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Home Winners > Winners 2016 > NEW WORLD: Viognier

Winner Details

New World: Viognier

2016 Gold: 1 Silver: 3 Bronze: 1 Commended: 2
2015 Gold: 2 Silver: 4 Bronze: 2 Commended: 4

Viognier is rather like a winner of X Factor. For several years everyone swarmed around the variety, fussing over every new country that started planting it and assuring growers that it was totally going to be the Next Big Thing, the grape to take over from Chardonnay. It had modelling contracts, a three-album deal and was rumoured to be starring in a movie alongside Tom Cruise. It was a variety with the world at its feet.

But it never quite delivered on its promise and has spent most of the past 15 years hanging out in bars telling people how it once had a number five hit in Sweden and was the face of Krunchie Pop breakfast cereal for six months.

So its slow renaissance in the Sommelier Wine Awards is heartening. A few years ago, producers seemed to be trying for a ‘fresher, lighter’ style, which didn’t really work – stripping out much of the grape’s Viognier-ness. Now, there are wines that are joyously buxom, but also nicely proportioned – big curves all over, rather than silicon-enhanced on a spindly frame.

Interestingly, no one country seems to be dominating with the grape, either. Our five medal winners here came from four different countries. Let’s hope for a few more contenders next year. It’s a grape that might, finally, be fulfilling its teenage promise.

FROM THE TASTING TEAMS

‘Consumers still need to get into it. The best were very well made: creaminess and butteriness, but freshness and stone fruit, too – they ticked all the boxes.’ Luca Campi, Plateau Restaurant

‘It works with food: seafood, fresh salads in summertime, roast chicken on the barbeque. There’s still a lot of difference between Old World and New World Viognier.’ Carlos Ferreira, The Sign of the Don

‘I wasn’t expecting heaviness and richness. Some were more aromatic, some were a bit flabby. The middle price points were the best.’ Rudina Arapi, Galvin at Windows

‘This was quite a strong flight and it mostly showed good varietal typicity. There are more unoaked styles coming through, which have more purity of fruit and it makes them more affordable as well as there’s no cost of oak involved.’ Annette Scarfe MW, team leader

“Viognier works on a wine list, but freshness is the key; and the best ones had that.” James Hocking, The Vineyard Group

“People are a bit scared of Viognier, they don’t know what to expect.” Luca Campi, Plateau Restaurant

Award winners

Found 1868 wines

New World: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Bordeaux Blends: Chile

Luis Felipe Edwards, Gran Reserva, Merlot, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

'Really delivers on balance and length,' said team leader Angela Reddin of this well-priced LFE Gold, continuing: 'Plum and redcurrant with a splash of cassis on a fruit-forward palate.' Gustavo Medina of Tate Britain found 'good, red forest fruit aromas' followed on the palate by 'firm tannins and good texture, with fruity freshness and cassis notes. Good by the glass.' Whatley Manor's Andrea Domenicucci went further: 'Good to drink on any occasion.'

£8.43 Matthew Clark

Apaltagua, Signature, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Maipo Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Classic notes allied with a polished finish helped Apaltagua bring home the Gold. Team leader Martin Lam highlighted 'typical mocha and plum notes, classic Maipo style, with lovely ripe fruit and acidity, and not over-oaked'. Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall found it 'velvety, spicy and complex', while Matthieu Longuère MS of Le Cordon Bleu added: 'Full-bodied and extracted style, ambitious and modern, with really ripe, jammy fruit and toasty oak, vanilla notes.'

£15.96 Anthony Byrne Fine Wines

TerraMater, Limited Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Maipo Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

A deft touch of oak allied with properly ripe fruit gives this Gold Lister 'long-lasting complexity', according to Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs. 'Dark, rich and spicy red with plenty of fruit and good potential to develop,' said Michael Moore of Moore Show Cuisine, while team leader Natasha Hughes MW added that this is a 'crowd-pleasing style, with its smoky capsicum, plum and chocolate character and blackcurrant yoghurt notes on the finish'.

£8.91 Cockburn & Campbell

Siegel, Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Freshness and good value lifted Siegel to the top. 'Nice modern character married with a menthol, eucalyptus note. Good length and character at this price,' said Chris Wood of Chelsea Vintners, while team leader Angela Reddin added: 'Sweet spice and plums on the nose carry through to the palate,' and Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor complimented the 'good balance between acidity and alcohol'.

£7.00 Addison Wines

Santa Carolina, Reserva de Familia, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Maipo Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Good earthy development on the nose, with good expression of terroir on the palate and a medium-length finish,' said Harry Crowther of M Restaurants, while team leader Natasha Hughes MW found 'some dark cocoa and mint on an oak-dominated palate'.

£8.50 Ehrmanns

Luis Felipe Edwards, Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Fruitcake and vanilla aromas with cedar wood notes, fairly tannic on the palate with fresh, pulpy berry fruits and notes of coffee and spearmint,' said consultant Luciana Girotto-Beckett. 'The ripe cassis fruit and soft tannins makes this a good choice by the glass,' said Gustavo Medina of Tate Britain.

£8.43 Matthew Clark , North South Wines

Undurraga, TH, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Alto Maipo , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Complex nose with meaty, savoury aromas, clove and strawberry fruit, ripe but not jammy,' began 67 Pall Mall's Enikő Heidenwolf, concluding: 'Textbook blend, fresh and clean on the palate.'

£8.81 González Byass

Luis Felipe Edwards, Flor del Fuego, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

This was a 'fruit bomb' for Cafe Murano's Mark Gurney, while team leader Tom Forrest found 'jammy red fruits and light spice notes on the nose, soft juicy fruit and clove hints on the palate, with plenty of sweetness'.

£4.75 Majestic Commercial

Montes, Alpha, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Very inviting on the nose, well structured with generous fruit on the palate. Ripe and uncomplicated, but pleasant on the finish,' said Bart Michalewicz of The Arts Club, while team leader Laurent Richet MS also found 'vanilla, welcoming black fruit jam and cocoa notes'.

£10.00 Liberty Wines

Casas del Toqui, Reserva, Merlot, 2014, Cachapoal Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Rich style with dark fruits and greener, leafy notes, full bodied on the palate, with some complexity and a long finish, at an excellent price,' said Erik Simonics of The Savoy.

£6.49 Frederic Robinson

Lapostolle, Cuvée Alexandre, Organic Merlot, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Very dark nose, with very rich and dark fruits echoing on the palate. Great structure,' said Bart Michalewicz of The Arts Club. 'Restrained and peppery, with lovely poise,' added Chris Wood of Chelsea Vintners.

£11.75 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Casas del Toqui, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Cachapoal Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Savoury, smoky, fruit-forward style,' began Mark Gurney of Cafe Murano, while team leader Tom Forrest noted 'dusty sandalwood spice and black fruit, with nice, sweet ripe fruits on the palate, and not too jammy'.

£6.49 Frederic Robinson

Veramonte, Primus, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Maipo Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall found this 'intense on the nose, with a hint of farmyard, black fruits and spices', describing it as 'not typical, but certainly worth a glass, with its savoury, meaty ripeness on the palate'. Alex Sergeant of Hurley House agreed, adding: 'Quite complex, with sweet herbs and black peppers, cherry and redcurrant.'

£11.40 Matthew Clark

Chilcas, Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

A richer, open style that's juicy big and rounded. Team leader Simon Woods noted: 'Gentle, ripe, not overdone style, with fleshy fruit propped up by decent structure on the palate,' and Bar 44's Owen Morgan picked up 'spice, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg'.

£10.78 Please contact winery for further information

Emiliana, Adobe, Reserva, Merlot, 2014, Rapel Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Cinnamon spice with jammy red fruits on the nose, soft and squashy fruit palate and very soft on the finish, which has decent length,' said team leader Tom Forrest. 'Great for pubs!' added Mark Gurney of Cafe Murano.

£5.95 Boutinot

Luis Felipe Edwards, Terra Vega, Reserva, Merlot, 2015, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Solid, fruity, classic herby style, with notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, good and honest,' said team leader Simon Woods, while consultant Luciana Girotto-Beckett also found notes of 'concentrated fruit, spices and liquorice'.

£5.21 Majestic Commercial

Undurraga, Founder's Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Maipo Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Lovely, pure cassis fruit on the nose with taut tannins on the palate. This is very young and needs decanting, but it shows good complexity,' said team leader Natasha Hughes MW.

£16.97 Please contact winery for further information

Undurraga, Aliwen, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Maipo/Colchagua Valleys , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Juicy smoked peppers and juicy plums on the nose, an easy-drinker with supple tannins,' said team leader Natasha Hughes MW.

£5.89 González Byass

Tabalí, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Maipo Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Shy and subdued on the nose, but well made, with blackcurrant fruit aromas followed by spicy chocolate richness on the palate, plummy fruit and a refreshing structure,' said Matthieu Longuère MS of Le Cordon Bleu.

£6.12 Boutinot

Valdivieso, Caballo Loco, Grand Cru, Apalta, 2012, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Deep, dense, earthy tobacco on the nose, ripe and plush berry fruit on the palate, with damson and chocolate richness,' said team leader Simon Woods.

£18.54 Bibendum Wine

Bisquertt, La Joya, Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Forest fruits and spice notes on a very pleasant nose,' began Ian Howard of The White Hart Inn at Lydgate, going on: 'Nicely balanced tannin and fruit with black cherry on the palate.'

£5.39 Molson Coors

Haras de Pirque, Hussonet, Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Maipo Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

TerraMater, Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Maipo Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Emiliana, Novas, Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2013, Maipo Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£7.15 Boutinot

Veramonte, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£7.75 Matthew Clark

Errazuriz , 1870, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Aconcagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Santa Rita, Gran Hacienda, Merlot, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

New World: Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre & Rhône Blends, Australia

Henschke, Johann's Garden, Barossa, GMS, 2014, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'Harmonious. Great freshness with elegance,' as pronounced by team leader Olivier Marie, gives Henschke Gold for another year. Tobias Brauweiler MS of Hakkasan Group found plenty to enjoy, highlighting its 'open, red fruit aromas of cherry and plum, and palate showing notes of black tea and wild raspberries'. 'More restraint than some,' added Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, 'and a versatile foodie wine.'

£22.10 Enotria&Coe

Amelia Park, Reserve, Shiraz, 2012, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'An iron fist in a velvet glove,' said team leader Olivier Marie of this Gold Lister, continuing: 'Elegant and refreshingly textured, this is plum with fleshy tannins and great length. Amazing wine.' 'A big, bold, traditional style,' agreed Ned Neville-Rolfe of Vinoteca King's Cross, going on: 'Black fruit in abundance, filled with tobacco notes within a great texture and good balance. Oak integrated well, bringing great expression.'

£25.00 New Generation McKinleys

Heirloom, Shiraz, 2013, Eden Valley, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'An amazing wine, this is savoury with blackberry and smoky notes,' said team leader Olivier Marie of this Gold Lister. Fellow team leader Laura Rhys MS found 'bright fruit, good depth and complexity', while Chris Wood of Chelsea Vintners enthused: 'Very structured and good poise, with lots of fruit and menthol character. Great typicity!'

£26.53 Liberty Wines

Penfolds, Bin 28, Kalimna, Shiraz, 2013, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'Big, big colour, big tears, big wine!' began Caroline Catering's Richard Brooks of this Gold Lister, continuing: 'On the palate, it's smooth but intense. Needs big, spicy, gamey food.' 'Lovely, juicy, but not overblown,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW, with Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish noting 'a juicy, complex palate with red berry, cassis, vanilla and sweet spices'.

£25.18 Bibendum Wine

Mitolo, Angela, Shiraz, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Gold once more for Mitolo, this time with its Angela Shiraz. Scoring Bronze in 2015, what a difference a year makes. Team leader Martin Lam found this 'savoury with good, refreshing red fruit, not heavy but balanced', while Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas felt it was 'good value, with concentrated blueberry and liquorice notes'. 'Syrah is shining here, giving a lot of typical bacon fat meatiness on the palate, with very Old World stony mineral notes,' added Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs. A winner.

£15.00 Liberty Wines

Accolade Wines, Eileen Hardy, Shiraz, 2012, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Vibrant character and a rounded, approachably peppery style secured Gold for this top-range Hardys red. 'Powerful nose of tobacco, meat and mushroom aromas, spicy with good acidity and high tannins on the palate, but very well balanced,' began an approving Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, while Tomasz Kuszneruk of Plateau Restaurant felt it was 'complex, and already showing some evolution'.

£26.95 Matthew Clark

Wynns, Black Label, Shiraz, 2010, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Silver in 2015, Gold in 2016 – the benefit of age. Bread Street Kitchen's Stefano Pirondi found this a 'classic, well-balanced, youthful Shiraz', while Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering admired its 'big fruit flavours and smooth intensity, to match well with a big steak or game', and team leader Olivier Marie found it a 'sophisiticated style with rich, opulent fruit and decadent richness, with bramble fruits and chocolate mocha'.

£15.33 Bibendum Wine

Chapel Hill, Shiraz, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Inky colour, a slight funk on the nose, structured with muscular oak. A bruiser, needs decanting,' said team leader Martin Lam, while Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs noted its 'gamey, spiced meat, serious character, but handled really well with lots of complexity'.

£13.41 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Chapel Hill, McLaren Vale, Grenache, 2010, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Tobacco and spicy oak with mushroomy notes on the nose, and toasty oak and good acidity balancing the palate. Calls for a good steak,' suggested Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don. Meanwhile Mark Dorber of The Anchor at Walberswick noted: 'Nicely poised cherry fruit on the nose, a little liquorice on the palate. It's very juicy.'

£13.41 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Heirloom, Shiraz, 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'With red cherry and redcurrant, the palate is ripe with cinnamon and liquorice, medium to high acidity, tobacco and chocolate hints,' said Gregg Lambert of Galvin La Chapelle, with team leader Sam Caporn MW adding: 'Good, this is lifted and fresh, with notes of pepper and bacon.'

£15.27 Liberty Wines

Château Tanunda, Newcastle, Barossa, Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre/Carignan/Cinsault, 2013, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Warm and spicy on the nose with brambly fruit flavours on the palate and herbaceous tones on the finish,' said Sarah Guignard of The French Table. 'Cherry, good fruit, warm and thick,' added team leader Jade Koch.

£10.67 Bibendum Wine

Yalumba, The Octavius, Barossa, Shiraz, 2009, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

While team leader Jade Koch admired its 'bitter chocolate, mint, bloody and oily texture', Sarah Guignard of The French Table said: 'Fresh cassis fruit on the nose and palate with a clean finish and long tones of bitter chocolate and spicy tobacco.'

£45.04 Negociants

Pirathon, Shiraz, 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall felt this was very fruity without being jammy, saying: 'Amazing dark colour, ripe baked black cherry and plum, smooth texture, ripe tannins, mouth-coating with well-integrated alcohol. Definitely good value for money.' New Street Grill's Mauro Pirovano agreed, citing 'the smoky, juicy, mineral notes, alongside hints of leather, coffee and chocolate'.

£15.15 New Generation McKinleys

John Duval Wines, Eligo, Shiraz, 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Sarah Guignard of The French Table found a 'palate full of brambly fruit flavours with a little warmth and spiciness', while The Harrow at Little Bedwyn's Marcin Oziebly noted 'blackcurrant and blueberry with great ripeness, smoky bacon and roasted coffee notes', adding: 'Exactly what you expect from Australia.' Still young, we'd love a return visit to witness its evolution.

£40.50 Liberty Wines

Mitolo, Jester, Shiraz, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

With team leader Andrea Briccarello finding 'savoury, fruity style with plenty of blackberry and blueberry notes', Andre Luis Martins of The Cavalry and Guards Club also noted 'intense baked fruit, cassis, spice and earthy body'.

£10.50 Liberty Wines

Shingleback, The Gate, Shiraz, 2012, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Tomasz Kuszneruk of Plateau Restaurant was struck by the 'dark chocolate, plums, blueberries and a touch of tobacco' on the nose, all supported by 'fruit concentration and ripe tannin in a medium- to full-bodied style'.

£20.52 Matthew Clark

Mitolo, GAM, Shiraz, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Team leader Martin Lam found 'smoky bacon, black plum, liquorice notes and plenty of spices, for a big wine that needs red meat', while Blandford Comptoir's Devon Pryor highlighted 'purple fruit and bramble leaf aromas, a fresh and elegant palate with savoury, meaty notes on a lengthy finish'.

£17.95 Liberty Wines

RedHeads Studio, Princess of Thieves, Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Nicely made, silky and enticing blend, with sweet fruit and spices,' began team leader Martin Lam, with Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas noting: 'Developed nose with meaty aromas, rustic and toasty with ripe fruit mid-palate and black pepper on the finish.'

£10.56 Direct Wines Production

Yangarra, Estate Vineyard, GSM, 2013, Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Floral and gamey at the same time,' noted Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs, 'with lovely forest fruit character, spice and savouriness.' 'Heavy on the Syrah, loads of black pepper and even turmeric and cumin spice hints, tannins chewy but fine,' added Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir.

£14.30 Boutinot

Skillogalee, Basket Pressed, Shiraz, 2012, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Full bodied and peppery with good balance, quite spicy on the palate with a chocolatey richness to finish,' said Emilie Sagot of The Sign of the Don. 'Elegant blend, perfect balance,' added La Trompette's Tanguy Martin.

£13.43 Enotria&Coe

Fowles Wine, Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch, Shiraz, 2012, Victoria , Australia

Silver medal winner

James Hocking of The Vineyard Group found 'impressive aromatics' here, 'peppery, proper Rhône style with great length and depth, and beautiful concentration', and team leader Olivier Marie noted: 'Lighter in style, this is elegant and concentrated with fresh, minty finish.'

£17.40 Enotria&Coe

Voyager Estate, Shiraz, 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Portland's James Fryer found 'cinnamon spice aromas with juicy plum, Ribena and earthy notes on the palate, chalky tannins and spice', while Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant enjoyed its 'very elegant, lightly floral nose with subtle nuances of soft red fruits'.

