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Top wines of 2015: Decanter 50 star buys

Decanter experts have searched the top wines of 2015 to find 50 'star buys' spanning wine regions all over the world. Here is the final list of wines broken into five collections, including the top 10 wines of 2015 and four further selections based on region. Keep an eye out for Steven Spurrier's top wines of 2015, too - to be published later this week.

Top wines of 2015: Decanter 50 star buys

[Page updated on 29 December 2015] The star buys selection is taken from thousands of wine tasted during 2015, and includes 14 wines under £20 – meaning there’s a host of affordable treats to kickstart your seasonal festivities.

The top 10 wines are now available to view (29 December), and there are also four further collections covering the the other 40 star buys, which are not ranked.

The collections include: star buys from the Americas, including Chile, Argentina and the US; star buys from France, Italy and England; star buys from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; and star buys from Spain and Portugal.

Decanter star buys:

How the wines were chosen

Our experts – Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Xavier Rousset MS – have chosen Decanter’s 50 star buys from the hundreds of wines rated Outstanding in 2015.

Every one scored 18.5/20 (95/100) points and above during the past 12 months and are taken from Decanter magazine’s monthly panel tastings and Weekday Wines, as well as recommendations from our writers that have been published in feature articles and supplements.

Our three experts retasted the wines blind (only the principal grape variety and vintage were known) and judged them totally on their own merits.

The tasting included lots of stylistic differences, but our panel unanimously agreed on the final 50. See the first few wines below.

Page updated on 29 December 2015

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