Chateau de Morrisons! £7 white wine is crowned the best supermarket bottle in the WORLD at a prestigious competition
- Morrisons’ Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc wins at Decanter World Wine Awards
- It scored 97 points out of 100 and was the top-scoring supermarket bottle
- It was one of the top 20 wines in the whole world after winning Platinum
Morrisons has proved you don’t need to spend more than £10 on a bottle of wine after its £7 bottle was crowned the best supermarket buy in the world at a prestigious competition.
The supermarket’s Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc, currently on offer down from £10, was awarded 97 out of 100 points at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, which are regarded as the Oscars of the wine industry.
It was the best own-brand supermarket wine to win a prestigious platinum award, which are only handed out to the highest scoring wines.
Morrisons’ Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc, currently on offer down from £10 was awarded Platinum at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Only 17 other bottles scored high than Morrisons’ discount bottle, which included fine wines such as a £200 bottle of Domaine de la Vougeraie Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016.
Morrisons also won Platinum for its £7 Ruby Port.
No other UK supermarket won a Platinum medal.
How does Morrisons’ £7 Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc wine actually taste?
This Morning’s wine expert Joe Wadsack said Morrisons’ Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc tastes ‘ripe’ and likens it to a ‘fruit salad’ in aroma, reports The Sun.
He said: ‘It has been allowed to rest after fermentation, giving it a really smooth and creamy texture.
‘It looks really fresh and it’s really easy to drink’.
Morrisons has begun to win awards for its wine collection after winning a spate of gongs in the last six months
Morrisons’ wine expert Clive Donaldson said: ‘We’ve worked with hard-working grape-growers and winemakers at this vineyard to create a wine that not only tastes great, but is affordable for customers.
‘It’s perfect with grilled prawns on a bank holiday barbecue.’
Morrisons’ Mastercraft Workshop Benchmark Sauvignon Blanc is available in 450 Morrisons stores nationwide.
It’s not the first time a Morrisons bottle has picked up a prestigious award.
In December last year, its £4.75 Claret was recognised with a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) competition.