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Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Best in Show and Platinum Award Winners

A selection of wines that got the highest possible awards in this widely lauded competition. Available by the bottle or at a special case price.

Bodegas Peique 'Ramon Valle' Mencia 2018

Spain

"The astonishing slates and granites of Bierzo, and the region's unique position both exposed to yet protected from the Atlantic, makes for some sensationally exciting wines based on the Mencia variety (the same as Dão's Jaen). Our judges loved the brooding aromatic asperities of this jet-black wine, and its plunging wild-plum-and-mountain-herb flavours, improbably allied to a texture of pure velvet. Few wines, too, in our Best In Show selection this year have a longer finish than this eerie, haunting beauty." 97pts Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £14.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £82.00 (£13.67 per bottle)

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Château Sainte Marguerite Cru Classé Côtes de Provence Rosé 'Symphonie' 2019

France

Our second Best-In-Show rosé is a beguiling classic from Provence. We're all now familiar with the pale colours of this ever-more-fashionable wine style, and this wine's visual seduction is cunningly pitched mid-way between the palest of salmon hues and a tentative petal pink. The quiet strawberry warmth of Grenache is evident on the nose, while the plushness of Cinsault takes the lead on the palate; low acidity and some subtle richness from lees brings creaminess, wealth and almost limitless drinkability. There's the sinew of vinosity on the finish to give the wine an inner structure too, though. And before you know it, the bottle is empty." 97 pts Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £23.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £130.00 (£21.67 per bottle)

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Ktima Biblia Chora 'Ovilos' Semillon-Assyrtiko 2019

Greece

" Expressive beeswax, lemon rind and lemon blossom bouquet. Complex and concentrated on the palate: a medley of citrus fruits, tropical mango and kumquat. This wine has a lovely waxy texture and a very long finish. Will get even better, too." 97pts Platinum Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

A stunning Greek white, it's an oak-aged blend of Semillon and Assyrtiko from the Pangeon region. A lovely aromatic nose of lanolin, honey, spice, nuts and ripe lemon; honeyed and textured with nutty oak and spice, and fresh citrus throughout. Almost smokey on the long finish, a seriously good wine and one to surprise your guests with!

Retail price £29.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £166.00 (£27.67 per bottle)

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Pewsey Vale 'The Contours' Riesling 2013

Australia

Beautifully fresh with toasty bottle-age complexity over a lime, citrus and green apple profile. Floral and aromatic, with a whiff of kerosene, a white truffle character and a glorious, generous palate of lemons and stony minerality which lead to a dry, fresh finish.
"Sleek with bright lemon curd, smoky flint and opulent lime marmalade on the nose, while the elegantly textured palate is graced with pithy lime zest, wet stone and zippy citrus fruit." 97 pts Platinum Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £26.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £148.00 (£24.67 per bottle)

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Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Rare Brut Millesime 2006

France

"With fourteen years' ageing under its belt, this Champagne has had time to gather and marshal all its resources - which it does with great style and assurance. It's a pale, glowing lemon yellow, with a fine mousse and ample wealth of billowing vanilla, cream and plump hazels. The palate has dramatic intensity and drive, delivering a wealth of chalky lemon; its athleticism and vigour almost come as a surprise after that floating veil of seductive scent. A fresh, mouth-cleansing finish completes the appeal of this skilful, sagely judged blend from a hugely likeable vintage." 98 pts Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Daniel Thibault Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine 2019
Champagne Trophy IWC 2019

Retail price £185.00 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 3 Case Price: £499.00 (£166.33 per bottle)

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Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Rare Rosé Brut Millesime 2008

France

Don't hurry over this. Rosé Champagne is often regarded as a charm incarnate, well-rounded, as pretty on the palate as it is to the eye. This pale salmon rosé is certainly appealing to look at, as its mousse is steady as you like; but it's when you take time to engage with its bready, quietly fragrant scents and the shaping, architectural breadth of its flavours that you'll discover the quality of this very gastronomic, vinous and rewardingly understated wine. The edge and cut of the vintage plays a key role in shaping and structuring the slow, teasing roll of its pomelo and tangerine-peel fruits. A pink Champagne for fine-wine lovers." 97 pts Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £285.00 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 3 Case Price: £799.00 (£266.33 per bottle)

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Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2018

South Africa

"The fourth Chardonnay in what we feel was a Best-In-Show quartet which perfectly illustrates the astonishing stylistic range of this variety is certainly the most generous and opulent: a white wine which welcomes you with open arms and a warm heart. Is it, therefore, just a little obvious? Not at all. The aromas, in fact, are relatively restrained though they express the warmth of Stellenbosch: fresh lemon cream and a hint of ground hazels. The palate is full-flavoured, with soft and undulating contours yet fresh, tempered acidity; there is a teasingly sweet-edged nuttiness in the finish. Of the quartet, this is the Chardonnay which could most easily be drunk on its own, yet it has all the delicacy and amenability which lighter foods beg for." 97 pts Platinum Best In Show Decanter World Wine Awards

Retail price - Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £172.00 (£28.67 per bottle)

San Silvestro 'Patres' Barolo 2016

Italy

"Ripe and opulent cherry nose. Rich and rounded, with impressive depth of fruit and power. This has broad shoulders but without excessive extraction or blowsiness; hard to fault. Who wouldn't reel with pleasure when drinking this? You just want more." 97pts Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £25.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £144.00 (£24.00 per bottle)

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Teliani Valley 'Unfiltered' Saperavi Georgia 2019

"This has very primary, spicy black cherry/mulberry aromatics. The palate has grainy tannins, nice freshness, subtle oak and juicy, very ripe fruit. Consider laying this youthful wine down as a test of fortitude and patience." 97pts Platinum Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £18.29 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £101.00 (£16.83 per bottle)

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Yealands Single Block 'L5' Sauvignon Blanc 2019

New Zealand

Are you ready for this? Raw, savage, primitive, primeval and confronting: these aren't, perhaps, the adjectives we most readily associate with the always-accomplished wines of New Zealand, but the full-frontal assault of vegetative and green-fruit splendour in this Awaretere Valley Sauvignon Blanc sets it apart as an indigenous style maxxed out to the full. You can smell it at three paces, and once in the mouth the wine is a kind of hand-grenade of springtime flowers and early-season fruits. This is clearly a wine where origin is to the fore, and while some are going to love it, it may leave others disconcerted. If you're in the latter category, persist nonetheless: while new styles of beauty seem strange at first, we soon come to learn their language - and are grateful." 97 pts Platinum Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Retail price £17.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £98.00 (£16.33 per bottle)

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Winelist last updated: 12/2/2020 2:28:24 PM

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