Skip to content
International Wine Challenge 2021

International Wine Challenge 2021

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is a British-based wine challenge held every year since 1984. It was launched by British wine writer Robert Joseph, but is now meticulously managed by William Reed Business Media.


H&H 10 Year Old Sercial - Silver 94 points
A complex oxiditave wine with layers of walnuts, toffee and orange zest leading on to a long tapering finish.

H&H 15 Year Old Verdelho – Silver 93 points
Complex multilayered wine with nuts pineapple and dried apricot with a hint of caramel, a long intense finish

H&H 15 Year Old Bual – Silver 91 points
Demerera sugar sprinkled over dried fruits and nuts - fresh acidity creates good balance with the rich sweetness.

H&H 10 Year Old Malvasia – Silver 90 points
Dense palate packed with dried fruits and nuts, with a twist of molasses on the finish


Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny Port – Gold 95 points
Nose is delicate with hints of dried flowers and dates. Palate is light beautiful and perfumed. Palate is full of dates, salted caramel and cereals. It's endless.

Croft Late Bottled Vintage 2015 – Silver 90 points
Cherry liqueur, blueberries and spice. Hints of chocolate. Dense, rich and warm. 90

Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage 2016 - Silver 90 points
Classic blueberries and ripe spices on nose with touch of liquorice and tobacco.

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2012 - Silver 90 points
Ruby red with cassis and dried prune fruit. Dense and powerful palate with nutty flavours


Hidalgo Pedro Ximénez Triana – Silver 92 points
Barley sugar and dates with warm Christmas spices and a smear of marmite. Lusciously sweet, unctuous and oily with concentrated dried fruit flavours.

Source: Mentzendorff

Previous article Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Next article Fonseca Port Siroco, Bin 27 & LBV Tasting With David Guimaraens