awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Carmenere 2014
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.
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.
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.
awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Reserva Envero 2014
awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Syrah 2014
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.
awarded to Château Labouré-Roi - Bourgogne Blanc 2013
awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Gran Reserva 2004
A bright plum nose and a nice clean palate with light prune notes and soft ripe tannins. Succulent wine.
awarded to Yvon Mau - Château Freybernat 2013
awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Carmenere 2008
Awarding each year for "Gran Oro", "Oro", and "Plata", "Pisco" categories, the Catad'Or wine awards recognise exceptional Chillian wines.
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.
Annual wine competition held in Macon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..