Here are a list of labels to watch for the Top 100 Wine Awards in November for their exceptional character and good pricing.
In the Dry White Wines category: M. Chapoutier, M. Chapoutier Condrieu “Invitare”.
In the Vintage Champagne category: Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Vintage.
In the Non-vintage Champagne category: Taittinger, Brut Reserve.
In the Cabernet category: Torres, Mas La Plana.
In the Shiraz, Syrah and Blends category: Torbreck, Torbreck Runrig Shiraz.
UPDATE: These labels have clinched spots in the Top 100, with one taking the Wine of the Year award.