Whelehans Wine School Judgement

Whelehans Wine School Judgement 8th June 2018  

To celebrate the launch of the new Whelehans Wines Tasting Rooms and Wine School, Whelehans Wines hosted a Wine Tasting, presided over by Steven Spurrier, instigator of the original Paris Judgement 1976. The tasting was blind and conducted under the same conditions as the original Paris Judgement.

David Whelehan and Steven Spurrier pictured at the launch of Whelehans Wine School on Friday 8th June 2018


Old World holds it’s own, winning the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay categories. Yalumba Signature narrowly won the Cabernet blend category in a very close finish.

The panel of tasters were:

Steven Spurrier  (Chair)

Tomás Clancy (The Sunday Business Post)

Corinna Hardgrave (The Sunday Times/Irish Independent)

Leslie Williams (Irish Examiner)

Martin Moran (The Sunday Times)

Julie Dupouy (# 3 Worlds Best Sommelier 2016)

Arnaud Legat (Sommelier One Pico)

Maxime Pougeolle (Sommelier L’Écrivain)

Tom Doorley (Irish Daily Mail)

Liam Campbell (thetaste.ie)

Matthew Nugent Irish Sun)

Judy O’Kane (Wine Writer, Poet)

Maureen O’Hara (Premier Wine Training)

PJ Gibbons (Social & Personal)


See below link to the anonymous scores from the room with a full listing of the wines tasted.



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