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• HAL BIBBY Starting in the wine trade in 1980, Hal
has worked in wine retailing and is now involved in
marketing for Higher Plane and Juniper Estate.
• LARA BRAY Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial 2008.
Proprietor and winemaker at Aldersyde Estate, and
regular taster for Peter Forrestal’s Quaff.
• PAUL CARRUTHERS Started selling wine for
Lionel Samson and Son. After a decade in wine
distribution, he was recently appointed as brand
manager for Forest Hill Vineyard.
• SARAH CECCHI Winner of the student category
of the Vin de Champagne award in 2006 as well as
Working with Wine in 2008. Currently working a s an
area manager for Negociants Australia.
• ALAN DINEEN Graduated from prestigious
Roseworthy College in 1991 and completed
the Advanced Wine Assessment course at the
Australian Wine Research Institute in 1993.
• ARCH KOSOVICH The chief winemaker at
Kosovich Wines for the past eight years has been
a national show judge for 10 years and is on the
Perth Royal Wine Show committee.
• MARTIN COOPER Formerly with McWilliams and
now at Xabregas, this member of the inaugural
Len Evans tutorial has a decade of winemaking
and judging experience with a multitude of
judging roles, both in Australia and abroad.
• CRAIG DRUMMOND, MW Making his welcome
addition to the Scoop tasting panel, Western
Australia’s sole Master of Wine (MW) is actively
involved in all facets of wine including education,
writing and production having previously owned a
vineyard in the state’s South West.
• JOHN GRIFFITHS John is living his dream,
making his own wines at his Swan Valley vineyard
and winery he established in 1997. This former
Houghton’s winemaker has 27 vintages behind him
and is one of WA’s most experienced winemakers.
• DIGBY LEDDIN Since taking over winemaker
role at Lamont’s in 2002, has led the winery to
three Most Successful Producer awards and the JS
Gladstones trophy. Has judged at Mount Barker,
Perth Royal and Swan Valley wine shows.
• DI MILLER After seven years as a vet, Di pursued
her passion for wine at Adelaide University.
Following vintages in Oregon and Margaret River,
worked in Porongorup for six years before joining
Bellarmine in Pemberton. Has been judging wine
shows since 2003 and is an MW candidate.
• RYAN SUDANO After playing a prominent role in
putting Chittering’s Western Range Wines on the
map, Ryan has moved to new Swan Valley winery
Mandoon Estate, his focus firmly on producing
premium wine using regional fruit.
• MAX VEENHUYZEN In addition to writing about
West Australian wine, Max also writes extensively
about the state’s food scene for The West
Australian and Australian Gourmet Traveller in his
role as the magazine’s WA editor.
Scoop thanks all the judges for their time.
1 Wills Domain CR Chardonnay 2009, $45
2 Windance Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2010, $20
3 Flametree Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2009, $28
4 Zarephath Riesling 2008, $25
= 5 Lamont’s Swan Valley Verdelho 2010, $20
Juniper Crossing Tempranillo 2009, $21
7 Wills Domain Semillon 2007, $25
TOP OF THE TASTING
# tasted Gold Silver Bronze # tasted G
BlackwoodValley0000 1310 3
How the wine regions compare:
Total (Past 12 months)
Wines were grouped according
to variety and tasted blind with
judges unaware of the wines
that had been submitted. Wines
were evaluated under show
conditions and panel members
scored each wine out of 20
before discussing their findings.
Wines scoring 15.5 - 16.9 are
awarded a bronze medal;
17 - 18.4 silver and 18.5 - 20
gold. In the event of significant
dissent, the panel leader’s
evaluation held sway.
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