Let’s meet the winners

WM Top 50 LWF tastingThe winners of this year’s Wine Merchant Top 50 awards were unveiled this week at a tasting at the London Wine Fair.

They are listed below. The winners’ supplement, which will appear with the July issue of the magazine, will contain much more information about all the wines and why they won.

This is also where the 100-plus Highly Commended wines will be named – along with a few Trophy wines.

Congratulations to all 50 winners. The wines attracted a ­­­lot of attention at the fair this week and the line-up was praised for its diversity and, in many cases, exceptional value for money.


Sparkling wines


Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve, Champagne NV (£42, Liberty Wines)

Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve, Champagne NV (£55, Liberty Wines)


White wines


Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen, Wachau 2013 (£8.58, Alliance Wine)

Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Achleiten, Wachau 2013 (£17.92, Alliance Wine)



Hill Smith Estate Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2012 (£18.99, Negociants UK)



Viña Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc, Paredones, Colchagua Valley 2013

(£12.95, Jackson Nugent Vintners)

Cono Sur Los Gansos Gewurztraminer, Central Valley 2013 (£7.99, Concha y Toro)



Jean-Claude Boisset Les Ursulines Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012 (£14.99, Liberty Wines)



Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagoussia, Epanomi, Macedonia 2012 (£14.99, Hallgarten Druit/Novum)



Agricola Punica Samas, Isola dei Nuraghi, Sardinia 2012 (£13, Armit)

Cavit Terrazze della Luna Nosiola, Trentino 2013 (£7.80, Boutinot)



Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas, Beira Atlantico, Beiras 2012 (£12.99, Raymond Reynolds)


South Africa

Delheim Vineyards Barrel-Fermented Chenin Blanc, Simonsberg, Stellenbosch 2013
(£12.95, Jackson Nugent Vintners)

Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2013

(£11.90, Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies)


Sweet white

Glen Carlou The Welder, Paarl 2012 (37.5cl; £10.99, Liberty Wines)



La Bascula Catalan Eagle White, Terra Alta 2013 (£9.86, Boutinot)

Casal de Arman Blanco, Ribeiro 2012 (£15, Alliance Wine)

Pazo de Señorans Albariño, Rías Baixas 2012 (£17, Rhône to Rioja)

Santiago Ruiz, Rías Baixas 2012 (£14.99, Stevens Garnier)


Red wines


Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Classico, Mendoza 2013 (£12.99, Liberty Wines)

Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree Malbec, Mendoza 2011 (£15.99, Hallgarten Druitt/Novum Wines)



Dalrymple Tasmania Pinot Noir, Pipers River, Tasmania 2011 (£28, Negociants UK)

Onannon Pinot Noir, Gippsland, Victoria 2011 (£34.11, Boutinot)

Teusner Riebke Shiraz, Barossa 2011 (£21.95, Hallowed Ground)



Domaine Bessa Valley Enira, Bessa Valley 2008 (£19.99, Alliance Wine)



Cono Sur Single Vineyard Block 21 Viento Mar, San Antonio 2012 (£11.95, Concha y Toro)



LGI Monastier Shiraz, IGP Pays d’Oc 2013 (£7.99, House of Townend)

Les Domaines Paul Mas Clos des Mures, Côteaux du Languedoc 2012
(£12, Les Domaines Paul Mas)

Les Domaines Paul Mas Château Paul Mas Clos de Savignac, Côteaux du Languedoc 2012
(£17, Les Domaines Paul Mas)

Les Domaines Paul Mas Les Tannes Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc 2013
(£7.95, Les Domaines Paul Mas)

Château Viranel Le V de Viranel, Saint-Chinian, Languedoc 2011 (£13-15, Bancroft Wines)



Cavit Terazze della Luna Teroldego Rotaliano, Trentino 2012 (£7.80, Boutinot)

Poggio Al Tesoro Sondraia, Bolgheri Superiore 2010 (£31.99, Liberty Wines)



Château Ksara Reserve du Couvent, Bekaa Valley 2011 (£10.99, Hallgarten Druitt/Novum)


New Zealand

Crossroads Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Franc, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay 2010
(£15-£20, Mentzendorff)

Delta Wines Hatter’s Hill Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2009 (£22.99, Liberty Wines)

Sileni Estates The Triangle Merlot, Hawke’s Bay 2011 (£14.09, Boutinot)



Aliança Vinhos de Portugal Aliança, Dão 2011 (£7.63, Boutinot)

Caves São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Reserva, Dão 2012 (£14.99, Marta Vine)

Quinta das Maias Maias Tinto, Dão 2011 (£9.99, Raymond Reynolds)

Quinta dos Murcas Assobio Tinto, Douro 2011 (£11.49, Barwell & Jones)

Quinto do Portal, Portal d’Ouro, Douro 2011 (£9.43, Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies)


South Africa

Eikendal Classique, Stellenbosch 2010 (£18.99, Barwell & Jones)



Azul y Garanza Graciano, Navarra 2011 (£12, Vintage Roots)

Bodegas Borsao Selección Tinto, Campo de Borja 2013 (£7.48, Boutinot)

Capçanes Peraj Petita Montsant 2012 (£13, Rhône to Rioja)

Evohe Garnacha, Bajo Aragon 2013 (£11-£13, Rhône to Rioja)

Finca Moncloa Cabernet Syrah, Cádiz 2009 (£14.49, Gonzalez Byass UK)

Perelada Finca La Garriga, Empordà 2008 (£22.50, Barwell & Jones)

La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva, Rioja 2001 (£35.99, Armit)





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