Wines of the Year 2007

Choosing just one wine in each of our eight categories is a real challenge, but below is my best effort at naming the best of the best. The ninth category, ‘Thing of the year’, allows a free vote for absolutely whatever you want – an extra wine if you think you need it, but equally it might be your restaurant, movie, album or sporting event of the year – it’s your choice.

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Tom’s favourite wines of 2007

Red – Artadi (Spain) Pagos Viejos 2004
White – Leeuwin Estate (Australia) Art Series Chardonnay 2003
Budget red – Berry’s Extra Ordinary Red Burgundy (France) 2005
Budget white – Crios de Susana Balbo (Argentina) Torrontés 2006
Sweet – Cossart & Gordon (Portugal) Madeira Bual Vintage 1908
Sparkling – Pol Roger Vintage Champagne 1914
Fortified – Williams & Humbert (Spain) Oloroso Sherry 1952
Dud – Oddbins Selection own label range
Thing – Björk, Volta + Bose Quietcomfort3 headphones

click to read my full tasting notes for my Wines of the Year 2007

I have indulged myself with a dozen wines that could easily substitute for wines in the list above.

Krug (Fance) Vintage Champagne 1996
Pol Roger Vintage Blanc de Blanc 1990
Bodegas Pirineos (Spain) Mesache Blanco 2006
Domaine de Peyreficade (France) Picpoul de Pinet 2006
Paul Mas (France) Marselan Vin de Pays 2005
Salentein (Argentina) MCM Winemaker’s Selection 2004
Marjan Simčič (Slovenia) Teodor Reserve White 2003
Château Latour (France) Pauillac 1er Cru 1961
Château Beychevelle (France) St Julien 1986
Mommessin (France) Clos du Tart 2001
Opus One (California) 1991
Sean Thackery (California) Orion 1994

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