£17.80 Justerini & Brooks

Redheads Studio, Dogs of the Barossa, Shiraz, 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'A little restrained on the nose,' said Marcin Oziebly of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, adding: 'Very typical. Palate explodes with very ripe blueberry, black plum and sweet coffee flavours, with a touch of mint. What an amazing wine.'

£16.64 Direct Wines Production

Innocent Bystander, Syrah, 2014, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Juicy ripe fruit and a lovely, rich mouthfeel, working well on the mid-palate, though a touch of bitterness on the finish,' said Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering. 'Concentrated, cooked plum fruit,' added Whatley Manor's Andrea Domenicucci.

£10.35 Liberty Wines

Shingleback, The Davey Estate, Shiraz, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Plenty of 'black bramble fruits and blueberry' on this medium-weight red, according to Meg Ryan of Fox Fine Wines & Spirits, while team leader Andrea Briccarello highlighted its 'toasty, savoury, spicy character and smoky complexity on the palate'.

£14.46 Matthew Clark

Shingleback, Red Knot, Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2015, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Subtle aromas of black fruit with high-toned, fresh character, followed by a young and chewy, yet balanced palate, ripe fruit with some herbaceous and vegetal notes.

£9.55 Matthew Clark

Willunga 100, The Hundred, Grenache, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Very intriguing nose, showing lovely berries and flower notes,' began Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir, going on: 'Power on the palate, but it's not over-extracted, not too weighty or hot, with fine tannins and floral notes on the finish.'

£13.00 Liberty Wines

Accolade Wines, Eileen Hardy, Shiraz, 2010, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Ripe plums, liquorice, blackeberries and coffee,' began Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas, continuing: 'Classic style, good concentration with medium to dry tannins, spices well integrated. Could develop to Northern Rhône style.'

£26.95 Matthew Clark

Shaw & Smith, Balhannah Vineyard, Shiraz, 2013, Adelaide Hills, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Tobias Brauweiler MS of Hakkasan Group found this full of 'blue fruit and plum, spices and herbal thyme and juniper notes, with rich and well-integrated, powdery tannins', while Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor enjoyed its 'nice cooked plum and tarry fruit'.

£32.50 Liberty Wines

Katnook Estate , Shiraz, 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Dandelion Vineyards, Red Queen of The Eden Valley, Shiraz, 2013, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£27.75 Liberty Wines

Langmeil, Three Gardens, Barossa, Shiraz/Mataro/Grenache, 2013, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Oakridge , Local Vineyard Series, Shiraz, 2013, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Commended medal winner

£17.64 Matthew Clark

Langmeil, Hangin' Snakes, Barossa, Shiraz/Viognier, 2013, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Tim Adams, Bluey's Block, Grenache , 2011, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£8.98 Bibendum Wine

d'Arenberg, The Derelict Vineyard, Grenache, 2011, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£13.64 Enotria&Coe

Willunga 100 , The Tithing, Grenache, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£15.20 Liberty Wines

Willunga 100 , Shiraz/Viognier, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£8.65 Liberty Wines

Willunga 100 , Grenache, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£8.65 Liberty Wines

Heartland , Directors' Cut, Shiraz, 2012, Langhorne Creek, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£17.42 Enotria&Coe

New World: Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre & Rhône-style Blends, Rest of the New World

Errazuriz, Max Reserva, Syrah, 2013, Aconcagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

A welcome return to the winners' enclosure for Errazuriz's concentrated Max Reserva. 'Complex nose with black fruit notes,' began Ivan Vegas of Fox Fine Wines & Spirits, continuing: 'Palate is soft with maturing tannins, good balance of fruit and acidity. Good length, and would be even better with food.' 'This is long and balanced, dry and fresh,' added The Cinnamon Club's Chantal Serrano, continuing: 'Chocolate and black fruit notes run alongside chewy tannins.'

£11.68 Hatch Mansfield , Matthew Clark

Peréz Cruz, Limited Edition, Syrah, 2014, Maipo Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant noted 'lots of pepper and spice freshness with confected fruit', while team leader Olivier Marie enjoyed its 'floral notes of lilac and violet, with jasmine and apricot pit, ripe juicy tannins and balance'.

£12.33 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Luis Felipe Edwards, Marea, Syrah, 2012, Leyda Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Bursting with fruit, according to team leader Olivier Marie, who said: 'Deep, dark ruby core with intense black jammy, stewed dark fruits with plums, cherries and blackcurrants, complemented by baking spices and lovely, finely ground, lacy tannins.' 'The palate is refreshing and elegant, with a long, brambly character,' added team leader Jade Koch.

£13.48 Matthew Clark

Veramonte, Ritual, Syrah, 2013, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Finding 'wood smoke and green stem notes on the nose', Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House said: 'Will age well, with its rounded tannins, very ripe dark berries and redcurrants with a pinch of black pepper.' 'The palate is lean and long, while the nose is brambly with baked fruit,' added team leader Jade Koch.

£11.13 Please contact winery for further information

Trinity Hill, Syrah, 2014, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Cassis-forward fruit on the nose, a little earthy in character. Juicy and easy to drink,' said Giancarlo Cuccuru of Brackenbury Wine Rooms, with team leader Tom Forrest adding: 'Soft red and black forest fruits, white pepper and fruitcake flavours with a drying, spicy finish.'

£10.10 Liberty Wines

Pascual Toso, Alta, Barrancas, Syrah, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Outstanding wine with intense concentration of fruit,' began Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House, with team leader Olivier Marie agreeing: 'Succulent texture, sumptuous tannins, sweet and ripe with high-elevated acidity and notes of roasted coffee.'

£13.31 Kingsland

Morgan, Cotes du Crow's, Syrah/Grenache, 2013, Monterey, California , USA

Bronze medal winner

'California's take on a decent Rhône, juicy and refreshing style with a toasty note of oak,' said The Vineyard Group's James Hocking, while Tanguy Martin of La Trompette found it 'gamey, savoury, earthy and oaky'.

£12.80 Bibendum Wine

Casas Del Toqui, Casas Del Toqui, Gran Reserva Syrah, 2012, Cachapoal Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Ripe, jammy dark fruit with notes of clove, spice and vanilla. Intense concentration of flavour, showing ripe, well-integrated tannins,' said Charles Van Wyk of FJB Collection, concluding: 'Well made, gives you a lot of wine for your money.'

£7.99 Frederic Robinson

Maycas del Limarí, Sumaq, Reserva, Syrah √, 2012, Limarí Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Blood and guts nose, screams for a hot griddle,' enthused team leader Angela Reddin, adding: 'Very fruity mouthfeel, with an ironstone mineral edge and good herbal-spice finish.'

£8.28 Bibendum Wine

Oveja Negra, Pastures New, 2013, Maule Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant found 'bramble and wood spice, leading to a dry, soft palate', while team leader Angela Reddin noted 'dark autumn fruits but some lightness on the finish'.

£16.43 Please contact winery for further information

Undurraga, TH Syrah, 2012, Maipo Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Clean, with ripe, sweet tannins, good use of oak bringing vanilla and coconut notes, along with dill herbal notes,' said team leader Olivier Marie, concluding: 'Commercial but pleasant and well balanced.' 'Rich fruit with a rustic edge, bits of green complement more than distract,' added Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant.

£8.81 González Byass

Blank Canvas, Syrah, 2014, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Juicy red!' exclaimed Adriana Valentini of Massimo Restaurant & Bar, continuing: 'Deep, black berry fruit style. Its relatively high acidity and shyish nose suggest this will improve further. Nice, elegant finish and good value for money.'

£16.95 Liberty Wines

Tabalí, Reserva Especial Syrah, 2012, Limarí Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£7.47 Boutinot

Tamaya, T, Limited Release, Syrah, 2012, Limarí Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Valdivieso , Caballo Loco, Grand Cru, Limarí , 2012, Limarí Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£18.54 Bibendum Wine

MontGras, Ninquén, Antu, Syrah √, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£9.67 Enotria&Coe

Viu Manent , ViBo, Punta del Viento √, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Vidal , Reserve, Syrah , 2013, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

Tinpot Hut, Syrah , 2013, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£13.00 Liberty Wines

Joel Gott, Alakai, Grenache, 2012, California , USA

Commended medal winner

New World: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Bordeaux Blends, South Africa

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Music Room, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Western Cape , South Africa

Gold medal winner

'This is generous yet fresh, with great balance and a very complex, long finish,' said The Clove Club's Sam Heathcote, while consultant Sumita Sarma added: 'A black fruit-driven, ripe and intense meat and food wine, with tobacco and leather-perfumed complexity on the palate, spicy pepper and clove notes, well-integrated oak plus a solid, structured base of alcohol and fruit.'

£12.40 Matthew Clark

Morgenster, Estate Red, 2003, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Gold medal winner Critics Choice

Serious and inspiring, this, was a worthy Critics' Choice Trophy winner. Team leader Angela Reddin said: 'Deep and dense, an uncompromising style with velvety texture and tenacious grip on the palate, showing incredible density yet great balance,' while Mahesh Nair of Charlotte Street Hotel added: 'Good, elegant red with nice juicy fruit, chocolate and cassis,' while the Brackenbury Wine Rooms' Giancarlo Cuccuru picked up on the 'inviting nose', with its leather, herb, cigar box and smoky notes.

£25.36 Enotria&Coe

De Trafford, Merlot, 2009, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Gold medal winner

‘Very full mouthfeel, showing plenty of ripe cassis, dates, dried fruits and nice balance,’ began Mahesh Nair of Charlotte Street Hotel, with Hamish Anderson of The Tate Group agreeing: ‘Grippy but balanced, with a tarry, old school nose, notes of cigar and smoke.’ ‘Meaty, rusty nail notes with deep-set cassis fruit, smooth and well-developed tannins and nice structure. Ageing gracefully,’ concluded team leader Angela Reddin.

£16.93 Bibendum Wine

Groot Constantia, Gouverneurs Reserve, Red, 2012, Constantia , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Aromas of capsicum and fresh tobacco leaves, sappy and balsamic notes,' said Spring's Peter McDaid, adding: 'Pomegranate and dark cherry fruit on the palate, which shows integrated tannin and Middle Eastern spice notes.' 'Great typicity with super freshness,' added The Clove Club's Sam Heathcote.

£20.75 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Groot Constantia, Merlot, 2013, Constantia , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Strong, mint-fresh aromas with blackberry fruit notes, good integration on a long and fresh palate. Very good, premium style that's young and needs decanting,' said team leader Charlie Young. 'Quite broad and complex, with great integration,' agreed consultant Sumita Sarma.

£13.81 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Kleine Zalze, Cleefs, Reserve Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Creamy, oaky nose with vanilla and cocoa powder, dark berry fruit, some herbal green notes in the mouth. Good pub wine,' recommended team leader Angela Reddin, with The French Table's Sarah Guignard adding: 'Soft chocolate notes alongside soft tannins.'

£6.87 Hatch Mansfield

De Morgenzon, DMZ, Quintet, 2012, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Farmyard and mushroom notes on the nose, but smooth with good balance, tannins and finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, with team leader Angela Reddin finding 'lifted, savoury aromas of meat jus with concentrated bramble and cassis fruit'.

£7.50 Majestic Commercial

Kleine Zalze, Family Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don noted 'green and black pepper, tannins with a slight green edge, but is a very good wine that needs a bit more time', with team leader Angela Reddin highlighting its 'lifted cassis, plum and kirsch fruit, fantastic intensity and depth of flavour'.

£19.21 Hatch Mansfield

Thelema, Merlot, 2012, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'An orange-tinged, ruby-coloured wine, this aroma and palate show an incredibly generous, mature fruit set and mouthfeel, with a long finish,' said an impressed James MacDuffie of Ubiquitous Chip. Team leader Hamish Anderson agreed, saying: 'There is a lovely fragrance here – herbs and lavender – and the tannins are not shy but supple.'

£12.08 Enotria&Coe

Buitenverwachting, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2013, Constantia , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Pure, ripe, pleasant nose, with elegant black fruit and fine tannins on the palate and flowing acidity. An elegant, attractive wine,' said team leader Charlie Young. 'Good concentration and great value for money,' said The Clove Club's Sam Heathcote.

£6.69 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Spier, Creative Block 5, 2011, Coastal Region , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Tobacco leaf and cedar, some meaty hints, loganberry and cherry compote on the nose, medium body on the palate. Good food-matching wine,' said team leader Angela Reddin, with Robert Jones of Aramark at JP Morgan adding: 'Strawberries and cherries, oaky and herby, good with steak.'

£9.23 Bibendum Wine , Walker & Wodehouse Wines

Saronsberg, Seismic, 2013, Tulbagh , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'Classical style on the nose, with blackcurrant fruit and dusty notes,' began Hamish Anderson of The Tate Group, continuing: 'Very good, bright fruit on a correct and pure palate, giving excellent value.'

£7.50 Forth Wines

Morgenster, Lourens River Valley, Red, 2003, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don found 'leather and spicy notes with good balance and good extraction', while team leader Angela Reddin noted 'some secondaries on the nose, showing coffee and cedar with dusty hints'.

£14.38 Enotria&Coe

Spier, Creative Block 5, 2012, Coastal Region , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

Hamish Anderson of The Tate Group found it 'taut and restrained on the nose, very elevated and upright', and suggested it needs decanting, though has 'lovely, finely tuned and elegant style with cigar and blackcurrant notes'.

£14.00 Bibendum Wine

Nederburg, Heritage Heroes, The Brew Master, 2011, Western Cape , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

Peter McDaid of Spring found 'forest fruit and fragrant pine needle notes, floral basil and eucalyptus on the palate', while team leader Charlie Young highlighted its 'savoury spice, punchy, stony character with a good tannin hit and dy, fresh finish'.

£11.56 Matthew Clark

Kleine Zalze , Vineyard Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon , 2013, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Commended medal winner

Nederburg, The Manor, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£6.60 Matthew Clark

New World: Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre & Rhône Blends, South Africa

Babylon's Peak, SMG, 2010, Swartland , South Africa

Gold medal winner

Balance and elegance lifted Babylon's Peak to the top. Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall enjoyed its 'Marmite, baked raisin and black cherry aromas', adding: 'Very smooth, delicate tannins, well made and very drinkable.' 'Lovely purity of fruit, if a hand-sell,' added team leader Anne Krebiehl MW, with Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs saying: 'Very aromatic on the nose, with rose, coffee and sweet juice notes. Very good balance and very elegant.'

£9.75 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Journey's End, The Huntsman, Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2013, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Vegetal green notes, smooth overripe berries but nice freshness,' began Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth, while Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn enjoyed a 'good, well-integrated balance of earthy fruit and spices'.

£9.53 Bibendum Wine

Nederburg, The Manor, Shiraz, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Meaty and smoky with liquorice and blackcurrant on the nose. Dry, with some bitterness on the finish but a fresh touch on a round, concentrated palate,' said Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London, while consultant Claire Love highlighted its 'jammy, ripe cranberry and raspberry flavours'.

£6.60 Matthew Clark

Nederburg, Heritage Heroes, The Motorcycle Marvel, 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth was keen on its 'red berry, dusty notes, cigar box and smooth berry jam with chocolate notes at the end', while team leader Sam Caporn MW noted: 'Fragrant, violet fruit with blackberry-blueberry compote. Yum.'

£11.56 Matthew Clark

Kleine Zalze, Family Reserve, Shiraz, 2009, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Elegant and still vibrant, with cherryish red fruits,' began Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants, with Brackenbury Wine Rooms' Giancarlo Cuccuru adding: 'Rich, juicy berries and peppery notes with good body and balance.'

£19.21 Hatch Mansfield

Spier, Signature, Shiraz, 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

For Skylon's Marco Marcuzzo it was the 'ripe, jammy fruits on the nose, pepper, eucalyptus and fresh toast' notes that stood out, while Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth noted 'wild berries, cocoa nibs and a cherry spirit note'.

£7.42 Bibendum Wine

Swartland Winery, Limited Release, Mourvèdre, 2012, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants found this wine versatile for food matching, saying: 'Elegant, if a little light, but shows quality and soft tannins.' Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London noted its 'tobacco, black fruit, meaty, spicy, black pepper' character.

£8.05 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Dark Horse, Shiraz, 2012, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

A sure choice for a steak, according to team leader Anne Krebiehl MW, with its 'big, bold chocolate and vanilla' style, whereas Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall would pair its 'raspberry, earthy, spicy-sweet, very food-friendly' flavours with a tagine.

£12.15 Matthew Clark

Neil Ellis, Groenekloof, Shiraz, 2013, Darling , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Good cedar and rounded mulberry fruit aromas, full with well-balanced oak on the palate,' said team leader Sam Caporn MW. 'Savoury style with great balance, complex black berries and plum,' added Skylon's Marco Marcuzzo.

£9.82 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Creation, Syrah/Grenache, 2013, Walker Bay , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

Team leader Sam Caporn MW felt the spicy oak was 'slightly dominant', but liked this wine's 'good, red berry fruit', while Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn found it 'rich and luscious, full of fruit, oak and well balanced'.

£17.89 Bibendum Wine

Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia, Shiraz, 2013, Constantia , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'Interesting menthol and dry tannin, could do with some time or a big steak!' said Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants, while Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall highlighted its 'ethereal, light nose, slick, grippy tannins, high acidity and red apple and damson fruit'.

£13.81 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Ken Forrester, The Gypsy, 2011, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'Elegant and natural character, not too intense on the nose but reveals itself on the palate!' said Adriana Valentini of Massimo Restaurant & Bar, explaining: 'Elegant, with smoky tannins and alcohol well integrated, if a little bit restrained.'

