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    BEST WINES OF THE WORLD

     

    Best Wine of the World 2021

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 2018 (Bordeaux, France)

    "We are thrilled to hear about the BWW competition result, setting Mouton Rothschild 2018 as 2021 best wine of the world.

     2018 was a vintage with its own challenges, and this award recognizes the work and commitment of the entire team at Mouton to express, each year, this extraordinary terroir at its highest level.

     Mouton 2018 conveys all the unique personality of its site, along with the depth and richness of the vintage. We are delighted and proud that it shined and was recognized at such a level during the blind tasting finals."

     Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy /Directeur des Propriétés

    Baron Philippe de Rothschild, S.A

     

     

    Best Red Wine of the World 2021

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 2018 (Bordeaux, France)

    Best White Wine of the World 2021

    Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay 2018 (Australia)

    Best Champagne of the World 2021

    Rare Champagne Millésime 2008

    « I am very proud Rare Millésime 2008 is awarded Best Champagne of the World. It is a great recognition for this coming vintage, that is the 12th of the Rare Champagne library. 

    We took our time in crafting this 2008 vintage. The cold 2008 year has bestowed an intense, taut minerality upon the Chardonnay grapes, along with remarkable freshness and unparalleled longevity. It was necessary to wait for the right moment when it burst into bloom.

    For me, Rare Millésime 2008 embodies the infinite, with its unlimited, rich, constantly present youth and freshness.

    These sensations intertwine on the palate in a constant cycle of flavours, each more precise and harmonious than the one before. While already a pleasure to drink, this vintage has now acquired an exceptional complexity and mineral character, punctuated with exotic spices notes that promise infinite longevity. Rare Millésime 2008 is true to the Rare Champagne signature. Its spring-like purity heralds unlimited growth.”

    Régis Camus, Cellar Master for Rare Champagne

    Best Sparkling Wine of the World 2021

    Fontanafredda Contessa Rosa Alta Langa Rosé 2014 (Piedmont, Italy)

    Best Sweet Wine of the World 2021

    Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

    "We feel truly honored to be awarded as best sweet wine and to receive a platinum medal for the Grosses Gewächs. BWW is a truly unique competition as it includes the popular vote and the judgement from experts. It is mind-blowing to see how many wines, professionals and wine lovers from all over the world participate and to be successful in such a tough competition is a great honor."

    Nicolas Pfaff / Weingut Roberet Weill 

     

    Best Fortified Wine of the World 2021

    Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

    Best Rosé Wine of the World 2021

    Ixsir Grande Réserve Rosé 2018 (Mount Bekaa, Lebanon)

     

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    BEST RED WINES OF THE WORLD

     

    BEST RED WINE OF THE WORLD: Château Mouton-Rothschild 2018 (Bordeaux, France)

    "We are thrilled to hear about the BWW competition result, setting Mouton Rothschild 2018 as 2021 best wine of the world.

     2018 was a vintage with its own challenges, and this award recognizes the work and commitment of the entire team at Mouton to express, each year, this extraordinary terroir at its highest level.

     Mouton 2018 conveys all the unique personality of its site, along with the depth and richness of the vintage. We are delighted and proud that it shined and was recognized at such a level during the blind tasting finals."

     Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy /Directeur des Propriétés

    Baron Philippe de Rothschild, S.A

    Platinum        Harlan Estate 2016 (Napa Valley, USA) 

    Platinum        Penfolds Grange 2016 (South Australia) 

    “We’re very proud and grateful to receive these awards in the world’s largest wine competition The Best Wine of the World (BWW) Competition 2021 - in not one but five categories! 

    This acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work of our Penfolds team – who strive to deliver excellence through innovation & experimentation – finessing 177 years of knowledge into every bottle.

