Visitors Wines of the Year 2007

See also Tom’s Wines of the Year

Jacques Lheritier, West Orange, NJ
Red: Chateau Prieure Lichine 1982
White: Ch. Ste Michelle, Indian Wells, Chardonnay 2005
Sweet: Domaine de Baumard, Quart de Cahumes 1998

Peter May, St Albans, England
Red: L’Avenir Estate (South Africa) Stellenbosch Pinotage 2004
White: The Ned (New Zealand) Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Budget red: Beyerskloof (South Africa) Stellenbosch Pinotage 2006
Budget white: Miguel Torres Viña Sol (Spain) Penedès 2006
Sweet: Dolce Winery Late Harvest (California) Napa Valley) 1998
Sparkling: Moutard Brut Cuvée des 6 Cépages (France) Champagne) 2002
Fortifie.: no award
Dud: Vergelegen Estate White (South Africa) Stellenbosch 2003
Thing: New Zealand.

Phil Wilkins, UK
Red: Torbreck (Australia) RunRig Shiraz Viognier 1996
White: Huet (France) Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 1985
Budget red: Rustenberg (South Africa) John X Merriman 2004
Budget white: Laurenz and Sophie (Austria) Singing Gruner Veltliner 2006
Sweet: Kracher (Austria) #12 2002
Sparkling: None
Fortified: Quinta da Brunheda (Portugal) Colheita Port 1906
Dud: Kay Bros (Australia) Block 6 Shiraz 1996
Thing: Taking my eldest boy to see Black Sabbath – his first stadium gig!

Toby Shillito, East Sussex UK
Red: Duca D’Aragona (Italy), Salento Rosso, 1999 / Domaine Matassa (France) Cuvée Romanissa 2005 Vins de Pays de Côtes Catalanes
White: Catena (Argentina), Chardonnay, 2004
Budget red: Darriaud (France), Cairanne, 2001
Budget white: Mandrarossa (Italy), Fiano, 2006
Sweet: Henriques and Henriques Sercial, 10 years old
Sparkling: Don’t touch the stuff
Fortified: Nieport – any of four or five tasted this year, esp 10 year old
Dud: Domaine Alquier, (France), Faugeres, Les Bastides, 2001
Thing: Adopted daughter Jasmine, and nice big house in Sussex countryside

Eric Lo, Hong Kong
Red: Lafite Rothschild (France), 1982
White: Chevalier Montrachet, Vincent Girardin (France), 2005
Budget red: Chainto Riserva, Badia di Passignano, 2001
Budget white: Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet Dom D’Elise (France) 2005
Sweet: no award
Sparkling: Dom Perignon (France) 1999
Fortified: NOE Pedro-Ximenez Muy Viejo, Jerez, 30 y.o. , Gonzalez Byass (Spain)

Stephen Locke, Wiltshire UK
Red: Palmer (France) 1967
White: Vincent Girardin (France)Corton-Charlemagne 2002
Budget red: Bodegas Borsao (Spain) Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2002
Budget white: Cono Sur (Chile) Viognier 2005/6
Sweet: Y’Quem (France)1998
Sparkling: Roederer 1990
Fortified: Croft (Portugal) Porto Quinta da Roeda 1967
Dud: Domaine de Trevallon (France) Blanc 1997
Thing: Nikon D40 or iPod

Clive Holland, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Red: Chateau Marbuzet (France) St Estephe 1947
White: Domaine Michelot (France) Meursault-Genevrieres 2000
Budget red: Brookfields (New Zealand) Ohiti Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Budget white: Citra (Italy) Palio Pecorino 2006
Sweet: Inniskillen (Canada) Oak Aged Vidal Icewine 2002
Sparkling: Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin (France) Champagne 1996
Fortified: Chambers (Australia) Rutherglen Rare Muscadelle NV
Dud: Chateau Latour (France) Pauillac 1983 Corked
Thing: Kathmandu Camera Tripod (can be screwed to top of a wine bottle)

Jon Atkinson, Liverpool
Red: Bodegas Altaïr (Chile) Totihue Valley 2003
White: Stefano Inama (Italy) Vigneto du Lot Soave Classico 2003
Budget red: Boutinot (France) ‘les Côtes Sauvages’ Cairanne 2003
Budget white: Quinta da Murta (Portugal) Bucelas Branco 2006
Sweet: Ch. d’Yquem (France) Sauternes 1999
Sparkling: Taitinger (France) Brut NV
Fortified: Emilio Hidalgo (Spain) very old Fino (from butt at the Bodega)
Dud: Nothing vinous!
Thing: Visiting Jerez & Sevilla for my wife’s 40th

