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The list of the “50 best new releases”  of 2015 by Rober Parker/Wine Advocate is public!

Here is the full list where I have higlighted the italian ones and added some brief notes, enjoy!


  • White wines

2013 Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge, Napa, California, USA

2013 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside, Russian River, California, USA

2013 Fontaine Gagnard Batard Montrachet Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

2013 Domaine Raveneau Grand Cru Valmur, Chablis, France

2014 Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay, New Zealand

2012 Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

2014 Morlet Family Vineyards La Proportion Doree, Sonoma, California, USA

2013 Schäfer-Fröhlich Stromberg Riesling GG, Nahe, Germany

2013 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese *** (Golden Capsule), Mosel, Germany

2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Tradition, Austria

2012 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain, Alsace, France

2014 Sheldrake Point Winery Riesling Ice Wine, Finger Lakes, New York, USA

2007 Domaine Macle Château Chalon, Jura, France

2014 Domaine Huet Vouvray le Mont Sec, Loire, France

2014 Sadie Family Mev Kirsten Old Vine Series Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014 M. Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc, Hermitage, France

2013 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Bianco Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy: Ornellaia brand is not only the famous Supertuscan red (blend made with international grapes in Bolgheri area); it demonstrates to be well represented by its white too…

ca del bosco2011 Domaine Sigalas Nychteri, Santorini, Greece

NV Equipo Navazos La Bota de Amontillado Bota A.R. 49, Jerez, Spain

2006 Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Brut Riserva, Lombardy, Italy: easy to believe that only 2 sparkling wines are included in this list and this is the only italian one. A fine sparkling wine from the notorious Franciacorta area, north east of Italy I had already reviewed

NV Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Brut Les Crayères (disgorged Nov 2012), Champagne, France


  • Reds

2012 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Vineyard, Napa, California, USA

2012 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder, Napa, California, USA

2012 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine, Napa, California, USA

2012 Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

2012 Château La Violette, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

2012 Betz Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon le Parrain, Washington, USA

2013 Viña Seña, Aconcagua, Chile

2013 Per Se La Craie, Mendoza, Argentina

2013 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Finca Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina

2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

2013 Domaine Duroché Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

2012 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Original Vines Reserve, Oregon, USA

2013 Richard Rottiers Moulin a Vent Climat Champ de Cour, Beaujolais, France

2007 Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero, Piedmont, Italy: what a great signature for the italian wine world, a classical and special version of Barolo at once! To not be missed!

2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera, Piedmont, Italy: easy to believe that Barolo wines gain more and more success all over the world even over the Tuscan wine or, for example, Amarone. Such a name is a must

2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, Tuscany, Italy: another classical brand which often gets to the top list, weel done!

2010 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie, Tuscany, Italy: Tuscany deserves its space in each list and Brunello di Montalcino perfectly represents its value. A label to be tasted soon.

2012 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog, Washington, USA

2014 Lismore Estate Syrah, Western Cape, South Africa

2013 l’Aventure Winery Estate Cuvee, Paso Robles, California, USA

2013 Château Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin, Châteauneuf du Pape, France

2011 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne, North Rhone, France

2013 Domaine Anne Gros Minervois les Carretals, Languedoc, France

2010 Henschke Hill of Grace, Eden Valley, Australia

2012 Jim Barry The Armagh, Clare Valley, Australia

2012 Clarendon Hills Astralis, McLaren Vale, Australia

2013 Álvaro Palacios L’Ermita, Priorat, Spain

2012 Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain

2012 Dona Maria Alicante Bouschet Jb, Alentejano, Portugal