Congratulations to the winners in this year’s Wine Merchant Top 100. It was a tough judging process, with our panel of 21 independents assessing wines not just on their taste credentials, but the value that they offer.
Some excellent wines missed out simply because judges weren’t comfortable with their pricing. The winners this year, all listed below, all impressed with their RRPs – even though many of the wines certainly aren’t cheap. But they do, in the opinion of the judges, offer good value.
The wines – and out 167 Highly Commended wines – will be discussed in more depth in our forthcoming winners’ supplement. All wines in the Top 100 are also available to taste this week at our London Wine Fair stand, upstairs and adjacent to Esoterica.
Uvas Felices El Hombre Bala Old Vine Garnacha, Madrid, Spain 2015 (£21.99, Boutinot)
Druida Reserva, Dão, Portugal 2016 (£24, The Knotted Vine)
Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Champagne, France NV (£36.49, Hallgarten)
Barros Colheita Port, Douro, Portugal 2005 (£29, Hallgarten)
Bird in Hand Pinot Noir Rosé, Adelaide Hills, Australia 2017
(£14.99, Seckford Agencies)
Cantina di Montalcino Brunito, Tuscany, Italy 2015 (£9.95, Enotria & Coe)
Cavit Bottega Vinai Nosiola, Trentino, Italy 2017 (£9.99, Boutinot)
Durello Palladiano Spumante Brut, Veneto, Italy NV (£9.99, Boutinot)
Valdespino Single-Vineyard Fino, Jerez, Spain NV (£18.49, Liberty Wines)
Domaines Paul Mas Claude Val Rosé, IGP Pays d’Oc, France 2017
(£6.99, Domaines Paul Mas)
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