David Ludlow, Berkshire, UK
Red: Chateau La Lagune 1990
White: Pieropan La Rocca Soave 2004
Budget red: Delas Cotes du Rhone 2005
Budget white: La Motte Piernieff Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Sweet: Rivesaltes Ambre Hors d’Age Tradicio 1982
Sparkling: Salon 1982
Fortified: Cosart & Gordan Malmsey Maderia 1998
Dud: None
Thing: Nikon D40 Camera & holding a bottle of Ch Lafite 1918

Jeremy Wilkinson, Surrey
Red: Chateau Latour (France) Paulliac 1961
White: Eben Sadie (South Africa) Palladius 2005
Budget red: Sequillo (South Africa) 2003
Budget white: TMV (South Africa) White
Sweet: Chateau D’Yquem (France) 2001
Sparkling: Philliponnat Clos De Goisses (France) Champagne 1996
Fortified: Matusalem
Dud: Tend to forget these
Thing: Passing my WSET Diploma

Peter Wood, Cupar, UK
Red: Musigny (France) Mugnier 1995
White: Rolly-Gassmann (France) Tokay Pinot Gris Rotleibel VT 1996
Budget red: Casa de Mouraz (Portugal) Tinto 2004
Budget white: Black Tower Riesling 2006 – wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!
Sweet: Crown Estates (Hungary) Tokaji 5 putts 1993
Sparkling: Taittinger (France) Comte de Champagne 1971
Fortified: Taylors (Portugal) Vintage Port 1927
Dud: 2003 by Bollinger (see comments)
Thing: While it may make me appear like an old man, my slippers! They are so comfy.

Andrew Stevenson, Lancaster, UK
Red: Chateau Christina, (California, Carmel Valley) Cabernet Sauvignon Russell Vineyard 2002
White: Josko Gravner (Italy, Friuli), Breg, 2000
Budget red: Abadia Retuerta (Spain), Selección Especial, 2003
Budget white: Tamada (Georgia), Mtsvane, 2005
Sweet: Oremus (Hungary), Tokaji Essencia 1995
Sparkling: Ruinart (France), Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1993
Fortified: Pedro Romero (Spain) Palo Cortado Viejisimo Prestige 50 V.O.R.S.
Dud: Corked and otherwise faulty wines
Thing: The great company and generosity of fellow members of the UK Wine Forum at offlines

Matthieu Guinard, France, Paris
Red: Brumont (France) La Tyre 2005
White: Cotat (France) La Grande Cote 1989
Budget red: Nekowitsch (Austria) Zweigelt 2006
Budget white: Feiler-Artinger (Austria) Cuvée Gustav 2000
Sweet: Feiler-Artinger (Austria) Jonathan Ruster Ausbruch Essenz 2005
Sparkling: Salon (France) S de Salon 1996
Fortified: Bertrand Bergé (France) Rivesaltes Ambré 2005
Dud: Armand-Rousseau (France) Ruchottes-Chambertin 1998

Ben Coffman, London, UK
Red: R. Lopez de Heredia (Spain) Rioja Bosconia Reserva 1976
White: William Fevre (France) Chablis 1er cru Montée de Tonnerre 2000
Budget red: Domaine les Grands Bois (France) Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne 2003
Budget white: René Michel (France) Viré Clessé, Burgundy 2000
Sweet: Chateau Climens (France) Barsac 1991
Sparkling: none – all rubbish
Fortified: no award
Dud: Domaine Les Pallieres (France) Gigondas 1998

Ian Amstad, London
Red: Domaine Leroy (France) Grands Echezeaux 1964
White: Coche Dury (France) Meursault 1997
Budget red: Chateau Potensac (France) Medoc 1996
Budget white: FMC Chenin Banc, South Africa
Sweet: Zind Humbrecht (France) Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 1998
Sparkling: no award
Fortified: no award
Dud: Chateau Pavie Decesse (France) 1999

Chris Sweeney, Germany
Red: Château de Beaucastel (France) S Rhone 1990
White: none
Budget red: Laibach The Ladybird Organic (S Africa) Stellenbosch 2005
Budget white: Umani Ronchi Le Busche (Italy) Marche 2005
Sweet: Yquem (France) Sauternes 1997
Sparkling: Louis Roderer Cristal (France) Champagne 1990
Fortified: none
Dud: none
Thing: £25 for Clos Des Papes 1990 from the Wine Society!!

