Ocean-breezed Leyda Valley grabs attention with its lively, tangy, herbal style, as does this remarkable price. High-toned aromas of pea shoots, fresh grass and lemon preface intensely flavoured gooseberry, citrus salad and lingering pineapple. Clean, crisp finish begs another sip. Sings with ceviche.
For the number-lovers out there, the ’10 rendition of this wine is a blend of 43% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc and 22% Cab Sauvignon. Mid-weight with supple tannins, there is cherry, plum, vanilla, cocoa and spice in the mix. It is drinking well right now, and it will hold the course for another 3 years.
A lot to like in this bargain wine that sees 12 months of oak. The nose shows rich, ripe currants, cassis, plums, pepper and vanilla. It has ripe tannins and liquorice notes on the palate with a mélange of dark fruits and spice. Fire up the barbecue!
They have now dropped the d’ from Angludet. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, this delightful claret is dense purple in colour with a spicy, cedary, blackcurrant bouquet heightened by a light vanilla-oak note; richly extracted savoury flavours of black plum lifted with a floral grace note finishing with firm tannins. Hold 5 years at least.
Gentle floral and lemon citrus on the nose opening up with generous citrus and ripe, honeyed apple flavours with a touch of honey and lively acidity on the finish.
Zesty wild berry, peppery spice and green herb carry through on the palate with lively wild berry (brambleberry) flavours together with peppery and herbal notes and a light splash of chocolate. Easy to like and a good match for charcuterie, grills and pizza.
Opens up with a volley of cherry, spice, earth, dried rose and liquorice. The palate delivers sweet fruit with a long vanilla and berry-tinged finale. Deep, balanced and refined. Start to drink after 2020 as it is still youthful.