The nose offers cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with an abundance of dark plums and violets with hints of white pepper and dark chocolate. The attack on the palate is rich, generous and intense with the sweet spices and dark berry fruit following through.
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.
Gran selezione is the new top tier of Chianti classico. This Fonterutoli is a remarkable combination of intensity and elegance, this wine displays ripe red berry fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, mocha, Morello cherry and a touch of liqourice alongside a muscular structure, fine tannins, balanced with pleasant acidity and a rich, long finish.
The Steytler Range is the culmination of Kaapzicht`s best wines in exceptional vintages only, forged by tradition and four generations of Steytler passion. A muscular Bordeaux-style blend (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec) that exudes power and concentration.
The Steytler Range is the culmination of Kaapzicht`s best wines in exceptional vintages only, forged by tradition and four generations of Steytler passion. As South Africa’s only truly original grape, Kaapzicht are determined to flaunt Pinotage`s finesse to the world. Fifteen years` maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
The Steytler Range is the culmination of Kaapzicht`s best wines in exceptional vintages only, forged by tradition and four generations of Steytler passion. Power and concentration are immediately evident, within a tightly-woven structure showing lots of promise. Generous cassis and blackberries as well as vanilla and spice from oak.
Claret like in its profile, the wine exhibits richness, texture and a youthful elegance. Wild berry, cassis with spicy notes abound. The tannins are refined, well integrated and suggest the wine has significant ageing potential.
Stylish and balanced, the Vivens is a very refined and multi-nuanced Margaux. Beautiful dark red colour with purple tints. The nose is very expressive, with intense aromas of cassis and blackberries, which are also noticeable in the mid-palate. Ample and round, the body is well structured with polished tannins and delicate layers of oak.
Intense dark cherry color, with a top layer of color. The nose shows attractive aromas of berries, like blackberries, black currant, raspberry, all joined together with the spices from its ageing in barrel.
This iconic Priorat is a terroir-driven wine faithfully representing the soils of Gratallops, giving a wine that is mineral-based, complex, ripe, elegant and soft with a long finish. A superb wine, with volume and depth, but with excellent fruit balance. Fantastic
‘La Colline’ is deep, ruby red in the glass. The nose boasts aromas of plush red fruits and herbal notes. On the palate, this wine is rich and robust with excellent structure. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated which is perfectly balanced with fresh acidity.
This Brunello from the tiny Fossacolle estate is an absolute gem. The estate is situated in Tavernelle in south-central Montalcino. In the glass the wine is a brilliant ruby red, with alluring aromas of very ripe red berries and delicate spices. Full bodied and persistent on the palate, with outstanding minerality.
A deep and powerful Californian Zinfandel, full of bright red fruit. The core of this blend comes from the Cortina Vineyard planted in 1972 in Dry Creek Valley. This site is named after the gravelly loam soils prevalent up and down Dry Creek Valley.
Bruno Giacosa brings forth another stunning nebbiolo with the d'Alba Valmaggiore. Subtle and elegant with notes of red fruit and dried roses. On the palate, the tannins are present, but fine and well-integrated, and the wine showcases excellent freshness and persistence of fruit.
Top Kiwi Pinot "beautifully constructed wine gets a tick in every box. It is seamless, concentrated and teasingly restrained giving just a glimpse of what it will have to offer after bottle development Classy wine with a great future. Score 97 ?????
Stonewell Shiraz – first made in 1987 – has one guiding principle: to be Peter Lehmann’s best Shiraz of vintage. The name Stonewell was chosen in recognition of the high quality Shiraz grapes being grown around Stonewell Road. This limited release Stonewell Shiraz has aromas of dark, plummy fruit, a touch of chocolate and hints of mint.
Deep garnet in colour, this wine has intense and aromas of red fruits such as cherries with vegetal notes and hints of chocolate and coffee. It is full-bodied and concentrated on the palate with a mineral character adding great finesse.
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.
Big body, red colour with garnet reflex, wonderful scent of rose. It’s a really well balanced wine, round, the tannins are never aggressive. Powerful, with great structure, never over-oaked so they try to keep the tipicity of the terroir.
Mendocino magic, with a jewel-like light red colour, haunting floral and strawberry nose, delicate but clear fruit expression on the palate, makes this silky, medium-bodied old-vine Pinot an absolute must-try.
The Tablas Creek Esprit Rouge has intense aromas of wood smoke, black cherry and violet entice the nose. The palate displays Grenache`s juicy red fruit profile, then deepens into notes of cassis, chocolate and liquorice. The finish is concentrated and structured with mouthcoating tannins and a meaty complexity.