2020 Showcase | Rating Recognitions

As we look back and reflect on the past year, MISA is proud to share some of the moments that made our producers, winemakers, and distilleries shine. From top ten ratings to gold medal recognitions, 2020 was certainly filled with many moments to celebrate! We are so humbled to be partnered with the suppliers, wineries, and chateaux that make up these great accomplishments.

Here are some of the wines & spirits that distinguished themselves on the podium during 2020:

GOLD

  • San Pedro Sideral 2018 – Valle de Cachapoal, Chile (96 Points)
  • Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Tuscany, Italy (95 points)
  • Château Bourdieu N°1 2019 – Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    (95 Points)

SILVER

  • Quentin Jeannot Clos De La Comme Dessus 2018 – Santenay, Burgundy, France (91 points)
  • Aria di Caiarossa 2016 – Toscana, Tuscany, Italy (90 points)
  • Caiarossa 2016 – Toscana, Tuscany, Italy (90 points)
  • Charles de Cazanove ‘Téte de Cuvée’ Brut Champagne NV – Champagne, France (90 points)

100 POINT WINES

  • Château Haut-Bailly 2010 – Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Haut-Brion 2000 – Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Margaux 2000 – Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Mouton Rothschild 2010 – Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Léoville-Las Cases 2010 – St. Julien 2er Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Latour 2010 – Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)
  • Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2010 – Pauillac 2er Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (100 points)

RED AND ROSÉ WINES

  • Château Léoville Barton 2016 – St. Julien 2er Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (94 points)
  • Domaine des Tourelles 2018 – Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (93 points)

TOP 100 WINES OF 2020:

#9: Cheval des Andes 2017 – Mendoza, Argentina (100 Points)
#10: Clos Apalta Valle de Apalta 2017 – Valle Central, Chile (100 points)
#57: Château D’Yquem 2017 – Sauternes Premier Cru Supérieur, Bordeaux, France (99 points)

TOP 100 WINES OF ARGENTINA 2020:

#2: Cheval des Andes 2017 – Mendoza, Argentina (100 Points)

TOP 100 WINES OF CHILE 2020:

#2: Clos Apalta Valle de Apalta 2017 – Valle Central, Chile (100 points)
#3: Seña Valle De Aconcagua 2018 – Valle Central, Chile (100 Points)
#9: Almaviva Puente Alto 2018 – Valle Central, Chile (98 Points)
#28: San Pedro Sideral 2018 – Valle de Cachapoal, Chile (95 Points)

TOP 100 WINES OF FRANCE 2020:

#6: Château D’Yquem 2017 – Sauternes Premier Cru Supérieur, Bordeaux, France (99 points)
#20: Château D’Yquem Bordeaux “Y” Ygrec 2017 – Sauternes Premier Cru Supérieur, Bordeaux, France (98 points)
#26: Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2017 – Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves, Bordeaux, France (97 points)
#41: Château Pavie 2017 – Saint Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
(97 points)
#57: Château Coutet 2017 – Barsac Premier Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France
(96 points)
#65: Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc 2017 – Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (96 points)
#72: Château Larcis Ducasse 2017 – Saint Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé B, Bordeaux, France (96 points)
#88: Château Troplong Mondot 2017 – Saint Émilion 1st Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (96 points)

TOP 100 WINES OF ITALY 2020:

#3: Giodo Brunello Di Montalcino 2016 – Tuscany, Italy (100 points)

TOP 100 WINES OF SPAIN 2020:

#84: Casar de Burbia Godello Bierzo 2018 – Castilla y León, Spain
(94 points)
#1: Domaine De La Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hauts-Lieux 2018 – Châteauneuf Du Pape, Rhône, France (97 Points)
#2: Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2018 – Hermitage, Rhône, France (98+ points)
#4: Château Tour Saint Christophe 2017 – Saint Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France (95 points)
#42: Château Pavie Macquin 2017 – Saint Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France (95 points)
#54: Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2018 – Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France (94 points)
#59: Château Pavie 2017 – Saint Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France (99 points)
#64: Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2017 – Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves, Bordeaux, France (96 points)
#20: Caiarossa 2016 – Toscana, Tuscany, Italy (94 Points)

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