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Top supermarket wines: DWWA medal winners

At the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, wines available in UK supermarkets secured top wins for white, sparkling and fortified wines. Here are the Gold and Platinum medal winners you can find at your local...

DWWA 2019: Top supermarket wines

Over 280 of the world’s top wine experts blind tasted close to 17,000 wines at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. One of the outcomes: there are some great-value wines to be added to your shopping list. From bargain finds at Asda to age-worthy winners at high street favourites such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, the wines below secured Gold and Platinum medals.

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Yet again, Waitrose Cellar came out on top with a Gold and Platinum win, including one of the top-scoring wines in this list. The Exclusive Vintage Reserve Brut from Squerryes hails from Kent, England, giving UK supermarket shoppers the excuse to buy local. Not to mention these bubbles are ‘mouth-wateringly moreish,’ as the DWWA judges report.

If you’re hunting for undeniably good value, look no further than Asda for the Gold medal winner from Wine Atlas. Crisp and with uplifting acidity, the Fetească Regală is a refreshing and inexpensive compliment to any sunny afternoon.

To satisfy those with a sweet tooth, two fortified wines secured Gold medals at this year’s competition. For Port lovers, C0-op stocks Taylor’s age-worthy 2004 Vintage Port from Quinta de Vargellas and for a sweet toffee finish, look no further than Waitrose for González Byass’ Matusalem V.O.R.S. Sherry.

Another highlight, Morrisons The Best Chablis 1er Cru received a Platinum medal and was described by DWWA judges as ‘fabulous’ and ‘incredibly vibrant.’

Great value DWWA 2019 winners available in UK supermarkets

Morrisons, The Best, Chablis 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2013

Points – 97
DWWA 2019 Platinum Medal: Incredibly vibrant and youthful for its age, this Premier Cru is rich with layers of fresh almonds, baked citrus, honeyed florals, lemon zest and a lick of cream. Succulent and rounded with a lasting freshness. Fabulous.

Waitrose, Squerryes, Exclusive Vintage Reserve Brut, Kent, England, United Kingdom, 2014

Points – 97
DWWA 2019 Platinum Medal: Absolute classic, with a nose of bread, brioche, white peach and apple. Lovely integration on the palate, with crunchy cranberry, red currant and red apple skin notes and a long, satisfying finish. Mouth-wateringly moreish.

Waitrose, González Byass, Matusalem Cream VORS, Cream, Jerez, Spain

Points – 96
DWWA 2019 Gold Medal: A marvel of complex Dundee cake, toasted hazelnut, cocoa and treacle aromas unfold to reveal a spicy, smoky, densely structured palate with a delicious long, sweet toffee finish.

Marks & Spencer, Saint Clair James Sinclair Sauvignon Blanc, Dillons Point, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018

Points – 95
DWWA 2019 Gold Medal: A restrained and elegant style with more apple and citrus notes than exotic or gooseberry. Refreshing line of acidity and good complexity with a pleasant, minerally finish.

Asda, Wine Atlas Fetească Regală, Romania, 2018

Points – 95
DWWA 2019 Gold Medal: Undeniably good value, with lovely concentration of melon and citrus that open on the nose and are repeated on the palate, along with uplifting acidity.

Co-op Taylor’s, Quinta de Vargellas, Single Quinta Vintage, Port, 2004

Points – 95
DWWA 2019 Gold Medal: All the elements necessary for long maturation are well-aligned here, starting with a pungent nose of open florals and rich plums, before rich, big and fleshy black fruits on the expansive palate.

DWWA 2019 results out now: search for top medal winners here


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