red – Chateau de Beaucastel (France) Chateauneuf de Pape 1990
White – Pichler (Austria) Dernsteiner Kellerberg Reisling 1998
Budget red – Trenel (France) Beaujolias Leynes 1999
Sweet – Reserve de Fondateur (France) Moulin Touchais 1947
Sparkling – Boulard Champagne Rosé zero-dosage 1998
Fortified – Ramos Pinto Vintage Port 1983

Anthony Taylor, UK
Red – Penfolds (Australia) Grange 1982
White – Chateau de Beaucastel (Rhône) Vielles Vignes Rousanne 2000
Budget red – Chateau De Flaugergues (France) Cuvee Sommeliere 2000
Budget white – Mount Mary (Australia) Triolet 1997
Sweet – Chateau Climens (France) 1983 Barsac
Sparkling – Champagne Krug 1981
Fortified – Campbells (Australia) Merchant Prince Liqueur Muscat
Dud – Peter Lehmann (Australia) AD2015 Fortified Shiraz

Jan-Tore Egge, Norway
Red – Ghislaine Barthod (Burgundy) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras 1995
White – Baumard (Loire) Savennières Clos St. Yves 1989
Budget red – Trénel (France) Beaujolais Villages Domaine de Rochebonne 2000
Budget white – Solar das Bouças (Portugal) SB Vinho Verde 2001
Sweet – Künstler (Germany) Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling Eiswein 1996
Sparkling – Champagne Bollinger Grande Année 1995
Fortified – Niepoort (Portugal) Colheita 1937
Dud – Château Lafite-Rotschild (Bordeaux) 1985

Don Reid, UK
Red – Ravenswood (Australia) Reunion Shiraz 1998
White – Hans Wirsching (Germany) Scheurebe 2000
Budget red – Da Luca (Italy) Primitivo Merlot 2001
Budget white – Springfield (South Africa) Special Cuvée Sauv. Blanc 2002
Sweet – Hopler (Austria) Noble Reserve 1981
Sparkling – Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée
Dud – Felton Road (New Zealand) Pinot Noir 2000

Andrew Stevenson, UK
Red – Cuvaison (California) Napa Valley Red 1975
White – Jaboulet (Rhône) Hermitage Blanc Chevalier de Sterimberg 1999
Budget red – Cuvee des Amandiers (France, vdp d’Oc) 2001
Budget white – Buenos Aires brut (Argentina) NV
Sweet – Gabor Orosz (Hungary) Tokaji Aszu Essencia 1975
Sparkling – Champagne Boulard “Year of the Comet” 1986
Fortified – Vasconcellos (Portugal)House Reserve
Dud – mixed case of Mosel wines from Freiherr v. Schleinitz

selections below added 28/01/2003

Eric Lo, Hong Kong
Red – Paul Jaboulet Aine (Rhône) Hermitage 1995
White – Planeta (Italy) Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Creekside (Canada) Meritage 1998 Ontario
Sweet – Inniskillin (Canadan) Icewine Vidal 2001

David Bennett, UK
Red – Château Leoville Las Cases (Bordeaux) 1985
White – Agricola Querciabella (Italy) Batar 1997
Budget red – Araldica (Italy) Barbera Di Asti 1999
Budget white – Wine Society Dry Muscat (Italy, Basilicata)
Sweet – Michele Chirarolo (Italy) “Nivole” Moscato di Asti
Sparkling – Champagne Vilmart Cuvée Creation
Fortified – Osbourne PX viejo
Dud – any SA Pinotage! Yuk

Max Kelly, Canada
Red – Château Lafite Rothschild (France, Pauillac) 1982
White – Etienne Sauzet (France, Burgundy) Batard Montrachet 1995
Budget red – Domaine C. Newman (France, Burgundy) Cote de Beaune 1999
Budget white – Domaine Valery Ranaudat (France) Quincy 2000
Sweet – Château d’Yquem (France, Sauternes) 1988
Sparkling – Champagne Bollinger RD 1990
Fortified – Graham’s Vintage Port 1977
Dud – Chateau Monbousquet (France, St. Emilion) 1995

Stewart Roy, UK
Red – Bouchard (France) Beaune Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus 1992
White – Churchpoint (New Zealand) Pinot Gris 2000
Budget red – Oisly et Thesée (France) Pinot Noir Touraine 1999 (bought Oisly)
Budget white – Roger Jung (Alsace) Muscat 2000 (bought Riquewihr)
Sweet – Dom du Petit Val (Loire) Bonnezeaux 1998 (bought Saumur)
Sparkling – Graham Beck (SA) Chardonnay/Pinot Noir sparkling wine
Fortified – Quinto do Noval 1985 Port

