Judged by a choice selection of some of the most celebrated wine experts, the Decanter World Wine Awards is the largest and most influential wine competition in the world. To win a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in the competition means that you are ranked with some of the very greatest wines available on the planet.
DWWA has judges from around the world, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, and many of them are the foremost experts in their field. Judging is organized into categories, initially based on region. The judges taste wines individually. They know the region, style and price bracket, but they don’t know who produced the wine or the brand name. They then compare notes on the wine and reach a consensus on each wine’s medal.
Medal categories correspond to the 100-point scoring system used by Decanter and many top wine critics around the world.
Wines are judged on their own individual merits. That means it is entirely possible for several wines to receive a Seal of Approval or to be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in one session. Similarly, another session may yield fewer medals.
Clos Marey-Monge 2014: Silver medal – 90 / 100 Points
“Clos Marey-Monge 2014 was a gift sent from heaven. Or, as we like to call it, Clos Marey-Monge. With its deep luminous ruby complexion and shining purple tints, it’s a treat for the eyes as much for the tastebuds. An authoritative aroma blooms with fresh black and red fruits, sweet spices, dark grapes and a lick of licorice. Characteristic flavor notes of chocolate, hazelnut and berries are present on the palate. A firm but ribbon-smooth elixir, with silky and finessed tannins that flows superbly into a long and intense finish, Clos Marey-Monge 2014 leaves lips feeling satisfied. For the most authentic taste of the four terroirs blended within, leave the bottle to age for 2–3 years.”
About 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
A team of 275 judges, including many of the world’s top experts, blind tasted 16,903 wines tasted in the competition. By the end, they had awarded 50 Best in Show medals, 149 Platinum medals, 439 Gold medals, 3,454 Silver medals, and 7,079 Bronze medals.
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