Summer Awards Update 2021 - Boutinot

All the latest from The Wine Merchant 'Top 100' and Decanter World Wine Awards

In addition to the recent IWSC and IWC medal winners (if you missed those results, click here for more details), there’s more good news from the latest round of competitions…


The Wine Merchant ‘Top 100’ saw a record number of entries this year, and we’re chuffed to have a dozen wines in the list, with 2 of these singled out for Trophies too:

Domaine du Pré Baron Touraine Gamay 2019 – Best Value Red Trophy

Domaine Lafran Bandol Rosé 2019 – Best Rosé Trophy (sadly now sold out, but we can definitely vouch for the follow-up 2020 vintage)

Also included in the Top 1oo:

Cabriola by Borsao 2017 (we’re still on 2016, but will have the new vintage in the autumn)

Emiliana Coyam 2018

Fontanino Riesling (Tenuta Il Cascinone) 2018

Kloster Eberbach Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Nielson Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2019

Queirón Reserva Viñedos Familiares 2011

Tabali Talud Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2019


To see the full list of Wine Merchant winners including plenty of ‘Highly Commended’ wines, click here



Meanwhile at the Decanter World Wine Awards, there were many medals across the board, but here are some of our highlights:

Platinum Medals:

Clos du Val Napa Cabernet 2018 (97pts) 

Gold Medals:

Montresor Amarone della Valpolicella ‘Satinato’ 2017 (96pts) 

Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018* (96pts) *available from September

Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Gaiun 2016* (95pts) *2016 from September

Gómez Cruzado Honorable Rioja 2016 (95pts) 

Queirón Mi Lugar Vino de Quel, Rioja 2017 (95pts) 

Contrada Monte San Nicolò* Etna Rosso 2018 (95pts) *ship to order

Silver Medals:

Champagne Gremillet Sélection Brut NV (94pts) 

Contrada Monte Gorna* Etna Rosso 2018 (92pts) *replacing Fondo Filara Etna Rosso from mid July

Paco Mulero Monastrell 2018 (92pts)

Uggiano Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Prestige’ 2018 (92pts) *2018 from Oct

Brusafer Pinot Nero 2018 (91pts) *2018 from Sept

Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage ‘Les Hauts du Fief’ 2017 (91pts) 

Coterie Cabernet Franc-Malbec 2019 (91pts)

Montresor ‘Urban Park’ Appassimento 2018 (91pts) 

Rimauresq Cru Classé Rosé, Côtes de Provence 2020 (91pts) 

Super Nanny Pinot Noir, Central Otago 209 (91pts) 

Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018 (90pts) 

Diez Siglos Rueda Verdejo 2020 (90pts)

Domaine J.Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux ‘Le Moulin’ NV  (90pts) 

Henners Vintage 2014 (90pts) 

Monte Schiavo Pallio di San Floriano Verdicchio Classico Superiore [Organic] 2020 (90pts) 

Teliani Glekhuri Kisi Qvevri 2019 (90pts) 

Tenuta Aquilaia Ciliegiolo 2019 (90pts) 

Uggiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (90pts) 

Uggiano Chianti Riserva ‘Roccialta’ 2018 (90pts) 


The Gin Masters results were announced and our Henners Gin and Vineyard Gin both won a gold medal in the London Dry category!


Congratulations to all of the wineries concerned!


Award Winning