Award Winning Wines

 

Mahi Pinot Noir 2010

Marlborough, New Zealand

 

Sunday Times

Ernie Whalley says:

Nice nose with a hint of violets and plenty of good cherry fruit. Also has a silky palate. A smart wine that punches well above its price.

Martin Moran says:

A really beguiling wine that you want to sniff and sip again and again for its black cherry, violet perfumes and velvet palate.

GOLD    18.5/20    €24.95

                     


 

Avanthia Godello 2010

Valdeorras, Spain

 

Sunday Times

Ernie Whalley says:

Power, shape, style, creamy texture. A well crafted wine with real character and worthy of its price tag.

Martin Moran says:

This is a fine wine that shouldn’t disappoint as it’s packed with peach and melon fruit and a satisfying creamy texture with good length.

17.5/20    €31.00


 

Bodegas Naia 2011

From Rueda, Spain

 

Sunday Times

Ernie Whalley says:

Very stylish with tangerine zest on the nose and palate. Smooth, weighty mouthfeel and a deal of complexity for the money. Martin Moran says: Attractive zesty orange fruit on the nose and palate. An extra creamy dimesion adds interest.

17/20


 

Atteca Old Vines 2010

Calatayud, Spain

 

Sunday Times

17/20

“Impressive. The fruit and acid balance is absolutely spot on in an absorbing wine.”

Ernie Whalley

“Very moreish – rich pure cherryish fruit with a little pepper, supple tannins and good length.”

Martin Moran


 

Domaine la Roubine, Vacqueras 2008

Rhone, France

 

Sunday Times

17/20

“Better than much Chateauneuf-du-Pape and for less money. Rich, plummy fruit with notes of leather and tobacco.”

Ernie Whalley

“Plenty of flavour with dark cherry, chocolate, nut and savoury oak.”

Martin Moran


Jorge Ordonez No 3

Seleccion Especial 2006

 

Decanter

Regional Trophy Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

“Bitter marmalade and a really syrupy texture with voluptuous, concentrated peach, orange and quince fruit. Succulent and indulgent.”


Decanter

Bodegas El Nido, El Nido, Jumilla 2008

Red Southern Spain – REGIONAL TROPHY

“Magnificent, lush, sweet fruits-of-the forest smoothed by oak with a faintly herbaceous character. Potent but elegant with fine tannins and sweet core leading to a long finish.”

Bodegas El Nido, Clio, Jumilla 2008 - SILVERMEDAL

“Big rich, plummy and dark fruit aromas combine with floral mocha and savoury spices. Fabulous.”

Bodegas Viña Nora, Nora, Rías Baixas, Spain 2010 – BRONZE MEDAL

“Stony, pebbly, mineral aromas with a really pure, fresh, ripe and floral finish to round it off.”

Domaine la Croix Belle, Syrah 2010 – SILVER MEDAL

“Black fruits and tar nose. Big tannins, firm, ripe fruit palate with good acidity. Dry, chocolatey finish.”

Domaine la Croix Belle, Caringole 2010 – SILVER MEDAL

“Hints of bramble fruit and spice. Soft, gentle acidity and sturdy tannins. Easy drinking with freshness and dry finish.” Tasting notes Andrew Jefford and co.

Tamaya Estate Bottled Syrah Reserva, Limari Valley 2009 – REGIONAL TROPHY

Winner Chilean Red Rhone Varietal under £10 “Rounded, accessible, soft and juicy in a fleshy generous style. Minty, powerful spices, great harmony, elegance, succulence and length at the price.” Peter Richard

 


Medaille D'Or

Chateau Clement Termes Gaillac Rouge - Medaille d’Or Paris 2011, Concours Généal Agricole

Chateau Clement Termes Gaillac Blanc Sec – Cep d’Or 2011, Concours des Vins de Gaillac

Chateau Clement Termes Gaillac “Memoire” Rouge - Medaille de Bronze Paris 2011

David VDP Merlot & Duras (Chateau Clement Termes) – Cep de Bronze 2011, Concours des Vins de Gaillac


Vidigal Reserva dos Amigos 2009

Silver Medal MundusVini Contest - Germany


Vinas Ijalba Awards

Ijalba Reserva 2007 - Decanter – Bronze Medal

Dionisio Ruiz Ijalba - Maturana Tinta 2010 - Ecovino – Gold Medal

Ijalba Graciano 2009 - Millesime Bio – Gold Medal

Ijalba Reserva Selección Especial 2001 & 2005 - Best Tempranillos in the World


Domaine de Villeneuve, Vieilles Vignes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône 2009

Five Stars

Villeneuve shies away from over-extracted, oaky, alcoholic and fashionable styles of Châteauneuf. This Grenache-dominated blend is perfumed, juicy and elegant. Whole bunches and cement tanks set the tone. Dense black cherries, spice and a poised tannic structure balanced by fresh minerality. 19.5pts/20

Drink: 2013–2025

Alc: 14%

Isabelle Legeron MW