The Gimblett Gravels region in Hawkes Bay is known for its unique soil, ideal for the production of premium wines. The Trinity Hills Gimblett Gravels Syrah shows notes of dark berry fruit and crushed black pepper on the nose, with a lifted herbal aromas.
Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Garnacha (40%) and Cariñena (20%) this full bodied wine is intense cherry in colour, with hints of red fruit and light wood balanced with a backbone of minerality. The supple tannins are well integrated, allowing the complex character to unfold on a very long finish.
Deep, black-red in colour, with perfumes of dark cherry, aniseed and blackcurrant on the nose, giving way to good structure on the palate, ripe, silky tannins and a broad, spiced, savoury fruit character. it is spicy and rich to the finish.
Beautiful dark red dress. The nose is powerful with intense notes of juniper, black olives and pepper. In the mouth, it is an explosion of red fruit, with floral and spicy notes, but with a very nice balance combining great freshness, a beautiful complexity, a soft texture and a nice acidity. A wine that has a lot of character.
Savoury and elegant, with aromas of wet earth, clove and savoury notes complemented by vanilla and violet notes. The palate is dense and finely textured. The 2012 vintage will be seen as one of the best the Cape has ever produced!
The Domaine de Breseyme Cotes du Rhone is from Brezeme, one of the smallest vineyard regions in the Southern Rhone. Made from 100% Syrah, this wine displays ripe blue fruit, leathery notes and black pepper spice.
The P`tit Pape is a Northern Rhone style blend, of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre from the Californian Central Coast. Aromas of wild thyme, sagebrush and cranberry lead into a lighter yet lively palate full of chaparral spice, cracked pepper and zesty red fruit. Serve with anything.
A beautiful single vineyard Syrah from Stellenbosch made by star winemaker Reenen Boorman. Very northern Rhone in style with fragrant blue fruit and black pepper spice. Beautifully balanced on the palate with ripe, concentrated fruit, soft tannins and a long savoury finish.
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.
Located at the south west of the appelation, the ‘Lieu Dit‘ lies on exceptional sandy soils which give the Grenache its fine tannins, airy flavours and wonderful acidity which balances its power so well. Deep ruby in colour with a subtle nose of ripe black fruit, soft liquorice, plum and stone fruits. In the mouth, it is racy and elegant.
A small amount of Shiraz is hand-picked every year to make this limited release Sparkling Shiraz. "You could bite into this! It`s dense, black, chocolaty and richly flavoured, the smooth, spreading flavour of it very easy to fall for.
The Bona Fide Pinot Noir is darker and more intense than any other Crystallum Pinot. There are notes of smoked meat, Indian spice and fresh cranberry which are followed by an intense fruit filled mid-palate. The wine has a lovely length and freshness. Enjoy now or this wine would age well over the next 10 years.
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.
A delicious wine from Mt. Difficulty! It’s dominated by cassis, blackcurrant and sweet rose petal notes that sit alongside cassia bark and spice elements in the background. These same sweetly scented blackcurrant characters introduce the wine, followed closely with a touch of pepper bringing warmth.
One of the top wines from Leeuwenkuil, the Heritage Syrah makes powerful statement. The wine has quite a floral nose, with bright red cherries and plum with a dusting of white pepper. The palate is deep and concentrated with a subtle earthiness and leathery hints of pastrami complementing rich dark fruit.
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.
Painted Rock from British Columbia was established by John and Trish Skinner in 2004. The Okanagan is one of the world’s most northerly wine regions with a hot and arid growing season. Aged 18 months on 30% new oak, of which 80% French and 20% American, and 70% second fill French Oak.
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.
The Cornas has complex delicate aromas and a fresh, mouthwatering, acidity. A lovely deep colour with a ripe and spicy nose of fragrant black fruits. The tannins are smooth but structured. Stéphane’s wines have this appealing concentration of fruit, finesse and purity that is profound and mouthfilling.
This is the 3rd vintage of this small lot Malbec. The estate vineyard has just 1 acre of Malbec planted with 2,000 plants. Most of the Malbec is used to create the Red Icon blend. Small lots can only be made in select vintages. Aged in 30% new oak for 18 months.