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

Bronze International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2016

awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Reserva Envero 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 (Tuscany, Red) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Sauvignon 2008

Awarded in 2005

Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2005

awarded to Château de Pibarnon - Château de Pibarnon Rouge 2002


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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Effervescents du Monde

Effervescents du Monde

Effervescents du Monde

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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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James Suckling

James Suckling

JamesSuckling.com

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Japan Awards 2021

Japan Awards 2021

Business News Japan

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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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XXXIV Concurso a la Calidad de Vinos Embotellados y Varietales con Denominación de Origen La Mancha

XXXIV Concurso a la Calidad de Vinos Embotellados y Varietales con Denominación de Origen La Mancha

lamanchawines.com

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