Wine is pretty much the best thing around. It encapsulates everything in one bottle that is good and true about life. First of all, it tastes great; it’s also a living art form that you imbibe; it brings people together in celebration; it makes you feel loose, especially on a first date; it makes food, especially the kind you cook, taste even better. I could go on, and on, but I don’t want to digress from the point. The definitive, comprehensive ranking of the worlds’ best wine came out about two weeks ago! Saweet.
The 2017 World Rankings of Wines & Spirits (for those not in the know) is the most serious and prestigious global ranking system of wine, first founded in 1996 by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists. This association, WRW&S, consists of journalists, critics, reviewers, authors, and bloggers, who come together every year to write about wines from around the world. Each year, the leaders of the organization classify the wines and wineries that participate in various international wine contests held across the globe. The results are collated and released as the annual, you guessed it, World Ranking of Wines & Spirits.
This year, they evaluated a record number of wines: 700,930 to be exact, from the results of 80 international wine shows. They use a point system to rank the wines that you can– if you like that kind of detail–read about here. Also, just to be clear, if details aren’t your thing, not all the wines are from this year, as the scoring system is scored and ranked on wine contests.
So read up below and take note, because many of these world’s best ranked wines are under $25 bucks. We’ve notated those inexpensive bottles with exclamation points, because, Damn!
1. Taylors Jaraman Shiraz 2014 — Australia !!!
2. Taylors St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Shiraz Clare Valley 2013 — Australia
3. Noe Pedro Ximenez Vors — Spain !!!
4. Taylors St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Shiraz Clare Valley 2014 — Australia
5. Casa Perini Moscatel — Brazil !!!
6. Beronia Rioja Reserva 2011 — Spain
7. Los Noques Finca Don Juan 2013 — Argentina
8. Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Muy Viejo VORS — Spain
9. Taylors Shiraz Clare Valley 2015 — Australia !!!
10. Beviam Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — Argentina !!!
11. Bodegas Robles 1927 Seleccion de Robles Pedro Ximenez — Spain
12. Singani Tierra Alta Camargo Premium — Bolivia
13. Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosia Malbec 2012 — Argentina
14. Garibaldi Espumante Chardonnay Brut — Brazil
15. Casa Santos Lima Valcatrina Tinto 2014 — Portugal
16. Champagne De Castelnau Blanc De Blancs Millésimé Brut 2003 — France
17. Beviam Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — Argentina !!!
18. Taylors St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley 2013 — Australia !!!
19. Finca Las Moras Gran Syrah 2013 — Argentina
20. Pont Leveque Legende Rebel Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 — Argentina !!!
21. Ramos Pinto Quinta Do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny — Portugal
22. Familia Giraud Billoud Malbec Reserva 2012 — Argentina
23. Viña La Rosa La Capitana Barrel Reserve Carmenère 2014 — Chile !!!
24. Taylors St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley 2014 — Australia !!!
25. Casa Santos Lima Colossal Reserva 2014 — Portugal !!!
Nothing like a show stopper wine that costs less than a two tickets to the movies. If you’d like to see the entire list, there are 100, check out their report here. They also have rankings of the top wineries, best varietals, and countries producing wine, as well.
Any of the above appeal to you? Have you drunk any of these before? Any think you should be included? Let us know all about it in the comment section below!