Martin Davies, UK
Red – Château Beycheville (France) St Julien 1983
White – Feudi de San Gregorio (Italy) Falanghina Sannio 1999
Budget red – Château La Grand Maye (France) Côtes du Castillon 1998
Budget white – Billaud-Simon (France) Chablis 2000
Sweet – Mountain Malaga (Spain) Moscatel 2000
Sparkling – Champagne Brut Excellence Gosset NV
Fortified – LBV Port, The Wine Society 1996
Dud – E&E Black Pepper Shiraz (Australia) Barossa Valley Est 1995

Simon Wharton, UK
Red – Guilia & Fugazzi (Italy) Oltrepo Pavece Rosso Luzzano 270 1997
White – Jean Becker (France) Gewurtztraminer Rimmelsberg 1999
Budget red – Marcel Lapierre (France) Morgan 2001
Budget white – M. de Murrieta (Spain) Reserva Rioja Esp. Vina Capel 1995
Sweet – Maculan (Italy) Torcolato 1998
Sparkling – Champagne Alfred Gratien, Wine Society Exhibition 1990
Fortified – Gonzalez Byass Sherry “Noe”
Dud – Fontodi (Italy) Chianti Classico 1996

Giovanni Galfano, Italy
Red – Capçanes (Spain-Tarragona) Cabrida 1996
White – Zind-Humbrecht (Alsace) Herrenweg Turckheim Riesling 1996
Budget red – Giacomo Marengo (Italy) Castello di Rapale Chianti Riserva 1997
Budget white – Planeta (Italy-Sicily) Alastro 2001
Sweet – Firmino Miotti (Italy-Veneto) Torcolato 1999
Sparkling – Champagne Krug 1989
Fortified – Marco De Bartoli (Italy-Sicily) Marsala Vigna La Miccia
Dud – Trapet (Burgundy) Gevrey-Chambertin Réserve Jean Trapet 1988

Colin Bradley, UK
Red – Jean Tardy (Burgundy) Vosne-Romanée Chaumes 1988
White – Louis Carillon (Burgundy) Puligny-Montrachet Champ Canet 1989
Budget red – Louis Jadot Beaujolais 2000
Budget white – Champalou (Loire) Vouvray Demi-Sec Cuvée Aurore 1998
Sweet – Bonny Doon (California) Malvasia Vin de Glacière 1991
Sparkling – Champagne Henriot Rosé 1988
Fortified – Gonzales Byass Apóstoles Palo Cortado Sherry
Dud – Daniel Rion (Burgundy) Vosne-Romanée Beaux Monts 1988

Nick Kernoghan, UK
Red – Château Lafite-Rothschild (Bordeaux) 1983
White – J J Prüm (Germany) Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese1995
Budget red – Domaine Gauby (Fr) Côtes du Roussillon Les Calcinaires 1998
Budget white – Guillot-Broux (Burg) Mâcon Chardonnay Les Combettes 1997
Sweet – Château Rieussec (France, Sauternes) 1986
Sparkling – Champagne Dom Ruinart Rosé 1988
Fortified – Taylor’s Port 1985
Dud – Amiot-Bonfils (Burgundy) Chassagne-Montrachet les Caillerets 1993

Russ Sainty, UK
Red – Jamet (Rhône), Côte-Rôtie 1999
White – H.Lamy (Burgundy) St-Aubin 1st Cru Clos de la Chatenière 1999
Budget red – Veritas (Australia) Mourvèdre/Grenache, Barossa 1999
Budget white – des Coteaux des Travers (Rhône) Rasteau Cuvée Marine 2001
Sweet – Maculan (Italy) Torcolato 1998
Sparkling – H.Blin Vintage Champagne 1996
Fortified – Taylor’s Port 1984
Dud – R.Belland (Burgundy) Santenay-Gravières 2000

Tom Johnson, California, USA
Red – Château Pichon-Lalande (Bordeaux) 1979
White – Domaine Leflaive (Burgundy) Chevalier-Montrachet 1992
Budget red – McDowell (California) Mendocino Syrah 1997
Budget white – Gunderloch (Germany) Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett 2001
Sweet – Château Rabaud-Promis (Sauternes) 1988
Sparkling – Champagne Bollinger 1990
Fortified – several good 20 year old Tawny Ports
Dud – again, several inexpensive wines that shall remain nameless

Robert Jones, Virginia, USA
Red – Ridge (California) Geyserville Zinfandel 1990
White – Guillemot-Michel (Burgundy) Macon-Villages “Quintaine” 2000
Budget red – Mezzo-Giorno (Italy) Nero d’Avola 1999
Budget white – Cave de Pomerols (France) Picpoul de Pinet 2001
Sweet – Ridge (California) Zinfandel Essence 1991
Sparkling – Champagne Philipponat Grand Blanc 1996
Fortified – Romariz Colheita Port 1952
Dud – Chapoutier (Rhône) Ermitage Ermite 1996

