As 2015 dawns as a new and exciting year, full of changes and promise, we at J&C Kenny have been reflecting on an outstanding year in 2014.
A number of our wines have won awards and special features and we wanted to take this opportunity to present our customers with an overview of our award winning wines from 2014.
Ayni by Chakana won the Best Red award in Food & Wine Magazines Christmas Wine special. Described by David Whelehan (TV3 Wine Expert) as a ‘big, rich, velvety red with lots of grip’ and Raymond Blake (editor Food & Wine Magazine) labelling it as ‘intense and concentrated’.
Caballo Loco No 15 from Valdivieso came a very close second in the Best Red category in the same issue. Anne-Marie Duignan (Sommelier, Exchequer Wine Bar) calling it ‘full-bodied and very smooth with great length’ and David Whelehan describing it as being ‘very well made’. It was an extreme honour for us to have not one but two of our wines receiving such outstanding reviews and topping the class with the tough critics at Food & Wine.
Our wines also featured strongly in Liam Campbell’s weekly column in the Irish Independent.
On the 8th of Nov, the Valdivieso Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc was awarded Wine of the Week. It was awarded for its ‘delicious, spiced berry palate and peppery finish’.
J&C Kenny featured again on the 29th of November, with Liam Campbell describing our Moillard Bourgogne Chardonnay as ‘classy and zesty’.
And 2014 ended with a bang with Liam Campbell once again choosing us for his top spot ‘Wine of the Week’ honour. This time our Can Petit Estate Brut Cava was crowned King of the Sparklers for his New Year’s feature and he sang it’s praises for its ‘lemony freshness’.
All in all, it has been a highly rewarding year for our wines and the quality we work so hard to bring to our customers is now being rewarded with excellent reviews, awards and special mentions by the country’s top critics.
All of us here at J&C Kenny are hoping that 2015 will lead to even more exciting opportunities and accolades for our quality wine portfolio.