£19.26 Enotria&Coe

Journey's End, Single Vineyard, Shiraz, 2009, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£12.11 Bibendum Wine

Fairview, Caldera, 2013, Coastal Region , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£11.25 Liberty Wines

Spice Route, Grenache, 2014, Swartland , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£9.25 Liberty Wines

Swartland Winery, Granite Rock Blend, Red, 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

Kleine Zalze, Cleefs, Classic Collection, Shiraz/Viognier , 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

De Trafford , Blueprint, Syrah, 2012, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£16.98 Bibendum Wine

Strandveld, The Navigator, 2011, Elim , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£13.65 Enotria&Coe

Strandveld , First Sighting, Shiraz, 2011, Elim , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£8.96 Enotria&Coe

New World: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Bordeaux Blends, Australia

Berton Vineyards, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Soft and easy drinking, but full of eucalyptus and a typical sense of place. Team leader Laura Rhys MS noted this Gold Lister's 'rich, bold fruit and herbaceous character', while Alex Cooper of Haymarket Hotel found 'generous fruit, good spice and soft tannin', and Caroline Catering's Richard Brooks said: 'Big wine!. This calls for some really big red meat dishes.'

£9.92 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Redheads Studio, Esulé, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'Silky and well balanced, with ripe, dark fruits and rounded tannins,' said Piero Pruneri of Aramark at JP Morgan, epitomising how Cabernet champions Redheads Studio struck Gold. 'Smooth on the palate with dark notes of leather, chocolate and liquorice, and a lovely viscous texture on the palate,' said Daniel Murray of Berners Tavern, with team leader Sam Caporn MW noting its 'fruits of the forest and summer pudding aromas, a very pretty wine of great purity and structure'.

£15.55 Direct Wines Production

Bisquertt, Q Clay, 2012, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Deeply loved from the start. Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants found a 'beautiful nose of roses and violets with nuts and cherry', then more cherry on the palate and 'a touch of crème caramel, almond and green pepper' on the palate, while Adriana Valentini of Massimo Restaurant & Bar admired its 'integrated tannins and wood, black pepper spice and maturity'. Team leader Natasha Hughes MW called it 'a classic balance of leafy Cab and spicy Shiraz, well balanced, fleshy and appealing. Ideal with slow roast lamb tagine.'

£13.16 Molson Coors

Mitolo, Jester, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Spicy, peppery, vegetal and herbaceous,' began Zuzanna Rogowska of M Restaurants, with team leader Sam Caporn MW finding plenty of 'black cherry notes with morello cherry on the finish, and nice structure'.

£10.50 Liberty Wines

Dandelion Vineyards, Damsel of The Barossa, Merlot, 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Quite light cedar notes on the nose, a slight baked fruit character, but a sound, minty, savoury style,' said team leader Sam Caporn MW. 'Very pronounced fruit, juicy and elegant,' added Zuzanna Rogowska of M Restaurants.

£10.00 Liberty Wines

Accolade Wines, Starve Dog Lane, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Lovely, deep cedar character on a relatively restrained nose, with good concentration on the palate. Well made,' said team leader Sam Caporn MW. 'A powerful number, with marked tannins,' confirmed Piero Pruneri of Aramark at JP Morgan.

£10.87 Matthew Clark

Wynns, Black Label, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Lovely richness of darker fruits, with black cherry and blackberry coming to the fore, followed by well-rounded tannins and good spice with a smooth finish,' said Haymarket Hotel's Alex Cooper, while team leader Tom Forrest also noted the 'soft spice and smoky savouriness'.

£15.28 Bibendum Wine

Rathbone Wine Group, Xanadu, Exmoor Drive, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish found 'leafy, juicy, peppery aromas, with big, rich, spicy black fruit' on the palate, while team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW said: 'Floral and delicately scented, bright and vigorous on the palate, full of energy and brambly fruits.'

£9.18 Bibendum Wine

Katnook Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

A more subtle style but still showing vibrant fruit and fresh acidity, with team leader Laura Rhys MS noting its 'dark fruits, juicy and bright on the palate', and Caroline Catering's Richard Brooks picking up on the 'earthy, plummy fruit character' and 'huge warmth', saying: 'A big appealing glass of wine.'

£15.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Accolade Wines, Hardys, HRB, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Margaret River/Coonawarra/Frankland River , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Very elevated mint and eucalyptus on the nose and palate, with a dry tannin finish,' said team leader Sam Caporn MW, while Zuzanna Rogowska of M Restaurants highlighted its 'big, powerful, bold character with touches of spice and dried fruit'.

£17.55 Matthew Clark

Berton Vineyards, Metal Label, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Wow! Lovely colour and massively lifted nose, with black cherry, mint and cassis,' said team leader Sam Caporn MW, adding: 'Commercial, tasty and good value.' 'Peppermint and bell pepper with a touch of sweetness, fresh and elegant on the palate, with delicate tannins,' added Zuzanna Rogowska of M Restaurants.

£8.14 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Ben Glaetzer, Anaperenna, Shiraz/Cabernet, 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants found plenty of dark fruit complexity, 'warm crème de cassis and cherryish plum', along with floral notes of violet and rose petal, adding: 'Good balance, elegant and smooth with a touch of cinnamon, full-bodied and well made with a lot of red forest fruit and vanilla.'

£29.51 Enotria&Coe

Pérez Cruz, Single Vineyard, La Higuera Block, 2014, Maipo Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Very enjoyable,' said Alex Sergeant of Hurley House, continuing: 'There's mellow red fruit, a touch of herb and a nice balance of tannin and acid.' 'Pleasant vanilla and black fruit nose, full-bodied and intense on the palate,' added Matthieu Longuère MS of Le Cordon Bleu.

£9.15 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Yalumba, The Menzies, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

A lovely example, with ripe, rich, black fruit compote character, showing notes of Christmas spices and black olives on a long and complex palate. Team leader Tom Forrest picked up on the 'leathery black fruits, the white pepper and spice aromas', and the excellent balance throughout.

£24.82 Negociants

Amelia Park, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Well balanced, smooth and rounded, fruity and well developed, with soft, medium tannins,' said Galvin La Chapelle's Michaela Večeřová, while team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW added: 'Bursting with ripe juice at the onset, but calms down with menthol and spice from the oak. Long.'

£25.00 New Generation McKinleys

Hay Shed Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW found this a 'fun and friendly' red with its 'bright, juicy red fruits', while Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish noted its 'fresh, juicy nose and dry, peppery, spicy palate with plenty of tannin'.

£13.10 Bancroft Wines

Heartland, Directors' Cut, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Langhorne Creek, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Big, peppery Cabernet nose with ripe, sweet fruit on the palate,' began Daniel Murray of Berners Tavern, with team leader Sam Caporn MW noting 'good cedar with some spicy oak, red and black fruit, and lovely length'.

£17.42 Enotria&Coe

Fraser Gallop, Parterre, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Complex red fruit and cedar nose, retrained on the palate but full of juice and red fruit with delicate, grainy tannin,' said team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW, while Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish noted 'bay leaf herbs, black cherry fruit and good integration for a great food wine'.

£19.83 Bibendum Wine

Dandelion Vineyards, Pride of The Fleurieu, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Daniel Murray of Berners Tavern found it 'very good, with fresh morello cherry and savoury notes of capsicum', while team leader Sam Caporn MW commented: 'Lovely cedar, black cherry and cassis with good structure.'

£9.60 Liberty Wines

Willunga 100, Cabernet/Shiraz, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Deep ruby colour with smoky aromas and a touch of vanilla,' began Adriana Valentini of Massimo Restaurant & Bar, continuing: 'Blackcurranty and inky with some drying tannins and a touch of spice, through to a nice long finish. Good value for money.'

£8.65 Liberty Wines

Hay Shed Hill, Pitchfork, Cabernet/Merlot, 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Intense on the nose, very fruity and jammy, with nice round tannins,' began Galvin La Chapelle's Michaela Večeřová, with team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW noting: 'Charming, ripe nose with red fruits and green herbs, with a very vivid palate.'

£8.00 Bancroft Wines

d'Arenberg, The Coppermine Road, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£23.90 Enotria&Coe

Katnook Estate , Merlot, 2013, Coonawarra, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Burch Family Wines, Howard Park, Miamup, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£12.20 Enotria&Coe

Voyager Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2012, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Larry Cherubino , Cherubino, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Shingleback, Davey Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£14.46 Matthew Clark

Wirra Wirra, The Good Catch, 2014, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Yalumba , The Signature, Barossa, Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, 2012, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£24.82 Negociants

Oakridge , Local Vineyard Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Commended medal winner

£17.64 Matthew Clark

New World: Pinot Noir, USA & Canada

Truchard, Carneros, Pinot Noir, 2013, Napa Valley, California , USA

Gold medal winner

A red Gold to match its Chardonnay Gold, Truchard's Pinot showed 'beautiful, floral, perfumed aromatics', according to the WSET's Michael Best, who continued: 'Broad on the palate, with delicious freshness. Match with roast pheasant.' 'Sweet raspberry with rhubarb and cola hints on the nose,' added team leader Olivier Marie, 'with a clean palate showing light minerality, sweet cherry and plum fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices, and fresh herbal notes of dill.'

£18.19 Bibendum Wine

Terlato Wine Group, Sanford, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir, 2010, California , USA

Gold medal winner

'Very complex', 'silky smooth', 'great wine for fine dining' – no wonder Santa Rita Hills topped the Gold podium. 'Lovely bramble fruit with a crunchy texture on the mid-palate, complex with a long finish,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW. 'Outstanding, extremely smooth and elegant, with rounded tannins and a nice touch of evolution,' added Dario Barbato of Individual Restaurants.

£30.70 Matthew Clark

DeLoach, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, 2014, Sonoma County, California , USA

Gold medal winner

Universally appreciated for its savoury complexity as well as its sweet red fruit-laden palate. Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House said: 'Elegant style, showing good fresh fruit on the nose with a touch of sweet spice, soft tannins and some confected notes, but acidity that shows it can age well.' 'A lot of ripe cherry fruit, rounded with a smoky, spicy finish,' added Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants.

£24.90 Liberty Wines

Joseph Phelps, Freestone Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2013, Sonoma Coast, California , USA

Silver medal winner

'Interesting nose with hints of popcorn, red rose petals and herbal tea, then lots of red fruit on the palate, red apple, strawberry, raspberry and a touch of thyme,' said Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants. 'Elegant and fresh, with wild red berries, delicate spices and light green vegetal notes,' agreed Andre Luis Martins of The Cavalry and Guards Club.

£27.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

La Crema, Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir, 2013, Oregon , USA

Silver medal winner

'Mineral and savoury notes above the fruit on the nose,' began Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce, continuing: 'Red berries, cherry and strawberry on a ripe but not confected palate. Clean style with silky mouthfeel and a long finish with some spice hints. Lovely.' Rossano Antonelli of Hawksmoor Air Street agreed, adding: 'It's round and voluptuous with well-balanced acidity.'

£16.98 Fells

Foley, The Four Graces, Reserve, Pinot Noir, 2012, Dundee Hills, Oregon , USA

Silver medal winner

'Savoury and smoky nose with cherry fruit aromas, good acidity on the palate with more cherries and raspberry jam notes. Intense, with a long finish,' said Kelvin McCabe of Yauatcha City, while Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang noted: 'A lovely nose of red shrub fruits and vanilla, the palate is very pretty. Match with barbecue pork.'

£26.29 Matthew Clark

Omero, Ribbon Ridge, Pinot Noir, 2012, Oregon , USA

Silver medal winner

'Generous use of oak supported by ripe, red plum fruit. Complex. A big food wine,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW. 'Nice smooth tannins, nicely evolved style with ripe red fruits,' agreed Dario Barbato of Individual Restaurants.

£21.88 Enotria&Coe

MacMurray, Central Coast, Pinot Noir, 2012, California

Commended medal winner

£9.52 Enotria&Coe

Fess Parker, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, 2012, Santa Barbara County, California , USA

Commended medal winner

£15.25 Amathus

Omero , Pinot Noir, 2013, Willamette Valley, Oregon , USA

Commended medal winner

£15.05 Enotria&Coe

MacMurray, Russian River Pinot Noir, 2013, Sonoma County, California , USA

Commended medal winner

£18.78 Enotria&Coe

New World: Pinot Noir, Chile

Cono Sur, Single Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2014, San Antonio Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner Pub & Bar

A worthy Pub & Bar Trophy partner for Cono Sur's Gewürztraminer, this Pinot Noir appealed for its 'lively presence, its juicy nature, and its pure, elegant finish', according to team leader Jade Koch. 'Pronounced smoky, red berry aromas with strawberry hints, attractively sweet on the palate with grippy tannins and notes of raspberry on the finish,' said John Giffrin of China Tang at The Dorchester. 'The oak is there, with a well-structured palate with good concentration,' said Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.

£6.12 CyT UK

Undurraga, Trama, Pinot Noir, 2013, San Antonio Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Charlie Young of Vinoteca found it 'complex and savoury on the nose' with an 'impressive palate', adding: 'Good, intensity and fabulous, with a fine tannin structure.' Team leader Jade Koch agreed, noting: 'Aged Pinot nose, perfumed with tobacco and roses, slightly toasted with notes of tomato on the palate.'

£25.75 Please contact winery for further information

Laberinto, Pinot Noir, 2013, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Intense on the nose, full of red fruits, very fresh on the palate with plenty of acidity yet elegant, with a touch of oak, ripe tannins, red fruit notes and a long finish,' said Alexandru Pastrav of Fenchurch Sky Garden. Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester agreed, saying: 'The palate is elegant, with good concentration and firm tannins. A foodie wine.'

£12.90 Enotria&Coe

Chilensis, Reserva, Pinot Noir, 2015, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Farmyardy notes on the nose with blueberry and coffee notes,' began consultant Luciana Girotto-Beckett, continuing: 'Fresh and fleshy palate, with pork fat meaty notes and chocolate richness on the finish.' Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducassee at The Dorchester added: 'Light in style and youthful and fruit driven, a good varietal expression.'

£7.70 Please contact winery for further information

Undurraga, Sibaris, Pinot Noir, 2014, Leyda Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Easy-drinking structure, soft on the palate and very quaffable with light tannins,' said Deborah-Lynn Morris of Aramark at JP Morgan. 'Chunky cherry fruit with slight black fruit gum notes and touches of spice,' added team leader Simon Woods.

£6.96 González Byass

Undurraga, TH, Pinot Noir, 2014, Leyda Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

Bartosz Hilla of Drake's Restaurant highlighted its 'earthy nose, savoury palate and high tannins', while team leader Simon Woods commented: 'Smoky, richer style, juicy and almost meaty red berry aromas with good, silky structure and ripeness.'

£11.00 González Byass

Viña Leyda, Las Brisas, Pinot Noir, 2013, Leyda Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Tangy, juicy cherry and red berries, a slightly stony, fresh mineral note suggesting that this could develop,' said team leader Simon Woods, while Gabriele Galuppo of Theo Randall at the InterContinental found it 'fruity and complex with a touch of volatility at the end'.

£10.49 Enotria&Coe

Maycas del Limarí, Sumaq, Reserva, Pinot Noir, 2014, Limarí Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£8.28 Bibendum Wine

Volcanes de Chile, Tectonia, Pinot Noir, 2014, Bío Bío Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Casas del Toqui, Reserva, Pinot Noir, 2013, Rapel Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

New World: Other White Varietals & Blends

d'Arenberg, The Hermit Crab, Viognier/Marsanne, 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

'One to embrace,' said WSET's Michael Best, explaining: 'Beautiful nose, brilliant aromatics, pronounced citrus with a lovely length.' Consultant Claire Love agreed, finding this wine full of 'rich, vibrant, ripe fruit' and 'nutty on the finish', while Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London noted its 'good length, with mineral, fresh, citrus and green apple'. 'Pair with grilled mackerel with salsa verde or oysters, if you feel decadent,' said Best.

£9.32 Enotria&Coe

Pine Ridge, Chenin Blanc/Viognier, 2014, Napa Valley, California , USA

Gold medal winner

This interesting blend made it to the Gold List with its 'ripe gooseberries and cherry blossoms on the nose', according to Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang, while its palate with its 'sweet floral tea and citrus bursts made it great with grilled salmon'.'Green fruits, slight petillance, good acid and a decent finish,' said Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London, with Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall identifying an 'Alsatian, minerally fresh style, with green apple, pear and lemon freshness on the palate'.

£11.75 Liberty Wines

Swartland Winery, Limited Release, Viognier, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Gold medal winner Critics Choice

Elegant and seductive, it was the fleshy, well-rounded nature of Swartland Winery's Viognier as well as its price that won it a Critics' Choice Trophy. While Luca Campi of Plateau Restaurant found 'white and yellow peach, clean, nice acidity', Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don noted: 'Pear and red apple, spice notes, very fresh and balanced with a long finish.'

£8.05 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Nederburg, Heritage Heroes, The Beautiful Lady, Gewurztraminer, 2015, Stellenbosch , South Africa

Gold medal winner Food Match

A head-turner from the start, and a worthy winner of the Green Thai Curry Food Match Trophy. 'Very Gewürz-like, with its exotic, spicy flavours and subtle sweetness,' said Bart Michelewicz of Park Chinois, adding: 'The finish is lifting. Wow!' 'Turkish delight nose, very lychee, with lime on a punchy-fruit palate, all in good check with delicious texture and mouthfeel,' said team leader Jade Koch. 'Talcum powder and peach, fresh and floral fruit,' added consultant Luciana Girotto-Beckett.

£11.54 Matthew Clark

Château Tanunda, Newcastle, Marsanne/Viognier/Roussanne, 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Back to the medal podium for the latest vintage of this aromatically intense wine. 'There's aromas of blossoms in full bloom, with a little petrol and minerality,' said Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang, continuing: 'The palate is bursting with tart red apples and citrus. Great with salads and crudités.' 'Flinty aromas followed by fresh lime and clementine citrus fruit palate, balancing the minerality,' said Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall.

