Top 50 wines of 2014

news  %tages Top 50 wines of 2014A review of the wines tasted in 2014.From more than 4,800 wines tasted and rated by Decanter’s expert tasters and writers over the past 12 months, we have picked out the highest-scoring, best-value bottles available in the UK. And with 20 wines priced at £20 or below, there’s a host of affordable gems to continue your seasonal festivities…
Here is the list of the Top 50 wines of 2014.

United Kingdom, Sugrue Pierre, South Downs, England 2010

January 17, 2015

Made by Dermot Sugrue, former winemaker at Nyetimber, this is the second vintage from a vineyard planted on chalk in More… New Zealand Felton Road, Calvert, Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago 2012

January 17, 2015

Hard to read when first poured, but it opens up in the glass to reveal a Pinot Noir of fantastic More…

New Zealand Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough 2011

August 17, 2015

Elegant and quite complex, with forceful, powerful cherry and berry fruit flavours and an underlying sappy, savoury, mineral character that More…

New Zealand Kusuda, Riesling, Martinborough 2013 January 17, 2015

Winemaker Hiroyuki Kusuda has made a stunning dry wine. Subtle and delicate, but concentrated lavender, mandarin and raw apricot notes, More…

New Zealand, Greywacke, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2012

January 17, 2015

Elegant with concentrated red cherry, violet, mixed spice and coffee flavours. Sweet fruit is balanced by fine tannins that help More…

Italy (Veneto), Viviani, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008

January 17, 2015

Fragrant mint and tobacco notes over deep, forceful aromas of plum and cherry. Perfectly balanced, with sensuous black cherry fruit More…

Italy, Veneto, Selva Capuzza, Selva, Lugana 2012

August 17, 2015

From the estate’s oldest and highest vines, located 6km south of Lake Garda, this single-vineyard example is a crisp, mineral, More…

Italy, Veneto, Cà Lojera, Lugana 2012

August 17, 2015

Expressive, citrus nose, with colorless fruits and pure, mineral palate that goes on and on. Produced from Turbiana, or Trebbiano More… Italy, Veneto, Cà dei Frati, Brolettino, Lugana 2011

January 17, 2015

Fine fruit nose of peaches and apples with excellent organize and mineral depth. This wine impresses with its tension and More…

Italy, Tuscany, Pian dell’Orino, Brunello di Montalcino 2008

January 17, 2015

Captures this vintage’s cool spring then blindingly sunny autumn. With an intense perfume of mint and cranberry, and delicately layered More…

Italy, Tuscany, Melini, Vigneti La Selvanella, Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

August 17, 2015

Masculine and generous with forest fruit aromas. Rustic with flavours of leather and wild game and gripping tannins. Plump and More…

New Zealand, Fromm, Clayvin Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2011

January 17, 2015

Powerful and scented in a restrained, elegant style. Pure, perfumed wine with a fine-grained texture and very lengthy end. This More…

Portugal, Filipa Pato, Nossa Calcário Branco, Bairrada 2011 January 17, 2015

A smoky, flinty nose and palate bluster colorless peach and a lively streak of zesty, limey acidity. A wine with More…

South Africa, Boekenhoutskloof, Semillon, Franschhoek 2010

January 17, 2015

From bush-vine blocks registered in 1902 and 1942. Peach blossom and orange peel aromas, intense citrus palate developing nuttiness and More…

Spain Sherry, Bodegas Hidalgo, Napoleon, Manzanilla Amontillada

January 17, 2015

Glorious amber hue with red hints. A nose overloaded with vanilla, almonds, coconut and mocha. Pungent, punchy palate: firm grip, More…

Spain, La Rioja Alta, 890, Rioja Gran Reserva 1998

January 17, 2015

Classic, long-aged Rioja nose dominated by developed, tertiary components: black tea, fine leather, balsamic notes. Hightoned mouthfeel, with fantastic acidity More…

Spain, La Calandria, Pura Garnacha, Cientruenos, Navarra 2011

January 17, 2015

Expressive bramble and fine oak aromas on the nose. The palate is rich and full bodied with a dense expression More… Spain, Dominio do Bibei, Lalama, Ribeira Sacra 2010

January 17, 2015

Located on the banks of the Bibei River where Romans once found large deposits of gold, this Mencía blended with More…

Spain, Domaines Lupier, La Dama Garnacha, Navarra 2009

January 17, 2015

Grapes selected from 75- to 100-year-ancient vines grown on 27 small plots at 400m to 750m elevation. Perfumed, tarry nose More…

Spain, Bodegas Artazu, Artadi, Santa Cruz de Artazu, Navarra 2009 January 17, 2015

80-year-ancient Garnacha from vineyards at 750m elevation. Perfumed nose with black cherry and damson, sandalwood and floral scents. Complex, mineral More…

Spain, Bastión de la Luna, Tintos de Mar, Rias Baixas 2011

January 17, 2015

This Galician province may not usually be associated with red wines, but the owner has built a reputation for building More…

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