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Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023

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The Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023 uncovers great wines across various price points, styles and regions. The awards are backed by rigorous testing from the Good Housekeeping Institute, which has a long-standing reputation for evaluating the best in food and drink. For the inaugural awards, experts tasted wines from nine key wine-growing countries and assessed them based on complexity, flavour and finish.

Best Portuguese Wine
Pérola do Lima Vinho Verde
Price: £9.95
Score: 96/100
Tasting Notes: Crisp and zesty with hints of elderflower, fresh citrus, and green apple.
Supplier: Slurp

Best Italian Wine
‘PassioneSentimento’ Passimento Bianco
Price: £11.99
Score: 95/100
Tasting Notes: Intense, bold tropical wine with fresh citrus and a touch of creamy oak.
Supplier: Majestic

Best French Wine
Chateau Cru Godard
Price: £18.75
Score: 91/100
Tasting Notes: A Bordeaux-blend dominated by merlot, featuring cherry, blackberry, spice, and complex notes of the forest floor.
Supplier: The Whisky Exchange

Best South African Wine
Spier Albariño
Price: £11.99
Score: 90/100
Tasting Notes: Tart gooseberry, apricot, and long-lasting salinity, ideal with seafood.
Supplier: Majestic

Best Greek Wine
Dougos Winery Meth’Imon Acacia
Price: £20
Score: 89/100
Tasting Notes: A blend of assyrtiko grape and sauvignon blanc, featuring mouth-watering minerality and tropical fruit.
Supplier: Abel & Cole

Best Spanish Wine
Baron de Ley Club Privado Reserva Rioja
Price: £10
Score: 89/100
Tasting Notes: Bold black fruit, mushroom, and smokey cloves.
Supplier: Waitrose

Best Argentinian Wine
Luigi Bosca Malbec
Price: £22.99
Score: 89/100
Tasting Notes: Smooth palate dominated by sweet red fruit, mellow spice, and balanced tannins.
Supplier: Selfridges

Best English Wine
Gusbourne Guinevere Chardonnay
Price: £35
Score: 87/100
Tasting Notes: Candied citrus peel, ripe apricot, and smokey minerality.
Supplier: Gusbourne Web Site