    As our flagship, Grange holds a special place in our stable and it’s great to see this sentiment is shared by those voting around the globe. This wine is forever true to its House Style, yet the awarded 2015 & 2016 vintages compellingly extol two very different Grange traits.  The 2015 Grange – a Grange of the ‘Old School’, dark & foreboding; The 2016 Grange – alluring & charming at release.  Both will confidently cellar for well over half a century, or reward opening at any point in the interim. This year Grange celebrates its 70th Anniversary - so what a terrific way to start 2021!

    And the 2018 Yattarna Chardonnay? Many endorse it as possibly the finest Yattarna vintage yet released.  Time will tell …”.

    Peter Gago, Penfolds

    Platinum        Promontory 2014 (Napa Valley, USA) 

    Platinum        Blankiet Rive Droite 2016 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Platinum        Château Lafleur 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 

    Gold          Bond St Eden 2015 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold         Masseto 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) 

    Gold         Cheval Blanc 2009 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold        Vega-Sicilia Unico 2008 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) 

    Gold        Paul Jaboulet & Âiné Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 (Rhône, France)

    Gold        Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2014 (Burgundy, France)

     

    Gold        Penfolds Grange 2015 (South Australia)

    Gold        E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque 2014 (Rhône, France)

    Gold       Bond Vecina (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Colgin IX Estate 2014 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Aalto 2014 (Ribera del Duero, Spain)

    Gold       Château Palmer 2010 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Antinori Solaia 2015 (Tuscany, Italy)

    Gold       Blankiet Estate 2016 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Harlan Estate 2015 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

    Gold       Artadi Viña El Pison 2015 (Laguardia, Spain)

    Gold       Darioush Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2016 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne 2014 (Rhône, France)

    Gold       Wolf Blass Black Label 2017 (South Australia, Australia)

    Gold       Château Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 2016 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Valandraud 2016 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Joseph Drouhin Romanée St. Vivant 2013 (Burgundy, France) 

    Gold       Niepoort Charme 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold       Darioush Estate Darius II 2016 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Château Tanunda 100 Years Old Vines Barossa Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

    Gold       Niepoort Batuta 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold       Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2016 (South Australia, Australia)

    Gold       Petrolo Galtrona 2015 (Tuscany, Italy)

    Gold       Monteverro 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

    Gold       Wolf Blass Platinum Label Medlands Vineyard Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

    Gold       Château Brane-Cantenac 2016 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

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    BEST WHITE WINES OF THE WORLD

     

    BEST WHITE WINE OF THE WORLD: Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay 2018 (Australia) 

    “We’re very proud and grateful to receive these awards in the world’s largest wine competition The Best Wine of the World (BWW) Competition 2021 - in not one but five categories! 

    This acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work of our Penfolds team – who strive to deliver excellence through innovation & experimentation – finessing 177 years of knowledge into every bottle.

    As our flagship, Grange holds a special place in our stable and it’s great to see this sentiment is shared by those voting around the globe. This wine is forever true to its House Style, yet the awarded 2015 & 2016 vintages compellingly extol two very different Grange traits.  The 2015 Grange – a Grange of the ‘Old School’, dark & foreboding; The 2016 Grange – alluring & charming at release.  Both will confidently cellar for well over half a century, or reward opening at any point in the interim. This year Grange celebrates its 70th Anniversary - so what a terrific way to start 2021!

    And the 2018 Yattarna Chardonnay? Many endorse it as possibly the finest Yattarna vintage yet released.  Time will tell …”.

