The inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards winners announced
Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019 - Award Winners and Committee Members

The inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards winners announced

The results of the first Wine Pinnacle Awards were announced on 10 October 2019 at Resorts World Sentosa attended by top wine professionals and media from around the world. 27 accolades were given out for distinguished wine making.

The awards presented by Genting Singapore was led by Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine and member of the Wine Pinnacle Awards Committee. The committee comprised of five internationally reputable wine experts - Jeannie Cho Lee of Hong Kong, Kenichi Ohashi of Japan, Doug Frost of the United States, Oz Clarke of the United Kingdom and Andreas Larsson of Sweden. The committee was responsible for establishing the nomination structure and formation of the 54 members jury of which 33 are Masters of Wine and 9 are Master Sommeliers. The entire process of forming the structure for the awards and selecting the jury panel, to deciding on the categories and results took 2 years to complete.

The award is by nomination and not submission, therefore, no fee is required. The jury were invited to submit nominations in sequence of their preference with each nomination carrying different points. Nominees with the highest points are the winners of their category. Each category had 9 nominations to start with the top 5 scorers announced in August. 1,069 nominations were received from the jury for the 27 categories.

Categories worth noting are Best Friend Of The Earth (Most Environmentally-Conscious), Best Chinese Red, Best Organic/Natural Wine Of The Year and the Hidden Treasures.

The results and nominees for the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019 are:

