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More glory with another IWC Trophy


Hervé and Diane Joyaux Fabre are delighted to publish their results from the 2019 International Wine Challenge which includes another trophy:

Calos Grand Réserve Malbec 2016

Cahors Trophy​

Gold, 95 points

“Lashings of expensive new oak but the vibrant intense fruit matches well to the oak. Complexity of floral, herbal aromas are just beginning to emerge. Tannins are firm and the rich fruit is well balanced by balsamic spice. Don’t drink it too soon!”

Calos Réserve Malbec 2016

Silver, 90 points

“Classic brambly, dark violet with soft vanilla spice. Lovely balance and structure. Modern style.”

Chateau du Perry 2016

Silver, 93 points

“Sour cherry and damson, plum, integrated oak with tobacco notes. Spicy eucalyptus on palate.”

Mission de Picpus 2017

Silver, 90 points

“Savoury, punchy style with a lovely colour. Rich flavours of black and blue fruits accented by soft spice. Ripe, rich and textural.”

To have won the Cahors trophy for the second time since taking over at Vignobles Saint-Didier Parnac eighteen months ago is a fantastic achievement, it was won last year by Mission de Picpus 2016.

Now in its 35th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.  The Co-chairs of the competition include some of the leading wine specialists in their field: Sarah Abbott MW, Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Dr. Jamie Goode, Charles Metcalfe and Peter McCombie MW.


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