2013 Results Book

Year in Review

This is our eleventh annual wine competition. We started in 2003 as the Tri-Nations Wine Challenge then changing to the Five Nations Wine Challenge with the addition of Chile and Argentina and to the Six Nations Wine Challenge this year as we welcomed the United States of America.

The competition celebrates both uniformity, with the common language of wine assessment shared by our six judges, and diversity as we compare and contrast wines from many regions and grape varieties.

Bob Campbell MW
New Zealand
2013 Chairman

Nation of Show:

Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Kusuda Syrah 2010

Red Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

White Wine of Show:
Australia – Pressing Matters Riesling, 2012

Wine of Show
Kusuda Syrah 2010
Hiroyuki Kusuda; Martinborough NZ

A very strong and diverse class showing varying styles from various climates and soils. Many wines display harder tannins than are warranted by their fruit components. The trophy wine shows superb violet, black cherry and earthy clove elements.