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The wines of the Masters of Wine Examination
12 June 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine has just published the list of the wines included in the MW exam that ended last Friday.

Over 150 students sat the Theory and Practical Exams from 6 June to 9 June 2017 in London, San Francisco and Sydney. Over the four days, students have three 12 - wine blind tasting Practical papers and five Theory papers on the subjects of Viticulture; Vinification and Pre-bottling Procedures; Handling of Wines; The Business of Wine; Contemporary Issues.

The list includes some flashy wines like Montrose 1996 and Silver Oak but also an orange/skin contact wine from Cullen. You can read the wines below:

Paper 1

1. Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Vincent & Sébastien Chéreau. 2015. Loire, France (12%) 

2. Savennières, Château d’Epiré. 2014. Loire, France (13.5%) 

3. Pouilly Fumé, Les Griottes, Jean-Pierre Bailly. 2015. Loire, France (12.5%) 

4. Pinot Gris, Charles Schleret. 2007. Alsace, France (14%) 

5. Pinot Gris, Neudorf. 2015. Nelson, New Zealand (14%) 

6. Soave Classico, Inama. 2016. Veneto, Italy (12%) 

7. Roero Arneis, Cornarea. 2016. Piemonte, Italy (13.5%) 

8. Muscat Réserve, Trimbach. 2014. Alsace, France (12.5%) 

9. Albariño, Pazo de Villarei. 2015. Rias Baixas, Spain (12.5%) 

10. Condrieu, Coteau de Vernon, Georges Vernay. 2014. Rhône, France (14%) 

11. Meursault, 1er Cru Les Charmes Dessus, Château de Meursault. 2013. Burgundy, France (13.5%) 

12. Chablis, Vielles Vignes de Sainte Claire, Jean Marc Brocard. 2014. Burgundy, France (12.5%)

Paper 2

1. Château Montrose. 1996. St Estèphe, Bordeaux, France (12.5%)

2. Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz, Oxford Landing. 2014. South Australia, Australia (13.5%)

3. Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak. 2012. Alexander Valley, California, USA (14.2%)

4. Rubicon, Meerlust. 2013. Stellenbosch, South Africa (14%)

5. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, La Piuma. 2015. Abruzzo, Italy (13%)

6. Chianti Classico Riserva, ‘Rancia’, Felsina Berardenga. 2012. Tuscany, Italy (14.5%)

7. Barolo, Pio Cesare. 2012. Piemonte, Italy (14%)

8. Etna Rosso, Archineri, Pietradolce. 2014. Sicily, Italy (15%)

9. Chinon, Domaine de la Semellerie. 2014. Loire, France (12.5%)

10. Spätburgunder, Martin Wassmer. 2014. Baden, Germany (13.5%)

11. Pinotage, Kaapzicht. 2013. Stellenbosch, South Africa (14.5%)

12. Lagrein, Castel Turmhof, Tiefenbrunner. 2014. Südtirol / Alto Adige, Italy (13%)

Paper 3

1. White Zinfandel, Sutter Home. N.V. California, USA (9.5%)

2. Billette Rosé, Pradel. 2015. Provence, France (13%)

3. Pelorus Rosé, Cloudy Bay. N.V. Marlborough, New Zealand (12.5%)

4. ‘Amber’, Cullen. 2014. Margaret River, WA, Australia (15%)

5. Riesling, Giesen. 2015. New Zealand (10%)

6. Gewürztraminer, Late Harvest, Husch Estate. 2014. Anderson Valley, California, USA (11%)

7. Cuvée Juveniles, Torbreck. 2014. Barossa Valley, Australia (14.5%)

8. Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret. 2013. Rhône Valley, France (14%)

9. Côte de Nuits Villages, Vielles Vignes, Domaine David Clark. 2012. Burgundy, France (13%)

10. Nuits St Georges, 1er Cru Clos des Argillières, Domaine Rion. 2011. Burgundy, France (13%)

11. Palo Cortado, Viejo CP, Valdespino. N.V. Jerez, Spain (20%)

12. Maury ‘Grande Reserve’, Domaine Pouderoux. N.V. Roussillon, France (15.5%)

The full set of questions both for the practical and theory part can be found here

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