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International Trophies for Charles Heidsieck & Inniskillin at DWWA 2014

25th June, 2014

International Trophies for Charles Heidsieck & Inniskillin at DWWA 2014

We are delighted to announce that Charles Heidsieck and Inniskillin have been awarded a coveted International Trophy at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. The trophy winners were revealed at a special ceremony held last night at Decanter’s London headquarters.

Following its success in the same category last year, the Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995 scooped the International Trophy for Sparkling over £15 RRP.  The judges commented:

"Despite it being a fiercely contested final, featuring a raft of fabulous wines from all over the world, this was a clear winner that stood out from the very start, with its excellent complexity, length, harmonious texture and impeccable balance. Few individual wines in the DWWA have received such an emphatic stamp of approval as Blanc des Millénaires 1995. Winning the International Trophy in 2013, 2011 and 2007, its hallmark is sumptuous, creamy Chardonnay of great finesse and no shortage of power.”

Sixteen wines were in the running for the International Trophy for Sweet over £15 RRP but it was the Inniskillin Gold Vidal Icewine 2012 that triumphed, with the judges praising its “lifted aromas of white flowers, tropical fruit and peach…rich and full palate…lively spine of acidity…(and) intriguingly long finish…”

The Regional Trophy for Sweet Tuscany over £15 RRP was awarded to the Capezzana Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva 2007 (“archetypal Vin Santo with toffee walnuts and an unctuously sweet yet savoury character”), while the Regional Trophy for White Rhône over £15 RRP went to the Domaine du Chêne Condrieu 2012, a “wine of definition and character – this is a great statement for Viognier”.