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Monday, May 14, 2012

Syrah Du Monde 2012 Results

Syrah du Monde 2012 results.

Ampuis Castle, Ampuis, France - 2nd to 4th May,2012.
The 6th edition of the Syrah du Monde international competition, which was held at Ampuis Castle, in Ampuis, France between the 2nd and 4th of May, 2012, has just come to an end. Syrah du Monde 2012 brought together 24 countries, making this competition one of the world's top events for Syrah/Shiraz wines.
Over the course of three days, international experts tasted 445 Syrah/Shiraz wines.

Syrah du Monde occupies a special place amongst international competitions thanks to its worldwide scope and its rigorous method. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 149 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

The Top Ten ranking has a strong international diversity. Five countries appear among the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines 2012. South Africa, Australia and France occupy the first three places with Chili and Portugal following. France obtained six Gold Medals.
A South African Shiraz has this year been classifid at the top of the top ten Shiraz wines.

There were 100 International expert judges.   24 countries have participated  fielding 445 wines  out of which 149 were awarded medals: 30 Gold, 119 Silver.

Official Awards and Results of the 2012 Top Ten Syrah/Shiraz International Wines. The Top Ten Gold Medallists out of thirty that made it to the Gold Medal, denoting the best of the very best Syrah/Shiraz varietal wines in the World.
South Africa  Hartenberg The  Stock Shiraz 2008. 
HHaartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2008
  Hartenberg Farm

Australia  Gatt Shiraz - Barossa Valley 2010.
Gatt Shiraz - Barossa Valley 2010
Gatt Wines

France  Luberon Grand Deffand 2009.
Luberon Grand Deffand 2009
Château la Verrerie

France  Cotes de Provence Habillage "noir et Or" 2006.
Côtes de Provence - Habillage "Noir et Or" 2006
Château La Tour de l'Évêque

Chile  El Olivar Alta Syrah 2009.
El Olivar Alta Syrah 2009
Viu Manent y Cia

France  Hermitage Cuvee Emilie 2010.
Hermitage Cuvée Emilie 2010
Desmeure / Domaine des Remizieres

France   Crozes-Hermitage Immanence 2009.
Crozes-Hermitage Immanence 2009
Cave des Clairmonts

Portugal   Alentejano-Homeenagem a Hans Christina Andersen 2009.
Alentejano - Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2009
Cortes de Cima

South Africa   Saronsberg Shiraz 2010.
Saronsberg Shiraz 2010
Saronsberg Cellar

France   Costieres de Nimes Les Marquises 2009.
Costières de Nîmes Les Marquises 2009

South Africa   Rust en Vrede Shiraz 2009
Rust en Vrede Shiraz 2009
Rust en Vrede

Australia  Anthropology Shiraz 2010.
Anthropology Shiraz 2010
Cumulus Wines

Chile    Tamaya Winemakers' Gran Riserva Syrah 2010.
Tamaya Winemaker's Gran Reserva Syrah 2010
Vina Casa Tamaya del Limari

France   Saint Joseph Esprit de Granit 2010.
Saint Joseph Esprit de Granit 2010
Cave de Tain l'Hermitage
* Some wines were considered to be equal thus the TOP 10 2012 includes 14 wines.