WHAT ARE THE TOP 100 WINES

The list of 2019 LWC Winners is out. It is curated and picked up by a leading panel of top-level wine buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility or wine consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new wine brands or buying wine for commercial resale.

The list of judges was drawn from leading retail chains, wholesalers, distributors, and on-trade groups across a variety of channels and disciplines including multiple retailing, convenience stores, cash and carries, specialist retailers, casual and fine dining, hospitality and the travel industry. 

VOTING PROCESS

1. Blind tasting to determine the wine's quality and drinkability. Wines that are well balanced, where their acidity, tannins and alcohol levels all work seamlessly together. That’s the quality factor. Where appropriate they will also be assessed by variety, style, region, and country. London Wine Competition wants to celebrate wines that are both enjoyable and easy to drink.

2. Judges will then determine the value score of the wine based on the quality and its retail price. You don't need to be the cheapest wine on the shelf to offer the best value for money. Far from it. A wine may have a high price tag, but can still offer great value providing it delivers the right quality and taste for a wine at that price point. London Wine Competition will assess each wine for how much value it is offering its customers.

3. The judges will then be handed the bottle or format for them to be able to assess, in detail, the design, label, and packaging and determine how well that matches up to, or complements the quality of the wine and its price point. It is how the product is perceived when placed on the wine shelf among thousands of other wines. The London Wine Competition will reward those brands that show they understand their customers, and the price category they are operating in, and have produced a design and package with the right personality to attract and keep their attention. 

4. The judges can discuss the wine as a whole to help allocate scores in the four judging areas however each judge will give the wine its own score and the average will be taken as the final score.

No. 1

Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz

No. 2

Guinevere

No. 3

Riesling Berg Und Meer

No. 4

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva

No. 5

Koclare 1915 Old Vine Shiraz

TOP 100 WINES LIST

  • 1 Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz
  • 2 Guinevere
  • 3 Riesling Berg Und Meer
  • 4 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva
  • 5 Koclare 1915 Old Vine Shiraz
  • 6 Opal Flower Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz
  • 7 Blue Roan Centurion Vine Shiraz
  • 8 Florensac Picpoul (2017)
  • 9 Jean Bouchard Fixin (2015)
  • 10 Jean Bouchard Gevrey - Chambertin (2013)
  • 11 Jean Bouchard Mercurey Rouge (2015)
  • 12 A Growers Touch 2013 Botrytis Semillon
  • 13 Rosso di Rosso
  • 14 Valpolicella Ripasso Doc Classico Superiore
  • 15 Weingut Guenther Steinmetz Wintricher Ohligsberg "GW"
  • 16 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 17 The Laughing Magpie
  • 18 Pirathon Silver
  • 19 Raimes English Sparkling Classic
  • 20 Queen Of Kings Blanc De Noir (Brut)
  • 21 Trefethen Family Vineyards
  • 22 Casalinga Pinot Grigio (2017)
  • 23 Malvasia Di Casorzo DOC
  • 24 Vino della Vite Pinot Grigio
  • 25 Alte Reben
  • 26 AOP Vin de Savoie Mondeuse à l'Ancienne, Chateau de la Gentilhommière
  • 27 Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg VDP. Erste Lage
  • 28 2017 Barmah Park Cape Schanck Lighthouse Shiraz
  • 29 2017 Espier Estate Range 1916 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 30 Jean Bouchard Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Red (2015)
  • 31 Jean Bouchard Chambolle Musigny (2013)
  • 32 Jean Bouchard Nuits St Georges 1er Cru (2012)
  • 33 Guinevere
  • 34 Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG "Marchese Raggio"
  • 35 Casello Bondoni Zonafranca Lugana DOC
  • 36 Cava Pata Negra Organico
  • 37 Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
  • 38 Miko Red
  • 39 Beerenauslese
  • 40 Steitz Neu-Bamberger Riesling
  • 41 Fabio Oberto
  • 42 2017 Chardonnay
  • 43 Master's Heritage Lev Golitsin Koronatsionnoe extra-brut
  • 44 Electric Sky
  • 45 Charmeur
  • 46 Jean Bouchard St Aubin Blanc (2013)
  • 47 The Galvo Garage
  • 48 Castello Vicchiomaggio. La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
  • 49 Evidência Reserva Touriga Nacional
  • 50 Michel Marie
  • 51 The Footbolt
  • 52 Morambro Creek
  • 53 Bruce Jack Chenin Blanc
  • 54 Rogue Wines
  • 55 Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 56 No Evil Organic Shiraz 2018
  • 57 Richard Hamilton 'Centurion' 125 Year Old Vine Shiraz
  • 58 Vandenberg Ari
  • 59 Reserve Malbec
  • 60 Hahndorf Hill Blueblood Blaufrankisch
  • 61 Mas Aguilem 1959
  • 62 Riversdale Estate Syrah
  • 63 Alpasión Grand Malbec
  • 64 Cava Pata Negra brut
  • 65 Pràgal Igt Verona
  • 66 Giacomo Vico Langhe Chardonnay
  • 67 Rutherford Ranch
  • 68 Fink & Kotzian Weinbau OG
  • 69 Pata negra Verdejo
  • 70 Steitz Riesling Gutswein
  • 71 Chocolate Factory
  • 72 Declaration by 1849 Wine Co.
  • 73 Artwinery/Grand Artinero
  • 74 2015 G+G Riesling
  • 75 Paso-Primero Blanco
  • 76 Love Organic
  • 77 Jaume Serra Brut
  • 78 Lafazanis Winery
  • 79 Alma Vitis
  • 80 Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen VDP. Grosse Lage
  • 81 Domaine Serre Besson
  • 82 Le Secret Des Amants
  • 83 Terroirs of Spain
  • 84 Antiquarian Clare Valley Shiraz
  • 85 Rebel Pi, Ice Wine
  • 86 Reserve Shiraz
  • 87 Little William 2016 Montepulciano
  • 88 2016 Barmah Park Vintage Year Shiraz
  • 89 Serafino Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 90 Jidvei Extrabrut
  • 91 Cranswick Sarus
  • 92 Fabio Oberto
  • 93 Palloncino Prosecco
  • 94 Sublime
  • 95 2015 G+G Single Vineyard Riesling
  • 96 Amplus One Carmenere
  • 97 El Tesoro de los Montañas Malbec (2018)
  • 98 Artwinery/Artwine
  • 99 Insignis Shiraz
  • 100 Vermouth Mon Dieu!
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