Monday, November 16, 2009

A Top 100 Standout

The big news this Monday is that Wine Spectator has come out with its annual list of the Top 100 wines of the year. Making the list can be a big financial boon for the producers, and, as it’s nearly holiday season, it also tends to play a reasonably significant role in the gift-buying habits of many consumers.

The link to the Top 100 list is here, and if you’re interested in seeing how the wines get chosen, take a look at the video linked up right here. It's from 2006, but the process is the same today.

But the wine that really jumped out at me first on this year’s list is Number 2, the Bodega Numanthia-Termes Toro Termes 2005, an utterly delicious wine that always seems to be one of the best values out there, regardless of vintage. In fact, I posted a tasting video of the 2006 here on this past April and was extremely impressed with it. I’ll be tasting the 2007 soon, too, and will post my impressions of it here. But it’s a safe bet that it’ll be a winner and a heck of a bargain, just as it always seems to be.


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