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Award-Winning wines at O'Briens

Award-Winning wines at O'Briens

The results have recently been released for two of the wine world’s most prestigious competitions, and I am delighted to report that over forty of our exclusively imported wines picked up a regional trophy or a platinum, gold or silver medal, with many dozens more picking up bronze medals or commendations.

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. The medal winners were selected from over 15,000 entries and judging at DWWA 2017 involved 224 specialist tasters from around the world, including 66 Masters of Wine and 18 Master Sommeliers.

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is now in its 34th year. The IWC is accepted as one of the World's finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions, 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.

All in all, there are far too many winners to list here but I have picked out just a few of my favourites below.

Coyam is produced by Chile's Emiliana who can proudly lay claim to being the World's largest organic winery

Coyam 2013 €22.95

“A polished style with rich dark fruits, milk chocolate, and sandalwood. This wine has both style and substance.”

  IWC 2017 Gold Medal Winner

Wines ageing in expensive oak-barrels in Mont-Redon's cellars.

Château Mont Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2013 €33.45

“Made in a modern style with new oak spice. A very complete wine that has great harmony and a complex and long finish.

  DWWA 2017 Silver Medal Winner

The passionate Coca i Fito Brothers are on a mission to see their native Montsant region recognised as being among Spain's very finest DO's

Coca í Fito Negre 2011 €34.95

“Ripe black fruit on the lively nose. Dense on the palate with subtle freshness.”

  DWWA 2017 Silver Medal Winner

The Sun-drenched vineyards of the Jumilla region allow Luzon to craft wines of exceptional richness.

Luzón Crianza 2014 €15.95

“Juicy charming with funk spice, green pepper, corn, cloves. Plummy bramble with integrated soft tannins.”

  IWC 2017 Silver Medal Winner

The beautiful Domaine Begude sits high up in the Languedoc among the foothills of the Pyrenees

Domaine Begude ‘Terroir 11300’ 2016 €17.95

“Delicate floral, apple aromas herald in a creamy palate delivering a satisfying pith and juiciness of peachy fruit and fresh lemon.”

  DWWA 2017 Silver Medal Winner

Longview's Stunning Maccaldsfield Vineyard

Longview Yakka Shiraz 2015  €14.95 down from €19.95

“Ripe luscious fruit, balanced with peppery spice. Well structured, long finish.”

  IWC 2017 Silver Medal Winner

The Los Vascos Vineyards are perfectly situated in the foothills of the Andes.

Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2013  €19.45

“A mix of coffee and leather notes. Ripe blackberries and plums with rounded tannins and a long, spicy, savoury finish.”

  IWC 2017 Silver Medal Winner

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