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10 award-winning wines for your list this Autumn

If you’re looking for award-winning wines to add to your list or recommend to a client, then look no further. All our wines have been blind-tasted and judged by some of the world’s greatest palates, ensuring they are the perfect picks. The wines below have been especially selected by us for the season of autumn. Enjoy!

 

Red


Pamukkale, Arti, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017, Güney-Denizli, Aegean, Turkey (£14.50, Pamukkale Sarapcilik)

'Super cool and elegant, with a fluid palate and a dry finish.' Rémi Cousin, Le Gavroche. 'Good structure and winemaking - an effortless, juicy wine.' Mattia Mazzi, Cornerstone. 'Potpourri, dried black fruit and spice on the nose, leading to dense jammy fruit and some peppery tannins.' Angela Reddin, team leader. 'A whisper of red berries and strawberries, with a gentle palate. An all-day-long red wine.' Riccardo Guzzardo, Hakkasan Mayfair.

Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany, Italy (£30.13, Enotria&Coe)

'A serious wine with notes of both cooked and dried dark fruit, as well as spice, bell pepper, black peppers and dark flowers. Well-developed, balanced and rounded.' Lucie Hammerschmiedova, Portland Restaurant. 'A robust, earthy and musky wine, with blueberry and red forest fruit on the juicy palate, along with typical spice, earthiness, tar and grippy tannins. Big wine to pair with equally rich food.' Olivier Gasselin, OenoTrade.

Pagos del Rey, Arnegui, Rioja Tinto Joven 2019, Rioja, Spain (£6.00, Matthew Clark)

'An everyday drinking wine, with spiciness on the nose accompanied by complex, rich red fruit.' Riccardo Guzzardo, Hakkasan Mayfair. 'Fresh red berry notes with some gentle green tobacco leaves leading to light rosemary and green coffee bean notes, with some chalky tannins.' Andre Luís Martins, team leader. 'A vibrant wine with ripe strawberries, fleshy tannins and a long, lingering finish.' Mattia Mazzi, Cornerstone.

Piattelli Vineyards, Grand Malbec 2017, Salta, Argentina (£15.87, Hallgarten & Novum Wines)

A light style with some French oak notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, leading to raspberry and blueberry fruits, and culminating in an elegant finish with notes of liquorice.' Tom Forrest, team leader. 'Cherry and herbaceous, with tannins well integrated into the texture of the wine.' Chiara Sieni, MM Grocery.

Chateau de Grand Pré, Morgon 2018, Beaujolais, France (£14.85, Hallgarten & Novum Wines)

'Crunchy red fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, leading to a fresh and delicate palate with pure fruit expression. A good food wine.' Daniel Eriksen, Anglian Country Inns. 'Ripe red fruit with some green bell pepper - this has some structure and an elegant finish with good acidity.' Lionel Periner, team leader.

Norman Hardie, Pinot Noir 2016, Ontario, Canada (£24.69, Bibendum)

'This has really good Pinot character, with juicy, fine, long tannins and some cherry notes.' Jade Koch, team leader. 'This has a very pale hue, with overt, attractive spice on the nose, and a savoury, supple palate with red fruits and mineral undertones.' Victoria Sharples, St John Restaurant Group. 'A really elegant style, with a light grip, soft red fruits and a touch of leather. Delicious.' Andres Ituarte, team leader.

White


Pegões, Fontanário de Pegões, White 2019, Península de Setúbal, Portugal (£6.62, Hallgarten & Novum Wines)

'Great citrus blossom with white floral notes make this crisp and enjoyable. This would be great with dishes that require some counterbalance in terms of freshness, from creamy curries to spiced meat dishes.' Alonso Abed, Trivet. 'Super-fresh and aromatic, with citrus and pear notes, and good balance on the palate, which is round and full, but with good freshness and citrus character.' Charlie Young, team leader.

Soellner, Wogenrain Grüner Veltliner 2018, Wagram, Austria (£12.54, Matthew Clark)

'Fresh, grapefruit aromas leading to a dry, nicely textured palate, with good minerality and soft but flowing acidity. A good food-match wine, and nicely approachable.' Charlie Young, team leader. Lovely, with cherry blossom and white pepper. Brilliant on a hot summer's day with some seafood.' Stephanie Robertson, RA Group.

Lismore, Syrah 2016, Western Cape, South Africa (£25.02, Hallgarten & Novum Wines)

'A young wine with great acidity and some elegant fruit and cacao notes, culminating in a long fine oak finish.' Lionel Periner, team leader. 'A fresh and crisp wine with lively acidity and some juicy, ripe red fruit.' Vivienne Franks, Aspects of Wine. 'Brilliant freshness, with black and red berries, a touch of hay, and darker mocha, forest floor and mushroom components.' Tim Handley, Royal Automobile Club.

Fizz


Fox & Fox, Meunier Brut, Blanc de Noirs 2014, East Sussex, England (£27.65, Fox & Fox)

'This really shows character, with great brioche and spice notes on the nose that all carry through to the palate, along with a slightly floral element.' Agostinho Leite, Bistrot Pierre at The Royal William Yard. 'A complex, more evolved style, with bright citrus fruits, more tertiary notes and creamy texture. Great for an aperitif, or paired with seafood.' Laura Rhys MS, team leader.

Find something that tickled your fancy? Or want to see more award-winning wines? You can explore all of the Sommelier Wine Awards winning wines here.