  1. Grand Jury Award: Domaine Coche-Dury
  2. Best 1996 Vintage Bordeaux: 1996 Château Latour, Pauillac, France
    1996 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France
    1996 Château Margaux, Margaux, France
    1996 Pétrus, Pomerol, France
    1996 Château Léoville-Las Cases, Grand Vin de Leoville, Saint-Julien, France
  3. Best 1999 Vintage Barolo: 1999 Giacomo Conterno, Monfortino, Barolo Riserva DOCG, Italy
    1999 Bruno Giacosa, Falletto Riserva - Falletto Vigna Le Rocche, Barolo DOCG, Italy
    1999 Luciano Sandrone, Le Vigne, Barolo DOCG, Italy
    1999 Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
    1999 Poderi Aldo Conterno, Granbussia, Barolo Riserva DOCG, Italy
  4. Best 2002 Vintage Champagne: 2002 Salon, Cuvée 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France
    2002 Salon, Cuvée 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France
    2002 Krug, Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France
    2002 Pol Roger, Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut, Champagne, France
    2002 Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut Millesime, Champagne, France
    2002 Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France
  5. Best 2005 Vintage Burgundy Red: 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France
    2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Côte de Nuits, France
    2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau, Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France
    2005 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Musigny Grand Cru, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, Côte de Nuits, France
    2005 Domaine Leroy, Musigny Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France
  6. Best 2005 Vintage Rioja/Ribera Del Duero: 2005 Vega Sicilia, Unico Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Spain
    2005 Dominio de Pingus, Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain
    2005 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia, Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain
    2005 La Rioja Alta S.A., Gran Reserva 890, Rioja DOCa, Spain
    2005 Vega Sicilia, Tinto Valbuena 5, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  7. Best 2007 Vintage Tuscan Red: 2007 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    2007 Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera, Toscana IGT – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
    2007 Isole e Olena, Cepparello Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
    2007 Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore Tuscany, Italy
    2007 Masseto, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
  8. Best 2008 Vintage Australian Shiraz/Syrah: 2008 Henschke, Hill of Grace Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia
    2008 Penfolds, Grange, Australia
    2008 Jasper Hill, Georgia's Paddock Shiraz, HeathCôte, Australia
    2008 Giaconda, Warner Vineyard Shiraz, Beechworth, Australia
    2008 Wendouree, Shiraz Mataro, Claire Valley, Australia
  9. Best 2008 Vintage Burgundy White: 2008 Domaine Coche-Dury, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France
    2008 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Montrachet Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France
    2008 Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France
    2008 Domaine François Raveneau, Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru, France
    2008 Domaine Ramonet, Montrachet Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France
  10. Best 2009 Vintage Cabernet Based California Wine: 2009 Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
    2009 Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, USA
    2009 Diamond Creek, Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
    2009 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
    2009 Château Montelena, The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
  11. Best Recent Release: New World Pinot Noir: Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
    Burn Cottage, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
    Felton Road, Block 5 Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, New Zealand
    Bass Phillip, Premium Pinot Noir, Gippsland, Australia
    Tolpuddle Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Coal River Valley, Australia
  12. Best Recent Release: Non-Burgundy Chardonnay: Kumeu River, Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay, Auckland, New Zealand
    Giaconda, Chardonnay, Beechworth, Australia
    Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia
    Penfolds, Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay, South Australia
    Kumeu River, Coddington Chardonnay, Auckland, New Zealand
  13. Best Recent Release: Non-Champagne Sparkling Wine: Gusbourne Brut Reserve, Kent, England
    Roederer Estate, L'Ermitage, Anderson Valley, USA
    Ridgeview, Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs Brut, England
    Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, Le Reve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Brut, Napa Valley, USA
    Nyetimber, Rose Sparkling, West Sussex, England
  14. Best Recent Release: Sauvignon Blanc: Didier Dagenneau, Pouilly Fume Silex, Loire Valley, France
    Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre Les Romains, Loire Valley, France
    Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
    Domaine Gérard Boulay, Sancerre Chavignol, Loire Valley, France
    Dog Point Vineyard, Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  15. Best Recent Release: South American Red: Almaviva, Puente Alto, Chile
    Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina
    Sena, Aconcagua Valley, Chile
    Achaval Ferrer, Finca Altamira Malbec, San Carlos, Argentina
    Cheval des Andes, Terrazas de Los Andes, Mendoza, Argentina
  16. Hidden Treasure: Australia: Tyrrell's Wines, Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia
    Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia
    Stargazer, Chardonnay, Tasmania, Australia
    Thomas Wines, Hunter Valley, Australia
    Jauma, McLaren Vale, Australia
  17. Hidden Treasure: Bordeaux: Château Roc de Combe, Bordeaux, France
    Château Le Puy, Bordeaux, France
    Château Tertre Roteboeuf, Bordeaux, France
    Château Loudenne, Bordeaux, France
    Château Grand Village, Blanc, Bordeaux, France
  18. Hidden Treasure: Burgundy: Mark Haisma, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
    Domaine Moreau-Naudet, Chablis, Burgundy, France
    Domaine Mee Godard, Morgon Côte de Py, Beaujolais, France
    Bret Brothers, Saint-Veran Climat En Combe, Maconnais, France
    Domaine Didier Montchovet, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, Burgundy, France
  19. Hidden Treasure: Piedmont: G.D. Vajra, Petracine Langhe Riesling, Piedmont, Italy
    G.D. Vajra, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy
    Poderi Aldo Conterno, Conca Tre Pile Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    Cappellano, Piedmont, Italy
    Cavalier Lorenzo Accomasso, Piedmont, Italy
  20. Best Chinese Red: Ao Yun, Yunnan, China
    Silver Heights, Emma's Reserve, Ningxia, China
    Grace Vineyard, Tasya's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Shanxi, China
    Silver Heights, The Summit, Ningxia, China
    Helan Qing Xue, Jia Bei Lan Dry Red, Ningxia, China
  21. Best Organic/Natural Wine Of The Year: Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Cuvée Marcel Lapierre, Beaujolais, France
    Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon, Côte du Py, Beaujolais, France
    Foradori, Sgarzon Teroldego Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    Ochota Barrels, 186 Grenache, McLaren Vale, Australia
    Domaine Sébastien Riffault, Sancerre Auksinis, Loire, France
  22. Best Rosé In The World: Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia, Gran Reserva Rosado, Rioja DOCa, Spain
    Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rose, Provence, France
    Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel La Dame Rousse Rose, Rhône, France
    Château d'Esclans, Côtes de Provence Garrus Rose, France
    Domaines Ott, Château de Selle Côtes de Provence Cœur de Grain Rose, France
  23. Black Swan Of The Year (Most Thought Provoking Wine): Gravner, Anfora Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    Radikon, Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    Arnot-Roberts, Sonoma Coast Syrah, California, USA
    Luke Lambert, Syrah, Yarra Valley, Australia
    Château Pierre-Bise, Savennieres Roches aux Moines, Loire, France
  24. Best Friend Of The Earth (Most Environmentally-Conscious): Miguel Torres, Familia Torres, Spain
    Isabelle Legeron MW (Ms.), UK
    Lalou Bize-Leroy (Ms.), Domaine Leroy, France
    Jacques Néauport (Ms.), France
    Miguel Torres (Mr.), Familia Torres, Spain
  25. Best Young Winemaker Of The Year (Under 40): Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (Mr.), Bedrock Wine Co., USA
    Maxime Cheurlin (Mr.), Domaine Georges Noellat, France
    Amélie Berthaut (Ms.), Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet, France
    Fernando Mora MW (Mr.), Bodegas Frontonio, Spain
    Donovan Rall (Mr.), Rall Wines, South Africa
  26. Top Wine Influencer (Under 45): Pascaline Lepeltier MS (Ms.), Racines NY, USA
    Olivier Berroue (Mr.), Pétrus, France
    Erwan Faiveley (Mr.), Domaine Faiveley, France
    Madeline Puckette (Ms.), Wine Folly, USA
    Ronan Sayburn MS (Mr.), United Kingdom
  27. Unsung Hero: István Szepsy (Mr.), Szepsy, Hungary
    Eric Boissenot (Mr.), Château les Vimières, France
    Carlo Ferrini (Mr.), Podere Giodo, Italy
    Angiolino Maule (Mr.), VinNatur, Italy
    Maxence Dulou (Mr.), Ao Yun Vineyards, China

View the full list here.


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