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 2020

Médaille d`OR Challenge International du Vin 2020

awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Gran Reserva 2014

Gold Medal (Gold Medal) China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2020

awarded to Misty Cove - Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Medaille d'Argent Concours Général Agricole Paris 2020

awarded to Château Millegrand - Chateau Millegrand Cuvée Aurore 2016

Medaille d'Argent Concours Général Agricole Paris 2020

awarded to Château Millegrand - Château Millegrand Minervois 2016

Or (Gold) Vignerons Independants Concours 2020

awarded to Château Millegrand - Château Millegrand Minervois 2016

Tastevinage La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin 2020

awarded to Château de Maligny - Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2018

Or (Gold) Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020

awarded to Champagne Pierre Nicolas - Pierre Nicolas Brut Rosé 2019

Brilliant orangy-pink. Focused, crisp nose of red fruits. The palate is lively and fruit-forward. The finish is zippy with citrus suggestions. This is a clean, balanced, effective rosé Champagne that would work with fruit tarts. Rating 84/100

Or (Gold) Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020

awarded to Champagne Pierre Nicolas - Pierre Nicolas Brut 2019

Beautiful light gold. Focused, endearing nose of white fruits accented by apple and pear. More of the same familiar aromatics on the palate where a fairly lively attack quickly flows into a softer finish. An easy-going, accessible Champagne for the aperitif. Rating 84/100

Gold London Wine Competition 2020

awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Reserva 2014

Awarded in 2019

Gold Medal (Great Gold Medal) Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet 'Mémoire' Premier Cru 2012

Highest Distinction - Great Gold Medal

Silver - Outstanding (London IWSC Silver) International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2019

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet 'Mémoire' Premier Cru 2012

Bronze (85 points) International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2019

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

Judges Notes: The nose has plenty of yeasty aromas, with apricots and baking apples. It is creamy and mineral on the palate with a nice balance and a fine mousse.

Gold Medal Prix Plasir Bettane et Desseauve 2019

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

Gold Medal Prix Plasir Bettane et Desseauve 2019

awarded to Champagne Bauchet - Bauchet 'Mémoire' Premier Cru 2012

Silver Medal Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada 2019

awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Reserva Envero 2017

Gold Trophy Vinalies Internationales 2019

awarded to Apaltagua - Coleccion Blanc 2018

Trophy for best white wine

Gold Trophy Vinalies Internationales 2019

awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Pinot Gris 2018

Silver Mundus Vini 2019

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

Silver Mundus Vini 2019

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

Silver Le Grand Tasting Wine Awards 2019

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


About the awards

Berlin International Wine Awards

Berlin International Wine Awards

Berlin International Wine Awards

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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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China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value

China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value

China Wine and Spirits

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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 Général Agricole Paris

Concours Général Agricole Paris

For 148 years, the Concours Général Agricole has been defending the taste and quality of products from the French regions' sectors of excellence.

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Concours International De Lyon

Concours International De Lyon

Concours International De Lyon

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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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Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

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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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La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

Tastevinage

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Le Grand Tasting Wine Awards

Le Grand Tasting Wine Awards

A recommendation seal for consumers of Hong Kong, that covers all wines from around the world created by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, two French wine specialists.

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London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition

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Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini

Dusseldorf's Mundus Vini was founded by Meininger Verlag seventeen years ago and has a particular focus for exhibitors attending ProWein exhibition.

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Prix Plasir Bettane et Desseauve

Prix Plasir Bettane et Desseauve

The so called 'Price Pleasure' wine awards, a competition issuing a prescription label for consumers, open to all French and foreign wines, sold between 2 and 18 euros, and all champagnes for less than 30 euros.

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San Francisco International Wine Competition

San Francisco International Wine Competition

San Francisco International Wine Competition

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SA Terroir Wine Awards

SA Terroir Wine Awards

SA Terroir Wine Awards 2019

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Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada

Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada

silver Medal awarded June 2019

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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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Texsom International Wine Awards

Texsom International Wine Awards

TEXSOM was founded in 2005 as the 'Texas Sommelier Conference' by Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks to help promote professional wine service standards and raise public awareness about professional standards and certifications for sommeliers.

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Tim Atkins

Tim Atkins

Tim Atkins

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Vignerons Independants Concours

Vignerons Independants Concours

The best wines from independent winegrowers across France.

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Vinalies Internationales

Vinalies Internationales

Gold Medal / Trophy

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Wines from Spain

Wines from Spain

Food and Wines from Spain awards, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and judged by trade professionals.

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