The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec Matias Riccitelli is aged in French oak for 12 months before bottling: a unique wine from one of Mendoza's legendary winemaking families. On the nose, it shows black forest fruits, vanilla and chocolate; with smooth, ripe tannins on the palate and a long finish.
Deep purple red in colour and has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a hint of mint and chocolate. A complex wine with smooth ripe tannins and a long finish.
Pedestal Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, from Larry Cherubino, Western Australia shows savoury aromas of pea pods, minerality and citrus. The crunchy acidity is softened by layers of texture, which is due to partial oak fermentation. The palate is intense and focussed, yet soft and immediately drinkable.
Dopff au Moulin Crémant d'Alsace 'Cuvée Julien' Brut NV is a vibrant, fruity traditional method Alsace bubbly, made from an assemblage of Pinot Blanc (50%) and Auxerrois (50%) grapes. It shows citrus aromas, a hint of the tropical, with complex yeasty notes. Its bubbles are persistant, both in the glass and on its dry, refreshing palate.
Groot Constantia Shiraz is an intense, spicy, smoky Shiraz, with a lovely meaty mouth feel and fine tannins. A great partner for rich game dishes, or try with that southern French classic confit de canard.
A luscious blend of three Greek indigenous varietals, where jammy blackberry aromas combine with hints of spice. Perfumed and polished, this smooth, medium bodied wine has bags of mouthwatering, juicy plummy fruit leading to a dry finish and is totally unique.
Groot Constantia Pinotage spent 12 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Aromas of red cherries and dark chocolate, with hints of coffee and toasty oak. Good fruit concentration on the palate; the sweet red fruit flavours are well balanced by ripe yet firm tannins.
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.
Quite a powerful wine with a lot of depth, very pleasant to drink due to its fruit and roundness. The tannins are present but enjoyable as they are well polished and integrated. Black fruit on the nose with a lot of depth, long mouthfeel with spices, some liquorice. Clean, complex and well balanced.
This Shiraz unveils pretty ripe plum flavours, with subtle peppery notes, spice and a supportive line of acid that makes it a great food wine. Vibrant and balanced, this showcases the generosity of flavour and liveliness that Shiraz brings to the palate.
Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with subtle hints of vanilla and toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.
Rich and full with a dense concentrated black Doris plums, blackberries and dark chocolate. A velvet-like texture melts into a aromatic spicy finish with hints of new leather and savoury oak.
A characterful Sauvignon Blanc showcasing a strong mineral intensity, combined with grassy and herbaceous notes. The wonderful volume and texture on the palate is balanced by a refreshing acidity through to the bright, flinty and persistent finish.
A deep, intense and complex example of a Gualtallary Malbec, with the typical aromas of chalk, flint, and mineral tones. Structured and voluminous on the palate with a silky texture, this is poised and direct with a refreshing quality.
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!
Aromas of quince and white figs with hints of yellow peach and mineral notes finishing with subtle oak spices. The palate follows suit with flavours of peach and hints of preserved lemon, the acidity is long and fine and wrapped in a soft texture.
A fresh and aromatic wine with notes of crisp golden delicious apple, peach and floral hints of camomile, complemented by rounder notes of apricot. Captivating, fragrant and dynamic on the palate with a lively, persistent mousse and a long, pleasing finish.
Ruby red colour with purple reflections, intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes of prune, red jam, the spicy scent of vanilla and liquorice. Intense on the palate, full bodied and soft with a long finish.
Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive, complex bouquet with lovely light white peach and fynbos scents. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy, almost petrolly opening. There is an attractive hazelnut seam and a complex, driven finish.
This expressive Viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience.
Saint Clair Block 14 'Doctors Creek' Pinot Noir is a rounded luscious Pinot Noir with a soft full palate and well balanced acidity. Good length of fruit with flavours dominated by redcurrant and cherries, complemented by hints of plums. Oak ageing has lent warm savoury notes to the palate.
Château Ksara Rouge is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, aged in new oak for 12 months. This Lebanese take on a traditional claret assemblage is made to age gracefully. Raspberry, blackcurrant and vanilla aromas make way for a powerful, spicy, leather-tinged palate, of extraordinary length and complexity.
A delicate nose with hints of spice and pineapple. Rich but dry, the palate is packed with tropical fruits. Lovely intensity and rapier-like acidity on the finish.
Crozes Hermitage Terre d'Eclat Domaine de la Ville Rouge is a wonderfully refined, mineral Syrah, from this organically run family estate. 40% of the wine is aged in wood, leaving a wine with vibrant fruit character, intense, ripe Syrah perfume and a grainy, savoury palate with silky tannins. Delicious!
The seductive raspberry nuances of the colour are enticing and lead to fine, fruity aromatics with a round, delicious palate which flourishes with intense notes of red fruits.
Complex nose with smoky, toasty hints. Chocolate, cassis and balsamic notes. Expresses the soils of the Yerri valley.
Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva is a blend of 90% Sangiovese Grosso (Prugnolo Gentile) and 10% Canaiolo Nero. The wine is aged for 2 years in large Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels, before bottling, which gives the wine earthy dark liquorice tones, a smooth palate with lovely weight and an elegant, long...
Château Ksara Chardonnay Cuvee du Pape receives 8 months' ageing à la bourguignonne in new oak. This Chardonnay shows a subtle, almost creamy, character, with spicy flavours and a fine-grained, racy mouth feel. Flavours are of honeyed, peachy fruit.
Deep ruby red in colour. Intense aromas of black fruit and cherries, and a twist of spice from the wood, followed by a mellow rounded palate with elegant tannin balance.
Chateau La Sauvageonne Cuvée Pica Broca is a very fine wine from the Terrasses du Larzac zone of the Coteaux du Languedoc. Old vine Grenache and Syrah grapes are picked when perfectly ripe, with limited yields. The wine is aged for up to 16 months in new oak giving great complexity with aromas of garrigue, brambles and warm earth.
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is Saint Clair's premium wine, and perhaps New Zealand's finest Sauvignon Blanc. Identified as the very best batch of Sauvignon produced this vintage, the wine shows powerful passionfruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit notes with an awesome mineral complexity.
A handmade wine that shows poise, elegance and character, the nose displayings aromas of Granny Smith apples, lemon thyme and mandarin. The palate has finesse, generosity and structure, with flavours of finger lime, blood orange and star fruit.
Pure, sublimely crisp and mineral in style, this wine is fresh and elegant with subtle notes of citrus fruit and white pear. The palate, like the nose shows white fruits and spicy white pepper notes with a savoury note on the 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.
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2016 is a round and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with notes of popcorn, toasted hazelnut and smoky nuances. Nectarine, ripe grapefruit and biscuit notes on the palate lead to a long, elegant finish.
Exotic fruit aromas are enhanced by spicy undertones. Notes of fresh flowers, such as chamomile, freshly picked stoned fruits and candied citron are nicely balanced by a freshness and minerality.
Perfumed fruits of the forest and menthol undertones make this exotic Cabernet sing. It is smooth and rich but with a silky moreish finish.
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.
A complex, elegant wine with a deep ruby hue, Trinità tantalizes the senses with an aromatic bouquet of coffee and spice, which unfolds across the palate with sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Lingering on the palate with fine tannins and a finish reminiscent of plums and oak.
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.