    Peter Gago, Penfolds

    Platinum  Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 

    Platinum  M. Chapoutier Ermitage de L’Oreé 2015 (Rhône, France)

    Platinum  Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trocken GG 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

    Platinum  Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne 2014 (Burgundy, France) 

    Gold       Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2017 (Wachau, Austria)

    Gold       Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet 2015 (Burgundy, France)

    Gold       Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008 (Burgundy, France)

    Gold       Niepoort Redoma Reserva Branco 2018 (Douro, Portugal) 

    Gold      Monteverro Chardonnay 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) 

    Gold       Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2016 (Wachau, Austria)

    Gold       Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Ried Grub Kamptal Erste Lage 2019 (Austria, Kamptal)

    Gold      Robert Weil Kiedrich Klosterberg Riesling Trocken 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

    Gold       Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Les Clos 2016 (Burgundy, France)

     

    Gold       Miani Chardonnay 2017 (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy)

    Gold       Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa 'Las Pizarras' Chardonnay 2018 (Chile, Aconcagua Valley)

    Gold       Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2016 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold      Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2018 (Wachau, Austria)

    Gold       La Chablisienne Chablis Le Finage 2018 (Burgundy, France)

    Gold       Bründlmayer Ried Heiligenstein Lyra Riesling 2018 (Kamptal, Austria)

    Gold       Kongsgaard The Judge Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold      Darioush Signature Napa Valley Viognier 2019 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Gold       Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold      Domaine Raveneau Les Clos 2016  (Napa Valley, USA)

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    BEST CHAMPAGNES OF THE WORLD

    Best Champagne of the World: Rare Champagne 2008 (Champagne, France)

    « I am very proud Rare Millésime 2008 is awarded Best Champagne of the World. It is a great recognition for this coming vintage, that is the 12th of the Rare Champagne library. 

    We took our time in crafting this 2008 vintage. The cold 2008 year has bestowed an intense, taut minerality upon the Chardonnay grapes, along with remarkable freshness and unparalleled longevity. It was necessary to wait for the right moment when it burst into bloom.

    For me, Rare Millésime 2008 embodies the infinite, with its unlimited, rich, constantly present youth and freshness.

    These sensations intertwine on the palate in a constant cycle of flavours, each more precise and harmonious than the one before. While already a pleasure to drink, this vintage has now acquired an exceptional complexity and mineral character, punctuated with exotic spices notes that promise infinite longevity. Rare Millésime 2008 is true to the Rare Champagne signature. Its spring-like purity heralds unlimited growth.”

    Régis Camus, Cellar Master for Rare Champagne

    Platinum         Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008 (Champagne, France) 

    Platinum          Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle No. 24 NV (Champagne, France

    Platinum          Dom Pérignon 2010 (Champagne, France)

    Platinum          Maison Mumm Cuvée R. Lalou 2006 (Champagne, France)    

      

    Platinum         Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 (Champagne, France)

    Platinum          Moët&Chandon MCIII 001.14 NV (Champagne, France)

    Platinum          Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (Champagne, France)

    Platinum          Rare Champagne Rosé Millésime 2008 (Champagne, France) 

    Platinum         Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold       Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold       Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2008 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Palmer & Co Vintage 2012 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Moët & Chandon GranD Vintage Extra Brut 2012 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Maison Mumm RSRV Blanc de Blancs Brut 2014 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs Brut (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Armand de Brignac Brut Rosé NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Cattier Brut Icône NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 (Champagne, France)

    Gold        Cattier Clos du Moulin Rosé NV (Champagne, France)

    Gold       Barons de Rothschild The Rothschild Rare Vintage Blanc de Blancs 2010

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    BEST ROSÉ WINES OF THE WORLD

    Best Rosé Wine of the World: Ixsir Grande Réserve Rosé 2018 (Mount Bekaa, Lebanon) 

    Gold         Gérard Bertrand Château La Villa Sauvageonne 2019 (Languedoc, France)

    Gold         Miraval Rosé 2019 (Provence, France)

    Gold          Whispering Angel 2019 (Provence, France)

    Gold          Squealing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

    Gold          Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso 'Scalabrone' Rosato 2018 (Tuscany, Italy)

    Gold          Niepoort Redoma Rosé 2016 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          That's Neiss Pink Riesling 2019 (Pfalz, Germany)

    Gold          Hampton Water Rosé 2019 (Languedoc, France)

    Gold          Wolf Blass Pink Pinot Grigio 2019 (South Australia, Australia)