Paul Anderson, Scotland
Red: Jean Raphet (France) Charmes-Chambertin 1996
White: Domaine Barmes-Buecher (France) Riesling Steingrübler GC 2004
Budget red: Ernest Burn (France) Pinot Noir 2002
Budget white: Bruno Sorg (France) Muscat Pfersigberg GC 2005
Sweet: Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey (France) Sauternes 1997
Sparkling: Drappier (France) Champagne Grande Sendrée 1996
Fortified: None
Dud: None
Thing: Stranglers Gig, Glasgow

Regan McCaffery, Auckland, New Zealand
Red: Chateau Latour (France) Pauillac 1947 Magnum
White: Trimbach (France) Pinot Gris VT 1990 375ml
Budget red: Domaine Segular (France) Cuvee Jean Julian 2004
Budget white: Palliser Estate (New Zealand) Pinot Gris 2006
Sweet: Chateau Climens (France) Sauternes 2001
Sparkling: Dom Perignon (France) 1982
Fortified: no award
Dud: 2003 by Bollinger (France) 2003

Keith Prothero, London and Cape Winelands
Red: Chateau Latour (France)Pauillac 1961
White: Vernay Condrieu Coteau de Vernon(France) Rhone 1996
Budget red: Clot de L’Oum Numero Uno (France) Roussillon 2003
Budget white: Rudera Robusto chenin (South Africa) 2005
Sweet: Chateau Climens (France) Bordeaux 1989
Sparkling: not a drop!!
Fortified: KWV vintage port (South Africa) 1948
Dud: Chateau Cheval Blanc (France) 1961
Thing: Pebbles Project now supporting over 280 kids,due significantly to support from the UK Wine Forum.

Dave Emery, Sydney, Australia
Red: Penfolds (Australia) RWT Shiraz 2004
White: Pieropan (Italy) Soave Classico 2003?
Budget red: Hardy’s (Australia) Oomoo Shiraz 2001
Budget white: Petaluma (Australia) Hanlin Hill Riesling 2003
Sweet: Oremus (Hungary) Tokaji 5 puttonyos 1995?
Sparkling: Gosset (France) Champagne Grande Reserve NV
Fortified: Cockburn (Portugal) Port 1963
Dud: Mystery Dessert Wine of Dubious Provenance, Unknown Vintage and Producer
Thing: Dinner at Tetsuya’s, Sydney

Peter Allinson, UK
Red: Cote Rotie, Champet 1995
White: Reisling, Gueberschwihr.(Zind Humbrecht) 1994
Budget red: Alameda Merlot (Chile) 2006
Budget white: no award
Sweet: Chateau Liot 2001
Sparkling: Cray Brut, Montlouis 2001
Fortified: Fonseca 1977
Dud: Any 1999 Dry white from France if you have any Drink it!!!
Thing: Sky Plus

David Crossley, Brighton, UK
Red: Chave Hermitage ’91
White: strangely, I’d say Planeta’s Cometa 04
Budget red: Aosta Fumin, Cave des Onze Communes (03/04)
Budget white: Ceretto Blanghe (Langhe Bianco)
Sweet: Clos Lapeyre Jurancon
Sparkling: Pol 98
Fortified: Nothing fantastic comes to mind
Dud: Lots of Veuve (boring/overpriced)
Thing: discovering Japan

Ed Stafford, London, UK
Red: Chateau Lynch Bages (France) Pauillac 1961
White: Meursault Sous le dos d’Ane 2000, Domaine Leflaive (Burgundy)
Budget red: Chateau D’Argadens (France) 2003, Bordeaux Superieur
Budget white: de Stefano (Italy) Pinot Grigio 2006
Sweet: Chateau d’Yquem (Sauternes) 2001
Sparkling: Krug (Champagne) Collection 1985
Fortified: Grahams (Portugal) 1977 Vintage Port
Dud: Chateau Latour (France) 1995 CORKED!!!!
Thing: Shure noise-cancelling earphones / Planet Earth on Blu Ray

Ian Webb, Leicester, UK
Red: Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup (France) Cuveé Guilhem Gaucelm 1998
White: Domaines Chavy (?) (France) Puligny-Montrachet 1ere Cru Les Folatières, 1986
Budget red: Mas Brunet (France) Cuveé Prestige Coteaux du Languedoc, Terrasses du Larzac 2005
Budget white: Domaines Lurton (France) Chateau Bonnet, AOC Bordeaux Blanc 2005
Sweet: Chateau Coutet (France) AOC Sauternes 1971
Sparkling: Krug (France) Champagne Vintage 1990
Fortified: Chateau de la Peyrade (France) “Barrique Oublieé” Muscat de Frontignan
Dud: Mas de Daumas Gassac (France) Grande Cuvee 2001 VdP de l’Herault
Thing: Modern Flamenco at Montpelier and Eric Truffaz playing Jazz under the stars in a Roman quarry

