How the Red and Rosé Wines of the Year 2020 were chosen
Every year we ask Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chairs, key contributors and staff to nominate the wines that most impressed them in the previous 12 months across three categories:
- Classic (a premium, textbook wine style);
- Offbeat (unusual grape, winemaking method, region or unearthed gem);
- Value (£25 or under).
Following the nominations, we ask an expert tasting panel to score them and offer an objective view on the line-up put forward by their various peers. This year’s panel members were Andy Howard MW, Beth Willard and Ronan Sayburn MS.
The best red wines truly piqued the judges’ excitement this year.
‘It was fascinating to see what our fellow experts had chosen,’ said Ronan Sayburn MS. ‘Though it was often quite difficult to judge – like when you taste your first ever Moschomavro (see below), that clearly someone thinks is great, and probably is, but you’re not trying it in context with a bunch of other Moschomavros.’
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Decanter’s Red & Rosé Wines of the Year 2020
Rosé wines are listed first, followed by red wines, which have been arranged by score in descending order.