Amber with terracotta tints. Fine and complex nose of dried fruits, walnuts, dried currants, honey with a hint of spice. Powerful and rich, with aromas of bitter oranges and wild apricots. An astonishing wine with an exceptional length and a praline aromas finish.
Lovely lifted aromas of violets and sweet blackberry jam on the nose are followed by an intense and complex palate of ripe blackberry and cherry fruit with vanilla and coffee notes. Fine velvety tannins marry to create a soft and structured palate that has a long, flavoursome finish.
Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 was aged in French and Slovenian oak for more than a year, to give complex aromas of cherry and vanilla spice. Made from 80% Sangiovese, with 20% Canaiolo and other red grape varieties.
Domaine Rene Monnier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 is a full-bodied, ripe berry-scented Pinot Noir from this Meursault estate. The wine is aged in barriques (40% new) for up to 16 months, to add softness and complexity.
Classic Barossa blend of grenache, mataró and shiraz, aged in seasoned oak barrels, delicious drinking today but is a wine that will continue to improve over the medium term. Detailed aromas of dark blackberries and plums, Asian spices, veal jus, pepper, earth and mocha oak.
Aromatic blackcurrant notes are interwoven with traces of smoke and dried herbs. A medium bodied composition dominated by characters of juicy cassis, raspberry and blueberry fruit. Beautifully textured with silky tannins and a seamlessly long finish.
A wonderfully poised wine showing aromas of perfumed floral notes, cassis and blackberry briary fruits complemented by an attractive earthiness. The berried fruits are framed by well integrated and savoury tannins through to an exquisite finish.
Aromatic pink grapefruit, green apple, floral notes and a lift of tropical guava are held together by a loosely woven framework of zippy acidity. A wine of depth and complexity with a light, creamy texture and a lively, mineral finish.
Opulent aromas of rich, bright red fruits are supported by a core of classic Clare Valley spice. Beautifully structured with fine savoury tannins and terrific length of vibrant fruit on the palate. Not your typical Clare Valley Shiraz!
Lifted floral aromatics are accompanied by notes of pear and lime. This Assyrtiko shows great flavour concentration, with a flinty streak of minerality running through its core. Lively and crisp with an endless finish.
Red and black fruits are seasoned with pepper and spice, the light to medium-bodied palate vibrantly fresh, the tannins fine.
Primitivo di Manduria Riserva '62 Anniversario' from San Marzano is a single varietal Primitivo, from a small vineyard parcel in the heart of the superior Manduria DOC. A densely flavoured and fleshy wine with hints of prunes and chocolate covered black cherry combined with fresh herbs, quite delicious.
Deep in colour, this velvety rich wine has aromas of black cherry jam, soft ripe fruits and a hint of spice. Full bodied and powerful, yet balanced, it is rich in fine tannins, with a pleasantly long lasting finish.
Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko Santorini White 2017 is like a ripe Chablis: full, lemony and mineral, with fine acidity and a lingering finish. Made with the ancient native Assyrtiko grape, this wine is from extremely old vines. The wine is unoaked to retain its crispness and purity of flavour.
Domaine Courbis Saint Joseph Rouge 2015 is one of the finest Saint-Josephs in existence. It is a deep, intense wine is a wonderful expression of the perfumed, spicy Syrah grape when grown in the best vineyard sites. Its velvety palate bursts with ripe plum and bramble flavours.
Stoan Alto Adige 2016 Cantina Tramin is an idiosyncratic oak fermented and aged blend of 65% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Pinot Bianco and 5% Gewurztraminer. The result is a wine that shows rich golden apple, quince and lime aromas, with a medium body and fresh, complex flavours.
The bouquet is floral and fruit driven with citrus and stone fruit aromas. The palate has rich stone fruit flavours, good texture and a persistent long finish.
Schloss Johannisberger Gelblack Riesling Qba 'Yellow Seal' is a delicate, off-dry Riesling with citrus, mineral and subtly tropical flavours. A delicious partner for pork, duck or exotic dishes.
Domaine Saint Damien Gigondas is a delicious oak-aged blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre, made at this family estate in the small hamlet of La Baumette just outside the town of Gigondas. The flavours are of ripe, concentrated plum and cinnamon spice; the wine has a fantastic, rich mid-palate which expands onto an exceptional finish.
With depth on the nose, the Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve has melon but also peach, and minerality from the complex granite soils found in the Hishiyama district. The remarkable freshness and elegance of the Koshu is present but with a crisp length with gorgeous mouth watering acidity - this leans towards a classy Albariño or Cru Chablis.