Bernard Leak, UK
Red – Bailey’s (Australia) “1904 Block” Shiraz 1994
White – Cloudy Bay (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Budget whiteState Domaine Trier (Germany) Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 1992
SweetSchloss Reinhartshausen (Ge) Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Auslese 1990
Fortified – González Byass (Spain) Oloroso Sherry Añada 1964
Dud – Long-Depaquit (France) Chablis “Moutonne” 1992

Eric Teneberg, Sweden
Red – Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Burgundy) Richebourg 1978
White – Bründlmeyer (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 1996
Budget red – Penfold´s (Australia) Koonunga Hill 2001
Budget white – Brocard (Burgundy) “Kimmeridgien” Bourgogne 2000
Sweet – Châterau Rieussec (Sauternes) 1983
Sparkling – Champagne Dom Perignon 1971
Fortified – Taylor´s 40 year old Tawny Port
Dud – All horrid wine products from Germany in freaky bottles

Peter May, UK
Red – Story Winery (California) Mission 1995
White – Springfield (SA) “Life from Stone” Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Budget red – Fairview (South Africa) Carignan 2001
Budget white – Domain de Graches (France) Gros Manseng 2001
Sweet – Klein Constancia (SA) Vin de Constance 1996
Sparkling – Raymond Boulard (France) Grand Cru Mailly-Champagne
Dud – Red Burgundy

Mark Palmer, UK
Red – Artadi (Spain) El Pison 1997
White – Pol Roger (France) Vintage 1990
Budget red – Perrin (Rhone) La Vieille Ferme 2000
Budget white – Bert Simon (Mosel) 1990 Kabinett
Sparkling – Larmandier-Bernier Special Club 1990
Fortified – Warre’s Port 1977
Dud – All wines are good, just some are overpriced

Hugh Millar, UK
Red – Catena (Argentina) “Alta” Malbec 1996
White – Felton Road (NZ) Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Vergelegen (SA) Merlot 1999
Budget white – Buitenverwachting (SA) Sauvignon Blanc 1999
Sweet – Aszu Eszencia (Hungary) Tokai 1993
Sparkling – Champagne Drappier (France) 1983
Fortified – Seppelt (Australia) Show Reserve Fino

Charles Taylor, UK
Red – Aalto (Ribera del Duero) 1999
White – Cloudy Bay (NZ) “Te Koko” 1999
Budget red – Capcanes (Spain) the blue label
Budget white – Terras Gaudas (Spain) Rias Baixas 2001
Sparkling – Champagne Heidseick Gold Label 1996
Dud – Heidseick Blue Label NV

Barney Dunstan, UK
Red – Chateau Cantemerle (Haut-Medoc) 1997
White – Michel Thomas (Sancerre) 2001
Budget red – Miranda Brothers Shiraz (S.E. Aust) 2001
Budget white – Chateau Saint Andre (Bordeaux) 2001
Sweet – Royal Tokaji Birsalmas 1993
Sparkling – Champagne Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec
Fortified – Taylors Terra Feita Port 1982
Dud – Champagne Lanson Black Label NV

Paul Anderson, UK
Red – Jean Raphet (Burgundy) Charmes-Chambertin GC 1985
White – Raveneau (Burgundy) Chablis 1er Cru Les Butteaux 1998
Budget red – Paul Garaudet (Burgundy) Monthelie 1er Cru Les Duresses 1999
Budget white – René Michel (Burgundy) Viré-Clessé Traditionnel 1998
Sweet – Chateau Climens (Barsac) 1969
Sparkling – Champagne Krug 1989
Dud – Wyndham Estate (Australia) Bin 555 2000

G Morgan, UK
Red – Thelema (South Africa) Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
White – Montana (New Zealand) Renwick Chardonnay 1997
Budget red – Penfolds (Australia) Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 1999
Budget white – Baron de Turckheim (Alsace) Gewurztraminer 1999
Sweet – Klein Constantina (South Africa) 1997
Sparkling – Champagne Mumm Cordon Rouge (France) 1990
Fortified – Taylors Port LBV 1996

Timothy Hughes, Canada
Red – Léoville Las Cases (France) 1985
White – Dr. Loosen (Germany) Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 1997
Budget red – Burgess (USA) Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Budget white – Vineland Estates (Canada) Dry Riesling 2000
Sweet – Yquem (France) 1986
Sparkling – Pol Roger Champagne Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1993
Fortified – González Byass (Spain) Del Duque Amontillado Viejo Sherry
Dud – Sadly, too many to list

Mike Lee, UK
Red – Henschke (Australia) Mt Edelstone Shiraz 1993
White – Hugel (Alsace) Jubilee Riesling 1997
Budget red – Graham Beck (South Africa) Anthony’s Yard 1999
Budget white – Bert Simon (Ger.) Serriger Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese 1989
Sweet – Chateau Rayne Vigneau (Sauternes) 1986
Sparkling – Champagne Pol Roger 1990
Fortified – Warres 1970 Port
Dud – Fetzer (USA) Reserve Viognier 1997

