Along with around twenty silver and a line of bronze medals this year, this is one of the greatest successes of Croatian wines at this most prestigious world wine rating
Sommelier Siniša Lasan, currently judging at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 in London, published on his Facebook profile that Croatian winemakers have won seven gold medals. Along with around twenty silver and a line of bronze medals this year, this is one of the greatest successes of Croatian wines at this most prestigious world wine rating. The great success at DWWA for Croatian wines came in 2009 when they won 8 gold medals, but seven of the eight were predicate wines. This year 125 samples from Croatia were entered for the competition.
The DWWA 2017 rating began this week in London. A record number of samples was submitted, over 17.200, 8 percent more than last year. Wines are being rated by 219 judges, 65 of them Masters of Wine, 20 Master Sommeliers. As head judge, instead of legendary Steven Spurrier, Gerard Basset was appointed. At Decanter, held since 2004, Croatian wines have so far had a line of successes, starting with the Enjingi white Venje 1998, our first champion wine at that competition. AN especially large number of medals were won by small producer from Zagorje Boris Drenški, for his sweet wines. Last year two of our wines won platinum medals and 95 points: the Veralda Istrian 2015 and Ilok Cellars Traminer, a predicate late harvest 2011.
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