Another stunning Shiraz from Rory Lane. Clean, grapey tannins, ironstone earthen, and at the same time spicy and structured. Layers are apparent at this early stage, but will age very harmoniously. Unfined and unfiltered.
The Orzada Camenere from Odfjell is a rich dark red in colour. The wine is intense and complex on the nose, with spices and ripe red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, and plums mixed with aromas of blackberries and anise. The palate is juicy and powerful with velvety-soft tannins and a long finish. It`s big and delicious!
This punchy little Bordeaux wine from Chateau Tour de Sarrail, is made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The predominence of Merlot create a medium-bodied wine with a surprisingly elegant aroma. Blackberry fruit is dominant, and the minerals and sweet oak spice come through on the palate.
Freemark Abbey Sycamore Cabernet was rated 94 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate. This is their review "The brilliant 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyard, is a blend of 85.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged 28 months in barrel.
William Downie has made 100% Petite Verdot wine, which is certified biodynamic and vegan. The resulting wine has a deep colour, dark berry fruit aromas on the nose that are ripe and intense with ink and violets. Ripe, fleshy fruit on the palate is nicely supported by rustic tannins. Unusual and delicious.
Restrained, yet with intent and subtle power, these vineyards exhibit high levels of rotundone; producing piercing black pepper, powdery tannins complete with rich textures and prodigious breadth of black-orientated fruit.
The Chocolate Block is finally here. You asked for it so we got it! This new vintage has a beautiful deep red colour with aromas of dark black fruits with a hint of raspberry and chocolate. All this follows through on the palate. It`s dry, fruity with present but ripe tanins. Is it worth all the fuss? Hell yes!
From the famous Petra house this brilliant value `Super Tuscan` is bright ruby red in colour. The bouquet is full of red fruit, with hints of black cherry and blueberry. The wine has excellent balance and length with a tangy finish of blackberry and dried fruit. A real Tuscan treat!
The superb Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas is made by Laurent Brechet from his 26 hectare estate close to the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. As at Vaudieu, the wine has freshness yet richness. Laurent has identified three different terroirs which add to the potential for different ripeness levels and fruit characters.
This Shiraz has intense red and black cherry fruits that dominate the palate, heightened by the growing presence of blue florals and pepper spice. The tannins are chewy, which is just what you want from this kind of wine, with subtle oak and fine acidity on the finish which carry the wine to achieve amazing length and balance.
This medium to full bodied wine has aromas of bergamot, tobacco and dark fruits. The palate is structured, with firm, grainy tannins, spices and herbs, and fresh dark fruits. The finish is dry, layered and long.
Beautiful, elegant Northern Rhone with aromas of violets, pepper, forest fruits and grilled bacon. Quality red that doesn`t knock you over the head. Seduces rather than overpowers. Predominantly Syrah with a tiny amount ( 4%) of fragrant Viognier added for aromatic lift which is traditional practice for the appellation.
Rare, exclusive and high quality, this is the red blend from the cult T- Oinos estate on Tinos the Volcanic Greek Island in the Cyclades. usually only seen in top Michelin starred restaurants. A blend of Avgoustiatis and Mavrotragano, it`s a warm generous spicey red with great depth and food-ability.
A very inviting South African Pinotage and a good example of this much questioned grape variety, the `bastard son of Pinot Noir`.... Very fragrant with a a light touch of purple and black fruits on the nose with a hint of pleasant cough syrup thrown in. With it`s spicy notes and grip it`s a perfect match for that mid week Chilli con Carne!
Four generations of the Roche family have worked the vineyards at Château Croze de Pys, cultivating the local variety `Cot` (Malbec). A modern approach to a very traditional wine ensures a supple, balanced wine with red berry fruit and a touch of oak spice rather than the black tannic wines of yesteryear.
This exceptional red wine from Touraine is made from 30 year old Cabernet Franc vines grown on gravel soils in a warm micro-climate. It has been aged on the lees in Burgundy casks for a year to bring roundness and subtlety. The colour is an unexpectedly deep purple, and the bouquet combines black fruits and spice.
This Aglianico is organic and widely reputed to be one of the best grape varieties to come out of Southern Italy. This lovely wine displays notes of cherry, herbs and tar. 20% of the wine has been aged in oak barriques which helps to add an extra layer of complexity.
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine is full bodied showing notes of blackberry, leather and anise. It ends with a lovely dry finish.
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine shows notes ripe, red fruits, hints of black olives along with menthol. Finishes with a lovely soft mouthfeel.