Penfolds gets major votes at wine competition
The most voted red wines include the Australian Penfolds Grange 2012, Italian Monteverro 2012 and Henschke Hill of Grace 2012.
The most popular white wines included the Australian Sirromet Le Sauvage Chardonnay 2013, Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2010 and Emmerich Knoll Grûner Veltliner Vinothekfûllung 2015. Favourites among the Champagnes were Dom Perignon 2002, followed by Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 and Roederer Cristal 2002.
The French wines gaining the most votes were Guigal La Mouline 2010, Le Pin 2010 and Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2010. American favorites were Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 2012 and Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
BWW – the Best Wine of the World Competition said the public votes and votes given by wine professionals were tallied, and the wines with the most votes from each competition category enter the finals. In the finals, the wines underwent a blind evaluation by panels consisting of leading wine writers, Masters of Wine and wine professionals. Less than 1 per cent of all the wines in the competition were selected for the finals.
The award giving body said the competition differs significantly from other wine competitions in that the wines are selected by consumers all around the world.
The competition is arranged by wine information platform Tastingbook.com and fine wine magazines – FINE Magazines. Tastingbook started in 2015 where over 5,000 wine professionals from 59 countries are keeping it updated. It has up-to-date tasting reports virtually from every major tastings from all around the world.