Bill Nanson, Switzerland
Red – Thomas-Moillard (Burgundy) Romanée Saint-Vivant 1989
White – Bouchard Père et Fils (Burgundy) Chevalier-Montrachet 2000
Budget red – Mont du Toit (South Africa) Coastal Region 2000
Budget white – Marcel Deiss (France) Riesling St.Hippolyte 2000
Sweet – Château St.Jean (USA) Alexander Valley Johanisburg Riesling 1989
Sparkling – Champagne Robert Moncuit Le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc 1988
Fortified – D’Oliveras (Madeira) Reserva Verdhelo 1973

Bengt Johansson, Sweden
Red – Rockford (Australia) basket press Shiraz 1998
White – Long Depaquit (France) Chablis GC Mountonne 1998
Budget red – Allegini (Italy) La grola 1997
Budget white – Fox Creek (Australia) Verdelho 2001
Sweet – Château Suidruraut (Sauternes) 1996
Sparkling – Champagne Delamotte blanc de blanc 1990 in magnum
Fortified – Campbells (Australia) Isabella Rare Rutherglen Tokay

Brian Smith, UK
Red – Château de Beaucastel (Rhône) CndP 1985
White – Maximin Grunhauser (Germany) Herrenberg Auslese 1983
Budget red – Château Le Thou (France) Languedoc 1998
Budget white – Kaseler Kehrnagel (Germany) Auslese 1990
Sweet – Chambers (Australia) Liquer Tokay (Muscadelle)
Sparkling – Banrock Station (Australia) Sparkling Shiraz
Fortified – Grahams Vintage Port 1985

Sverker Magnusson, Sweden
Red – Cheval Blanc (Bordeaux) 1985
White – Burklin-Wolf (Ger) Wachenheimer Gerumpel Riesling Auslese 1989
Budget red – Graillot (Rhône) Crôzes-Hermitage 1995
Budget white – Weingut Karthauserhof (Germany) Riesling Auslese 1997
Sweet – Domaine Huet (Loire) Le Mont Premier Trie 1990
Sparkling – Champagne Selosse Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 1990
Fortified – Gould Campbell Vintage Port 1927
Dud – Dow 1991 Port & anything by Alejandro Fernandez

Bob Kingdon, UK
Red – Domaine Jean Raphet (Burgundy) Gevrey Chambertin
Budget redGachot Monet Bourgogne Pinot Noir

David Lester, UK
Red – Poggiopiano (Italy) “Rosso di Sera” IGT 1997
White – Dr Loosen (Germany) Erdener Pralat Auslese 1985
Budget red – A&P de Villaine (France) Cote Chalonnaise “La Fortune” 1999
Budget white – O Leflaive (France) Bourgogne Blanc “Les Setilles” 2000
Fortified – Sandeman 1970 Port
Dud – Jaboulet (France) Crozes-Hermitage “Thalabert” 1999

Charles Adams, UK
Red – Jaboulet (Rhône) Cornas St. Pierre, 1995
White – Dme. de la Charrier (Loire) Clos St. Jacques VV, Jasnieres 1996
Budget red – Quinta do Cotto (Portugal) Douro 1997
Budget white – Skillogalee (Australia) Riesling 2001
Sweet – Egon Mueller (Germany) Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 1998
Sparkling – Champagne Bollinger NV
Fortified – Brundlmayer (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 2000

Jeremy Hunt, UK
Red – Angelus (Bordeaux) 1995
White – Corton Charlemagne (Burgundy) 1995 (can’t remember grower!)
Budget red – Perrin (Rhône) Vacqueyras 1999
Budget white – Rijckaert (France) Cotes du Jura Les Sarres Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Château Climens (Sauternes) 1989
Sparkling – Champagne Laurent Perrier Cuvee Grand Siecle
Fortified – Fonseca 1963 Port
Dud – Selvapiana (Italy) Chianti Rufina Riserva 1990

Brian Smith, UK
Red – Château de Beaucastel (Rhône) CndP 1985
White – Maximin Grunhauser (Germany) Herrenberg Auslese 1983
Budget red – Château Le Thou (France) Languedoc 1998
Budget white – Kaseler Kehrnagel (Germany) Auslese 1990
Sweet – Chambers (Australia) Liquer Tokay (Muscadelle)
Sparkling – Banrock Station (Australia) Sparkling Shiraz
Fortified – Grahams Vintage Port 1985

