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Wines of the Year 2020: white wines

An eclectic line-up led to an exciting tasting for our Wines of the Year expert panel, and the results offer plenty of reasons to venture into lesser-known white wine territory.

Now in its fourth consecutive iteration, our Wines of the Year is an exciting and eye-opening exercise in which we ask Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chairs, key contributors and staff to nominate the wines they most enjoyed in the years that was.

The nominations are categorised under Classic (a premium, textbook wine style), Offbeat (unusual grape, winemaking method, region or unearthed gem) and Value (£25 or under).

Unlike the reds and sparklings which, in general, were very classic examples, more than 40% of the nominated white wines fell under the Offbeat category.

This made for a very exciting and eclectic tasting for the experts – Andy Howard MW, Ronan Sayburn MS and Beth Willard – to taste and score unprejudiced by preferences.

Scroll down to see tasting notes for our White Wines of the Year 2020

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