     

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    BEST SPARKLING WINES OF THE WINES

    Best Sparkling Wines of the World: Fontanafredda Contessa Rosa Alta Langa Rosé 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) 

    Gold         Raventós i Blanc Manuel Raventós Negra 2012 (Penedès, Spain)

    Gold         Vardon Kennett Cuvée Esplendor 2014 (Penedès, Spain)

    Gold         Schloss Gobelsburg Brut (Kamptal, Austria)

    Gold         Seppelt Original Sparkling Shiraz NV (Victoria / Great Western, Australia)

    Gold          Bründlmayer Brut Reserve NV (Kamptal, Austria)

    Gold          Bisol1542 Cartizze Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore (Veneto, Italy)

    Gold          Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008 (Victoria / Great Western, Australia)

    Gold          Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2015 (Victoria / Yarra Valley, Australia)

    Gold          Gérard Bertrand Ballerine Brut Étoile Rosé (Limoux, France)

     

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    BEST FORTIFIED OF THE WORLD

    Best Fortified Wine of the World:Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 (Douro, Portugal) 

    Platinum         Graham’s Vintage Port 2016 (Douro, Portugal)

    Platinum         Taylor’s Vintage Port 2016 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Niepoort Vintage Port 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Fonseca Vintage Port 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Warre Vintage Port 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Dow’s Vintage Port 2016 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold          Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny (Australia)

    Gold          Niepoort Bioma Vintage Port 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

    Gold         Wynns Coonawarra Pedro Ximenez (South Australia / Coonawarra, Australia)

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    BEST WINERY OF THE WORLD

    Best Winery of the World 2021

    Penfolds (Australia)

    “We’re very proud and grateful to receive these awards in the world’s largest wine competition The Best Wine of the World (BWW) Competition 2021 - in not one but five categories! 

    This acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work of our Penfolds team – who strive to deliver excellence through innovation & experimentation – finessing 177 years of knowledge into every bottle.

    As our flagship, Grange holds a special place in our stable and it’s great to see this sentiment is shared by those voting around the globe. This wine is forever true to its House Style, yet the awarded 2015 & 2016 vintages compellingly extol two very different Grange traits.  The 2015 Grange – a Grange of the ‘Old School’, dark & foreboding; The 2016 Grange – alluring & charming at release.  Both will confidently cellar for well over half a century, or reward opening at any point in the interim. This year Grange celebrates its 70th Anniversary - so what a terrific way to start 2021!

    And the 2018 Yattarna Chardonnay? Many endorse it as possibly the finest Yattarna vintage yet released.  Time will tell …”.

    Peter Gago, Penfolds

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    BEST NEW WINERY OF THE WORLD

    Best New Winery of the World  2021

    Promontory (Napa Valley, USA)

    Greetings from Oakville! The Harlan family and team have asked me to express our profound appreciation for the recent BWW accolades. To be recognized and singled out by so many for doing something we love is extremely gratifying. For the acclaim to encompass all three of our separate winegrowing endeavors—Harlan Estate, BOND and Promontory—is, frankly, unbelievable! 

    But maybe your judges have provided a key to understanding this honor in naming our director of winegrowing Cory Empting as Best Winemaker of the World. Cory and his fabulous team (to whom he would be the first to give the credit) are the common thread in seeking to elaborate the purest expressions of the distinctive character of each of our diverse vineyard sites. His intuitive, thoughtful approach and strong leadership reflect a deep respect for tradition as well as an openness to innovation. 

    We hope to continue exploring the art of man and nature for many years to come, seeking to elevate the human spirit through the medium and mystery of wine. Thank you for your encouragement. 