Jules van Cruysen, Wellington, New Zealand
Red: Armand Rousseau (France) Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2002
White: Neudorf (Neslon, New Zealand) Moutere Chardonnay 2005
Budget red: Perrigrine (Central Otago, NZ) Saddleback Pinot Noir 2006
Budget white: Henri Bourgeois (France) La Petit Bourgeois, Sauv Blanc 2006
Sweet: Chateau d’Yquem (France) Sauterne 1967
Sparkling: Marc Bredif (France) Vouvray Demi Sec NV
Fortified: Lusteau Oloroso 1989
Dud: Perrigrine (Central Otago, New Zealand) Pinnacle Pinot Noir 2005
Thing: Remy Robert James van Cruysen – My son, now almost 6 months

Charles Morgan, London, UK
Red: Chave Hermitage 1991
White: Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand VT 1990
Budget red: Tollot Beaut Chorey Les Beaune 2002
Budget white: Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2005
Sweet: Zind Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 1994
Sparkling: Billecart Salmon Rose
Fortified: Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 1931
Dud: Gentaz Dervieux Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 1991
Thing: Wines of the Northern Rhone John Livingstone Learmonth

Fabio Cimmino, Naples, Italy
Red: Ripe del Falco Riserva Cirò Classico Superiore 1991 IPPOLITO
White: Riesling Auslese trocken “R” 2001 KOHELER RUPRECHT
Budget red: Krasi’ 2004 CARROZZO Salento IGT (Negroamaro)
Budget white: Verdicchio di Matelica 2006 COLLESTEFANO
Sweet: Vin Santo 1996 Fattoria di Bacchereto
Sparkling: Asprino d’Aversa Brut METODO CLASSICO 1997 GROTTA DEL SOLE
Fortified: (not fortified) Solera 1830 Pedro Ximenez ALVEAR
Dud: Supertuscans… “super” only for the price!
Thing: Gomorra – book written by Roberto Saviano

John Lamond, Scotland
Red: Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2002, Roger Belland (France)
White: Riesling, Les Comtes d’Eguisheim 1997, Leon Beyer (France)
Budget red: Yalumba “Y” Series Shiraz/Viognier 2005 (Australia)
Budget white: no award
Sweet: Chateau Jolys Epiphanie 2000, Jurancon (France)
Sparkling: Marques de Monistrol Gran Reserva Cava Rose (Spain)
Fortified: Fonseca 1970
Dud: Woodhaven Shiraz Rose 2006 (California)
Thing: Nokia E90 – & Nintendo Wii which my daughter got from Santa

Colin Bradley, West Yorkshire, UK
Red: A&F Gros (Burgundy) Clos de Vougeot Grand Maupertui 1990
White: Muller-Catoir (Germany) Scheurebe Halbtrocken 1990
Budget red: Any number of Loire Cab Francs at £8-£9 apiece
Budget white: Ch Haut Bergey 1998 (Pessac-Leognan)
Sweet: Bourillon-d’Orleans (Loire) Vouvray Moelleux La Coulee d’Or 1990
Sparkling: Krug 1988
Fortified: Blandy’s Terrantez 1975 (Madeira)
Dud: no award
Thing: My new carbon-fibre road-bike, acquired from Keith Prothero

Tommy Hansen, Oslo
Red: Ch Leoville Poyferre (France)Ch Leoville Poyferre 1918
White: Molitor (Germany) Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling AusleseTrocken 1990
Budget red: Ch. Unang (France) Cotes du Ventoux 2005
Budget white: Domaine de L’Ecu (France) Muscadet Cuvee Classique 2006
Sweet: Domäene Müller (Austria) Blauer Wildbacher TBA 2000
Sparkling: Champagne Lamiable (France) Lamiable Extra Brut NV
Fortified: Barbeito (Portugal) Barbeito Malvasia 1834

Mark Carrington, Dorset, England
Red: Lake’s Folly Cabernets ’94 ‘reserve’
White: Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Vinotek ’91
Budget red: Petit Bourgeois [Cab F] VdP de la Jardin H Bourgeois ’05
Budget white: Langenloiser Berg-Vogelsang Trocken G V Brundlmayer ’05
Sweet: Rieussec ’03
Sparkling: Nivole ’06
Fortified: Graham ’66
Dud: Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz ’90
Thing: Watching The Ashes from the Hill @ SCG.

