Darling Cellar`s Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée. A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch.
The Lady symbolises the expressive characters captured by different varieties – the fragrance and richness of Viognier, the finesse of Hárslevelü, the freshness of Sauvignon Blanc, and the enticing texture that Semillon offers. A blend of Viognier 52%, Semillon 21%, Hárslevelü 16% and Sauvignon Blanc 11%.
This Moscato from the team at Vajra is pale yellow, with a delicate fizz which is persistent and creamy. The wine has aromas of stone fruit - apricots and peach - with citrus, followed by herbal notes. The palate is semi-sweet and lightly frothing.
Made by Kevin Judd the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years. This is a refreshing sorbet-like medley of fresh lychee, grapefruit and honeydew melon laced with flinty minerality and finished with an infusion of mandarin and lime zest. A lively, invigorating wine with persistent grapefruit flavours and a steely blackcurrant tang.
For this, Peter Finlayson`s love of innovation led him to blend a classic barrel-fermented portion of Chardonnay with a fruity non-malo unwooded portion. The combination of new French oak coupled with the bright fruit of the unwooded portion presents voluptuous bright flavours of butterscotch, melon and creamy peach.
Purity, vibrancy and harmonious balance result from the careful selection and blending of specific clones grown on clay soils in the cool Elgin Valley. A broad, seductive compote of concentrated black cherries, cranberries and savoury forest floor aspects is supported by dry oak tannins.
Gautheron`s organic wine, Cuvée Emeraude, is made from two tiny parcels of 0.4ha located beside their Vieilles Vignes Chablis plot situated above the slope of Mont de Milieu. The aroma is fragrant with lemon and mineral notes and a hint of hazelnut.
This cool climate Semillon, from Elgin is matured for 10 months in old oak, it’s refreshing and clean with lime green hues with green apples and straw on the nose. The third wine, after her Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc, from this innovative winemaker who hails from the States.
Brilliant ruby red with violet reflections, Bell’Assai offers a fragrant bouquet with intense flowery notes of violets and roses combined with aromas of fresh red fruit (strawberries and raspberries). On the palate it shows great freshness, a perfect harmony between aroma and taste, supported by soft tannins.
Jinzu is the marriage of British gin with the delicate flavour of cherry blossom and yuzu citrus fruit, finished with smooth Japanese sake. The liquid draws on almost 250 years of distilling heritage and expertise to craft a classically British gin with a delightful Japanese twist taking consumers on a flavour journey from west to east.
This gin from the fine, William Chase house is pretty powerful with notes of fleshy pink grapefruit combined with subtle hints of juniper and lime zest. On the palate the beautifully tart grapefruit meets robust juniper and on the finish lovely ripe grapefruit peel comes through. Serve with a slice of pink grapefruit and simple tonic.
The Soutiran Signature Champagne spends 6 years ageing on lees, thus creating a beautifully rich and complex wine. The nose combines aromas of stewed pears, peaches and stone fruits. It has a really fascinating touch of aniseed too.
The Dancing Dragontail is a small understated butterfly native to the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia, the inspiration for Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin. Distilled with a light fresh juniper from Kossovo with a kick of aromatic green cardamom and uplifting citrus notes from pink grapefruit.