Home News > July 2018 > Critics' Choice Trophy Wines from SWA 2018

People often ask how we pick our Critics’ Choice wines. The answer is simple: they’re the wines that bring a big smile to the faces of our tasters and have them scurrying around the tasting floor to show their new find to their friends.

Critics’ Choice wines are usually amazing value for money, whatever their price; wines of character, elegance and class that should be on the radar of all our readers, and this year was certainly no exception... 

> Bodegas Yuste, La Kika, Manzanilla NV, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
> Henners, Reserve 2010, East Sussex, England 
> Jean-Luc Colombo, La Belle de Mai, St Péray 2016, Rhône, France 
> Vakakis, Epogdoon, Barrel, Muscat Blanc 2015, Samos, Greece
> Cramele Recas, Daciana, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Banat, Romania
> Fernando de Castilla, Antique, Amontillado NV, Jerez, Spain
> Nicolis, Ambrosan, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 Veneto, Italy
> Walter Hansel, South Slope, Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley, California, USA
> Bruno Rocca, Rabajà, Barbaresco 2014, Piedmont, Italy
> Spier, 21 Gables, Pinotage 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa
> Viña Pomal, Selección 500 2014, Rioja, Spain
> Uggiano, Fagiano, Chianti Riserva 2013, Tuscany, Italy  
> Sogrape, Sandeman 40 Year Old Tawny NV, Douro, Portugal

See the full tasting notes for these brilliant wines here