Surprisingly elegant varietal bouquet reveals delicate rose petal perfume and a pinch of white pepper. Characteristic apricot flavour is appealingly light with gentle smoothness and unobtrusive acidity. Sterling value.
Of all the ’14 Rare Vintage reds, this is my favourite. Ripe, the style leans more to the Rhône model with a bouquet of cassis, violets, black pepper, oregano and hickory. Excellent density and aftertaste with enough structure to take it until 2022.
The Bosc family has a proud history when it comes to Riesling. Their oldest Riesling vineyard was planted in 1978. From this block they make their Old Vines Riesling. The 2013 vintage is very pale in colour with a lime tint; the nose shows those characteristic citrus and petrol notes. The wine is off-dry with honeyed grapefruit flavours and good length.
Shows deep gold/straw colour from bottle development, with softly scented green apple and floral notes on the nose. Pure green apple and mineral flavours backed by bright acidity accurately reflect the simple elegance of cool Burgundian terroir.
Characteristic dark berry and plum with a whiff of mint and light earthiness on the nose. Rather fruit-forward flavours contrast with firm tannins on the dry finish. Straightforward, well made wine.
This 15% Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, lush and velvety. It offers wall-to-wall dark raspberry, blackberry, plum, cassis and chocolate flavours. It is quite flattering right now, but it has the stuffing to go another 5 to 6 years.