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Home News > August 2019 > Critics' Choice Trophy Wines 2019

What are the Critics' Choice wines? Simple: they're the wines that have our judges running around the tasting floor to offer them to their friends in mid-flight; the wines that stop whole teams in their tracks; the wines that make our judges think 'when I get back to the office, I'm ordering that little beauty'.

Some are incredible value for money, others are just incredible. Class, character, elegance, uniqueness. It's all here:

  • - Pithon-Paillé, Mozaik, Anjou Blanc NV, Loire, France (£13.34, Enotria&Coe)

  • - Cazes, Ego, Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2017, Roussillon, France (£12.49, Enotria&Coe)

  • - Kloster Eberbach, Estate, Pinot Noir 2016, Rheingau, Germany (£16.00, Boutinot)

  • - Barkan, Altitude 624 2014, Upper Galilee, Israel (£22.67, Kedem Europe)

  • - Zenato, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto, Italy (£35.15, Eurowines)

  • - Mezzacorona, Castel Firmian, Chardonnay 2018, Trentino, Italy (£7.38, Berkmann Wine Cellars)

  • - Damilano, Marghe, Langhe Nebbiolo 2016, Piedmont, Italy (£15.89, Wine Traders)

  • - Stratus, Cabernet Franc 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Canada (£21.36, Bibendum)

  • - Fraser Gallop, Parterre, Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia (£18.40, Bibendum)

  • - Barros, White Port NV, Douro, Portugal (£11.39, 75cl, Hallgarten & Novum Wines)

  • - Chante Cigale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016, Rhône, France (£23.24, Enotria&Coe)

  • - Puklavec Family, Puklavec, Pinot Blanc 1971, Podravje, Slovenia (£82.32, Angel Champagne)

  • - Peter Lehmann, Black Queen, Sparkling Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia (£18.04, Liberty Wines)

  • - Fernando de Castilla, Antique, Oloroso NV, Jerez, Spain (£22.15, 50cl, Boutinot)

See the full tasting notes for these brilliant wines here.