    Best regards,

    Don Weaver / Director, Harlan Estate

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    BEST CHAMPAGNE HOUSE OF THE WORLD

    Best Champagne House of the World 2021

    Champagne Piper-Heidsieck

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    BEST WINEMAKER OF THE WORLD

    Best Winemaker of the World 2021

    Cory Empting (Harlan Estate / Bond / Promontory)

    Greetings from Oakville! The Harlan family and team have asked me to express our profound appreciation for the recent BWW accolades. To be recognized and singled out by so many for doing something we love is extremely gratifying. For the acclaim to encompass all three of our separate winegrowing endeavors—Harlan Estate, BOND and Promontory—is, frankly, unbelievable! 

    But maybe your judges have provided a key to understanding this honor in naming our director of winegrowing Cory Empting as Best Winemaker of the World. Cory and his fabulous team (to whom he would be the first to give the credit) are the common thread in seeking to elaborate the purest expressions of the distinctive character of each of our diverse vineyard sites. His intuitive, thoughtful approach and strong leadership reflect a deep respect for tradition as well as an openness to innovation. 

    We hope to continue exploring the art of man and nature for many years to come, seeking to elevate the human spirit through the medium and mystery of wine. Thank you for your encouragement. 

    Best regards,

    Don Weaver / Director, Harlan Estate

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    BEST WINES OF THE WORLD BY REGION

    BEST WINES BY REGION:

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best American Wine of the World

    Harlan Estate 2016 (Napa Valley) 

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Argentinian Wine

    Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa 'Las Pizarras' Chardonnay 2018 (Chile, Aconcague Valley)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Australian Red Wine 

    Penfolds Grange 2016 (South Australia)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Australian White Wine 

    Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay 2018 (Australia)

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Australian Sparkling Wine 

    Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008 (Barossa Valley)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Australian Fortified Wine 

    Wynns Coonawarra Pedro Ximenez (South Australia)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Austrian Wine

    Weingut Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2017 (Wachau)

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best French White Wine 

    Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2015 (Bordeaux)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Burgundy Red Wine 

    Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2014 (Burgundy)

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Burgundy White Wine 

    Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne 2014 (Burgundy)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best German Wine 

    Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trocken GG 2018 (Rheingau)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Italian Red Wine

    Masseto 2015 (Tuscany)

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Italian White Wine

    Monteverro Chardonnay 2017 (Tuscany)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Portugese Red Wine

    Niepoort Charme 2015 (Douro)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Portugese White Wine

    Niepoort Redoma Reserva Branco 2018 (Douro)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Port Wine

    Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 (Douro)

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Spanish Red Wine

    Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 (Ribera del Duero)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Spanish White Wine

    Torres Milmanda Chardonnay 2017 (Penedès, Spain)

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    BEST WINES OF THE WORLD BY GRAPE VARIETY

    BEST BY GRAPE VARIETY:

    Best Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of the World 2021: 

    Bond St Eden 2015 (Napa Valley, USA)

    Best Merlot of the World 2021: 

    Masseto 2015 (Tuscany, Italy)

     

    Best Pinot Noir of the World 2021: 

    Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 (Burgundy, France)

     

    Best New World Pinot Noir of the World 2021:

    Coldstream Hills Deer Valley Pinot Noir 2017 (Victoria, Australia)

    Best Syrah of the World 2021: 

    Penfolds Grange 2016 (Australia)

     

    Best Chardonnay of the World 2021: 

    Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne 2014 (Burgundy, France)

     

    Best Riesling of the World 2021: 

    Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trocken GG 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

     

    Best Sauvignon Blanc of the World 2021: 

     Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux 2015 (Bordeaux, France)​

    Best Grüner Veltliner of the World 2021: 

    Weingut Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2017 (Wachau, Austria)

     

    Best Viognier Wine of the World 2021: 

    Darioush Napa Valley Viognier 2019 (Napa Valley, USA)

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    BEST BUYS OF THE WORLD

     

    BEST BUYS:

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Red Wines

    Under 10€: Cortém Cabernet Franc & Petite Syrah 2016 (Lisboa, Portugal)

    10-14.99€:  Taylors Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2018 (South Australia, Australia)

