It is well-known that every year, since 1988, the famous publication Wine Spectator arranges a list of the best 100 wines of the year.
This perfectly complied list has gone through strict criteria based on quality, value/price, availability, and of course, the excitement that it generates (all of them being of extreme importance).
“These 100 wines reflect significant trends, recognize outstanding producers and spotlight successful regions and vintages around the world”, affirmed the publication. I agree, wine may be subjective, but this time, we should leave ourselves in expert hands and go on around the 13 countries represented in this list.
I leave you with the most representative ones, the top 10 wines for 2012; the rest, I leave you to taste and to pry while 2012 is still here.
- Shafer Vineyards Relentless Napa Valley 2008 (Napa Valley, California))
- Château de St.-Cosme Gigondas 2010 (Rhône Valley, France)
- Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella´s Garden 2010 (Barossa Valley, Australia)
- Clos des papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (Rhône Valley, France)
- Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009 (Bordeaux, France)
- Château Léoville Barton St.-Julien 2009 (Bordeaux, France)
- Shea Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Shea Vineyard Estate 2009 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
- Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 2009 (Sonoma Country, California)
- Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2007 (Tuscany, Italy)
- Achával-Ferrer Malbec Mendoza Finca Bella Vista 2010 (Mendoza, Argentina)
You can check the rest 90 wines on the Wine Spectator webpage…cheers!!!