Friday, 21 March 2014

More Medals for Luigi Bosca: Silver at AWA 2014 and Silver at the Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters 2014

Congratulations to Luigi Bosca for winning a Silver at the AWA 2014 (Argentinean Wine Awards) for their Malbec Seleccion Vistalba. This is a local competition that brings international judges and is gaining more and more recognition every year. Steven Spurrier was among the judges in 2014.

Luigi Bosca also won a Silver medal at The Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters 2014 for their Grand Pinot Noir 2012.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Monte da Ravasquiera scoops more accolades: CWSA Gold Medal and Top 10

Monte da Ravasquiera has picked up a Gold Medal at The China Wine and Spirit Awards for their Tinto 2012, whilst their Vinha das Romas 2011 was voted a top 10 wine in Portugal's edition of Essencia Do Vinho.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Domaine Cady receives GOLD at the Concours Général de Paris

New to our list this year, Alex Cady's Cheninsolite 2012 was awarded a GOLD medal last week at the Concours Général de Paris.


93 Parker Points for Domaine de l'Hortus

We're proud to report that three of our Domaine de l'Hortus wines recieved some serious accolades from The Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunuck this weekend (eRobertParker.com, #211, Feb 2014): 

Stock is very limited so snap these up while you can!

Domaine de l’Hortus « Grande Cuvée » blanc 2012: Rating 93.

“It is a rich, fleshy wine that offers up ample buttered peaches, brioche, crushed rock-like minerality and hints of nuttiness on the nose. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, texture and beautifully layered white that has impressive delineation and cut integrated acidity and a big finish. Classy all aound, it’s a serious effort to enjoy over the coming 1-2 years.”

Domaine de l’Hortus “Grande Cuvée » rouge 2011: Rating 92.
“Deeper and richer, with loads of blackberry and black raspberry fruit supported by pepper, olive, violets and meaty notions, the 2011 Pic Saint Loup « Grande Cuvée » is medium to full-bodied, deep, layered and has gorgeous purity of fruit … It is already drinking beautifully, yet should evolve nicely for upwards of a decade.”

Bergerie de l’Hortus rouge 2012: Rating 90.
“It over delivers and it’s reminiscent of a Cote-Rotie with its white pepper, olive, underbrush, blackberry and even hints of bacon fat on the nose. Medium bodied elegant and beautifully seamless and silky, with fine tannin and good acidity, it should be enjoyed over the coming 3-5 years.