Stefan Reynolds, UK
Red – Allegrini (Italy) Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 1997
White – Dr Thanisch (Germany) Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese 1998
Budget red – Los Llanos (Spain) Pata Negra Gran Reserva Valdepenas 1995
Budget white – Cuisset (France) La Combe de Grinou Bergerac 2001
Sweet – Chateau Filhot (France) Sauternes 1990
Sparkling – Champagne Victor Brut NV (France)
Fortified – D’Oliveira (Madeira) Verdehlo Reserva Pereira 1905
Dud – Denbies (England) Rose Hill 2001

Cameron Clark, Holland
Red – Errazuriz (Chile) Carmenere 2001
White – Beringer Sbgria Chardonnay 1997
Budget red – Arniston Bay Rosé 2001
Budget white – Christoffel Prum (Ger) Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Spatlese 92
Sweet – Mansengs Manseng 2000. Yves Grassa
Sparkling – Champagne Piper Heidseck NV Magnum (stored for 3 years)
Fortified – Fonseca Port 1985
Dud – Champagnes at the Superbowl

Jonathan Ray-Smith, UK
Red – Weinert (Argentina) Cavas de Weinert Cab/Merlot/Malbec 1985
White – Chateau Fuisse (France) JJ Vincent Vieilles Vignes 1999
Budget white – Weller-Lehnert (Germany) Piesporter 1996
Sweet – Hugel (France) Pinot Gris Vendage Tardive 1990
Sparkling – Vilmart (France) Couer de Cuvee Champagne 1991 (in magnum)

Tristan Sjoberg, UK
Red – d’Arenberg (Australia), Dead Arm Shiraz 1998
White – Verget (France) Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 1997
Budget red – Wynns (Australia) Coonawarra Shiraz 1998
Budget white – Eikendal (SA) Chardonnay 1999
Sweet – de Bortoli (Australia) Noble One 2000
Sparkling – Hungarian Blue Extra Dry NV
Fortified – Taylor’s Port 1971
Dud – Penfold’s (Australia) Grange 1971

James Clark, UK
Red – Peter Lehman (AUS) Stonewell 1996
White – Felton Road (NZ) Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Errazuriz (Chile) Carmenere 2001
Budget white – Porta (Chile) reserve Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Messmer Ruländer (Ger)Trockenbeerenauslese 1994
Sparkling – Pol Roger Champagne 1990
Fortified – Nyx (Greece) Mavrodaphne

Simon Rummens, UK
Red – Clarendon Hills (Aus) Kangarilla Grenache 1996
White – Trimbach (Alsace) Cuvee Frederic Emille VT 1989
Budget red – Domaine Brisson (Beaujolais) Morgon Les Charmes 1999
Budget white – Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2000
Sweet – Kracher (Austria) Grande Cuvee no 10 Nouvelle Vague 1998
Fortified – Dows Port 1960
Dud – Chateau Gruaud-Larose (Bordeaux) 1986 – twice

Geoffrey Smith, USA
Red – Paul Hobbs (USA) Beckstoffer Vineyard Oakville Cab Sauvignon 1999
White – Von Strasser (USA) Diamond Mtn “Aurora Vineyard” Chardonnay 2000
Budget red – Morgante (Italy) Sicilia Nero d’Avola 2000
Budget white – Dylan Rutherford (USA) Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Belo (USA) Central Coast Semillon Dessert Wine 1998
Sparkling – Jacquesson NV Brut Perfection Champagne
Fortified – Grahams Vintage Port 2000
Dud – I’d rather not say

Donald M Halley, UK
Red – Clos des lambrays 1996
White – 1990 Meursault
Budget red – Cote du Rhone 2000
Budget white – Bourgogne 1995

John Holmes, USA
Red – Carmenet (USA) Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
White – Sterling (USA) Sauvignon Blanc 1999
Budget red – Terrazas (Argentina) Malbec 2000
Budget white – Alamosa Wine Cellar (USA) 1998 Fumé Blanc
Sweet – Paradise Ranch (USA) Icewine 1997
Sparkling – Kristone (USA) Blanc de Blanc 1992
Fortified – Dows 20-year-old Tawny Port
Dud – Anything by Arbor Mist!

David Bewers, UK
Red – Chateau Latour (Bordeaux) 1961
White – Boillot (Burgundy) Puligny-Montrachet, Les Referts 1995
Budget red – Chateau Coupe Roses (Minervois) Les Plots 1999
Budget white – Argiolas (Italy) Vermentino di Sardegna, Costamolino 2000
Sweet – Chateau Rieussec (Sauternes) 1983
Sparkling – Alfred Gratien Champagne Brut 1992
Fortified – Lustau Aged Amontillado Sherry
Dud – Chateau Latour (Bordeaux) 1964

Craig Thomson, New Zealand
Red – Te Mata Estate (NZ) Coleraine Hawkes Bay Cabernet Merlot 2000
White – Morton Estate (NZ) Coniglio Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 1998
Budget red – Montana (NZ) Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2000
Budget white – Main Divide (NZ) Canterbury Riesling 2001
Sweet – Villa Maria (NZ) Reserve Noble Riesling 2001
Sparkling – Moet Chandon (France) Dom Perignon 1992

