When you've selected a wine, use our free wine encyclopedia to learn more about it. Now is the ideal time to stock up too, as Tesco currently has a promotion: buy six bottles or more and save 25% on deliveries until 1 … Strict tasting rules were applied. In 2018, Wine Enthusiast tasted, rated and reviewed 24,753 wines. Strict tasting rules were applied. As we head into another year of rigorous wine reviews with the Wine Selectors Tasting Panel, my thoughts turn to the highlights of 2019. Double Gold Medal, Castello di CacchianoChianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2009 "Millennio"$40Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this wine undergoes slow temperature-controlled fermentation and aging for 3-4 years in a combination of small French oak casks, barriques and tonneaux before bottling.Aroma: Cherry compote, ripe berries, black briar fruit character, ripe plum, peaches, garden-like, touch of fennel, peppery, spice, earthy, wood, oak.Palate: Dark cherry compote, sour cherry, black cherry, raspberry, pretty dark berry character, currants, dark plum, melon, herbs, nutmeg, peppery notes, earthy, wood, oak, light smoke, structured tannins, good acidity.Finish: Strawberry, wood, smoky, clean, smooth, well balanced, complex, concentrated, powerful, lovely. Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide. They just might have a few extra bottles on hand or can direct you to retailers and restaurants that have the wine in stock. Anne Krebiehl MW finished the decade in style – releasing her first book, the excellent Wines of Germany, and travelling to all parts of the globe to judge Riesling competitions, visit wineries, discover little gems and have a quasi-supernatural experience on the Sonoma Coast. {} Following fermentation in concrete tanks the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak before bottling.Aroma: Black cherries, deep cherry, bright cherry, blueberry, black fruit, plum, violet, mushrooms, thyme, peppery, tobacco, dusty earth, complex, slightly smoky, alluring.Palate: Ripe black cherries, sour cherry, ripe plum, black fruit, raspberry, ripe berries, juicy, dried fruit, hint of cinnamon, clove, wood, voluptuous mouthfeel, smooth, high acid.Finish: Dark cherry, berries, chocolately, vanilla, ripe, smooth, complex, structured, elegant. I’ve done the hard yards for you and put together five of the best Croatian wines I think you should try. Gold Medal, Il CastelvecchioChianti Colli Fiorentini 2011$12This wine is made from a blend of Sangiovese (90%) and Merlot (10%) grapes, with wood aging for 12 months prior to bottling.Aroma: Boysenberry, blackberry, mixed berry jam, faint wild berry, some dark cherries, spice, slight licorice, muted.Palate: Black cherries, deep cherry, briar fruit, ripe red plum, raisins, orange peel, clove, nutmeg, herbs, oregano, earth, dusty tannin, high acid.Finish: Soft cherry, herbal, pepper, mineral, tobacco, pleasant.Gold Medal. Prices indicated do not include tax. Our archives contain every Top 100 list from 2020 back to the debut year, 1988, with full reviews, including rank, score, release price, tasting note and recommended timeframe to drink. Disclaimer: This section of the website is intended for visitors 21 years of age and older. Juicy, fruity and full bodied. 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