DWWA Results 2024

DWWA Results 2024

 

DWWA 2024

Every year we enter our wines into various competitions to benchmark them against other wines. The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world. Once again, this year's awards showcased an impressive array of wines and highlighted the abundance of winemakers, regions, and varieties across the globe.

 

The Judging Process

DWWA 2024 brought together hundreds of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers from over 33 countries worldwide, who blind taste over 18,000 wines. The diverse panel of judges and wines establishes the DWWA as the leading authority on wine recommendations.

First, the wines are scored out of 100 by each judge individually and entered into the DWWA computer system. The panel chair then leads a discussion among the entire panel to determine the final score and whether the wine should receive a bronze, silver, or gold medal.

This year, EWGA entered multiple wines, all of which received fantastic scores. We believe we offer the best value for money on wines at all price points and only sell wines that we would be happy to drink ourselves!

 

Berton Vineyards The Bonsai Shiraz - Australia (93 Points)

Bonsai Shiraz

Berton Vineyards' Bonsai Shiraz earned an impressive 93-point rating and a silver medal. This wonderful red wine is produced in the High Eden subregion within Barossa Valley, South Australia. Berton Vineyards have one of Australia's top 20 largest wineries, with vines thriving at an elevation of approximately 500 meters above sea level!

The Bonsai Shiraz entices with a spicy nose, revealing notes of roasted meat, prunes and black pepper, cedary nuances. On the palate, it delivers a juicy intensity with well-measured tannins, embodying the premium quality and global allure of High Eden's celebrated red styles.

 

Veiga Naum Albarino - Spain (92 Points)

Veiga Naum Albarino

From Spain's coastal wine region Rias Baixas, the Veiga Naum Albariño stood out with a silver medal and an impressive 92-point rating. Renowned for its sophisticated white wines, this region takes pride in the native Albariño grape. The terroir, predominantly composed of clay, sand, and limestone, contributes to the unique character of the wines.

This Albariño has enticing aromas of pear, with hints of spearmint, apple skin, and lanolin. On the palate, it offers a generous texture and a distinctive saline finish, embodying the freshness typical of the Rias Baixas region.

 

Boizel Brut Reserve Champagne - France (91 Points)

Boizel Reserve 2023 FR0073

 

At EWGA we are honoured to enhance the development of this great champagne house. Boizel's Brut Réserve hails from the prestigious Champagne region and was awarded a silver medal and a commendable 91-point rating. With an intimate understanding of each hillside and village, Boizel meticulously sources grapes from the finest crus, ensuring the creation of exceptional Champagnes.

This Brut Réserve has a pretty nose of red berries and blue fruit. On the palate, it offers an exquisite blend of Mirabelle pear, raspberry, tangy stone fruit and a red cherry finish.

 

Other wines from our portfolio tasted in this edition of the DWWA:

 

Berton Vineyards, Reserve Chardonnay, Barossa - 88 points

Attractive, with struck match and gun smoke leading to a palate of lemon, apple, pear, toasted nut and a neat acidity.

Berton Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra - 86 points

Pretty aromas of salted plum and herbal mint, palate of fine-grained tannins and supple oak.

Berton Vineyards, Reserve Shiraz, Barossa - 88 points

Masses of charred oak and dark fruit, while the palate is graced with cinnamon, cocoa, salty liquorice and plush, sweet fruit.

Domaine Ferrandiere, Le Grand Vin Blanc - 89 points

Ripe white peach, melon and elegant creamy oak aromas on the nose. Long, with a warm finish.

Casali Del Barone, 150+1 Barbera - 87 points

Light cherry nose, a touch herbaceous. The palate is juicy of red currant, blueberry, plum, and violet, with prevalent oak, and forest floor finish.

Casali Del Barone, 150+1 Gavi - 87 points

Aromas of fresh chamomile flowers. The palate continues with a floral profile, crisp apple and lemon fruit, and a moderately long, clean finish.

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli, Salice Salentino - 86 points

Raspberry jam with hints of espresso, mocha and herbs, elegant yet soft finish.

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli, Vermentino - 87 points

Floral notes and nice stone fruit character, fresh and bright.

Eguren Ugarte, Blanco, Crianza - 90 points

Creamy vanilla on the nose, with notes of mango and lime aromas. Very soft texture on the palate, pithy finish.

Eguren Ugarte, Blanco - 89 points

Aromatic nose displaying scents of jasmine, lemon zest and blossom. Refreshing and pithy on the palate.

Eguren Ugarte, Reserva, Rioja - 89 points

Chocolatey nose, with notes of dried fruits, baking spices and savoury nuances. Creamy yet firm tannins.

Eguren Ugarte, Crianza, Rioja - 90 points

Respectful oak aromas framing ripe plums and blueberries on the nose. Structured and spicy on the palate. Warm and chalky.

Valduero, Tierra Alta en 2 Maderas - 88 points

Quite oaky, with notes of toasty oak, vanilla and bacon fat. Dry palate, with supple tannins.

Clos Montblanc, Únic Chardonnay - 86 points

Spicy and toasty nose with aromas of ripe peaches, caramel and vanilla. Smoky on the palate.

Hambledon, Classic Brut - 92 points

Intense citrus and green apple, layered with evolved gingerbread, brioche, hints of caramel and spice, and a delicate leafy-ness. Rich and textured with a fine mousse.

Claude Baron, Le Saphir Brut - 90 points

Inviting, floral and aromatic lemon on the nose, rich ripe fruit, biscuit and nut on the palate.

Tocavi EscapaT - 87 points

Some wild and animal character under rich forest berry fruits. Mineral and tasty, very fresh.

Bodegas Riojanas, Monte Real, Reserva - 89 points

Traditional savoury nose with aromas of baked plums and smoked game. Earthy palate, juicy finish.

Mt Vernon, Malbec - 86 points

Intense brambled berry fruit with rose, vanilla and hints of Christmas spice. Generous juicy palate with integrated tannins.

Kopke, Colheita, Port 2010 - 92 points

Dried orange blossom, preserved peach and orange marmalade, along with sherbet and candied citrus notes, lovely fresh bees wax character.

Kopke, 10 Year Old Tawny, Port - 91 points

A lovely blend of cherries, caramel, dates, earth, iodine vegetal notes with aguardiente sappiness and a long lingering finish.

Kopke, Colheita, Port 2007 - 94 points

Dried black cherries and floral notes along with cinnamon and caramel adding complexity, fresh and savoury with a sweet spicy finish.

 

To check out the full list of Decanter World Wide Awards 2024 results click here.

 

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