This one boasts emphatically aromatic musky floral, citrusy and tropical fruit notes. Very concentrated citrus and secondary tropical fruit flavours, subtle buttery vanillin and grippy mineral on the finish.
Brimming with black and blue fruit, mulberry and smoky notes, the plush palate is layered and juicy with textbook pepper, well-integrated tannins, carefully managed oak, suppleness and good length.
If you think Pinot Grigio can be a bit flabby and uninteresting, try this one from Trentino. It is loaded with concentrated citrus and green fruit with subtle nutty overtones buttressed by solid minerality and vibrant acidity. Pinot Grigio as it should be.
Assertive and peated (which is relatively uncommon for an Irish whiskey) with aromas of baked goods like banana bread and hot cross buns wrapped in sweet peat. Nutty, smooth, smoky and long in the mouth. Makes a surprising Old Fashioned.
Here is a fruit-driven Pinot Noir, with dark cherry, blackberry and plum fruit meshing with vanilla, cocoa and spice from some new barrel-aging. Lengthy, supple tannins and medium acidity round everything out.
Black plum-red. Nose of blackberries, vanilla and smoke. Blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, resulting in a full-bodied yet interesting fruit bomb, mouth-watering and so concentrated it is almost sweet. Makes you “wish they all could be California…” wines. Will last till 2020.
A bargain Cabernet Sauvignon! It hits the palate right away with dark fruit flavours of plum, cherry and blueberry. This is followed by mint, cocoa, spice and purple flowers. Texturally, it is round, with unobtrusive tannins. Excellent length and ready to be drunk over the next 5 years.