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As a perk of the job, every year whilst judging the competition we allow our judges to select the wines that they absolutely love.

In this way, they are able to create their own personal wine list prior to even knowing what the wine actually is. They only get to know the details once the results are released, like everybody else, but their hard work shopping for new wines is already done...

Here’s the list of the top 10 wines picked by our judges during the 2019 judging days:


Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Dona Ermelinda Branco 2018, Palmela, Portugal
(Gold, Casa Ermelinda Freitas, £6)


Ottella, Back to Silence 2017, Lombardy, Italy
(Silver, Enotria&Coe, £18)


Oliveda, Furot del Monestir 2014, Catalonia, Spain
(Gold, Oliveda, £17.05)


Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir 2015, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
(Gold, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, £25.83)


Lismore, The Age of Grace, Viognier 2017, Western Cape, South Africa
(Gold, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, £16.17)


Boroli, Cerequio, Barolo 2013, Piedmont, Italy
(Gold, Top Selection, £81.14)


Puklavec Family, Puklavec, Pinot Blanc 1971, Podravje, Slovenia
(Gold & Critic’s Choice, Puklavec Family, £82.32)


Rocca di Frassinello, Baffonero 2015, Tuscany, Italy
(Gold, Bibendum, £130.98)


Graham Beck, Brut Rosé 2012, Robertson, South Africa
(Gold, Bibendum, £15.51)


Antoine Moueix Propriétés, Château Capet-Guillier, St-Emilion Grand Cru, 2015, Bordeaux, France
(Gold, Antoine Moueix Propriétés, £36.47)

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