December 20, 2023
Top 10 Gold Winners At The 2020 London Wine Competition
The 2020 London Wine Competition announced its winners in July. Here are the top 10 wines brands who won gold medals.
The 2020 London Wine Competition which took place on 7th July in London, assessed thousands of wonderful wine brands from around the world. From top-class chardonnays to amazing cabernet sauvignons, the competition was really tough. Below-given wine brands are among the top 10 brands who received gold medals and other special awards. These wine brands are not only high in quality but also provide the best value for the money and wonderful packaging. If you are a wine buyer, bar/restaurant owner, sommelier, or wine lover, these brands are ready to amaze your palates as well as rock the global market.
Following are the top 10 gold medal winners at the 2020 London Wine Competition.
The Dead Arm
The Dead Arm from d’Arenberg is the first bottle on our list of “Top 10 Gold Winners at the London Wine Competition”. This Shiraz has been named ‘Wine of the Year’ at the competition. In addition, the wine has also been awarded “Best in Show by Country”, “Best in Show by Varietal”, and “Best Wine by Quality” along with a gold medal. The series of awards itself says how amazing this wine is. This Shiraz displays red fruits, lifted spice notes, and dark and earthy aromas on the nose. On the palate, the wine is perfectly balanced with flavour, tannin, acid. There is an impressive amount of concentration in this wine but at the same time it feels somewhat more restrained. To know more about this wine, visit d’Arenberg website.
On the second position on our list “Top 10 Gold Winners at the London Wine Competition” is Chinati 2015 from Fattoria Villa Saletta Società Agricola srl. Apart from winning a gold medal, this wine has also secured “Best in Show by Country”, “Best in Show by Varietal”, and “Best Wine by Value” awards at the 2020 LWC. This blend is made using traditions of Tuscan heritage. The Chianti 2015 shows of ruby red colour with violet tinges on the opening. It lets out intense aromas focusing on floral and fruit notes. This full-bodied wine is fresh, smooth, and well-balanced with a complex consistency. On the palate, it displays hints of violets, cherries, and vanilla. It is well fused with smoky sensations. It shows the characteristic intensity of Sangiovese, tannins that boast suppleness in their texture, and a vibrant, dynamic freshness. To know more, visit Fattoria Villa Saletta Società Agricola srl.
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Alpasión Grand Cabernet Franc 2016
The Alpasión Grand Cabernet Franc 2016 from Alpasion Wines is on the third position of our list “Top 10 Gold Winners at the London Wine Competition”. Apart from a gold medal, this wine also received “Best in Show by County” and “Best in Show by Varietal” awards at the competition. The 2016 Alpasión Grand Cabernet Franc comes with good volume, boasts an intense ruby color and bright aromas of cherries, ripe currants and hints of leaves, green peppers, and a marked mineral touch. The palate of this wine reminds you of peppers and spices. This is balanced with notes of coffee and chocolate, brought by 12 months of ageing in French Bordeaux style barrels.
Beaune Toussaints 1er Cru 2017
On the fourth position on our list “Top 10 Gold Winners at the London Wine Competition” is the Beaune Toussaints 1er Cru from Chateau de Meursault. This gold medal winner has also received “Best in Show by Country” and “Best in Show by Varietal” awards in the competition. The vintage 2017 has brilliant garnet colour. Its nose lets out aromas of very ripe red and black fruits. It is a gourmet, tender, rich, precise and elegant wine. To know more, please visit Chateau de Meursault website.
Fifth wine in our list “Top 10 Gold Winners at the London Wine Competition” is the 2016 Barrouge from Barlow Vineyards. This gold medal winner has a wonderful black sour cherry element with hints of sweet vanilla and cocoa. The palate shows fruit flavours ranging from red cherry to black currants and ending hints of plum. It finishes with soft elegant tannins and touches of roasted almonds, espresso, and chocolate flavours received from the French oak. To know more, please visit Barlow Vineyards website.
Also read, Barlow Vineyards “Barrouge” Grabs The Gold Medal.
2016 Knights Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Knights Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon by Knights Bridge Winery from the United States won a Gold medal at the London Wine Competition held on July 7, 2020. Knights Bridge Winery’s 2016 Knights Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has compelling aromas of blueberry, star anise and cacao, along with subtle hints of sweet French oak and Asian spice.
Chant D’éole Blanc de Blancs 2015
This Chant D’éole Blanc de Blancs gets its fineness from the blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc after it is aged in the cellar for at least 2 years. It shows of inimitable sparkle, delicate bubbles accompanied by luminous golden reflections. The nose has fresh fruit and ripe citrus aromas.
2017 GEO Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2017 GEO Cabernet Sauvignon from Silverado Vineyards grabbed a gold medal at the 2020 London Wine Competition. The wine has robust aromas of florals, sweet fruits, and hints of anise, baking spices and dark chocolate. This full-bodied wine has good tannin structure and flavours of black cherry crisp, blackberries, mocha, violets, and a long berry finish. To know more, please visit Silverado Vineyards website.
2014 Solo Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado Vineyard’s 2014 SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon from United States (Napa, CA) won the “Best Wine By Package” along with a Gold medal, “Best in Show by Country,” and “Best in Show by Varietal” at the London Wine Competition. Aged for 19 months in oak barrels, 2014 SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold Cab that has aromas of dark fruit with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cassis. Intense fruit, dark chocolate, toasty oak & spice lead to a velvety, long finish with refined tannins. To know more, please visit Silverado Vineyards website.
Also read, Meet The Best Wine By Package.
2017 Estate Merlot
The 2017 Estate Merlot from Shaw Wines has a spicy nose with blueberry and mulberry notes followed by liquorice and smoky overtones. On the palate, it has ripe blueberry and blackberry flavours with hints of floral. To know more, please visit Shaw Wines website.
View 2020 London Wine Competition results here.