100 Top New Release Wines (June/July 2014)

Gourmet Traveller WINE recommends the 100 Top New Release Wines from Australia and New Zealand for the months of June and July.

Australian Reds

96 2011 Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River
96 2012 Grosset Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills,
95 2013 Del Rios Pinot Noir, Geelong,
95 2012 Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir, Tasmania,
95 2011 Meerea Park Terracotta Individual Vineyard Syrah, Hunter Valley,
95 2011 Voyager Estate Shiraz, Margaret River
94 2012 Devil’s Corner Mt Amos Pinot Noir, Tasmania
94 2012 Eldridge Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula
94 2013 Singlefile Lindesay’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Denmark
94 2011 Watershed Senses Shiraz, Margaret River,
93 2012 Blue Pyrenees Richardson Shiraz, Pyrenees
93 2012 Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley
93 2010 The Bridge Shuran’s Lane Shiraz Malbec, Heathcote
93 2010 Two Hands Ares Shiraz, Barossa Valley
93 2012 Angove Cross Stitch Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale & Coonawarra
92 2012 Eldridge Estate Single Clone MV6 Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula
92 2010 Lethbridge Indra Shiraz, Geelong
92 2012 Plantagenet Shiraz, Mount Barker
92 2013 Seville Estate Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley
92 2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz, Adelaide Hills,
92 2012 TarraWarra Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley
91 2012 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir, Tasmania
91 2013 BK Wines Noveau Lobethal Syrah, Adelaide Hills
91 2012 Crittenden Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula
91 2009 Morambro Creek The Bryson Barrel Select Shiraz, Padthaway
91 2010 Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz, Barossa
90 2013 Bloodwood Pinot Noir, Orange,
90 2012 Moppity Reserve Shiraz, Hilltops
90 2012 Scott Lo Zingaro Shiraz Sangiovese Aglianico Lagrein, Adelaide Hills
90 2012 Shadowfax Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges

New Zealand Reds

97 2012 Akarua Siren Pinot Noir Central Otago
97 2012 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Central Otago
96 2012 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough
96 2010 Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkes Bay
96 2012 Terra Sancta Shingle Beach Pinot Noir Central Otago
95 2011 Hawkshead First Vines Pinot Noir Central Otago
95 2010 Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir Central Otago,
94 2012 Hawkshead Pinot Noir Central Otago
91 2012 Aurum Pinot Noir Central Otago
91 2012 Trinity Hill The Gimblett Hawkes Bay
90 2013 Akarua Rua Pinot Noir Central Otago
90 2012 Misha’s Vineyard Impromptu Pinot Noir Central Otago
90 2011 Weaver Estate Pinot Noir Central Otago
89 2012 Soho Revolver, Waiheke Island

Australian Whites

95 2013 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling, Frankland River
94 2012 Bay of Fires Pinot Gris, Tasmania
94 2012 Del Rios Chardonnay, Geelong
94 2013 Tertini Arneis, Southern Highlands
93 2012 Crawford River Young Vines Riesling, Henty,
93 2013 Erin Eyes Riesling, Clare Valley
93 2012 Rutherglen Estates Renaissance Viognier Roussanne Marsanne, Victoria
92 2012 Ben Haines Warramunda Encore Marsanne, Yarra Valley
92 2011 Del Rios Marsanne, Geelong
92 2013 Patrick Wines Riesling, Coonawarra
92 2013 Purple Hen Phillip Island Viognier, Gippsland
92 2012 Swinney Ingenue Riesling, Frankland River
92 2013 Swinney Ingenue Tirra Lirra Riesling Gewürztraminer Pinot Gris, Great Southern
92 2013 Word of Mouth 1K High Riesling, Orange
91 2013 Curly Flat Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges,
91 2013 Mount Majura Vineyard Riesling, Canberra District
91 2013 Penna Lane Skilly Valley Riesling, Clare Valley
90 2013 Apogee Alto Single Vineyard Pinot Gris, Tasmania
90 2013 Brian Barry Jud’s Hill Riesling, Clare Valley
90 2012 Crittenden Estate Oggi Friulano Savagnin Arneis, Mornington Peninsula
90 2011 Flowstone Gewürztraminer, Margaret River
90 2013 Shelmerdine Merindoc Viognier, Heathcote
89 2012 Lino Ramble Ludo Roussanne Marsanne Viognier, McLaren Vale, A$20

New Zealand Whites

98 2012 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay Nelson
96 2012 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay Marlborough
96 2013 Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
96 2011 The Fuder Single Vineyard Selection: Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
95 2013 Auburn Northburn Riesling Central Otago,
95 2013 Auburn Pisa Riesling Central Otago
95 2013 Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling Central Otago
95 2013 Misha’s Vineyard The Gallery Gewürztraminer Central Otago
95 2012 Neudorf Nelson Chardonnay Nelson,
95 2013 Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
95 2013 Woollaston Mahana Riesling Nelson
95 2013 Misha’s Vineyard Dress Circle Pinot Gris Central Otago
92 2011 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Chardonnay Marlborough
92 2013 Misha’s Vineyard The Starlet Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago
92 2012 Spy Valley Envoy Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
92 2013 Zephyr Gewürztraminer Marlborough
91 2012 Ceres Composition Pinot Gris Central Otago
89 2012 Akarua Chardonnay Central Otago
89 2013 Bush Hawk Bell’s Block Fiano Hawke's Bay
89 2012 Domaine Rewa Chardonnay Central Otago
89 2013 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
89 2012 Soho Carter Chardonnay Waiheke Island
89 2012 Summerhouse Chardonnay Marlborough
88 2013 Gunn Estate Reserve Pinot Gris Marlborough
88 2012 Trinity Hill Gimblet Gravels Viognier Hawke's Bay

Australian Sparkling

91 2010 Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee Chardonnay, Pyrenees
91 2009 Gembrook Hill Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
91 2009 Howard Park Jete Grand Vintage Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Great Southern
91 NV Howard Park Jete Rose Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Mount Barker
90 2008 Mount Majura The Silurian Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Canberra District
90 2010 The Wine Society Directors’ Selection Grande Cuvee, King Valley
89 2010 Blue Pyrenees Vintage Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier, Pyrenees

New Zealand Sweet Wine

96 2011 Terra Sancta Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, Central Otago