Henning Bakken, Norway
Red: Marchesi di Barolo (Italy) Barolo Riserva Grande Annata 1982
White: Bonneau de Martray (France) Corton Charlemagne 1987
Budget red: Cavalotto (Italy) Langhe Nebbiolo 2004
Budget white: Schloss Gobelsburg (Austria) Gobelsburger RIesling 2005
Sweet: Georg Breuer (Germany) Berg Rottland Auslese Goldkapsel 2005
Sparkling: Lanson Gold Label 1996 (France) Champagne
Fortified: Barbeito (Portugal) Malvasia Madeira 1900

Craig Walker, Fife
Red: Robert Chevillon (France) Nuits St Georges 1ER Les Pruliers 1999
White: Leeuwin (Australia) Art Series Chardonnay 2000
Budget red: Barthod (France) Bourgogne Rouge 2002
Budget white: Albert Bichot (France) Bourgogne, Dom du Pavillon 2005
Sweet: Chateau Suduiraut (France) 1999
Sparkling: Pol Roger (France) 1996
Fortified: Taylor’s (Portugal) Vintage Port 1977
Dud: Jaboulet (France) La Chapelle, Hermitage 1999
Thing: My family, The Lives of Others, Rome (Series 2) , Serena Sutcliffe’s ‘Wines of Burgundy’

Patrick Hilyer, Normandy, France
Red: Château L’Evangile (France) Pomerol 2002
White: Pascal Moreau (France) Chablis 1er cru 2005
Budget red: Clos Poggiale (Corsica) Corse 2001
Budget white: Alain Beal (France) Beaujolais Blanc 2005
Sweet: Alain Brumont (France) Gros Manseng 2004
Sparkling: Veuve Cliquot (France) Champagne 1996
Fortified: Dow (Portugal) 1970
Dud: Clos Ornasca (Corsica) Ajaccio 2000
Thing: The Complete Works of Saki

Jan-Tore Egge, Lillehammer, Norway
Red: Giovanni Conterno (Italy) Barolo Cascina Francia 1999
White: Gérard Duplessis (France) Chablis Les Clos 2004
Budget red: Domaine Grégoire (France) Bourgueuil 2005
Budget white: Villa Chiòpris (Italy) Tocai Friulano 2005
Sweet: Kracher (Austria) Welschriesling TBA No. 6 1998
Sparkling: Jacquesson (France) 1996
Fortified: Niepoort (Portugal) Vintage Port 2003
Dud: Nicolas Joly (France) Savennières Les Vieux Clos 2004

Richard Bray, St Andrews, Edinburgh, London, Boston, Key West
Red: Musigny Grand Cru, JF Mugnier (France) 1995
White: Domaine Ostertag A360P (France) Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2001
Budget red: Bila Haut M. Chapoutier (France) Cotes du Roussilon 2005
Budget white: Bourgogne Les Setilles, O. Leflaive (France) 2005
Sweet: Ch. Rieussec (France) 1986
Sparkling: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (France) 1971
Fortified: Graham’s (Portugal) 1977
Dud: Montrachet Laguiche (France) 1996
Thing: Been a tough year either my new espresso machine or my Canon Eos 40D

Charles Taylor, London
Red: Dry River (NZ, Martinborough) Pinot Noir 1999
White: Bell Hill (NZ, Waipara) Chardonnay 2004
Budget red: Artadi (Rioja) Vinas de Gain 2001
Budget white: Vollenweider (Mosel) Wolfer Goldgruber, Spätlese, 2004
Sweet: Disznóko Tokay 6 Putts 1993
Sparkling: Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill 1996
Fortified: no award
Dud: Jaboulet, Chevalier de Sterimbourg 1999
Thing: My wife’s 50th birthday party.

Otto Nieminen, Finland
Red: Domaine de Montille (France) Pommard 1er Cru Pézerolles 2002
White: Nikolaihof (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Vinothek 1991
Budget red: éric Texier (France) Côtes-du-Rhône Brézème 2004
Budget white: Langwerth von Simmern (Germany) Riesling Kabinett 1993
Sweet: Max Ferd. Richter (Germany) Mülheimer Helenenkloster Riesling Eiswein** 2004
Sparkling: Pierre Peters (France) Extra Brut NV
Fortified: Osborne (Spain) VORS Sherry Palo Cortado PAP NV
Dud: DRC 2003 line-up
Thing: Musar – since I can’t fit it elsewhere this year!