Alex Bernardo, USA
Red – Chateau Pavie (France), St.-Emilion 1998
White – Ackerman-Laurance (France) Coteaux du Layon 1945
Budget red – Collado de Estrella (Spain) Rioja 2001
Budget white – Kesselstatt (Germany) ‘RK’ Riesling 2001
Sweet – Darting (Germany) Riesling Beerenauslese 1992
Sparkling – Krug (France) Grand Cuvee Champagne
Fortified – Domaine La Tour Vieille (France) Banyuls 2000
Dud – Domaine Chandon de Briailles (France) Corton 1999

Paul Chandler, UK
Red – Chapel Hill (Aus) The Vicar Cabernet/Shiraz 1998 (magnum)
White – Tardieu-Laurent (Rhone) Condrieu 2000
Budget red – Valdivieso (Chile) Cabernet Franc 1999
Budget white – Felton Road (NZ) Riesling 1999
Sweet – Huet (Loire) Le Mont Moulleux Vouvray 1996
Sparkling – Grosset Ltd Release Chardonnay 1996
Fortified – Seppelt (Aus) DP63 Show Reserve Muscat
Dud – Penfolds Grange 1997

Philip Vaughan, UK
Red – Jean Grivot (Burgundy) 1997 Vosne-Romanée, Les Beaux-Monts
White – Chave (Rhone) 1995 Hermitage Blanc
Budget red – Concha y Toro (Chile) 2001 Winemaker’s Lot 32 Malbec
Budget white – Christ. Prum (Germ) 1992 Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Sweet – Hugel (Alsace) 1990 Riesling VT
Sparkling – R Boulard Champagne NV Rosé (although it was from 1998)
Fortified – Waitrose Dry Amontillado Sherry

David Pope, UK
Red – Mouton-Rothschild (Bordeaux) 1983
White – Chapoutier (Rhone) Cuvee l’Oree 1996
Budget red – Tesco St Emilion (Bordeaux) 2000
Budget white – West Brook (New Zealand) Riesling 2000
Sweet – Horst Sauer (Germany) Escherndorfer Lump Riesling TbA 1999
Sparkling – Charles Heidsieck (France) Champagne 1995
Fortified – d’Oliveiras (Madeira) Bual 1968
Dud – Leoville-las-Cases (Bordeaux) 1970

Matthew Edgeller, UK
Red – Faro (Italy) Palari 1998
White – Ata Rangi (New Zealand) Pinot Gris 2001
Budget red – Poliziano (Italy) Rosso di Montepulciano 2001
Budget white – Allan Scott (NZ) Riesling 2001
Sweet – Kracher (Austria) NV TBA No.2 1999
Sparkling – Vilmart (France) ‘Coeur de Cuvee’ 1996
Fortified – Henriques & Henriques 15 Year Old Bual

Øyvind Hellesnes, Norway
Red – Domaine Dujac (Burgundy) Clos De La Roche 1991
White – Château Beaucastel (Rhone) CndP Vieilles Vignes 1996
Budget red – La Rioja Alta (Spain) Viña Alberdi Reserva 1995
Budget white – Weingärtner (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen Thal 1999
Sparkling – Guy Charlemagne Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Charlemagne Brut 1995
Dud – Châteauneuf du Pape la Fiole; Pére Anselme, NV

Robert Parr, UK
Red – Gaja (Italy) Barbaresco Costa Russi 1985
White – Trimbach (Alsace) Clos Ste. Hune Vendanges Tardives 1989
Budget red – Fox Wood Wines (France) Old Bush Vines Syrah 2001
Budget white – Cave de Turkheim (Alsace) Tokay Pinot Gris 2000
Sweet – Crianza de Castilla la Vieja (Spain) Exxencia Botrityzed Verdejo 1999
Sparkling – Dampierre Champagne – Family Reserve Grand Cru 1995
Fortified – Lustau (Spain) Angel Zamorano Solera Matured Oloroso De Jerez
Dud – 1997 Resevas from Rioja

Joakim Råhberg, Sweden
Red – Château Montrose (France) 1990
White – Bürklin-Wolf (Ger) Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling Auslese Fuder 44 1990
Budget red – Penfolds (Australia) Koonunga Hill 2000
Budget white – J M Brocard (France) Jurassique Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – Huet (France) Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie 1990
Sparkling – Krug (France) 1989
Fortified – Croft (Portugal) Vintage Port 1945

