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Top wines of 2018 from Decanter Panel Tastings

In 2018 we've had panel tastings covering Cabernet Franc from South America and the Loire, Riesling from Germany and Australia, as well as little known reds from Greece and whites from Galicia. Plus, California Cabernet 2014, Barolo 2008, Champagne under £40 and French rosé beyond Provence. See the best wines from our 2018 panel tastings below...

In 2018, our panel tastings have seen plenty of exciting results – some predictable and some not so.

We have sifted through thousands of panel tasting wine reviews over the last year to bring you Decanter’s top panel tasting wines of 2018. All wines below achieved scores of 95 and above, covering both the Outstanding and Exceptional award categories.

See Decanter’s top wines of 2018 from panel tastings below

Highly rated by our panel tasting experts, these wines are all well worth seeking out.

What is a panel tasting?

Three world-class wine experts in their field review flights of wines on a set theme. Each expert writes a tasting note and score for each wine, and every score is then averaged to provide a final score, given in the context of the selected tasting theme.

See all of Decanter’s panel tastings

Decanter’s top panel tasting wines of 2018:


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