Lionel Nierop, Cambridge
Red: Ch Trotanoy 1961
White: Dom de Comtes Lafon, Meursault ‘Clos de La Barre’ 1993
Budget red: Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Malbec 2002
Budget white: Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling, Australia, 2006
Sweet: JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Goldkapsule Auslese 1995
Sparkling: Bollinger RD 1995
Fortified: Noval 1963
Dud: no award
Thing: Hermitage La Chapelle

Guy Dennis, London
Red: Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994
White: Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 1997, Dauvissat
Budget red: Domaine La Combe Blanche, La Galine 2000
Budget white: The Society’s Vin d’Alsace
Sweet: Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi Sec, 1995 (Huet)
Sparkling: Cristal 1999
Fortified: no award
Dud: no award
Thing: Shure e2c ear buds till the cables wore out

Phil Shorten, London Red: Felton Road (New Zealand) Block 5 Pinot Noir 2003 – from magnum
White: Dom. de la Sansonierre (France) Anjou Blanc La Lune 2002
Budget red: Bianchi (Italy) Gattinara 1999
Budget white: Coffele (Italy) Soave Classico 2004
Sweet: Hetszolo (Hungary) Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 1999
Sparkling: Bollinger (France) RD 1996
Fortified: Yalumba (Australia) 50 year old Tawny Port
Dud: no award
Thing: Cycling to work; Noma restaurant

John Holmes. USA via UK!
Red: 1986 Penfolds Grange
White: 2004 Cloudy Bay
Budget red: 2003 Gustavo Thrace Cabernet Sauvignon ($38)
Budget white: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ($17)
Sweet: 1982 d’Yquem
Sparkling: 1990 Louis Roederer Cristal
Fortified: 1957 Sandemans Port
Dud: Nickel and Nickel Wines in general
Thing: Sony ebook

Jonathan Warwick-Godfrey, Middlesex
Red: Wilfrid Rousse Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2003
White: no award
Budget red: Terrilogio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003
Budget white: Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2006
Sweet: no award
Sparkling: Charles Heidsieck Mis En Cave NV
Fortified: Williams & Humbert (M&S) Pale Cream Sherry
Dud: Kurt Hain Piesporter Goldtropchen Spätlese 2002
Thing: Lemnos

Tim Carlisle, Bicester
Red: Dm de Prieure Roch Les Suchots 1999
White: Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1997
Budget red: Lonardi Valpolicella Ripasso
Budget white: Pampas del Sur Viognier
Sweet: Dr Loosen Urziger Wurtzgarten Auslese Gold Cap
Sparkling: La Scolca D’Antan Gavi Spumante / Winston Churchill 1996
Fortified: Andrew Quady Starboard 1996
Dud: Langoa Barton 1997
Thing: My Daughter Anna (aged 15 weeks)

Kevin Heatherington, Leicestershire
Red: F. Jobard (France) Meursault Blagny 1992
White: Ch de Negly (France) L’Ancely 2000
Budget red: La Dournie (France) Elise 2003
Budget white: Wm Fevre (France) Chablis Vaillons 2002
Sweet: Alvea (Spain) PX Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927
Sparkling: Jacquesson (France) Champagne No 729
Fortified: Wilson and Valdespino (Spain) Choice Brown Sherry, Solera 1868
Dud: Mas de Lavail (France) La Desirade 2004
Thing: Richard Chaffers coffee can c1760

Garry Clark, Chester
Red: Chateau d’Armailhac 2006 barrel sample at Mouton Rothschild
White: Domaine A, Lady A Fume, Tasmania, Australia
Budget red: Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo, Chile 2005
Budget white: Ca del Solo Muscat (California) USA 2006
Sweet: Didier Dagueneau, Les Jardins de Babylon Jurancon
Sparkling: de Venoge Blanc de Blancs 1978 en magnum Champagne
Fortified: Croft (Port) 1970 – our last magnum; each one just got better
Dud: Petrus 1981 – flat, lifeless, lacking in fruit, no structure
Thing: Visiting Mouton for the Vendange – picking merlot then tasting barrel samples the next day.

