Now that the best show on earth is firmly behind us and it’s a tournament that we won’t be remembering all too fondly in this country, we thought it was about time we revealed our winner. As you can see from the table above, it really was a battle to the very end between New World Wines and their Old World counterparts. In the end, the USA just fell short at the final hurdle with our judges electing to vote for the French offering.
Were there any surprises? We don’t think so. A quarter-final quartet of France, Germany, USA and Australia is hardly a surprise with the quality of wines these countries are producing. Some more unique countries showed well with Romania being knocked out in the quarter-final stage.
When speaking about the winning wine, the judges all agreed that it was a fantastic little tipple worthy of winning the accolade of World of Wine Winner!
Click below for comments and a full list of wines.
Dave: “The French offering was both delicious and zesty with a lovely texture with real backbone, a worthy winner, and really no surprise at all”
Alex: “I penciled it in as a white beauty from the start. Lovely texture with beautiful minerality, it tasted like a winner, and I’m glad it ended up being one”
Andy: “What a corker. Lovely dried fruits, with grassy notes and a perfect minerality, with nice acidity and perfect balance. I’d love to drink this every single night”
A full list of the competing wines:
France: Domaine louis Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaulignot 2011 (Competition Winner)
Argentina: Fincas del Sur Malbec 2011 (Group Stages)
Portugal: Quinta de Vale Veados 2011 (Group Stages)
Romania: Dragon Hills Syrah 2013 (Quarter Final)
Italy: Le Dolci Colline Prosecco NV (Quarter Finals)
Australia: Albacore Reserve Shiraz Durif 2008 (Semi Finals)
England: Ridgeview Cuvee Merret Bloomsbury Brut 2011 (Group Stages)
South Africa: Devil’s Peak Limited Edition Chenin Blanc 2013 (Group Stage)
Chile: Perez Cruz Winemakers Selection 2011 (Group Stage)
Spain: Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2003 (Quarter Finals)
Austria: Weingut Sepp Moser Breiter Rain Gruner Veltliner 2011 (Group Stage)
USA: Zin & Repentance Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 (Runners-Up)
New Zealand: Belmonte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Group Stage)
Lebanon: Chateau Musar 2004 (Group Stage)
Turkey: Urla Vourla 2010 (Quarter Finals)
Germany: Hans Lang Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2012 (Semi Finals)