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Australia Makes It Big At The London Wine Competition 2022

25/04/2022

Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat scored the top score value of 97 Points and won the Gold Medal and were the top scorers.

The results of the 2022 London Wine Competition are out. After numerous tastings, writing down tasting notes, and pondering, the winners for the 5th edition of the London Wine Competition have been announced. The wines that participate are judged on the criteria of quality, value, and packaging. For a wine to be a medal winner, the wine must score well in all three factors with the most weightage for quality.

London’s top sommeliers and wine buyers came together on March 21-22 at St Mary’s Church in London’s Marylebone. They tasted a vast array of wines and gradually the judging of the London Wine Competition reached its peak. The judging panel consisted of some of the top sommeliers from London’s most prestigious restaurants like Annabel’s Club, the Stafford, and the Dorchester.

It was a fabulous year for Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat from Australia which won the Best Wine by Quality Award along with the Best Wine by Country which makes it a huge achievement for Australia. Not just this, many other wineries from Australia bagged numerous awards at the 2022 London Wine Competition. Here are the Australian wines that won awards. 

Gibson Reserva Shiraz 2019, Australia - Best Shiraz

Gibson Reserva Shiraz 2019, Australia - Best Shiraz

Moss Brothers Moses Rock 2019, Australia - Best Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay, Australia - Best Chardonnay

2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Australia - Best Pinot Noir

2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir

2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Australia - Winner of the Best Wine By Varietal for Pinot Noir

Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat scored the top score value of 97 Points and won the Gold Medal and were the top scorers. 

Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat is a luscious fortified dessert wine that is vibrant, deep, amber-brown in colour and has a beautiful body with a lifted bouquet. It is matured in old cakes which helps in producing rich and rancio complexity. The qualities of the wine are also reflected in its label with the original artwork of Merilyn Hutton. 

Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat

Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia - Winner of the 2022 London Wine Competition

COLOUR - Amber-Brown

NOSE: Pronounced aromas of Toffee, raisins, candied fruits, chocolate, mocha and dates. 

PALATE: Generous and flavourful palate with notes of toast, caramel and raisins

FINISH: A complex, long and clean finish with slight hints of toffee and raisin.

ABV: 18% 

SIZE: 375 mL

Richard Dennis, the Sales Director of the Prosecco brand Della Vite, and formerly of Benchmark Drinks, judged the competition for the third year. He mentioned that the key criteria he looks out for when buying wine are its expression. “Wines should have a distinctive character and be memorable,” he says, ‘and that includes the packaging.”

The Winners of the 2022 London Wine Competition are

Winner - “ Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia” by Gralyn Estate”

Wine Of The Year -  Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia

Winery Of The Year - Champagne Besserat de Bellefon depuis 1843, France

Best Wine By Quality - Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia

Best Wine By Value - Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2017, Portugal

Best Wine By Packaging - Gerald - Bubbly White Wine 2020, United Kingdom

Best Wines By Country

Australia - Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat.

Italy - Le Bastìe Rosso 2012

Portugal - Vila Jardim Selection 2020

Spain - La Pujada Vieilles Vignes 2015

France - Besserat de Bellefon Reserve Collection 1990.

United States - Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Vineyard Merlot 2018

Georgia - Mukuzani 2018

Moldova - Late Harvest Rhein Riesling 2017

South Africa - Piekenierskloof Bergendal Chenin Blanc 2020

Romania - Cuvée Uberland 2020

Best Wines by Varietal

Shiraz - Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019, Australia.

Merlot - Le Bastìe Rosso 2012, Italy.

Saperavi - Mukuzani 2018, Georgia.

Cabernet Sauvignon - Moss Brothers Moses Rock 2019, Australia.

Chardonnay - 2019 Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay, Australia.

Tempranillo - Digma 2016, Spain.

Pinot Noir - 2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Australia.

Sauvignon Blanc - Sot del Cel 2020, Spain.

About London Wine Competition

The London Wine Competition is an international wine competition organized by Beverage Trade Network. The competition looks to recognise, reward, and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to tick all the boxes - quality, value and packaging. The competition recognizes that for any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven along with serving up great quality. Learn more at London Wine Competition.

Contact the London Wine Competition at Brian 

Call us on : +44 330 097 0138 | +1 302 803 4758

The 2022 London Wine Competition results are now live. View results here.