Semeli Thea Mantinia is a Moschofilero from a single 25-year-old vineyard at an altitude of 650m in the heart of the Mantinia region. Complex aromas of herbs, ripe dried fruit, such as papaya and mango, lead while on the palate the full body and crisp freshness dominate.
Nadine Ferrand makes this pure, unoaked Pouilly-Fuissé from a 3 hectare parcel of 50 year-old vines. Fresh, ripe lemon and honeysuckle flavours make this a delicate, complex blend.
Pierre Naigeon Hautes Cotes de Nuits La Riotte 2016 is a fresh, red fruit-scented red burgundy from vineyards in the wild hills above Burgundy's Cote d'Or. From a Gevrey-Chambertin-based wine making family, Pierre makes this wine is a lighter, earlier drinking style, which is nevertheless aged in oak for 14 months before bottling, to add richness and...
Perez Cruz Chaski Petit Verdot 2014 is made from the fascinating Bordeaux Petit Verdot varietal, aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. It shows complex red fruits, herbs and black pepper aromas, with a well-structured yet soft, earthy palate.
Tenuta di Castiglioni 2016 is an extraordinary Super-Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. A wine of brilliant clarity with bright red fruit notes, layered with spicy hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, roast cocoa and hazelnut. The palate is warm, with balsamic, spicy notes, cherry and coffee flavours.
A delicately floral bouquet with ripe yellow fruits leads to a rich and balanced palate of exotic fresh fruits. Well structured with a vibrant depth of flavour, this is an easy drinking style.
A clean, bright and vibrant wine beautifully showcasing the varietal characteristics of jasmine and orange blossom, with underlying notes of apricot and peach. Fresh and vivacious on the palate yet harmoniously balanced, it offers a long, smooth and persistent finish.
Aromas of ripe dark forest fruits are complemented by hints of cedar and dark roasted coffee oak. Rich, with a velvety structure and fine grained silky tannins; this is a delicious full-bodied Pinot Noir.
A lean, dry Chablis with delicate floral aromas and a bold, powerful palate with mineral overtones.
Pietraregia dell Ammiraglia Morellino di Scansano Riserva, from the Marchesi de Frescobaldi, is the very quintessence of oak aged Tuscan Sangiovese: hints of bramble, blackcurrant and plum on the nose, accompanied by notes of violet and balsamic hints. Intense, soft and well-balanced on the palate; the finish is spicy, with touches of pepper.
Berton Vineyard High Eden Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet is an intense, firmly structured Shiraz that can be cellared for more than a decade. It it rich and full-flavoured, with well-integrated oak that shows lovely black cherry, chocolate and white pepper flavours. With age, hints of liquorice and cigar box spice will emerge.
Crimson red in colour with delicate purple tints, this wine reveals aromas of very ripe red fruits and wild berries on the nose. The full and rounded palate is well-balanced, showing jammy blackcurrant and blackberry, backed by distinctive woody notes and a long, elegant finish.
Lovely aromas of red and green apples, together with a touch of spice. Notes of ripe pineapple and white pepper lead to a mineral, spicy and harmonious palate with a long, creamy finish.
Highly aromatic and intense on the nose with pure notes of passion fruit and fig tree leaves leading to an equally intense palate with opulent fruit and a very long, persistent finish.
A refined and elegant Chianti Classico that delivers floral aromas along with fruity notes of wild blackberry, raspberry and cherry. Complex nuances of eucalyptus, thyme, graphite and spicy pink pepper lead to the rich, velvety palate. Intense and persistent, with a pleasant walnut note on the finish.
Umberto Cesari Liano Sangiovese Cabernet Rubicone 2015 is aged for 18 months in barriques, the wine is a complex mix of herbs, spices, and ripe dark fruit; with a wonderfully structured palate, this is a wine that will further improve with a few years' age.
Fragrant aromas of maraschino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Undertones of vanilla and anise on the palate enhance the rich juicy black fruit flavours. This wine is full bodied and well balanced with soft structured tannins.
Elegant aromas of cherry, blackberry, cassis and sweet spice can be found on the palate. This wine also has a soft, round texture, well integrated tannins and good length.
Les Allées de Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2012 is the second wine of classed growth Château Cantemerle. Made from the château's younger vines, this second wine is vinified with as much care as its bigger brother. Made to be drunk in the first 10 years, the wine brings together flavours of red and black berries, with complex spices and...
Lively and intense with a delicate and persistent mousse, refreshing notes of lime and lemon combine with floral nuances, honey and a touch of mint on the palate. This champagne blossoms with complexity and finesse.
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