    15-24.99€: Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2019 (Victoria, Australia)

    25-49.99€: Torres Salmos 2017 (Priorat, Spain)

    50-99.99€: Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    100-199.99€: Château Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    200-499.99€: E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque 2014 (Rhône, France)

    Over  500€: Château Mouton-Rothschild 2018 (Bordeaux, France)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy White Wines

    Under 10€: Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 (Australia)

    10-14.99€: Leo Buring Eden Valley Riesling 2018 (Eden Valley, Australia)

    15-24.99€: Bründlmayer Ried Berg Vogelsang Grüner Veltliner 2019 (Kamptal, Austria)

    25-49.99€: Niepoort Redoma Branco Reserva  2018 (Douro,  France)

    50-99.99€: Monteverro Chardonnay 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

    100-199.99€: Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay 2018 (Australia)

    200-499.99€: M. Chapoutier Ermitage de L’Oreé 2015 (Rhône, France)

    Over 500€: Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet 2015 (Burgundy, France)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Rosé Wines

    10-14.99€: Squealing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

    15-24.99€: Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso 'Scalabrone' Rosato 2018 (Tuscany, Italy)

    25-49.99€: Gérard Bertrand Château La Villa Sauvageonne 2019 (Languedoc, France)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Champagnes

    25-49.99€: Cattier Brut Icône NV

    50-99.99€: Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV

    100-199.99€: Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle No. 24 

    200-499.99€: Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Sparkling Wines

    10-14.99€: Seppelt Original Sparkling Shiraz NV (Barossa Valley, Australia)

    15-24.99€: Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut 2015 (Yarra Valley, Australia)

    25-49.99€: Fontanafredda Contessa Rosa Alta Langa Rosé 2014 (Piedmont, Italy)

    50-99.99€: Raventos i Blanc Manuel Raventós Negra 2012 (Penedès, Spain)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Fortified Wines

    25-49.99€: Wynns Coonawarra Pedro Ximenez (South Australia, Australia)

    50-99,99€: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

    100-199,99€: Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny (Australia)

     

    BWW-Best Wine of the World Competition 2021

    Best Buy Sweet Wines

    10-14,99€: Torres Moscatel Floralis Oro (Catalunya, Spain)

    15-24,99€: Kracher Noble Trockenbeerenauslese NV (Neusiedlersee, Austria)

    25-49,99€: Kracher Beerenauslese Cuvée 2015 (Neusiedlersee, Austria)

    50-99,99€: Château Suduiraut 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    100-499€: Château d’Yquem 2014 (Bordeaux, France)

    Over 500€: Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

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    MOST VOTED WINES

    MOST VOTED:

    BWW Most Voted Wine 2021: 

    Penfolds Grange 2015 (Australia)

    “We’re very proud and grateful to receive these awards in the world’s largest wine competition The Best Wine of the World (BWW) Competition 2021 - in not one but five categories! 

    This acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work of our Penfolds team – who strive to deliver excellence through innovation & experimentation – finessing 177 years of knowledge into every bottle.

    As our flagship, Grange holds a special place in our stable and it’s great to see this sentiment is shared by those voting around the globe. This wine is forever true to its House Style, yet the awarded 2015 & 2016 vintages compellingly extol two very different Grange traits.  The 2015 Grange – a Grange of the ‘Old School’, dark & foreboding; The 2016 Grange – alluring & charming at release.  Both will confidently cellar for well over half a century, or reward opening at any point in the interim. This year Grange celebrates its 70th Anniversary - so what a terrific way to start 2021!

    And the 2018 Yattarna Chardonnay? Many endorse it as possibly the finest Yattarna vintage yet released.  Time will tell …”.