Ray Abercromby, Glossop, Derbyshire
Red: Chateau Latour (France) Pauillac 1961
White: Ramonet (France) Chassagne Montrachet Les Boudriottes 1996
Budget red: Marques de la Concordia (Spain) Rioja Reserva 2001
Budget white: Dom La Combe Blanche (France) VdP des Cotes du Brian 2000
Sweet: Oremus (Hungary) Eszencia, Tokaji 2005
Sparkling: Philipponat (France) Champagne Clos des Goisses 1990
Fortified: Grahams (Portugal) Vintage Port 1977
Dud: no award
Thing: Naim hifi; Alfa Romeo Brera coupé

Edward Bolland, Staffordshire
Red: DRC, La Tache (France) 1967
White: Arnaud Ente, Mersault La Goutte d’Or (France) 2002
Budget red: La Tour St Bonnet, Medoc, (France) 2000
Budget white: Fillaboa, Rias Baixas (Spain) 2006
Sweet: Yquem, Sauternes (France) 1967
Sparkling: Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame (France)1996
Fortified: Nacional (Portugal)1967
Dud: Aldo Conterno, Barberesco Riserva Speciale (Italy)1967
Thing: My new combine harvester! (Germany)

Duncan McLean, Orkney
Red: Cape Mentelle (Australia) Walcliffe Shiraz 2004
White: Leeuwin (Australia) Art Series Chardonnay 2001
Budget red: McHenry Hohnen (Australia) Tiger Country Red 2006
Budget white: D’Arenberg (Australia) Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2006
Sweet: Mount Horrocks (Australia) Cordon Cut Riesling 2007
Sparkling: Stonier (Australia) Cuvee 2003
Fortified: Grant Burge (Australia) 20 Year Old Tawny Port NV
Matthew Hemming, Bristol
Red: Rouget (France) Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux 1993
White: Carillon (France) Pulingy Montrachet Champs Canet 2005
Budget red: Domaine de Mourchon (France) CdR Villages Seguret 2006
Budget white: Donnhoff (Germany) Riesling QbA 2005
Sweet: Ch d’Yquem (France) Sauternes 1983
Sparkling: Veuve Clicquot (France) Rare Vintage Champagne 1988
Fortified: Massandra (Crimea) Black Muscat 1937
Dud: Oxidised Cheval Blanc 1947 (I guess that’s the risk you take)
Thing: Old Cheval in great shape – 1975, 71, 66, 34

Ronald Massard, Singapore
Red: Grange Hermitage (Australia) 1982
White: Domaine Raveneau (Chablis, France) grand cru Le Clos 2002
Budget red: Torbreck (Barossa Valley, Australia) Woodcutter’s shiraz 2005
Budget white: Domaine Alain Graillot (Crozes-Hermitage, France) 2005
Sweet: Domaine Cauhape (Jurancon, France) 1988
Sparkling: Krug (Champagne, France) 1979
Fortified: Domaine des Schistes (Maury, France) La Cerisaie 2002
Dud: most wannabe super-tuscan: super-oaky plum jam under fancy labels
Thing: “Jade on 36” restaurant in Shanghai

Lawrence Low, Singapore
Red: Paul Jaboulet (France) Hermitage La Chapelle 1990
White: Louis Lequin (France) Batard Montrachet 1997
Budget red: Kanonkop (South Africa) Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Budget white: Vergelegen (South Africa) Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Sweet: Chateau Doisy Daene (France) 1924
Sparkling: Pol Roger (France) Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1996
Fortified: Taylor’s (Portugal) Vintage Port 1970
Dud: Cos d’Estournel (France) 1966
Thing: Antonio Ferrari (Italy) Solaria Jonica 1959

Antony Moss, London
Red: Chateau Rayas (France) 2003
White: Hirzberger (Austria) Gruner Veltliner Smaragd ‘Rotes Tor’ 2004
Budget red: Tabali (Chile) Pinot Noir 2006
Budget white: Tabali (Chile) Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Sweet: Ch. Yquem (France) 1967
Sparkling: Dom Perignon (France) Oenotheque 1973
Fortified: Hidalgo Manzanilla ‘La Gitana’ NV
Dud: 2004 Burgundies
Thing: Passing MW tasting and theory exams & adopting two rescue kittens

