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Decanter award winners showcased

For the first time, over 50 of Decanter’s award-winning wines will be on show in London next weekend.


The wines – Trophy and Gold Award winners from the 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards – will be presented in a special room at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter.

Visitors to the event, which takes place in the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone next weekend, will be able to sample wines voted the best in the world by Decanter’s judges.

These include Champagnes like the Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millésimé 1999 and the Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru, and Brut 2002, top Australians including Peter Lehmann Reserve Riesling 2002 and Glaetzer’s Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet, or South Africans like the renowned Engelbrecht Els Proprietor’s Blend 2005 – from champion golfer Ernie Els.

There are wines from Greece – the Biblia Chora Ovilos 2007; Northern Spain – the Pazo de Señorans Seleccion de Añada 2003 from Rias Baixas; France, Hungary, Sicily, Portugal, South Africa and just about every other wine producing region of the world.

‘The one thing these wines have in common is that they have been chosen, from over 9000 wines that were entered for the Decanter World Wine Awards this year, as the best in their class,’ Decanter’s publishing director Sarah Kemp said.

The 54 wines selected for the Gold Room at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter all won an International or Regional Trophy, or a Gold Award at the 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards.

The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter takes place 22 and 23 November 2008 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, London NW1.

Europe’s most prestigious fine wine event and now in its 11th year, the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter showcases more than 600 wines in total from around 100 of the world’s top wine producers.

See next page for full list of wines



1. Taittinger, Prélude Grands Cru NV

2. Taittinger, Brut 2002

3. Heidsieck & Co Monopole Silver Top 2002

4. Veuve Clicquot 2002

5. Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millésimé 1999

6. Domaine Sigalas, Barrel Fermenented, Santorini 2007

7. Biblia Chora Estate, Ovilos, Pangeon 2007

8. Rabl, Schenkenbichl Riesling, Kamptal 2007

9. Pazo de Señorans, Selección Añada, Rias Baixas 2003

10. Terredora, Greco di Tufo ‘Terre degli Angeli’, Campania 2007

11. Spy Valley Wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2007

12. Viña San Pedro, Reserva Castillo de Molina Sauvignon Blanc 2007

13. Lomond, Pincushion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007

14. Elgin Vintners, Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin 2007

15. Tokara, Stellenbosch 2006

16. Glen Carlou, Chardonnay, Paarl 2007

17. Peter Lehmann, Reserve Riesling, Eden Valley 2002

18. Peter Lehmann, Margaret Semillon, Barossa Valley 2002


19. La Châsse du Pape, Vin de Pays d’Oc 2007

20. Domaine de le Baume, La Jeunesse, Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc 2007

21. Domaine Arguti, Le Grand A d’Arguti, Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2006

22. Château Rouquette sur Mer, L’Absolu, Coteaux du Languedoc 2007

23. Château Estoublon, Cuvée Mogador, Baux-de-Provence 2005

24. Cave de Tain, Marks and Spencer, Hermitage 2005

25. Marchesi di Gresy, Gaiun Martinenga, Barbaresco 2001

26. Cascina Bongiovanni, Pernanno, Barolo 2004

27. Michele Chiarlo, Cerequio, Barolo 2004

28. Tenuta L’Illuminata – La Morra, Tebavio, Barolo 2004

29. Podere Sapaio 2005

30. La Spinosa, Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2005

31. Bodegas Peique, Seleccion Familiar 2004

32. Iñaki Nuñez, Pago de Cirsus Selección, Navarra 2003

33. Bodegas Pinord, 7, Priorat 2005

34. Bodegas Castillo de Sajazarra, Digma, Rioja 2004

35. Kanonkop, Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2004

36. Engelbrecht Els, Proprietor’s Blend, Stellenbosch 2005

37. Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 2004

38. Buitenverwachting, Christine, Constantia 2003

39. Elgin Vintners, Shiraz, Elgin 2006

40. Cederberg, Shiraz 2006

41. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley 2006

42. Philip Shaw Wines, No 17 Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 2006

43. Philip Shaw Wines, No 5 Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 2006

44. Vasse Felix, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2005

45. Glaetzer Wines, Anaperenna, Barossa Valley 2006


46. Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, Constantia 2002

47. Patricius Winery, Tokaj 5 Puttonyos, Aszú 2002

48. Harveys Fine Old Amontillado Sherry

49. Bodegas Hidalgo, Palo Cortado Wellington (Vos), Sherry

50. Carlo Pellegrino, Passito Di Pantelleria, Sicily 2007

51. Bodegas Hidalgo, Pedro Ximénez Triana, Sherry

52. Cockburn’s, 20 Year Old Tawny Port NV

53. Ramos Pinto, 30 Year Old Tawny Port NV

54. Taylor’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port NV

Written by decanter.com staff

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