Here are a list of labels to watch for the Top 100 Wine Awards in November for their exceptional character and good pricing.

In the Dry White Wines category: M. Chapoutier, M. Chapoutier Condrieu “Invitare”.

In the Vintage Champagne category: Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Vintage.

In the Non-vintage Champagne category: Taittinger, Brut Reserve.

In the Cabernet category: Torres, Mas La Plana.

In the Shiraz, Syrah and Blends category: Torbreck, Torbreck Runrig Shiraz.

UPDATE: These labels have clinched spots in the Top 100, with one taking the Wine of the Year award.