£9.40 Bibendum Wine

Vistalba, Tomero, Torrontés, 2015, Salta , Argentina

Gold medal winner

'Good flavour in an aromatic, medium style,' began Orrery's Gaetano Giangaspero, noting: 'Minerality with good freshness and fruit.' 'Green apricot aromatics and quite long,' said team leader Natasha Hughes MW, with Hakkasan London's Rebecca Coates adding: 'Lychee, spices and white pepper, this is creamy and full, with good length and fine complexity.'

£8.72 Enotria&Coe

Te Awa Collection, Left Field, Albariño, 2015, Gisborne , New Zealand

Gold medal winner

An intriguing savoury-sweet tension marked Te Awa's Albariño out for the Gold List. 'Fresh green notes with guava, this is nicely textured and balanced with good intensity,' began team leader Sam Caporn MW, with Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth enjoying its 'lime leaf, peachy taste and honeyed apricot finish', and The Cinnamon Club's Laurent Chaniac picking out 'a blend of citrus fruits and vegetal notes, alongside a long finish'.

£10.41 Hatch Mansfield , Matthew Clark

David Traeger, Maranoa, Verdelho, 2010, Victoria , Australia

Gold medal winner Food Match

Structure and character made this a Roast Chicken Food Match Trophy winner as well as a Gold Lister. 'Fruity, cedar aromas with some richness and toasty notes on the palate. Good value,' began Giancarlo Cuccuru of Brackenbury Wine Rooms, while team leader Tom Forrest noted 'spicy mineral aromas and lemon and herb palate', and Fifteen Cornwall's Elly Owen suggested curry or something with spices as other great food matches.

£10.54 Top Selection Ltd

Bogle, Viognier, 2014, Clarksburg, California , USA

Silver medal winner

'Friendly nose with apple, melon and peach notes, some stone fruit on the palate with plenty of freshness and balance,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don. 'Rich, ripe, tropical style,' added team leader Annette Scarfe MW.

£10.20 Enotria&Coe

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Word of Mouth, Viognier, 2013, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Yellow pear with asparagus and spicy notes, very well balanced with a great steely finish with citrus notes coming through,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, while Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant commented: 'Almost a hint of petrol, with lighter fruit intensity. Good quality.'

£9.14 Matthew Clark

Bisquertt, La Joya, Gran Reserva, Viognier, 2015, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

With James Hocking of The Vineyard Group highlighting its 'clean apricot and peach fruit', Plateau Restaurant's Luca Campi added: 'Great intensity, powerful stone fruit character, brilliant value.'

£5.39 Molson Coors

Chronic Cellars, Stone Fox, Paso Robles, 2014, California , USA

Silver medal winner

'Rich, toasty and tropical aromas, waxy and mineral. Complex, dry and creamy on the palate, rich and concentrated, big and bold with lovely weight,' said Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London. 'Orange, pleasantly subtle nose, nutty and buttery but not cloying,' added Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall.

£14.58 Majestic Commercial

Swinney, Ingénue, Tirra Lirra, White Blend, 2015, Great Southern, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall was pleased with this wine's 'saline, vegetal-herbal freshness, petrol, minerality and stone fruit galore', while Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London also enjoyed its 'grassy, green, herbal, citrus mineral style and good balance'.

£13.00 Bibendum Wine

Luigi Bosca, Gala 3, Viognier/Chardonnay/Riesling, 2014, Luján de Cuyo/Maipú, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn enjoyed this wine's 'good balance, waxy weight and freshness', while Ed Verrill of Vinoteca King's Cross noted its 'nice oak on the nose with lemon peel and cleanliness on the palate'.

£12.90 Bancroft Wines

Peace Wine Estate, Swan Hill, Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio, 2013, Victoria , Australia

Silver medal winner

Damon Little of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw found minerals on the nose and balanced acidity on an 'easy, leesy' palate, while JKS Restaurants' Piotr Tomaszewski enjoyed its 'peach, apricot, concentrated style'.

£4.65 Kingsland

Norton, Finca La Colonia, Torrontés, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Very grapey with some real concentration,' began team leader Natasha Hughes MW, concluding: 'Good character, nicely balanced and good value.' 'Great balance, a great example,' agreed Erik Simonics of The Savoy.

£6.03 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Skillogalee, Hand Picked, Gewurztraminer, 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Amazing notes of rose petals, lychee and slightly citrusy flavours of lime and grapefruit with a long finish. A bargain!' said Alexandru Pastrav of Fenchurch Sky Garden, while John Giffrin of China Tang at The Dorchester found complex 'tar, petrol, lychee, floral and perfumed' notes.

£11.17 Enotria&Coe

Garzón, Viognier, 2015, Maldonado, Uruguay , Other

Bronze medal winner

'Lovely, pure, clean fruit, with a creamy mid-palate, fresh acidity and complexity,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, with Plateau Restaurant's Luca Campi adding: 'Beautifully balanced, very nice length.'

£10.65 Bibendum Wine

Luis Felipe Edwards, 360° Series, Roussanne/Marsanne, 2015, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall enjoyed its 'hunger-inducing nose, saline, savoury with fresh basil and herbal notes', suggesting pasta dishes or moussaka, while Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London found it 'gooseberry, grassy, herbal, dry and intense'.

£10.35 Please contact winery for further information

Colomé, Torrontés, 2015, Calchaquí Valley, Salta , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Good texture, not over-exuberant and quite elegant,' began Xavier Rousset MS of Blandford Comptoir, while team leader Natasha Hughes MW highlighted its 'apricot notes and slight under-ripeness on the finish'.

£7.95 Liberty Wines

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Noon Gun, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'Delicately fruity nose with tropical notes and ripe yellow plum on the palate,' said Marco Marcuzzo of Skylon, with Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth finding 'yellow flowers, white peach and nice sea stone minerality with good length'.

£6.15 Matthew Clark

The Three Foxes, Clairette Blanche, 2013, Coastal Region , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

Certainly a novelty, a Clairette made as a natural wine, this showed vegetal notes alongside ripe citrus notes. 'Oyster and shellfish on a herbal nose, with hints of geranium,' said team leader Martin Lam.

£15.72 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Masi Tupungato, Organic, Passo Blanco, Pinot Grigio/Torrontés, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Floral, citrus aromas complemented by good body and acidity on the palate with peach and apricot fruit,' said Restaurant Nathan Outlaw's Damon Little, with team leader Tom Forrest also noting 'mineral and herbal, fennel and aniseed' notes.

£7.22 Berkmann Wine Cellars

El Esteco, Don David, Torrontés, 2015, Salta , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Floral and grapey, decent concentration and texture on the palate wit good length,' began team leader Natasha Hughes MW, while Erik Simonics of The Savoy felt it was a 'richer style, with good balance and tropical notes'.

£8.59 Enotria&Coe

Garzón, Albariño, 2015, Maldonado, Uruguay , Other

Commended medal winner

£10.65 Bibendum Wine

Esk Valley , Verdelho, 2015, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

Emiliana, Signos de Origen, Chardonnay/Viognier/Marsanne/Roussanne , 2015, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£8.90 Boutinot

The Spee'wah, Crooked Mick, Viognier, 2015, Murray Darling , Australia

Commended medal winner

£7.18 Bibendum Wine

Viu Manent , Secret, Viognier, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Catena Zapata, Tilia, Torrontés, 2015, Salta , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£7.30 Bibendum Wine

Blank Canvas , Grüner Veltliner, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£11.40 Liberty Wines

Foley , The Four Graces, Pinot Blanc, 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon , USA

Commended medal winner

£15.62 Matthew Clark

New World: Pinot Noir, New Zealand

Delta, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Gold medal winner

Delta struck Gold with this 'luscious' wine. 'Bolder, more tannic style, balanced, with hints of coal dust mingling with its concentrated red fruits,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant. 'Clean, with red fruits and elegant tannins,' added Bovey Castle's Rustem Mingaleev, while Mark Dorber of The Anchor at Walberswick picked up on the 'delicate raspberry and red cherry aromas' and the 'good acidity'.

£11.40 Liberty Wines

Nobilo, Icon, Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Gold medal winner

An expanse of flavours on the palate enabled Nobilo to strike Gold. 'Ready to drink and well done,' began Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall, going on: 'Complex nose of fruit, smoke, spice. Super-smooth and long on the palate, lots of fruit such as red cherry, strawberry, sour cherry, and showing some signs of ageing with hints of mushroom and wet leaves.' JKS Restaurants' Sunaina Sethi agreed, saying 'There's a good fruit profile, with underlying minerality, a well-integrated palate, and a long, vanilla finish.'

£15.45 Matthew Clark

Foley, Awatere Pass, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Gold medal winner By the glass

Wonderful value for money alongside a friendly palate gave Foley a By The Glass Trophy on top of Gold. 'Typical red fruit characteristics on the nose, vibrant with good balance of acidity,' began Nausicaa Rotolani of Roka Mayfair, with FJB Collection's Charles Van Wyk noting 'redcurrant and plum, hints of green apple, a slight greenness on the palate with hints of spice and clove', and team leader Tom Forrest picking up spicy cherry fruit on the nose and cinnamon on the palate.

£6.80 Greene King

Invivo, Michelle's Pinot Noir, 2014, Central Otago , New Zealand

Gold medal winner

'Nice complexity', 'good texture', 'yum!' – just some of the opinions that propelled Invivo to the Gold podium. 'Elegant yet robust nose with a generous, smoky fruit style married with balanced oak, giving very good value,' said Chris Wood of Chelsea Vintners. 'Smooth, approachable and well balanced,' agreed Timothy Connor of Bread Street Kitchen. 'Aromas of strawberry jam and smoky minerals with a tannic finish,' added Mauro Pirovano of New Street Grill.

£17.50 Invivo Wines New Zealand

Delta, Hatter's Hill, Pinot Noir, 2012, Marlborough , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant found this wine 'great value, very well balanced with focused fruit concentration', noting 'sage and rosemary with moderate, gritty tannins', while Ignacio Campos of Hawksmoor Seven Dials highlighted its 'leafy, earthy nose with red fruit and cooking spices'.

£14.25 Liberty Wines

Blank Canvas, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Attractive red berry notes on the nose, very complex and structured on the palate,' began team leader Andrea Briccarello, continuing: 'Sophisticated style, with good acidity and a complex finish.' 'Wow, shows good concentration and vibrancy,' added FJB Collection's Charles Van Wyk.

£16.95 Liberty Wines

Ara, Resolute, Pinot Noir, 2012, Marlborough , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Soft, succulent palate of forest floor, bright red fruits and notes of sage herbs, with very good length,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant, while Bovey Castle's Rustem Mingaleev found 'clean fruit, good intensity with redcurrant, red plum and moderate tannins'.

£22.91 Bibendum Wine

Mansion House Bay, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Pretty nose of red candied fruit and floral notes, followed by a ripe fruit palate showing good focus, with tannins and acid nicely married,' said Harry Crowther of M Restaurants, while Victor Amaro of Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells noted 'mineral stone fruit aromas, nice leathery, wild cherry fruit and good intensity'.

£12.55 Enotria&Coe

Prophet's Rock, Pinot Noir, 2012, Central Otago , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Elegant nose of black and red fruits, good spices and oak level on a very well-balanced palate with a good, long finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, while team leader Sam Caporn MW added: 'Lovely fragrance, balance and structure. Tasty.'

£26.02 Bibendum Wine

Mount Holdsworth, Pinot Noir, 2014, Wairarapa , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Earthy and spicy, sour cherry aromas, medium-bodied palate with more sour cherry and good fruit on the finish,' said Georgi Mihov of Bohemia Bar and Restaurant, while Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering found 'attractive tangy fruit on a pleasantly priced accompaniment for lamb or some cheeses. A versatile food wine.'

£9.80 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Rockburn, Pinot Noir, 2013, Central Otago , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Aromas of raspberry, bright red fruit on a palate of medium length that's smooth with balanced acidity,' said Timothy Connor of Bread Street Kitchen, while Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don noted 'black cherry, spicy plum and mushroom with spicy oak notes'.

£19.43 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Tinpot Hut, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Cherry and raspberry on the nose with nutmeg and cinnamon spices, and slight medicinal notes,' said Ignacio Campos of Hawksmoor Seven Dials, adding: 'Light body and tannins, black cherry notes with currants and red fruit, and spice coming through on the finish.'

£10.90 Liberty Wines

Framingham, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

Nausicaa Rotolani of Roka Mayfair found 'nice evolution, showing good fresh strawberries on the nose, and a fairly long finish', while team leader Andrea Briccarello felt it was a 'good mix of cranberry and pomegranate with vibrant acidity, complex yet elegant'.

£11.70 Les Caves de Pyrène

Yealands, Estate, Winemaker's Reserve, Pinot Noir, 2014, Awatere Valley, Marlborough , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Nice woody red fruit on the nose with good attack on the palate, full and long on the finish,' began consultant sommelier Dominique Raclin, with Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant finding 'cherry pie and cocoa notes, silky texture with great oak management, spice and vanilla'.

£12.34 Enotria&Coe

Carrick, Pinot Noir, 2012, Bannockburn, Central Otago , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

Ian Howard of The White Hart Inn at Lydgate highlighted its 'fruity nose, cranberry and raspberry with good oak and acid balance on the palate', while Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don noted a 'meaty and farmyard character, with fruit sweetness and black spices'.

£19.47 Enotria&Coe

Aitken's Folly, Riverbank Road, Pinot Noir, 2012, Central Otago , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Light-bodied, with strawberry jam and cherries on the palate, picking up notes of red fig on a very good finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don. 'Bright fruit, good weight and an interesting finish,' added team leader Laura Rhys MS.

£14.00 Smellyoledog Wines Ltd

Akarua, Rua, Pinot Noir, 2014, Central Otago , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Nice elegant fruit, supple tannins and good value for the price,' began team leader Laura Rhys MS, with Ian Howard of The White Hart Inn at Lydgate adding: 'Jammy red fruit and oak, but good acidity and length.'

£12.95 Liberty Wines

Julicher, Pinot Noir, 2011, Martinborough , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

'Reductive note on the nose, but the palate has some good red fruit and spice, while being supple with gently crunchy tannins,' said team leader Natasha Hughes MW. 'Intense on the nose, good balance of wood and ripe fruit,' agreed Ivan Vegas of Fox Fine Wines & Spirits.

£16.75 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Babich, Classic, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

Kim Crawford , New Zealand, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£10.10 Liberty Wines

Spy Valley, Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£12.68 Bibendum Wine

Jackson Estate, The Settler, Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£13.99 González Byass

Marisco, Fernlands, Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

Saint Clair , Pioneer Block 5, Bull Block, Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

Akarua , Pinot Noir, 2012, Bannockburn, Central Otago , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£18.95 Liberty Wines

Rosé - > £5.50

Konrad, Hole in The Water, Sauvignon Blanc Blush, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand

Gold medal winner

Mid-orange in colour, this zingy, rounded wine offers something distinctive, scoring it Gold in the process. 'Nice, fresh, spicy and fruity nose, restrained in style with a very interesting palate,' began consultant sommelier Dominique Raclin, while team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW enjoyed its 'oxidised/salmon colour, grapefruit aromas and pink grapefruit palate', concluding: 'Unexpected, and not typical.'

£7.99 Frederic Robinson

Château Gassier, Le Pas du Moine, Côtes de Provence Ste-Victoire, 2015, Provence , France

Gold medal winner

Minerality and a plentiful variety of red berries – think raspberries and loganberries for starters – set this wine apart, lifting it to Gold. 'Very modern style, but bright and attractive,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, while Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce noted 'greengage and herbaceous aromas, strawberry and raspberry palate with a soft, dry finish', and Julien Sahut of Sexy Fish said: 'Peach, apricot, mango and honeyscukle – well balanced.'

£10.75 Enotria&Coe

Spy Valley, Rosé, 2015, Marlborough , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Floral and aromatic on the nose, with notes of citrus and orange blossom echoed on the palate, which is medium-bodied and doesn't lack acidity, accompanied by a floral finish,' said Ignacio Campos of Hawksmoor Seven Dials.' 'Great value,' said James Hocking of The Vineyard Group, noting 'some good complexity, crisp, ripe red fruit, great acidity in perfect balance with a persistent finish'.

£10.46 Bibendum Wine

CVNE, Viña Real, Rosado, 2015, Rioja , Spain

Silver medal winner

'Aromatic on the nose, with blossom floral notes, savoury and fresh, crispy and long,' began Tate Britain's Gustavo Medina, with team leader Natasha Hughes MW adding: 'Very pale, simple red berry style with a touch of greenness. Crisp, with modest concentration,' and Owen Morgan of Bar 44 noting 'lovely fruit on the nose, a good, dry rosé'.

£6.72 Hatch Mansfield

Château de Campuget, 1753, Syrah/Vermentino Rosé, Costières de Nîmes, 2015, Rhône , France

Silver medal winner

'Pleasant on the eye, but a structured, serious wine,' began Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, continuing: 'Provence-style, it develops very well on the mid-palate. A lovely wine with salads and light summer buffets.' 'Herbs, berries, crisp acid and some depth, with stone fruit on the finish,' confirmed team leader Natasha Hughes MW.

£9.74 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Château l'Ermitage, Rosé Tradition, Costières de Nîmes, 2015, Rhône , France

Silver medal winner

'Pale colour, Provence-style, fruity on the palate and fresh. Good value,' said Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall, with FJB Collection's Charles Van Wyk agreeing: 'Attractive primary strawberry notes with refreshing lemon acidity.' James Hocking of The Vineyard Group noted the 'nice mouthfeel and long finish'.

£6.15 Boutinot

Veramonte, Syrah Rosé, 2015, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Strawberry-scented aromas followed by juicy citrus fruit on the palate with some complex jammy characters and a leafy, fresh finish,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello. 'Easy and accessible, light rosé,' added Nausicaa Rotoloni of Roka Mayfair.

