Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 results
Wines from Chile and France led the field in the most prestigious category of the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2016, taking six and nine of the ‘platinum – best in show‘ medals. Out of nearly 16,000 wines tasted, only 31 reached the top-tier, previously known as international trophies.
Judgement of Tobacco Dock
In a major victory for the US in the 40th anniversary year of the Judgement of Paris, an Oregon Pinot Noir beat both premier and grand cru Burgundy wines to take the platinum – best in show prize for Pinot Noir over £15.
Wines were judged blind by 240 of the world’s best palates, including 69 Masters of Wine and 26 Master Sommeliers, during one week at London’s Tobacco Dock. Platinum winners went forward to a special tasting at Decanter headquarters to decide best in show prizes.