UK supermarket wines saw success at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, winning three international trophies, two regional trophies and five gold medals.
Decanter Retailer of the Year 2014 winner Marks & Spencer did especially well, claiming awards for half of these wines, with two international trophies, two regional trophies and one gold medal.
The Marks & Spencer own-label Macon-Villages, Burgundy 2014 beat impressive competition to win the international trophy for Chardonnay under £15, and the Paul Cluver, Marks & Spencer Ferricrete Riesling, Elgin, South Africa 2014 claimed the trophy for Off-dry white under £15. The retailer’s Hubert Beaufort, Carte d’Or Grand Cry, Brut non-vintage Champagne also won a regional trophy.
Sainsbury’s was also successful, winning the international trophy for Sweet fortified under £15 with their Taste the Difference Range, for the Williams and Humbert, Aged 12 Years, Pedro Ximenez, NV Sherry. The Taste the Difference range also picked up two gold medals for the 2013 Chilean Pinot Noir and 2011 Barolo.
Top 10 UK supermarket DWWA winning wines:
Chardonnay under £15: Marks & Spencer, Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, 2014
Off-Dry white under £15: Paul Cluver, Marks & Spencer, Elgin, South Africa 2014
Sweet fortified under £15: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Range, Williams and Humbert, Aged 12 Years, Pedro Ximenez, NV
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pinot Noir, Chile, 2013
The Co-Operative Truly Irresistible Malbec, Chile, 2013
Marks & Spencer, Cuvee Resac, Languedoc, 2014
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barolo, 2011
Tesco Finest* Malbec, 2014