£7.75 Matthew Clark

Günter & Regina Triebaumer, Rosé of Blaufränkisch, Reserve, 2014, Burgenland , Austria

Silver medal winner

Ivan Vegas of Fox Fine Wines & Spirits highlighted its 'delicate nose, fruity ripeness on the palate and good freshness on the finish', while team leader Natasha Hughes MW noted: 'Juicy, easy-drinking, crisp style with some leafy red and blackcurrant fruit, and a touch of residual sugar.'

£8.20 Alpine Wines / Nick Dobson

Château de St Baillon, Réserve du Château St Baillon, Rosé, 2014, Provence , France

Silver medal winner

'Salty minerals with a creamy texture and savoury on the palate with red fruits. Good length,' said Kelvin McCabe of Yauatcha City. 'More restrained style, minerals with redcurrant fruit and yeasty lees notes,' added team leader Annette Scarfe MW.

£10.39 Bibendum Wine

Mas de Cadenet, Rosé, Côtes de Provence Ste-Victoire, 2015, Provence , France

Silver medal winner

'Pear drop and light strawberry aromas with floral hints, salty minerals and grippy, with great crunchy fruit. Long on the palate with moreish salinity on the finish,' said Kelvin McCabe of Yauatcha City, while team leader Olivier Marie noted: 'Rosewood with musky animalesque character, but still beautifully pristine. Great balance.'

£13.49 ABS Wine Agencies

Badet Clément, La Promenade Rosé, 2015, Provence , France

Silver medal winner

'Fragrant, perfumed nose, dry and structured palate with a salty mineral edge and a long, full finish,' said Kelvin McCabe of Yauatcha City, while Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce found it a 'gourmand style with notes of wet wool, geranium florals and strawberry fruit with a good, dry finish'. 'Ethereal, with an elegant balletic finish,' concluded team leader Olivier Marie, adding: 'Great wine.'

£6.48 Molson Coors

Orsogna, Ramoro, Terre di Chieti, 2015, Abruzzo , Italy

Bronze medal winner

Described as 'strawberry blonde' in the literature, this rich, fruit-driven rosé is biodynamic, and predominantly crafted from Pinot Grigio, with a creamy texture and bright cherry notes on the nose.

£9.42 Please contact winery for further information

Camel Valley, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2014, England

Bronze medal winner

'Fragrant nose of rose petals and Turkish delight, but dry on the palate with red berry freshness, good balance and fruit intensity,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello, while Owen Morgan of Bar 44 noted: 'A little richer than most, with strawberry, lemon and citrus on the nose, a good mouthfeel and a pleasant crispness.'

£9.95 Matthew Clark , Camel Valley , St Austell Brewery

Lyme Bay Winery, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2014, Devon, England

Bronze medal winner

'Fruity, floral and delicate on the nose, with violets and garden berries dominating the palate. Well balanced and elegant on the finish,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant, while Ignacio Campos of Hawksmoor Seven Dials noted its 'leafy, orange pith, floral and citrus' characters.

£10.07 Christopher Piper Wines , Templar Wines

Bartolomeo Breganze, Le Colline di San Giorgio, Pinot Grigio Rosé, 2015, Veneto , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'Strawberry and rose petals on the nose,' began Georgi Mihov of Bohemia Bar and Restaurant, continuing: 'Medium body with the fruit echoing the aromas, a slight note of bitterness but pleasant on the finish.' 'Summer wine on the lawn, delightful,' added Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering.

£5.62 Majestic Commercial

Bouchon Family, J Bouchon, Reserva, Rosé, 2015, Maule Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Well made, showing aromas of fresh red apple with notes of green pepper and asparagus. Crisp, clean and refreshing,' said Charles Van Wyk of FJB Collection, while Victor Amaro of Hotel du Vin Tunbridge found 'rose petal aromas with a clean, mineral finish'.

£7.50 Bancroft Wines

Château des Demoiselles, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, 2015, Provence , France

Bronze medal winner

'Pale salmon colour with a quietly restrained mineral edge. Lovely and sophisticated,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW, with Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce finding a 'clean but simple, savoury, mineral, floral nose'.

£8.95 More Sake

Mas de Cadenet, Arbaude, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, 2015, Provence , France

Bronze medal winner

'Fruit-driven, red berry style, bone dry with fresh acidity,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, with Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce adding: 'MIneral, savoury nose, strawberry, cranberry and pomegranate on a clean, dry, lengthy palate. Pretty and well made.'

£11.99 Enotria&Coe , ABS Wine Agencies

St André de Figuière, Le St André, Rosé, 2015, Provence , France

Bronze medal winner

'Pleasantly clean and crisp, with salmon colour, citrus aromas and strawberry-cherry fruit on the palate,' began Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce, with Dario Barbato of Individual Restaurants finding 'fresh strawberry and citrus with a bitter almond twist, some sapidity and a lingering finish'.

£8.65 Jascots Wine Merchants

Costaripa, RosaMara, Valtènesi Rosé, 2014, Lombardy , Italy

Commended medal winner

£10.02 Alivini

Château la Verrerie, Rosé, Luberon, 2015, Rhône , France

Commended medal winner

£11.00 Liberty Wines

Príncipe de Viana, Edición Rosa, 2015, Navarra , Spain

Commended medal winner

£8.00 Please contact winery for further information

Domaine Hubert Brochard , Sancerre Rosé , 2014, Loire , France

Commended medal winner

£9.99 Greene King

Domaine Montrose , Mon Rosé de Montrose, Pays d'Oc , 2015, Languedoc , France

Commended medal winner

Pianirossi , Il Rosé di Sabine , 2014, Tuscany , Italy

Commended medal winner

£10.50 Eurowines

Advini des Vignobles et des Hommes, Ormilles Rosé, Côtes de Provence, 2015, Provence , France

Commended medal winner

Château Ste Roseline , Lampe de Méduse Rosé, Cru Classé, Côtes de Provence, 2014, Provence , France

Commended medal winner

Santo Isidro de Pegões , Stella, Rosado, 2015, Península de Setúbal , Portugal

Commended medal winner

New World: Cabernet Franc

Valle Secreto, Private, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Cachapoal Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

The deft use of oak on this ambitious wine gives Valle Secreto a worthy Gold Lister. Team leader Sam Caporn MW commented on the 'very attractive nose of basil, mint and black fruit compote with notes of vanilla', while JKS Restaurant's Sunaina Sethi said: 'This is silky smooth, with ripe deep fruits, a hint of sweet spice and a nice length. It will be versatile with a lot of dishes.'

£13.90 EWGA

Salentein, Numina, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

A great wine with serious red meat and game-matching potential. Fifteen Cornwall's Elly Owen said: 'Generous on the palate with cedar and black cherry on the finish,' while Marco Marcuzzo of Skylon found the 'pepper and black cherry aromas' very appealing, equally enjoying the 'ripe, jammy cherry fruits, integrated oak and chocolatey finish' on the palate. 'There's a richness of mixed berries and great balance of freshness,' added Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.

£18.24 Matthew Clark

Trapiche, Estacion 1833, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

'Great value and food friendly,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW, illustrating how Trapiche won one of its three red 2016 Golds, continuing: 'Lovely Cab Franc nose, complete with pencil shavings, and fresh acidity.' 'Red fruits and some darker fruits with roasted aromas on the nose, plus a chocolate richness alongside a ripe tannin balance and good finish,' said Marco Marcuzzo of Skylon.

£9.06 Enotria&Coe

Luis Felipe Edwards, 360° Series, Cabernet Franc, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Blackcurrants!' exclaimed Ed Verrill of Vinoteca King's Cross, continuing: 'Juicy on the nose with a touch of leafy mint. Fruity and rounded on the palate with crunchy tannins and a pleasing finish.' 'Very good, nicely textured tannins and good length,' agreed team leader Sam Caporn MW.

£10.35 Please contact winery for further information

Chilcas, Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth found 'peppery, leafy aromas with hints of cardamom' on the nose, followed by 'jammy notes and spice on the palate', while team leader Sam Caporn MW enjoyed its 'exuberant nose of mint and eucalyptus'.

£10.78 Please contact winery for further information

Humberto Canale, Selección de Familia, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Patagonia , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Showing some signs of browning, this is austere and dry, but has good balance,' began Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, continuing: 'Oaky, but has a green, minty freshness with a meady richness. Good value.'

£13.03 Enotria&Coe

Matias Riccitelli, Vineyard Selection, Cabernet Franc, 2012, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Confit fruit aromas with black spices, cherry compote on the palate and a peppery finish Long, with a spirity aftertaste,' said Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross at Kenilworth, with Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn adding: 'Great integration, softness, depth and richness.'

£18.63 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Atamisque, Serbal, Cabernet Franc, 2014, Tupungato, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Smoky, bilberry fruit with soft cassis and vanillla on the palate,' began Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, with Ed Verrill of Vinoteca King's Cross adding: 'Rich, dark berry on the nose, with the fruit coming through on the front palate.'

£10.07 Matthew Clark

Argento, Reserva, Cabernet Franc, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£7.55 Please contact winery for further information

Garage Wine Co, Lot #50, Pirque Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, 2013, Maipo Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£14.61 Bibendum Wine

Valdivieso , Single Valley Lot, Cabernet Franc, 2011, Lontué Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£11.23 Bibendum Wine

New World: Malbec

Luis Felipe Edwards, LFE 900, Malbec, 2012, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Completing Luis Felipe Edwards' hat-trick of Golds, a relatively young but already captivating wine. 'Massive structure with a great nose, and quite complex on the palate,' said The Vineyard Group's James Hocking, continuing: 'Big palate of sweet fruit and spice with a long finish, showing berry fruit and more spice notes. Well made.' 'Rich and smooth, with dark chocolate notes,' said Michael Moore of Moore Show Cuisine, suggesting pairing with duck and goose.

£15.42 North South Wines

Fabre Montmayou, Grand Vin, 2010, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

Big yet racy, an intense addition to the Gold List. 'Black fruits, spice and liquorice on the nose, with a meaty, leathery palate, supported by elegant tannins and a long finish,' said Dario Barbato of Individual Restaurants. 'Big, concentrated, rich and chewy texture with black berries, plum and morello cherry,' added Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce.

£21.92 Vinothentic

Salentein, Primus, Malbec, 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

Salentein sashayed on to the Gold List with this elegant and perfectly integrated complex wine. 'Showing big legs, with cherry, plum and blackcurrant fruits on the nose echoed on the palate, along with a nutty touch,' said JKS Restaurants' Piotr Tomaszewski, continuing: 'Elegant, medium body for an Argentinian Malbec, round and rich tannins, with a touch of spice.' 'There's a silky-textured mouthfeel to this sophisticated wine,' said Bar 44's Owen Morgan.

£26.98 Matthew Clark

Trapiche, Estacion 1883, Malbec, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner Food Match

The perfect balance of gentle acidity and ripe, sweet fruit gave Trapiche another Gold. Kelvin McCabe of Yauatcha City found 'strawberry juice and cherry aromas', followed by 'jammy fruit and dusty tannins on a sweetish style but well-structured palate'. Team leader Annette Scarfe MW noted 'ripe black olive and dark chocolate with a juicy mid-palate'. 'It gets more floral as it opens up,' said one judge at the final Food Match round, where it scooped the popular Beefburger Food Match Trophy.

£9.06 Enotria&Coe

Trapiche, Melodías, Winemaker Selection, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

Attractive and food friendly, Trapiche struck Gold with this rich, full style of Malbec. 'Shows medium intensity with restrained fruit, the palate is soft and juicy with well-integrated tannins,' said team leader Olivier Marie. 'Light and floral on the nose with some liquorice notes, and full-textured palate,' added Vittorio Gentile of Theo Randall at the InterContinental.

£7.48 Enotria&Coe

Falernia, Reserva, Malbec, 2013, Elqui Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Gabriele Galuppo of Theo Randall at the InterContinental found it 'intense, rich and evolved with rose petal notes' on the nose, showing 'rich, fruity development and toasty, silky tannins on the palate'. 'Nice and well crafted,' said L'Ortolan's Guillaume Kaczmar, adding: 'Good balance for an easy-drinking Malbec.'

£8.95 Enotria&Coe

Pérez Cruz, Limited Edition, Cot, 2014, Maipo Alto , Chile

Silver medal winner

'With a little more concentration, this has a bit more grip,' said L'Ortolan's Guillaume Kaczmar. 'Ripe, fleshy and spicy, violet-scented aromas,' began team leader Simon Woods, continuing: 'Has nice earthy finesse, good blueberry and blackcurrant fruit again, if a touch of reduction.'

£12.33 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Pascual Toso, Alta, Barrancas, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Intense nose of red fruit with earthy hints, medium to full body with good balance, ripe sour cherry fruit, rich and muscular style,' said Georgi Mihov of Bohemia Bar and Restaurant, adding: 'A wine with potential.' Team leader Annette Scarfe MW was in agreement, saying: 'Ambitious style, with lots of toasty well-integrated oak.'

£13.31 Kingsland

Matias Riccitelli, Vineyard Selection, Malbec, 2012, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

Earning a 'bravo' from Bart Michalewicz of The Arts Club, this wine showed a 'very clean and seductive nose, lush and opulent, with meaty, polished and textured structure and great fruit'. 'Very punchy, fresh, jammy fruit,' added Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House.

£18.63 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Trapiche, Terroir Series, Finca Ambrosia, 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Characterful, chalky tannins with fleshy, opulent fruit and a chewy texture,' began team leader Olivier Marie, with Andre Luis Martins of The Cavalry and Guards Club also noting 'green leaf aromas with delicate red berry aromas, spicy fruit on the palate with youthful tannins'.

£22.40 Enotria&Coe

Trapiche, Terroir Series, Finca Orellana de Escobar, 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'An elegant palate, with well-integrated fruit and oak,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW. 'In a heavy bottle, it's big, intense and almost opaque in colour,' began Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, continuing: 'Great intensity of savoury fruit, a gorgeous foodie wine with any big red meat, gamey dishes.'

£22.40 Enotria&Coe

Filus, Reserve, Malbec, 2013, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

Andre Luis Martins of The Cavalry and Guards Club found 'baked red fruits and green leaf, herbal aromas', while team leader Olivier Marie noted its 'intense, slightly underripe fruit with cinnamon baking spices, a violet floral side but fresh minty notes'.

£11.86 Perfect Cellar

Caliterra, Tributo, Single Vineyard, Malbec, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Plummy, jammy, stewed fruits on an ample nose with violet and rose petal floral notes, earthy and dusty,' began Francesco Gabriele of The Dining Room at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, adding: 'Very good palate with bitter and sweet contrasts, good balance with an extra gear.'

£7.36 Hatch Mansfield

Atamisque, Serbal, Malbec, 2015, Tupungato, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Lean and sinewy wine,' began team leader Natasha Hughes MW, going on: 'Some reduction, but has pleasant tea leaf and cherry fruit on the palate with a fresh, juicy finish.'

£10.19 Matthew Clark

Casarena, Lauren's Vineyard, Agrelo, Malbec, 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Big, ambitious wine in a big, heavy bottle,' noted team leader Annette Scarfe MW, going on: 'Lots of French oak, but a lovely core of ripe fruit. Well balanced, multi-layered and complex.' 'Grippy tannins with notes of chocolate, liquorice and dark cherry,' added Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce.

£15.99 Frederic Robinson

Casarena, Winemaker Selection, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Tangy, earthy, juicy red that will match well with all kinds of red meat dishes or cheeses,' said Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering. 'Floral, juicy, easy-drinking style, simple and bright,' added team leader Natasha Hughes MW.

£6.99 Frederic Robinson

El Esteco, Estate, Malbec, 2013, Calchaqui Valley, Salta , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Minty character with some spices and ripe, concentrated dark fruit,' began Sara Bacchiori of Chez Bruce, adding: 'Dry, long, with good texture, if high tannins. Very good quality at the price point.'

£11.11 Enotria&Coe

Trapiche, Melodías, Malbec, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Commercial style,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, going on: 'Sweet, ripe fruit, soft tannins and a little sweetness in the finish.' 'Baked fruits, blackcurrant jam, warm and very ripe on the palate,' agreed Yauatcha City's Kelvin McCabe.

£6.05 Enotria&Coe

Luis Felipe Edwards, Gran Reserva, Malbec, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£8.43 Matthew Clark

Morandé, Reserva, One To One, Malbec, 2014, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Viu Manent, Single Vineyard, San Carlos, Malbec, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Finca Sophenia, Synthesis, Malbec, 2013, Tupungato, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Casarena, Reserva, Malbec, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Filus, Malbec, 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Salentein , Barrel Selection, Malbec, 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£11.15 Matthew Clark

Amalaya, Vino Tinto de Altura, 2014, Calchaquí Valley, Salta , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£7.95 Liberty Wines

Doña Paula, Selección de Bodega, Malbec, 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Trapiche , Terroir Series, Finca Coletto , 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£22.40 Enotria&Coe

El Esteco, Don David, Malbec, 2014, Calchaqui Valley, Salta , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£8.59 Enotria&Coe

Colomé , Estate, Malbec, 2013, Calchaqui Valley, Salta , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£12.50 Liberty Wines

Kaiken, Ultra, Malbec, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£10.55 Liberty Wines

New World: Pinot Noir, Rest of the New World

Rathbone Wine Group, Yering Station, Village, Pinot Noir, 2011, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Gold medal winner Food Match

What a difference a year makes. Silver for this same wine in 2015, and now the excellent balance between dark purple fruits and sweet oak spices gives this not just Gold but a Roast Lamb Food Match Trophy, too. 'It's dark and smoky and quite developed, with cherry liqueur fruit,' said team leader Martin Lam, while Fifteen Cornwall's Elly Owen said: 'Delicate in colour with good earthy notes on the nose, it's cranberry and herbaceous on the palate. Enjoyable and affordable.'

