Not all of the wine shows organised in various parts of Asia come up with convincing results. But the involvement of Decanter Magazine, and Steven Spurrier, as co-chair of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014 is an important show in this rapidly evolving market, Hong Kong to the fore. - JH
Brookland Valley and Leasingham collect trophies at Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
Brookland Valley and Leasingham wines have both won International Trophies at this year’s Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA), with the Chardonnay International Trophy awarded to the 2012 Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay and the Dry Riesling International Trophy to the 2009 Leasingham Classic Clare Riesling.
The stellar results for Brookland Valley build on the success of the 2013 awards showing, where the 2012 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay won gold and the Australian Chardonnay Regional Trophy.
Paul Lapsley, Chief Winemaker, is pleased with the results at this year’s awards as they highlight the momentum and further strengthens the positioning of these premium wine brands in the Asian market.
“It’s really positive to see such strong recognition coming from a region that’s an important pillar of our global strategy, as the demand for premium wine continues to grow. We’re proud to be able to share these results with our global team,” Lapsley said.
The wider results at the DAWA 2014 are a testament to the winemaking and viticulture team under Paul Lapsley with the 2010 Eileen Hardy Shiraz, 2013 Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay and 2013 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay all taking home gold medals.
More than 2,500 wines from around the world were entered into this year’s DAWA, now in its third year and Asia’s largest wine competition, and were judged by a collective of Asia's most prominent wine industry leaders.
Judging took place in Hong Kong on 16 -19 September 2014, with over 40 top wine experts from across Asia included on the judging panel. Wines were presented in flights of about 12 and were categorised according to region and sub-region of production, grape varietal, style, colour and vintage.
"The Decanter Asia Wine Awards is here to recognise and award quality. I think this is what makes the DAWA the most trusted wine competition in Asia," Steven Spurrier, Co-Chair, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, said.
The full list of trophy and gold medal winners is below:
2012 Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay (out of stock)
Chardonnay International Trophy & Gold Medal
2009 Leasingham Classic Clare Riesling (available October 2015) – RRP: $50.00)
Dry Riesling International Trophy & Gold Medal
2013 Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay (current – RRP: $47.99)
2013 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay (current – RRP: $74.99)
2010 Eileen Hardy Shiraz (current – RRP: $124.99)
The complete record of results for the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014 can be found on DecanterChina.com (www.decanterchina.com), Decanter’s bilingual Simplified Chinese and English website containing bespoke content for the growing audience of wine lovers in China.