Los Angeles International Wine Competition / Silver Medal
Los Angeles International Wine Competition exists for more than 79 years and has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation.
Concours de Bordeaux / Gold medal
Since 1956, the Concours de Bordeaux – Vins d’Aquitaine is the unavoidable event of the aquitaine wine industry. It is organized by the Chambre d’Agriculture de la Gironde and is part of the numerous actions taken in order to help winegrowers and cooperative cellars to promote their products and their business development. Every year, more than 1000 wine tasters gather up in order to award several hundred medals.
Guide Hachette / 2* out of 3*
The Pommier Family acquired in 1990 this Vintage from Saint-Laurent-des-Combes, where merlot and cabernet franc are substantially at parity, planted on sandy soils with « crasse de fer ».
« Everything is in there », agrees the jury: deep color, still young; the aromas of wine, powerful and complex, blending spring floral aroma, notes of black fruits (blackcurrant) and woody touches. The taste confirms these qualities; bodied, sappy, framed with good woody tannins, it adds to the aromatic palette a pleasant flavor of cherry, of core, well-typed of the cabernet franc. This bottle will be as pleasant young as matured by the years.
Guide des Vins Dussert-Gerber / Top Vignerons
Great Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Darius 2010, beautiful round and fleshy attack, generous and persistent, with pronounced aromas of red fruits, a suave and harmonious wine, very seductive, a beautiful volume in the mouth highlighted by fine tannins. The 2009 is a perfumed wine, harmonious, a subtle and intense nose, with spicy notes, well balanced tannins, fleshy and concentrated. Excellent 2007, tasty but powerful mouthfeel, a nose with a predominance of cooked fruits, to open on a slightly spicy kitchen. The 2006, with notes of undergrowth and ripe blackcurrant, of melted mouth, all in charm, a rich and colorful wine, of excellent evolution.
Féminalise / Silver Medal
The Concours Mondial des Féminalise, is a strong concept: wines coming from the entire world are exclusively tasted by professional women and by experienced female wine lovers. 25 years of experience in organizing wine competitions allowed Didier Martin, the founder, to notice the economical impact of women on the world of wine. He had this original idea to create the Concours des Féminalise in 2007 which became global in 2015. It’s in the heart of the capital of wines in Bourgogne, at Beaune in France that gather up every year more that 600 international female tasters for an exceptional tasting widely covered by the press.