£12.31 Bibendum Wine

Larry Cherubino, Cruel Mistress, Pinot Noir, 2014, Great Southern, Western Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Soft florals, white roses, exceptionally elegant on the nose, with notes of pear,' began Portland's James Fryer, concluding: 'White flowers with strawberry and raspberry juice on the palate with velvety tannins.' 'Juicy and elegant with hints of violets,' said The Cinnamon Club's Laurent Chaniac.

£11.45 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Bellvale, Quercus Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2013, Gippsland, Victoria , Australia

Silver medal winner

The judges noted some signs of development here, with Portland's James Fryer commenting: 'Nice animal notes and alcohol forward, dry earthy aromas with some pot pourri herbs. Sour cherry and strawberry juice sweetness on the palate, which is soft and plush.' 'Fantastic balance with good show of spice,' said Bar 44's Owen Morgan.

£15.05 Jascots Wine Merchants

Chilcas, Single Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2014, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Nice, ripe, sweet fruit notes on the nose, moderate tannins and well-balanced acidity,' began Bartosz Hilla of Drake's Restaurant, with team leader Simon Woods noting: 'Ripe, gentle floral character, rose hip, clean and honest with a good finish.'

£10.78 Please contact winery for further information

Tolpuddle, Pinot Noir, 2014, Tasmania , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Bright red fruit aromas, cranberry and strawberry, raspberry and rosehip, with cherries, spices and smooth tannin on the palate, and a hint of pink peppercorn on the finish,' said Northcote's Tamas Czinki. 'White pepper, leather and herbs, with bacon fat hints and some stalky character that sits nicely,' added Portland's James Fryer.

£31.00 Liberty Wines

Casa Valduga, Identidade, Pinot Noir, 2014, Campanha, Brazil , Other

Bronze medal winner

Georgi Mihov of Bohemia Bar and Restaurant found plenty of 'raspberry, spices, pepper and forest fruits' on the nose, noting also its 'medium body and soft tannins', while Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering felt it would be 'very drinkable with the right food'.

£8.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Thelema, Sutherland, Pinot Noir, 2013, Elgin , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'A restrained style, but develops quite nicely with richer, oaky flavours on the palate,' began Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, continuing: 'A very decent food wine at the price.'

£10.53 Enotria&Coe

Strandveld, First Sighting, Pinot Noir, 2011, Elim , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

While Georgi Mihov of Bohemia Bar and Restaurant found 'leather, black pepper and forest berries' on the nose, Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering noted: 'Real complexity on the palate. Super wine, particularly at this price point.'

£11.06 Enotria&Coe

Veramonte, Ritual, Pinot Noir, 2015, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Spicy, fresh and balanced, a decent savoury note to the palate, with a touch or Oriental spice. An impressive wine,' said James Hocking of The Vineyard Group, while team leader Simon Woods enjoyed its 'simple, black cherry and berry fruit'.

£11.13 Please contact winery for further information

Wakefield, Pinot Noir, 2015, Adelaide Hills, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Northcote's Tamas Czinki found 'very bright blue fruits and not much oak' on the nose, with 'young fruit, red and dark cherries' on the palate, while Portland's James Fryer noted 'warmer, slightly stewy fruit, and a nice rich earthiness'.

£8.41 Louis Latour Agencies

Fowles Wine, Are You Game?, Pinot Noir, 2013, Victoria , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Clay and earth, herbal aromas with dusty cherry, strawberry juice and some lemon verbena, herbal notes,' said Portland's James Fryer, while Northcote's Tamas Czinki also found 'red cherry and dark plum fruit with gentle spices'.

£9.89 Enotria&Coe

Giant Steps, Pinot Noir, 2015, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Bronze medal winner

Consultant sommelier Emily Bonsor enjoyed this wine's 'pungent eucalyptus nose, lovely depth and complexity on the palate', also noting its 'slightly cooler fruit combined with a vegetal menthol character'.

£14.00 Liberty Wines

Luigi Bosca, Grand, Pinot Noir, La Consulta, 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Showing complexity with some bretty farmyard characters,' began team leader Olivier Marie, going on: 'Savoury palate with liquorice, leather and gamey notes, forest floor and mushroom.'

£13.65 Bancroft Wines

Innocent Bystander , Pinot Noir, 2015, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Commended medal winner

£10.35 Liberty Wines

Oakridge, Local Vineyard Series, Pinot Noir, 2009, Yarra Valley, Victoria , Australia

Commended medal winner

£17.64 Matthew Clark

Shaw & Smith, Pinot Noir , 2014, Adelaide Hills, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£20.00 Liberty Wines

Valdivieso, Single Valley Lot, Pinot Noir, 2013, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£10.46 Bibendum Wine

Bouchard Finlayson , Galpin Peak, Pinot Noir , 2013, Walker Bay , South Africa

Commended medal winner

New World: Other red varietals & blends

Salentein, Numina, Malbec/Merlot, 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

Concentration and squashy, friendly fruit characterise this Gold Lister. 'Bold, juicy fruit with malty coffee notes and good tannin structure,' began Scott Levy of Smith & Wollensky London, with Mauro Pirovano of New Street Grill also noting 'cranberry and strawberry juice, showing some evolution but decent balance', and Arnaud Fiol of The Sign of the Don adding: ‘Medium to full, well balanced with liquorice and spice.’

£18.43 Matthew Clark

El Esteco, Chañar Punco, 2012, Salta , Argentina

Gold medal winner

Power and a deft spicing added up to an elegant Gold Lister. 'An intense expression of rich fruit, tannin and mouth-filling full body that must be paired with the most robust of foods,' advised Michael Best of WSET, adding: 'Powerful and dark fruit filled, with a coffee and smoke-infused nosed. Tons of flavour.' Will evolve further with time.

£30.82 Enotria&Coe

Santa Ana, Unánime, La Mascota, 2011, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

A big wine with a long finish, Santa Ana struck Gold. 'A big, plush, ripe wine,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, continuing: 'Ripe and juicy, with a raisined style.' 'Very fruit-driven style, good aromatics,' added James Hocking of The Vineyard Group, with 67 Pall Mall's Gareth Ferreira adding: 'The black fruit and juicy ripe tannin is well balanced and well integrated.'

£12.82 Enotria&Coe

Oveja Negra, The Lost Barrel, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Good complexity, structure and balance propelled The Lost Barrel to the Gold List. Consultant Sumita Sarma said: 'Black fruits with medicinal, herbal, peppery, herbaceous aromas, a meaty palate with tobacco, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Developed flavours in a full-bodied, expressive wine,' while Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant said: 'Concentrated dried fruit nose, with supple fruit and decent length.'

£19.00 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

J Bouchon, País Salvaje, 2015, Maule Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

'Tangy and joyful', 'delicate and bright' – no wonder Bouchon scored Gold. 'A summer red, ideal for chilling,' began team leader Anne Krebiehl MW, continuing: 'Very fragrant, spicy, soft and individual.' 'Plush soft texture, slightly green tannins but well balanced with ripe fruit concentration and a floral edge,' said Avenue Restaurant's Andrés Ituarte, concluding: 'Expressive for the price.'

£9.65 Bancroft Wines

MontGras, Ninquén, Antu, Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

'A foodie wine,' said Caroline Catering's Richard Brooks, illustrating the versatility that won MontGras Gold. Stefan Kobald of Social Wine & Tapas noted its 'Ribena-like cassis fruit, spicy tar and vanilla oak on the nose, with baking spices and green notes on a minty palate', while team leader Tom Forrest commented on its 'soft, squashy palate' and 'herbal red fruit finish'.

£9.97 Enotria&Coe

Trefethen, Dragon's Tooth, 2012, Napa Valley, California , USA

Gold medal winner

Richness and concentration led Trefethen to the Gold List. Team leader Andrea Briccarello found it 'big and structured, with leafy spice and blackberry notes', while Scott Levy of Smith & Wollensky London highlighted its 'rich, fruit-forward style and nice, dry palate', and Piotr Tomaszewski said: 'The wild forest fruit, black and blue berry fruits dominate. It's very well balanced.' Match with steak, roast lamb, or duck.

£26.00 Daniel Lambert Wines

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Longitude, 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

A 'simple quaffer', said team leader Natasha Hughes MW of this Shiraz/Cab/Malbec blend with a long finish, highlighting its 'smoky, juicy red cherry with bright acid and supple tannin'. 'Fruity, soft and easy to drink,' agreed The Savoy's Erik Simonics.

£6.70 Matthew Clark

Vistalba, Corte A, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Great nose, well balanced with fresh berries and preserved fruits, dates,' began Luca Campi of Plateau Restaurant of this Malbec/Cab/Bonarda blend, continuing: 'Smooth palate, juicy acidity, creamy texture and great length. Very elegant.' While some felt this was still young, team leader Angela Reddin noted the 'inky, deep Christmas cake aromas'.

£24.48 Enotria&Coe

Carmen, Gran Reserva, Petite Sirah, 2012, Maipo Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Ripe fruit and chocolate character on a medium-length palate with chewy tannins,' began Chantal Serrano of The Cinnamon Club, with team leader Andrea Briccarello also noting 'deep spicy notes, leafy undertones and blueberry fruit'.

£10.06 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Decero, Amano, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Deep blueberry and blackberry fruit compote aromas, savoury, juicy and complex on the palate,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello, with New Street Grill's Mauro Pirovano noting its 'big, full body with fresh fruit and coffee and chocolate aftertaste'.

£23.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Redheads Studio, Return of The Living Red, NV, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

WSET's Michael Best found this wine 'classy and powerful, with a beautiful ripeness, richness and purity of fruit', while team leader Jade Koch found 'wild berries and leather on a long, elegant palate', recommending it would be 'good with game'.

£24.00 Direct Wines Production

Viu Manent, ViBo, Vinedo Centenario, 2011, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Black fruits covered with dark chocolate, complemented by spice and leather on the palate, with good balance and a long finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don of this Cabernet/Malbec/Petit Verdot blend. 'Steely, with a good minerality and good tannins,' added Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House.

£10.31 Louis Latour Agencies

El Esteco, Finca Notables, Tannat, 2013, Salta , Argentina

Silver medal winner

A characterful range of flavours for Mauro Pirovano of New Street Grill, who said: 'Blood orange and mandarin zest with celery and pepper notes, rounder in the mouth, velvety in texture but still tannic on the finish.' 'Big, plummy, chocolatey notes, nicely fruit driven,' added Scott Levy of Smith & Wollensky London.

£15.14 Enotria&Coe

Siegel, Unique Selection, 2012, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Capsicum and white pepper aromas with damson and cassis notes,' began Charles Pashby-Taylor of Dabbous, adding: 'Ripe fruit and firm tannins on the palate with a structured finish.' Team leader Jade Koch also found 'interesting notes of eucalyptus, bay, tomato, olive and bell pepper'.

£12.50 Addison Wines

Pérez Cruz, Chaski, Petit Verdot, 2012, Maipo Alto , Chile

Silver medal winner

A style that split the panel, with team leader Natasha Hughes MW finding it 'juicy with lovely red fruit, big and bold with ripe tannins and a decent finish', and Vittorio Gentile of Theo Randall at the InterContinental noting: 'Fresh eucalyptus with flowers and spices shares the stage with dark fruit, with hints of smoke and flint.'

£16.81 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Chilensis, Lazuli, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant enjoyed 'lots of ripe, jammy fruit, woody tannins and sweet vanilla, which make this a lovely choice for meat'. 'Mellow, big and ripe with much fruit and chocolate notes,' said team leader Anne Krebiehl MW.

£16.97 Please contact winery for further information

Volcanes de Chile, Parinacota, Limited Edition, Syrah/Carignan, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Intense and full bodied, a powerful and bold expression,' said consultant Sumita Sarma, going on: 'Complex flavours of coffee, tobacco, cedar and leather with vanilla, clove spice and black pepper. Fruit-driven red to go with meats.' 'Solid, ripe, spicy, with good honest juicy fruit. Relaxed,' concluded team leader Simon Woods.

£15.16 Stone Vine & Sun

Apaltagua, Colección, Limited Edition, Carignan, 2013, Maule Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Ripe, jammy black fruits with moderate oak influence, drinking well now, medium tannins and long length,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant, while team leader Anne Krebiehl MW noted: 'Oak and tar, full on, but bursting with vibrant, soft fruit.'

£11.45 Anthony Byrne Fine Wines

Pascual Toso, Finca Pedregal, Barrancas, 2014, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Impressive, with its silky dark red fruits and dark fruit spice and not over-extracted – a trophy wine!' said team leader Martin Lam of this Cabernet/Malbec blend, while Vittorio Gentile of Theo Randall at the InterContinental found it a 'big gun, very full with a very promising, complex nose and jammy complexity on the palate'. Definitely one for decanting.

£25.95 Please contact winery for further information

Pascual Toso, Magdalena Toso, Barrancas, 2012, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Great presence on the nose, with lots of tobacco, leather and spicy oak,' began Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, continuing: 'Palate shows chocolate, minty black cherry and spice with black berry notes. Balanced tannins, long and consistent finish.' 'Voluptuous, complex and long,' agreed team leader Annette Scarfe MW.

£41.30 Please contact winery for further information

Garzón, Tannat, 2014, Maldonado, Uruguay , Other

Silver medal winner

'Sweet aromas of black plum and candied fruits,' said Stefan Kobald of Social Wine & Tapas, 'with vanilla and cinnamon on the palate. Heavy extraction but it's enjoyable, with medium alcohol and dry tannins.' 'Smoky and savoury, like a spicy cherry bomb,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello.

£10.65 Bibendum Wine

Filus, MCC, 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Fresh style with mint leaf and black chocolate, Indian spices and pine notes on the palate, good balance and a great finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don. 'Lovely ripe fruit, beautiful use of oak,' added team leader Annette Scarfe MW.

£18.52 Perfect Cellar

Peace Wine Estate, Swan Hill, Shiraz/Malbec, 2013, Victoria , Australia

Silver medal winner

'A rounded red with nice balance for the price,' began Luca Campi of Plateau Restaurant, adding: 'Soft tannins, outstanding value.' 'Ripe, clean fruit,' said James Hocking of The Vineyard Group.

£4.65 Kingsland

Chronic Cellars, Suite Petite, Paso Robles, 2014, California , USA

Bronze medal winner

'Rich and jammy fruit on the nose, more bold jamminess on the palate but has good structure with a slight burnt flavour in the background,' said Scott Levy of Smith & Wollensky London. 'Black berries and plums with notes of violet and strawberry,' added team leader Andrea Briccarello.

£10.75 Majestic Commercial

Tabalí, Limited Edition, Reserva Syrah/Carmenère, 2013, Limarí Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Lovely, lively fruit aromas of cherry with vanilla and earthy, bloody tones,' began Laurent Richet MS of Restaurant Sat Bains, adding: 'Menthol notes and great ripeness of fruit on the palate.'

£9.02 Please contact winery for further information

Emiliana, Coyam, 2012, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Cherry fruit with notes of chocolate and coffee, prominent tannins showing potential to develop. Needs decanting at this stage,' said Mauro Pirovano of New Street Grill, while team leader Andrea Briccarello noted 'raspberry and strawberry fruit compote with spicy blueberry and plum notes'.

£13.10 Boutinot

Oveja Negra, Reserva, Malbec/Petit Verdot, 2014, Maule Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Very easy to like, a great-value all-rounder,' began team leader Anne Krebiehl MW, with consultant Sumita Sarma adding: 'Full of black fruit, pepper, mint and herbs, fruit-driven and luscious on the palate.'

£8.00 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Ventisquero, Grey, GCM, 2014, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Very well balanced, with red, blue and black berry complexity on nose and palate, low tannin and a very pleasing finish,' said Luca Campi of Plateau Restaurant.

£11.21 Bibendum Wine

Undurraga, TH Rarities, Cauquenes, Garnacha/Cariñena/Monastrell, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Big and mellow food wine,' began consultant Sumita Sarma, continuing: 'Harmonious blend of black fruit and acidity, complex with good structure, expressive and concentrated.'

£13.43 Please contact winery for further information

Lethbridge, Pinot Meunier, 2014, Victoria , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Bright, rosy tea with Earl Grey notes, then a combination of Turkish delight aromatics with bright bell peppers on the palate, in a bright, energetic and elegant style,' said team leader Jade Koch.

£18.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Masi Tupungato, Corbec, Appassimento, 2010, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

James Hocking of The Vineyard Group found 'deep, dense, cocoa/chocolate and spice notes, quite understated but good spice character', while Rudina Arapi of Galvin at Windows felt it was 'full of dark cherry, full bodied, not ready yet but good potential to age'.

£16.61 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Esk Valley, Gimblett Gravels, Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec, 2013, Hawkes Bay , New Zealand

Bronze medal winner

Xavier Rousset MS of Blandford Comptoir noted 'good structure and fruit, not overdone and all kept in line', while team leader Natasha Hughes MW found it 'rich and dark, tarry and quite firm with bright acid'.

£9.93 Hatch Mansfield

Bogle , Petite Sirah , 2013, Clarksburg/Lodi, California , USA

Commended medal winner

£10.20 Enotria&Coe

Accolade Wines, Flagstone, Dragon Tree, 2013, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

£9.50 Matthew Clark

Delicato Family Vineyards , Gnarly Head, Petite Sirah, 2013, California , USA

Commended medal winner

£10.88 Bibendum Wine

Apaltagua, Tutunjian, Entre Valles, 2012, Maipo/Colchagua/Maule Valleys , Chile

Commended medal winner

Catena Zapata, Tilia, Bonarda, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£7.39 Bibendum Wine

Morandé, Edición Limitada, Carignan, 2013, Loncomilla, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£12.95 Barwell & Jones

Decero, Petit Verdot, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Argento , Bonarda, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£7.02 Bibendum Wine

Montes, Outer Limits, CGM, 2013, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£15.95 Liberty Wines

Trapiche , Estacion 1883, Bonarda, 2013, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

£9.06 Enotria&Coe

Oveja Negra, Single Vineyard, Carignan, 2013, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Oveja Negra, Reserva, Cabernet Franc/Carmenère, 2014, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Finca Sophenia, Synthesis, The Blend, 2012, Tupungato, Mendoza , Argentina

Commended medal winner

Luis Felipe Edwards, 100, Cien, Carignan, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

J Bouchon, Canto Sur, Carmenère/Carignan/País, 2015, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Caliterra, DSTNTO, 2015, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Undurraga, TH, Carignan, 2012, Maule Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

New World: Semillon & Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Steenberg, Semillon, 2012, Constantia , South Africa

Gold medal winner

The riper style of Steenberg's Semillon found favour with our judges. 'Honeycomb and citrus; acid, fruit and oak all very well integrated,' said Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants, with team leader Angela Reddin adding: 'Long, waxy, fresh. A wonderful style,' and Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester saying: 'Generous winemaking with a full-bodied, high oak influence. This is textured, with good acids to back up the oak.'

