Best of the best

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Drinks: Wines

The very top four accolades in the Sommelier Wine Awards were selected this week at Imbibe Live.

Wines that had already been recognised as Gold winners in this year’s awards (of a total 1,900 entries) were tasted by 25 top sommeliers at the show. These four represent, in each class, the very best in on-trade wine. 

Wine of the year
Simčič Leonardo 2005 Goriška Brda, Slovenia
£23.85/37.5cl, Bancroft Wines
Fine wine of the year:
Vallet Frères Les Perrières Meursault Premier Cru 2008, Burgundy, France
£38.50, Boutinot
House wine of the year:
Errázuriz 1870 Teno Block Merlot 2010, Curicó Valley, Chile
£5.39, Hatch Mansfield
Gastropub wine of the year:
Wirra Wirra Church Block 2010, McLaren Vale, South Australia
£7.00 Gonzalez Byass

Full Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 results

Congratulations to all the winners.

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Since its launch in March 2007, Imbibe magazine has established itself as the UK’s leading publication for on-trade drinks professionals. Imbibe’s editorial coverage takes in all the main drinks categories, from wine to water, spirits to soft drinks.

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