2009 “La Reserve” PINOT NOIR

Silver Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012

Golden Mile Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Gold Medal Awards and Accolades2011 “Golden Mile” Sauvignon Blanc

Gold Medal . International Wine Challenge 2012 . Bordeaux ( France)

2010 “La Reserve” Viognier

Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2011

2009 “Legend” PINOT NOIR

4 Stars86/100 “Strong plum with a suggestion of aromatic herbs and a seasoning of classy oak. Firm tannins help promote a drying finish and suggest potential longevity. A stylish and quite complex Pinot Noir.” Bob Campbell MW on www.bobswinereviews.com

2010 “La Reserve” SAUVIGNON BLANC

4 Stars 86/100 “Rich and creamy Sauvignon Blanc that makes up for in complexity what it lacks in fruit focus. capsicum and gooseberry flavours with a seasoing of nutty yeast character and the merest hint of toasty oak. An impressive and quite weighty texture with a lingering finish.”

Bob Campbell MW on www.bobswinereviews.com

2008 “La Reserve” PINOT NOIR

Silver Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011

2008 “La Reserve” CHARDONNAY

4 Stars85/100 “Fine, focused wine with citrus/lemon/grapefruit flavours leading the charge and subtle oak and nutty yeast lees characters bringing up the rear. Crisp and lively wine in a flinty burgundian style. smooth-textured without any suggestion of oak or fruit tannins. Serious Chardonnay with celling potential.” Bob Campbell MW on www.bobswinereviews.com

2010 “Golden Mile” SAUVIGNON BLANC

Silver Medal Sauvignon Concours Mondial, France, 2011

Silver Medal Boutique Wine Awards, Australia, 2011

Best in Class Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011:

Flinty minerality and secondary fruity aromas, light vegetal tones and a suggestion of ripe melon. Rather complex and well integrated. In the mouth there is noticeable sweetness, apricots and melon, refreshing bite of acidity and fullness, whilst remaining very crisp and closing with tangy, lingering aftertaste. Very composed and distinctive.”

88 Points – 4 stars – Wine Orbit (Sam Kim):

A full-flavoured and beautifully framed Sauvignon showing lifted aromas of lime zest, flint and capsicum. The palate is engaging and concentrated with excellent mid palate weight, bright acidity and an expansive finish. A well expressed Sauvignon with a rich mouthfeel and savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2013.”

2010 Summer Folly ROSÉ

Best Value Rose – WineNZ Magazine, Summer 2010:

$16 is well-spent on this charming yet appealingly priced rosé wine. Showing pale rosé tones, Georges Michel Summer Folly Pinot Noir Rosé 2010 is nice and peppery on the nose. The palate is dry and displays good, clean, raspberry, strawberry, cherry and soft-fruit characters. The mid-palate is rounded and pretty-well concentrated, all balanced by some nice, lifted acidity on the finish.”

A fuller-bodied style rose displaying red plum, spice and floral characters on the nose. The palate is richly flavoured with an expansive mouthfeel and crisp acidity leading to a lingering dry finish. This wine shows a touch of savoury complexity, making it a great food partner.” Sam Kim, Food & Beverage March 2011 + 85 points and 4 stars Wine Orbit, Issue 15

2009 “Golden Mile” SAUVIGNON BLANC

Bronze Medal International Aromatic Wine Competition, NZ, 2010

Silver Medal Sauvignon Concours Mondial, France, 2010

Bronze Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2010

Best in Class Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010:

Watery pale lemon green colour. Great lift of red pepper and crushed leaf aromas with a touch of pepper. The mouth entry is crisp, zesty and lively and is a really refreshing and exuberant sample of very good Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

89 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate Oct 2010:

Georges Michel’s 2009 Golden Mile Sauvignon Blanc gives intense passion fruit, guava, white peach and nashi aromas with just a suggestion of fresh herbs. Crisp, medium bodied with good concentration and plenty of herbal and stone fruit flavors in the mouth, there’s just a suggestion of sweetness on the tip of the tongue, though this is a dry style. The finish is long and effortlessly refreshing. Drink it now through 2012.”

2009 “La Reserve” VIOGNIER

4 Stars Winestate Magazine 2010

Bronze Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010

Bronze Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2010

Bronze Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010

4 Stars90/100 “An attractive creamy-textured Condrieu-style Viognier with citrus, apricot kernel and a suggestion of honeysuckle plus a seasoning of nutty oak.” Bob Campbell MW on www.bobswinereviews.com

91 Points – 4.5 stars – Wine Orbit, Sam Kim:

The wine shows classic aromas of apricot, floral and subtle spice notes. It’s weighty and well fruited on the palate with silky texture and generous mouthfeel leading to a expansive, warm finish. At its best: now to 2013.”

The bouquet is classic viognier showing apricot, floral and subtle spice notes. It’s weighty and well fruited on the palate, with a silky texture and generous mouthfeel leading to an expansive finish. The wine shows excellent richness you’d expect from viognier with lovely freshness.” Sam Kim, Food & Beverage, April 2011.

2009 “La Reserve” SAUVIGNON BLANC

Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2010

3 & ½ Stars Winestate Magazine 2010

Bronze Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010

87 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate Oct 2010

2008 “La Reserve” SYRAH

3 & ½ Stars Winestate Magazine 2010

Smoothly textured, carrying the syrah fruit and its flavours very well. Aromatic, a good clean statement with life and personality working well immediately after two years with no hurry attached. With a New Zealand-trained winemaker, Georges Michel is emerging as a strong force and no better way to show this than a Marlborough syrah in the right year.’ Peter Saunders, Hospitality July 2010

88 Points – 4 stars – Wine Orbit :

There is an increasing number of excellent Syrahs from Marlborough. This is elegantly fruited showing red cherry, plum and subtle spice characters with a touch of game. The palate is medium-bodied and juicy with smooth texture and fine-grained tannins. A lovely balanced Syrah with a refreshing mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2014.” Sam Kim

2007 “Legend” PINOT NOIR

Best in Class Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition, London, 2009

4 Stars (85/100)Rich, ripe wine in a moderately concentrated style. Red cherry, floral, spice and nutty oak characters. Supple. smooth-textured red in an appealing and slightly edgy style. This is the best Pinot Noir from this producer I can recall tasting” Bob Campbell MW

2008 “Golden Mile” PINOT NOIR

Silver Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010

87 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate Oct 2010

2008 “Golden Mile” SAUVIGNON BLANC

Silver Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009

 

This is a very particular style of sauvignon with a savoury earth like bouquet followed by mature Marlborough fruit flavours and subtle wisps of grass and herbs.  The palate is dry and reflects the initial bouquet with well-balanced acidity and moderate finish.  A food wine to enjoy with savoury amuse bouche or bold, crisp gazapacho.” Cameron Douglas MS, Hospitality Jan 09