Citibank NSW Wine Awards 2012 and Top 40 Tasting

The Citibank NSW Wine Awards for 2012 were held this week followed by a public tasting of the Top 40 wines at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Citibank NSW Wine Awards
View from balcony of MCA

Citibank customers and guests enjoyed a private tasting session prior to the event opening to the public. Key wine experts led small groups around the room, providing tasting notes of various varietals including some of the trophy winners.

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Audrey Wilkinson 2006 Museum Reserve Semillon

The standout wine on taste was the Audrey Wilkinson 2006 Museum Reserve Semillon which won the Best Mature Dry White with its toasty vanilla and honeysuckle characterisitcs with some minerality. Other notable drops were the 2010 Grove Estate Nebbiolo from the Canberra districy and 2007 Hungerford Hill Epic Shiraz, the winner of the 2012 Citibank Wine of the Year.

Citibank NSW Wine Awards
2010 Grove Estate Nebbiolo

Citibank customers and guests enjoyed prime seating while sipping on award winning wines at the CIP area (Citibank Important Person) with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.

Citibank NSW Wine Awards
CIP Area

Citibank NSW Wine Awards
Tasting Room

The 2012 Citibank NSW Wine Awards Trophy Winners are:

Citibank Wine of the Year: Hungerford Hill 2007 Epic Shiraz (Hunter Valley)
Best Sparkling: Courabyra Wines 2001 “805” Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier (Tumbarumba)
Best Young Riesling: Nick O’Leary 2012 Riesling (Canberra District)
NSW Department of Primary Industries Best Young Semillon: Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard 2012 “The Ridge” Semillon
Best Young Dry White – Other Varieties: Berton Vineyards 2012 “Metal Label” Vermentino (Riverina)
Longfellows Insurance Best Young Chardonnay: Pepper Tree Wines 2011 “Venus Block” Reserve Chardonnay (Orange)
Best Mature Dry White: Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard 2006 Museum Reserve Semillon (Hunter Valley)
Wine Odyssey Best Young Pinot Noir: Tertini Wines 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir (Southern Highlands)
AMCOR Stelvin Best Young Shiraz: Tallavera Grove 2011 Shiraz (Hunter Valley)
Classic Oak Best Young Dry Red – Other Varieties: Skimstone 2011 Barbera (Mudgee)
CCL Labels Best Mature Dry Red: Hungerford Hill 2007 Epic Shiraz (Hunter Valley)
Best Sweet White: De Bortoli 2008 Deen De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon (Riverina)

Citibank NSW Wine Awards
Harbourside Room

The Citibank NSW Wine Awards 2012 Tasting was held on Thursday 25 October 2012 at the Harbourside Room of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gourmantic attended the tasting event as media guests.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.