Awards & Reviews

Reviews

Syrah Awards

2012 Reserve Syrah

Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Gold 6 Nations Wine Challenge

5 Stars Michael Cooper

2010 Reserve Syrah

Elite Gold and Trophy
Champion Syrah Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012

Gold 5 Nations Wine Awards

Gold Upper North Island Wine Awards

2008 Syrah & 2008 Reserve Syrah

In 2009, Passage Rock Wines has achieved ‘The’ Classic Status (Michael Cooper) by scoring 5 STARS with both the 2008 Syrah & 2008 Reserve Syrah

Gold & Trophy won for the 2008 Reserve Syrah  at the IWC 2010 in London.

2009 Air NZ Wine Awards Gold Medal for 2008 Reserve Syrah

Silver Medal 2008 Syrah

2007  Syrah

93/100 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

2009 TRI NATIONS CHALLANGE
DOUBLE GOLD FOR RESERVE SYRAH ’07

2006 Reserve Syrah

96 points 5 stars

“This wine is absolutely stunning it is so well balanced and harmonious and it just got better in the glass over time…”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

5 stars

“Two of our panelists gave this wine an incredible 19 points, big black and beautiful exclaimed one of the panelists”

WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting

93 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE November issue

2006 Syrah

5 stars
WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting
5 Stars 94 Points

“This is a lush plus wine. Decadently ripe fruit charachters with a generous amount of sweet oak. An incredibly attractive and immensley drinkable wine .”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

2005 Reserve Syrah

2006 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Gold medal

2006 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW, Bronze medal

2006 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS, Gold medal

2005 Syrah

2006 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW, Silver medal

2004 Syrah

2005 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS, Bronze medal

2005 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW , Bronze medal

2005 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

2003 Syrah

2004 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal
AIR NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE – TOP 10 Waiheke Wines

Cabernet Merlot Awards

2010 Reserve Cabernet Merlot

New Zealand international wine show 2011

“David Evans’ Passage Rock is a star among the Waiheke labels, with show stopping success. Decadence marks the Passage Rock Viognier 2010, while reserve and restrained richness is the hallmark of the Passage Rock ‘Reserve’ Cabernet 2008. While the Passage Rock Syrah 2009 delivered all the black fruits, pepper and spices you could ever need, the Passage Rock Reserve Syrah 2010 went another step up in richness and sweetness. The Passage Rock Reserve Syrah 2008 went up yet another step again in dimension and opulence. Sensational stuff.”

Raymond Chan

2005 Reserve Cabernet Merlot

5 Stars 93 Points

“A  well structured wine needing food to bring out its best already delicious but will develop magnificently”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

5 stars
WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting

2006 AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS, Bronze medal

Sisters Awards

2008 Sisters

2009 AIR NZ WINE AWARDS
SILVER MEDAL SISTERS 2008

2005 Sisters

85 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
88 points 4 stars

“This Bordeaux shows beautifully developed complex characters of dried fruits , leathergame and fragrant spicy oak”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

2004 Sisters

2005 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS, Silver medal
2005 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW , Bronze medal
2005 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

2003 Sisters

2004 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

Viognier Awards

2012 Viognier

Trophy Royal Easter Show 2013

2011 Viognier

Silver upper north island wine awards
Silver international wine awards 2012

2010 Viognier

Gold & Trophy awarded for the Viognier 2010  in Autralasian Winestate Magazine Awards 2011- Air NZ Pure Silver 2011

2004 Viognier

2004 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

AIR NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE – TOP 10 Waiheke Wines

Merlot Awards

2006 Reserve Merlot

89 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
90 points 4 1/2 stars

“A young hero showing plenty of enthusiasm and character, the luscious palate displays full impact of ripe fruits, fleshy texture and firm tannins”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

2004 Reserve Merlot

2005 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS, Bronze medal

2003 Reserve Merlot

2004 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

2002 Reserve Merlot

2003 AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS, Bronze medal
2003 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

Forte Awards

2004 Forte

5 stars 93 points

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

“A lovely perfumed nose, showing super-ripe plums and cherrys with toasty oak. The palate is packed with sweet dried fruit and a succulent texture with firm tannins providing excellent structure to the expansive mid palate”.

2005 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS, Bronze medal

2005 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW , Silver medal

2005 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

2002 Forte

2005 LIQUORLAND TOP 100, Bronze medal

Nelson Riesling Awards

2003 Reserve Nelson Riesling

2003 AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS, bronze medal