At the recent International Wine & Spirit Competition Annual Awards Celebration in London, a bottle we're very proud of was being passed from judge to judge.
Having won Gold and achieved an intergalactic score of 95 points at the IWSC earlier this year, our Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2020 was requested to make an appearance at their autumn dinner and, of course, we were happy to oblige.
IWSC judges, Caroline Roddis and Matt Chambers, were spotted chatting about our championship cuvée during a superb event in the English capital.
The 2020 Monopole has received great critical acclaim from many quarters but it's always a joy to see the wine in situ amongst such illustrious competition.
When awarding the medal and the score, the judges appreciated how the primary fruit is retained amidst the notable complexity. In their words:
"Impressive nose with leather and savoury notes lead to a concentrated palate. This shows redcurrant and forest floor characters that are ripe but balanced by the decent grip and a pleasing freshness. A long, lingering finish completes the package."
The IWSC competition was first held in 1970 and has achieved an increasingly global fame with every passing decade. We can't wait to find out what they think of our latest cuvées. We'll be reconnecting with them in early 2024.