The number of Swiss wines rated above 90 points by Robert Parker’s magazine in its second report on Switzerland came in as a nice surprise to open a promising 2017 year for Swiss wines. The iconic Marie-Thérèse Chappaz or Martin Donatsch, the Estate Jean-René Germanier and a few more have all received between 93 and 97 Parker points. A real first for Switzerland since Parker acknowledged this wine country with a production the size of Alsace and a wine producing history going back to the Romans.
In its December 30, 2016 edition, distributed these days, the magazine Wine Advocate by Robert Parker published a second major report on Switzerland. Stephan Reinhardt has tasted a selection of about 200 wines "that have emerged on the occasion of various journeys in the country – a non exhaustive list", as he explains in his introduction. Among these 200 wines Reinhardt has retained 153, which were rated in the 228th issue of the magazine. Among these wines not less than 90 received more than 90 points - which is to date the best result obtained by Swiss wines in this publication.
The wines come from all six Swiss wine regions. The most noted cellars by Reinhardt are Marie-Thérèse Chappaz, Jean-René Germanier and Christian Zündel.
The 17 wines produced by the Estate with more than 90 Parker points
94 Points Cayas 2013, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
94 Points Cayas 2005, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
94 Points Cayas 1999, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
93 Points Mitis 2011, Amigne de Vétroz Réserve, Jean-René Germanier
92 Points Cayas 2014, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
92 Points Cayas 2006, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
92 Points Cayas 2003, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
92 Points Cornalin Champmarais 2009, Jean-René Germanier
91+ Points Lapon 2013, Pinot Noir de Venthône Réserve, Jean-René Germanier
91+ Points Mitis 2013, Amigne de Vétroz Réserve, Jean-René Germanier
91 Points Cornalin Champmarais 2006, Jean-René Germanier
91 Points Cayas 2011, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
91 Points Cayas 2009, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
90+ Points Cayas 2010, Syrah du Valais, Jean-René Germanier
90 Points Cornalin Réserve 2011, Jean-René Germanier
90 Points Cornalin Champmarais 2011, Jean-René Germanier
90 Points Heida de Vex Clos de la Couta 2014, Jean-René Germanier