Wines of the Year 2010
by Tom Cannavan, 12/10
|Once again I present my Wines of the Year - the best wines I have tasted in seven different categories, plus two extra categories: 'Dud' of the Year, and
'Thing' of the Year. There is a link to my tasting notes on all of the wines featured.
As always, I am looking for your entries to be added to this feature too. Your 'dud' should be the worst, or most disappointing wine you have tasted - it could be a cheap wine that was truly horrible,
or an expensive wine that really didn't deliver. 'Thing' is a catch-all category: many people suggest I add extra categories - 'Restaurant of the Year', 'Wine Merchant of the Year' and so on,
but rather than have an ever-expanding range of categories, please use 'Thing' as imaginatively as you like.
Link to Visitors' Lists at bottom of page
Tom's wines of 2010
|Red|| Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion 1985, France|
|White|| Quinta do Feital, Dorado Superior 2008, Portugal|
|Budget red|| Prats & Symington, Post Scriptum Douro Red 2009, Portugal|
|Budget white|| Hilltop Estates Cserszegi Fuszeres 2009, Hungary|
|Sweet|| Disznoko, Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2002, Hungary|
|Sparkling|| Champagne Bollinger, Grande Année 2000, France|
|Fortified|| Quinta do Noval, Nacional Vintage Port 2000, Portugal|
|Dud|| Tesco, Moscatel de Valencia NV, Spain|
|Thing|| Our 25th anniversary|
click to read my full tasting notes for my Wines of the Year 2010
Another fine year of tasting. I was honoured to receive the award as Portuguese Wine Writer of the Year 2010, which has meant four trips to Portugal and tasting over 700 wines, so
lots to choose from there! I also tasted thousands of wines (as well as actually drinking quite a few more of course). I won't comment on all of my selections above as there is a link to tasting notes
on each of them, but just to say that the red of the year - the Cheval Blanc 1985 - certainly goes down as one of my great wine experiences ever, not just in 2010.