Norton Altura Malbec displays a remarkable intensity of fruit, combining flavours of damsons and mulberries, offset by complex mineral and earthy notes. The medium to full-bodied palate is resplendent with velvety smooth tannins which coat the mouth, alongside a vibrant seam of acidity which runs through to a spicy 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.
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.
Lockwood Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey shows Californian Pinot at its elegant best. Rich, ruby red in colour with the complex aromas of dark cherry, strawberrry and cinnamon spice. On the palate, bright red fruit and a touch of oak coincide with cinnamon for a complex, well structured and deliciously long finish.
Intense aromas of grapefruit and citrus fruits are combined with intriguing undertones of jasmine and elderflower. These sensations come to fruition and linger deliciously on the palate, harmoniously balanced with notable body and the discovery of unsuspected warmth.
Domaine la Rouviole Minervois La Liviniere comes from the unique all-organic cru appellation La Liviniere, within the Languedoc's Minervois appellation. The wine is made from Syrah, aged in oak for 12 months, and Grenache. Its intense aromas of dark fruit, chocolate and herbs develop complex, secondary characteristics with a ripe, velvety mouth-feel.
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 rich and ripe Merlot delivering aromas of sun ripened plum, mocha and dark chocolate enveloped in delicate hints of oak spice, tobacco and cinnamon. The palate of ripe black fruits and subtle oak is framed by firm tannins through to a lingering finish.
The perfect combination of power and finesse, the nose displays an array of orchard fruits combined with toasty French oak notes. The palate mirrors the nose, finishing with lingering fruit, appealing savoury notes and perfectly balanced acidity.
Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva shows intense fruit notes of wild blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry emerge initially on the nose, gradually yielding to more pungent impressions of sage, rosemary, vanilla, and cinnamon. The wine is aged for 2 years in wooden barriques.
Collezione Cinquanta San Marzano is a big and fleshy wine full of chocolate and spice flavours, smooth and very long. A blend of Negroamaro and Primitivo, the wine is ruby red with purple reflections, and has an intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes of prune, vanilla and liqorice.
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.
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.
Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 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.
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!
Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois is a ripe, refined Medoc from one of the best vintages in living memory. This 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot blend is aged in oak casks (40% new) for up to 20 months before bottling.