£15.93 Bibendum Wine

Strandveld, Adamastor, 2012, Elim , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Boom! Exactly what I want,' began JKS Restaurant's Sunaina Sethi, adding: 'Sophisticated, elegant, grassy, green fruit, length that keeps going, and subtle oak. Lovely for food matching.' 'Punching quite high,' commented Chistopher Delalonde MS of Medlar Restaurant.

£13.65 Enotria&Coe

Larry Cherubino, Pedestal, Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, 2015, Western Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Mineral with a lemony kick, bright Semillon character; fine, clean and pure,' said team leader Angela Reddin, with Medlar Restaurant's Christopher Delalonde MS adding: 'Complex, limey, green leafy notes and mineral, elegant and balanced with stylistic precision.'

£12.96 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Bloemendal, Kanonberg, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, 2014, Durbanville , South Africa

Commended medal winner

Voyager Estate, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, 2015, Margaret River, Western Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

New World: Riesling, Australia

Best's, Great Western, Riesling, 2012, Victoria , Australia

Gold medal winner

For the second year in a row, Best's strikes Gold with this wine. 'Smashing!' said Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs, continuing: 'Petrol and ginger, citrus and honey notes.' 'Pear, melon and stone fruits, very fresh, very well balanced,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, with team leader Angela Reddin commenting: 'Showing bottle age, with candied fruits and sweet peach and flower notes on the nose. Lovely balance of ripeness and purity of character on a tight, wonderful palate. Great.'

£12.20 Bibendum Wine

Kanta by Egon Müller, Riesling, 2009, Adelaide Hills, South Australia , Australia

Gold medal winner

Delightful minerality and a refreshing balance made this a Gold Lister. Mahesh Nair of Charlotte Street Hotel found 'good fruitiness, elegance and subtle hints of vanilla', while Hurley House's Alex Sergeant said: 'Lovely flint on the nose, bags of mineral and tropical fruit on the palate,' and team leader Angela Reddin noted: 'Roasting lemons and seashells with lovely nectarine ripeness in the mouth. Showing signs of some maturity, and very good indeed.'

£14.70 Top Selection Ltd

Mesh, Riesling, 2013, Eden Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Classic nose of lime cordial and fusel oil notes,' began team leader Angela Reddin, also highlighting: 'Lovely, nervy intensity, rich and sculpted mouthfeel and great intensity with fine balance.'

£14.40 Negociants

Skillogalee, Riesling, 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Elegant nose, very fruity with peach and nectarine notes; red apple along with good acidity on the palate, leading to a lengthy, mineral finish,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, while Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs added: 'Lovely petrolly character combined with honeyed, citrus note, this is off-dry with good balance.'

£11.17 Enotria&Coe

Rathbone Wine Group, Mount Langi Ghiran, Billi Billi, Riesling, 2015, Grampians, Victoria , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'There's ripe pear and kiwi fruit on the palate, with soft petals and a creamy fruit finish,' said Nelio Pinto of Candlesticks Hotel & Restaurant, while Hurley House's Alex Sergeant said: 'Bone dry yet relatively fruity; a good example.'

£8.56 Bibendum Wine

Accolade Wines, Bay of Fires, Riesling, 2015, Tasmania , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Lime flower and red apple with lemon zest aromas and a whiff of fusel oil. Clean, youthful Riesling that would benefit from some more bottle age,' advised team leader Angela Reddin.

£10.40 Matthew Clark

Dandelion Vineyards, Wonderland of The Eden Valley, Riesling, 2015, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Light yellow flower scents with melon and hard peach, lovely, sylph-like body of fabulous length,' said team leader Angela Reddin, with Charlotte Street Hotel's Mahesh Nair highlighting its 'elegant, balanced acidity, white fruits and a touch of anise'.

£17.50 Liberty Wines

Skillogalee, Trevarrick, Single Contour, Riesling, 2012, Clare Valley, South Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Showing some age in its pale yellow colour, with peach and flowers on the nose,' began team leader Angela Reddin, continuing: 'Mineral, yellow citrus and lime leaf, with touches of honey emerging on the finish.'

£19.53 Enotria&Coe

Heirloom, Riesling, 2015, Eden Valley, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£15.27 Liberty Wines

Burch Family Wines , Howard Park, Mount Barker, Riesling, 2014, Great Southern, Western Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£12.20 Enotria&Coe

Dandelion Vineyards, Enchanted Garden of The Eden Valley, Riesling , 2015, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£9.45 Liberty Wines

Langmeil, Riesling, 2014, Eden Valley, South Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

House Wine: Red - <£6 ex-VAT

Vistamar, Sepia Reserva, Malbec, 2014, Maule Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

Freshness and complexity won the day. 'Wood smoke and spiced nose, more brambly fruit on the palate with great length,' said Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant, with team leader Angela Reddin recommending lamb to match its 'hedgerow fruits and garrigue herb scents', and Gustavo Medina of Tate Britain noting: 'Green fruit with fresh herbs on the nose, and red and black forest fruits on the palate.'

£4.78 Kingsland

Winery Exchange, Aires Andinos, Malbec, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Gold medal winner

A savoury tang and open, friendly nature made Winery Exchange a Gold-Lister with this Argentine Malbec. 'Lovely, easy, plummy red with nice vegetal notes and silky texture, plus some elegance on the finish,' said La Trompette's Tanguy Martin, while Bartosz Hilla of Drake's Restaurant felt the 'warm fruits on the palate, low acidity and medium tannins' added up to a wine with 'good balance'. The Vineyard Group's James Hocking succinctly concluded: 'Fantastic value!'

£5.08 Majestic Commercial

Félix Solís Avantis, Casa Vista, Merlot, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

A blend of spice and ripe tannins, plus a lengthy finish and great value for money took this to Gold. 'Very spicy and toasty' despite a touch of reduction on the nose, said team leader Andrea Briccarello, pleased that on the palate the fruit was 'shining with wild flavours and a long finish'. Piotr Tomaszewski of JKS Restaurants noted nutty fruits, red cooked apple and hibiscus to add to the list of descriptors.

£5.50 Matthew Clark

Badet Clément, La Cour des Dames, Syrah, 2015, Languedoc , France

Gold medal winner

Versatility and accessibility put Badet Clement on the Gold podium with this southern French Syrah. 'A supple food wine,' said Hakkasan London's Rebecca Coates, adding: 'Good depth of ruby colour and food-matching potential.' 'Complex nose and elegant on the palate,' said Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, adding: Black fruit aromas and a bit of oak, mushroomy wet leaves and some spicy notes on the palate, with good balance and a very good finish.'

£4.66 Molson Coors

Empresas Lourdes, Alta Rita, Merlot, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Plenty of ripe fruit, a decent and versatile wine for the table, by the glass or with food,' began Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, while Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor noted: 'Good sweetness from the toasty wood and fresh leathery flavours.'

£4.70 Lanchester Wine Cellars

Trivento, Tribu, Malbec, 2015, Mendoza , Argentina

Silver medal winner

'Brambly fruit nose, brambly fruit on the palate and on the finish. Pleasant and uncomplicated, with soft tannins,' said Sarah Guignard of The French Table of this good-natured, good-value red. 'Lots of red fruits, with a distinct violet note,' agreed Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant.

£4.05 CyT UK

Copestick Murray, Big Bombora, Shiraz, 2014, South Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Juicy and warm on the palate, with bramble fruits. Distinctive and fresh,' said team leader Jade Koch. 'Good aromas of mushroom and vanilla,' added Joaquin Alba of Aramark at JP Morgan. 'A lovely, generous, bistro glug, long and honest,' said team leader Simon Woods.

£4.71 Majestic Commercial

Copestick Murray, Two Ridge Trail, Merlot, 2015, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Silver medal winner

'Intriguing nose of spices, wild herbs and meat, and gamey with savoury notes on the palate, dried roses,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello, with Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don finding 'green pepper, mushroom, black cherry and a perfect, tobacco leaf finish'.

£4.71 Majestic Commercial

Félix Solís Avantis, Casa Albali, Tempranillo/Shiraz, 2015, Valdepeñas , Spain

Silver medal winner

'Ripe, summer pudding aromas and a touch herbal,' began team leader Angela Reddin, going on: 'Some mint and pine character on the palate. Would work well with some good fish. Punches above its weight.' Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant agreed, saying: 'This shows good regional character. A touch of wood is welcome and brings balance.'

£5.50 Matthew Clark

Lahoz, Monte Grande, Tinto, Tierra de Castilla, 2015, Castilla-La Mancha , Spain

Silver medal winner

'Interesting, sweet spice and cherry nose, with cherry, red berries and blackberry on the palate,' began Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall, concluding: 'Good tannins make it a food-friendly option.'

£4.69 Frederic Robinson

Diren, Karmen Red, 2014, Western Anatolia , Turkey

Silver medal winner

Tomasz Kuszneruk of Plateau Restaurant found this wine's 'black olive tapenade' aromas attractive, while The Sign of the Don's Carlos Ferreira enjoyed its 'juicy strawberry and red cherry, well-balanced, sweet and spicy palate'. 'A crowd pleaser,' said team leader Natasha Hughes MW.

£4.35 Taste Turkey

Copestick Murray, Lonely Tree, Zinfandel, 2013, California , USA

Silver medal winner

Showing good complexity for the money, this wine had a 'very peppery nose', according to Carlos Ferreira of The Sign of the Don, along with 'tobacco, black cherry, oak and plum, very good balance and an amazing finish', to match well with grilled meats. With its supple tannins, team leader Natasha Hughes MW described it as 'a real crowd pleaser'.

£4.96 Majestic Commercial

Vistamar, Sepia Reserva, Pinot Noir, 2014, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant liked its 'wonderfully perfumed nose and dry, elegant palate', while team leader Angela Reddin praised its 'lovely, ripe, joyous flavours of bramble and red fruits with red plum'.

£4.78 Kingsland

Vistamar, Brisa, Merlot, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Distinctive dried and plummy fruit character and good acidity, perfect pub house wine,' said Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor. 'Immediately attractive, fruity wine, easy on its own or with food, great value,' agreed Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering.

£3.64 Kingsland

Bibendum Wine, Gable View, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Silver medal winner

Ivan Vegas of Fox Fine Wines & Spirits enjoyed the contrast between an 'intense, attractive nose that invites you to enjoy the wine' and a 'soft palate, well balanced with pleasant tannic structure'. 'Lovely floral finish,' added Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant.

£5.33 Bibendum Wine

GCF Exclusif, Parlez-Vous?, Malbec, 2014, Vin de France , France

Silver medal winner

A 'plush and user-friendly' red, according to Avenue Restaurant's Andrés Ituarte, noting: 'Sweet red cherry fruit, medium tannins, rich malo-buttery palate supported by solid wood spices.' 'Easy-drinking, with pleasant, sweet, ripe fruit,' added team leader Olivier Marie.

£4.81 GCF Exclusif , Tate Smith

Liberty Wines, Sant'Andrea, Chianti, 2013, Tuscany , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'Strawberry, fresh fruit aromas, dry tannins on the palate, leafy and a little earthy,' said Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir, while Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas also found 'meaty, charcuterie notes on a juicy and savoury, light and dry palate, giving good value'.

£5.50 Majestic Commercial

Lanchester Wines, El Pico, Merlot, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Dark berry compote on a juicy, ripe palate, not complex but delivers,' began team leader Angela Reddin, while The Savoy's Erik Simonics felt it had 'great drinkability, with lots of red fruits and juicy, soft taste'.

£4.45 Greene King

Bodegas Aguila, Tierra Roja, Old Vines, Garnacha, 2007, Cariñena , Spain

Bronze medal winner

'Well made, with plenty of notes of ripe red fruits and a decent-length finish,' said Stefano Pirondi of Bread Street Kitchen. 'Good complexity with berry aromas,' added Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor.

£4.54 Greene King

Isidro Milagro, Escena, 2014, Rioja , Spain

Bronze medal winner

Tomasz Kuszneruk of Plateau Restaurant found a 'mix of animal notes and green olives and tea' on the nose, followed by a youthful, medium-weight palate of 'fresh cherry and plums with drying tannins on the finish'.

£4.20 Kingsland

Cellers Unió, Clos del Pinell, Garnacha, 2014, Catalonia , Spain

Bronze medal winner

Team leader Natasha Hughes MW found this wine to be 'good value', noting its 'pleasantly crunchy and slightly herbaceous fruit on the palate, along with decent balance and a bit of personality'.

£4.15 Buckingham Schenk

Luis Felipe Edwards, Los Romeros, Malbec, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Sweet, ripe fruit with a lively twist,' began team leader Annette Scarfe MW, with Tobias Brauweiler MS of Hakkasan Group adding: 'Open, fresh red fruit with a touch of wood, good cherry fruit and fine tannin on palate.'

£5.42 Matthew Clark

Hallgarten, Fonte do Nico, Tinto, 2014, Península de Setúbal , Portugal

Bronze medal winner

Andrea Domenicucci of Whatley Manor found some 'interesting spiciness and toastiness', while Bread Street Kitchen's Stefano Pirondi noted 'intensity, sour cherry and red cherry' fruit. 'Pleasant and easy,' added Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering.

£4.33 Majestic Commercial

Bibendum Wine, The Bulletin, Zinfandel, 2013, California , USA

Bronze medal winner

Stefano Pirondi of Bread Street Kitchen enjoyed its 'welcoming nose of ripe red berries', while Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering found 'rich and juicy red fruit flavours with attractive development mid-palate'.

£5.20 Bibendum Wine

Broadland Wineries, Compass Point, Shiraz, 2015, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Bronze medal winner

'Menthol and medicinal cherry and blackcurrant throat sweet aromas with perfumed hints, dark and brooding on the palate with good tannins, chocolate and tobacco richness on the finish,' commented Robert Mason of Cheese at Leadenhall.

£4.99 Broadland Wineries

Concha y Toro, Mountain Range, Merlot, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Bronze medal winner

'Cherry and roasted green peppers, savoury barbecue flavours on the nose,' began Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir, with Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs adding: 'Pleasing, rich fruit, jammy and appealing, over-delivers for the price.'

£3.92 CyT UK

Bibendum Wine, Acacia Tree, Pinotage, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Bronze medal winner

'Forest berries, cedar wood, smooth texture, medium body and ripe tannins, and it's fresh with a medium finish,' said Enikő Heidenwolf of 67 Pall Mall, adding: 'Very well-made wine.'

£4.68 Bibendum Wine

Patacón , Alta Rita, Cabernet Sauvignon , 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

Export Union, Santiano, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.10 Molson Coors

Foncalieu , Le Sanglier de la Montagne, Carignan, 2015, Vin de France , France

Commended medal winner

Copestick Murray, Five Foot Track, Shiraz, 2014, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

Cono Sur, Los Gansos, Pinot Noir, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.31 CyT UK

GMDF, Princes de France, Côtes du Rhône , 2014, Rhône , France

Commended medal winner

£4.10 Kingsland

LGI-Wines, Baron de Baussac, Vieilles Vignes, Carignan, Pays de l'Hérault, 2015, Languedoc , France

Commended medal winner

Botter, Oltre Passo, Primitivo, Salento, 2014, Puglia , Italy

Commended medal winner

Origin Wine, Bantry Bay, Pinotage, 2015, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

Ashton Kelder , Spinnaker Red , 2014, Western Cape , South Africa

Commended medal winner

Bibendum Wine, El Muro, Tinto, Tempranillo/Garnacha , 2014, Aragón , Spain

Commended medal winner

£4.57 Bibendum Wine

Bibendum Wine, Bush Telegraph, Shiraz/Viognier , 2013, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£5.09 Bibendum Wine

Aragonesas, La Riada, Garnacha/Tempranillo, 2013, Campo de Borja , Spain

Commended medal winner

£3.55 Kingsland

Diren , Collection, Oküzgözü , 2012, Eastern Anatolia , Turkey

Commended medal winner

£5.05 Taste Turkey

Monte Verde , Merlot, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£5.50 Matthew Clark

Félix Solís Avantis, Casa Vista, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£5.50 Matthew Clark

Direct Wines France , XV du Président, Côtes Catalanes, 2014, Roussillon , France

Commended medal winner

Export Union, Pier 42, Shiraz, 2014, South Eastern Australia , Australia

Commended medal winner

£4.32 Molson Coors

Bibendum Wine, Alto Bajo, Cabernet Sauvignon , 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.97 Bibendum Wine

Concha y Toro, Mountain Range, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.07 CyT UK

Cono Sur, Organic, Pinot Noir, 2015, Colchagua Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.75 CyT UK

Cono Sur, Los Gansos, Merlot, 2015, Central Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£4.26 CyT UK

Sartori, Lyric, Merlot/Corvina, 2014, Veneto , Italy

Commended medal winner

£5.39 Crown Cellars

Winery Exchange , Marques de Calado, Tempranillo , 2015, Cariñena , Spain

Commended medal winner

Aldeanueva, Los Bailadores, Tempranillo, 2015, Rioja , Spain

Commended medal winner

Pagó el Ariño, Olvena, Tempranillo, 2014, Aragón , Spain

Commended medal winner

£5.49 Please contact winery for further information

Sparkling: Other European regions

Radgonske Gorice, Zlata Radgonska Penina, Brut, 2012, Stajerska , Slovenia

Gold medal winner

An exciting find, this Slovenian Gold. Tobias Brauweiler MS of Hakkasan Group found complex aromatics of 'floral, lavender, orange blossom and hazelnut', followed by an 'open, dry palate with fresh acidity, good phenolics and light bubbles', while consultant Sunaina Sethi noted: 'Stewed apples and pears on a rounded, elegant palate, with a great, bright acid structure.'