    Peter Gago, Penfolds

     

    BWW Most Voted White Wine 2021: 

    Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

     

    BWW Most Voted Rosé Wine 2021:

    Wolf Blass Makers’ Project Pink Pinot Grigio 2019 (Australia)

    BWW Most Voted Champagne 2021:

    Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV (Champagne, France)

     

    BWW Most Voted Sparkling Wine 2021:

    Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz 2008 (Barossa Valley, Australia)

    BWW Most Voted Sweet Wine 2021:

    Château d’Yquem 2014 (Bordeaux, France)

     

    BWW Most Voted Fortified Wine 2021:

    Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

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    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

    PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (Minimum 2000 votes)

            Torres Reserva Real 2016 (Penedès, Spain)

            Henschke Hill of Grace 2012 (South Australia, Australia)

            Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

            Torres Grans Muralles 2016 (Conca de Barberà, Spain)

            Ornellaia 2015 ( Tuscany, Italy)

            Taylors Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2018 (South Australia, Australia)

            Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010  (Rioja, Spain)

            Château Lafite 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 

            Cullen Wines Diana Madeline 2015 (South Australia, Australia)

            Château Pontet-Canet 2010 (Bordeaux, France) 

            Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2019 (Victoria / Yarra Valley, Australia)

            Château Cos d'Estournel 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 

            Seppelt St Peters Exceptional Vineyard Grampians Shiraz 2018 

            Lindemans Limestone Ridge Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 

            Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2014 ( Piedmont, Italy)

            Joseph Phelps Insignia 2015 (Napa Valley, USA)

            Château Palmer Alter Ego 2010 (Bordeaux, France) 

            Louis Jadot Le Chambertin Grand Cru 2015 (Burgundy, France)  

            Château Pavie 2015 (Bordeaux, France)          

            Torres Salmos 2017 (Priorat, Spain)

            Château de Pressac 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

            Continuum Estate 2016 (Napa Valley, USA)

            Torres Mas La Plana 2016 (Penedès, Spain)        

            Lindemans Pyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec 2018 (Australia)

            Cortém Cabernet Franc & Petite Syrah 2016 (Extremadura, Portugal)

            Torres La Carbonera Las Pisadas 2016 (Rioja, Spain)

            Château Angelus 2015 ( Bordeaux, France)

            Hewitson Ned & Henry Shiraz 2018 ( Australia)

            Selvapiana Vigneto Erchi Chianti Rufina 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

            Château Latour 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 

            Taylors Wakefield The Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Australia)

            Angelo Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 2008 (Piedmont, Italy)

            Pepperjack Barossa Shiraz 2017 (Barossa Valley, Australia)

            Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2012 (Campania, Italy)

            Wynns Coonawarra Estate Green Label 'The Siding' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 

            Taylors Wakefield Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Australia)

            Frescobaldi Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

            Wakefield Taylors The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley 2014 (Australia)

            Château Malmaison 2016 (Bordeaux, France)

            Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2018 (South Australia)

            Wolf Blass Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz 2018 (South Australia)

            Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012 ( Australia)

            Hewitson Miss Harry 2017 ( Barossa Valley, Australia)

            I Veroni I Domi Chianti Rufina 2017 (Tuscany, Italy)

            Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  (Australia)

            Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2014 (Piedmont, Italy)

            Hewitson Truffle Row 2017 ( Barossa Valley, Australia)

            Pepperjack Grenache 2019 ( Barossa Valley, Australia)

            Marchesi Gondi Villa di Bossi Chianti Rufina 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

            Lindemans Coonawarra Trio St Georges Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (Australia)

            Niepoort Redoma Tinto 2015 (Douro, Portugal)

            Wynns Coonawarra Estate Red Stripe Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2018 (Australia)

            Fontanafredda Barbaresco Coste Rubin 2015 (Piedmont, Italy)

            Sierra Cantabria Selección 2018 (Rioja, Spain)

            19 Crimes Shiraz 2019 (Victoria, Australia)

            Basilisco Aglianico del Vulture 2012 (Basilicata, Italy)

            Fonseca Vintage Port 2011 (Douro, Portugal)