Eddie Tsang, Hong Kong
Red – Chateau Montrose (France, St-Estephe) 1990
White – Chateau Monbousquet (France, St-Emilion) Blanc 1999
Budget red – Chateau Roc des Cambes (France, Cotes De Bourg) 1997
Budget white – Jackson Estate (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 200
Sweet – Chateau La Tour Blanche (France, Sauternes) 1990
Sparkling – Bollinger (France) Champagne RD 1982
Fortified – Fonseca (Portugal) Vintage Port 1994
Dud – Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (France, Burgundy) La Tache 1994

Matthew Mellor, UK
Red – Domaine du Pégau (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France) 1989
White – Cloudy Bay (New Zealand) Chardonnay 1991
Budget red – Dom. de Fondrèche Cuvée Nadal (Côtes du Ventoux) 2000
Budget white – Pouilly-Fuissé Dom Roger Luquet (Burgundy, France) 2000
Sweet – Château Guiraud (Bordeaux, France) Sauternes 1988
Sparkling – Veuve Clicquot Brut NV
Fortified – Fonseca Port 1977
Dud – Rosemount Roxburgh Chardonnay (Australia) 1997

David Pearce, UK
Red – Wynns (Coonawarra, Australia) Cabernet 1960
White – Drouhin (Burgundy) Le Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1990
Budget red – Clonakilla (Canberra, Australia) Shiraz Viognier 2001
Budget white – Bests (Great Western, Australia) Riesling 1977
Sweet – Dr ? (Germany) Nierstein Holle TBA 1976
Sparkling – Nyetimber (England) Sparkling Wine
Fortified – Chambers (Rutherglen, Australia) Muscat 1890
Dud – Most non Premier or Grand Cru French Wines 🙂

Daron Fincham, UK
Red – Castel Pujol (Uruguay) “Las Violettas” Tannat 1995
White – Christoffel Prum (Germany) Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 1992
Budget red – Graham Beck (South Africa) “Anthony’s Yard” 1999
Budget white – Te Matu (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Sweet – Lindeman’s (Australia) Botrytis Semillon 1994
Sparkling – Philippe Michel (France) Cremant du Jura 1998
Fortified – Warre’s Traditional Late Bottled Vintage Port 1992
Dud – Chateau Musar (Lebanon) 1996

Julian Wannell, UK
Red – Ambroise (France) Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes 1999
White – Henri Bourgeois (France) Cuvee Etienne Henri 1995
Budget red – Jordan (South Africa) Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Budget white – Lis Neris (Italy) Pinot Gris 2000
Sweet – Ch. Rayne Vigneau (France) Madame de Rayne 1997
Sparkling – Billecart Salmon (France) Cuvee Nicolas Francois 1989
Fortified – Toro-Albala (Spain) Electrico Don PX 1967
Dud – Lucien Crochet (France) Le Chene 2000

Tim Deacon, UK
Red – Cortes De Cima (Portugal) Incognito 1999 Syrah
White – Nikolaihof (Austria) Riesling Vom Stein Federspiel 1997
Budget red – Easton (CA) Shenendoah Valley Zinfandel 1996
Budget white – Pazo De Senorans (Spain) Albarino 2001
Sweet – Pfeffingen (Ger) Ungsteiner Herrenburg Scheurebe Spatlese 2000
Sparkling – Painshill (England) 1998 Sparkling Brut
Dud – Beaucastel something (about 11-12 pounds in Oddbins – uugghhh)

David Strange, UK
Red – Lafon (Burgundy) Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1999
White – Trimbach (Alsace) Clos St. Hune Vendanges Tardives 1989
Budget red – Domaine Santa-Duc (Rhone) Cotes-du-Rhone 2000
Sweet – Deiss (Alsace) Riesling Grand Cru Altenbourg SGN
Sparkling – Champagne Salon 1988
Fortified – Niepoort Vintage Port 1997

Mark Robertson, France
Red – Olga Raffault (France) Les Picasses, Chinon 1996
White – Didier Dagueneau (France) Cuvee Silex, Pouilly Fume 2000
Budget red – Claude Courtois (France) Les Racines, Sologne 1999
Budget white – Domaine du Cray (France) Montlouis Sec 1997
Sweet – Laurent Chatenay (France) Montlouis Moelleux 2000
Sparkling – Chateau Moncontour (France) Cuvee Predeliction 2000
Fortified – Blandy’s (Madeira) Terrantez 1960

Roderick Hopkins, Sweden
Red – Pierre Usseglio (France) Cuvee de Mon Aieul, CndP 1998
White – Beaucastel (France) Vieilles Vignes, CndP 1997
Budget red – Penfolds (Australia) Koonunga Hill 2001
Budget white – Buitenverwachting (South Africa) Chardonnay 2000
Sweet – M. Deiss (France) Schoenenbourg Grand Cru, Riesling, SGN 1989
Sparkling – Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs, Champagne 1988
Fortified – Dow Vintage Port 1977
Dud – Zind Humbrecht (France) St Urbain, Rhangen Than, Riesling 1985