£20.02 Please contact winery for further information

Ferrari, Perlé, Trentodoc, 2009, Trentino , Italy

Gold medal winner

'Elegant and classy,' said Lois Dufouleur of 28°-50° Maddox Street, summarising why Ferrari's Perlé took Gold. Team leader Andrea Briccarello enjoyed its 'clean, intense, ripe pineapple aromas and guava hints, dry, crisp and complex' character, while Laurent Richet MS of Restaurant Sat Bains also found 'intense aromas of hazelnut pancakes with a note of ginger'.

£22.13 Enotria&Coe

Château de Rhodes, Méthode Ancestrale, Gaillac, NV, South West France , France

Gold medal winner

This had baked apple notes aplenty. 'Clean and commercial, but rich, ripe and enticing on the nose,' said team leader Olivier Marie, continuing: 'Shows a generosity of fruit with a balanced, off-dry style, a little autolytic character and fresh brioche notes. Fantastic with Indian or other spicy dishes.'

£11.00 Boutinot

Bouvet-Ladubay, Bouvet, Saphir Vintage, 2013, Loire , France

Gold medal winner

'A bright, easy, balanced wine,' said Caroline Catering's Richard Brooks, adding: 'It's an easy-drinking style and versatile enough to drink solo or with a range of foods. Develops well in the mouth with a pleasant lemony finish.' Team leader Olivier Marie said: 'Palate shows elegance and depth of bright fruit and a saline, nautical character.'

£9.25 Majestic Commercial

Szigeti, Steinterrassen Spitz, Riesling Brut, 2013, Burgenland , Austria

Gold medal winner

Richness, a great price and fine food friendliness brought Szigeti its second Gold. 'Yeast notes mix with ripe tropical fruit on a balanced palate,' said Erik Simonics of The Savoy. Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir found 'aromatic, bitter orange fruits' and a palate of 'considerable concentration', while The Ledbury's Mya Brown noted 'tropical, green pineapple, melon and lemongrass acidity'.

£10.75 Grays & Feather

Ca' del Colle, Fior d'Arancio, Colli Euganei, 2015, Veneto , Italy

Gold medal winner Food Match

An intricate fragrance way beyond its price point impressed the judges, as did its versatility, epitomised by its triumph in the Food Match round, scooping up the inaugural Pannacotta Trophy. Pure Yellow Muscat, at 6% abv, there's 'plenty of floral aromas, continuing to the palate', said Timothy Connor of Bread Street Kitchen. 'Peach and honey on the nose, not complex yet quite rich on the palate, good value for a well-chilled option in the summer,' suggested Fiona Bastia of Park Chinois. 'Very aromatic, easy-drinking style, with banana and lychee aromas,' agreed Emilie Sagot of The Sign of the Don.

£7.97 Please contact winery for further information

1701, Satèn, Franciacorta, NV, Lombardy , Italy

Gold medal winner

Versatility, elegance and complexity were just a few of the reasons 1701's Satèn took Gold. 'It has green apple and lemon aromas alongside pastry and toast notes, and hints of bruised apple,' said team leader Tom Forrest. A good match for sole meunière or butter sauce dishes, suggested Laurent Richet MS of Restaurant Sat Bains, or on its own as an aperitif, with its 'forward, hazelnut aromas and clean, balanced palate'.

£17.43 Please contact winery for further information

Szigeti, Cuvée Prestige, Brut, NV, Burgenland , Austria

Gold medal winner

Delicacy and restraint won Szigeti the first of its two Golds. 'A real mouthful of strawberry fruit,' said Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering, continuing: 'An appealing summer wine to drink on the lawn or pair with chicken salad-style dishes.' 'Notes of rosewater, melon and cranberry,' said Hakkasan Group's Tobias Brauweiler MS, adding: 'Fresh, crisp acidity on the palate leading to touches of spice on a long finish.'

£10.35 Grays & Feather

Antinori, Marchese Antinori, Tenuta Montenisa, Cuvée Royale, Franciacorta Brut, NV, Lombardy , Italy

Silver medal winner

'Creamy aromas, elegant in the mouth with soft fruit notes,' began Mauro Pirovano of New Street Grill, with Smith & Wollensky London's Scott Levy adding: 'Forward nose, rich and biscuity, with pronounced mouthfeel, a light sparkle and just a hint of bright fruit.'

£15.50 Berkmann Wine Cellars

Szigeti, Welschriesling, Brut, NV, Burgenland , Austria

Silver medal winner

'Light but structured, aromatic style,' began consultant Sumita Sarma, noting: 'White flowers, blossom and green apple notes, crisp acidity for a mouthwateringly zingy yet elegant glassful.' 'A versatile wine, with good length, to drink on its own or with a range of dishes,' said Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering.

£9.65 Grays & Feather

Costaripa, Mattia Vezzola, Metodo Classico Brut, NV, Lombardy , Italy

Silver medal winner

'Honeyed fruit, nutty and complex butterscotch notes, lots of flavour on the palate with acidity well balanced,' said team leader Andrea Briccarello, while Chantal Serrano of The Cinnamon Club noted 'thick foam, brioche and white flower notes, fresh, peachy fruit on the palate'.

£15.26 Alivini

Félix Solís Avantis, Pigalle, Mousseux, Brut, NV, Vino de Mesa , Spain

Silver medal winner

Mya Brown of The Ledbury enjoyed its 'light nose of pineapple and tropical notes, with red apple on a fresh, fairly balanced palate', finding it 'good value', while Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir noted its 'apples and honey, vibrant off-dry palate and candied finish'.

£5.88 Matthew Clark

B-Bak Gıda Tarım, Vinkara, Yaşasın, 2013, Kalecik, Ankara , Turkey

Silver medal winner

'Really lovely, with delicate bubbles, clean, fresh flavours of green apple, lemon rind and kiwi fruit tropical hints, with a long finish,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant, while Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants noted: 'Mineral and steely, with nice green fruit on the finish, and a good length.'

£14.52 Taste Turkey

Ceci, Linea Otello 1813, NerodiLambrusco, NV, Emilia-Romagna , Italy

Bronze medal winner

Vinoteca's Zigmars Grinbergs found this 'rather pleasant, like an alcoholic summer punch', while team leader Tom Forrest highlighted its 'deep purple colour, floral perfume and confected red fruits with violets and cherry bubblegum notes'.

£10.10 Eurowines

Cavit, Altemasi, Trentodoc, Brut Millesimato, 2011, Trentino , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'A little shy on the nose, but good pear and apple fruit flavours with a creamy texture,' began Laurent Richet MS of Restaurant Sat Bains, while Chantal Serrano of The Cinnamon Club found it 'medium intensity, delicate, toasty and fresh, good value'.

£10.50 Boutinot

Ceci, Linea Terre Verdiane, Lambrusco Amabile, NV, Emilia-Romagna , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'A good point of difference' for Charles Pashby-Taylor of Dabbous, who highlighted its 'ripe red apple and rose aromas with a hint of tinned peach and an off-dry/semi-sweet style'.

£8.50 Eurowines

Paul Buisse, Clos de Nouys, Vouvray Brut, NV, Loire , France

Bronze medal winner

Spring's Peter McDaid found this a 'forward but attractive' sparkling wine, showing 'persistent mousse, warm apples and yellow pear on the palate with some residual sugar and orange meringue notes on the finish'.

£10.61 Bibendum Wine

Rosarubra, Khaos, Vino Spumante di Qualità, Brut, NV, Abruzzo , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'With pretty aromas of sugar candy, this is crisp and juicy, full of vanilla and patisserie flavours, with a touch of quince and a long finish,' said Hakkasan Group's Christine Parkinson, concluding: 'Bright, cheerful and delicious.'

£19.87 Please contact winery for further information

Barone Pizzini, Animante, Franciacorta Brut, NV, Lombardy , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'Light biscuity notes on the nose, with a bright, refreshing dryness on the palate, sharp apple notes and a good finish, giving sophisticated value,' said Scott Levy of Smith & Wollensky London.

£13.25 Vintage Roots

Sieur d'Arque, Aimery, Crémant de Limoux, Brut, NV, Languedoc , France

Bronze medal winner

'Clean and bright with a pale core, aromas of youthful primary fruit with floral notes,' began team leader Olivier Marie, continuing: 'Attractive and pleasant, lively and zesty on the finish.'

£6.99 Crown Cellars

GIV, Cavicchioli, Lambrusco Emilia, Rosso Amabile, NV, Emilia-Romagna , Italy

Commended medal winner

£6.32 Bibendum Wine

Radgonske Gorice, Zlata Radgonska Penina, Brut Nature, 2007, Stajerska , Slovenia

Commended medal winner

£28.20 Please contact winery for further information

Ferrari, Maximum, Trentodoc Brut, NV, Trentino , Italy

Commended medal winner

£18.38 Enotria&Coe

Jeanjean & Ormarine, J&O, Sparkling Piquepoul, NV, Languedoc , France

Commended medal winner

Cave de la Côte-Uvavins, Auguste Chevalley, Brut Mousseux, NV, Vaud , Other

Commended medal winner

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£13.95 Alpine Wines / Nick Dobson

Szigeti, Grüner Veltliner, Brut, NV, Burgenland , Austria

Commended medal winner

Oedoria, Fine'S, Effervescence de Gamay, Rosé, NV, Burgundy , France

Commended medal winner

1701, Franciacorta, Brut, NV, Lombardy , Italy

Commended medal winner

£15.68 Please contact winery for further information

Szigeti, Söllneräcker Pamhagen, Traminer, 2013, Burgenland , Austria

Commended medal winner

£10.75 Grays & Feather

Szigeti, Gols, Prestige Brut, 2012, Burgenland , Austria

Commended medal winner

£16.95 Grays & Feather

Sparkling: New World countries

Graham Beck, Blanc de Blancs Brut, 2010, Robertson , South Africa

Gold medal winner

The benefits of time gave this wine both class and a Gold. 'Gentle toasty notes mix with white floral aromas and light apricot aromas,' said Andre Luis Martins of St James's Hotel and Club, adding: 'Citrus and earthy characters mix with rich toast on the palate, leading to a fresh finish.' Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester found 'elegant, vibrant, lemony notes and a hint of minerals on the nose, and a clean palate with balanced acidity', while The Savoy's Erik Simonics noted a 'broad range of flavours and great drinkability'.

£12.46 Bibendum Wine

Undurraga, Extra Brut, NV, Leyda Valley , Chile

Gold medal winner

From Silver in 2015 for its Brut Royal to Gold in 2016 for its Extra Brut, this predominantly Chardonnay sparkler, with 13% Riesling and 7% Sauvignon Blanc, was pronounced 'very unusual,' by team leader Sam Caporn MW, who added: 'With its green grass and pepper nose, this is very refreshing with lovely acid and balance.' Stefan Kobald of Social Wine & Tapas found a range of aromas of 'citrus, nuts, white peach, apple, raspberry and light toasty notes', and Andre Luis Martins of St James's Hotel and Club noted 'delicate herbal and intense, zesty aromas mix with a bouquet of white flowers, and a delicate minerality on the finish'.

£10.38 Please contact winery for further information

Klein Constantia, Méthode Cap Classique, Brut, 2012, Constantia , South Africa

Silver medal winner

'Clean, fresh and fruit-driven with citrus aromas, followed by a fresh palate with clean acidity and balanced dosage,' said Vincent Pastorello of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, while team leader Sam Caporn MW said: 'This is quite appley, with evidence of autolysis, a good mousse and balance, and a nice length, too.'

£9.63 Mentzendorff & Co

Akarua, Brut, NV, Bannockburn, Central Otago , New Zealand

Silver medal winner

'Rounded, bready nose. More champagne-like than most, with better base wine,' began team leader Martin Lam, with Vittorio Gentile of Theo Randall at the InterContinental adding: 'Complex, refined nose, smoky palate with good overall integration, and great with food.'

£15.95 Liberty Wines

Undurraga, Titillum, Blanc de Blancs, NV, Leyda Valley , Chile

Silver medal winner

'Floral nose with apple and citrus hints, creamy texture on a fresh, vibrant palate with soft hints of oak and medium acidity,' said Stefan Kobald of Social Wine & Tapas, while Andre Luis Martins of St James's Hotel and Club picked out the 'fresh pear character on the palate, with light green tea aromas and a gentle finish'.

£19.95 Please contact winery for further information

Luigi Bosca, Familia Arizu, Luigi Bosca, Brut, NV, Luján de Cuyo/Maipú Valleys, Mendoza , Argentina

Bronze medal winner

'Floral nose with fresh apple and grapefruit,' said Stefan Kobald of Social Wine & Tapas, continuing: 'Well integrated, with mineral slate and stone fruit on the palate, hints of oak and moderate acidity.' 'Dry, great mousse with yellow ripe fruit and a hint of spice,' agreed Lionel Periner of The Lucky Onion.

£14.95 Bancroft Wines

Peller Estates, Ice Cuvée, NV, Niagara Peninsula , Canada

Bronze medal winner

This is created by the addition of a dosage of Vidal icewine at degorgement, producing a unique, off-dry sparkler. While all appreciated the soft sweetness, Andre Luis Martins of St James's Hotel and Club particularly enjoyed the 'rich, tropical aromas and nice sultana notes'.

£19.15 Enotria&Coe

Jansz Tasmania, Premium Cuvée, NV, Tasmania , Australia

Commended medal winner

£11.50 Negociants

Huia, Brut, 2009, Marlborough , New Zealand

Commended medal winner

£18.53 Bibendum Wine

Emiliana, Organic Sparkling Wine, Brut, NV, Casablanca Valley , Chile

Commended medal winner

£9.10 Boutinot

Miolo , Brut Millésime , 2011, Campanha, Brazil , Other

Commended medal winner

£15.30 Bibendum Wine

Casa Valduga, Arte Tradicional, Brut, 2013, Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil , Other

Commended medal winner

House Wine: Rosé - <£6 ex-VAT

Jeanjean, Domaine Le Pive, Gris, Sable de Camargue, 2015, Languedoc , France

Gold medal winner

Pale salmon in colour but seductive and refreshing in the glass, this won Gold for its well-structured palate, fruity style and dry finish. 'Quite a tight, high-acid style,' began team leader Sam Caporn MW, while Matthew Cocks of WineEd found: 'Tart fruit, green strawberry and red apple fruit.'

£5.49 Molson Coors

The Wine People, Frederico, Pinot Grigio Blush, 2015, Veneto , Italy

Gold medal winner

'It's the balance, the aromas and the vinous nature of this dry rosé that sets it apart,' said team leader Martin Lam of this Gold winner. Mya Brown of The Ledbury applauded the 'citrus and rose petal nose, dry, clean palate with peach and pear drop fruit and balanced freshness', while Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir enjoyed its 'delicacy on the nose'.

£5.19 Frederic Robinson

Foncalieu, Le Sanglier de la Montagne, Carignan/Cinsault Rosé, 2015, Vin de France , France

Silver medal winner

'Delicate, good quality, very pretty style with garrigue herb notes and very light garden berry flavours on the palate,' said Andrés Ituarte of Avenue Restaurant, with consultant Sumita Sarma also finding 'tangy, long finesse and good structure'.

£5.28 Cockburn & Campbell

Badet Clément, La Cour des Dames, Grenache Rosé, 2015, Languedoc , France

Silver medal winner

'Delicate floral nose, white peach, mineral and fresh. Fantastic value,' said Mya Brown of The Ledbury, with Matthew Cocks of WineEd adding: 'Pale enough to appeal to ladies who lunch. Soft and refreshing, elicits a second glass,' and Lionel Periner of The Lucky Onion noting 'delicate red fruit aromas and a dry, long finish'.

£4.66 Molson Coors

Minini, Il Caggio, Pinot Grigio Rosé, 2015, Veneto , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'Open and floral with rose petal notes and cherry aromas, clean and fresh on the palate with good fruit,' said Tobias Brauweiler MS of Hakkasan Group. 'Hard to fault at under £4 for a light-bodied, strawberry-fruited red,' added Avenue Restaurant's Andrés Ituarte.

£3.80 Kingsland

Moncaro, Rosaspina, Marche Rosato, NV, Marche , Italy

Bronze medal winner

'Beautifully expressive and fabulous structure,' began consultant Sumita Sarma, continuing: 'Strawberry and cranberry fruit with elegant vanilla oak touches and a soft pepper influence. Great value.'

£5.15 Eurowines

Lahoz, Monte Grande, Blush, Tierra de Castilla, 2015, Castilla-La Mancha , Spain

Bronze medal winner

Consultant Sumita Sarma admired the 'beautiful salmon colour, with cherry and cranberry aromas backed by citrus notes, refreshing acidity on the palate and a bubblegum after-note'.

£4.69 Frederic Robinson

Bibendum Wine, The Bulletin, Zinfandel Rosé, 2014, California , USA

Bronze medal winner

'Vivid candied watermelon, a riot in a glass!' began WineEd's Matthew Cocks, continuing: 'Medium sweet, not even off-dry. This style gets made for one reason: people do drink it.' 'Lots of fragrant squashed strawberries and cherry drops, with good balance,' agreed team leader Sam Caporn MW.

£4.86 Bibendum Wine

Furleigh Estate, Sea Pink, 2014, Dorset, England

Commended medal winner

£4.75