Celebrating the Unforgettable Wine Triumphs of the 2010s


The 2010s were a remarkable decade for wine. Across the globe, vintners pushed the boundaries of what was possible in winemaking, creating some truly unforgettable vintages. There were plenty of bottles that deserve to be celebrated. Let's dive into three iconic wins of the 2010s that left their mark.

1. Penfolds Grange, 2010 Vintage

Australia's Penfolds Grange 2010 vintage stands out as an iconic win of the decade. This Shiraz-dominant blend, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, received perfect scores from numerous wine critics. Grange, being Australia's most celebrated wine, is often referred to as a heritage icon of the Australian industry. The 2010 vintage is regarded as one of the finest Grange vintages ever, with its complex flavors and exceptional balance.

With perfect critic scores and high demand, the 2010 Penfold's Grange is a golden wine of a golden era in Australia. (Photo from VinoVoss)

2. Chateau Margaux 2015 Vintage

The 2015 vintage from Chateau Margaux, a renowned winery in Bordeaux, France, is another unforgettable achievement. This wine was the last vintage overseen by the legendary winemaker Paul Pontallier, who tragically passed away the following year. The 2015 Chateau Margaux received unanimous acclaim for its elegance, complexity, and perfect harmony, cementing its place as an iconic win of the 2010s.

The black label of the 2015 Chateau Margaux is in memory of longstanding Technical Director Paul Pnotallier who passed early in 2016. (Photo from VinoVoss)

3. Pingus 2012 Vintage

Rounding out our list is the 2012 vintage from Pingus, a cult-favorite winery in Spain's Ribera del Duero region. Although Pingus is a relatively young winery, it has quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the finest Tempranillo wines. The 2012 Pingus dazzled with its concentrated fruit flavors, velvety tannins, and long, resonating finish. Its triumphant success serves as a testament to the winery's dedication to quality and innovation.

With 100 points from critic Robert Parker, Pingus put Spain in the spotlight. (Photo from VinoVoss)

The 2010s: A Global Success

The 2010s were filled with remarkable wines from around the globe. These three examples, along with countless others, reveal a decade of innovation, craftsmanship, and unparalleled quality. No other decade produced so many great wines from such diverse locations. Here's to another decade of exceptional wines!

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