The 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) results were officially announced recently. 68 Georgian wines have been awarded in this year’s competition, which is just a bit more than last year’s result (66 total awards).
However, quality of awards has progressed significantly compared to previous years.
For the first time, two Georgian wines were awarded with the highest Platinum awards: Château Mukhrani’s Réserve Royale Saperavi 2012 was awarded with Platinum medal as “Best Georgian Red”, while Maranuli’s Barrel Selected Ostkhanuri Sapere 2015 was awarded as “Best Value Georgian Red”. (At the Platinum tastings, different price levels are taken into account. Wines with a retail price of under £15 are judged in ‘best value’ categories, while those over £15 contend for premium categories).