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Our Suppliers are Stars

May 3, 2021 Awards

The Harpers Star Awards were announced and our suppliers have come out on top!

Harpers Wine & Spirit has been positioned at the heart of the drinks trade since 1878 and continues today to provide the latest news, trends, insights, analysis and industry-leading opinions.

Our winners:

Bodegas Granbazan – The range of Granbazán wines has a lot of personality. The youngest with their yellow-greenish colour and fresh flavours, and the ripe ones with a sublime balance in the mouth where the fresh acidity gives them an outstanding flavour and the saline aftertaste make them irresistible. Perfect for pairing with fish, seafood, rice, pasta and tapas. Fine, elegant and very balanced.

Granbazan Etiqueta Verde – 4 Stars – On the nose it is intense, aromas of white flesh peach, citrus peel, Orange blossom, fresh Grass and sea breeze. On the palate is powerful and unctuous. Vibrant, freshness and elegance, followed by its characteristic saline finish.

Granbazan Etiquerta Amber – 4 Stars – With a high aromatic intensity, the nose is dominated by tropical notes such as litchi, passion fruit and guava, framed by the variety’s characteristic citric and floral profile. In the palate it is an explosion of flavours where acidity and salinity are the protagonists. Unique is its smoothness and persistent finish.

Granbazan Limousin – 4 Stars – On the nose, very complex, white flowers, stone fruit with hints of apricot and aromas from the delicate aging: roasted, vanilla and smoked aromas very subtle to respect the expression of the variety. The palate is unctuous, fresh, with a dry finish, a spicy touch, and very long persistence.

Granbazan Don Alvaro De Bazan – 5 Stars – The nose is very complex and elegant, stand out the flower, mimosa, acacia, white fruits, stone fruits, toffee, fine lees, held on a maritime spine. The palate is fresh, with lots of dimension, citrus, floral, long aftertaste and balanced.

 

Susana Balbo – “The creation of my wines at Susana Balbo Wines is to me the maximum achievement as a winemaker, product of all my efforts and many years of hard work. I could say that the winery is like my third child, a dream come true.” Susana.

Crios Malbec – 3 Stars – A fresh, pure expression of the varietal, with aromas of violets, cherries, mocha and spice. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity complement perfectly with ripe fruit flavours, while a subtle hint of oak adds complexity.

Crios Torrontes – 4 Stars – Crisp refreshing and aromatic, with its, passion fruit, lychee and white flowers. Lively acidity a hint of creaminess and a long mineral finish add depth and balance to the palate.

 

Bodegas Campillo – At Bodegas Campillo the vineyard and the winery comprise an indissoluble union: a winery open to a great vineyard; or an exceptional vineyard from which a great winery arises. Bodegas Campillo is one of the few examples of the Château model in Rioja. Surrounded by 50 hectares of vineyards and sheltered by the Sierra Cantabria, Bodegas Campillo is located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, in the medieval town of Laguardia.

Campillo 57 Gran Reserva- 4 Stars – On the nose ,complex aromas where the primary aroma of red fruit jam, liquorice and tertiary notes of pepper, nutmeg, fennel and roasted from its aging in French oak, all wrapped by a sensation of chocolate and vanilla. Extremely well-balanced palate, kind and sweet-toothed with a great gustatory variety already detected in the aroma. Full, fleshy and long-lasting aftertaste.