Another super Stouck (vineyard) wine! This Meritage, which is Merlot dominant, doles out the chocolate, coffee, smoke, cassis, plum, cherry, herbs and baking spice. Full bodied with a concentrated palate and a great finish. Drink over the next 5 years.
A lovely nose of cassis, smoke, black pepper, cocoa, oregano and purple flowers. The same carries over onto the taste buds where there is sweetness to the fruit and a great finale. Medium plus body with subdued tannins makes for an ideal pairing with moussaka or lamb brochettes.
A bright, juicy, brambly nose of raspberries, herbs and light spice notes. This is drinking Franc punctuated by an array of red fruits, underlying herbs and earth with good acidity keeping it lively and fresh through the finish.
Hand harvested from primarily 20-year-old vines, aged 10 months in French oak. Forward notes of vibrant red fruit and herbal hints precede a juicy, well structured, medium-bodied and quite plush palate, with a pleasing savoury streak before a lengthy close.
Shows an expressive nose of cherry, pepper, cassis and a range of spice and earth notes. It has lovely ripe red and dark fruits on the palate with spice, peppercorns, smoke and earthy/savouriness on the finish.
The purest varietal expression delivers aromas of blue and red fruit with smoky and mocha hints, before a medium to full-bodied palate, well structured with a touch of minerality, approachable tannins and juicy acidity, generous mouthfeel with a lengthy fruit driven end.
Deep ruby in colour with a spicy, cedary nose of blackcurrant and cherries with vanilla oak notes and a light floral uptick; medium-bodied, dry, oaky, creamy, sandalwood, plum and currant flavours with a dark chocolate note carried on lively acidity to a firm finish. Drinking well now.