With over 600 fine wines to choose from at this years Fine Wine Encounter, we set Alistair Cooper the enviable task of picking his top wine discoveries, 5 from the classic regions and 5 from more unusual locations...

The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter is about so much more than the traditional wine regions. Yes, there were exceptional Masterclasses featuring the likes of Château Figeac, Château Palmer and Marques de Riscal, but it is also a platform for lesser known regions to showcase their quality in front of thousands of wine lovers.

We asked Alistair Cooper to pick 5 of his favourites from the classic wine regions, followed by 5 from less widely trodden locations.

Top picks from the 2016 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter:


Catena, Alta Malbec 2009

Catena, Alta Malbec, Mendoza 2009

Powerful and brooding nose of violets, blueberry and stewed plums. Medium to full bodied, with some good freshness and a…

Points 91

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