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Reviews Aplenty in This Month's Wine Spectator

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Reviews Aplenty in This Month's Wine Spectator

It’s always great to see reviews of HDN wines in the press, and this month’s Wine Spectator is bursting with write-ups and mentions – 13 in total, spanning the old and new worlds.


From MaryAnn Worobiec critique of three Saint Clair wines in her recommendations from New Zealand tasting report, to reviews of French, Italian, Greek, German and Californian wines there’s praise and points-a-plenty for every corner of our portfolio.


Here’s a round-up:


Saint Clair: From 400 wines submitted MaryAnn Worobiec selected 35 wines for her New Zealand tasting report. The Saint Clair Pinot Noir Pioneer Block 16, Awatere 2012 (92 points) and the Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Reserve 2013 (92 points) featured in her Top Wines selection, while the Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 (90 points) was named a Top Value pick


Château Fortia: Two wines are reviewed in the buying guide section, Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2012 (90 points) and Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Baron 2012 (91 points)


Domaine Courbis: The Saint Joseph 2012 described as ‘well-defined and fresh’ in the buying guide (90 points)


Schloss Johannisberg: ‘Rich and smoky’ begins the review of the Riesling Qualitatswein Trocken Rheingau Silberlack 2012 (90 points)


Alpha Estate: 90 points for the ‘peppery and refined’ Xinomavro Amyndeon Vielles Vignes Reserve 2010


Michele Chiarlo: ‘Bursting with violet, blackberry and pomogranite’, the 2012 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Orme gets 88 points


Raymond: 92 points and an ‘impressive orchestration of fruit and oak’ for the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford District Collection