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 2016

Gold Medal Concours des Grands Vins de France a Macon 2016

awarded to Château Millegrand - Château de Millegrand 2015

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 (Tuscany, Red) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Abbadia Ardenga - Vigna Piaggia, Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Bronze Award (Champagne) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Saint-Nicaise Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut 2009

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

awarded to Château Labouré-Roi - Chardonnay, Bourgogne 2013

Silver Award (Regional France - Southwest, White) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Domaine Cauhapé - La Canopée, Juraçon Sec 2012

Silver Award (Rhône, Red) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

awarded to Domaine de Nalys - Le Châtaignier, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011

Commendation International Wine Challenge 2015

awarded to Ca’ di Rajo - Prosecco Millesimato Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene NV

Médaille d`OR Challenge International du Vin 2015

awarded to Château Desmirail - Initial de Desmirail Margaux 2011

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.

Awarded in 2011

Gold Medal Catador Santiago de Chile Wine Awards 2011

awarded to Apaltagua - Apaltagua gran Verano 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 - Reserva Carmenere 2008

Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2010

awarded to Apaltagua - Signature Cabernet Savignon 2008


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 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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