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Solid Silver for Séguret 2014

Published on: 26 June 2017

FPB148 300 dpi High Res 2014'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 from Boutinot Rhône has achieved solid results in the latest round of international wine competitions, winning Silver at both the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWAA) and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Judges for the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, chaired by John Livingstone-Learmonth also awarded 92 points to Les Coteaux Schisteux, describing the 2014 vintage as having "rich, bold fruit and spicy oak on the palate" and further commenting that it was a  "delicious wine". 

IWSC 2017 judges also awarded Les Coteaux Schisteux 2014 a Silver medal, considering it a 'fine example' and 'excellent quality'. 

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014is sourced from a single 50 year vineyard planted with Grenache Noir intermingled, as was the tradition, with Syrah. The result is a Séguret which is one of the  purest expressions of Granche Noir in the Southern Rhône valley. 

 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 is available in 75cl, Magnum and limited edition Jeroboam. 

















Sommelier Gold for Les Six 2014

Published on: 17 June 2017

Judges at this year's Sommelier Wine Awards have awarded Gold to Les Six, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 .

Just two wines from Cairanne were awarded medals in this year's competition, with Les Six 2014 the taking it's place as one of only four wines to be awarded Gold in the Red Rhône category.

Boutinot Rhone Les Six Cairanne CdRV 2014

Judges who are made up of sommeliers and on trade buyers described Les Six 2014 as having:-

"An appealing, savoury style, accompanied by plenty of fruit, was enough to elevate this to Gold. ‘Dark fruit with some animal characteristics, prominent tannin yet good freshness on the palate, too, this will improve further with time,’ said Street XO’s Raphael Thierry, while team leader Sam Caporn MW found it ‘well structured and classic, with tight red and black cherry aromas’ ". 

Les Six 2014 was also awarded Silver at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017 and achieved a Silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017.

Decanter World Wine Awards judges commented that Les Six 2014, which is made of six red Rhône varieties, mostly sourced from Domaine Boutinot's prime Cairanne vineyards and co-fermented in pairs with traditional varieties discovered in neighbouring growers bijou plots, has "Juicy and rich dark berry fruits and spice. Lovely juicy complex palate with well integrated oak and meatiness."

For all medals and recent press reviews of Les Six, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 click here



Paris Gold for Domaine Boutinot Cru Cairanne 2016

Published on: 14 March 2017

Judges at the prestigious Paris Concours Général Agricole 2017 have awarded a Médaille d'Or (Gold Medal) to  Domaine Boutinot  for the quality of their Cairanne AOP from the 2016 vintage.


This award is the second impartial assessment of the quality of 2016 Cairanne AOP classified wine from Domaine Boutinot Rhône. Last month Rhône based Concours des Vins à Orange also awarded a Médaille d'Or for the domaine's 2016 Cairanne AOP. 

Considered a benchmark for all wine competitions in France, the Paris Concours Général Agricole, which started to assess wines in the late 1800's, is recognized for its impartiality. Judging procedures are rigorous, with samples collected randomly from each cellar and tasted by a panel of judges made up of sommeliers, oenologists, producers, representatives of wine-growers' unions or experienced consumers. 

Currently maturing slowly in barrel until the final assemblage is selected - destined for Les Six 2016 - this second Gold medal further suggests that cru classified Cairanne AOP 2016 from Domaine Boutinot Rhône will be highly sought after.