Award Winning Wines

We never buy wines solely on the basis of awards, as not all growers place wines for tasting. Anthony believes that quality and value can be present in a wine irrespective of whether or not it has won awards. Nevertheless it is pleasing to see judges' commentary confirming the attributes we have identified in a wine during tasting. Here are a selection of awards received by our growers recently:

Awarded in 2017

Bronze Award (Chile - Colchagua - Apalta) Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Carmenere 2014

Bronze Award (Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino) Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

awarded to Abbadia Ardenga - Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Silver Award (Italy - Piedmont - Barbaresco) Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

awarded to Fratelli Casetta - Barbaresco D.O.C.G 2006

Ripe fruit, tobacco, spices, leather aromas on the nose followed by fresh cherry and red fruits on the palate. Supported by crisp acidity and a lingering length. A wine with finesse and energy.

Silver Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV NV

Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru 2009

Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Signature 1er Cru NV

Awarded in 2016

Bronze Award (Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

awarded to Domaine de Nalys - Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge 2013

Bronze Award (Maipó Valley, Chile) Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Lifted violet scents with notes of blackberry, chocolate cake and cedarwood. Pleasant smooth tannins ands excellent balance between oak character and the sweet plum and prune fruits.

Silver Award (Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino) Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

awarded to Abbadia Ardenga - Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Gold Medal Concours des Grands Vins de France a Macon 2016

awarded to Château Millegrand - Château Millegrand Minervois 2015

Silver - Outstanding (Subregions of Maipó, Chile) International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dark garnet. Classic cassis nose, elegant and well evolved, a touch gamey, with ripe vinosity and a discreet oak aroma. In fact it's almost scented. Sweet entry, soon opening to a lavish palate, coating and ample mouth feel, and a barely noticeable tannic structure which will enable further ageing.

Silver - Outstanding International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2016

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru 2009

Bronze 2016 International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2016

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV NV

Silver 2016 International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Reserva Envero 2014

Silver 2016 International Wine Challenge 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Bronze 2016 International Wine Challenge 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Syrah 2014

Awarded in 2015

Gold Award (Tuscany, Red) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Abbadia Ardenga - Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Glossy and modern, with lovely perfume and ripe yet fresh cherry fruit bolstered by notes of expensive oak and liquorice. Savoury and understated, this is full of well-harnessed power, with fine tannins propping up the sour cherry flavours. Ethereal, pure and delicious.

Bronze Award (Champagne) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru 2009

Bronze Award (Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Domaine de Nalys - Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge 2012

Bronze Award (Tuscany, Red) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Abbadia Ardenga - Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Piaggia D.O.C.G 2010

Silver Award (Burgundy & Beaujolais, White) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Château Labouré-Roi - Bourgogne Blanc 2013

Commendation International Wine Challenge 2015

awarded to Ca’ di Rajo - Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Brut NV NV

Médaille d`OR (AOC/AOP MARGAUX) Challenge International du Vin 2015

awarded to Château Desmirail - Initial de Desmirail Margaux 2011

Bronze 2015 International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2015

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV NV

Awarded in 2014

Gold List Sommelier Wines 2014

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Bronze 2014 (DO La Mancha) International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2014

awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Gran Reserva 2004

Awarded in 2013

Bronze Award Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

awarded to Château Desmirail - Initial de Desmirail Margaux 2006

A bright plum nose and a nice clean palate with light prune notes and soft ripe tannins. Succulent wine.

Or (Bordeaux) Concours des Grands Vins de France a Macon 2013

awarded to Yvon Mau - Château Freybernat 2013

Awarded in 2011

Gold Medal Catador Santiago de Chile Wine Awards 2011

awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2011

awarded to Château Labouré-Roi - Meursault 'Clos de la Baronne' 2008

Awarded in 2010

Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2010

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2010

awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Carmenere 2008

Awarded in 2005

Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2005

awarded to Château de Pibarnon - Château de Pibarnon Rouge 2002


About the awards

Catador Santiago de Chile Wine Awards

Catador Santiago de Chile Wine Awards

Awarding each year for "Gran Oro", "Oro", and "Plata", "Pisco" categories, the Catad'Or wine awards recognise exceptional Chillian wines.

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Challenge International du Vin

Challenge International du Vin

Each spring, more than 5,000 wines from 37 countries are tasted over two days in Bordeaux - France by some 700 wine professionals and expert wine-loving consumers. The Challenge International du Vin is the longest running major international wine competition. It is also the largest international wine competition held in France and certified to ISO 9001 (version 2008), a certification which testifies to its established high-quality approach and the application of rigorous technical standards to its organization.

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Concours des Grands Vins de France a Macon

Concours des Grands Vins de France a Macon

Annual wine competition held in Macon

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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

The Concours Mondial is an international, professional competition whose aim is to reward the best wines and spirits produced worldwide. Since 2006, the Concours Mondial decided to reinforce its International character by going beyond its borders. After a first and successful experience in Portugal, the organisers decided to continue with this idea and in 2007 took the event to Maastricht, one of the foundation blocks of the construction of Europe. Bordeaux, Valencia, Palermo, Guimarães, Bratislava followed. In 2014, the Concours will take place in Brussels. Despite these peregrinations the Concours nevertheless remains faithful to its ‘AO’ and link with Bruxelles, the capital of Europe. The Concours is open to all wines, special wines and mistelles with the exception of table wines without geographic indication.

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Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is a large and influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations.

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International Wine and Spirit Challenge

International Wine and Spirit Challenge

Now in its 48th year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded ‘Club Oenologique’ in 1969. Massel had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which was based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis. In 1978 the name was changed to the ‘International Wine & Spirit Competition’ and the disciplines of the Competition were refined into what we know the competition to be today. Technical controls were tightened to ensure the highest quality standards were achieved and maintained to a consistent standard year after year.

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International Wine Challenge

International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) in its 31st year is a meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards.

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Sommelier Wines

Sommelier Wines

The Sommelier Wine Awards is Britain’s only ontrade wine competition focusing entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. The SWA judges work in the on-trade, or are leading consultants. Wines with general distribution in the high street are not permitted to enter, except for sparkling and fortified wines, or merchants' online-exclusive wines. The Gold List is the defining objective of this competition, to put together the ultimate wine list for the UK on-trade – the Gold List – from about 2,500 wines sent in. This list covers everything from great value wines to trophy quality bottles..

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