Craig Thomson, New Zealand
Red: Puriri Hills (New Zealand) Pope Merlot Carmenere Cabernet Franc 2005
White: Kumeu River (New Zealand) Mates Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
Budget red: Saltrams (Australia) Mamre Brook Shiraz 2004
Budget white: Pegasus Bay (New Zealand) Riesling 2006
Sweet: John Forrest Collection (New Zealand) Noble Riesling 2005
Dud: All Blacks (New Zealand) World Cup Team 2007

selections added 27th December

Liam Tait, Northumberland
Red: Chateau de la Negly (France), La Porte du Ciel, La Clape 2000
White: Antinori (Italy), Cervaro, Umbria, 2005
Budget red: Ch. Filliatreau (France) Vieilles Vignes, Saumur-Champigny 2005
Budget white: Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte (France) Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 2004
Sweet: Alois Kracher (Austria) Grande Cuvée TBA No. 10, Burgenland, 1998
Sparkling: Krug (France), Vintage Champagne, 1996
Fortified: Lustau (Spain), Almacenista Amontillado del Puerto
Dud: Chateau Palmer (France) Margaux 1996

Ben Fawcett, Brechin
Red: Chateau Caraguilhes (France) Cuvee Solus Corbieres 2003
White: Isole e Olena (Italty) Chardonnay 2005
Budget red: Umani Ronchi (Italy) Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Jorio’ 2004
Budget white: Tesco Finest Gruner Veltliner (Austria) 2006
Sweet: Livio Felluga (Italy) Picolit 2003
Sparkling: Champagne Pol Roger (France) Brut 1998
Fortified: Quinta do Portal (Portugal) Colheita 1994
Dud: Chateau Canon (France) St Emilion 1998
Thing: Port

Justin Bryant, Suffolk
Red: Geyserville (USA) Ridge 2000
White: Reinhold Haart (Germany) Obligsberg Spatlese 1996
Budget red: Telmo Rodriguez (Spain) LZ 2005
Budget white: Laurenz V (Austria) Singing Gruner Veltliner 2005
Sweet: Dr. Loosen (Germany) Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese 1996
Sparkling: Egly-Ouriet (France) Blanc de Noirs NV
Fortified: No thanks
Dud: Clos de los Siete (Argentina) 2005
Thing: Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Sopranos

Linden Wilkie, London
Red: Chateau Gruaud Larose (France) St.-Julien 1928
White: Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet (France) 1988, Domaine Ramonet
Budget red: Bourgogne (France) 1993, Henri Jayer
Budget white: Carrick Riesling (New Zealand), Bannockburn 2005
Sweet: 1860s-English-bottled Tokay (Hungary)
Sparkling: Dom Perignon Oenotheque (France) 1985
Fortified: Quinta do Noval Nacional (Portugal) 1963
Dud: Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Italy) 1997
Thing: iPod Shuffle – small enough not to be bothersome

Tim Jackson, London
Red: La Chapelle de la Mission (France) Pessac-Leognan 2001
White: Schloss Gobelsburg (Austria) Kamptal Kammerner Renner 2005
Budget red: Pio Cesare (Italy) Barbera d’Alba 2004
Budget white: Caldora (Italy) Colle dei Venti Pecorino 2005
Sweet: Robert Weil (Germany) Rheingau Kiedrich Grafenberg Trockenbeerenauslese 2006
Sparkling: Bollinger (France) RD 1995
Fortified: Lustau (Spain) Palo Cortado NV
Dud: Quintarelli (Italy) Valpolicella Superiore 1999
Thing: Nintendo Wii, with Wii Sports and Legend of Zelda

Rodrigo Mainardi, Brazil
Red: Quinta do Monte d’Oiro (Portugal) Reserva 2000
White: Domaine Ponsot (France) Morey Saint Denis Clos de Monts Luisants 98
Budget red: Tenuta delle Terre Nere (Italy) Etna Rosso 2005
Budget white: Viñas del Vero (Spain) Blanco 2005
Sweet: Alois Kracher (Austria) TBA #10 1998
Sparkling: Jacques Selosse (France) Substance
Fortified: Niepoort (Portugal) Colheita 1863
Dud: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin (France) Champagne Yellow label
Thing: Oxford Companion to Wine 3rd edition – Jancis Robinson

Roberto Rockmann, Brazil
Red: Barolo Briccho Roche Brunate 1996 Ceretto (Piedmont Italy)
White: Puligny Montrachet 1 er cru Champs Canet 2002 JM Boillot (Fr)
Budget red: Pommard Les Pézerolles 2003 AF Gros (France)
Budget white: Bourgogne Clos du Chateau 2004 Ch. Puligny Montrachet (Fr)
Sweet: N° 6 Grand Cuvée N. V. TBA 2004 Alois Kracher (Austria)
Sparkling: Bollinger RD 1996 (Champagne France)
Fortified: Quinta do Noval Vintage 2000 (Porto – Portugal)
Thing: Scarlet Johansson

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