Special BWW Competition -Best Wine of the 1980’s -Competition's winners have been selected!

The winner is Sassicaia 1985

First time ever, a whole decade was included in to the BWW-competition. Results of the largest 1980’s tasting in this century were surprising – the best wine of the 1980’s comes from Italy.

 In the Finals, 250 best wines from vintages 1980-1989, chosen by tastingbook.com and FINE Wine Magazine'swine professionals, were evaluated and ranked as blind by the panels of 24 professionals coming from Australia, India, USA, UK, Germany, Lithuania, Norway and Finland (selected Judges from over 8000 tastingbook.com pros: wine writers, bloggers, MW's. wine makers etc.)


The Best Wine of the 1980’s -title was given to the Sassicaia 1985

No wine has ever been as great as this from Sassicaia, and it is one of the best wines Italy has ever produced.”James Suckling 100 points

I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently, and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. A monumental Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of the greatest wines made this century.  Robert Parker 100 points


Other Winners of the main categories are:

Best Red Wine of the 1980’s: Winner: Sassicaia 1985, Tuscany, Italy

Best White Wine of the 1980’s: Winner: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 1986, Burgundy, France

Best Champagne of the 1980’s: Winner: Dom Pérignon P3 Rosé 1988, Champagne, France

Best Fortified Wine of the 1980’s: Winner: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1982, Douro, Portugal

Best Sweet Wine of the 1980’s: Winner: Château d´Yquem 1986, Sauternes, France


All the winners, TOP 100 list and prizes can be found at www.tastingbook.com/BWW



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