Ray Abercromby, UK
Red – Ridge (USA) Montebello 1994
White – St Joseph (France) Les Berceau 1997
Budget red – Graham Beck (RSA) Antony’s Yard 1999 (£5.99)
Budget white – Domaine Caillaubert (France) Chard / Sauv 2001 VdP (£5.99)
Sparkling – Taittinger Compte de Champagne Rosé 1995
Dud – Pesquera (Spain) Reserva 1998

Paul Armstrong, UK
Red – Paul Jaboulet Aine (France) Hermitage La Chapelle 1982
White – E Knoll (Austria) Loibner Schutt Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 1999
Budget red – Ch. Moulin Caresse (Fr.) Cotes de Bergerac Cuvee Prestige 1999
Budget white – Fromm (New Zealand) La Strada Dry Riesling 2000
Sweet – Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey (France) Sauternes 1988
Sparkling – H Blin (France) Champagne Brut 1996
Fortified – Fonseca (Portugal) Vintage Port 1970
Dud – Veritas (Australia) Clement ‘1307’ 1997

Rob Adler, USA
Red – Gaja (Italy) Barbaresco Costa Russi 1985
White – Dönnhoff (Germany) Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese 1990
Budget red – JP Brun Dom. Terres Dorées (France) Beaujolais l’Ancien VV 2000
Budget white – Baumard (France) Savennieres, Clos de Saint Yves 1996
Sweet – Chateau D’Yquem (France) 1990
Sparkling – Pol Roger Champagne 1990
Dud – Thomas Coyne (California) Sauvignon Blanc 1992

Oliver Matthew, Japan
Red – Terrazas de Los Andes (Argentina) Gran Malbec 1999
White – Domaine Laroche (Chablis) Les Clos 1996
Budget red – JP Perrin (Rhone) La Vielle Ferme 2000
Budget white – Yalumba (Australia) Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Royal Tokaji (Hungary) Royal Tokaji Aszu 1996
Sparkling – Champagne Dom Perignon 1973
Fortified – Taylor’s Vintage Port 2000 (sample)
Dud – 2nd wine of Chateau Lafite 1997

Marcus titley, UK
Red – Emmanuel Rouget (France) Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux 1997
White – Louis Carillon (France) Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 1993
Budget red – Domaine des Aphillanthes (France) Cuvee des Galets 2000
Budget white – 1990 & ’89 Bert Simon Germans currently on offer at Majestic
Sweet – Chateau La Tour Blanche (France) 1899
Sparkling – Champagne Dom Perignon 1961
Fortified – Martinez Port 1958
Dud – Aldo Conterno (Italy) Barolo Gran Bussia 1988

Victoria Weaver, UK
Red – Almaviva (Chile) Maipo 1997
White – Chateau Bessieul (France) Vire Clesse 2000
Budget red – Andre Roux (France) Old Vine Grenache CdR 2000
Budget white – Dom Haut Morlu (France) Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Sweet – Nussdorfer (Germany) Ortega 1999
Sparkling – Henriot 1990 Vintage Champagne
Fortified – Warre’s Port 1970
Dud – Amasimi (S.Africa) Cinsault & Shiraz 2000

Neal Martin, UK
Red – Domaine des Lambrays (Burgundy) Clos de Lambrays Grand Cru 1947
White – Domaine Comte-Lafon (Burgundy) Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 1992
Budget red – Tesco`s St. Emilion (Bordeaux) 2000
Budget white – Domaine Feline Jourdain (France) Picpoul de Pinet 2001
Sweet – Chateau Doisy-Vedrines (Barsac) 1970
Sparkling – Krug Champagne “Collection Privee” 1955
Fortified – Talijanich (Swan Valley, Australia) Liqueur Tokay 1969
Dud – Chateau Petrus (Pomerol) 1993

Bryan Collins, UK
Red – Mascarello (Italy) Monprivato 1990
White – Zind Humbrecht (Fr) Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain Pinot Gris 1995
Budget red – Fairview (South Africa) Zinfandel 2000
Budget white – Inama (Italy) Soave Classico Superiore 2000
Sweet – Messmer (Germany) Rulander Trockenbeerenauslese 1994
Sparkling – Nyetimber (UK) Blanc de Blancs 1994
Fortified – Graham’s (Portugal) Vintage Port 1966

David M. Bueker, USA
Red – Pegau (France) Chateuneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve 2000
White – Donnhoff (Ger.) Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese 2001
Budget red – Guigal (France) Cotes du Rhone 2000
Budget white – Leitz (Germany) Rudesheimer Klosterlay Riesling QbA 2001
Sweet – Strub (Germany) Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Eiswein 2001
Sparkling – Pierre Peters (France) Blanc de Blancs 1996
Fortified – Graham’s Vintage Port 1966

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