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The Gold Medal Case - 6bt

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The Gold Medal Case - 6bt. This is a treat. Outstanding Gold Medal winning wines from the Sommelier Wine Awards.

Domaine René Lequin-Colin Santenay 'Les Hâtes' 2018, Burgundy, France 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

'An aromatic nose with notes of citrus, toast and fresh butter, and a vibrant palate with elegance, good length and just a touch of weight.' Jan Konetzki, team leader. 'Great tatuness and minerality here, with some sweet, ripe peach and gunmetal notes on the palate.' James Fryer, team leader. 'An excellent wine with great depth, refreshing acidity and a long, clean finish.' Sara Rossi, Trinity Restaurant.

Villa Mattielli Soave Classico Campolungo DOC 2017, Veneto, Italy 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

This 'rich and textured' Soave took home a Gold medal for 'bright acidity with some pineapple and melon notes', according to leam leader Andres Ituarte, while Nelio Pinto of Candlesticks described it as 'fresh and mineral, with some oily, smoked characteristics', Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish added praise for its 'spicy nose, leading to a richer style on the palate', and described 'honeycomb, tangerine, and some spiciness, with a nutty finish.'

Egon Müller Riesling Qba 2018, Mosel, Germany 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

'Pretty fantastic with lots going on. Notes of stone fruits and some tropical notes too with minerality to balance and some good intensity.' Tim Smith, Winesurfer Consulting. 'Clean, tropical notes, as well as blossom, honeysuckle and elderflower, with a hint of development. These sit alongside light petrol hints and some grapey characters too, leading to a great, elegant finish.' Marco Marcuzzo, Zuma Roma.

Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2016, California, USA 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

'This is beautifully put together,' said team leader Charlie young of this Gold Lister, adding: 'There's a real life and energy here; it's not too sweet with its raspberry and spice, and it's beautifully put together.' 'The palate really dances between the lovely fruit and bright acidity,' added Noble Rot's Joshua Castle. For Beatrice Bessi of 67 Pall Mall it was 'the layers of spice' that intrigued, with 'nutmeg, clove, cinnamon' mingling with a 'beetroot and bright berry finish.'

Bolyki Egri Bikevèr 2016, Eger, Hungary 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

'An excellent all-rounder, 'began impressed team leader Charlie Young as this was awarded a well-deserved Gold, going in to describe 'a full, dark, spicy nose, leading to a puff oif small berry fruit, light tannins and great length, with a cracking finish.' Woodhead 17's James Fryer highlighted some 'peppery tones and chalky tannins', while Daniel Loughlin of 20 Stories thought the combination would be 'great with a rack of lamb.'

Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa LBV Porto 2015, Douro, Portugal 75cl
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

'A very well-balanced wine with lots of fresh red fruit and oak character joined by sweet spice and orange peel. It would pair well with a chocolate dessert with raspberry sauce.' Immacolata Cannavo, Hakkasan Mayfair. 'This has a spicy, peppery palate with silky dark fruits like cherry preserve. Superbly well-presented, and very long and powerful.' Sarah Jane Evans MW, team leader.

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