Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020
Named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2020
—Top 100 Wines Revealed at WineSpectator.com—
Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has announced Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 has been named the #23 wine in this year’s list of the Top 100 Wines. The full list of the Top 100 Wines can be found online at top100.winespectator.com.
“This year’s list is a diverse group, ranging from up-and-coming labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions,” said Thomas Matthews, Executive Editor, Wine Spectator. “Throughout 2020, the state of wine has remained strong, dynamic and resilient. We are excited to showcase this year’s Top 100 wines, and for our readers to enjoy them.”
“We are very honoured, humbled and proud to be named the Top 100 Wines. Our team is excited to be able to share with you the best of what Marlborough has to offer. Harvest 2020 was unpredictable. Right at the start, we had the CV-19 lockdown introduced, so we had to adapt to the newest ways. Once all systems in place, we went out all harvesters shaking and picked all our fruit. In hindsight, after seeing what fruit came in, it has been a super harvest, maybe one of the better ones Marlborough has seen for the last 20 years. Great sunshine hours, low disease pressure, light crops, and ripe fruit, all come together to produce some outstanding fruit and in turn some great wines.” said Josh Scott.
Through blind tastings performed by Wine Spectator’s editors, these 100 bottles were chosen from over 15,000 wines. Selections are based on four criteria: quality (represented by score), value (reflected by price), availability (based on the number of cases made or imported into the U.S.) and, most significantly, the “X-factor”—a compelling story behind the wine.
Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list has been an annual highlight since 1988, showcasing the best of wine from the past year, wineries worth watching in the future, and the producers and wines that Wine Spectator’s editors are most enthusiastic about.
The full Top 100 list will be featured at top100.winespectator.com and in the magazine’s December issue, with profiles for each wine. The print issue will be available on newsstands beginning December 21.
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