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G Top 100 Wine Awards Unveiled: Best 5 Wines of 2015

Add these award-winning tipples by Gourmet and Travel Top 100 Wines to your cellar.

Into its sixth year and ninth iteration, the Gourmet and Travel Top 100 Wines is a trusted guide of the year’s most exciting wines put together by a panel of wine experts. This year, 11 panellists were tasked with blind-tasting, judging and rating wines using a 20-point scoring system, and the top 100 wines picked from an entry of over 200 labels are a reflection of bottles these experts would personally buy. Here are the results for G’s top five wines for 2015:

 

1) White Wine of the Year 

NEWTON JOHNSON, FAMILY VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY 2013 Origin: South Africa Price: $90, from Stellez Vine

2) SWEET WINE OF THE YEAR 

ASKERNE, HAWKE’S BAY NOBLE SEMILLON 2007 Origin: New Zealand Price: $60, Hockhua Wines

3) RED WINE OF THE YEAR 

MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI, LUCE DELLA VITE, LUCE, IGT 2012 Origin: Italy Price: $198, from Water and Wine

4) NON-VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE OF THE YEAR 
5) VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE OF THE YEAR 

TAITTINGER, COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE BLANC DE BLANCS VINTAGE 2005 Origin: France Price: $285, from Culina

Tasting notes for all 100 wines can be found in the 15th issue of Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, on sale now at leading bookstores. Download the digital edition at www.thepeakmagazine.com/G