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Hawke’s Bay A&P Mercedes Benz Wine Awards 2012 – Gold Medal Winners

By October 16, 2012No Comments
I’ve been a bit remiss in not tracking down the gold medal winners of the 2012 Hawke’s Bay A&P Mercedes Benz Wine Awards judged at the start of September. The results haven’t been prominent on-line, and I haven’t been privy to any official release. However, I understand that Rod McDonald chaired the panel of judges that included Fongyee Walker of China and Peter Nixon of Dan Murphy’s in Australia as overseas guests. In total, there were 25 gold, 49 silver and 81 bronze medals awarded. www.hbwineawards.co.nz
 
Here are the gold medal winners:
 
Merlot
Church Road ‘McDonald Series’ Merlot 2010
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2009
 
Red Blends – Cabernet Sauvignon Dominant
Te Awa Cabernet/Merlot 2009
Babich ‘The Patriarch’ 2010
 
Red Blends – Merlot Predominant
Sacred Hill ‘Brokenstone’ 2010
Clearview Estate ‘Old Olive Block’ 2010
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Newton Forrest ‘Cornerstone’ 2010
Sacred Hill ‘Halo’ Merlot/Cabernet 2011
Sacred Hill ‘Orange Label’ Merlot/Cabernet 2011
 
Syrah
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010
Ash Ridge Syrah 2010
Te Awa ‘Left Field’ Syrah 2011
Villa Maria ‘Cellar Selection’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010
Cross Roads ‘Winemakers Collection’ Syrah 2010
 
Chardonnay
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2011
Black Barn ‘Barrel Fermented’ Chardonnay 2010
Osawa Wines ‘Prestige Collection’ Chardonnay 2011
Crossroads ‘Winemakers Collection’ Chardonnay 2011
 
Sauvignon Blanc and/or Semillon
Vidal ‘Reserve Series’ Hawke’s Bay ‘Organic’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Ash Ridge Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2011
 
Sweet Wines
Osawa Wines Noble Gewurztraminer 2011
 
Museum Class
Sacred Hill ‘Rifleman’s’ Chardonnay 2007
Sacred Hill ‘Helmsman’ Cabernet/Merlot 2007
Squawking Magpie ‘Stoned Crow’ Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2008
 
The Trophy and Best in Class winners can be seen by clicking here.

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