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Robert Parker Wine Advocate Reviewers' Choice: The 50 Best New Releases from 2015

25 January 16

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Reviewers' Choice: The 50 Best New Releases from 2015

1/5/2016

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year! Kicking-off 2016, the review team at Robert Parker Wine Advocate thought it would be fun to create a round-up list of our top wine picks from last year. Selected from the 30,000+ tasting notes published by our reviewers during the year, these were the most exciting new wine releases from 2015, based on absolute Quality, Singularity and Hedonistic / Intellectual appeal. In no particular order, these wines all represent the pinnacles of greatness while spanning a broad range of countries, regions, grapes and styles. Happy hunting!

Best wishes,

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Editor-in-Chief

A PDF version of this Robert Parker Wine Advocate Best 50 of 2015 List is available to download here.

Whites
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
2011 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
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
2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera, Piedmont, Italy
2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, Tuscany, Italy
2010 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie, Tuscany, Italy
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