            Barone Ricasoli Torricella Chardonnay 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

            Knoll Loibner Riesling Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2017 (Wachau, Austria)

            Jean León Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2017 (Penedès, Spain)

            Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Blanc 2006 (Burgundy, France)

            Bründlmayer Ried Berg Vogelsang Grüner Veltliner 2019 (Kamptal, Austria)

            Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2010 (Bordeaux, France)

            Torres Milmanda 2017 (Penedès, Spain)

            Bründlmayer Ried Käferberg Grüner Veltliner 2018 (Kamptal, Austria)

            D+D Niepoort Philipp Kettern Riesling Falkenberg 2016 (Mosel, Germany)

            Altano Reserva Branco 2018 (Douro, Portugal)

            Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmus 2015 (Burgundy, France)

            Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

            Rimapere Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

            Jean Léon CB-19 Edicion Limitada 2019 (Penedès, Spain)

            Torres Sons de Prades 2018 (Penedès, Spain)

            Catena Zapata Catena Alta Chardonnay 2015 (Argentina, Mendoza)

            Leo Buring Eden Valley Riesling 2018 (Australia)

            Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Australia)

            Bründlmayer Ried Steinmassel Riesling 2018  (Kamptal, Austria)

            Niepoort Coche Branco 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

            Pazo das Bruxas Albariño Rias Baixas 2019 (Rias Baixas, Spain)

            Prinz von Hessen Riesling Feinherb 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

            Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 (Australia)

            Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019 ( Australia)

            Quinta da Fonte Souto Florão 2019 (Alentejo, Portugal)

            Jean Léon 3055 Chardonnay 2019 (Penedès, Spain)

            Jean Léon 3055 Xarel-lo 2019 (Penedès, Spain)

            Feudi di San Gregorio Cutizzi Geco di Tufo 2018 (Campania, Italy)

            Barons de Rothschild Brut NV (Champagne, France)

            Bollinger la Grande Année 2007 (Champagne, France)

            Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2006 (Champagne, France)

            Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008 (Champagne, France)

            Pierre Gimonet Special Club "Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay" NV (France)

           Lanson Extra Age NV (Champagne, France)

           Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage 2008 (Champagne, France)

           Bollinger Special Cuvée NV (Champagne, France)

           Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie NV (Champagne, France)

           Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime NV (Champagne, France)

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    BEST SWEET WINES OF THE WORLD

    Best Sweet Wines of the World:  Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2018 (Rheingau, Germany) 

    Platinum   Château d´Yquem 2014 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Suduiraut 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Climens 2011 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Vin de Constance 2015 (Cape Town, South-Africa)

    Gold       Kracher Grande Cuvée Trockenbeerenauslese Nr.10 2006 (Neusiedlersee, Austria)

    Gold       Château Rieussec 2011 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Filhot 2015 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Château Coutet 2011 (Bordeaux, France)

    Gold       Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Beerenauslese 2018 (Rheingau, Germany)

    Gold       Château La Tour Blanche 2011 (Bordeaux, France)

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    BWW2021 COMPETITION

    BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is the larges and by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry competition, only 1% of the wines involved will be awarded.

    The BWW2021 competition was held in the world's largest wine information service - tastingbook.com. 20.675 wines received in total over 3 million votes votes from 190.000 wine professionals and wine lovers from 115 countries during the voting period.

    After the voting period, the 100 wines with the most votes in each category reached the finals, organized in December 2020 in Helsinki. 

    In the Finals the wines were evaluated and ranked two different times as blind by the panels of tastingbook professionals (selected judges from over 11.000 Pros: wine writers, bloggers, MW's, sommeliers etc.)

    The six main categories included red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine and champagne. Under each category, the best wines were also awarded according to price level and country. 

    In BWW Competition 2021, the Best Wine of the World title was awarded to  Château Mouton-Rothschild

    Above is a list of all the winners - the tastingbook congratulates the winners and wishes you a successful 2021.

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